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John Moyle Memorial Field Day

John Moyle Memorial Field Day

Contest Manager

Denis Johnstone VK4AE / VK3ZUX
vk4ae@wia.org.au
Phone : (07) 4723 4229

Contest Introduction

Welcome to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day.

The WIA and the Contest Committee would like to thank all participants who took part in 2017 and especially those who are submitting their logs as an entry for the contest.

The next Field Day will be held over the weekend of the 17th-18th March 2018 and will run from UTC 0100 on the Saturday to 0059 on the Sunday.

The contest rules will remained modified to ensure more logs are submitted, by requiring that if any station works the same station a total of more than 10 times on any band or on any mode then the logs from both station should be submitted to verify those contacts.

Aim Of The Contest

The aim is to encourage and provide familiarisation with portable and field operation, and provide training for emergency situations. The rules are therefore specifically designed and focussed to encourage field operations.

This Years Winners

The contest for this year has been held and entries have now closed.

A total 160 Logs were submitted. There were 79 Portable and 81 Home station logs.

During and after the contest, as logs were submitted and receipted, the list of logs was displayed on this website. In addition, a verification e-mail was sent to all entrants confirming receipt of their log. In this way, any entrant can verify if their log has been received.

There was an almost complete stop in logs being received for the last two weeks, this was likely due to the WIA e-mail system as more than 20 entries were received other than via the WIA system after they contacted me directly. Please phone me if your log was rejected by the WIA mail system.

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If your call does not appear on this list – then your log has not been received.

VK1 (4) AT, HW, MT, MTS

VK2 (46) ACD, AGC, ARL, ASE, AWJ, BFC, BBQ, BBR, BV, CLR, EWC, FAAD, FAHO, FDJB

VK2 FMYL, FRKO, HBG, HBQ, IE, IUW, JCC, KDP, KS, LE, MTM, ND, NP, PN, PR, QJ, QN

VK2 RR, RT, SCJ, SF, SVN, TTL, VOL, WDD, WG, WJ, XIC, ZCN, ZMT, ZZ, G3WJG/VK2

VK3 (31) ASU, AV, AXH, BEZ, BSP, CG, CMZ, CWF, DIP, ER, FCEK, FIX, FRAB, FMPW, KQ

VK3 KRD, KTO, MEG, MY, ND, PZ, SG, SIM, TNL, VLY, WF, WND, XCI, YE, YVG, ZIB

VK4 (21) ADC, BRC, CHB, FNQT, FPDG, GYM, HG, IAA, IZ

VK4 JAZ, JRO, NDX, OE, PB, PDX, PLY, PQ, QD, SC, WID, WIT

VK5 (29) AFZ, AR, ARC, BAR, CZ, DC, DP, DT, FAJH, FANA, FBAA, FFAU

VK5 GR, JGM, KDK, KK, KX, LA, LOL, LZ, MH, MTM, NAQ, PAS, SR, TE, WTF, YX, ZT

VK6 (18) AHR, ARN, FBJW, FMTG, KCH, KQ, MAB, MM

VK6 NC, PCB, VAX, VP, WK, XL, ZIC, ZKO, ZLT, ZMS

VK7 (7) DW, FREU, JGD, LTD, PC, TW, VH

VK8 (1) DA

VK9 (1) VKL.

P2 No Entries Received.

ZL (2) 2GVA, 3VZ

The President's Cup was awarded this year to the highest score by a WIA affiliated club Station in any category and the award this year went to VK3ER.

24 Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator

VK3YVG - Multi Operator, All Mode, All Bands, with 186 contacts and a score of 1,278 points.
VK3ER - Multi Operator, Phone Only, All Bands, with 752 contacts and a score of 6,860 points.
VK3KQ - Multi Operator, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 259 contacts and a score of 3,424 points.
VK4IZ- Multi Operator, Phone Only, HF Bands, with 577 contacts and a score of 1,150 points.

24 Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator

VK5GR – Single Operator, All Mode, HF Bands, with 271 contacts and a score of 542 points.
VK2IO - Single Operator, Digital Mode, All Band, with 10 contacts and a score of 20 points.
VK2FAAD - Single Operator, Phone Only, All Bands, with 155 contacts and a score of 1,635 points.
VK2QJ - Single Operator, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 177 contacts and a score of 2,669 points.
VK2RR- Single Operator, Phone only, HF Bands, with 726 contacts and a score of 1,436 points.

Six Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator

VK2BV - Multi Operator All Mode, All Bands, with 165 contacts and a score of 382 points.
VK4GYM - Multi Operator All Mode, HF Bands, with 78 contacts and a score of 170 points.
VK2CLR - Multi Operator Phone Only, All Bands, with 171 contacts and a score of 761 points.
VK5SR - Multi Operator Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 22 contacts and a score of 519 points.
VK2SF - Multi Operator Phone Only, HF Bands, with 99 contacts and a score of 198 points.

Six Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator

ZL3VZ- Single Operator, All Mode, HF Bands, with 93 contacts and a score of 194 points.
VK1AT - Single Operator, Phone Only, All Bands, with 31 contacts and a score of 352 points.
VK5ZT - Single Operator, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 44 contacts and a score of 466 points.
VK5PAS - Single Operator, Phone Only, HF Bands, with 241 contacts and a score of 482 points.

Home Station – 24 Hour

VK2ARL - Home Station, All Modes, All Bands with 27 contacts and a score of 128 points.
VK2AGC - Home Station, All Modes, VHF Bands with 98 contacts and a score of 590 points.
VK2IUW - Home Station, All Modes, HF Bands, with 305 contacts and a score of 499 points.
VK2ACD - Home Station, Phone Only, All Bands, with 286 contacts and a score of 604 points.
VK3MY - Home Station, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 213 contacts and a score of 885 points.
VK3SIM - Home Station, Phone Only, HF Bands, with 375 contacts and a score of 544 points.

Home Station - 6 Hour

VK3MEG – Home Station, All Modes, HF Bands with 12 contacts and a score of 27 Points.
VK4ADC – Home Station, Phone Only, All Bands with 144 contacts and a score of 352 points.
VK3CWF – Home Station, Phone Only, VHF Bands with 23 contacts and a score of 104 points.
VK2PR – Home Station, Phone Only, HF Bands with 237 contacts and a score of 336 points.
VK2PN – Home Station, CW Only, HF Bands with 9 contacts and a score of 36 Points

Previous Years Winners

The contest for 2016 was held and 154 Logs were received.

The logs consisted of 82 Portable Stations and 72 Home Stations.

The winners in the various categories for 2016 are as follows: -

The President's Cup was awarded in 2016 to the highest score by a WIA affiliated club Station in any category and the award this year went to VK5LZ.

24 Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator

VK5LZ - Multi Operator, All Mode, All Bands, with 587 contacts and a score of 10,675 points.
VK2WG - Multi Operator, Phone Only, All Bands, with 415 contacts and a score of 2,190 points.
VK4IZ - Multi Operator, All Mode, HF Bands, with 616 contacts and a score of 1,484 points.
VK4WID- Multi Operator, Phone only, HF Bands, with 528 contacts and a score of 1,056 points.

24 Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator

VK2IO - Single Operator, All Mode, All Band, with 215 contacts and a score of 474 points.
VK5ZT - Single Operator, All Mode, VHF Bands, with 269 contacts and a score of 4,917 points.
VK4BZ - Single Operator, All Mode, HF Bands, with 98 contacts and a score of 218 points.
VK5KBJ - Single Operator, Phone Only, All Band, with 196 contacts and a score of 1,912 points.
VK2JUB - Single Operator, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 204 contacts and a score of 3,742 points.
VK2RP- Single Operator, Phone only, HF Bands, with 676 contacts and a score of 1,346 points.

Six Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator

VK4GYM - Multi Operator All Mode, All Bands, with 89 contacts and a score of 221 points.
VK2BV - Multi Operator All Mode, HF Bands, with 142 contacts and a score of 284 points.
VK3SAT - Multi Operator Phone Only, All Bands, with 171 contacts and a score of 761 points.
VK3BEZ - Multi Operator Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 31 contacts and a score of 310 points.
VK5GRC - Multi Operator Phone Only, HF Bands, with 241 contacts and a score of 482 points.

Six Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator

VK4SN- Single Operator, All Mode, HF Bands, with 75 contacts and a score of 135 points.
VK1AT - Single Operator, Phone Only, All Bands, with 48 contacts and a score of 531 points.
VK3VL - Single Operator, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 7 contacts and a score of 28 points.
VK5PAS - Single Operator, Phone Only, HF Bands, with 229 contacts and a score of 458 points.
VK2PN - Single Operator, CW, HF, with 11 contacts and a score of 44 points.

Home Station – 24 Hour

VK2ACD - Home Station, All Modes, All Bands with 167 contacts and a score of 417 points.
VK7GN - Home Station, All Modes, HF Bands with 143 contacts and a score of 240 points.
VK2GDG - Home Station, Phone Only, All Bands, with 123 contacts and a score of 676 points.
VK2ELH - Home Station, Phone Only, VHF Bands, with 207 contacts and a score of 875 points.
VK3SIM - Home Station, Phone Only, HF Bands, with 492 contacts and a score of 714 points.

Home Station - 6 Hour

VK6FBLJ - Home Station, All Modes, All Bands with 7 contacts and a score of 28 points.
VK4ADC- Home Station, Phone Only, All Bands with 134 contacts and a score of 374 points.
VK2YAC- Home Station, Phone Only, VHF Bands with 2 contacts and a score of 8 points.
VK2PR - Home Station, Phone Only, HF Bands with 268 contacts and a score of 394 points.


In 2016 a total of 154 logs were submitted from 82 Portable Stations and 72 Home Stations.

In 2015 a total of 184 logs were submitted from 94 Portable Stations and 90 Home Stations.

In 2014 a total of 179 logs were submitted from 88 portable stations and 91 home stations.

In 2013 a total of 110 logs were submitted from 67 portable stations and 44 home stations.

In 2012 a total of 140 logs were submitted from 77 portable stations and 63 home stations.

In 2011 a total of 129 logs were submitted from 84 portable stations and 46 home stations.

In 2010 a total of 122 logs were submitted from 73 portable stations and 49 home stations.

In 2009 a total of 123 logs were submitted from 63 portable stations and 60 home stations.

In 2008 a total of 104 logs were submitted from 60 portable stations and 44 home stations.

In 2007 a total of 76 logs were submitted from 58 portable stations and 18 home stations.

In 2006 a total of 75 logs were submitted from 57 portable stations and 18 home stations.

In 2005 a total of 67 logs were submitted from 46 portable stations and 21 home stations.

In 2004 a total of 68 logs were submitted from 48 portable stations and 20 home stations.

Full Results for 2016 are available via link below and full details of previous year's results are freely available for download as a PDF by clicking on any of the links below.

Full details of previous results are freely available for download as a PDF by clicking on any of the links below.

Contest History

The contest is run each year in memory of the late John Moyle who was a long term editor of the Wireless Weekly, (later Radio & Hobbies - later Radio Television & Hobbies) from 1947 until his untimely death in 1960.

He served in the RAAF with distinction and was responsible for a number of innovative solutions to keeping radio and radar equipment working under difficult wartime and working conditions.

The WIA decided that a suitable long term memorial to John Moyle would be a Field Day with a focus on portable or field operation. The contest has been conducted annually ever since.

The rules of the contest have gradually changed over time and are still revised regularly.
The contest is still for portable or field operators, though Home stations can of course take part using a different scoring system.

Though Multiple Operators and club stations are actively encouraged to take part in the contest they are not competing against the single operator stations and in effect there are two separate contests run at the same time. Hence single operator stations take part in their own contest against other single operators.

Upcoming Contest Date & Time

The next Field Day will be held over the weekend of the 17th-18th March 2018 and will run from UTC 0100 on the Saturday to 0059 on the Sunday.

Contest Rules

The contest is open to all VK, ZL and P2 stations. All other stations are welcome to participate, but can only claim points for contacts with VK, ZL and P2 stations. All VK, ZL and P2 stations can claim points for all contacts, with any station in the world, as long as valid serial numbers are exchanged. 00

Single operator portable entries shall consist of ONE choice from each of the following (e.g. 6 hour, phone, VHF/UHF):
a 24 or 6 hour;
b Phone, CW, Digital or All modes;
c HF, VHF/UHF or All Bands.

Multi-operator portable entries shall consist of ONE choice from each of the following (e.g. 24 hour, phone, VHF/UHF):
a 24 or 6 hour;
b Phone, CW, Digital, or All modes;
c HF, VHF/UHF or All Bands.

Home entries shall consist of ONE choice from each of the following (e.g. 24 hour, phone, VHF/UHF):
a 24 or 6 hour;
b All modes;
c HF, VHF/UHF or All Bands.

Multi operator stations are not permitted in the Home Category.

If any Station works the same station more than 10 times on any band, or using any mode, they should submit their own log to verify those contacts for the other station.

Definitions

1) A portable station comprises field equipment operating from a power source, e.g. batteries, portable generator, solar power, wind power, independent of any permanent facilities, and which is not the normal location of any amateur station.

2) All equipment comprising the portable station must be located within an 800m diameter circle.
3) A single operator station is where one person performs all operating, logging, and spotting functions.

4) A single operator may only use a call-sign of which he/she is the official holder. A single operator may not use a call-sign belonging to any group, club or organisation for which he/she has been sponsored except as part of a multi-operator entry.

5) A multi-operator station is where more than one person operates, checks for duplicates, keeps the log, performs spotting, etc.

6) A multi-operator station may use only one call sign for the duration of the contest.

7) Multi-operator stations may only use one transmitter on each band at any one time, regardless of the mode in use.

8) Multi-operator stations must use a separate log for each band.

9) Logs submitted electronically can use a separate Excel worksheet for each band linked to a summary sheet. A typical example is shown at http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/johnmoyle, which can be copied and adapted for the individual use of either a single or a multi-operator station. Alternative electronic logging program can also be used such as VKCL and the print output file from this program is also acceptable.

10) A station operated by a club, group, or organisation will be considered to be multi-operator by default.

11) None of the portable field equipment may be erected on the site earlier than 28 hours before the beginning of the contest.

12) Single operator stations may receive moderate assistance prior to and during the contest, except for operating, logging and spotting. The practice of clubs or groups providing massive logistic support to a single operator is, however, totally against the spirit of the contest. Offenders will be disqualified, and at the discretion of the WIA, may be banned from further participation in contests for a period of up to 3 years.

13) Phone includes SSB, AM, FM and Simplex D Star.

14) CW means Morse code. CW includes hand and computer generated. Fully automatic operation is absolutely not permitted. CW contacts will score 4 points for HF. For VHF/UHF CW will score 4 points plus the distance points.

15) Digital modes include any other mode other than the above (Rules 13 and 14), such as RTTY, Packet, PSK31 etc, and may be used in the contest, but if they are, they shall be classed as Digital. Digital contacts will score points at the same rate as Phone. Another station may be worked only once per period on any digital mode: i.e. you cannot work them on RTTY, then on Packet, then on PSK31 - only one digital contact, regardless of mode, per period (see rule 19).

16) All Modes can also include ATV operation and will be classed as Digital for scoring.

17) All amateur bands may be used except 10, 18 and 24 MHz. VHF/UHF means all amateur bands above 30 MHz. Note: On 50 MHz, the region below 50.150 has been declared a contest free zone, and contest CQ's and exchanges may only take place above this frequency. Stations violating this rule may be disqualified.

18) Cross-band, cross-mode and contacts made via repeaters or satellites are not permitted for contest credit. However, repeaters may be used to arrange a contact on another frequency where the repeater is not used for the scoring contact.

19) Stations may make repeat contacts and claim full points for each one. For this purpose, the contest is divided into eight consecutive three-hour blocks: 0100-0359, 0400-0659, 0700-0959, 1000-1259, 1300-1559, 1600-1859, 1900-2159, 2200-0059 UTC. If you work a station at 0359 UTC a repeat contact may be after the start of a new block providing, they are not consecutive and are separated by at least five minutes since the previous valid contact with that station on the same band and mode.

20) Stations operating on CW must exchange ciphers comprising RST plus a 3 digit number commencing at 001 for each band and incrementing by one for each contact. Where the CW contact is with an overseas station that is unable or unwilling to give a valid serial number, the serial number shall be assumed to be 001.

21) Stations operating on Phone must exchange ciphers comprising RS plus a 3 digit number commencing at 001 for each band and incrementing by one for each contact.

Contest Scoring

Portable HF stations shall score 2 points per QSO. Contacts on CW score 4 points per contact. Digital and All mode contacts score at the same rate as Phone contacts.

On VHF/UHF for portable stations Digital Modes score 2 points the same rate as Phone. For CW Only Logs, the CW contact score 4 points. In addition the VHF/UHF Portable stations shall add a distance score of the following on 6m:

a 0-49 km, 2 points per QSO;
b 50-99 km, 5 points per QSO;
c 100-149 km 10 points per QSO;
d 150-299 km 20 points per QSO;
e 300-499 km 30 points per QSO;
f 500 km and greater, 2 points per QSO.

Portable stations shall add an additional distance score on 144MHz and higher:

a 0 to 49 km, 2 points per QSO;
b 50 to 99 km, 5 points per QSO;
c 100 to 149 km, 10 points per QSO;
d 150 to 300km, 20 points per QSO.
e 300 kms and greater, 30 points per QSO.

For each VHF/UHF QSO where a score of more than 2 points is claimed, either the latitude and longitude of the station contacted or other satisfactory proof of distance such as the 6-figure Maidenhead Locator must be supplied.

Home stations shall score:

Contacts with portable HF stations shall score 2 points per QSO. Contacts on CW score 4 points per contact. Digital and All mode contacts score at the same rate as Phone contacts. Contacts with other home stations shall score 1 point.

On VHF/UHF contacts with portable stations using Digital Modes score 2 points the same rate as Phone. For CW the contact scores 4 points. Contacts with a Home Station scores 1 point. In addition contacts with VHF/UHF stations shall add a distance score of the following on 6m:

a 0-49 km, 1 points per QSO;
b 50-99 km, 2 points per QSO;
c 100-149 km 5 points per QSO;
d 150-299 km 10 points per QSO;
e 300-499 km 15 points per QSO;
f 500 km and greater, 2 points per QSO.

Contacts with stations shall add an additional distance score on 144MHz and higher:

a 0 to 49 km, 1 points per QSO;
b 50 to 99 km, 2 points per QSO;
c 100 to 149 km, 5 points per QSO;
d 150 to 300km, 10 points per QSO.
e 300 kms and greater, 15 points per QSO.

For each VHF/UHF QSO where a score of more than 2 points is claimed, either the latitude and longitude of the station contacted or other satisfactory proof of distance such as the 6-figure Maidenhead Locator must be supplied.

Submitting Your Log

For each contact: UTC time, frequency, station worked, RST/serial numbers sent / received and claimed score. (VHF and above location of other station and distance showing the Lat Long or Maidenhead Locator to 6 figures for the station worked.)

Logs must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing: call sign, name, mailing address, section entered, number of contacts, claimed score, location of the station during the contest, and equipment used, and a signed declaration stating: -

"I hereby declare that this station was operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest and that the WIA decision will be accepted as final".

For multi-operator stations, the full names and call signs (legible) of all operators must be listed.

Paper logs may be posted to "John Moyle Contest Manager, 27 Laguna Ave, Kirwan 4817 Qld".

Alternatively, logs may be e-mailed to, jmfd2017@wia.org.au, vk4ae@wia.org.au, or sent by Snail Mail via the WIA, Contest Manager JMMFD, PO Box 2042, Bayswater, Victoria, 3153.

The following formats are acceptable: EXCEL or Microsoft Word, ASCII text or and electronic log programs such as VK Contest Log (VKCL).

Multi-operator stations must in the first instance submit an electronic version of their log. Paper logs may of course be submitted as a backup.

Logs sent by disc or e-mail must include a summary sheet and declaration, but the operator's full name (legible) is acceptable in lieu of a signature.

Logs must be date stamped or postmarked no later than 26 April 2017.

Contest Results

The results of the 2017 John Moyle contest will be posted to this web site, and will be published in AR and announced on the WIA News Broadcast as soon as possible within the next few weeks following the contest.

Contest Award

At the discretion of the Contest Manager, certificates will be awarded to the winners of each portable section. Additional certificates may be awarded where operation merits it. Note that entrants in a 24 hour section are ineligible for any award in a 6 hour section.

The President's Cup, a perpetual trophy held at Andersson House, will be awarded to the portable Australian Club station, with the highest score entered in the 24-hour, All Modes, All Bands section. For the purpose of this contest "Club Station" means a club affiliated with the WIA. The winning club will receive an individually inscribed wall plaque as permanent recognition.

Logging Software

Please check the website of your favourite logging programme for the most up to date version, as the programmers will have completed a revision to take into account recent rule changes.

Do not use older versions of any programme as you may loose points that you are entitled to score through a more recent rule changes if you do not use the latest version.

VK Contest Log (VKCL) by Mike Subocz VK3AVV, the program can be found at the following URL link.

Link

Contest Sponsors

The Wireless Institute of Australia

Files For Download

2017 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2017(2).pdf

2016 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2016_4.pdf

2016 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Rules
JOHN_MOYLE_FIELD_DAY_2016.pdf

2015 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2015.pdf

2014 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2014.pdf

2013 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
Results for JMMFD 2013.pdf

2012 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2012.pdf

2011 John Moyle Memorial Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2011.pdf

2010 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2010_2.pdf

2009 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2009.pdf

2008 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2008.pdf

2007 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2007.pdf

2006 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2006.pdf

2005 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2005.pdf

2004 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
JMFDC Results 2004.pdf

2003 John Moyle Memorial National Field Day Results
John Moyle 2003 Result.pdf


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