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Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

Trans Tasman

Contest Manager

This contest is managed by Trent Sampson VK4TS - email vk4ts@wia.org.au

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A WIA CONTEST

Contest Introduction

The contest has an aim to encourage Low Band activity trans Tasman that is between VK and ZL

Aim Of The Contest

This Years Winners

Final Results of the Trans Tasman 160M/80M Multi Mode Contest 2014
Single Op
Roger Crofts VK4YB has proven he is the gun of the LF operators in VK and ZL taking out the second leg of the Trans Tasman. again as no Multi operators beat Roger then he is rightly the #1 station in LF Down under.
First home in the ZLs was ZL4R with Ron Falconer at the helm.
Multi Ops 160 Ph only
Richard Cerveny VK2AAH and Justin Lavery VK2CU teamed up again and topped the pops in the 160M battle as VK2CU holding out ZL3UR and VK2AWX the team at the Hunter Radio Group.
80M CW Single op
VK3WF Stjepan Nikolic kept VK2AWD David Avery at bay with a admirable 277 Points
80M CW QRP
VK2CCC Thomas sqeaked his way to 389 points and even outdid the 100 watt stations great effort Thomas
80M Digital Single op
Rick Hill VK6XT seems to have a hold on this category with 375 points beating rival ZL3VZ Bill Cousins on 258 points
Both Bands CW Single op
VK5LJ Lawrie Mew 293 in front of VK2BJT Ian Miller 194
Both Bands Multi Op Multi Mode
ZL3YOK had no challengers but scored a very creditable 459 for the contest.
Both Bands Single Op Multi Mode
Geralsd VK2IO/P with 613 points was well in front of Alan Shannon VK4SN on 314 – no photo finish there..

Callsign: Name: Category: Points Claimed Place
160M Ph Multi Op
VK2CU VK2CU, VK2AAH 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 659 1
ZL3UR ZL4RO ZL3LC 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 570 2
VK2AWX Hunter Radio Group 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 564 3
ZL2AS HBARC Hastings NZART Branch 13 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 523 4
VK5ARG Amateur Radio Experimenters Group Inc. 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 195 5
VK3III Wimmera Amateur Radio Group 160m – Ph, Multi-Op 54 6
160M Ph Single Op
VK4YB Roger Crofts 160m – Ph, Single-Op 717 1
ZL4R/ZL3 Ron M Falconer 160m – Ph, Single-Op 552 2
VK4ZD Bill Main 160m – Ph, Single-Op 480 3
ZL2W Mike S Mather 160m – Ph, Single-Op 477 4
VK5CV Andrew Russell 160m – Ph, Single-Op 111 5
ZL3TT Kingsley Smith 160m – Ph, Single-Op 84 6
VK3GK Lee Moyle 160m – Ph, Single-Op 42 7
VK4QH Ken 160m – Ph, Single-Op 6 ENTRANT
80M CW Single Op
VK3WF Stjepan Nikolic 80m – CW, Single-Op 277 1
VK2AWD David Avery 80m – CW, Single-Op 213 2
ZL3VZ Bill Cousins 80m – CW, Single-Op 203 3
80M CW Single Op QRP
VK2CCC/Q Tomas Magyla 80m – CW, Single-Op, QRP 389 1
VK2RQ Matt Maguire 80m – CW, Single-Op, QRP 104 2
80m – Dig, Single-Op
VK6XT Rick Hill 80m – Dig, Single-Op 375 1
ZL3VZ Bill Cousins 80m – Dig, Single-Op 258 2
VK5NE Paul Roehrs 80m – Dig, Single-Op 250 3
VK2IUW Hilary Bridel 80m – Dig, Single-Op 122 4
Both Bands – CW, Single-Op
VK5LJ Lawrie Mew Both Bands – CW, Single-Op 293 1
VK2BJT Ian Miller Both Bands – CW, Single-Op 194 2
Both Bands – Multi Mode, Multi-Op
ZL3YOK Quentin Pooke Both Bands – Multi Mode, Multi-Op 459 1
ZL3YOK ZL2ARC, ZL3YOK Both Bands – Multi Mode, Multi-Op 459 2
ZL3YOK ZL2ARC, ZL3YOK Both Bands – Multi Mode, Multi-Op 459 2
Both Bands – Multi Mode, Single-Op
VK2IO/P Gerard Hill Both Bands – Multi Mode, Single-Op 613 1
VK4SN Alan Shannon Both Bands – Multi Mode, Single-Op 314 2
ZL1BHD Steve Wright Both Bands – Multi Mode, Single-Op 288 3

Previous Years Winners

Final Results of the Trans Tasman 80M Only Contest 2014
Single Op
Overall winner was Roger Crofts VK4YB with a score of 2486. Roger used a double extended Zepp and a K3 to power away from all competitors. Roger was even in front of the multi operators so this year the claim of the best 80M station undeniably belongs to VK4YB. Bill Main VK4ZD was always loud on the band and took out second spot on 1689 points while Tony Hambling VK3VTH was the highest scoring standard call on 1533 points.
Top ZL was Bill Cousins ZL3VZ on 1335 literally pipping Mike Mather ZL2W (ZL2CC) on the post who had 1329. It was also good to see Rob Glassey ZL3AKM putting in a log with 1099 points
Top F Call went to the Bundaberg based Brett Finger VK4FTWO with 397 points.
Multi Op
In the Multi Op category the Girls Guides Callemondah team VK2GGC of VK2ZMT and VK2PV cranked out a total of 2,293 with Lou and Jenny Blasco at VK3ALB hot on their heels scoring 1,806 points, ZL3UR came in First ZL and third overalll for their efforts.
QRP Category
QRP Category – the winner was VK2IG/QRP Mike Downer with a very credible 997 points in front of VK3LM Michael Binz on 307 Points

Callsign: Name: Category: Place Points Claimed
Multi Op
VK2GGC Girl Guides Callemondah 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 1 2293
VK3ALB Lou and Jenni Blasco 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 2 1806
ZL3UR Graham and McRobie 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 4 1522
VK4WIL LOCKYER VALLEY ARC 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 5 1424
VK2CU Mountain Toppers Contest Team 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 6 1314
VK3FRC F.A.M.P.A.R.C. 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 7 1233
VK5ARG Amateur Radio Experimenters Group Inc. 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 8 1205
ZL4AL Eastern Southland Br 08 NZART 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 9 969
VK2AFA 80m – Ph, Multi-Op 10 656
VK2AOJ Port Stephens Amateur Radio Club Inc 80m – Ph, Multi-Op Entrant 568
VK2AWA VK2AWA GROUP 80m – Ph, Multi-Op Entrant 419
VK6WI WIA VK6 80m – Ph, Multi-Op Entrant 316
Single op
VK4YB Roger Crofts 80m – Ph, Single-Op 1 2486
VK4ZD Bill Main 80m – Ph, Single-Op 2 1689
VK3VTH Tony Hambling 80m – Ph, Single-Op 3 1533
VK4GH Catherine Hammond 80m – Ph, Single-Op 4 1480
VK2IO/P Gerard Hill 80m – Ph, Single-Op 5 1444
ZL3VZ Bill Cousins 80m – Ph, Single-Op 6 1335
ZL2W Mike S Mather 80m – Ph, Single-Op 7 1329
VK2AOR Robert Hudson 80m – Ph, Single-Op 8 1235
ZL3YOK Quentin Pooke 80m – Ph, Single-Op 9 1105
ZL3AKM Rob Glassey 80m – Ph, Single-Op 10 1099
VK2ELF Rowan Dollar 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 1056
VK5LJ Lawrie Mew 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 1036
ZL1YE Bruce Steel 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 1003
ZL1BHD Steve Wright 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 966
VK4NP Norm Greenaway 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 931
VK4ATH Tom Hatton 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 755
VK4MDX David Olsen 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 648
VK2IUW Hilary Bridel 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 593
VK5DT Darren Jury 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 538
VK4DMC Dale McCarthy 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 515
VK7GN Martin Luther 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 511
VK6DXI Mirek Rozbicki 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 408
VK4FTWO Brett Finger 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 397
VK3TZ Tony Burt 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 391
VK2LEE Lee Noonan 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 284
VK3GK Lee Moyle 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 230
VK4TS Trent Sampson 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 175
VK4MON Mark Curry 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 156
VK2PN Patrick Novak 80m – Ph, Single-Op Entrant 78
QRP
VK2IG/Q Mike Dower 80m – Ph, Single-Op, QRP 1 997
VK3LM Michael Binz 80m – Ph, Single-Op, QRP 2 307

Contest History

Upcoming Contest Date & Time

The contest is held on the Saturday night of the third full weekend of July Start Time is 08:00 UTC and finish time is 14:00 UTC

Contest Rules

Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge



Prepared by VK4TS and VK4SN

Last amendment 6th February 2015



1. Contest Introduction

This contest is to encourage Low Band Activity in Australia and New Zealand – The applicable bands are 160, 80 and 40M. The modes are SSB CW and Digital (RTTY and PSK only)

2. Objective

Amateurs in VK and ZL will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK and ZL.

* VK and ZL, means any station operating within Australia or New Zealand and their external territories.

* Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK and ZL stations.

The contest is made up of 3 individual two hour sessions – you are able to work another station once per band and mode in every session. Every different Prefix used by VK or ZL stations is a valid multiplier and credit can be claimed once per band per session.

3. Contest Date & Time

The contest is held on the Saturday night of the third full weekend of July Start Time is 08:00 UTC and finish time is 14:00 UTC

4. Categories

A. Single Operator – High Power All Modes All Bands
B. Single Operator – Low Power (100 watts)
C. Single Operator – QRP
E. Multi-Operator – Single Transmitter
F. Multi-Operator – Multi Transmitter (One per band)

* QRP stations are limited to 5 Watts average (CW/RTTY/PSK) or PEP (SSB) at the transmitter output.

Each category will have High Scores for SSB, CW and Digital awards.

Any station in Single or Multi Op may win the Single Mode awards - BUT Multi ops will not be eligible for single op categories.

NOTE: The Mode scores are purely on the highest score and may be from a partial log. You do not enter SSB only - rather the log is determined as having the highest SSB score.

5. Permitted Bands

Contacts may be made on 160M 80M 40M in SSB, CW and Digital (PSK and RTTY Modes)

NB. PSK and RTTY are the only allowed digital modes and are combined, not counted separately.

6. Multi-operator Stations
A. Multi-operator single transmitter stations are only allowed one transmitted signal on air at any time.
If you are using three transceivers to scan the bands, simultaneous transmission will reclassify you as
Multi Transmitter(Category F.) – your responsibility to stop multiple transmitters operating.

B. Multi-operator Multi Transmitter stations
a. Are only allowed maximum one transmitted signal per band,
b. Simultaneous transmissions on different bands are permitted.
* Multi-operator stations are mixed mode only.

7. Contacts

A. Suggested Call: “CQ TT”, “CQ Contest”, or “CQ Test”

B. Exchange: A valid exchange consists of RS(T) followed by a three figure serial number starting at 001 for each band.

C. No cross band contacts are allowed.

D. Exchange of contact information via satellites, telephones, repeaters, Echolink, IRLP, or the internet is not in the spirit of the contest and is banned.

8. Scoring

All contacts are worth one point – Add the number of contacts made in the two hours and multiply by the different prefixes worked on each band in that two hours.

NB external territories count as one prefix - eg VK0 counts as VK0 and not the separate DXCC same as for VK9

e.g. 160 80 40 total contacts 50 X 35prefixes (total of each band added) = 1750 points per hour

Final Score is the addition of each two Hour 3 two hour blocks starting at 08:00

9. Logs

Logs are due in within one week of closure of the contest.

Contest Scoring

All contacts are worth one point – Add the number of contacts made in the two hours and multiply by the different prefixes worked on each band in that two hours.
NB external territories count as one prefix – eg VK0 counts as VK0 and not the separate DXCC same as for VK9
e.g. 160 80 40 total contacts 50 X 35prefixes (total of each band added) = 1750 points per hour
Final Score is the addition of each two Hour 3 two hour blocks starting at 08:00

Submitting Your Log

Logs will be submitted via a new online system.

Contest Results

Contest Award

Logging Software

VKCL
N1MM

Both Cater for the Trans Tasman Contest

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