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Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge 20th July 2019

Contest Manager

Alan Shannon VK4SN


From 2018 this contest is an official WIA Contest and will count towards the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards.

Certificates for 2017 & 2018 can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Contest Introduction

Next contest - 20th July 2019

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

Only contest bands 160 80 and 40M are allowed SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY OR PSK) - No CROSS MODE OR CROSS BAND

From 2018 the Trans Tasman is an official WIA Contest and will count towards the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards.

Aim Of The Contest

Work as many VK and ZL Prefixes and as many different stations on 160 80 and 40M in a short evening contest..

This Years Winners

2018 RESULTS Released 30/7/2018

Single Operator – High Power
1: VK4QH - 5376
2: VK1HW - 2641
3: VK3GK - 2080
4: VK7GN - 1594
5: VK6NI - 1170
6: VK7QP - 1144
7: VK4KKN - 749
8: VK4HG - 563
9: VK2AKB - 474
10: ZM2B - 281

Single Operator – Low Power
1: VK5LJ - 3869
2: VK2MT - 3438
3: VK3XV - 3305
4: VK2XAX - 2246
5: VK2AZ - 2170
6: VK2CDG - 1930
7: VK3YE - 1626
8: VK3LM - 1483
9: ZL1YE - 1340
10: ZL3VZ - 1190
11: VK2PX - 1117
12: VK2LEE - 1114
13: ZL1SWW - 984
14: VK3AWG - 922
15: VK7JGD - 892
16: VK6POP - 718
17: VK5CV - 706
18: VK4RJ - 681
19: VK6QM - 624
20: VK3AE - 602
21: VK5DT - 592
22: VK5KBJ - 578
23: VK2RAS - 568
24: VK2GZ - 560
25: VK7ZMS - 515
26: VK2KDP - 498
27: VK3ER - 458
28: VK6TV - 384
29: VK2HX - 355
30: VK3WMM - 344
31: VK3BNR - 334
32: VK2MG - 309
33: VK2MTM - 273
34: ZL2XC - 255
35: VK7HW - 243
36: ZL2ACG - 209
37: ZL1FAB - 191
38: VK3FXBR - 113
39: ZL3RIK - 81
40: VK2EL - 79
41: VK6MM - 76
42: VK6NK - 60
43: VK3ZZX - 28
44: VK5DP - 27
45: VK1FMGG - 24
46: VK6BEK - 20
47: VK4TT - 12
48: ZL4LOL - 5
49: ZL4YY - 4

Single Operator – QRP
1: VK2IO - 1901
2: VK7VH - 1001
3: VK3EV - 886
4: VK2IG - 276
5: VK6FVIA - 109
6: VK3HOP - 48
7: VK2FRKA - 39

Multi-Operator – Single Transmitter
1: VK2MB - 2530
2: VK3CMZ - 1529
3: VK2AOJ - 1405
4: VK2WY - 588
5: VK2ACW - 213

Multi-Operator – Multi Transmitter
1: VK4KW - 10254
2: VK5ARG - 5221
3: VK4WIS - 2696
4: VK2AWX - 1897
5: VK3SAT - 679

The End. See you all next year.

Previous Years Winners

Summary of Cabrillo Results

Call Score Category
——————————————————–

Single Operator – High Power All Modes All Bands

VK4QH 4869 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
VK3FRC 2378 SINGLE OP ALL HIGH
VK4SN 1368 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
VK3GK 1315 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
VK4HG 867 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
VK2KJJ 860 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
VK7BO 468 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH

Single Operator – Low Power (100 watts)

VK6TV/P2 4484 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK5PAS/P 2247 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2MT 2010 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2QN 2010 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
ZL1PC 1708 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
ZL4RMF 1367 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK4ADC 1367 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK3YE 896 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK4RJ 884 SINGLE-OP SSB LOW
VK2CDG 860 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK5DT 859 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2EMU 836 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2KDP 793 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK3SOT 731 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
ZL3VZ 702 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK4TMZ 687 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK7JGD 577 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK6ADI 531 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW *
VK3LM 513 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2ZK 450 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK3AVV 444 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK4NA 404 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK6QM 383 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK6POP 382 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK5CV 215 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
ZL1YE 212 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK5DP 40 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2SVN 20 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK2YJS 7 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
VK8HPB 5 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW

Single Operator – QRP

VK3EV 1714 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP
VK7VH 505 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP
VK2FENG 405 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP
VK3CAB 24 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP

Multi-Operator – Single Transmitter

VK2AOJ 1204 MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
VK2MB 735 MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
VK2MA 712 MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
VK3ER 558 MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH


Multi-Operator – Multi Transmitter (One per band)

VK4HH 4524 MULTI-MULTI ALL
VK5ARG 3466 MULTI-MULTI ALL
VK2ATZ 3266 MULTI MULTI ALL
VK4WIS 1306 MULTI-MULTI ALL



2016 Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge Results

http://www.vkcc.com/2017/01/17/trans-tasman-low-bands-challenge-final-scores/

Contest History

The Trans Tasman Low Band evolved from a Multi-Mode series of contests that were conducted over several winters evenings. As interest waned a series of managers took over the roles.

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

20th July 2019

Contest Rules

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 blocks – you are able to work another station once per band and mode in every block. Every different Prefix used by VK or ZL stations is a valid multiplier and credit can be claimed once per band per block.

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 or 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 35 prefixes (total of each band added) = 1750 points.

Final Score is the addition of the scores from the three two hour blocks starting at 08:00; 10:00 & 12:00 UTC

9. Logs

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

Logs MUST be in Cabrillo format - this is the submission file produced by VKCL and N1MM

BOTH ARE FREE


http://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/

https://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php

* The User Defined Contest (UDC)for N1MM is available for download from: vk4sn.com/downloads/VKTTRTTY.zip

10. JUDGING:

The Contest Committee is responsible for checking and adjudicating the contest entries. Entrants are expected to follow the rules and best amateur radio practices. Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the Committee.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to:

Arranging or confirming any contacts during or after the contest by use of ANY non-amateur radio means such as telephones, Internet, instant messaging, chat rooms, VoIP, email, social media or web sites.
Transmissions by the entrant on frequencies outside of license limitations.
Changing times in the log to meet band change or off time rules.
Taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or unverifiable multipliers.
Signals with excessive bandwidth (e.g., splatter, clicks) or harmonics on other bands.
Running stations not identifying in a timely manner (i.e., 1 minute).
Use of Tag along operation where a restricted number of stations are contacted.

11. Disciplinary Actions: In the event of a violation, the entrant is subject to disqualification at the discretion of the Committee.

Disqualified entries will be listed at the end of the published results and are not eligible for an award.
Notification of Committee actions will be sent by email to the address provided with the log submission. The entrant has five days to appeal the decision to the Contest Director. After that time the decision is final.
The Committee reserves the right to change the category of any entry based on its examination of the log or other information.

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.

Submitting Your Log

After completion of the contest you need to email your cabrillo log to
1. ttlogs@wia.org.au where an acknowledgement may take 48 hours, or
2. upload to the log checking website
https://contester.azurewebsites.net/ Putting EMAIL: followed by your email address in the cabrillo header will get you an automated reply.

LOGS ARE DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF CONTEST COMPLETION.

Contest Results

see above

Contest Award

Download certificates below.

Logging Software

VKCL
N1MM

Both Cater for the Trans Tasman Contest

Logs MUST be in Cabrillo format - this is the submission file produced by VKCL and N1MM

BOTH ARE FREE


http://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/

https://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php
(* The User Defined Contest (UDC)for N1MM is available for download from: vk4sn.com/downloads/VKTTRTTY.zip)

Contest Sponsors

Files For Download

SOAP BOX
All-SoapBoxes.txt

SUMMARY
ScoreSummaryFile.sum.txt

SUMMARY
SummaryFile.sum.txt

2017 Winner Certificates
TT2017WinnerCertificates.pdf

2017 Participation Certificates
TT2017ParticipationCertificates.pdf

2018 Winner Certificates
TT2018WinnerCertificates.pdf

2018 Participation Certificates
TT2018ParticipationCertificates.pdf

2018 SOAP BOX COMMENTS
TT2018 SOAPBOX COMMENTS.pdf


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