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Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

Trans Tasman

Contest Manager

This contest is managed by Trent Sampson VK4TS - email


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
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
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

Contest Rules

TT2015 has many rules changes.

There will be two contests that are identical – they will be held in May and July.
Both Contests will offer 160 80 40M Bands
There will be three Modes SSB CW and Digital. (RTTY or PSK)
There will be three power levels High (open) Medium (100 watt) and QRP (10 watts ).
There will be these power levels as categories for Single op and Multi Operator.
Categories will be :
Multi Op – High Low QRP
Single Op High Low QRP
There will be no single mode or band category – We are trying to encourage all contesters to use multi modes/bands.
Repeat contacts will be allowed every hour. You will be able to contact another station on SSB,CW and RTTY (PSK) every hour on every band 160 80 40.
Multipliers will be in the shape of VK and ZL Prefixes eg ZL1-0 VK1-0 and ZM1-0 and VI1-0. (every hour)
All contacts will be worth 1 point.

The multipliers will mean you will need to change bands to grab the extra multipliers.
These changes were bought about by the responses to the Survey of active competitors.

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