Alan shanon - VK4SN.
On all accounts the RD was a huge success under the new rules format. Most appreciated was the amount of improved activity across the bands. Propagation was extremely kind with a low noise level on all bands. Great to see eastern /QRP stations making VK6 on a regular basis.
The new 3 hour rule did as expected and stations moved from one band to another keeping things alive.
Quotes extracted from logs: "The most enjoyable RD contest since the 1980's"
"The RD contest brought activity level on several bands up to where it was many years ago."
" I really like the new rst/exchange system - less competitive pressure"
"Thanks to the organisers for making this contest more accessible."
"Good format for a friendly contest"
I think the last comment sums it up. Once all the logs are in I will supply statistics and full soapbox comments.
And .. check out Peter Parkers VK3YE RD Youtube video below !