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WIA operating a HQ Station in this weekends IARU Contest.

Date : 08 / 07 / 2014
Author : Chris Platt - VK5CP

This weekend the WIA will take part in the 2014 IARU Contest which will be held between 9.30pm CST Saturday 12 July and 9.30pm Sunday 13 July 2014. Vice President Chris Platt and members of the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group will operate VK5WIA from the banks of the Murray River near Younghusband in South Australia. As a Headquarters station we will be a multiplier and hope to work a few pileups!

We will operate SSB stations on the 160/80M band (Full size dipole), the 40M band (vertical) and the 20/15/10 M bands (Yagi and/or Spiderbeam) with timing depending on propagation and our capacity to stay awake.

Contest rules can be found by clicking the following Link Its is also the same weekend as the WRTC competition and the ARRL will continue to operate the Centenary Stations. This is a great introduction to contesting and a great way to pick up a few new countries and test out your gear.

Give us a call if you hear us!

Christopher Platt
Vice President


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