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VK Shires Contest

VK SHIRES 11th JUNE 2022

Contest Manager

Diane Main VK4DI

VKCL Shires log submission to vklogchecker. Please be aware that version 4.15 of VKCL may output cabrillo with two spaces in front of the "QSO:" line. Not sure why, but with spaces before this line, the log will be rejected and you will receive an email to that effect. Two fixes.. 1. Manually remove the spaces yourself, or 2. On receiving the rejection email, copy and past the returned log into the submission window, and submit again.
IF all else fails, attach the log and email to the manager.

Contest Introduction

Held the Saturday and Sunday of the weekend prior to the second Monday of June every year.

Starts: 00.00 UTC Saturday Ends: 23.59 UTC

VK Stations work VK Shires and CQ Zones whereas international stations only work VK Shires

Operation on the 160m band has been added and there is a new start time, but the major change is that reworking stations is now allowed in 4-hour blocks. The rules for the blocks are, however, somewhat different to what is in John Moyle Memorial Field Day or VHF-UHF Field Day use, so read the rules carefully.

Aim Of The Contest

The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as
possible in the contest period. VK amateurs are to work the world including VK, whilst the rest of the world can only work VK

This Years Winners

Previous Years Winners

Summary of Cabrillo Results scores

PLACE CALLSIGN QSOs MULTs SCORE Claimed Country-DXCC Category-v3
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1 VK7GH* 307 249 76443 50204 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED *
2 VK4HH* 297 216 64152 46655 VK MULTI-TWO HIGH MIXED *

3 VK4VO 251 211 52961 33396 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
4 VK5LJ 251 209 52459 35784 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
5 VK2DG 226 207 46782 30680 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
6 VK3MH 185 156 28860 22491 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
7 VK4SN 147 128 18816 15729 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
8 VK2YW 142 119 16898 20164 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
9 VK4ACN 116 103 11948 8024 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
10 VK2MT 105 101 10605 7597 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
11 VK5RS 66 62 4092 4355 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
12 VK7HAM 52 49 2548 2340 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
13 VK7ZBX 48 46 2208 1813 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
14 VK2MK 45 45 2025 2025 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
15 VK3YV 46 43 1978 2116 VK SINGLE-OP LOW PHONE
16 VK2GR 49 40 1960 1085 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
17 VK2MTM 43 39 1677 1936 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
18 VK7JGD 48 34 1632 1632 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
19 VK6WR 28 25 700 392 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
20 VK2KJJ 23 21 483 414 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
21 VK7BO 18 18 324 0 VK SINGLE-OP LOW MIXED
22 VK3GK 17 18 306 234 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
23 VK4QH 17 15 255 238 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH SSB
24 VK5FD 14 14 196 140 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
25 VK2KDP 12 11 132 120 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
26 VK3LSN 10 10 100 100 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
27 VK6FLAB 7 7 49 64 VK VK SINGLE-OP 10W ALL ROVER
28 VK6WU 7 6 42 28 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
29 VK1DD 6 6 36 36 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
30 VK3BQ 6 6 36 36 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
31 VK4JAZ 1 1 1 1 VK SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED

MULTI-TWO HIGH MIXED
2 VK4HH 297 216 64152 46655 VK

VK SINGLE-OP 10W ALL ROVER
27 VK6FLAB 8 8 64 64 VK

Contest History

The VK Shires evolved from the VK4 Jack Files Contest (also a Shires based contest) and took that contest to a national contest.

Upcoming Contest Date & Time

Saturday 11th June 2022
START TIME 00:00 UTC to 23.59 UTC

Contest Rules

III. Bands and Modes
A) Bands:160s, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meters.
Please note there is 75m dx window permitted for VK stations

B) Modes: SSB and CW only

IV. Categories
1. VK Single Op All Band All Mode
2. VK Single Op 10W All Mode (Foundations and other QRP)
3. DX Single Op—All Band All Mode
4. VK Multi Operator (Max Two Transmitters)

ROVER Category
NOTE ROVER MUST ACTIVATE AT LEAST TWO SHIRES - The Rover may use mains power.
"The Rover who moves into a new SHIRE may count the same MULTIPLIER more than once per band as long as the Rover is in a new SHIRE location. Such change in location must be clearly indicated in the log.
IE. A Rover station becomes a new QSO to the stations working them when that STATION changes SHIRE locator."


1. VK Single Op All Band All Mode
2. VK Single Op 10W All Mode (Foundations and other QRP)
3. VK Multi Operator (Max Two Transmitters)

V. Exchange:
All VK operators to exchange callsign, RS(T) followed by the VK shire abbreviation as per the official list provided.
Eg: VK4XX 59 BU4 or 599 BU4
Stations outside VK to exchange callsign, RS(T) followed by CQ ZONE.
EG. ZL1AMO 59 32 or 599 32

VI. Multipliers:
For stations outside VK:
The multiplier is the number of different VK shires worked per band. A “VK shire” is counted once per band per mode. IE. If you work, it on SSB it can be counted again on CW. To enter the contest, you must have worked at least one VK Shire.
For VK Stations:
The multiplier is each VK shire worked per band and mode as above as well as each CQ Zone worked per band and mode.
NOTE The multiplier(s) only count once per band and mode for the whole contest. E.g. SC4 can be
worked 12 times – 160M SSB and CW, 80 SSB and CW, 40M SSB and CW, 20M SSB and CW, 15M SSB
and CW and 10M SSB and CW

VII. Repeat Working
Stations may be worked again on each band and mode in each 4-hour time slot.
The time slots are 00:00 UTC until 03:59 UTC and then 0:400 UTC until 07:59UTC and then 08:00 UTC
until 11:59 UTC and then 12:00 UTC until 15:59 UTC and then 16:00 UTC until 19:59 UTC and 20:00
UTC until 23:59 UTC.

Contest Scoring

One (1) point per QSO. Phone and CW can be worked on each band with the same station in each
time-slot.
Multiply total QSO points times total number of multipliers worked ( ie. If you worked 33 on 80m, 43
on 40m , 16 on 20m, 21 on 15m and 5 on 10m that would be a total of 118)
Example 1. VK4XX works stations as follows:
600 QSO x 1 point = 600 points
118 vk shires worked + 35 cq zones worked = 153
600 x 153= 91,800
VK4XX final score is 91,800
Example 2. ZL1AMO works stations as follows:
700 QSOs with VK amateurs x 1 point = 700
118 VK shires worked
700 x 118 = 82,600
ZL1AMO final score is 82,600

Submitting Your Log

LOGS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED IN CABRILLO FORMAT
Log Submissions: Log entries must be submitted by July 1st to be eligible for awards. Submit your electronic log in the Cabrillo format created by all major logging programs.
Submit log via vklogchecker.com
OR
Send via e-mail attachment to;
vkshires@wia.org.au
Subject line: Callsign [used in the contest] only.
VK entrants are reminded to be sure their log indicates their VK shire location.

Contest Results

Contest Award

Really nice PDF.

Logging Software

VKCL Version 4.15
https://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/
or
N1MM Logger.
UDC from https://www.vk4sn.com/Contests/N1MMVK

Contest Sponsors

Wireless Institute of Australia

Files For Download

2022 VK Shires Rules
VK SHIRES 2022 RULES.pdf

2017 Score Summary
2017 Score Summary.pdf

Soap Box Comments
SOAP BOX COMMENTS VK Shires 2017.pdf

VK Shires Results Table
VK Shires 2017 results Tables.pdf

VK Shires Results Table 2018
ScoreSummaryFile.sum.txt

2018 Alpha Listing
Alpha ScoreSummaryFile.sum.txt

2018 Summary
SummaryFile.sum.txt

2018 Soap box comments
All-SoapBoxes.txt

2017 Participation Certificates
2017_VKShiresParticipationCerts.pdf

2017 Winners Certificates
2017_VKShiresWinnerCerts.pdf

2018 Participation Certificates
2018_VKShiresParticipationCerts.pdf

2018 Winners Certificates
2018_VKShiresWinnerCerts.pdf

2019 Certificates
2019ShiresCertificates.pdf

2021 Shire List
vk-shires-2021-version19.xls

2022 Shire List
vk-shires-2022-version20.xls

2022 replacement Shire.db3 for VKCL includes DW8
Shire.db3


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