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VK Shires Contest

VK SHIRES 12th JUNE 2021

Contest Manager

Trent VK4TS

vk4ts@wia.org.au

vkshires-logs@outlook.com

Contest Introduction

The VK Shires is an international contest with a distinctly VK style.

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

VK Shires: The rules for the 2020 VK Shires contest have been extensively revised to provide a more enhanced operator "experience" in the COVID-19 situation, with stations limited to single operators. 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

VK Shires Entrants Survey is now Closed

Results?
Would you like to see the Shires retain repeat contacts
YES
Would you like to see the new bands retained?
YES (with reservation) the wording of the question could have been better
What would you like to see added to the VK Shires?
Leave it the same
Did you enjoy the rule changes
Resounding YES

At this stage 2021 will see the current rules retained with the reintroduction of Rover and Multi Operators (assuming COVID 19 is sorted

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-9JTQKD6F7/

This Years Winners

2020 VKSHIRES-C19 Summary of Cabrillo Results scores

Call Contest Score Category
--------------------------------------------------------
VK7GH VK SHIRES 35649 SINGLE-OP
VK5LJ VK SHIRES 29898 SINGLE-OP
VK4SN VKSHIRES 23701 SINGLE-OP
VK4ZD VK SHIRES 16016 SINGLE-OP
VK3XV VK SHIRES 15015 SINGLE-OP
VK4DI VK SHIRES 14595 SINGLE-OP
VK2YW VK SHIRES 11186 SINGLE-OP
VK3AVV VK SHIRES 6956 SINGLE-OP
VK2IO VK SHIRES 6762 SINGLE-OP

VK5FBIC VK SHIRES 225 VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION

VK5FAAH VK SHIRES 130 VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION

ZL2AYZ VK SHIRES 1050 SINGLE-OP

Previous Years Winners

2019 VK SHIRES Summary of Cabrillo file results

Contest Category Score
Call QSOs QPts Mults Claimed Actual
--------------------------------------------------------
VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION ARRL: DX
VK2FHQQ 44 44 35 1936 1540

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2GLJ 18 18 18 324 324

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2GR 40 40 40 1600 1600

VK SHIRES
VK2MIX 52 52 2 104

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2MT 106 106 88 9646 9328

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2MTM 16 16 16 256 256

VK SHIRES POWER: LOW LOCATION: DX
VK2NN 15 15 1 240 15

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2TTL 77 77 69 5390 5313

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL
VK2YW 70 70 59 4760 4130

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3DEK 4 4 4 16 16

VK SHIRES VK MULTI-TWO ALL ARRL: DX Operator(s): VK3FDRS, VK3FRJH, VK3UKW
VK3ER 41 41 35 1599 1435

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3LTL 24 24 23 552 552

VK SHIRES CONTEST SINGLE-OP LOCATION: DX
VK3TIN 42 42 0 0 42

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ROVER ARRL: DX
VK3VDP 2 2 2 4 4

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3XV 130 130 38 14410

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION ARRL: BN4
VK4FHGN 2 2 2 4 4

VK SHIRES VK MULTI-TWO ALL ARRL: BL4 Operator(s): VK4DI VK4ZD
VK4HH 218 218 37 26,718

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK4MGL 224 224 43 36

VKSHIRES SINGLE-OP LOCATION: DX
VK4SN 269 269 39 5740

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK5DT 280 280 50 121

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: LR5
VK5LJ 326 326 39 25578

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ROVER ARRL: DX
VK5PAS 372 372 39 84320

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK5PL 409 409 35 1295

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK6POP 440 440 65 961

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK6QM 12 12 11 144 132

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK7GH 528 528 43 5032

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK7JGD 573 573 86 2025

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX Operator(s): VK7QP
VK7QP/2 603 603 89 780

VK SHIRES DX SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
ZL2AYZ 65 65 62 4030 4030

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

START TIME 00:00 UTC 24 Hours Saturday 12th June 2021
Ends: 23.59 UTC Saturday 12th June 2021

Contest Rules

Contest Rules VK SHIRES 2021 Rev 5.6 21/04/2021 VK SHIRES QSO PARTY

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 (Sunday Morning VK Time)

https://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/wavks/documents/Contest%20Rules%20VK%20SHIRES%202021.pdf

Contest Scoring

Go hard and stay at it

2020 VKSHIRES-C19 All SoapBox

vk2bbq.log
SOAPBOX: THANK YOU ONCE MORE TO THE ORGANISERS.
SOAPBOX: VKSHIRES IS ALWAYS A GREAT EVENT.
SOAPBOX: THE LOCATION FOR VK2BBQ WAS UL2 UPPER LACHLAN SHIRE.
SOAPBOX: CHEERS, BEERS AND 73 DE KEN VK2BBQ

vk2gr.log
SOAPBOX: LIMITED CONTEST OPERATING TIME THIS WEEKEND DUE TO POST NYE
SOAPBOX: BUSHFIRE RESTORATION WORK. XYL PRESSSURE TO REBUILD THE CHICKEN
SOAPBOX: PEN TOOK PRIORITY OVER RADIO THIS WEEKEND!

vk2io.log
SOAPBOX: OPERATED FROM ROUSE HILL REGIONAL PARK VKFF-2784.
SOAPBOX: RADIO: FT100D @ 100W
SOAPBOX: ANTENNA: ZS6BKW @ 9M
SOAPBOX: 40M WAS GREAT AFTER 0300Z. 20M WAS VERY QUIET.
SOAPBOX: SUNNY WX MADE FOR AN ENJOYABLE CONTEST.

vk2mt 2020.txt
SOAPBOX: OPERATED PORTABLE FROM A PADDOCK ON A SHEEP FARM 20KLMS FROM GRENGELL (CENTRAL N
SOAPBOX: USED AN IC-7100, AH-4 ATU & G5RV

vk2ttl.log
SOAPBOX: THANKS FOR CONTEST.
SOAPBOX: I STARTED AT 930AM SUNDAY & FOUND OUT AFTER UPDATE TO VKCL
SOAPBOX: ENJOYABLE FOR THE HALF HR OF OPERATION. CHEERS ALL.

vk2yw.log
SOAPBOX: GOOD FUN YET AGAIN

vk3fgnt.log
SOAPBOX: MY FIRST CONTEST. LOTS OF FUN. KEEN TO GIVE IT ANOTHER GO NEXT YEAR!

vk5lj.log
SOAPBOX: THANKS FOR RUNNING THE CONTEST.
SOAPBOX: REASONABLE CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST WITH SOME GOOD
SOAPBOX: SIGS FROM VK6 AND ZL.

vk6paw.log
SOAPBOX: 286 POINTS FOR PERIODS 0800-1200 AND
SOAPBOX: 2000-2359.
SOAPBOX: 456 POINTS FOR 24-HOUR PERIOD
SOAPBOX: THANKS FOR RUNNING CONTEST.

vk6pop.log
SOAPBOX: GOOD CONTEST. SEEMS A FEW PEOPLE WERE SUFFEREING QRM - SOME STATIONS THAT I COUL

vk6wu.log
SOAPBOX: WORKED PORTABLE FROM WALYUNGA NATIONAL PARK CAMPING GROUND
SOAPBOX: RIG: HOMEBREW "RANDOM" DIPOLE WITH SYMMETRICAL TUNER AND IC-7100
SOAPBOX: COULDN'T PUT UP ANTENNA HIGH ENOUGH BUT STILL HAD SOME FUN :)

vk7gh.log
SOAPBOX: ENJOYED THE CONTEST, GOOD STEADY CONTACTS.

Submitting Your Log

Logs are only accepted in Cabrillo format via email to

: vkshires-logs@outlook.com

Contest Results

2019 VK SHIRES Summary of Cabrillo file results

Contest Category Score
Call QSOs QPts Mults Claimed Actual
--------------------------------------------------------
VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION ARRL: DX
VK2FHQQ 44 44 35 1936 1540

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2GLJ 18 18 18 324 324

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2GR 40 40 40 1600 1600

VK SHIRES
VK2MIX 52 52 2 104

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2MT 106 106 88 9646 9328

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2MTM 16 16 16 256 256

VK SHIRES POWER: LOW LOCATION: DX
VK2NN 15 15 1 240 15

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK2TTL 77 77 69 5390 5313

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL
VK2YW 70 70 59 4760 4130

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3DEK 4 4 4 16 16

VK SHIRES VK MULTI-TWO ALL ARRL: DX Operator(s): VK3FDRS, VK3FRJH, VK3UKW
VK3ER 41 41 35 1599 1435

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3LTL 24 24 23 552 552

VK SHIRES CONTEST SINGLE-OP LOCATION: DX
VK3TIN 42 42 0 0 42

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ROVER ARRL: DX
VK3VDP 2 2 2 4 4

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK3XV 130 130 38 14410

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL FOUNDATION ARRL: BN4
VK4FHGN 2 2 2 4 4

VK SHIRES VK MULTI-TWO ALL ARRL: BL4 Operator(s): VK4DI VK4ZD
VK4HH 218 218 37 26,718

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK4MGL 224 224 43 36

VKSHIRES SINGLE-OP LOCATION: DX
VK4SN 269 269 39 5740

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK5DT 280 280 50 121

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: LR5
VK5LJ 326 326 39 25578

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ROVER ARRL: DX
VK5PAS 372 372 39 84320

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK5PL 409 409 35 1295

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK6POP 440 440 65 961

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK6QM 12 12 11 144 132

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK7GH 528 528 43 5032

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
VK7JGD 573 573 86 2025

VK SHIRES VK SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX Operator(s): VK7QP
VK7QP/2 603 603 89 780

VK SHIRES DX SINGLE-OP ALL ARRL: DX
ZL2AYZ 65 65 62 4030 4030

Contest Award

Really nice PDF forms - No sheep stations - play nice...

Logging Software

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

VKCL Version 4.11.1

Contest Sponsors

Wireless Institute of Australia

Files For Download

2021 VK Shires Rules
Contest Rules VK SHIRES 2021.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


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