2005 VK/ trans-Tasman Contests 80M Results
80 Metres PHONE on 21 st May was favoured with quiet band conditions and mostly good propagation.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
The 80 Metre Trophy was won by VK2ATZ, a multi-operator entry from the Westlakes Amateur Radio Club.
VK3EK (Rob Ashlin) from Bairnsdale was equal 2 nd with VK3FRC (another multi-operator) from the Frankston and Mornington Peninsular ARC.
VK7VH (Vince Henderson) from Hobart took out 3 rd.
The QRP Phone was won by Ian Godsil, VK3JS.
David Karrasch, ZL1DK, won the certificate for 1 st ZL, with Brian King , ZL2001, being the only starter and winner in the SWL Category.
Similar conditions prevailed for the CW, on 4 th June.
The night was won by Alan Shannon, VK4SN, VK2BPL, Paul Linsley 2 nd, and VK5DC, Dale Cavies 3 rd.
Again, Ian Godsil, VK3JS, won the QRP.
229 stations participated on Phone, and 60 in CW, and 88 logs were received, which is all a bit up on last year’s record.
The auto-logging programs made things easier for everyone except the Contest Manager. – They still had bugs in them (which Alan Shannon has been driven day and night to fix), while Bruce manually re-checked all 88 logs, and at the same time managed to fit in surgery to remove a malignant prostate gland.
The 80 Metre Trophy and Phone Certificates should be in the mail by 1 st July, with the CW not far behind.
Don’t forget 160 Metres PHONE on 9 th July, and CW on the 23 rd.
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