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Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest

Date : 27 / 01 / 2019
Author : WIA

The contest was established in 1950 to honour the memory of the late Ross A. Hull and his pioneering achievements in the study of tropospheric propagation and the development of new equipment techniques for the higher bands.

This contest runs for all of January and is a DX contest, with points awarded for distances worked. There are also band multipliers to encourage activity on the higher bands.

Entrants may operate on every contest day, but the final score is based on the best seven days nominated by the entrant.

For amateurs with limited operating time, there is also a "Best 2 Days" section. For many entrants, the two days of the Summer VHF-UHF Field Day will probably turn out to be the best two days in the month. You can import your Summer VHF-UHF Field Day contacts into your Ross Hull log. For users of VKCL, there is a description of how to do this in the "Files for Download" section.

Each contact scores one point for each 100 km of distance worked. This score is then multiplied by the band multiplier. The total score is the sum of the scores on all bands.

Full contest rules are available at: Link

With the Australia Day long weekend there is an opportunity to make VHF/UHF contacts and increase your Ross Hull score.

For those interested in history there is a fascinating history on Ross Hull available on the WIA website at Link

Logs need to be into the contest manager by 12 February 2019.

Page Last Updated: Sunday 27 January 2019 at 19:54 hours by Justin Giles-clark


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