John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2019
The aim of the John Moyle Memorial Field Day is to encourage and provide familiarisation with portable and field operation, and provide training for emergency situations. The rules are therefore specifically designed and focused to encourage field operations.
The John Moyle Memorial Field Day will held over the weekend of the 16th-17th March 2019 and run from UTC 0100 on the Saturday to 0059 on the Sunday.
The contest is run each year in memory of the late John Moyle who was a long term editor of the Wireless Weekly, (later Radio & Hobbies - later Radio Television & Hobbies) from 1947 until his untimely death in 1960.
He served in the RAAF with distinction and was responsible for a number of innovative solutions to keeping radio and radar equipment working under difficult wartime and working conditions.
The WIA decided that a suitable long term memorial to John Moyle would be a Field Day with a focus on portable or field operation. The contest has been conducted annually ever since.
The rules of the contest have gradually changed over time and are still revised regularly.
The contest is still for portable or field operators, though Home stations can of course take part using a different scoring system.
Though Multiple Operators and club stations are actively encouraged to take part in the contest they are not competing against the single operator stations and in effect there are two separate contests run at the same time. Hence single operator stations take part in their own contest against other single operators.
In 2018 171 logs were submitted from 80 Portable Stations and 91 Home Stations.
Take a look at Link for all the details including the contest rules.
Contest manager is Denis Johnstone VK4AE / VK3ZUX.
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