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Remembrance Day Contest - Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th August 2020

Date : 01 / 08 / 2020
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3DN

Remembrance Day is uniquely Australian, created to remember and commemorate those who sacrificed lives, or their youth, in order that we can live in a free democracy. Especially, of course, those holding amateur radio licences.

The Remembrance Day contest is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area.

It was created as a competition between states so that everyone can be involved. The noise and activity is our tribute to the servicemen. It is a friendly contest with many just getting on to give out a few numbers and reconnect with old friends.

Remembrance day is the amateur radio equivalent of Anzac Day and as such should be the primary activity on the bands open within Australia on that special day making way only for any emergency traffic.

A perpetual trophy is awarded annually to the Australian state or territory with the best performance. The name of the winning State or Territory is inscribed on the trophy, and that State or Territory then holds the trophy for 12 months. The winning State or Territory is also given a certificate, as are leading entrants.

Full details and rules of the contest are available on the Remembrance Day contest page here on the WIA website, select Contests under the For Members dropdown menu above.

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Page Last Updated: Saturday, 01 Aug 2020 at 10:18 hours by Robert Broomhead


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