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2020 RD Contest Opening Address

Date : 15 / 08 / 2020
Author : Peter Elllis - VK1PE

The RD contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and 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 is preceded by a short opening address by a Guest Speaker transmitted on various WIA frequencies during the minutes prior to the contest. During this ceremony, a roll call of amateurs who paid the supreme sacrifice during WWII is read.

The perpetual trophy is ordinarily held by the WIA at its national office and is inscribed annually with the name of the winning State or Territory.

The RD Contest Opening Speech and audio files are available for download at the bottom of this page.

The sequence for the 2020 RD Contest Opening Speech is 15min in duration the audio file below is for broadcast 15 minutes before the contest.

The contest starts 0300 UTC Saturday (1:00pm AEST Saturday 15th August) and ends 0300 UTC Sunday (1:00pm AEST Sunday 16th August).

Full details are on the RD contest page Link

73 and "Good Luck In The Contest"

Related Files

2020 RD Contest Opening Address
2020 RD speech 15m00s L.mp3

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