WIA APPOINTS VK4TS ROSS HULL CONTEST MANAGER
VK4TS Trent is now the manager of the Ross Hull Marathon, running all the month of January.
Trent Sampson VK4TS
Sitting at home this January? Time to rattle the bands above 30MHz.
The Ross Hull Contest (Marathon) is a distance-based contest for VHF UHF and Microwave bands.
Anyone can enter anywhere. Anywhere in the World – it has always been a worldwide event.
In 2022 there are modest changes.
NEW CW CATEGORY
NEW MULTI-OPERATOR (CLUBS) CATEGORY
NEW COMBINED CATEGORY (HIGHEST SCORE IS THE WINNER OF THE ROSS HULL)
There are three main categories – Best 7 days, Best 2 days or Multi op
Modes are PHONE (SSB FM AM) CW and Data.
While the marathon goes for a month you only need to perform over 2 or 7 days.
It is now supported by N1MM through a User defined contest module (TU G4OGB) and VK Contest Logger. (TU VK3AVV)
Because the exchange is simply, Report Plus Serial Number Plus Grid Square, we can accept logs from other contests eg UKSMG Winter Marathon logs are acceptable.
FT4/FT8 WSJT-X is best supported using the Contest mode for region 1 , if you had a better option, I would love to hear it.
UKSMG contest is like the Ross Hull, and it is a worldwide contest open to all.
CHANGES AND PROMOTION ALREADY COMPLETED
Changes completed and uploaded to the WIA Web Site and various Facebook reflectors.
Rule changes have been forwarded to the national bodies in New Zealand, Japan, USA, Great Britain, Indonesia, Malaysia also the UK Six Metre Group.
Article for CQ Magazine VHF Column completed for November Issue.
Rule changes forwarded to AR magazine.
Log Checker completed by W3KM
Log Uploader email created by VK3DN email@example.com
Logger N1MM modified to allow for Ross Hull: Link
Audio and Text File sent to WIA, VK6 and NZART News for inclusion in broadcast.
Awaiting VKCL to update to current rules although only minor and will still function as there are only minor differences.
We hope you can take the time and give out those all-important numbers in the Ross Hull 2022.
More information and past wnners can be found here: Link
Page Last Updated: Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 at 10:33 hours by Lee Moyle
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