SGARS 80 Metre Contest on Saturday 30th July

The St George Amateur Radio Society annual 80 metre contest will be held this Saturday evening, 30th July 2016 from 6 PM to Midnight local time. This is a friendly contest for all licence holders, using phone (voice) CW or digital, in six blocks of one hour each.

Power levels and emission modes as per your individual licence class. Points allocated on distance basis. Additional points available for contacts by and with foundation licence holders. Seven different awards available for those who submit a contest log.

No multi or assisted operators permitted. Contestants can operate from home, portable or mobile. Logs can be either electronic ADIF or paper. While this contest is not in the list, VK CL can be used in the personal log mode.

For more information and the complete contest rules visit our web site

WARS awarded new DX Awards

Waverley Amateur Radio Society was recently awarded new achievements in operating.  The gained the Worked All VK Call Areas Award – HF in Open and Phone categories, and the International Amateur Radio Union Worked All Continents Awards in the Open and Phone Categories.

Operating Awards

Worked All VK Call Areas - HF -Open
• Requires a minimum of 66 QSO’s for this award.
• General rules apply. (Special prefixes AX and VI also qualify)
• VK0: 3 contacts from at least 2 different areas. (3)
• VK1, VK7, VK8: 3 contacts on at least 2 different bands. (9)
• VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5 and VK6: 10 contacts from each call district on at least 3 different bands. (50)
• VK9: 4 contacts from at least 3 different areas. (4)