March 12th, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm local time
Waverley Amateur Radio Society is proud to announce the second edition of this unique contest which aims to bring amateurs together on Sydney’s world-famous harbour and its historic ferry service.
Since its formation in 1919, our club has had a long association with central Sydney and the harbour. With its headquarters at Rose Bay, just a few metres from the harbour itself, WARS is well positioned to host this exciting event. Many of our diverse member base live and work around the harbour and regularly use the ferry service to travel for business and leisure.
The object will be to make as many contacts as possible from the ferries or from any of the system’s 36 wharves.
Operation is restricted to VHF and UHF bands, any mode, simplex or through a repeater using hand-held transceivers.
A scoring system will encourage operators to visit as many wharves and travel on as many ferries as possible in a six-hour period. See the Contest Rules page.
As points will be claimed per location/contact rather than by distance and with no advantage for high power or digital modes, all classes of licensees including Foundation, can compete equally.
There will be a number of awards for achieving goals such as Worked All Ferries, as well as for the highest points.
Home and mobile operators will also be able to take part by contacting amateurs riding the ferries or by activating wharves.
It is hoped that a further successful edition of this contest will see the event become part of the regular amateur radio contest calendar.
With a maximum Sunday fare, using the NSW Transport Opal card, of $2.50 for the whole day, the contest is likely to be an enjoyable day out in our fabulous harbour city!
For more information, contact:
Laurie Gordon VK2GZ email@example.com 0412 108 660
Rob Halliday VK2XRH firstname.lastname@example.org