Contest Soapbox: RD Contest 2017 - VK7 is the Winning State:
Call Sign Category Mode Soapbox
VK2XSE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK4NM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH My first RD contest, enjoyed the short time I spent on radio. Look forward to p
VK6ZMS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7AD SINGLE-OP CW LOW
VK6MM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated from 188 Culeenup Road North Yunderup WA 6208
VK4HH MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Good activity in spite of challenging condx.
VK3OAK SINGLE-OP SSB QRP
VK7DG SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK4FILS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2BBQ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH NOTE : Original VKCL data appears to be lost in a logging software error. I am attempting to recover the data. Attached are a few contacts made under a new VKCL file.
VK3AMW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2VV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3AWG SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7BEN SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH 1st RD since rule changes couple of years ago. great contest as result! strong vk7 presence on VHF+ bands. can't wait till next year
ZL1SHP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH RF82BH Aussies played a good game. Cheers for listening close to my portable station.
VK7FB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great contest as always - much enjoyed
VK7NTK SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP I hereby certify that I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest. Thomas Karpiniec. (Single Op QRP Mixed) Email: tk@1.21jiggawatts.net Phone: 0407 808 063
VK2BPL SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK1FWBK SINGLE-OP CW HIGH
VK3VT SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7DIK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2KJJ SINGLE-OP CW HIGH
VK4TMZ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK4AMG SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK3MCD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH First time entrant, enjoyed participating
VK6QS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Declaration: I hereby certify that I have operated in accordance with the rules
VK4ADF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH VK4ADF also known as VK4DA
VK5KX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great friendly contest, didn't hear any VK8's.
VK7VH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Another great contest
VK7KC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK7ZCR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK5XY SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK6BMW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK5DJ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK4FLR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK7ZMS SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK2IG SINGLE-OP CW QRP Tcvr: TS-480HX @ 5W output. Antennas: 80/40m - 80m OCF dipole; 20m - 5-band spiderbeam yagi. Heard only 3 contest stations on 20m on Sunday, but couldn't work. Was called by VK6 in answer to my CQ on 20m! Thanks to all those who answered my QRP signal. Thanks to the organisers for managing the contest this year.
VK2AWX MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Many thanks to all for your participation and logistical support.
VK2UTL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH KX3 @ 15W
VK3SMC SINGLE-OP SSB QRP
VK6VP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6WE SINGLE-OP SSB LOW
VK6MJC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Enjoyed the contest even though HF band conditions were challenging. Thank you for organising the contest cheers 73 Mike
VK2LEE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Still the Great friendly contest - Noise level here over 9 at midnight!! Heard many contacts where one operator told the other that the exchange number was years as a licenced ham, and didn't change with each contact .. Hi Hi.
VK6SN SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I could only work for a short time but enjoyed it again.
VK7TW SINGLE-OP SSB QRP I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK5KIK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3XV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK5GRC MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH
VK2JDR SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK6NU SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK6SO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3GK SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK5LJ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK5NE SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Very disappointed with the VK5 participation this year. Surprising conditions due to the recent solar acivity.
VK2BFC SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH had a great time this year, poor conditions but still fun
VK2DEK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2EL SINGLE-OP CW HIGH OPERATED FROM RETIREMENT VILLAGE, USING IC7300 AND MAG LOOP ANTENNAS ON BALCONY. THANKS TO ALL, ESPECIALLY VK4SN!
VK2JCC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Single operator RD 2017
VK2MK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operating portable in Georgetown, Cape York, Far North Queensland
VK3ELH SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK3LM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH On hast to click log to log a contact! Great 160M activity.
VK3SIM SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK4ADC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK5MCB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK5MTM SINGLE-OP SSB QRP
VK6AIF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH 2017 RD Contest
VK6ARN MULTI-OP SSB HIGH Operated phone only - dunno why it says "mixed mode". i EDITED TO "Phone" Operated from QTH. Severe weather warnings cancelled plans for portable operatio
VK6DDX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for an enjoyable contest. It is the first time in several years that for work reasons I was able to take part. Everyone's behaviour was great a participants were friendly. Thank you as Contest Manager for the orgnisation and management. A great contest and while band conditions have changed I still get the same thrill taking part as I did in 1970s as VK7UX.
VK6ZRW SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7QF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7OO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK5AZL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7HW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thank you for sorting out all the logs to get the results.
VK6CSW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for a great contest, most enjoyable.
VK7RM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2BGL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK3FLCS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH 2nd year in contest. Enjoyed the short time I was able to compete.
VK5BRL MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH
VK5DT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3TNL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6FGGL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3JK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Single operator Phone
VK2AZ SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW FT-102, IC-7100 40m dipole, 80m inverted L used on 160m also. Surprised anyone could hear me on 160m with my 80m antenna. Goal was to beat last years score, and achieved that. Thanks to the contest manager and helpers.
VK5HEL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK6AN SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2HHS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7QP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7WH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH The Log was handwritten and transferred to the VKCL logging programme post contest.
VK7ZBX SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK4SC SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK5PL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Conditions not very good so I got a bit bored and did not get back to the contes
VK3NCC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks to the organisers!! Got a lot of people out and operating. Very Enjoyable I hereby certify that I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest; signed (Colin Consiglio 14 August 2017)
VK6HV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK2TS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK6RC SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK2GR SINGLE-OP CW HIGH VK2GR was again leader for the NSW Wombats team with Barry VK2BJ and David VK2WQ being the other team members. The bands were very quiet with only a little QRN on 160m at my rural QTH. The night hours really paid good score dividends for me this year while still managing to get 3 hours sleep. An enjoyable contest I like to actively participate to acknowledge the WWII signals operators who mentored me in my early years, these being VK2EO, VK2PF and VK2OI.
VK6NC MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH
VK3LRE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
ZL2AQL SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7KW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK5LA SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6BDO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7SA SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Log entered from paper log into VKCL by VK7HW Checked
VK2YW SINGLE-OP SSB QRP All contacts made from FT-817 running 5watts. Antenna - Link dipole for 40m/80m.
VK6QK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK7RO SINGLE-OP CW HIGH
VK7JGD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT RD CONTEST POSSIBLY A PERSONAL BEST WITH ALL THE EARLY MORNING CONTACTS AND THE STATIONS ON 160 METERS GOOD TO HEAR CHEERS GARRY
VK5UE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Lot of noise on bands
VK2BJ SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Very slow going and poor conditions on HF bands. No activity to speak of on VHF/UHF Enjoyable nevertheless.
VK2MT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated portable again from a sheep farm 20klms west of Goulburn Used 2 antennas - Random length dipole & a 20m vertical No 240v - Used 450aH of 12v batteries & 600 watts of solar panels Band propagation reasonable, but a bit quiet on Sunday morning Lots of enjoyable contacts If it wasn't the sheep & kangaroos nudging the antenna guy ropes it was the high winds.
VK2WQ SINGLE-OP CW HIGH I enjoyed the contest. The 3 hour blocks seem to be a reasonable choice for CW. Where were the ZL stations? Member of the NSW Wombats team headed by VK2GR Note that 50 below in the frequency column is for 50 MHz (not 50 KHz) ops
VK5KDK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2TTL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for the contest this year. Was able to spend a few hrs on Sat night on 80M, and an hour on Sunday morning before the fencing. Conditions were reasonable . Cheers
VK7DW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2BJT SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Suffering jet lag from an overseas flight, I only caught the last 2 hours of the contest and did not check for rule changes. Thus I have mistakenly used the old sequencial QSO numbering system. My appologies. Please use this log submission for cross checking, but I don't mind if it is left out of the final scoring, being an invalid entry. The post contest entry made me aware of my error. Fun contest, thanks. Best 73, Ian vk2bjt
VK6AAK SINGLE-OP CW HIGH tks, 73.
VK6NK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6ZIC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK1DW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3WE SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK5SE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2AU MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH
VK2ZCM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thank You
VK3VGB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6LO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3LCW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3MHY SINGLE-OP SSB LOW
VK5GR SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks for a fantastic contest again this year. I do think to help promote more RTTY that a seperate digital modes section would be good. The effort to setup RTTY is not rewarded unless you also work CW. Thanks to the WIA and the organisers again for RD 2017.
VK2HAX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Single operator - Phone only.
VK3ADW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3AGQ SINGLE-OP CW QRP A good contest. Thanks to all. 73
VK6CG SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7CL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7JU SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2QV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3AVV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7HDM SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH I hereby certify I have operated in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest
VK7RD SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Another great RD Contest! Propagation condx not too good but maybe they will improve for next year. Many thanks Rob VK7RD (also VK7RF)
VK3MEG SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3YE SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Good contest. Evening spent at home & morning pedestrian mobile on beach.
VK3ZPF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6JP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6WH MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Operators on teh day VK6BBM, VK6DY, VK6LB, VK6AKR all members of WA VHF Group
VK7FREU SINGLE-OP SSB QRP
VK2VOL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3CML MULTI-OP SSB HIGH
VK2AOJ SINGLE-OP SSB QRP Operated by Fcall-VK2fAJM assisted by 2nd operator Rohan MaCrae
VK3FMMB SINGLE-OP SSB LOW HAD FUN. OVER.
VK5PX MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7IF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2FHRK SINGLE-OP SSB QRP Found the contest this year very slow. Lots of noise on 40m. Also discovered a few stations, that may have NOT read the rules and just gave o Cheers Leonie VK2FHRK
VK2GGC MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Well done to all
VK5KLD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I lost one contact.VK6NC worked on 20 metres at 2230 hrs UTC approx
VK7DC SINGLE-OP SSB LOW
VK2TUV MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Multi Operator, Single Transmitter, Worked portable QF46PU Great Contest, was great fun to activate the higher Microwave bands for the first time (That we are aware of) during an RD Contest Campoven cooked roast lamb is the best 73 de Dave, Terry, Gordon, Lindsay, Kim, John, Garry, Phillipa, 2nd John, & Saul (The Dog)
VK7PD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7EV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6GHZ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK2PX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6TV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK4LAT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks to Al vk4sn for doing a great job on the contest
VK4BW MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH For the competition we set up a Portable station to get experience for future Fi
VK3ZAP SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK7TU SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK4FPDG SINGLE-OP SSB LOW VERY ENJOYABLE CONTEST!
VK5JW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3DY SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6AXB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Part of team "31 Club" with Neil VK6BDO and Ray VK6ZRW I hereby declare I have operated within the rules and spirit of the contest. (And again, had a lot of fun doing so - 80m overnight was great, despite my higj
VK4PDX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK7KAJ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2UVP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6EK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK6USB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3JWT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK3FBNR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH
VK2CU SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH
VK3AUQ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH