Contest Soapbox: RD Contest 2019 - Yes, VK7 Won again. :-)
Call Sign Category Mode Soapbox
VK4ADC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Too few around this year...
VK3FAXI SINGLE-OP SSB LOW MY FIRST RD CONTEST! THANK YOU FOR RUNNING IT!
VK6QS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH great contest thanks
VK7VH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH The RD remains the best contest. Had a great time. Limited bands this year. Look out next year. Great support in VK7. Thanks to all and thanks to the contest manager
VK7FB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great contest!!
VK5PL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Conditions were bad at times, especially Sunday morning, but enjoyed the contest
VK3MH SINGLE-OP CW QRP Single Operator QRP 5w Home Station
VK4HH MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Note: ZL1AB had multiple operators (lighthouse) and each gave their own number of years in the report
VK5KX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Enjoyed the friendly contest.
VK6PCB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Good luck everybody
VK3DEK SINGLE-OP SSB LOW First time I've entered this contest, lots of fun. Happy to make some 160m contacts.
VK6AD SINGLE-OP FM QRP All contacts using Quansheng hand-held.
VK5OQ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please in future years can we have the RD contest on a different weekend from the ILLSWE. Splitting participation between the 2 events is not good for either.
VK6WK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH thank you so much
VK3QB SINGLE-OP CW QRP Conditions very good on 40 and 80. Working QRP I worked every station I heard. Numbers seem to be down... recieved this comment from a number of ops. As always a great contest. The RD was my intro to ham radio. Looking forward to next year.
VK3CTM SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Gret fun and a good workout for the brain.
VK3LM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Slow going at ti,es but managed to beat my last years score. Great signals on 2
VK2FCMD SINGLE-OP SSB LOW Thanks very much!
VK2YW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Not as many stations this year but good and friendly. Didn't hear any ZLs
VK5LJ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks Alan for running the contest. Good format, good fun. Generally conditions were pretty good with some QSB.
VK6CSW SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks for another great contest!
VK3MB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for a great contest, Cheers, VK3MB.
VK3NCC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Deserved Thanks to the organiser for making this happen. The co ordination must be quite telling. The bands were quite noisy for me at various times, and some family commitments meant that the activity for me was erratic over the time. All nice friendly activity, great tohear good operators on the air.. well done everyone!
VK6WR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH single op, phone.
VK5DP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH please update to latest version of VKCL logger.
VK7QP SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH please update to the lastest version of VKCL logger
VK2LEE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Mostly Great conditions - excellent conditions from midnight on 80 metres Still the friendly contest..Will Be back next year.
VK2AEJ SINGLE-OP CW HIGH local noise has blocked out HF comms for me
VK4FLR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Very poor conditions , worst I have experienced in 53 years
VK6XL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH please update your version of VKCL logger
VK5CB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Low activity on some bands ie VHF. 20m 40m 80m ok
VK2BBQ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thank you to the organisers.
VK6MM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated from North Yunderup
VK6RC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH please update your version of VKCL logger
VK3LRE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH please update your version of VKCL logger
VK5DJ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great friendly contest. Activity low compared with 60 years ago.
VK3TIN SINGLE-OP SSB LOW All new field day contest station IC-7300 with external RX mod running 90w Tx. TX antenna was a 51m random wire tuned by an LDG RT-600 external tuner driving a homebuilt 9 to 1 UnUn with internal choke that uses a field of radials. The TX Antenna was mounted to an 18m Spiderbeam mast. 18m Vertical component and the remainder sloping to the ground with the end about 3m in the air. RX provided by an LZ1AQ active antenna amp using four homebuilt crossed loops on a homebuilt rotatable assembly. Had an absolute blast with this station.
VK7WN SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH My very first contest
VK2MG/P SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Operated portable from Bouddie National Park VKFF-0049 QF56ql Seemed a bit lighter on than last year, but at least we didn't have the static A large number of operators were giving out sequential serial numbers rather tha It's a shame that we clashed wit the lighthouse weekend as some ops were not giv
VK6NC MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Good fun as usual. Good to catch up with lots of old voices again. Not sure if i
VK4QS SINGLE-OP CW QRP I ENJOYED THE RD CONTEST, ESPECIALLY AS A CW QRP ENTRANT. I FOUND THAT PEOPLE SOAPBOX: WERE PATIENT WHEN IT CAME TO THE NUMBERS, WHICH I APPRECAITED.
VK6AB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please update to the latest version of VKCL Logger
VK4JSS SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thank you to the organisers and all stations. My first RD contest, operated portable in the high country near Stanthorpe. A lot of radio fun ! see you next year.
VK7HW SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH With HF signals being scarce this year VHF/UHF made it an interesting Contest with lots of local action. Another great RD Contest
VK4WIS MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Great contest. Had a lot of fun doing it with the club. Just wish more club members would get involved in contesting.
VK7KDV SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please upgrade to the latest VKCL logger
VK2AYD SINGLE-OP CW QRP First licence G3HLW in 1951 Antenna blown down after 10 mins operating. Better luck next year
VK2AWX MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH VK2AWX
VK7JGD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks to all who ran this great contest and to all stations that took part from around VK and ZL it was fun as usual Good to hear the F calls maybe with more power next time Thanks all VK7JGD Garry
VK7OO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH It was quite a challenge to be competitive from a tiny yard with basic antennas. I was pleased to be able to operate all bands from 160m to 23cm. This included a "thrown together" 1/4 wave on 6m lashed to the side of the house in the hours before the contest started. It was great to be part of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of amateurs making sure VK7 was unbeatable again. An especially big shout out goes to VK7FPCL for doing so well in his first contest with not much on air experience, as well as to those who helped him out with his station setup.
VK2BJT SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Appologies for sending the incorrect Sent numbering system. Back from holidays and not reviewed the contest rules. I trust the log will be useful for cross checks if needed. Thanks for the organization again. Sadly t.oo little time to prepare for it
VK2IR SINGLE-OP CW HIGH NSW Wombats 2019
VK2GR SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Team leader for "NSW Wombats", the other members were Tommy VK2IR and Patrick VK2PN. 80m and 160m quite noisy at the NSW South Coast rural QTH. CW activity was very limited this year compared to last year.
VK2EL SINGLE-OP CW HIGH FT897 WITH MAG LOOP ON BALCONY, RETIREMENT VILLAGE
VK3JK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please update your version of VKCL logger
VK3SAY MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Scout Station from 1st Kilmore Scout Hall, very little 2M or 70cm traffic heard due to location in a bowl. Local scouts did log each of our on 2m & 70cm when quiet.
VK2KJJ SINGLE-OP CW HIGH /p from Ryde in Sydney. Again a great contest.
VK2MT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated portable while camped near Wisemans Ferry NW of Sydney. Radio: Icom IC-7610 Tuner/Coupler: Icom AH-3 Antenna: Non-reasonant Inverted Vee hung from a helpful nearby gumtree. Weather and Band conditions much better than last year. Didn't seem to be as many numbers on the air this year. Good comraderie between the RDers, Lighthouse Stations & Parks Activators.
VK2GGC MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Great contest again this year. We shutdown the station @23:30UTC on the Sunday a
VK3AUQ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Please update your VKCL logger Rig IC7600 Antenna Random wire with AH4 tuner all bands Home brew iambic keyer (early 80's vintage).
VK5NE SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Just a few CW QSOs to keep up the momentum. One day I may just get back to some serious contesting.
VK2EMU SINGLE-OP CW QRP MY COMMENTS CW CONTACT ON 2M WITH A FT-290R 2.5 WATTS
VK3KTT SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH only a casual entry woke up at 3 am and got stuck on 160 m and 80m till 6:20 plenty of fun always a good contest
VK2TTL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for the contest. Conditions OK for 80/40/20m. 100w, Dipole @ 8m Portable at Clarence Head Lighthouse Yamba, Locator QG60QN L, AU0013
VK3VT SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Ususally run high power but decided to give QRP a try - I was amazed at how well 5 watts got out
VK5UE SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Very noisy here
VK3BNR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please update your version of VKCL Logger
VK3FLCS SINGLE-OP SSB LOW Enjoy this contest every year.
VK2AZ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Only operated on Saturday. Not as many stations around this year. Didn't work anyone on VHF/UHF
VK6AAK SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Thanks for the contest. 73
VK7LH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated during Lighthouse Weekend using VK7LH at Low Head
VK7KC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH High noise level. Took a long time to find contacts. Still enjoy the contest.
VK6CLL MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Propagation seemed a bit down and ILLW DX was elusive, but overall we had fun, one day of really bad weather, not bad for Cape Leeuwin in winter. Looking forward to next year!
VK3JWT SINGLE-OP SSB LOW AN ENJOYABLE CONTEST. MANY STATIONS ON 80M. HIGHER BANDS QUIET. ENJOYED WORKING RD CONTEST STATIONS AND SOME LIGHTHOUSE STNS. ANTENNA - G5RV VIA TUNER
VK3ER MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Sorry for late submission!!