I entered the 2012 IARU HF World Championship Contest which was held on the 14th & 15th July, 2012.
I entered the Low Power category.
I made a total of 185 QSO's, and I have a claimed score of 55,280 points.
I came 1st in Australia and 172nd in the World for Low Power category.
Japan International DX Contest
This is a great contest. And surprisingly only 11 VK ops sent in a log. I entered the 2012 contest which was held on the 10th & 11th November, 2012. I submitted a log in the Low power single band (15 meter) category. Final results show that I came 1st in Australia & 4th in Oceania in this Category.
Oceania DX Contest
The Oceania DX contest has been around since the mid 1930s and was known previously as the VK/ZL Contest. It is Oceania's only international style contest where contacts with stations all over the globe are able to participate.
Oceania stations may contact any station for QSO points whilst non-oceania stations are required to contact any station in Oceania for QSO points.
The contest runs over two weekends in October and has SSB, CW and SWL categories. I took part in the 2012 contest in the Single Op Low Power all bands section.
I had a claimed score of 587,462 points.
I obtained a score of 574,750 points.
I came 1st in this Category.
I was the recipient of the plaque for the Top entrant from Australia in PHONE Single Operator All Band Low power category. The plaque was sponsored by the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Below you can download a full report on the results of the 2012 Oceania DX Contest.
The 2012 Worked All Europe DX Contest was held in September, 2012.
Only inter continental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted. A unique feature of this Contest are the QTC-traffic adds, where the DX stations transfer real telegrams to the European stations. These telegrams contain data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs. Some European stations, and not only the leading ranks, gain more than 70 percent of their score from QTC traffic.
I made a total of 401 QSOs and a total of 38,897 points.
My results are:-
# 1 in Australia # 1 in VK5 # 50 in the World outside of Europe # 2 in Oceania
Below you can view the results of the 2012 Worked All Europe DX Contest.....
I entered the 2012 CQ WW WPX Contest SSB, which took place in March, 2012. I entered the Low Power All bands category, and ended up with 455 QSOs and a total of 304 different prefixes, over a 31.9 hour period. I came #1 in Australia & #5 in Oceania & #185 in the World. The overlay category was Low Power Rookie All bands. I came #1 in Australia & #1 in Oceania & #11 in the World.
CQ World Wide DX Contest
The 2012 CQ WW SSB Contest was held on the 27th & 28th October, 2012. I entered the contest in the Single Op 10 Metres Low power category. I ended up with 259 QSO's and a claimed score of 58,560. For this category, I came 157th in the world, 2nd in the Oceania region, and 1st in Australia.
All Asian DX Contest
The All Asian DX Contest (SSB) run by the JARL is held each year in September. The report exchange is the RST report followed by the operator’s age (YLs can give 00). Surprisingly only 11 Aussie ops submitted a log for this contest, which is a lot of fun. I entered the 2012 contest and made 207 QSO's & obtained a score of 39,060 points. I came 8th in Oceania. Unfortunately there is no low power category in this contest for DX stations. Interestingly there is a Low Power section for the Asian stations. So in theory you are competing against other VK's who can run up to 1 KW. I have sent en e-mail to the JARL to consider a Low Power section for the DX stations. They were kind enough to reply and will be considering this at their next Committee meeting.
ARRL 10m Contest
I participated in the 2012 ARRL 10 Meter Contest held on 8th & 9th December. I entered into the SIngle Op low power category. I ended up with a final score of 35,230 points (consisting of 271 QSO's). I found conditions on the 10 meter band were average. Short path to the USA on Saturday morning was poor, but better on Sunday morning and okay on Monday morning. Europe on the SP on Saturday was terrific but there was not much around on Sunday which was disappointing. And this was the same with JA & Asia, which was good on Saturday but very quiet on Sunday. A total of 26 VK's submitted logs for the Contest. I came in 2nd in VK in this Category, behind VK4LAT who had a great score of 119,786.
Remembrance Day Contest
I entered into the 2012 RD Contest and made a total of 84 QSOs.
Below you can find a full report on the results......