Mount Barker summit, John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2014
Oceania DX Contest
I entered into the Single Op Low power all bands category and obtained 828 QSOs and a score of 828,828 points, which got me to 3rd position in Australia in that category. And the good thing was I went to bed at 12.30 a.m. and got up the next day at 8.30 a.m. I found the 15m band into Europe, short path was excellent, as was 10m into North America.
Below you can view a summary of the results of the 2014 Oceania DX Contest.
I really enjoy the 10 m band, so in 2014, I entered the SIngle Op Low power 10 Metres section. I managed a total of 327,726 points with 404 QSO's and 289 different prefixes over an 18.9 hour period. I came 1st in Australia and 3rd in Oceania, and 53rd in the world.
In the overlay section for Tribander, I came 2nd in Australia and 3rd in Oceania, and11th in the world.
The results for this contest came out very quickly. Congratulations to CQ magazine and the organisers.
Conditions on 10m were quite good. I managed QSOs into most parts of Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, United States, Canada, South America, Central America, the Carribean, Japan, South East Asia, and the Middle East.
John Moyle Memorial Field Day
I headed to Mount Barker summit for the 2014 John Moyle Field Day and participated in the 6 hour section of the 2014 John Moyle Memorial Field Day.
This was the third time I had taken part in the JMMFD, but it was the first time that I had gone portable for the Field Day.
I ended up with 155 QSO's on 40m SSB & 20m SSB with a score of 310 points.
I came FIRST in this section, sharing first place with Joe VK3YSP.
Below you can view a short video of my activation during the Field Day.
Below you can read the full results of the 2014 John Moyle Memorial Field Day......
I had a few hours in the 2014 JIDX Contest, all on 10m and 15m. Conditions did not appear to be very good, with signals from Japan way down. Perhaps as a result of all the recent solar activity? I also had quite a few other commitments on that weekend. But I still managed 101 contacts with a score of 5,310 (11,000 points less than last year).
I came second in this category to David VK4SP who had a score of 24,702 points.
Don't expect a quick turn around with the JIDX. Although this is a fun contest, the organisers are very slow at turning around results. And in 2015 they lost all the records.