I took part in the 2017 VK Shires Contest, activating parks in the South East of South Australia. CONGRATULATIONS to Tony VK3XV who came in at number one in this category with 173 QSOs and 182 Shires and a score of 31,486 points.
I managed to get position number 2 with a total of 167 QSOs and 180 Shires and a score of 30,060 points.
Below you can find the full results of the 2017 VK Shires Contest.......
I took part in the 2017 CQ WW DX Contest and entered into the SIngle Operator-Low Power category. I made a total of 377 QSOs and a final score of 198,850 points. I was deducted a number of points due to 3 invalid QSOs.
I came 1st in Australia, 6th in Oceania, and 107th in the world.
2017 CQ World Wide WPX Contest
I entered into the 2017 CQ World Wide WPX Contest and participated in the Single Op Low Power All Bands section.
I made a total of 454 QSOs and a total of 372,876 points.
I came first in Australia in this category, 6th in Oceania, and 845th in the World. I was closely followed by Steve VK2NSS in 2nd place with 207,060 points.
I picked up a few new DXCC entities on 40m. Band conditions were average, however there was an excellent opening on 10m. Most of my contacts (209) were on 15m, followed by 139 on 20m, 68 on 40m, and 49 on the 10m band.
The WPX Contest is based on an award offered by CQ Magazine for working all prefixes. Held on the last weekend of March (SSB) and May (CW), the contest draws thousands of entries from around the world.
2017 Trans Tasman Contest
The contest has an aim to encourage Low Band activity Trans-Tasman that is between VK and ZL.
I operated portable from the Totness Recreation Park for this contest. I made a total of 171 QSOs with a score of 2,347 points.
I came second in the Single Operator-Low Power (100 watts) category, with VK6TV/2 coming in at number 1 with 4,484 points.
2017 VK Shires Contest
My wife Marija VK5FMAZ and I, operated portable from GD5, MG5 in VK5, & GS3 in VK3 during this contest.
We each entered into the Single Op Rover category whilst we were in the South East of the State for the South East Radio Group's Annual Convention/Buy and Sell/National Fox hunting championships.
I came in at second place with a total of 167 QSOs and 180 Shires and a score of 30,060 points. I was pipped at the post by Tony VK3XV who made a total of 173 QSOs and a score of 31,486 points.
Marija came in at third place with 70 QSOs and and a score of 5,180 points. This was Marija's first ever contest.
We are very pleased with the results considering we were venturing around the South East as tourists and got on air during the contest whenever possible.
Thanks to Trent VK4TS and the team for a really fun contest, and thanks to everyone who called Marija and I. We are now awaiting the certificates.
2017 John Moyle Memorial Field Day
I activated the Totness Recreation Park for the 2017 John Moyle Memorial Field Day. I made a total of 241 contacts with a score of 482 points. I came FIRST in my category: Portable Station-Single operator-Phone only-HF bands-6 hour
Below you can read the full results of the 2017 JMMFD.