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VK5RLZ 70cm Repeater

As of yesterday the 3 of July 2013 the VK5RLZ 70cm repeater now requires a 91.5Hz CTCSS tone for access it. There is no CTCSS tone on the output only the input, but this may change in the future.

Green drawing pin denotes the location of the repeater at the Elizabeth Water Tower

VHF/UHF Field Day Survey closing in 1 week 14/10

First, this Proposal for changes to scoring of Australian VHF/UHF Field days. This proposal outlines the rationale for these field contests, examines how well they meet their aims, how the current scoring system works and reveals some anomalies in the scoring system used. Then the reasons for changing the scoring system to one based on distance worked, and removing the link to grid squares worked, are explained and some details are provided of how that change can be made.

The Survey

Reference:
http://vk1da.net/

John Moyle Field Day 2012

Overview:
The contest takes place on the 3rd full weekend in March each year, and this year runs from 0100 UTC Saturday to 0059 UTC Sunday, 17 – 18 March 2012.

The aim is to encourage and provide familiarisation with portable operation, and provide training for emergency situations. The rules are therefore specifically designed to encourage field operation.

Contest Rules:
The contest is open to all VK, ZL and P2 stations. Other stations are welcome to participate, but can only claim points for contacts with VK, ZL and P2 stations. All VK, ZL, and P2 stations can claim points for all contacts, with any amateur station in world, as long as valid serial numbers are exchanged.

Single operator portable entries shall consist of ONE choice from each of the following (e.g. 6 hour, phone, VHF/UHF):
a 24 or 6 hour;
b Phone, CW, Digital or All modes;
c HF, VHF/UHF or All Bands.

Multi-operator portable entries shall consist of ONE choice from each of the following (e.g. 24 hour, phone, VHF/UHF):
a 24 or 6 hour;
b Phone, CW, Digital, or All modes;
c HF, VHF/UHF or All Bands.

Home and SWL entries may be either, 24 hour or 6 hours, but only all modes, and all bands. Multi operator stations are not permitted in the Home Category

Reference:
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/johnmoyle/