2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

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2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK4CZ » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 am

We're just under three weeks away from the 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field Day. It's time to start planning your activation, share details below and do the necessary preparation.

Rules will no doubt be updated and posted in due course here:
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/

Make sure you register on Contest Radar:
https://contestradar.com/

And lastly, update your /P profile on VKSpotter:
www.vkspotter.com

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK4LHD » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:17 am

Planning a 24Hr with the Sunshine coast club at the club rooms working as VK4WIS. Planned bands are 6m,2m,70cm,23cm 2.4Ghz and hopefully 5.7Ghz and 10Ghz as well.

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK7ZBX » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:00 pm

G'day All.

Planning to be active from Mt. Wellington in Hobart for an 8Hr stint on the Saturday. Will be active on 6M, 2M, 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm, 3cm and 1.2cm maybe.

Will be hoping for some favorable weather and lots of people to exchange reports with.

Going to be a busy time

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK3VKT » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:17 pm

Hey gang yet again will be active from home QF11NS62LV with 6, 2, 70 and 23cm this year the first time with 23cm horizontal at 10m in the air :om:

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK2KFJ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:16 pm

Thanks Scott for putting all relevant URLs here for the contest.

Roger vk2zrh and myself planning to goto portable central tablelands area west of Sydney, either mt.lambie qf46xm, or Gowan qf46pu, or qf46qu.
6,2,70,23, 3.4G and 10G, this time taking 3m long yagi for 23cm

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Post by VK4CZ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 pm

No problem Steve.... be great to maximise the activity levels (as well as wish for good propagation).

For me and a couple of others, the location at 1,100mASL has been secured... We're now just finalising our plans and will hopefully share in next few days.
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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK2XAX » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:00 pm

Hi all,

I'll be on for the duration for the contest at home from QF56if23

QRV on 6,2,70, 23 & 13cm

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK4CZ » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 am

Kevin VK4UH, Col VK4MIL and myself [Scott VK4CZ] will be activating the Brisbane VHF Group VK4IF/P from QG53TC26 [26.889064S; 151.601945E] on Mount Mowbullan at 1082mASL.
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Our view to SE from balcony.


Our entry in the Spring VHF UHF Field Day will be under Section B1: Portable station, multiple operators, 24 hours.

We’ll be QRV on all bands from 50MHz through to 10GHz.

Full station details are being finalised, path profiles being analysed and excitement building! :thumbup:

Mt Mowbullan to Howells Knob
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Mt Mowbullan to Mt Gravatt
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Mt Mowbullan to Kamarun Lookout
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Mt Mowbullan to Vista Point Lookout
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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK4EA » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Trying a home station (QG62mo) this time given I get some antennas up. Will be trying 10, 24 and 47 GHz from the roof if there is sufficient interest and the weather is kind.


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Post by VK4CRO » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:43 pm

Vk4wie will be 8 hr at Belmont qg62nl.
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Vk4wie will be 8 hr at Belmont qg62nl.
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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK2KFJ » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:29 am

Club station VK2MB will operate portable from Terrey Hills QF56oh on saturday, sydney northern beaches, with 6, 2 7, 70, 23

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK2KFJ » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:52 pm

Colin VK2KCM will be portable at Somersby, on NSW Central coast, saturday, 6m through 13cm.

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK7HH » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:09 pm

Active from Mt Hobbs (just North East of Hobart).

6m, 2m, 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 9cm and 3cm.

Hopefully we get some good conditions across Bass Strait, so VK3's beam our way

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK3PY » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:39 pm

Had some fun in the 8-hour/multi-op section today. After a hiatus of a couple of years, VK3UHF is getting back into it. Operators were David VK3QM, Bert VK3TU and me, Chas VK3PY. Being a little under-staffed, we only took gear for the bands 50 MHz to 10 GHz inclusive. We still had heaps of fun. Thanks to all the operators who worked us.

Since our operating period was limited and power demand was modest, we decided to power our station with an optically-coupled thermonuclear reactor, located at a safe distance. We were bathed in a lovely, green glow.

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Re: 2019 Spring VHF-UHF Field-Day Contest

Post by VK3BA » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:52 pm

G'day Chas, great to work you guys early this arvo. I hear you re a 3yr hiatus. Been there myself in recent months, but finally picking up the mike in recent days, to the point where I forgot how to change bands today on one of the Icom rigs... terrible... but had a good day on the VKCL with only one cockup, thus far... good to see too that the VK3AMZ/VK3ZL fashion influence is working for you... :?

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