Contest Soapbox: Trans-Tasman 2020
Call Sign Category Mode Soapbox
VK3ZPF SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Worked from home due to COVID-19 restrictions Logged with VK port-a-log CONTEST version
VK2YW SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Good fun as usual except woodpecker on 80m
VK2TTL SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH 160m 80m dipole, 100W , Tuner, low erp. 80m dipole, 300W 40m dipole, 100W. Rig for all IC7300. Conditions were fair, woodpecker intruded 90% of 80m after 9pm Thanks to all . A good 6 hours.
VK7ZBX SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW First time entry in the Trans Tasman. Greta fun )
VK2BBQ SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Thank you to the organisers.
VK3MH SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH 160m was oustanding and worked most of the stations I could hear.
VK5LJ SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Very good conditions on 160m and 80m although 80m was very noisy towards the end. Great concept with 3 x 2hr blocks keeps the bands busy. Thanks Alan for running the contest.
VK3ANL SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Thanks organisers! First time this contest, & new to 160m. I enjoyed! 40m poor, 80m alive. 160m alive.
VK3KTT SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH A good fun contest lots of people on air the bands were jumping we need to promot it more and yes i had fun
VK7GH SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Great conditions on 160 and terrible on 40. 40 & 80 both suffered from radar noi
VK5SFA SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH I really enjoyed the TT Contest last night. Great to work a few more ZL's this time around! SOAPBOX The surface radar QRM on 80 metres was ameliorated at my QTH by using a Magnetic Loop on RX and an Inverted L on TX. Luckily for me, the radar was coming in from the NW and most competitors were East or West. This provided some good nulling of the interferer. Great to see 160 metres in full flight.. Looking forward to next year!
VK4SN CHECKLOG MIXED HIGH Most enjoyable contest I've had for a while. Worked over 100 in an hour at one stage. The wood pecker created havoc on 80m most of the evening making some stations unworkable. 160m had good participation as the band improved during the night. Thanks to all who participated.
VK6FLAB SINGLE-OP DIGI QRP First ever digital PSK contest QSO, didn't hear anything else on the bands. Bit dissapointing to see so few digital signals. Not sure if the contest rules can be tweaked. 2200 in VK6 is 0000 in VK2/3/4 and 0200 in ZL. VK6 has poor propagation at the beginning of the contest (before sunset) and not many people to talk to at the end of the contest. Used FLDIGI on a vertical with my FT-857d from my QTH for the first time.
ZL4RMF SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Great contest, good operators, excellent conditions. Ron ZL4RMF
VK2EFM SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Enjoyed the Contest.... ) I was still soldering and downloading software 5 minutes before the start. 80m was a bit rough with RADAR QRM unless you were in the sweet spot around 3.63 I really enjoyed myself and worked a few ZLs on 160m
VK5PAS SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Yaesu FT857d, 30 watts, linked dipole
VK3DEK SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW I started late, but happy to see the bands all working well.
VK3CTM SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW An excellent contest!
VK3MB SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Great Conditions on 80 and 160. Lots of Fun by all.
VK5WOW MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH PORTABLE BROWN HILL CREEK CONSERVATION PARK VKWWFF -1688 ONE RADIO
VK4PL MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH 160 & 80m - Op VK4KY, TRX K3, Antennas - Inverted L & Dipole 40m - Op VK4FY, TRX IC7000, Antennas - 1/4wl Vertical & Dipole
VK2QV SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Had good fun. Equipment IC7300, SPE Amp, Antenna 160/80m sloper, 40m delta loop
ZL2XC SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Thnks - Really enjoyed it except for the Radar both on 40 and 80
VK4KW MULTI-OP MIXED HIGH Really enjoyable contest and the winter time means the low bands are superb We ran an old version of software that made the multipliers worth much more Certainly got us excited in the last two hours
VK2ZK SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW IC-7300 barefoot Trapped 80/40 metre dipole @ 9 metres Random long wire
VK2WY SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP what a bloody blast!!
VK2MT SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Location - Operated portable from a caravan near Wisemans Ferry (NW of Sydney). Rig - Icom IC-7100 Antenna - Dipole suspended 60' up a helpful Gumtree. 40m - Good but only a few stations amongst the many O/S sigs. 80m - Excellent until the S7+ radar pulse QRM hit us all. (And no Alan it wasn't just local to you!) 160m - Got better/less noisy along with more stations as they "escaped" the 80m QRM. Overall a very enjoyable Contest. Thanks everyone!
VK6KMS SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW My first contest
VK2WQ SINGLE-OP CW LOW Running IC 7300 at 100w to a North - South 41m end fed wire via 491 balun Conditions within VK and to ZL seemed reasonable. Hope for more CW stations next time.
VK5DT SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Thanks for running the contest.
VK2IO SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Operated portable at Gir-um-bit State Conservation Area VKFF-1318 (QF57XG). Rig was a KX3. Antenna for 40m was a ZS6BKW 9m high. Antenna for 160m/80m was a double-sized ZS6BKW 9m high. 40m seemed poor however 80m and 160m were good until a radar started on 80m. QRN was low and participation high. Enjoyed the contest this year!
VK2XOR SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Xiegu X1M Pro 5w into OCF Dipole
ZL3VZ SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Heavy radar QRM on 80m and the CW end of 40m did not help! Otherwise an enjoyable contest. Thank you.
VK2IG SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Thanks for managing another enjoyable Trans-Tasman contest! Operated CW only this year. Station TS-480HX at 5W output, 1/4 wave sloping wire on 160m, inverted vee on 80m, switchable Y-doublet on 40m. 73, and see you all next contest!
VK6NT SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH First half hour was the best time to make some contact.
VK2XIC SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW First time in the TransTasman, enjoyed myself and first time did direct data entry into the software. This is the third time I have used the software and find every thing "very nice" once one get ones head around it.... Well done to the software person/s Very Good.....
VK6POP SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Noise on 80m cretaed impossible conditions
VK2MG SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Portable from Brisbane Water National Park (VKFF-0056); Bulgandry Rd Kariong A lot of woodpecker type interferance on 80m made things, ... interesting
VK3DFR SINGLE-OP SSB LOW DID NOT HAVE 160M. S7 NOISE ON 80M AND 40M. 40M WAS MOSTLY DEAD, BUT 80M WAS VERY LIVELY.
VK3MCL SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW my first contest and did a paper log and then converted to text after. May be so
VK7JGD SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW THANKS GUYS AND GALS ALL GOOD FUN AS USUAL GOOD TO HEAR SO MANY ZLs AND HAVING 160m SO GOOD 73 GARRY VK7JGD
VK2QN SINGLE-OP MIXED LOW Great contest as always.