Contest Soapbox: RD Contest 2020
Call Sign Category Mode Soapbox
VK4ADC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Very noisy due local thunderstorms. Better luck next year ?
VK2ZG SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Checklog
VK7VH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Another great year. Go Tassie
VK3MH SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Ran QRP on 40/80 PH/CW and QRO on 160 PH / CW. Seems VK2 and VK4 has storm activity so less than usual activity on 160m.
VK3QB SINGLE-OP CW QRP Great contest once again. Thanks Alan. It was a shame almost no-one stayed up bewteen 1-6am for triple points. Otherwise, great format. Prefer years licenced to sequential counter. 73, Chris
VK2YW SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH good fun and thanks
VK3GC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for another great RD contest.
VK3MD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Team "The Antique Foxhunters"
VK1PE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks, all.
VK2VU SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH 1st time please be gentle )
VK6DW SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Confused when logging CW and RTTY. I lumped them all together.
VK3BQ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Melbounre's Stage 4 COVID 19 Lockdown inspired me to fix my broken dipole and turn the Radio ON again after a long hiatus. It was great to work many stations around Australia on 80/40m overnight, though a noticable lack of 2m/70cm SSB contacst this year. Thanks Alan for managing this contest
VK6FZEB SINGLE-OP SSB QRP First RD contest
VK7KC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Very enjoyable contest. I look forward to it each year.
VK3MB SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks for a great contest. The low bands where very active this year.
VK3TZE SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great to do the RD Contest Thank you for your software which makes it much easier to use.
VK3DRH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I enjoyed this contest on 75th anniversary of VP Day. Achieved my highest score for a contest. Thanks to all for organising.
vk6flab SINGLE-OP CW QRP First ever 24-hours RTTY contest from home, had a blast. Used vertical with auto-tuner, ft857d and linux computer with fldigi. Thank you to everybody who worked me and for those who tried.
VK3GK SINGLE-OP SSB QRP QRP 5W is hard work as it seems the noise floor at most stations nowdays is high Stations I could hear at S9+ were just unable to hear me at all Using 5W and a 40m rotatable dipole at 18m high, 80 just a 1/4 sloper.
VK3VLF SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH 1st contest. YaesuFT- 991A & 40m Dipole
VK3LM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH First time entry in the teams section. A couple of 'runs' on 80M helped my scor
VK6YA SINGLE-OP FM HIGH All contacts were on 2m FM (I had finger trouble with vkcl this year)
VK7GH SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great Contest. First time I have used OmniRig, a great enhancement.
VK2IG SINGLE-OP CW QRP Saturday evening operation only on 160, 80, and 40m. Quiet but enjoyable on CW. Some thunderstorm QRN on 80 and 160m. Tcvr; TS-480HX at 5W output. Antennas; 160m 1/4 wave sloping wire, 80m inverted vee, 40m switched Y-doublet, all ~15m up. Thanks to everyone who answered my calls, and to Alan VK4SN for managing the contest. See you all next year!
VK2ZDB SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH I had lots of fun. The lightning noise on 80m Saturday evening was a real challenge but everyone was so patient. Thanks!
VK2GR SINGLE-OP CW LOW Team leader for "NSW Wombats". The other team members were VK2BJ and VK2PN. The CW activity was more limited than last year. Bad QRN on Saturday evening. QTH Rural southeast NSW QF54eq
VK1DW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Atmospherics were a major issue!
VK7DIK SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Only able to work the contest for a short period over the two days. Great contest none the less.
VK5FPAW SINGLE-OP SSB QRP I really liked the Years of AR License as being the exchanged QSO details. It was great talking and listening to Hams with 50+ years of operation.
VK4WIS SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Another great RD Contest. It was much harder going solo and not Multi op. Almost lost my voice after 24Hrs straight. Op Wayne VK4WS
VK2BBQ SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thank you to the organisers. A great contest. VK2BBQ worked portable until weather forced evacuation.
VK5PL SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Had great fun staying up all night Noise was not too bad here but heard others complaining
VK6MM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Operated from North Yunderup
VK7WN SINGLE-OP SSB QRP 5W Handheld Mt Nelson Signal Station
VK2EFM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Enjoyed the RD Contest 2020! Battled the bad QRN on 80 and 160m early in the evening (RADAR even briefly appeared to add insult to injury). Real buzz was working a few VK6s on 160m, as I was using simple antennas Impressed with the QRP stations as they were punching above their weight ... will be back next year!
VK5FBRO SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Equipment used Yaesu FT-897D Antenna 9 Meter Squid Pole Long Wire antenna
VK3ZPF SINGLE-OP SSB QRP Worked from home due to COVID-19 restrictions Logged with VK port-a-log CONTEST version
VK2TTL SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for the contest. Conditions were good except for stactic crashes on 80m. 20m seemed to be available but nearly nobody but dx'ers there. 15m nothing heard. Cheers.
VK5NYD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Enjoyed participating this year.....
VK6POP SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks for the contest.
VK2ACD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH A good contest, thanks. Bad static 80m Sat night.
VK6TU SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Icom IC-7300 100W max
VK3KTT SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH great fun contest lots of 160m and 80m activity
VK3HN SINGLE-OP CW QRP Thanks to all CW ops and the organisers for another enjoyable RD contest. 160 and 80 CW unexpectedly quiet after 1AM, must have had everyone in the log al
VK7GN SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Lots of activity only marred by really bad static on saturday night
VK5SFA SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH A great contest as usual! Thanks to everyone involved. Worked a few ZL's but no P29's or VK8's Hope to see you all next year. Stay safe!
VK7FBOC SINGLE-OP SSB QRP First contest!
VK6DDX SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Good contest, bring on sunspot cycle 25!
VK6AKR SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH One member of team WAVHF-2
VK5BC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH good conditions but low activiity
VK2HJW SINGLE-OP SSB QRP Operated portable from Olney State Forrest
VK7JGD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER GREAT RD CONTEST PLENTY OF STATIONS TO WORK EVEN IN THE TRIPLE POINTS WEE SMALL HOURS ALL GOOD CLEAN FUN THANKS EVERYBODY WHO TOOK PART AND THE ORGANISERS 73 GARRY VK7JGD
VK2MT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH QTH - Operated portable from a caravan in the bush near Wisemans Ferry (NW of Sydney). Rig - IC-7610 & Antenna - Non-reasonant Dipole 60' up a helpful Gumtree. Report - Good fun Contest with quite a few laughs, but certainly no fun on Saturday night when the lightning static crashes were very annoying & rather exhausting. Seemed like there were more VK3's on the air - wonder why? And great to hear so many QRP stations especially camped out in the bush. Thanks to Alan VK4SN for the Contest organising.
VK4QS SINGLE-OP CW LOW INITIALLY I STARTED OUT AS QRP BUT AFTER AN HOUR OF NO CONTACTS I CHANGED TO LOW POWER. SIGNALS WERE DOWN AT THIS QTH, THEN THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM SATURDAY NIGHT AND THE BANDS WERE VERY QUIET DESPITE SOME CALLING. ON SUNDAY I GAVE IT A GO FOR AN HOUR AND WORKED A FEW MORE FOR A TOTAL OF 11 STATIONS FOR THE CONTEST.
VK2AYD SINGLE-OP CW LOW I MISS MY ANTENNA FARM AND QRO. ALL TIME GMT 1ST LICENCE 21/4/51 AS G3HLW. AGE NOW 90+.
VK3CTM SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Great fun. Planning to do some researching of the WW2 coastwatchers and the gear
VK2IO SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Operated portable at Dharug National Park VKFF-0139 (QF56MO). Rig was a KX3 running 5 Watts. Two antennas were used a double-sized ZS6BKW 9m high and regular ZS6BKW 9m high. VK port-a-log CONTEST was used for logging on my Android phone. Weather was fine and windy both days and there were light showers overnight. Sat night there was heavy QRN. Apart from that HF propagation was good. Photos here https//photos.app.goo.gl/NrnHDzavVaxwWF5p9
VK7DY SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH log submitted by VK7OO from paper log provided by VK7DY
VK5DT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Great contest, had a blast. Appreciate you running the contest, 73's.
VK6CSW SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Thanks for yet another great contest!
VK6JN SINGLE-OP FM QRP Team WAVHF-1 along with VK6BBM and VK6WR
VK3NCC SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH A nice opportunity to reflect on those who went before us and gave us our todays good to hear the excellent operating procedures from everyone involved Thanks to the organisers.. job well done, it wouldn/t happen without you
VK7KPC SINGLE-OP MIXED QRP Thank you all
VK3IO SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Nice activity. Condition were good, except for high qrn on 160.
VK3HY SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Team 'Antique Foxhunters' VK3MD VK3MZ VK3HY
VK5JGM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH HF Rig Icom 751A 2m Rig Icom 271H 70cm Rig Yaesu FT-70DR
VK3ZAP SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH covid 19 rd contest,
VK6YD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH low power less than 100 wats
VK5AYD SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Please Note first five contacts gave out consec numbers....after that went to number of years Lic.....
VK4BZ SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Team Redcliffe #1
VK7RE SINGLE-OP SSB LOW First attempt at using VKCL.
VK3ASU SINGLE-OP SSB LOW Compiled from paper log by VK4SN
VK3FI SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Compiled from paper log by VK4SN
VK6GC SINGLE-OP SSB LOW Compiled from paper log by VK4SN
VK2DLR SINGLE-OP MIXED HIGH Thanks for all your hard work. Pity there weren't more RTTY stations.
VK6FRDM SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Member of WAVHF GROUP-2 TEAM
VK3DY SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Log transcribed by Michael Binz VK3ALZ/VK3LM
VK2BJT SINGLE-OP CW HIGH Thanks to all for providing another opportunity to remember the people that have fought and died protecting democracy our country stands for, through our hobby. Cheers, Ian
VK4FY SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Single op, but operating in a team with VK4BZ and VK4KY
VK3JWT SINGLE-OP SSB HIGH Compiled from paper log by VK4SN Happy to participate in this contest that reminds us of those who gave their lives for our country. Enjoyed contacting many familiar calls. Plento of activity on lower bands and VHF. G5RV on HF and Diamond Discone on VHF