What is a Amateur Radio Contest ?
Contests are a popular aspect of the amateur radio scene. Contesting gives you an opportunity to practice and develop your operating techniques, and to see how well your station is performing.
Purpose of Amateur Radio Contests?
Radio Contests have one objective, to get many stations on air and to increase the opportunities for making contacts.
Who takes part in contests?
Contesting is popular both around Australia and worldwide. Though out the year, mostly on weekends, there are a number of local, Australian and international contests. The contests are operated under known rules and suit the various interests of most amateurs.
There are contests for the HF bands, for the VHF-UHF bands, and for all bands. Some contests are designed for restricted power and are ideal for Australian foundation operators. In addition to voice mode, some contests have special sections for modes including CW and other popular digital modes. Most contests have different sections for individual amateurs and multi-operator or club stations.
Where can you find out more information? One good source is the WIA contest pages
If you have not had a go at contesting, talk to other members of the team. They can recommend ideal set up, PC logging software (e.g VKCL) and suggest portable operating sites.
Enjoy, have fun and remember it does not really matter who wins 😉 Philip – VK3JNI
Foundation Amateur Radio Training – Western Victoria
When: 22-24 May 2015
Where: Cooinda Burrong Scout Camp (Grampians)
Costs: From $96 (Excluding Assessment and Licensing options)
Applications Close: Friday 8 May.
More information: http://www.sresu.asn.au/events/406/western-victorian-training-weekend-aocpf
If you are interested in achieving your first Amateur Radio License or just learning a little about radio, this is an ideal training opportunity. The course follows the Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency – Foundation syllabus. It includes theory and practical sessions.
The course is ideal for teen-aged Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Parents are welcome to attend with their son or daughter. Prior to the course you will need to do some study. We provide all applicants with a training manual and we recommend that you start reading this two weeks prior to the course.
At the end of the training sessions, you have the option of sitting the official assessment including multiple choice questions and practical assessments.
We include catering and bunkhouse accommodation from Friday Night to Sunday.
Interested? Call for more details Philip: 0478708246, Ash: 0427336566 or email email@example.com
Hello marine and radioactive scouts,
I am pleased to advise that we now have three (3) approved team members authorised by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to Invigilate examinations in the following qualifications:
• Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP)
• Marine Radio Operators VHF Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP)
I congratulate Jenny Adams and Peter Chaplin for joining me in this new endeavour to provide valuable skills for Venturers (over 16 years), Rovers and Leaders. With increasing popularity in recreational boating and the extensive VHF radio networks provided across popular coastal waters around Australia, training and assessment in MROVCP is anticipated to prove popular.
This training will be in addition to our established WIA authorised Amateur Radio training and assessment capability.
Please keep an eye on the SRESU web site, MyScout, and Scout Central – Join in Adventures for training dates and further announcements.
Philip Adams – VK3JNI
Scout Radio & Electronics Service Unit
Ph 03 94383013
Hello all members and friends
With the Holiday Season just around the corner, it is an ideal time to tryout some portable operation from somewhere different. Many new radio operators are coming on air for the first time. Let their first few CQ’s be answered and welcome them to the hobby.
de VK3JNI – Philip
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Foundation Amateur Radio Training
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The amateur radio training is suitable for teenaged Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Parents are welcome to attend, Amateur Radio is a hobby that can be enjoyed across the ages.
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