“Great weekend. Well done Mal – you are now a Hangi masterchef. Thanks also to Don and the antenna erection team. Note also the duelling chainsaws!!” Mike vk2uct.
It was a great weekend at a great location. We had 12 people staying overnight, 5 people visiting for the day, and other members ready at home to contact us, most using 160m for the first time.
Check the Hangi’s video!
We had a 160m dipole and a 80m dipole. We used Horst’s IC-7300 for the competition, amazing radio with a waterfall spectrum to facilitate finding areas of activity on the band.
The rain only came overnight, leaving us with perfect weather for dinner and breakfast.
For next year, if we can access the same location, we would like to publicise the event as a 4 group event to ensure all members are included:
- the campers – staying overnight(s);
- the day tourers – coming in for the day, this is very similar in time/distance to going to Wyong;
- the clubers – members that must stay in Sydney but could spend the evening at the Club House to use the facilities, we will need to figure out callsigns. The Somersby repeater is accessible from the site and the club house and could be use as our “chat” channel;
- the homers – members ready at home to contact us to increase our score!
Update (17-Jan-2017): The results are in!
Remember last year we went camping, moved heaven and earth (mostly the
latter) to construct a Hangi, gorged ourselves on amazing food and
miiiight have accidentally picked up a microphone? Well we came 5th! Our certificate is at the link in Trent’s email below.
The full results are here: http://www.b4h.net/vkcc/transtasman/ttlbcresults2016.php
Dear participant: Certificates for the 2016 Trans Tasman Low Band Contest are now online! Click on the link below to access a PDF of your certificate suitable for printing on a color printer. http://www.b4h.net/listcertificates.php?arg=xEvFdfg%2BvbHg9g%3D%3D
Thanks for participating in the contest! We hope to see you in the next one. 73, Trent Sampson, VK4TS