Richard VK7ZBX gave an exciting and in-depth talk into VHF/UHF contesting including portable operation, logging and the fun associated with amateur radio contests. Covered points were why we contest, how to get involved, what is required, strategies and things learned over the years. Particular attention was paid to the Remembrance Day contest upcoming for VK including VKCL tips.
Preceding Richard’s presentation, Martin VK7GN gave a presentation on HF contesting. This can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/x-Rbt7TJU6c
This presentation was recorded at the Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania (REAST) Amateur Radio Club: https://www.reast.asn.au/
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0:00 VHF/UHF Contesting with Richard VK7ZBX
0:22 Why Do We Contest?
1:50 How to Get Involved and What’s Required for Contesting
7:11 Field Day and Portable Operation
7:57 Log Keeping
9:17 VKCL Contest Logger + Omni Rig
11:31 What Are GridSquares?
12:27 Strategies and Plans from Baldrick
15:39 Lessons Learned
18:22 Portable and Field Day Station Examples
21:04 VK7 Results from previous years
22:36 Contest Finishes, what now?
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