Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc
Registered No A0042780C


PARTY 2012


QSO Party Results 2012

Thank you to everyone who took part this year and sent logs.

1st VK6SKY Ian Hart 55 points
2nd VK6SO Phil. Bussanich 52
3rd VK6AR Mark Bussanich 49
4th VK6KY Glenn Ogg 39
5th VK7ZJJ John Jongbloed 36
6th VK3KTO Mike Ide 34
=7th VK3LO
Colin Middleton
Laurie Middleton
9th VK3JS Ian Godsil 28
10th VK6DEW Doug Wells 10

There was a very strong representation from VK6, as the results show. However, it would be nice to see a more even distribution across all States - and some CW!

Ian Godsil  VK3JS
QSO Party Manager

The Rules for the QSO Party 2012

All licensed Australian Amateur Radio Operators were invited to participate in the annual QSO Party sponsored by the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc.

The event could have been treated as a contest, or simply enjoyed as a basic contact occasion.

This event is sometimes referred to as the ‘Old Rigs Contest’ because, as amateurs with many years’ experience, many have older radios still in working order. Here was a good opportunity to give them an airing. However, entrants were also able to use the latest ‘do everything’ radio!

Saturday, 22nd September 2012
0400 – 1200 UTC.
To make as many contacts as possible, especially with members of the RAOTC.
160, 80, 40 and 20 metres.
CW, AM and SSB.
Suggested Frequencies: AM:     1843 kHz
SSB:    1850 kHz, 3.570 - 3.590 MHz, 7.080 - 7.090 MHz and 14.160 - 14.170 MHz.
CW:     3.520 MHz, 7.020 MHz and 14.040 MHz.
On CW “CQ OT”. On Phone “CQ Old Timers”
Callsigns, serial number starting at 001 and incrementing by one for each contact,
whether RAOTC member or not.
Score: One point per contact. Add 25 points to total score if using a radio 25 years or more old.
Logs must show the callsign of the station worked; time; mode; exchange sent and received; callsign, name and postal address of operator submitting the log; and whether using an older radio or not.
Send logs to: 
Secretary RAOTC, PO Box 107, Mentone VIC 3194; or via email to: by Friday, 28th September 2012. If sending by email, and no acknowledgement is received, please resend.
Certificates will be issued to:
  Scorer with highest total points;
  Highest scorer using an old radio;
  Highest scorer on each band;
  Highest scorer in each mode.


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