Allan Mason, VK2GR
Fromm RSGB HF CC
For the Commonwealth HQ stations, we are looking for members who would normally make a serious entry and who are able to be heard by the DX stations. This is either an individual entrant who can stay awake for 24 hours or a multi-operator entry. We are conscious that having a larger number of HQ stations in the UK & CD could deplete the number of “G” stations who are QRV, so we do not intend to extend the RSGB HQ stations beyond where we currently are. Please contact Stewart GW0ETF, if you are interested in running a “Beru” HQ station in 2020. I suspect we will not find anyone for all the Crown Dependency stations.
SD is free from http://www.ei5di.com. The manual SD.PDF (17 pages) is included
in the installation.
SD supports several VK contests – if I’m missing any, let me know and
I’ll add them.
The HQ stations which should be active this year are
VA2RAC (VE2FK), VA3RAC(VE3KZ), VE7RAC (VE7JKZ)
VK2WIA(VK2IR), VK3WIA(VK3GK), VK4WIA(VK4TT), VK5WIA(VK5GR),
GM3DR(GM3WOJ), GB5CC(G4FAL), G6XX(G4FNL),GI6XX (GI4DOH)
They should be looking for the more distant stations calling.
73 Bob G3PJT
For UK operators here are the charts based on 2017 data so a bit optimistic?
For those using N1MM+ for the Beru:
A special Call History is available at:
The file will be updated till before contest and
look for the following special option.
Telnet: added option to only show calls that are
in call history. This is useful in contests like CWOPS, FOC
or BERU. Not persistent.
The above feature restricts spots shown in the bandmap and the
available window to those appearing in the current call history
you are using. This makes sense to do, because virtually all BERU
calls are in their respective CH files. You avoid jumping to spotted
stations that are most likely not operating in the contest.
Not persistent means it is not saved when you shut down the program.
Use of this option can be confusing in other contests so we wanted
it to turn off frequently to avoid that confusion.
You are assisted if you are using this feature because you are
using telnet or skimmer spots.
As VA2RAC HQ I will be SO2V using RBN
73 de Claude VE2FK
One further change to the information below. Lee VK3GK has kindly agreed to activate VK3WIA as a HQ station in the contest, including the possibility of some assistance from one or more guest ops. This operation has been approved by the WIA.
73, Brian VK3MI