Slow CW Corroboree - Dec 21

Slow CW Event - 04 December 2021.

The Peel Amateur Radio Group hosted the last 80m Slow CW Corroboree on December 4th 2021 - and clever me had tried to encourage more Eastern States' participants by running it late on a Saturday morning.  Well, that was dumb wasn't it - most folks here in the East, and some in the West heard no one else at that time!  Previous joint highest scorer John VK3BSE even gave up some valuable time at the Antennapalooza event to participate.... and again, heard not a peep from the others. 

Anyway, we did get actually get some participants, and I'm please to announce that the highest scorers were as follows:
  1. Gary Liljegren VK6GAL (actually W4GAL in disguise) – 20 points
  2. Shaun Patston VK6BEK – 6 points
  3. Geoff Hart-Davies VK6HD – 4 points
  4. Mark Bosma VK6QI – 2 points
  5. Richard Ayre VK6PZT – Zero points
  6. John Bennett VK3BSE – Zero points

 Thanks to everyone for having a go - hopefully the next one will be a bit more propagation-friendly.

Speaking of that... the next Slow CW Corroboree event is planned for Saturday April 16th, from 1100z (1900 WA time, 2100 Eastern, 2030 SA time) to to 1400z (2200 WA time, 0000 Eastern and 2330 Central time). Please bung it in your Calendars - details to follow soon.

Now, I'm aware that the Saturday is slap bang in the middle of the Easter long weekend - hopefully that'll be an incentive for some folks to take their gear away on holiday with them - hopefully we'll have a bit more success than last time.


Mark Bosma
Bowning NSW

David Millett
Secretary & Contest Manager, Peel Amateur Radio Group

From the latest OTN magazine: “The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.” — Albert Einstein
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The fourth PARG Slow CW event is scheduled for Saturday 04 December 2021. Because of Daylight Saving in some Eastern States, the event will this time be run in the morning from 0700 to 1000 WA time, 1000 to 1300 Eastern Daylight time, 03 Dec 21 2300z to 04 Dec 21 0200z. 

The event will be open to all radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners; it's all about having fun while trying your hand at Morse Code. 

The Hints, Logger and Guidelines documents are attached below;  please check the latest guidelines just before the event.  Download the PDF and Excel documents by clicking on the black down arrow (Download) on the far right hand side of the page. Ensure you save the document in a place where you can find it easily later (you might find it in your Downloads folder).

Also below is a file with some operating hints for newcomers - take them with a grain of salt.

The Excel document contains instructions on the first Tab, the operator and SWL loggers and PARG member names for reference during the event.
If you don't have Excel on your computer, double click the file below, then select Open With > Google Sheets (or other applications available on your computer). In the free Google Sheets application, on the third line from the top, fourth icon from the left, use the Zoom button to select 50% to see the spreadsheet properly. 

Note: The logger has been changed since the last event - please download the new one.

And remember, we'll have an SSB call-in on 3600kHz at the end (VK6GAL will run it in WA and VK2KI in the East) - feedback by email would also be very much appreciated.

with thanks to Jim Massara N2EST
for this sensational QSL cartoon
Mark Bosma,
Nov 30, 2021, 11:50 PM
Mark Bosma,
Nov 30, 2021, 11:53 PM