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Contests: John Moyle Memorial National Field Day


The John Moyle contest is just one of many amateur radio contests. It is one of the Gympie Club's favourites and we usually get together at our favourite location on top of Mt. Wolvi in March every year.

Contest History: The contest is run each year in memory of the late John Moyle who was a long term editor of the Wireless Weekly, (later Radio & Hobbies - later Radio Television & Hobbies) magazine from 1947 until his untimely death in 1960. Serving in the RAAF during WWII, he served with distinction and was responsible for a number of innovative solutions in keeping radio and radar equipment working under wartime operations and difficult working conditions.

The WIA decided that a suitable long term memorial to John Moyle would be a Field Day with a focus on portable or field operation. The contest has been conducted annually ever since.

The rules of the contest have gradually changed over time and are still revised regularly. The contest is still primarily for portable or field operators, though home stations can of course take part though using a different scoring system. Though multiple operators and club stations are actively encouraged to take part in the contest they are not competing with the single operator stations as there is effectively two seperate contests run at the same time. Hence a single operator station only competes against other single operator stations.

More information about this and other contests as they are approaching can be found at the WIA website at www.wia.org.au

For more pictures of our efforts at the John Moyle Field Day, see the Gallery.

Radio table on the John Moyle Field Day Comp
Mobile station on the John Moyle Field Day Comp
HF Radio table at the John Moyle Field Day Comp.
Mobile station on the John Moyle Field Day Comp.
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