Another great week with excellent propagation and some very cold temperatures. -2 was the lowest one swapped. Interestingly it seemed CW ops outnumbered the SSB ones this week. It also turns out that Contest Sprints are the perfect cure for constipation (who knew?) as one hardy op just made it to the loo after finishing… Read More


Conditions to date has been like the Warriors league team. Slow to start, far better this week and next week is anyone’s guess. A special welcome to Hayden Sims ZL2WD for whom Tuesday night was his first ever attempt at a contest. ZL4DH gets the prize for the lowest temperature, -2! There was also a… Read More


Attached are the results from week 1 of the sprint. As many commented making QSOs was as tough as getting a straight answer out of a White House press conference (OK maybe no one put it that way exactly). Interestingly conditions seemed to get better as the sprint went on so those who hung around… Read More


To stimulate some activity, have a bit of fun and with the Lee Jennings Activity Marathon in mind, a Winter Sprint contest series is being held each Tuesday night for five weeks commencing 7 June 2016 and ending 5 July 2016. It will run for an hour from 7.30pm (NZST) with the first half hour… Read More


ZL3X is kicking off the new contest season this weekend (28-30 September), back at its hillside location which thankfully survived the wind storm the other week. We are going to be in the Multi-Two High power category this year.… Read More


Thanks to all the stations we contacted during the WPX SSB over easter. Here’s a short video of some of the activity and a few photos of our contest QTH overlooking Christchurch city.… Read More