Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge

The aim of the Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge is to encourage low band activity in Australia and New Zealand.  The applicable bands are 160, 80 and 40m.  Amateurs in VK and ZL contact other amateurs in VK and ZL in three individual 2 hour blocks.  Points are awarded for valid contacts between VK & ZL stations.

The 2016 contest was held on Saturday 16th July 2016.

I called in to the Mowantjie Willauwar Conservation on the way home from the Coorong and spent about 90 minutes on air for this contest.  I made a total of 90 contacts on 40m and 80m.

As it turned out 55 of those were in period one, whilst a further 35 were in period two.  I packed up before the conclusion of period 2.  My total score was 795 points.  I came in at position 11.

For more information on the activation, please see my previous post at…….

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2 thoughts on “Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge

    • Hi Chris,

      Unfortunately I cannot get on to the 160m band as a Standard licence holder, but it is good incentive to upgrade. I got a taste of that band over on KI. I’m still continuing to get good results on the 80m band whilst out portable.


      Paul VK5PAS

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