[bassirlp_node6391] 1st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL IRLP CONTEST A SUCCESS

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  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:55:10 +1000

         1st ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL IRLP CONTEST A SUCCESS

        The 1st Annual International IRLP Contest has been a hit from its
start back on the March 18 2005 and concludes on the 17th April with IRLP
operators world-wide. Many participating operators have been sending in
messages of thanks to the organizer's. Graham VK3JBO, Roly VK3KXW webmaster,
Bruce WB7OTQ and Keith KG4ZXK.

        Many amateurs have now experienced the IRLP for the first time
thanks to the contest. Just on a 100 node owners gave permission to the
organizer's their OK to use there nodes.
        Of course with all things new some negatives have been received,
but, the positives outway them.

             IRLP  KEEPING THE RADIO IN AMATEUR RADIO

        It wasn't to long ago when the whiners were crying out "It's the end
of amateur radio". Wrong, It's a new beginning. Well the contest is a
success story for the hobby and the main thing is that lots are having fun.
        So there you are, the contest is a winner and congratulations to the
organizer's

        30th March 2005

          WORLD FIRST FOR IRLP

          To all IRLP Node Owners and all Amateur Operators, Clubs,
Organizations.

          The Bass Amateur Radio IRLP Group (Melbourne, Australia) in
conjunction with The Chesapeake AR Service (USA) and node owner KG4ZXK -
Keith and WB7OTQ - Bruce have organized the world's first International IRLP
Contest to commence on March 18, 2005 until April 17, 2005.

          The winners prize is a very nice trophy, donated by Marine
Computer Technology, Queensland, Australia. (Picture of it at kg4zxk.com).

          The contest whilst titled the "1st Aussie - American International
IRLP Contest" is open to any amateur world wide, so long as you can access
an IRLP node to participate.

          Graham, VK3JBO and KG4ZXK, Keith need permission from as many node
owners as possible to OK the use of their nodes during the contest. Many
have all ready responded. Please call Graham on node 6391 or send an email
of permission to vk3jbo@xxxxxxx or call Keith in the USA on node 4865.
          They need the permission from as many node owners as possible for
this to work well.

          Let as many amateurs as you can know about this great contest, and
recirculate this letter to any amateur. organization, club or group that you
feel would be interested in joining in.

          The contest is for IRLP mode only.

          I am not associated with the contest organizer's, or the Bass
Amateur Radio IRLP Group. I thought (a) it's a great idea, especially for
newcomers who may not yet have HF gear etc. IRLP is an easy mode to access.
          IRLP IS KEEPING THE RADIO IN AMATEUR RADIO.
          (b) VK3JBO, VK3KXW, WB7OTQ, KG4ZXK and many others have put a lot
of hard work into making this a success and I'm sure they may have missed
informing someone, somewhere of the contest. I hear VK3JBO almost 24/7
calling up various nodes around the world, day and night seeking
permission...the man who doesn't sleep! Let's make his, and the other
organizer's efforts worthwhile.

          by ASHLEY VK3HAG
          30th March 2005



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