VHF/UHF/SHF Committee

Results IARU-R1 ATV contest

Thanks to the VERON, who was the organizing society this year, we have already the contest results from our ATV contest 2016.

Here you can find the results.

Chris PA3CRX made this comment:

Many stations joined the IARU ATV activity weekend/contest in June.

I especially call it ‘activity weekend’ since that is for the majority of the participants the most important reason to join. To have the highest score is for most of us not important. In fact, not everyone and every country have the same possibilities to reach the highest score:

  • different authorisation of band usage,
  • different troposphere conditions,
  • flat country or with mountains,
  • path over sea,
  • difference in antenna allowance,
  • possibility to go portable,
  • etc.

However, the activity should be all about joining and having fun! The other purpose is to stimulate ATV activity, experimenting, showing our presence on the bands; ‘use it or loose it’.

This is very well understood by countries that joined and send in their logs for this activity weekend (again): welcome to Sweden and Germany.


  • 70 cm band is hot.
  • Enormous distances!
  • D-ATV is also upcoming, even with reduced bandwidth (RB).
  • Use of TVsharp is increased.
  • Several portable stations,
  • Some stations make contacts on one band, others on five.

The number of stations that send in their logs:

in 2014: 33,

in 2015: 42,

In 2016 it is 52!

We should consider this as a promise for next year; Spain already promised me they join next year also.

In total 551 lines in the logs.

More info will be available in the next VHF newsletter


Marconi Memorial Contest 2015 - Results

You can find the final results for the Marconi Memorial Contest VHF CW 2015 at the following link.

Thank you to all, we received near to 900 logs from 28 different countries of IARU Reg. 1.

In the single op category wins DK6AS followed by OE5D  and OM5AW.
In the multi op category wins DA0FF followed by OM6A and OM3W.
In the 6 Hours single op wins OE2M followed by IU4AZC and S53X.
In the 6 Hours multi op wins IW5BUX/4 followed by E74DNO and IZ3VTH.

The Marconi Memorial Contest Committee decided to create an I4XCC Memorial Award for 2015 for the Single Operator that made
the best DX during the contest, if there are two stations with the same qrb the winner is the one that achieved the best score.
John G4ZTR wins the award in memory of I4XCC for this year.
During the next HamRadio Messe in Friedrichshafen (Germany), there will be the Prizing Ceremony.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 25th at 13:00 local time at the ARI Official booth
Alex IV3KKW on behalf of the MMC Committee

Invitation to Marconi Memorial VHF Contest

ARI is proud to  invite you all to take part to the 43rd Marconi Memorial VHF Contest.

Contest will start on November 7th 14:00utc and will end on November 8th at 14:00utc.

Full rules here


Thank you for your participation

73 Alex IV3KKW

ARI VHF & Up Manager