30/31 August, 2008

Lesley VK5HLS 1033 Top overall, Top phone, Top VK5 ALARA member
Rosanne VK7NAW 831 Top VK7 ALARA member
Catherine VK4VCH 460 Top VK4 ALARA member
Muriel VK3KNM/2nd op. 414 Top VK3 ALARA member
Gerald VK2HBG 333 Top VK OM
Sharron ZL3AE 326 Top DX YL, Top DX CW, Top ZL ALARA member
Leonie VK2FHRK 291 Top VK2 ALARA member, Top Foundation Licencee
Pat VK3OZ 221 Top VK YL CW (CW score 94)
Chris VK2LCD 203
Alan VK8AV 188
Gwen VK3DYL 179
Marisa VK3FMAR 171
Marilyn VK3DMS 163 (Check log)
Christine VK5CTY 154
Jenny VK5ANW/3 129
Peter VK4FABC 108
Celia ZL1ALK 103
Kingsley VK5FKDT 79
Ann VK6FAVB 70 Top VK non-member
Mavis VK3KS 70 (worked CW only)
Michael VK1XYZ 49
Richard VK2KRM 49
Dot VK2DB 31
Graeme VK2MGM 10

ALARA members 15 (inc. 2 DX members)
non-member Yls 1
OMs 8

A very disappointing year even though the bands were reasonable. I suspect that the impending ALARAmeet (which was held just two weeks later) meant that many were already on the road, or in the middle of preparations for travel.
As usual there were those heard on air with good numbers who failed to send in a log.
Most of the logs arrived by email which made my job easy, as I also went to Tasmania for ALARAmeet.
Congratulations to Lesley VK5HLS who made such a wonderful score and to Rosanne VK7NAW who also was not far behind. I think there was some friendly rivalry between them. It probably came down to whoever had the least sleep, hi! I believe that Lesley’s OM Hans VK5YX was housemaid for the weekend.Congratulations also to Leonie VK2FHRK who is our top Foundation licencee for 2008. Another Foundation licencee, Ann VK6FAVB, though not an ALARA member, ably represented VK6. Gerald VK2HGB has taken out the top OM for the 3rd year in a row.
Mention must also be made of Sharron ZL3AE who not only had a great score but also worked a creditable CW score of 52. Well done Sharron! Our top score in VK3 goes to Muriel, who worked the contest under the supervision of her OM Niel VK3KNM. Muriel has not got her licence as she has health problems, but is willing to take part.
So now we must look forward to 2009 and another contest. Thanks to those Oms who supported the girls – we hope you will all be there again next year. So mark the last full weekend of August – 29/30 – for the 29th ALARA Contest.
See you there!
33 Marilyn VK3DMS