Date : 16 / 06 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC
Avid contester Alan Shannon VK4SN (pictured) had the best combined effort in three out of seven Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) sponsored contests for 2016, and was declared the WIA Contest Champion. Announced by the WIA Contest Champion Scorer, Peter Richardson VK2PR, he congratulated Alan VK4SN on the win, having also won the title in the years 2012 and 2014.
Alan VK4SN was first on 380 points, second place with 280 points went to Barry Simpson VK2BJ, and in third place Gerard Hill VK2IO having 220 points. Peter VK2PR said: “Congratulations to the winner, and special mention goes to Barry VK2BJ who increased his tally in 2016 compared to the previous year by 200 points; that included winning his categories in both the Oceania DX Phone and Oceania DX CW contests.”
The Trophy, named in honour of WIA stalwart Peter Brown VK4PJ (sk), encourages log entries in at least three WIA contests. He died in 2013 aged 100; was the Contest Manager in the 1970s and 1980s, and after an absence of 25 years, the Trophy he had initiated was reintroduced as a fitting tribute. The Peter Brown VK4PJ Trophy goes to highest scoring WIA member who has participated in at least three WIA contests and submitted log entries.
The full championship rules can be read here.