VK SOTA Calendar

2017/2018 major amateur radio events of interest to the VK SOTA activator and chaser.

Date Event Time (UTC) Comments
1 Mar 17 VK8 SOTA Day Wednesday
11 Mar 17 VK/ZL <> EU S2S QSO Party 06:30 to 08:30 UTC Saturday, VK1 sunset 08:30 UTC
12 Mar 17 VK – NA S2S Experiment 19:30 to 21:30 UTC 11 March 17 VK1 sunrise 19:30 UTC
1 Apr 17 SOTA AM mode day (all day) Saturday also Portugal CT SOTA Day.
1 Apr 17 SOTA 160m S2S event (evening) any mode Saturday evening Sunset 08:00 UTC. Last day of VK daylight savings
8 Apr 17 VK QRP Hours 80M contest 10:00 to 11:59 UTC Saturday
15 Jun 17 VK winter bonus points commence 00:00 UTC Thursday
24 Jun – 25 Jun 17 WIA VHF-UHF Winter Field Day 01:00 to 01:00 UTC Saturday and Sunday
6 Aug 17 VK1 Winter S2S QSO Party 22:00 to 01:30 UTC Sunday
1 Sep 17 VK2, VK4 and VK6 SOTA Day To be held on Saturday 2 Sep 17
1 Oct 17 VK daylight savings commence Sunday
1 Oct 17 VK5 and VK7 SOTA Day Sunday
30 Sep – 2 Oct 17 VK Spring S2S QSO Party Saturday to Monday
14 Oct 17 VK winter bonus points conclude 23:59 UTC Saturday
21 Oct 17 VK/ZL/JA <> EU S2S QSO Party 06:30 to 08:30 UTC Saturday, VK1 sunset 08:23. Last light 08:50 UTC
22 Oct 17 VKFF Team Championship Sunday
25 Nov – 26 Nov 17 WIA Spring VHF-UHF Field Day 01:00 to 01:00 UTC Saturday and Sunday
25 Nov – 26 Nov 17 VKFF Activation Weekend Saturday and Sunday
31 Dec 17 – 1 Jan 18 VK Summer S2S QSO Party New Years Eve from 23:00 UTC Monday 1 Jan 18
13 Jan – 14 Jan 18 WIA Summer VHF-UHF Field Day 01:00 to 01:00 UTC Saturday and Sunday
1 Feb 18 VK1 and VK3 SOTA Day Thursday
1 Mar 18 VK8 SOTA Day Thursday
10 Mar 18 VK/ZL/JA <> EU S2S QSO Party 06:30 to 08:30 UTC Saturday, VK1 sunset 08:29 UTC

Last update: 20 March 2017.  ** 1 April is SOTA AM mode day and dedicated to a VK/ZL 160m S2S event.