John Moyle Memorial Field Day
Welcome to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day.
The WIA and the Contest Committee would like to thank all who took part in 2021 and especially those who submitted their logs as an entry for the contest.
This Field Day will be held over the weekend of the 19th-20th March 2022 and run from UTC 0100 on Saturday to 0059 on Sunday.
Aim Of The Contest
The aim is to encourage and provide familiarization with portable and field operation, and provide training for emergency situations. The rules are therefore specifically designed and focused to encourage field operations.
This contest is a Field Day Contest and not another contest where very powerful home stations operate under one call to amass huge scores,
The contest is run each year in memory of the late John Moyle who was a long term editor of the Wireless Weekly, (later Radio & Hobbies – later Radio Television & Hobbies) from 1947 until his untimely death in 1960.
He served in the RAAF with distinction and was responsible for a number of innovative solutions to keeping radio and radar equipment working under difficult wartime and working conditions.
The WIA decided that a suitable long term memorial to John Moyle would be a Field Day with a focus on portable or field operation. The contest has been conducted annually ever since.
The rules of the contest have gradually changed over time and are still revised regularly.
The contest is still for portable or field operators, though Home stations can of course take part using a different scoring system.
Though Multiple Operators and club stations are actively encouraged to take part in the contest they are not competing against the single operator stations and in effect there are two separate contests run at the same time. Hence single operator stations take part in their own contest against other single operators.