The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, first established in 1999, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year of Harry’s life.
The “HA” is held on or around the first Saturday in May each year and is open to all grades of licence holder. This contest is structured to suit both seasoned contesters and operators new to contesting.
There is also a section for Short Wave listeners to enter.
Aim Of The Contest
The aim of the competition is to make as many contacts as possible in the allotted time. Each station may be worked on one occasion only per mode.
SWLs may claim points for each station copied in any mode.
The contest is open to all listeners and amateurs licensed to use 80m, including individual operators and stations representing radio clubs and societies.