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CAR Rally 

The Car Rally has been used as a joint QDG and WICEN communications exercise held each year on the Sunshine Coast

From 2008 the QDG does not have any direct involvement, please contact Brisbane Area WICEN for further information

2015    2014

2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006   2005    2004    2003    2002


CAR RALLY 2015

IRoQ 2015
International Rally Of Queensland
Brisbane  Area WICEN Group Inc

Hi All,

It is time for me to start involving more people to ensure the 2015 International Rally of Queensland Communications Team is able to provide a professional level of communications support to this years event.

 As in previous years, Brisbane Area WICEN Group, with the support of Amateur Radio Operators primarily from the South East of Queensland, again has a role in providing a Safety Communications Network and a Scoring Network from field locations back to Rally HQ. The Rally will be conducted on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015. Set Up is planned for the Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June 2015. Both voice and data networks are used. If you do not have or use packet radio, do not despair; we can still use you on the voice network.

We are in need of quite a few radio operators and assistants to ensure these networks are able to be run efficiently and with a minimum of fuss. The opportunity to renew friendships and get to know the faces behind the voices of many on air contacts is always available during the rally.

If you can assist with communications during this event, and it may only be one day that you may be able to assist, or if you know of anyone who may be able to assist, and they don’t necessarily have to be licensed amateurs, please pass a copy of this to them or contact me, Bob Guppy, VK4ZL, mailto:bobvk4zl@gmail.com  This is also an ideal opportunity to check your portable equipment (both voice and data) in the field and to participate in the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie this event generates. If you have never participated before, here is an opportunity to try something new. If you have assisted previously and enjoyed yourself, try and convince your friends and mates to come along as well.

My intention is to post regular updates with details as they come to hand from now to the time of the Rally. If anyone would like to assist with the admin and preparation of this event, please send me an email.

The first co-ordination meetings at the BSCC have occurred and the course is similar to that used in past years, so if you have a preferred location, let me know early so I can reserve that location for you. There will NOT be a Super Special Stage at the Nambour showgrounds this year, but there will be a Power Stage for selected categories in the Beerburrum Forestry. Further details as they come to hand.

For the latest details on the event, try the following sites :
http://www.rallyqueensland.com.au/
http://www.rally.com.au/
http://bscc.asn.au/
http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home/

 We are using the Imbil Island Reach Camping Resort as the Admin Base this year, Powered camping sites & cabins.  There may be cabins available at the Deer Park and accommodation at the Kandanga Hotel, otherwise set up your camp with the majority of us at the Island Reach and at Cabins on the Creek  in Imbil.

Accommodation contacts are below.

Island Reach Camping Resort
5 Imbil Island Road
Imbil Q 4570
Tony  mob. 0438 386 380
Imbil,Qld,4570

Borumba Deer Park
Col or Rosa
1133 Yabba Creek Rd
Imbil
Qld 4570
info@borumbadeerpark.com
Phone: (07) 5484 5196
Fax: (07) 5488 6810

Kandanga Hotel
40 Main St
Kandanga 4570
07 5484 3162

Imbil Railway Hotel
110 Yabba Rd
Imbil 4570
07 5484 5202

As I receive updates for the Rally, I plan on sending Update Bulletins to all. If you have any specific queries or concerns, please email me promptly so they can be addressed and hopefully put in the next email so all are aware of others queries. (Confidentiality will be preserved).

You can start your efforts now by Marking Your Calendars NOW!!! Put a BIG RED circle around the 19th, 20th and 21st June 2015.

Please email for the WICEN Registration form. This is required for Insurance purposes. When you email the completed form, ensure you change the file name to include your call sign so I don’t receive a pile of registration emails with the same file attached.

WICEN operators need to register both via return email to Bob VK4ZL  mailto:bobvk4zl@gmail.com
and with Brisbane Sporting Car Club.

Rally Queensland Officials Registration is now active, go to https://rallyqld.wufoo.com/forms/iroq-2015-officials-registration-form/

 

Looking forward to seeing you at Imbil,
Bob Guppy VK4ZL
mailto:bobvk4zl@gmail.com

Rally Co-Ordinator
Brisbane Area WICEN Group Inc.
22 March 2015

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CAR RALLY 2014

International Rally of Queensland 2014

As in previous years, Brisbane Area WICEN Group, with the support of Amateur Radio Operators
primarily from the South East of Queensland, again had a role in providing a Safety Communications
Network and a Scoring Network from field locations back to Rally HQ.
The Rally was conducted on Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th June 2014.
Set Up was Wednesday 18th, Thursday and 19th Friday 20th June.

WICEN Rally Co-ordinator 2013-2014 was Bob VK4ZL

Pictures thanks to Bruce VK4EHT and George VK4AMG

 

For the latest details on the event, try the following sites:

http://www.rallyqueensland.com.au/

http://www.rally.com.au/

http://bscc.asn.au/

http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home/

 

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CAR RALLY 2013

International Rally of Queensland 2013

As in previous years, Brisbane Area WICEN Group, with the support of Amateur Radio Operators
primarily from the South East of Queensland, again had a role in providing a Safety Communications
Network and a Scoring Network from field locations back to Rally HQ.
The Rally was conducted on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013.
Set Up was Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July.

Pictures thanks to Bruce VK4EHT

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                             Rally 2013                                                   connected to scores

 

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                     rallystop                                                        scores

 

Stage stop

                  Stage stop

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CAR RALLY 2012

International Rally of Queensland 2012

As in previous years, Brisbane Area WICEN Group, with the support of Amateur Radio Operators primarily from the
South East of Queensland, again had a role in providing a Safety Communications Network and a Scoring Network
from field locations back to Rally HQ. The Rally was conducted on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday
27th May 2011.

Pictures thanks to Bruce VK4EHT

Clasic Porsche Heli 1

     Classic Porsche finishes stage 5               Helicopter lands near stage 5 finish

 

Heli 2 Mike

     Helicopter landed at stage 5 finish               Michael Clarke at stage 5 finish

 

Radio Path Stage 5 Flying

   Radio path straight through that hill                   Stage 5 flying finish

 

Stage 5 Fin Stage 5 Fin-2

                        Stage 5 finish                                   Stage 5 finish-2

 

WICEN-1 WICEN Adam

WICEN operator Adam at stage 5 finish   WICEN operators Adam and Steve at stage 16 finish

 

WICEN 16 fin WICEN ops 16

      WICEN ops at stage 16 finish                         WICEN ops stage 16

 

WICEN Packet Stage 5

     WICEN packet station stage 5

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CAR RALLY 2011

The 2011 Rally Queensland

WICEN again had a role in providing a Safety Communications Network and a Scoring Network from field locations back to Rally HQ.
It was conducted on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2011. Set Up was the 12th and 13th May.

Pictures thanks to Bruce VK4EHT

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Stage start      WICEN     Base antennas Checkpoint  Portable digipeater

 

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Portable vioce and Digipeater      Rallycar

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CAR RALLY 2010

International Rally of Queensland

The Rally was held over the weekend of Friday 30th, Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August 2010. It was conducted
in the area of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, and predominately in the Imbil Forestry Area.

CAMS

Rally QLD

Brisbane Sporting Car Club

Australia Rally Championship

WICEN - Queensland Rally Files Page

 

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CAR RALLY 2009

The 2009 Rally Queensland

ARC event was run on the Sunshine Coast / Imbil area Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May 2009.

CAR RALLY 2009 PICTURES

 

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Weekend of fun

 

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Antenna and communucations at Imbil

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CAR RALLY 2008

The 2008 Coates Rally Queensland was the first round of the 2008 NEC Australian Rally Championship, running over the weekend of June 20 2008.

ARC event was run on the Sunshine Coast / Imbil area Friday
20th June 2008 to Sunday 22nd June 2008.

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CAR RALLY 2008 PICTURES

More Car Rally Pictures

Meal time around the campfire

 

Special stage 6 finish became a mid point for a later stage called Big Borumb

 

Stage 14 Finnish

 

Imbil communications

Rally Video

High Speed (wmv)

Winner 2008 (flash)

Top three crews (flash)

 

More Car Rally Pictures

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CAR RALLY 2007

The 2007 Super Series kicked off with Coa
tes Rally Queensland on March 30th April 1st.
The Queensland round has moved from its traditional June date to replace WA as the opening
round of the championship.
The QDG once again helped WICEN with communications for this event.
Again there was a minimum number of personnel on Mt Kandanga, with the Logistics base again
setup at the Deer Park.
There were ample areas for camping as well as on-site van or cabin.
Kafe de Kandanga was once again the focal point on Saturday evening. All were welcome.

 

WICEN Rally Qld communications plan 2007

 

                                                      

VK4EHT packet kit        Checkpoint       Operator        Finnish         Kandanga CP

 

   

The WICEN crew ready to hoist the antenna to the top
of the tower in preparation for the ARC 2007 event

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CAR RALLY 2006

The QDG combines with WICEN to provide communications for this exciting event.

The event has come and gone but there is still information and pictures on the web sites.

Rally 2006 was on the weekend of the 17th & 18th June and WICEN  provided primary scores for this event organised by the Brisbane Sporting Car Club.
The QDG once again helped WICEN with communications for the Philcomm Rally Benarkin.
After 10 years with HQ in Caloundra, this year's event was based at the Novatel Twin Waters
Resort at Mudjimba in the Maroochy region.

The QDG contact for this event is Nev VK4TX
More information can be found at:

Previous years events

WICEN Australia

WIA WICEN Queensland page

WICEN Brisbane Qld

GARC Rally information

GARC

Brisbane Sporting Car Club

BSCC Rally information

 

CAR Rally 2006 Pictures

              

                        Kandanga rally base

 

        

    Kandanga rally base, sending scores

 

    

              Imbil

                                  

Flying Finish setup     FF laser setup     WICEN sponsor

 

                                                             

WICEN finish        WICEN RFORM in the field        WICEN close to finish officials

 

        

                         Million LA finish

 

     

                   Stage view

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CAR RALLY 2005

The QDG combines with WICEN to provide communications for this exciting event.

The event has come and gone but there is still information and pictures on the web sites.

Rally 2005 was on the weekend of the 4th & 5th June and WICEN  provided primary scores for this event organised by the Brisbane Sporting Car Club.

The QDG contact for this event is Nev VK4TX

CAR Rally 2005 Pictures

 

View from the Kandanga rally base

 

 

Kandanga Rally Base VK4BWI

 

Night activities at Kandanga rally base

 

Saturday June 4 with Gary VK4CUZ

 

   

Sunday June 5 with the VK4CUZ team

 

   Arnold       Geoff                      Action shots                 VK4EHT station

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CAR Rally 2004

   

Rally HQ

 

   

Cars outside Rally HQ.... Saturday night repairs

 

Out in the field with Bruce VK4EHT

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CAR Rally 2003

Working Bees

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Working bee to prepare for the big day

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Some of the RF filters

 

On the day

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Packet station

 

CAR RALLY 2003 REPORT

Brisbane Area WICEN Group CAR RALLY REPORT  2003

Last weekend the Caloundra's Falken Rally Queensland organised by the Brisbane Sporting Car Club took place. 

The Brisbane Area WICEN Group Inc. with assistance of Amateur Operators from as far North as Rockhampton and as far South as Melbourne, manned the start and stop points and transmitted the start times and scored times using packet, to rally headquarters at Caloundra. 

In addition an Amateur Radio Operator was positioned at all of the Safety On Stage points situated every 5kms along the track. 

Portable voice repeaters were set up on Mt Borumba and Mt Kandanga, while packet was relayed from the field to Mt Kandanga, digipeated to Maleny then on to Rally base at Caloundra. 

This year saw a major upgrade of the group's equipment with the voice repeaters being linked together by UHF, so that most of the operators were able to sign on to Mt Kandanga when they left home for the exercise. 

Also the scoring software had to be rewritten to allow for scoring to 1/10 of a second.

 Special thanks must go to Nev VK4TX who took 3 weeks annual leave just to prepare for the event.  Thanks must also go to the Sunshine Coast Radio Club who organised the scoring of the "Hella Hill Climb" and to the Queensland Digital Group for their assistance with organising the equipment upgrade.  Also to Brian VK4XS who had to revise his software. 

VK4TX says in the lead up to the official presentations at the ARC dinner the Clerk of the Course acknowledged each of the major sponsors by name and made a general thanks to the other sponsors.  Then he made the following statement (words to this effect): "I acknowledge the assistance provided by many people and by the WICEN group who have the best meals on Mt Kandanga.  WICEN are amateur radio Operators who provided us with the scores and safety communications during the event. Without them we would not be able to have this event." 

Again, Neville says congratulations on your professional service provided to the ARC. "All I can do is to congratulate each of you on a job well done".

 (Nev VK4TX and Ray VK4KV President Brisbane Area WICEN Group Inc) 2003

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CAR Rally 2002

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All pictures June 16 2002

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