The 38th ALARA Contest was held 25-26 August 2018.

Name Callsign Result Notes
Linda VK7QP 719 Top overall, Top Phone YL, Top VK7 member
Lesley VK5LOL 197 Top VK5 Member
Leonie VK2FHRK 180 Top VK Foundation Licence, Top VK2 Member
Sue VK5AYL 88
Jenny VK3WQ 86 Top VK3 Member
Jean VK3VIP 85
Bill ZL3VZ 85 Top ZL OM
Ngaire ZL2UJT 67 Top DX YL
Lyn VK4SWE 60 Top YL CW
Dot VK2DB 51
Helen VK2FENG 41
Mike V3AJV or AVV? 35
Shirley VK5YL 10

Conditions weren't that great for DX but there was a reasonable amount of VK /ZL activity.
Once again there weren't a lot of YL's on air and I wonder if this is because they think contests are difficult and maybe just need to gain confidence to get on and have a go.

Perhaps asking a local club to assist with learning computer logging or getting involved with a field day will give the YL's some extra skills to make this contest great again.

The ALARA Contest isn't one where you need to operate at breakneck speed, but is one where newer operators can get involved comfortably.

Marilyn VK5DMS - ALARA Contest Manager