1st 144MHz Backpackers
Date 21 May 17 Time 1100-1500 (UTC)
Band 2m
Exchange RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator and UK&CD stations send the first 2 letters of their Postcode
Scoring One Point per Kilometre multiplied by the number of Countries plus Postcodes plus QTH locator squares (M3)
UK Contest Callsigns Not allowed
Sections
2m 5W Backpacker
(5B)

a) 5W maximum output from the transmitter
b) Single antenna with no more than 20 half-wave elements (or equivalent)
c) Antenna height: Driven element no more than 4m above the ground
d) No operation from a motor vehicle. The vehicle supply must not be used to power any equipment used during the contest or to recharge batteries for the equipment.
e) All equipment used during the contest must be battery, wind or solar powered.
f) Equipment must be carried and operated at least 100m from the transportation vehicle.
g) Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix
25W Hill Toppers
(25H)

a) 25W maximum output from the transmitter.
b) One or more antennas with no more than 20 half-wave elements (or equivalent) in total.
c) Antenna height: Driven element no more than 6m above the ground
d) Operation from a motor vehicle permitted.
e) All equipment used during the contest must be battery, wind or solar powered. If equipment is powered from a vehicle supply, the engine must be switched off for the duration of the contest.
f) Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix.
General Rules
General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here
Special Rules for this Contest
Backpacker
http://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/LONGYEAR/BACKPACK.shtml
Awards for this Contest
Backpackers Trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the 5B Section
Entries
Adjudicator
Mike, G0KAD
Entry Date Within 7 days
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