RSGB 80m Club Championship 2011
A series of short weekday evening contests on 80m, based around competition between affiliated societies. Individual scores in every event count towards a society(s) overall score so its important for the contest organiser to get members to come on in as many sessions and as many modes as possible. A rolling club listing is maintained on the HFCC web page www.rsgbcc.org/hf
The general rules apply to this contest
Dates: Jan to July 2011 (See Calendar for Specific Dates)
Time: 20:00-21:30 UTC (Jan, Feb, Mar) - 19:00-20:30 UTC (Apr, May, Jun, July)
Mode: CW SSB Datamodes, see table
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1. Sections: LOW - 100W maximum power at the transmitter output; QRP - 10W maximum power at the transmitter output.
Entrants may change section from one event to another. Stations may be single or multi-operator. In cases where some operators are members of an RSGB Affiliated Society (AFS) but not RSGB members themselves, the Contest Committee may require an officer of the affiliated society to confirm entrant's membership status.
2. Frequencies: CW 3.520-3.570 (QRS Corral around 3.560); SSB 3.600-3.650 & 3.700-3775; Datamodes 3.580-3.620.
** - Note: The frequency segment 3580 to 3585kHz is reserved for PSK operation - stations operating PSK should transmit only between these limits.Stations operating RTTY should not attempt to make QSOs in this 5kHz segment.
3. Scoring: One point per.contact. An entrant may be contacted once per session on cw or ssb, and twice on datamodes (once on RTTY, once on PSK). For cw and ssb, the final score will be normalised to the leading score in the section, with the leading score being awarded 1000 points and all other scores expressed in proportion.
In the datamodes contests, contact may be on RTTY or PSK only. The same station may be worked on both RTTY and PSK, and an entrant's score on each mode (RTTY and PSK) is normalised to the leader on that mode. For each entrant, the two mode scores are then added together and the sum again normalised, so that the leading overall score in each section is awarded 1000 points and all other scores are expressed in proportion.
A UK station is required to be at one or both ends of a QSO for it to be valid.
The Cabrillo Mode Codes are as follows
- See an example of 80m Club Championship
Contest log. RTTY - RY and PSK
4. Entries: Each session is a contest in its own right, and log entries must be submitted to http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl within seven days of the contest. For example for a contest on 5th January, the deadline is 23:59:59 on 12th January. Entries must be in Cabrillo format, see here for information on preparing a Cabrillo entry. In order to count towards the total for an affiliated society, the society name must be clearly indicated on the entry. Societies may wish to appoint a coordinator who can ensure that entries contain all required information and are submitted on time.
5. Awards: At the end of the programme in August, the affiliated society whose members have made the highest aggregate score will receive the G5RV trophy, and the second- and third-placed societies will be awarded certificates. The individual stations making the top three QSO totals on each mode in the 100W and 10W sections will receive a certificate. The Foundation and Intermediate licensees with the top three highest aggregate scores on each mode will receive a certificate.
Note: There are no 80m events on Tuesdays, to leave a space for the associated UKAC events organised by the VHFCC. Unlike the AFS contests there is no distance rule, but societies may be asked to confirm that all entrants are bona fide club members. Individual entrants may only operate on behalf of one Affiliated Society in any one event.
In order that scores can be published quickly on the web site, all entries must be via email and this is where a society(s) contest organiser can help, by assisting members to prepare their entries.
SD by EI5DI fully supports all RSGB Contests.
Note that the 80m datamodes sessions should be logged in SD as CW, and the 'Data' option chosen when preparing the Cabrillo entry file using SDCHECK.