RSGB SSB Field Day 2013
A popular club activity.
Finding the best ratio of contact rate to country multipliers provides
a challenging backdrop to a weekend outdoors.
1. Basic Information
The General Rules apply to this contest
7th - 8th September 2013.
Time: 1300 - 1300UTC
Bands: 3.5, 7, 14, 21, 28MHz
Exchange: RS + Serial Number.
All sections are multi-operator. This is a portable contest as defined in
the General Rules.
Section. Full licensed power. There is no restriction on the number,
height or type of antennas.
(b) Restricted Section. 100W output power. One antenna only which must be a single element having not more than two elevated supports and not exceeding 15m above ground at its highest point.
(a) Any RSGB member or group of members may enter.
(b) RSGB Affiliated Societies may enter and their operators must be RSGB Members, or members of the Affiliated Society. In the case where some operators are not members of the RSGB, an officer of the Affiliated Society must state that these operators are members of the Society. This declaration must be included in the Soapbox part of the entry.
(c) Entries will only be accepted from groups operating within the UK. Other stations are invited to submit check logs.
4. Equipment permitted
(a) Open Section.
One transmitter, two receivers and a Linear amplifier. The
receiver section of a second transceiver may be used as the second
receiver if desired, so long as the transmitter section is disabled for
the duration of the contest. Unused receiver sections must also be
disabled for the duration of the contest.
(b) Restricted Section. One transmitter and one receiver or one transceiver. Both receivers in a dual-receive transceiver may be used if desired.
In all sections, equipment and antennas for packet radio
access above 30MHz may also be used if desired.
For contacts with
Fixed stations in IARU Region 1: 2 points
Stations outside IARU Region 1: 3 points
/P or /M stations in IARU Region 1: 5 points.
IARU Region 1 countries include those in Europe, Africa, Russia, ITU Zone
39 and Mongolia. For a more precise definition refer to the RSGB
Amateur Radio Operating Manual. Points must not be claimed for contacts
made by a competing station with members of its own group.
One for each DXCC Country worked on each band.
The leading station in the Open section will receive the Northumbria
Trophy, and in the Restricted section the G3PSH Memorial Trophy.