RSGB 21-28MHz Contest
1. Basic Information
Date: Sunday 4 October 2015 (the Sunday of the first full weekend in October each year)
Time: 07:00 - 19:00 UTC.
(a) 21MHz. CW: 21000 - 21075kHz and 21125 - 21150kHz.
(b) 21MHz SSB (suppressed carrier/dial frequency): 21150 - 21348kHz
(c) 28MHz CW: 28000 - 28150kHz.
(d) 28MHz SSB (suppressed carrier/dial frequency): 28300 - 28998kHz
Note: The sub-band on 10m SSB has been extended down to 28300kHz.
Modes: CW, SSB. Entries may be CW only, SSB only or mixed (CW & SSB). Cross mode QSOs are not permitted.
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number. UK stations must also send their two-letter district code.
UK stations contact only non-UK stations.
Non-UK stations contact only UK stations.
RSGB General Rules apply to this contest
Multi-Operator and Single-Operator entries are accepted
(a) Single Operator entries may be Unassisted or Assisted.
(b) Multi or Single and Unassisted or Assisted status will be shown in the listing of results.
Scores from this contest made by Single Operators in the UK contribute to the RSGB HF Championship.
Note: Please refer to the RSGB HF General Rules for the definitions of 'Single Operator Assisted' and 'Single Operator Unassisted'
UK entrants are permitted to use Contest Call Signs (SCC) if they hold a valid NoV from OFCOM.
(a) UK stations
(b) Non-UK stations
(1) Open - no restriction on power or antenna
(2) Restricted - a maximum of 100 watts output measured at the output of the transmitter and only one antenna per band, which must be a single element with a maximum height of 15m
(3) QRP - a maximum of 10 watts output, no antenna restriction
The same station may be contacted on both bands and both modes for points and multipliers.
UK stations - 3 points per contact with non-UK stations. Multipliers are the countries of the DXCC list, except that JA, W, VE, VK, ZL and ZS call areas count as separate countries, and the UK call areas do not count for multiplier or QSO credit.Non-UK stations - 3 points per contact with UK stations. A multiplier for the first contact with each UK District per band and mode, that is a maximum of four multipliers for each district. Non-UK stations may only contact UK stations.
A list of UK Districts is available at - http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/information/districtcodes.shtml
5. Headquarters stations
One UK station will be active during the contest as a Headquarters Station, and will send HQ instead of the District Code as identification. The UK HQ station counts as an additional call area / district and all entrants may contact this HQ station (including UK stations) for points and mutipliers. Stations must record HQ in their logs as the District code for contacts with this HQ station.
Entries must be submitted to http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl by the date specified in the RSGB General Rules. Entries must be in Cabrillo format. See here for information on preparing a Cabrillo entry.
The results will be published in the form of a single list for each section, with mode, category and Single/Multi status shown for each entrant.
(a) Certificates of merit are awarded to the overall highest-scoring station in each section (UK, Non-UK) on each mode (CW, SSB, Mixed).(b) Certificates of merit are awarded to the highest-scoring station in each of the Open, Restricted, QRP and Multi-Operator categories in each section and on each mode, subject to there being a minimum of three competitors for any certificate.
(c) Certificates and Plaques are awarded to the overall leading UK Foundation single operator in the Restricted and QRP categories.
(d) Certificates and Plaques are awarded to the overall leading UK Intermediate single operator in the each of the three categories.
(e) Certificates and Plaques are awarded to the leading station in each Continent in each of the three categories.
(f) The T.E. Wilson G6VQ Trophy to is awarded to the overall leading UK single operator using CW only.
(g) The Whitworth Trophy is awarded to the overall leading UK single operator using SSB only.
(h) The Powditch Trophy is awarded to the UK multi-operator station achieving the highest score on 28MHz regardless of mode.