|RSGB Field Day Contests|
Changes for 2017 :
Harmonisation of the rules of the CW and SSB events
Introduction of a Fixed station Section
Reduced log submission time
|1. Objective||To work as many stations and multipliers as quickly and accurately as possible, operating under portable conditions.|
|2. Date & Time|| CW FD (NFD) -- 3rd/4th June 2017 1500-1500 UTC
SSB FD -- 2nd/3rd September 2017 1300-1300 UTC
| CW FD - 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m -- max 100W
SSB FD - 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m -- max 100W
Only one signal may be transmitted at any one time.
To be eligible for a certificate or award , portable stations must register on-line at least 7 days prior to each contest - click here to register. (Fixed stations do not need to register)
QRP Portable : Single transceiver, 5W max. One single element antenna (vertical or dipole) - maximum of two elevated supports not exceeding 15m above ground. Receiving with more than two receivers or receiving while transmitting is not allowed.
Low Power Unassisted Portable : Single transceiver, 100W max. One single element antenna (vertical or dipole) - maximum of two elevated supports not exceeding 15m above ground. Receiving with more than two receivers or receiving while transmitting is not allowed.
Low Power Assisted Portable : 100W max. No restriction on equipment, aerials or assistance.
Fixed : No restriction on equipment, power, aerials or assistance. Fixed stations may only work Portable stations for QSO points, but can work any stations for DXCC multipliers. Remote operation is permitted for fixed stations only and only where authorisation has been granted in advance by the HFCC Chair.
Special Contest Callsigns or Club Callsigns may be used. All Portables must sign /P.
For portable stations, the installation of the station and antennas must not start earlier than 24 hours before the beginning of the contest . In addition portable stations must be powered by generators or batteries and must not be set up in a permanent building or structure, and the use of existing or previously installed equipment is not allowed.
|RS(T) plus serial number - starting at 1 and incrementing by 1, irrespective of band. If you are not sent a serial number, log a zero.|
Portable station Sections :
Portable and Mobile stations in Europe (including UK&CD): 4 pts.
Portable and Mobile stations outside Europe: 6 pts.
Fixed stations in Europe (including UK&CD): 2 pts.
Fixed stations outside Europe: 3 pts.
Fixed station Section :
Portable and Mobile stations in Europe (including UK&CD) : 4 pts.
Portable and Mobile stations outside Europe : 6 pts.
For all Sections in CW Field Day , contacts on 160m score double points.
Fixed stations may only work Portable stations for QSO points, but can work any stations for DXCC multipliers.Multipliers :
DXCC entities per band. The final score is the total of QSO points multiplied by the total DXCC entities.
|7. Log Submission
Submit in Cabrillo format here within 5 days of the end of the contest. View the correct Cabrillo format for this contest.
Single Operator Portable entrants should indicate that they were Single-op when uploading their log.
If the robot finds format errors , it will reject the log and ask for resubmission of a corrected logfile.
Adjudicated results will be online and will include online logfiles for all entrants. Errors will incur penalties as outlined in the RSGB HF Adjudication Principles This penalty will be the loss of an additional 2 QSO points.
The use of CAT Control to log the correct frequency and mode is highly recommended - you will lose QSO points for frequency and mode errors.
All entries received for these RSGB Field Day contests will automatically be entered into the Region 1 (DARC) Field Day Contests and will also be adjudicated by them under the terms of their rules.
Separate tables of entrants' individual results will be published.
A comprehensive Awards Web Page will be online in due course.
(a) All portable stations may be inspected at their registered location by
a representative of the HFCC or CSC, both before and/or during the contest.
(b) Any infringement considered to be outside the spirit of the contest may result in an entry being reclassified as a Checklog or disqualified.
(c ) Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.
(d) Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO. Correction of logged call signs and exchanges after the contest, by use of any database, recordings, email or other methods, is not allowed.
(e) All requests for contacts, responses to calls, and copying of call signs and contest exchanges must be accomplished during the contest period using the mode and frequencies of the contest.
(f) You must send your callsign at least every 3rd QSO and no less often than once a minute .
(g) Proof of contact e.g. an MP3 audio recording, may be used as part of the adjudication process.
By entering any RSGB HF Contest you declare that :
Your station was operated strictly in accordance with the rules and spirit of the contest, within the conditions of your licence, and that the power output from your transmitter was no greater than that permitted in the Section of the contest that you are entering.
You agree that decisions of the RSGB HF Contest Committee will be final in cases of dispute.
By submitting a log entry, entrants give the RSGB permission to score, amend, publish, republish, print, and otherwise distribute that entry by any means.