Radio Society of Great Britain VHF Contests Committee
Certain of these rules are invoked for individual contests as listed in the individual contest rules.
S1. Instead of 1 point / km scoring (rule 5a), scores will be calculated at 1 point / QSO.
S2. In addition to the IARU locator, QTH information must be exchanged. This should be given as a point identifiable on an Ordnance Survey route planning map or equivalent (scale 1:625,000) or as a direction and distance not greater than 25 km from such a point, e.g. 10km West of Skegness.
S3. This is an Affiliated Societies contest and is open to both individual entrants (who must be RSGB members), and to teams made up of a number of operators who must all be members of the same affiliated society, but not necessarily RSGB members themselves.
a. All members of the team must operate from within 50km of the normal meeting place of the society. No station may represent more than one society. No operator is allowed to use more than one callsign during the contest. In the case of national societies, each team must define a separate meeting place , and each team member must operate within 50km of that designated meeting place.
b. No station may represent more than one society.
c. No operator is allowed to use more than one callsign during the contest. QSOs with other members of your team will count for points.
d. Multiple teams are encouraged from both local and national societies. The best 3 or 5 scores (determined in individual contest rules) of each team will be used to form an entry, but please submit all logs so that the adjudicator can form teams appropriately after checking of the logs is complete.
e. Please mark your RSGB Zone (which can be found in the Callbook) on the cover sheet.
f. Logs should be sent as a single package for each club and should include a declaration signed by a club official that all operators are members of the Affiliated Society, and listing the QTH locator of the normal meeting place of the club.
S4. This contest runs concurrently with a backpackers contest. Stations entering the backpackers contest only may be worked once from a fixed location and once from their portable location for points.
S5. This is a cumulative contest. The following special rules apply :-
a. For cumulative contests the overall score will normally be calculated from the best 3 normalised session scores - the normalised score being calculated as above in rule 5c. It is impossible for you to determine your best sessions without knowing everyone else's scores, so please submit your logs and scores from all sessions in which you were active and allow the adjudicator to calculate your best sessions.
b. Stations may move location between individual cumulative activity periods.
c. For cumulative contests, please summarise your scores from each session on the reverse of the cover sheet.
S6. This contest runs concurrently with the first few hours of an RSGB 24 hour event. You may submit entries to both contests with a single set of logs, but please include 2 cover sheets - one for the shorter contest and one for the 24 hour event. Entries may be automatically submitted into the 24 hour event unless you specifically request otherwise.
S7. This contest runs concurrently with all or part of an IARU co-ordinated contest. You may submit a single set of logs for entry to both the RSGB and IARU events. Entries may be submitted to the IARU event unless you specifically request otherwise.
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