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VHF NFD
Date 3-4 Jul 10 Time 1400-1400 * except 4 0800-1400(UTC)
Bands 6m , 4m , 2m , 70cms , 23cms
Exchange RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001 on each band) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator
Scoring One Point per Kilometre
Sections
Open section of VHF NFD
(Open)

(i) Maximum output power as permitted by standard licence conditions.

(ii) General rules apply

(iii) Operate on any bands from the following list, but only the best 4 normalised scores will count to the final total:

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix.

Single operator entries only
Restricted Section of VHF NFD
(R)

(i) The power output of any band must not exceed 100W PEP at the transmitter, except on 4m where output power is restrcited to 40W


(ii) The height of any part of the antenna's driven element must not exceed 10 metres above ground level.

(iii) Only one antenna per band may be used (i.e. no stacked, bayed or colinear arrays or switching between two or more antennas). A slot fed Yagi or Quad antenna is permitted. Dish or Backfire antennas must not exceed 2m diameter.

(iv) Operate on up to 4 bands from the following list:

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix.

Single operator entries only
Low Power Section of VHF NFD
(L)

(i) The power output on any band must not exceed 25W PEP at the transmitter, except on 4m where ther power must be restricted to 10W.

(ii) The height of any part of the antenna's driven element must not exceed 10 metres above ground level.

(iii) Only one antenna per band may be used (i.e. no stacked, bayed or colinear arrays or switching between two or more antennas). A slot fed Yagi or Quad antenna is permitted. Dish or Backfire antennas must not exceed 2m diameter.

(iv) Operate on up to 3 bands from the following list:

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

(v) Each band may be operated for no more than 16 hours (except for 6m and 4m: see 7.3 (iv) above) during the contest period. Each rest period must last at least 1 hour.

Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix.

Single operator entries only
Mix and Match Section of VHF NFD
(M)

7.4 Mix and Match (M)

(i) A group can elect to place different bands into Restricted, Low-Power or Open sections. E.g. 4m in Restricted, 2m and 70cm in Open, and 23cm in Low Power. This decision must be made at registration time. At least one station must be in a different section to the other stations (e.g. 6m, 4m and 2m in the Open section, 70cm in the Restricted section)

(ii) Individual band entry will be tabulated in the appropriate main section, and a normalised score for the band produced on this basis.

(iii) The sum of the normalised scores will appear in a separate Mix and Match section table.

(iv) Operate on up to 4 bands from the following list:

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

(v) Note that 2m, 70cm or 23cm stations entered in the Low Power section may be operated for no more than 16 hours during the contest period. Each rest period must last at least 1 hour.

Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix.

Single operator entries only
Fixed Station Sweepers Open
(FSO)

(i) Open to fixed stations only. (See Section 3 of general rules for definition)

(ii) Scoring is 1 point per kilometre for each QSO.

(iii) The final score on each band will be the number of points multiplied by the number of QSOs made with stations in the list of "VHF NFD Registrations" on that band.
The list of registered stations can be found at http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfposted.pl?Contest=VHF%20NFD%20Registration

(iv) QSOs can only be established by replying to a station calling
"CQ" (Search and Pounce).

(v) Maximum output power as permitted by standard licence conditions. No antenna restrictions.

(vi) Operate on up to 5 bands from the following list.

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

(vi) An award will be made to the leading Sweeper on each band and additionally bronze, silver and gold awards for contacting 50, 75 and 90% of registered NFD stations.


Single operator entries only
Fixed Station Sweepers Restricted
(FSR)

(i) Open to fixed stations only. (See Section 3 of general rules for definition)

(ii) Scoring is 1 point per kilometre for each QSO.

(iii) The final score on each band will be the number of points multiplied by the number of QSOs made with stations in the list of "VHF NFD Registrations" on that band.
The list of registered stations can be found at http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfposted.pl?Contest=VHF%20NFD%20Registration

(iv) QSOs can only be established by replying to a station calling
"CQ" (Search and Pounce).

(v) The power output on any band must not exceed 100W PEP at the transmitter, except on 4m where output is restricted to 40W. Only one antenna per band may be used (i.e. no stacked, bayed or colinear arrays or switching between two or more antennas). A slot fed Yagi or Quad antenna is permitted. Dish or Backfire antennas must not exceed 2m diameter.

(vi) Operate on up to 5 bands from the following list.

50MHz (6m) 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)

70MHz (4m) 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

144MHz (2m) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

432MHz (70cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

1.3GHz (23cm) 1400 Saturday to 1400 Sunday (all mode)

(vi) An award will be made to the leading Sweeper on each band and additionally bronze, silver and gold awards for contacting 50, 75 and 90% of registered NFD stations.


Single operator entries only
General Rules
General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here
Special Rules for this Contest
VHFNFD
http://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/10rules/VHFNFD.htm
Awards for this Contest
Surrey Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Open Section
Martlesham Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Restricted Section
Arthur Watts Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Low Power Section
G5BY Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Mix and Match Section
Scottish Trophy Leading GM station in the Low Power section
Tartan Trophy goes to the Leading resident GM station.
(All operators to have been resident in GM for at least six months prior to the contest)
Cockenzie Quaich Leading resident GM station in the Restricted section
(All operators to have been resident in GM for at least six months prior to the contest)
Entries
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Results
Web Results Date of results 13/09/10; Available here (Updated 12/11/10)
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