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50MHz UKAC
Date 25 Jan 11 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Date 22 Feb 11 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Date 22 Mar 11 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Date 26 Apr 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 24 May 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 28 Jun 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 26 Jul 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 23 Aug 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 27 Sep 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 25 Oct 11 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 22 Nov 11 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Date 27 Dec 11 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Band 6m
Exchange RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001 on each date) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator
Scoring One Point per Kilometre multiplied by the number of UK Locator Squares (M5)
Sections
UKAC Open
(AO)

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

Single operator entries only
UKAC Restricted
(AR)

The power output must not exceed 100W PEP at the transmitter, except on 4m where output power is restricted to 40W.
Only one antenna 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.

Single operator entries only
UKAC Low Power
(AL)

The power output must not exceed 10W PEP at the transmitter, except on 4m where output power is restricted to 4W.
Only one antenna 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.

Single operator entries only
UKAC DXers
(AX)

Maximum output power as permitted by standard licence conditions.
No antenna restrictions.
Active use of the DX cluster and chat channels such as ON4KST is allowed, so long as no information that forms part of the contest exchange is passed via these means.
Scores in this section will not count towards a club score (S9)
Single operator entries only
50MHz Backpacker
(10B)

a) Duration: 2.5 hours. Coordinated with the 6m UKAC contests during May, June, July and August.
b) Mode: All Mode
c) 10W maximum output from the transmitter
d) Single antenna with no more than 20 half-wave elements (or equivalent)
e) Antenna height: Driven element no more than 4m above the ground
f) No operation from a motor vehicle. The vehicle supply must not be used to power any equipment used during the contest or to recharge batteries for the equipment.
g) All equipment used during the contest must be battery, wind or solar powered.
h) Equipment must be carried and operated at least 100m from the transportation vehicle.
i) Stations entering in this section must use the /P callsign suffix
j) The 50MHz Backpacker's Trophy will be awarded to the leading station in section 10B with the best three normalised scores out of a maximum of four sessions.
k) All logs received in this section will be normalised with other logs in this section to calculate the backpacker score and in the AL section for the purpose of calculating the contribution towards a club score.

Single operator entries only
General Rules
General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here
Special Rules for this Contest
S8
These contests are timed to co-incide with the last two hours of a number of European activity contests, with an extra half hour at the end to encourage intra UK activity. They take place on Tuesdays from 2000-2230 local time with 144 MHz on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 432 MHz on the 2nd Tuesday, 1.3 GHz on the 3rd Tuesday, 50 MHz and 13cms to 3cms (2000-2200) on the 4th Tuesday, and 70 MHz where there is a 5th Tuesday in the month.

A UK station is required to be at one or both ends of a QSO for it to be valid.

Please submit an entry after each session in which you are active. In order to speed adjudication entries must be sent within 7 days of the contest.

Scores will be normalised for each section in each session as follows.
Score for each section/session = ((number of entrants+1)-(position of entrant))*1000/(number of entrants)
At the end of the year, on each band an overall score will be calculated from the best 8 normalised session scores.
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.

Stations may change section and move location between individual activity periods.

Certificates will be awarded to the overall winners and runners-up in each section and on each band in the same way as per the general rules. No certificates will be awarded for the individual events.
S9
a. The individual entries by a club's members to the UK activity contests which take place on each Tuesday in every month all count towards a society's overall score for the year for each UKAC. To maximise the club score, it's important for the club contest organiser to get as many members to come on for as many sessions as possible. A rolling club listing will be maintained on the Contest Committee web site www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/results for each band.

b. Stations enter the UKAC contests in the normal way, but need to include an AFS (affiliated society) name in the cover sheet of their entry. Entries to all sections of the UKAC count towards the overall club score which is the simple sum of the normalised scores of each team member operating that month.

c. Stations who enter on behalf of an affiliated society must be members of the affiliated society, but not necessarily RSGB members themselves.

d. All 12 sessions will count towards the total club score.

Entries
Entry Date Within 7 days after each activity period
Log Entry Upload your log here
Log Generator Transcribe your log online here
Claimed Scores Enter your claimed score here
Results
Web Results Date of results 09/01/12; Available here (Final Results)
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