Changes to all Contest rules due to social distancing here
|Date||28 Jan 14||Time||2000-2230 (UTC)|
|Date||25 Feb 14||Time||2000-2230 (UTC)|
|Date||25 Mar 14||Time||2000-2230 (UTC)|
|Date||22 Apr 14||Time||1900-2130 (UTC)|
|Date||27 May 14||Time||1900-2130 * except 13cms 2030-2230(UTC)|
|Date||24 Jun 14||Time||1900-2130 * except 13cms 2030-2230(UTC)|
|Date||22 Jul 14||Time||1900-2130 * except 13cms 2030-2230(UTC)|
|Date||26 Aug 14||Time||1900-2130 (UTC)|
|Date||23 Sep 14||Time||1900-2130 (UTC)|
|Date||28 Oct 14||Time||2000-2230 (UTC)|
|Date||25 Nov 14||Time||2000-2230 (UTC)|
|Bands||13cms , 9cms , 6cms , 3cms|
|Exchange||RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001 on each band 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)|
|UK Contest Callsigns||Not allowed|
|SHF UKAC Open
The power output must be greater than 50W PEP on 13cms, greater than 10W on 9cms and 6cms and greater than 5w on 3cms and not more than 400W PEP at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
No antenna restrictions.
|SHF UKAC Restricted
The power output at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna must be no more than 50W on 13cms, no more than 10w on 9cms and 6cms and no more than 5w on 3cms.
No antenna restrictions.
|General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here|
|Special Rules for this Contest|
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 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)
The maximum number of sessions that will count towards the final individual scores will be FOUR less than the number of sessions held during the year on 2m, 70cm and 23cm, THREE less on 6m and SHF, and ONE less on 4m. Only the lowest scoring entries are discarded.
Note that ALL sessions count towards you club score.
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.
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.
|Entry Date||Within 7 days after each activity period|
|Log Entry||Upload your log here 2.3 GHz 3.4 GHz 5.7 GHz 10 GHz|
|Log Generator||Transcribe your log online here 2.3 GHz 3.4 GHz 5.7 GHz 10 GHz|
|Claimed Scores||Enter your claimed score here 2.3 GHz 3.4 GHz 5.7 GHz 10 GHz|
|Web Results||Date of results 17/12/14; Available here (Final results)|
|Email Alerts||Set up an Email Alert for this contest|