Changes to all Contest rules due to social distancing here
|Date||1 Jan 19||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||5 Feb 19||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||5 Mar 19||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||2 Apr 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||7 May 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||4 Jun 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||2 Jul 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||6 Aug 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||3 Sep 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||1 Oct 19||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||5 Nov 19||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||3 Dec 19||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Introduction||These contests are an experiment to provide somewhere stations can try contesting using Machine Generated Modes (MGM) like FT8. We are not restricting the contests to particular modes, and have tried to keep the rules simple and flexible to allow different and new modes to be used|
|Exchange||Report and a 4 character (e.g. IO91) locator|
|Scoring||One Point per Kilometre|
|UK Contest Callsigns||Not allowed|
Standard licence conditions and no antenna restrictions.
The power output must be not more than 100W PEP (40W on 4m) at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
Only one antenna may be used. Stacked or bayed antennas are not allowed. Backfire or parabolic dish type antennas must not exceed 2 metres in diameter.
The power output must not exceed 10W PEP (4W on 4m) at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
Only one antenna may be used Stacked or bayed antenna arrays may not be used. Backfire or parabolic dish type antennas must not exceed 2 metres in diameter
|General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here|
|Special Rules for this Contest|
|UKACMGM||Modes: Any recognized MGM mode e.g. FT8, FSK441, ISCAT, JT65, RTTY, PSK. CW and EME (moon bounce) are not permitted
Contacts: Only one scoring contact may be made with a given station per band
Exchange: Report (as appropriate for the mode in use) and 4-character Locator (e.g. IO91). Serial number is not required
Scoring: On each band: One point per kilometre. Score is total kilometres worked. Distance is calculated to the centre of the large Locator Square (e.g. IO84MM to IO91MM). A QSO between stations in the same large Locator Square will count for 50 points. ted separately. Please read the guidelines for the use of MGM in RSGB contests here and here
|S12||We expect that, given the short duration of these contests, the majority of activity will be on FT8. These contests are likely to create high levels of activity, and if all that activity were to converge on the normal FT8 operating frequencies, those frequencies will become saturated. Therefore we encourage stations to spread out away from the normal FT8 operating frequencies, and suggest 144.165 - 144.195 MHz and 50.310 - 50.340 as USB dial frequencies.
Please submit an entry after each session in which you are active.
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)
Any entries with a zero score will be given a zero normalised score and will not be included in the count of the number of entrants in that section/band for the purposes of calculating other normalised scores.
The maximum number of sessions that will count towards the final individual scores will be EIGHT. Only the lowest scoring entries are discarded.
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.
|Entry Date||Within 7 days|
|Log Entry||Upload your log here|
|Log Generator||Transcribe your log online here|
|Claimed Scores||Enter your claimed score here|
|Web Results||Date of results 25/12/19; Available here|
|Email Alerts||Set up an Email Alert for this contest|