March 144 432MHz
Date 2-3 Mar 24 Time 1400-1400 (UTC)
Bands 2m , 70cms
Modes SSB, CW, FM, AM, JT6M, ISCAT and FSK441
Exchange RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001 on each band) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator
Scoring One Point per Kilometre
UK Contest Callsigns Allowed
BAND PLAN
VHF BAND PLAN The RSGB Band Plan must be followed in all VHF contest see here for details
Sections
Open
(O)
All multi operator stations. Single Operator stations who are NOT operating from the main station address as shown on their licence validation document, but only if there is no SO section in the contest.
6 hours others
(6O)
Rules as per section "O" except stations may only operate for a maximum of 6 hours. Entrants may choose between any continuous 6 hour period in which to operate (e.g. 1500-2100, or 1917-0117) or alternatively split the 6 hour period into any number of segments as long as they are separated by at least 1 hour off time.
In order to increase activity we recommend the following times to operate in this section, 1400-2000 UTC Sat, but this is not mandatory.

Operation after your 6 hour window is allowed but will not count for points. All contacts must be included in the log.

Serial numbers must start at 001 for this 6 hour period, and you cannot enter both this section and the full contest.

In multi-band contests the same single 6 hour period must be used on all bands.
Single Op Fixed
(SF)
Single Operator stations operating from the main station address as shown on their licence validation document.
Single Op Others
(SO)
Single Operator stations NOT operating from the main station address as shown on their licence validation document.
6 hours Single Op Fixed
(6S)
Rules as per section "SF" except stations may only operate for a maximum of 6 hours. Entrants may choose between any continuous 6 hour period in which to operate (e.g. 1500-2100, or 1917-0117) or alternatively split the 6 hour period into any number of segments as long as they are separated by at least 1 hour off time.
In order to increase activity we recommend the following times to operate in this section, 1400-2000 UTC Sat, but this is not mandatory.

Operation after your 6 hour window is allowed but will not count for points. All contacts must be included in the log.

Serial numbers must start at 001 for the 6 hour period, and you cannot enter both this section and the full contest.

In multi-band contests the same single 6 hour period must be used on all bands.
Power Categories
HIGH Full licensees only. The power output as per standard full licence conditions.
LOW The power output must be not more than 100W PEP at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
QRP The power output must be not more than 10W PEP at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
General Rules
General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here
Entries
Adjudicator
Tom, GM8MJV
Entry Date Within 7 days
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