RSGB Contest Special Rules 2023
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&CD 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, and 13cms to 3cms on the 4th Tuesday and on Thursdays from 2000-2230 with 50MHz on the 2nd Thursday and 70 MHz on the 3rd Thursday in the month.
When operating on 2320MHz, please observe the guidance here to avoid interference to the Primary user.
A UK&CD 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.
On bands 23cms and below 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)
On bands 13cms and above the scores will be normalised for each section as follows.
Score for each band/session = 1000 * square root of (Score achieved divided by session leader score).
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.
Note that ALL sessions count towards your 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 certificate will be awarded to the station who provides the most stations with the best DX on each band across the year (the SHF contest will count as a single band)