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GARES Summer 2013 Challenge: Rules

Scores for this contest.

This is a club-sponsored opportunity for you to do a bit of HF operating and to share your experiences with others.

WHEN: 1st March 2013 to 30th June 2013, both dates inclusive.

WHERE: On the 17 ,15, 12, 10 and 6 metre amateur bands in any combination.

MODE: CW, SSB, RTTY, BPSK, QPSK in any combination.

POWER: Restricted only by the terms of your amateur radio licence. Some indication of the maximum power in use will be noted.

AERIALS: No restriction - use the best available to you.

SCORING: Each DX country (entity) worked, irrespective of the band/mode/power/aerial in use is worth one point. Contacts must be made by you, using your own callsign, from your main station address or an agreed alternative (Notes 1, 2, 3 and 4).

REPORTING: Please report progress to G3XMM (contact details on the club notice board). For each country claimed please list callsign, country, band, date/time, mode (Note 5).


Note 1: If you are licensed to use more than one callsign a country may be claimed once only for scoring purposes irrespective of the callsign in use.

Note 2: Accurate exchange of callsigns and signal reports should be considered the minimum requirement for claiming a valid contact.

Note 3: Contacts should be made directly on a one-to-one basis without direct assistance from others. This precludes the relaying or repeating of real-time contact information by repeaters, internet links, other amateur stations or any other mode of indirect transmission. It also casts doubt on the validity of contacts made when operating as a member of a net. The use of DX spotting sites such as, for example, DX Summit is acceptable however.

Note 4: Claims from different locations will be listed as separate entries on the ladder.

Note 5: It would help me considerably if claims for new countries could be made using a suitable spreadsheet. Please give details of PSK modes used, e.g BPSK63, QPSK31 etc., when claiming.
     Additional information of interest to others e.g. rigs, aerials etc. will be listed separately if offered.

Scores for this contest.

Rules and Scores from previous contests.

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