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GARES Spring Challenge 2019 - Choose 4m or 6m: Rules

Scores for this contest.

This is a club-sponsored opportunity for you to do some targeted operating and to share your results with others. You are invited to work stations in as many six-figure locator squares (e.g. IO81VV) as possible on the 6-metre OR 4-metre band during the period of the challenge (PICK ONE BAND ONLY). Although we will "keep score" the activity is not meant to be excessively competitive. It is more important that as many people as possible join in to gain experience, experiment with antennas and enjoy the sporadic E propagation which should be available during the period of the challenge. Although we will "keep score" the activity is not meant to be excessively competitive!

WHEN: Saturday 18th May to Saturday 29th June 2019, both dates inclusive.

WHERE: On the 6 OR 4 metre amateur bands.

MODE: CW, Voice, Data in any combination.

ENTRIES: Contacts may be made from locations (e.g. main station, alternative, portable, mobile) within the IO81 locator square. (If you wish to operate from another square please seek advice!)

POWER: 100 Watts or less. The power used for each contact should be recorded.

AERIALS: No restrictions.

SCORING: Each six-figure locator square (e.g. JN76AB) may be worked once for scoring purposes irrespective of your location within the IO81 square and the mode, power and aerial in use. Each square will score 1 point.
Contacts must be made by you, using your own callsign (with a suffix if appropriate).

REPORTING: Locator square, callsign of station worked, date, mode, power (p.e.p.) at the output of the transmitter, and the aerial in use should be reported for each scoring contact.

NOTE 1: If you are licensed to use more than one callsign a scoring entity may be claimed once only 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 assistance from others. This precludes the relaying of real-time contact information by repeaters, internet links, other amateur stations or any other mode of indirect transmission. However, the use of DX spotting sites such as, for example, DX Summit is acceptable.

NOTE 4: It would help considerably if claims could be made using a standard spreadsheet format. Please rename this file as your callsign and your chosen band when submitting claims, e.g. G4BCA_6m or G4BCA_4m as appropriate.

Scores for this contest.

 

All Scores and Rules

Rules

Closing DateBandPowerNotes
29 June 20196m OR 4m100WLocator squares
26 Jan 2019HF except 30 & 60m10/100Continents
30 June 2018160 to 10m10/100CQ Zones
2m and 70cm25Counties and Islands
6 Jan 201880/40/30m10/100Europe
31 May 201730/17/12m100US & Canada
31 Jan 2017Any10/100 
30 June 201610/6m100 
31 Jan 201640/80m10 
31 July 20156mAny 
31 March 2015Any100/400Commonwealth and US States
31 May 2014AnyAnyData only
30 June 201317-6mAny 
28 Feb 2013160-20mAnyDistricts & Countries
31 July 201217/12m10/100WARC Bands
31 March 2012One Band10/AnyChoose your band
31 Aug 20116mAny 
30 May 2011160 - 10mAny 

Scores

Closing DateStatus
26 Jan 2019Final Scores
30 June 2018 HFFinal Scores
30 June 2018 VHFFinal Scores
6 Jan 2018Final Scores
31 May 2017Final Scores
31 Jan 2017Final Scores
30 June 2016Final Scores
31 Jan 2016Final Scores
31 July 2015Final Scores
31 March 2015Final Scores
31 May 2014Final Scores
30 June 2013Final Scores
28 Feb 2013Final Scores
31 July 2012Final Scores
31 March 2012Final Scores
31 Aug 2011Final Scores
30 May 2011Final Scores

 

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