GARES Spring Challenge 2019 - Choose 4m or 6m: Rules
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.
All Scores and Rules
|20 June 2021||Every Mode (160m-70cm)||10/50/100||All modes|
|9 January 2021||HF (except 30/60m)||10/100||Data and CW/SSB/Data/Weak signal sections|
|4 July 2020||6m and 4m||100W||Data and CW/SSB sections for each band.|
|25 Jan 2020||HF (except 30m)||10/100||UK/EI Counties & Islands|
|29 June 2019||6m OR 4m||100W||Locator squares|
|26 Jan 2019||HF except 30 & 60m||10/100||Continents|
|30 June 2018||160 to 10m||10/100||CQ Zones|
|2m and 70cm||25||Counties and Islands|
|6 Jan 2018||80/40/30m||10/100||Europe|
|31 May 2017||30/17/12m||100||US & Canada|
|31 Jan 2017||Any||10/100|
|30 June 2016||10/6m||100|
|31 Jan 2016||40/80m||10|
|31 July 2015||6m||Any|
|31 March 2015||Any||100/400||Commonwealth and US States|
|31 May 2014||Any||Any||Data only|
|30 June 2013||17-6m||Any|
|28 Feb 2013||160-20m||Any||Districts & Countries|
|31 July 2012||17/12m||10/100||WARC Bands|
|31 March 2012||One Band||10/Any||Choose your band|
|31 Aug 2011||6m||Any|
|30 May 2011||160 - 10m||Any|