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GARES Spring Challenge 2021 - Every Mode (160m to 70cm): Rules

These rules are also available in pdf format.

Scores for this contest.

For Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society club members to work European stations on as many modes as you can manage. Harder and lesser used modes will earn more credit than easier and busier modes. To level the playing field for Foundation and Intermediate licensees more credit is given for contacts made at the 10W and 50W power levels. Entry is simple. Just send an email when you’ve have something to report.

Starting on Saturday 20th March and finishing Sunday 20th June.

Bands, Exchanges and Modes
All modes are allowed and encouraged. All bands 160m – 70cms are allowed.
Contacts should involve, as a minimum, an exchange of reports. Contest contacts are not allowed.

Points will be given for contacts made with stations on the Worked All Europe (WAE) list (see scoring sheet) A country will count once per mode. The number of points earned idepends on the mode and the power used as per the schedule below.

Send entries to challenge@g4aym.org.uk. G4ENZ is administering this challenge.

An Excel spreadsheet is available to track your progress. Submit this spreadsheet via email whenever you are ready to report.
Alternatively, you can print out this PDF document and keep a paper record of your progress. If you can get a copy of this paper record to G4ENZ, it will be included in the challenge table. Home address for G4ENZ is correct on QRZ.COM.

Scores for this contest.


All Scores and Rules


Closing DateBandPowerNotes
20 June 2021Every Mode (160m-70cm)10/50/100All modes
9 January 2021HF (except 30/60m)10/100Data and CW/SSB/Data/Weak signal sections
4 July 20206m and 4m100WData and CW/SSB sections for each band.
25 Jan 2020HF (except 30m)10/100UK/EI Counties & Islands
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 


Closing DateStatus
20 June 2021Interim Scores
9 January 2021Final Scores
4 July 2020Final Scores
25 Jan 2020Final Scores
29 June 2019Final Scores
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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