GARES Low-Power Challenge 2015: 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 countries (dx entities) as possible during the period of the challenge.
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 and to add to the fun.
WHEN: 1st November 2015 to 31st January 2016, both dates inclusive.
WHERE: On the 80 and 40 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: 10 watts maximum The power used for each contact should be recorded however.
AERIALS: No restrictions
Each DX country (entity) may be worked once on each band for scoring purposes irrespective of your location within the IO81 square and the mode, power and aerial in use
Each scoring contact is worth one point on 40 metres andtwo points on 80 metres.
Contacts must be made by you, using your own callsign (with a suffix if appropriate).
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: It would help considerably if claims could be made using a standard spreadsheet format. A suitable template is available.
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|