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GARES Winter 2017/18 Challenge: Rules

Scores for this contest.

This is a club-sponsored opportunity for you to do some general operating and to share your results with others. You are invited to work stations in as many European countries as possible on the 80, 40 and 20metre bands during the period of the challenge. The countries and entities are as defined in the DARC WAE (German Amateur Radio Club Worked All Europe) List. For scoring purposes, a country may only be worked once irrespective of the frequency, power, mode and antenna used. There will be high power (100 W max) and low power (10 W max) sections. 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, perhaps build new antennas and try new modes of operation, but most of all it should be fun! Please also note there will be an award to the highest placed newcomer to the Challenge

WHEN: Saturday 4th November 2017 to Saturday 6th January 2018, both dates inclusive.

WHERE: 80m, 40m and 20 metre bands.

MODES: Any mode may be used, including datamodes.

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:

AERIALS: No restrictions.

SCORING: Each scoring entity may only be claimed once irrespective of the band, power, mode and antenna used.
Contacts must be made by you, using your own callsign, with a suffix if appropriate.

REPORTING: Scoring country or entity (as per the DARC WAE List), callsign of station worked, date, band, mode, power (p.e.p.) at the output of the transmitter, and the aerial in use should be reported for each scoring contact.

AWARDS: Awards will be made to the leading stations in each section (High & Low Power) and to the highest placed newcomer to the Challenge.

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 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 are made using a standard spreadsheet format. A suitable template is available. When submitting claims, please rename this file as:
Your callsign and section (A or B), e.g. G4BCA_LOW or G4BCA_HIGH as appropriate.

Scores for this contest.

 

All Scores and Rules

Rules

Closing DateBandPowerNotes
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
6 Jan 2018Latest 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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