Thursday, November 25, 2010

Changes to UK Affiliated Clubs Contest Rules

RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF Contests 2011

A number of changes have been made to the UK Activity Contests this year.

* In all UKACs Square multipliers will only count when the station worked is located in the UK
* A new Low Power section has been added to all UKACs
* A new section aimed at DX'ers has been added to all UKACs below 23cms. The active use of the DX cluster and chat rooms (E.g. ON4KST) will be allowed in this section, but scores will not count towards a club total.
* The 23cms and 13cms UKACs have been split. A new "13cms and above" contest will now run for 2 hours on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
* The 6m backpackers will run along side the 6m UKACs during the months of May, June, July and August.

The 4th 144MHz Backpackers contest has moved to a Saturday and will be run along side the 144MHz Low Power contest. The timing and dates for the 144MHz and 432MHz Low Power contests have not changed.

Entrants are reminded that all operators of UK stations must be RSGB members except visiting amateurs, not normally resident in the UK. However, the following contests require only that the operator is a member of an RSGB Affiliated Society (AFS) so long as the entry is on behalf of, or is related to, an entry for that AFS.

All UK Activity Contests
144MHz and 432MHz AFS contests

For all other contests ALL operators must be members of the RGSB. There is no requirement for non UK station operators to be members of the RSGB

The RSGB Contests Committee, which organises these contests, welcomes ideas, feedback and constructive criticism which can be e-mailed to or sent to any committee member.

Does this mean that IOM contacts (outside the UK) do not count as a square multiplier?
Your views would be most welcome!

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