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Subject: [SD-User] Commonwealth Contest
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:52:10 +0000
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The RSGB Commonwealth Contest takes place from 1000 UTC on
Saturday 12th March to 0959 UTC on Sunday 13th March.  It
is a CW-only event for entrants in the UK and Commonwealth
countries only, on the five contest bands from 80 to 10m.

There are 12 and 24-hour classes in both Open and
Restricted (100w, single-element antennas) sections.

Rules at

SD V15.34 supports SO entries -

   Select the "Commonwealth Contest" or "BERU" options.
   (these link to the same template file)

Work UK and Commonwealth countries only.  There are no
multipliers, but bonus points of 20 points, by band, for
the first three QSOs with each Call Area.

Exchange Serials.  HQ stations add "HQ".  UK entrants
must be RSGB members and may not work one another for

When you type a Commonwealth callsign or prefix, you get
an instant band/bonus analysis below the callsign.  No
analysis appears for for non-Commonwealth calls (zero
pointers).  This serves as a validity check if you're
not familiar with all the Commonwealth call areas.

When you work HQ stations, the "HQ" should be entered
in the same field as the serial.  For example, SD logs
21HQ as 021 HQ in their respective fields.

After the contest, use SDCHECK to prepare your Cabrillo
.LOG file, and upload it to

Paul EI5DI
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