The RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest takes place from 2100 UTC Saturday
9th February to 0059 UTC Sunday 10th February. It is Single-Op
only on CW, SSB, or Mixed CW/SSB. No Packet, Cluster, RBN or
Skimmer, whether local or remote.
Rules at www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2013/r1st-160m-2013.shtml
SD V16.12 supports this event, and may be freely used by
everyone - no key file is needed, and there is no need to
UK Entrants - select the "RSGB 1.8 Feb, UK" template
DX entrants - select the "RSGB 1.8 Feb, DX" template
Select your starting (or only) mode as appropriate.
160m only. UK entrants work everyone, and others work UK
only. Exchange Serials. UK stations add their district
code - and, if using CW, should edit SD's F2 exchange
message (using Shift-F2) to include it.
3 points per QSO, and 5 bonus points for the first QSO
(Mixed - on both modes) with each UK district code and,
for UK entrants only, the first QSO with each overseas
DXCC country (again, by mode).
CW : 1810-1840
SSB : 1852-1920
The PACC contest overlaps with this event. PA stations
send their 2-character district code (no serial), and UK
stations should log this in SD's serial field.
When logging UK stations, it may be easier to enter
the serial and district in a single field. For
example: 26WA, followed by Enter, is expanded to
026 WA in their respective fields.
SD prefills the district code when you load a callsign
reference file (.LST) having district codes as the last
field in each record. For example,
GM3POI CLIVE KW
G5LP LIONEL NN
If you're not using rig control, make sure you're
logging on the correct mode - use the CW or SSB
commands to switch.
There's no need to choose your entry category in advance.
Even if you intend to enter as CW-only, there's nothing
to stop you giving away points by having and logging SSB
QSOs at any time. You define your entry category when
creating your Cabrillo log with SDCHECK, and confirm it
when uploading your log at www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
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