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Subject: [SD-User] RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:00:54 +0000
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The RSGB 1.8 MHz contest runs from 1900 - 2259Z on Saturday
11th February. It is CW-only on 160m (1810-1850 kHz).

Rules at

SD V19.02 supports this event -

  Select the "RSGB 1.8 MHz" option.
    UK entrants, enter your district code on the
    opening screen.
    Non-UK entrants - leave this field blank.

If you see any other RSGB 1.8 MHz options listed, your
version of SD is out-of-date.

Work everyone, exchange Serials.  UK entrants add their
2-character district code.  SD lets you enter serials
and district codes as a single field (no space needed),
and leading zeros are not required.

For example: SD logs 5LN, followed by Enter, is logged
as 005 LN

If you usual .LST file includes records with the district
code as the last element, for example G3XTT Don OX, SD
pre-fills the OX code on a callsign match. This takes a
lot of pressure off when trying to copy marginal signals.

UK stations should edit SD's exchange messages - F2, F4
F6 (using Shift-F2 etc) to include their district code.

Scoring is 2 points per QSO, with 5 bonus points for
the first QSO with each UK district and for the first
QSO with each non-UK country.  SD indicates bonus QSOs
by highlighting the district code or the callsign, as
appropriate, in previously logged QSOs.

There is no longer a BT district code for all GI.
Instead, there are separate codes for each of the
six GI counties.

The Dutch PACC contest overlaps with this event. PA
contesters send their own 2-character district code
but no serial.  According to the new RSGB rules for
2017 you should enter zero for the serial and ignore
any other exchange element(s) from non-UK stations -
in other words, you should log the QSO, using Enter,
after typing zero for the serial.  Note that SD
displays zero serials as blank - but don't worry,
they will be recorded as zero in your Cabrillo .LOG

Upload your Cabrillo log from SDCHECK at

Please mention SD in your soapbox comments.

Paul EI5DI

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