50 MHz Fall Sprint Contest
2300Z Saturday, August 22 to 0300Z Sunday, August 23
50 MHz Fall Sprint Contest Rules
Rules for 2020 VHF Fall Sprint Contests
1.0 Contest Purpose: Encourage weak signal VHF/UHF amateur radio operation &
2.0 Contest Time and Date:1. 50MHz: 2300Z Saturday, August 22, 2020 to 0300Z
Sunday, August 23, 20202. 144MHz: 7PM to 11PM local time on Monday, September
21, 20203. 222MHz: 7PM to 11PM local time on Tuesday, September 29, 20204.
432MHz: 7PM to 11PM local time on Wednesday, October 7, 20205. Microwave 902MHz
and up: 8AM to 2PM local time on Saturday, October 10, 2020
3.0 Classes: Stations will be classified as either Single Op or Rover. A
portable or mobilestation that operates from only one grid is considered a
Single Op station. A Rover must operatefrom at least 2 grid squares. A Rover
can have more than one operator, but only oneoperator on the air at a time! Two
person teams are encouraged for safety.
3.1 Power: Power output used for contacts is for informational purposes only.
Power output willnot be used to separate contestants into different groups or
categories. You may want to placeyour station information such as rig, output
power, antenna etc. in the notes section of your entry.That being said, the
following are the suggested power levels for the HP, LP and QRP groupingson the
3830 web site.a. QRP: up to 5 watts PEP. (any band)b. Low Power: up to 200
watts PEP. (any band)c. High Power: up to 1500 watts PEP. (any band)d. **
Please note: Rookie Class is for informational purposes only! **
4.0 Exchange: Maidenhead Grid Square. Microwave contest exchange must be the
full 6character grid.
5.0 Reporting: Score will be entered on the 3830 web page in the form provided
for theparticular sprint. The web page is http://www.3830scores.com/
.Alternatively, you can postal mail or email a complete log to the contest
chairman in place of a3830 entry. A 3830 entry is preferred. Email attachment
must be an ASCII text file. (.txt or .logfile, Cabrillo format is
preferred.)Your grid square goes in the web site box for “QTH”. Microwave use 6
digit grid. Rovers usethe first grid activated as QTH.Winning entries MUST
SUPPLY A LOG for review by the sprint chairman if requested tomake the score
official. The Log can be a mailed paper log or emailed as an attached text file
inan ARRL recognized format. ARRL log sheets are the preferred paper
format.Send Requested Logs to Sprint Chairman:Bruce Randall NT4RT@ARRL.net
orBruce Randall928 Falls Rd.Rock Hill, SC 29730The results must be posted on
the 3830 web page within 14 days of the event. Paper logs may bemailed to the
Sprint Chairman for this event. Mailed logs must be post marked within 14 days
ofthe event. The Sprint Chairman will post the results from a paper log on the
3830 web page.
5.1 Scoring: 50, 144, 222 and 432MHz , 1 point per QSO on any band. Multiplier
would be thetotal number of grid squares worked for that specific
band/Sprint.Final score: Multiply QSO points by the multipliers. Each Sprint is
scored separately. Distancebased total kilometers worked would be an optional
entry for information only. ( Distances arenot very accurate from 4 digit
5.2 Rover Scoring: 50, 144, 222 and 432MHz , 1 point per QSO on any band.
Multiplierwould be the total number of grid squares worked for that specific
band/Sprint.If the rover moves to a new grid, then works a station again, a new
contact is made for bothstations. The new grid will be a new multiplier if the
grid was not worked before.Rover in EM73 works EM84 as a multiplierRover in
EM74 works EM84 as a new multiplierWhen you move to a new grid, you start over
on additional new multipliers.Final score: Multiply QSO points by the
multipliers. Each Sprint is scored separately. Distancebased total kilometers
worked would be an optional entry for information only.
5.3 Microwave Scoring: For Microwave, 902 MHz and above use the sum of the
distance ofall contacts in kilometers. A station worked on a new band is a new
contact. If a rover moves toa new grid (4 digit) he/she can be worked again for
another contact.The 6 digit grid square exchange is required for accurate
distance calculation.Contacts within a 6 digit grid count as 1 kilometer.
5.4 Microwave Rover Scoring: Scored like Single Op Microwave, except stations
can becontacted again for score after moving to a new grid. Grids activated is
not used directly forscoring and is not reported on 3830 web site.
5.5 Contest Scoring: The contest scoring is intended to be done mostly on the
"Honor System". But, after thesubmission period has expired, 14 days after that
particular operating event, the SprintsCommittee or Chairman for that
particular event will review the top 3 submissions to validateaccuracy of the
submission. The Sprints Chairman reserves the right to request for review
theactual contest log for any entrant for review if required.
6.0 Rover Operation: A rover must be a portable or mobile station that makes
contacts from atleast two different Grid Squares. For all sprints, including
microwave the rover must move to anew 4 digit Grid Square.
7.0 Assistance: Use of telephone, packet or internet methods to schedule
contacts during thecontest is acceptable. The telephone, packet or internet
channel will not be used while thecontact is in progress. No “OK I am hearing
you now” over the other communications channel.The alternate channel will not
be available in any way to the operators during the contact. Thecomplete
exchange of call signs and grids must be accomplished on the relevant amateur
radioband. The preferred scheduling method is on an amateur frequency such as
See following for 3830 site information. Underline identifies a user entry box.
3830 information 50 to 432 MHz Spring/Fall Sprint
*** Note: Please do not post your entire log into the comments section on the
3830 Scores Web site.With the ability of entrants being able to update and make
changes to their entry, we want to avoidbringing the integrity of the Sprint's
events into question. ***(band is 50MHz, 144MHz, 222MHz, or 432MHz) for 4
separate contest entries
Submitter’s E-mail Address* _________________ __ Send copy to this email
addressCall Used* ______________ Class* ^Single Op/Rover Power
^HP/LP/QRPOperator Call _____________ Station Call ___________Op Time (hrs)
_____________ QTH* ________________ Club ^(none)QSOs Mults Total Score Total
Distance, km(optional)band *_____ *______ *________ _______Comments
Microwave Spring/Fall SprintSubmitter’s E-mail Address* _________________ __
Send copy to this email addressCall Used* ______________ Class* ^Single
Op/Rover Power ^HP/LP/QRPOperator Call _____________ Station Call ___________Op
Time (hrs) _____________ QTH* ________________ Club ^(none)QSOs Total Distance,
km Best DX QSO, km*_____ *___________ *__________Comments
included in all forms on 3830 site:Log submission info By contest sponsor.Link
to contest rules By contest sponcor
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