[SD-User] RSGB Commonwealth contest - BERU

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Sat Mar 10 01:58:49 PST 2012

The RSGB Commonwealth Contest takes place from 1000 UTC
today, Saturday 10th to 0959 UTC on Sunday 11th March.
It is CW-only for entrants in the UK and Commonwealth
countries, 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 http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2012/rberu.shtml

SD V15.59 supports SO entries, and is fully working and
unrestricted for all users, with no need to register -

   Select the "Commonwealth Contest" template

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

For Commonwealth callsigns or prefixes, SD displays
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, type HQ 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, and upload it at www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl

Paul EI5DI
Sponsor - BERU Team Competition

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