[VHFcontesting] UKSMG 6 Meter marathon
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W3cmp at aol.com
Fri Nov 15 20:18:05 EST 2013
The UK Six Metre Group has decided to introduce a new contest for the
Winter season - the “UKSMG Winter Marathon". The contest has been introduced
this year to promote activity during the Northern Hemisphere winter months,
but of course we hope that stations South of the equator during their Summer
will also enter the contest as well.
The contest is a Marathon style event and will be held over a two-month
period, commencing on the first day in December 2013 and ending on the last
day in January 2014. The contest is open to all six metre enthusiasts
anywhere in the world. You do not have to be a UKSMG member to participate.
Contest Rules :
The contest rules are as follows, full details may be found at the UKSMG
website at: http://www.uksmg.org/contest/winter-contest-rules.php
1. Date and Time
The contest will take place place over a two-month period starting at
00.00z on 1st December 2013 and finishing at 24.00z on 31st January 2014.
2. QSO Exchange
· Normal QSO data must be exchanged and logged :
· Date of QSO, Time of QSO, Call sign of station worked
· 4-digit grid square of station worked e.g. FN54, IO91, OF87
· QSO frequency MHz, RS (T) sent and received.
3. Scoring for the contest
1 point for each unique 4-digit grid square (Maidenhead Locator) that is
4. DX Cluster & Spotting
Use of the DX cluster and chat/forums is permitted. However,
'self-spotting' to solicit contacts during the contest is not allowed.
5. EME & Repeaters
QSOs made via active or passive reflectors (repeaters or EME) are not
6. Digital Modes
QSOs made using digital modes via Meteor Scatter or other terrestrial
propagation are permitted. Reports and grid square information should be
exchanged during the QSO.
Appropriate reports for the digital mode involved may be recorded in place
of an RST report.
An entrant may submit their log at any time throughout the event and then
submit their final log, or may just submit their final log after the
contest end, but before the submission cut-off date.
7. All QSO's to be made in the Six Metre Band in accordance with
your local licence conditions and regional band plan.
8. QSOs inside the “INTERCONTINENTAL SECTION” 50.100-50.130 MHz
are permitted if made with a station outside your own continent, in
accordance with the UKSMG Code of Practice http://www.uksmg.org/code/.
9. QSOs are not permitted below 50.080 MHz.
10. Logs must be submitted via the UKSMG on-line log submission tool
in ADIF format.
11. Any Contacts made in any other Six Metre contest during the UKSMG
Winter Marathon contest period will count for points in the UKSMG Winter
Marathon, provided that they meet the QSO exchange criteria.
12. All logs must be submitted via the UKSMG website by 16h February
I hope that you will support this contest and we look forward to hearing
you on the "Magic Band" this Winter. I urge you all to submit a log entry
even if it's only for a handful of QSOs. Your entry will enable us to more
efficiently cross check the entries and you never know, you may have done
better than you thought. Good luck everyone.
73 G8FXM – Contest Manager.
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