The 2011 Annual SDARC Construction Contest will be held on March 10th 2011.
We are announcing this event now, in order to give members as much time as possible to build some equipment to enter in the contest.
The contest will have five general categories:-
Homebrew â€“ This will be for equipment built completely by the club member. (If the equipment is a magazine project with a pcb available, then, the pcb may be used.)
Antenna Installations â€“ This will be for special homebrew antenna systems. For this type of contest entry, the member will just need to provide photographs of the antenna together with a specification, a drawing and details of the construction. A list of countries worked with the antenna should also be provided.
Kit â€“ This will be for equipment built from a kit.
Hybrid â€“ This will be for homebrew equipment, which contains one or more kits.
â€œFirst Timersâ€ – This will be for club members who have not previously built any equipment.
There will be a total of eight awards allocated to the five categories; the number of awards per category will be up to the judges to decide.
In addition there will be a special award:-
â€œProfessionalâ€ â€“ This prize may be awarded to experienced constructors whose work is of an exceptional standard.
The judgesâ€™ decisions on all the awards are final.
Items must have been built in the last two years to be accepted as an entry. The entries can be any radio-related equipment, for example, morse oscillator, test unit, QRP rig, computer/radio interface, psu, Tx/Rx, linear, antenna installation.
The most complex equipment may not necessarily win!