Just to remind you that this year’s Construction Contest will take place on Thursday 5th May at Pine Trees from 7pm. There is still plenty of time to construct an entry if you haven’t done so already.
Never built anything before? Then now is the time to have a go! There is a category for ‘1st timers’ who are new to construction.
Construction Contest 2016 – Rules
The contest will have six general categories:-
Homebrew – 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 – 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 – This will be for equipment built from a kit.
Hybrid – This will be for homebrew equipment, which contains one or more kits.
“First Timers” – This will be for club members who have not previously built any equipment.
“IT” – This category will be for radio-related software. This can be either be, a piece of “stand-alone” new software, or a piece written to add extra features to some existing software.
There will be a total of eight awards allocated to the six categories; the number of awards per category will be up to the judges to decide.
In addition there will be a special award:- “Professional” – This prize may be awarded to experienced constructors whose work is of an exceptional standard.
The judges’ decisions on all the awards are final.
Items can have been built at any time, but to be accepted as an entry, they must not have been entered in any previous SDARC construction contest.
The entries can be any radio-related equipment or software, for example, morse oscillator, test unit, QRP rig, computer/radio interface, PSU, Tx/Rx, linear, antenna.
The most complex equipment may not necessarily win!
Entry forms will be available on the night, but if you wish to complete one beforehand, please download the entry form.