This is a year-long dual award scheme open to SDARC-Members only. It aims to encourage on-air operating, to have some competitive fun playing radio, to raise the profile of SDARC on the air and to reward members making consistent use of their radio gear. Go on, THIS year, why don’t YOU have a go!!
Please be aware that it can take a minute or so for your QSOs to appear in the league table. Please do not worry.
“Worked all Prefix Initials (CW/Phone)” and separately ”Worked all Prefix Initials (MGM)”
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QSOs may be made at any time from 1st MARCH to 30th NOVEMBER 2019.
Log ALL QSOs under your own Full Call Sign. QSOs made using your SCC (Short Contest Call) are OK.
Direct contacts only – no remote or unattended operation, no repeaters, Echolink or active satellites (EME, rain/meteor scatter are OK), no Internet QSOs (using a Cluster to FIND a station is OK, but not to MAKE the QSO).
You may operate from home or /M, /P or /A anywhere within a
There are TWO Awards for 2019 according to the Mode used:
One Award for CW or Phone QSOs …. plus a SEPARATE award for MGM (Machine Generated Modes) – (eg PSKnn, JTnn, RTTY, FT8 … )
The fact that some Members may operate CW using a computer does NOT make those QSOs MGM.
Your Maximum TX Power is determined by your
- e.g. A 2Exxx may choose 10W or 50W in the CW/Phone Award. Choose carefully as you must stick to your chosen power category all year.
- e.g. if you choose 10w in March, you can’t change to 50w halfway through May!
For the MGM Award, you can use any power allowed by your
Each Prefix Initial worked counts as ONE point. Enter details using the appropriate online form at SDARC.net Just copy the details from your shack log.
There will be 5 Winners’ Certificates overall. One for MGM and 4 more for CW/Phone (10W, 50W, 100W, 400W).
In 2019, a member could win both the MGM Certificate AND one of the CW/Phone Certificates.
QSOs will not normally need validating but Judges reserve the right to request confirmation. The Judges’ decision in all matters is final. By entering, you agree that results & photos may be sent to Radcom & the SDARC website.
The online table at SDARC.net will show progress. Awards will be presented at the Club Christmas Dinner.