Full rules will be published in the September 2015 issue of Practical Wireless (on sale early August). All entrants must read the complete published rules. The following summary is provided for convenience.
The above is a brief summary and does not present all the conditions of the contest rules. You must read the full published contest rules before entering.
Contest stationery (log sheets and cover sheets) for paper entries are available for downloading here - just click the button.
Your contest log should be sent by e-mail to this address:
Include your log file as an attachment.
The log file that you send should contain the same information that you would put in one sent on paper by post, except that you do not need to highlight the first contact in each locator square, nor do you need to mark duplicate contacts.
Files written by most popular contest logging software can be accepted including .LOG files from SDV or N1MM and REG1 .ADI files from MINOS.
Keep it as simple as possible: a plain ASCII text file is just fine, so are spreadsheet files, etc..
70MHz (4m) Excel Log Sheet70MHz (4m) Log Spreadsheet
When sending a file, please give it a file name that includes the callsign of your entry, e.g. G8EQX-P.XLS
You will receive an acknowledgement of your entry, normally within 24 hours of submitting it. If there is anything about your entry that gives problems (e.g. formatting), you will be contacted by e-mail.
If you haven't received a confirmation within 48 hours of sending a log by e-mail, please contact me at email@example.com.
2. Send the covering information
You must also send the covering information required by Rule 6 (see full rules published in September Practical Wireless). The best way of doing this is to use this:
online contest entry system
Using this system not only reminds you to include all the required information, but also performs a number of checks on what you have entered before it is sent, helping to prevent errors. It also enters your information directly into the adjudicator's database, saving time and preventing errors.
If for some reason you cannot use the online form, then send the Rule 6 covering information to the same e-mail address as the logs.
If you have any questions about this procedure, or other problems with sending your entry, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.