Saturday, 26 September 2015

The PW 70MHz (4m) Contest 2015.

 70 Mhz (4M) Contest.

The PW 70MHz (4m) Contest will take place on:

Sunday, 27th September 2015
1200 - 1600 UTC

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.

In brief:
  • Use ssb, cw, fm or am in the 70MHz (4m) band.
  • There are two sections:
  • Low Power - Transmitter output power limit 10 watts pep.
  • Open - Transmitter output power as per normal licence limit.
  • Date and duration as noted above.
  • Contest QSO exchange: RS(T) report, serial number starting 001, QTH locator.
  • Scoring: one point per contact, with multiplier = number of locator squares (e.g. IO91) worked.
  • The log must include at least one contact with a station in the United Kingdom or Eire.
  • Entries should preferably be sent by e-mail.
  • Paper logs sent by post are also accepted; these must be on A4 sheets, with first contact in each new square highlighted. Duplicate QSOs must be clearly marked.
  • Observe the band plan and avoid frequencies in use by non-contest activity, GB2RS, standard calling frequencies, etc.
  • You must provide all required covering information (see Rule 6 in the full rules), preferably using the online entry system or on a Cover Sheet if sent by post.
  • No repeater or satellite contacts.
  • Entries must be received either by e-mail or post to the address published in the rules by 20th October 2015.
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.
For details of sending entries by e-mail click here
Back to PW QRP Contest index page

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