VHF SSB/CW 2M Sprint Classic

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Purpose of Contest: To increase weak-signal activity on the 2m band.

Date: April 25th, 2021

Time: 1300z to 2200z (UTC)

Band: 2 Meters only (centered on 144.200 Mhz. +/- 200 Khz (depending on activity in your local area).

Exchange: Gridsquare and Consecutive Serial Number

Categories: Base stations (HP/LP/QRP), Rover Stations (HP/LP), Multi-Op Rover (any power level).

Points: 1 point for each SSB qso. 2 points for each CW qso

Power Multiplier: Each LP score has a xl .5 multiplier for the total score. Each QRP score has a x2 multiplier for the total score.

Multipliers: each US State, VE Province, or XE State.

Logs: Stations do not submit logs unless they are a category winner. All entrants submit a final score, total number of SSB/CW qsos, total multipliers, entry category, and number of years licensed to AC9EZ to be included in the final publication of results on the FWRC website.

Base Station Rules:

  1. Base stations may enter one of three categories, High Power (HP), Low Power (LP), and QRP (QRP). HP stations may use power output 100w >. LP stations may use 1OOw .QRP stations may use 5w.
  2. HP stations may use as many rotatable, directional antennas for transmitting/receiving as desired.
  3. LP and QRP stations may use only one rotatable, directional antenna for transmitting/receiving.
  4. No remote stations may be used.
  5. No cross-mode, non-simplex, or digital mode qsos are allowed.
  6. Contacts may not be arranged via the internet, repeaters, or non-simplex means.
  7. Stations may be worked once per mode (e.g. once on cw, and once on ssb). 8) No self-spotting
  8. The use of more than one radio at a time (e.g. one radio on cw and one radio on ssb) is not allowed.
  9. No “dual frequency” cq’ing.
  10. Only one transmitted signal is allowed at any point in time.

Basic Rover Station Rules:

  1. Basic rover stations may enter one of two categories, High Power (HP) or Low Power (LP). HP stations may use IOOW> and any number of antennas. LP stations may use 1 OOws and any number of antennas.
  2. Basic rovers must stay a minimum of 30 minutes in each grid square before moving to the next grid square.
  3. Basic Rover stations may have a driver, but only one designated radio operator may operate the entire contest. (See Multi-Op Rover Rules for exception)
  4. Self-spotting is allowed.
  5. No “dual-frequency” cq’ing.
  6. No contacts may be arranged via the internet, repeaters, or non-simplex means.
  7. No cross-mode, non-simplex, or digital-mode qsos are allowed.
  8. No remote stations may be used.
  9. Stations may be worked once per mode from each unique grid square (once on cw and once on ssb).
  10. Basic Rover stations may be in motion in the grid square while operating in the contest.
  11. Basic Rover stations may have only 1 transmitted signal on the band at any one time (See Multi-Op Rover Rules for exception).

Multi-Op Rover Rules:

  1. All rules for Multi-Op Rover entrants are the same as the rules for Basic Rovers except for the following:
  2. Multi-Op Rovers have no restriction on transmit power level or number of antennas.
  3. Multi-Op Rovers can have more than one operator during the contest.
  4. Multi-Op Rovers may have one transmitted signal per mode (one cw station, and one ssb station) for a maximum of two transmitted signals at any given time.
  5. Multi-Op Rovers may not have two transmitters on the same mode (e.g. two stations transmitting ssb or two stations transmitting cw).

Club Competition:

  1. Stations may list their local club affiliation with their entries. If 5 or more entries list the same club affiliation, that club is entered into the Club Competition.
  2. Logs submitted with a club affiliation will be added for an overall aggregate Club Competition score. The Top Aggregate Club score will receive a certificate.
  3. The top two scoring clubs in each state will receive a First and Second place certificate.
  4. The top Overall Club competition winner will receive a certificate.

Scoring:

  1. All SSB qsos count 1 point per qso.
  2. All CW qsos count 2 points per qso.
  3. Multipliers include each unique grid square, and each US State/ VE Province/XE state.
  4. LP entrants’ total score receives a xl .5 multiplier.
  5. QRP entrants’ total score receives a x2 multiplier.
  6. Total score equals total number of qso points X total number of unique multipliers x power multiplier. (A LP station that makes 50 SSB qsos and works 20 multipliers has a total score of 1 ,500 points (50 qso points x 20 multipliers x 1.5 power multiplier).

Awards:

  1. First, Second, and Third place in each of the Base Station categories.
  2. First, Second, and Third place in each of the Basic Rover Station categories.
  3. First and Second place in the Multi-Op Rover category.
  4. Top Rookie score (must be licensed in the last three years starting from 2021).
  5. Top “Old Timer” score (top scoring log from operator licensed 25+ years).
  6. Certificates awarded to the overall top Base Station, Rover Station, and Multi-Op Rover entrants. Other category award winners will also receive a certificate.
  7. Top Club Competition winner receives a certificate.
  8. Log/Score compilers are not eligible for any placement certificates.

Logs:

  1. No logs are required except for category winners (Base Station HP/LP/QRP, etc.).
  2. Stations should only send a brief summary of their total overall score, number of

CW/SSB qsos, number of multipliers, entry category, and number of years licensed.

  • Email log summaries to Jim, AC9EZ, at dfiIe13@hotmail.com
  • Send paper summaries to the mailing address listed for AC9EZ on www.qrz.com
  • Electronic summaries are due no later than 7 days after the end date of the contest.
  • Paper summaries must be postmarked no later than 7 days after contest end date.
  • Download an optional log form.
  • Download a summary form.
Example contest award

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