Changes to all Contest rules due to social distancing here

144MHz MGMAC
Date 31 Mar 20 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 30 Jun 20 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 29 Sep 20 Time 1900-2130 (UTC)
Date 29 Dec 20 Time 2000-2230 (UTC)
Introduction These contests are an experiment to provide somewhere stations can try contesting using Machine Generated Modes (MGM) like FT8. We are not restricting the contests to particular modes, and have tried to keep the rules simple and flexible to allow different and new modes to be used
Band 2m
Modes All MGM modes
Exchange RS(T), Serial Number (starting at 001 on each date) and a 6 character (e.g. IO92JL) locator
Scoring One Point per Kilometre
UK Contest Callsigns Not allowed
Sections
Open
(AO)

Standard licence conditions and no antenna restrictions.

Single operator entries only
Restricted
(AR)

The power output must be not more than 100W PEP (50W on 4m) at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
Only one antenna may be used. Stacked or bayed antennas are not allowed. Backfire or parabolic dish type antennas must not exceed 2 metres in diameter.

Single operator entries only
Low Power
(AL)

The power output must not exceed 10W PEP at the final output stage or external amplifier connection to the antenna.
Only one antenna may be used Stacked or bayed antenna arrays may not be used. Backfire or parabolic dish type antennas must not exceed 2 metres in diameter

Single operator entries only
General Rules
General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here
Special Rules for this Contest
S12 We expect that, given the short duration of these contests, the majority of activity will be on FT4 and FT8. These contests are likely to create high levels of activity, and if all that activity were to converge on the normal FT8 operating frequencies, those frequencies will become saturated. Therefore we encourage stations to spread out away from the normal FT8 operating frequencies, and suggest 144.165 - 144.195 MHz and 50.310 - 50.340 as USB dial frequencies.

Users of WSJT-X should enable EU VHF Contest mode.
Due an issue with 'EU Contest mode' that has been corrected in June 2020, you must use the latest version of WSJT-X/MSHV - which is:

WSJT-X Version 2.2.1 or higher
MSHV Version 2.40 or higher


Older versions of the software cannot be used as the fix is NOT backward compatible


If the sending stations does not send a serial number then log a zero.

WSJT-X and MSHV ADIF files can be directly uploaded to the entry robot.

Scores will be normalised for each section in each session as follows.
Score for each section/session = ((number of entrants+1)-(position of entrant))*1000/(number of entrants)

Any entries with a zero score will be given a zero normalised score and will not be included in the count of the number of entrants in that section/band for the purposes of calculating other normalised scores.


It is impossible for you to determine your best sessions without knowing everyone else's scores, so please submit your logs and scores from all sessions in which you were active and allow the adjudicator to calculate your best sessions.
Entries
Adjudicator
Mike, G0KAD
Entry Date Within 7 days
Log Entry Upload your log here
Log Generator Transcribe your log online here
Claimed Scores Enter your claimed score here
Results
Web Results Date of results 21/06/20; Available here (Amended )
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