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Announcing the new UKSMG Winter Marathon

Dave Toombs (G8FXM) on November 15, 2015
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The UK Six Metre Group has decided to introduce a new contest for the Winter season which we are calling the “UKSMG Winter Marathon" .
The contest has been introduced this year to promote activity during the Northern Hemisphere winter months, but of course we hope that stations South of the equator during their Summer will also enter the contest as well.

The rules for the “UKSMG Winter Marathon" are significantly different to the Summer event, and the following is a summary of the differences :

  • The contest is a Marathon style event and will be held over a two-month period, commencing  on the first day in December 2013 and ending on the last day in January 2014.
  • Normal QSO data will be logged :
    • Date of QSO, Time of QSO, Callsign of station worked
    • 4-digit gridsquare of stations worked e.g. FN54, IO91, OF87
    • QSO frequency MHz, RS(T) sent and RS(T) received.
  • Scoring to be 1 point for each unique 4 digit gridsquare worked.
  • Logs to be submitted via the UKSMG website in ADIF format.
    • An entrant may submit their log at any time throughout the event and then submit their final log, or may just submit their final log after the contest end, but before the submission cut-off date.
Further details may be found at: http://www.uksmg.org/winter-marathon-contest-rules.php

I hope to work you in the Winter Marathon this year.

Best 73's de Dave, G8FXM
UKSMG Contest Manager

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