|Name||HamSphere 4.0 British contest 2017|
|Description||Beam your antennas to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey), gather as many big grids from UK as possible.|
|Bands||160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 m|
|Rules||You need to work as many big grids (for example IO85, IO73 etc) of operators who are working from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey) as possible for multipliers.
You can work all operators from all over the world for distance points.
Operators from UK will give you extra 10 points for every QSO.
Group B: Asia
Group C: North America and South America
Group D: Africa and Oceania
1st places in every groups will receive 30 HS credits
2nd places in every groups will receive 20 HS credits
3rd places in every groups will receive 10 HS credits
Repeated QSOs with the same operator are valid on every new band.
Do not forget about 15 minutes rule. 15 minutes must have passed before you can contact the same op on a different band.
|Score Calculation||Final result = (Total distance points + Total extra points) x (Total numbers of worked big grids +1)
+1 is for cases if operator did not work any UK big grid.
|Max Power||100 Watts|
|Exchange||RS + Sequence number (starting from 001)|
|QSO Points||1 point per QSO (0-500km)
2 points per QSO (500km-2500km)
3 points per QSO (2500km-5000km)
4 points per QSO (5000km-10000km)
5 points per QSO (10000km-...)
10 extra points for every valid QSO with UK operators (including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey)
Multipliers are every worked new big grids from the list below ONLY ONE TIME DURING ALL CONTEST ! For example if you worked with UK operator from IO85, it will bring you distance points, 10 extra points for QSO and 1 point for multiplier. If you worked with UK operator from IO85 on other bands, it will bring you only distance points and 10 extra points for QSO.
List of countries and territories which big grids are valid for multipliers and extra points for QSO (with ISOs):
United Kingdom GB
Isle of Man IM
List of UK big grids:
IO68 IO78 IO88
IO67 IO77 IO87 IO97
IO66 IO76 IO86
IO65 IO75 IO85 IO95
IO54 IO64 IO74 IO84 IO94
IO73 IO83 IO93 JO03
IO72 IO82 IO92 JO02
IO71 IO81 IO91 JO01
IO70 IO80 IO90 JO00
IN69 IN79 IN89
|Start date UTC||2017-08-05 00:00|
|End date UTC||2017-08-05 23:59|
|Log deadline UTC||2017-08-07 23:59|