|Date||3 Jan 23||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||7 Feb 23||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||7 Mar 23||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||4 Apr 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||2 May 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||6 Jun 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||4 Jul 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||1 Aug 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||5 Sep 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||3 Oct 23||Time||1800-1855 (UTC)|
|Date||7 Nov 23||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Date||5 Dec 23||Time||1900-1955 (UTC)|
|Introduction||These contests are intended to provide a place where stations who have FM equipment can come on and get a feel for contesting, and hopefully move-on over time to more conventional contesting on SSB. As such - we've tried to make the rules simple and equipment requirements simple and are open to non RSGB members|
|Band||Contest activity should only take place between 144.5125 MHz - 144.7875 MHz and 145.200 MHz - 145.400 MHz. There are gaps left here specifically to ensure that space remains on the bands for non-contest participants during these short events. Please take care to avoid interference to other established QSOs / data links etc. FM deviation should be set suitable for 12.5 kHz channel spacing.|
|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|
10W with no antenna restrictions (recommended but not mandatory that vertical polarisation is used)
50W with no antenna restrictions (recommended but not mandatory that vertical polarisation is used).
|General Rules for all RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contests can be found here|
|Special Rules for this Contest|
a. The individual entries by a club's members to the FM activity contests, all count towards a society's overall score for an FMAC championship. To maximise the club score, it's important for the club contest organiser to get as many members to come on for as many sessions as possible.
b. Club members must either operate within or have their home QTH (as shown on their Ofcom validation document) within a circle of radius 80km from their Club's Virtual Meeting Place to have their score count towards the club score. However, members may be based outside the 80km radius if there are no other AFS within that 80km. Stations must state their UK&CD Postcode or UK&CD QTH locator of their home QTH when entering their log. There is no distance restriction on where their station is operated.
c. Stations enter the FMAC contests in the normal way, but need to choose an AFS (affiliated society) name when uploading their log. Entries to all sections of the FMAC count towards the overall club score which is the simple sum of the normalised scores of each team member operating that month.
d. Stations who enter on behalf of an affiliated society must be members of the affiliated society, but not necessarily RSGB members themselves.
e. The maximum number of sessions that will count towards the final individual scores will be EIGHT. Only the lowest scoring entries are discarded.
f. All sessions will count towards the total club score.
g. All clubs taking part must be Affiliated to the RSGB.
g. A list of all affiliated societies that have registered for RSGB Contests can be found here
|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|
|Web Results||Date of results 19/11/23; Available here|
|Email Alerts||Set up an Email Alert for this contest|