your contest entry by e-mail
your contest log by e-mail is by far the best option: it simplifies
job of the adjudicator, it helps to avoid errors, and you do not need
to mark duplicate contacts or highlight your squares worked. If you
your log on computer in any form, please follow these instructions
to send it by e-mail, rather than a paper entry by post. However,
for those without computers, handwritten entries by post will continue
to be acceptable (if clearly written).
are two stages in submitting your entry by e-mail. Both must be
by the closing date, Tuesday 22nd October 2020.
1. Send your log
log should be sent by e-mail to this address:
your log file as an attachment.
The log file that you send should contain the same information that
you would put in one sent on paper by post, except that you do not
need to highlight the first contact in each locator square, nor do you
need to mark duplicate contacts.
by most popular contest logging software can be accepted including .LOG files from SDV or N1MM and REG1 .ADI files from MINOS.
Keep it as simple as possible: a plain ASCII text file is just fine,
so are spreadsheet files, etc..
70MHz (4m) Log Spreadsheet
Excel Format Log Sheet
a file, please give it a file name that includes the callsign of your
entry, e.g. G8EQX-P.XLS
receive an acknowledgement of your entry, normally within 24 hours of
submitting it. If there is anything about your entry that gives problems
(e.g. formatting), you will be contacted by e-mail.
you haven't received a confirmation within 48 hours of sending a log
by e-mail, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Send the covering
also send the covering information required by Rule 6 (see full rules
published in September Practical Wireless). The best way of doing
this is to use this:
contest entry system
this system not only reminds you to include all the required information,
but also performs a number of checks on what you have entered before
it is sent, helping to prevent errors. It also enters your information
directly into the adjudicator's database, saving time and preventing
If for some reason you cannot use the online form, then send the Rule
6 covering information to the same e-mail address as the logs.
If you have
any questions about this procedure, or other problems with sending your
entry, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
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