The PW 70MHz (4m) Contest will take place on

Sunday, 26th September 2021
1300 - 1600 UTC

Full rules will be published in the September 2021 issue of Practical Wireless (on sale early August). All entrants must read the complete published rules. The following summary is provided for convenience.

In brief:

  • Entrants may operate from a fixed location or portable subject to complying with the spirit and letter of prevailing government coronavirus regulations and guidelines.
  • Use ssb, cw, fm or am in the 70MHz (4m) band. (NO digital voice or datamodes).
  • There are two sections:
  • Low Power - Transmitter output power limit 10 watts pep.
  • Open - Transmitter output power as per normal licence limit.
  • Date and duration as noted above.
  • Contest QSO exchange: RS(T) report, serial number starting 001, QTH locator.
  • Scoring: one point per contact, with multiplier = number of locator squares (e.g. IO91) worked.
  • The log must include at least one contact with a station in the United Kingdom or Eire.
  • Entries should preferably be sent by e-mail.
  • Paper logs sent by post are also accepted; these must be on A4 sheets, with first contact in each new square highlighted. Duplicate QSOs must be clearly marked.
  • Observe the band plan and avoid frequencies in use by non-contest activity, GB2RS, standard calling frequencies, etc.
  • You must provide all required covering information (see Rule 6 in the full rules), preferably using the online entry system or on a Cover Sheet if sent by post.
  • No repeater or satellite contacts.
  • Entries must be received either by e-mail or post to the address published in the rules by 12th October 2021.
The above is a brief summary and does not present all the conditions of the contest rules. You must read the full published contest rules before entering.

Contest stationery (log sheets and cover sheets) for paper entries are available for downloading here - just click the button.

For details of sending entries by e-mail click here

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