The SRCC is introducing a league table. Its key characteristics are as follows:
- entry in the league table is restricted to members of SRCC and is entirely voluntary
- points will be earned on a monthly basis based on contacts with different DXCC entities (“countries”) on HF, and Maidenhead Locator “big squares” (eg. IO91) on VHF
- it will normally be run over a 12-month period corresponding to the calendar year. However in its initial year it will run from 1st May to 31st December 2018
- a tabulation of monthly and cumulative scores will be published monthly in the SRCC Newsletter and on the SRCC website
- the SRCC Club Cup will be awarded annually to the SRCC member with the highest total number of points for that year
- it is intended to be “low maintenance” both from the point of view of those submitting entries and those administering it. For this reason:
- in the first year at least, each DXCC entity or Maidenhead square will count only once per month irrespective of band or mode. However greater granularity (eg. points for the same DXCC entity per band, mode or power level) may be introduced in future if there is user interest in it
- entries will be on a trust basis and entrants will not normally be expected to submit logs to provide proof of qualifying contacts (although the SRCC Committee reserves the right to request visibility of logs).
Points will be earned on the following basis:
- 2 points for each separate DXCC entity (“country”) worked on HF during the calendar month
- 2 points for each separate Maidenhead Locator “big square” (eg. IO91) worked on VHF (irrespective of band mode or power level) during the calendar month
- an additional 1 bonus point may be claimed when qualifying contacts take place during contests
- contacts between SRCC members will earn double points.
Thus a contact with a fellow SRCC member in a 144MHz RSGB UK Activity Contest would earn (2 +1) x 2 = 6 points.
Entries for a given month, listing each DXCC entity (HF) or Maidenhead square (VHF) claimed and associated points, should be sent (preferably by e-mail) to the SRCC Contest Co-ordinator (Quin Collier G3WRR, ) by the 15th of the following month and results will be published in the subsequent Newsletter. Thus entries for (say) May would be submitted by 15th June and the results published in the Newsletter issued at the beginning of July. The monthly tabulations will show callsigns of entrants, number of DXCC entity / locator square awarded, monthly points and cumulative points. Details of any particularly interesting contacts may be provided in an accompanying commentary.
Examples of anticipated formats for entries and publication are shown below. However adherence to the entry format is not mandatory provided the information shown is present. If there is demand for it, a web based entry system may be implemented in due course.
A few points of clarification:
- for the purpose of the league table, “HF” means any amateur band below 30MHz, and “VHF” any amateur band above 30MHz
- “contests” means any contest listed in the Sport Radio column in Radcom for the month in question
- the same DXCC entity (HF) or Maidenhead “big square” (VHF) may be claimed each month for points, but in a given month can only be claimed once even if worked on multiple bands/modes
- contacts made via terrestrial relay based systems (eg. repeaters or echolink) or during multi-operator events will not count for points
- the list of DXCC entities and prefixes to be used for HF contacts is published by ARRL and at the time of writing the latest version is at the following URL: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2018%20DXCC%20Current.pdf
- where an entrant operates from more than one location during a given month, the same DXCC entity or Maidenhead square may be claimed only once, for the base callsign of the entrant. Thus G9ABC could only claim a contact with 5X1 once, against the call G9ABC, even if he had worked it from G9ABC, GW9ABC and VE3/G9ABC.
Any queries should be raised with Quin G3WRR at