432 & UP EME Newsletter SSB Contest - 2014

Source Dec 2013 & Jan 2014 Newsletter & Peter's (G3LTF) email to reflectors 26 Jan 2014

Rules & Information

These are two separate contests.

The 70cm SSB contest is from 2200  January 31st  to 2200  February 1st

The 23cm SSB contest is from 2200  February 1st to 2200 February 2nd.

Everyone one should have one Moon pass with operation moving from NA to Asia/VK, Asia/VK to EU, EU to NA and finally back to NA to Asia/VK during each contest.

Scoring is contact points x number of two letter Grid Sectors (IO, JM, FN, EM ...) worked. SSB to SSB contacts count as 2 points. SSB to CW (or CW to SSB) count as 1 point.

The exchange is your Sector (IO, JM, etc.). Only the 2 sector letters need to be sent and copied by EME. The exchange of signal reports and/or 4 character grids is optional and not required.

Operation may be by single or multiple operators from one location. No distinction for scoring will be made.

Assisted operation is not encouraged. All skeds/operational announcements should be made prior to the start of the contest.

 Logs should be sent to the 432 and Up EME NL by email to a.katz@ieee.org ASAP after the end of the contests.
(All logs for contest awards should have been received within the month following the contest).

The top scoring station on each band will receive an attractively framed certificate that will be presented at the next International EME Conference (F2014).