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RSGB National Field Day (SSB)

September 7 @ 13:00 - September 8 @ 13:00 BST

SSB FD  –  7th/8th September 2019    1300-1300 UTC

 

To be eligible for a certificate or award, portable stations must register on-line at least 7 days prior to each contest – click here to register for CW NFD and here to register for SSB NFD. (non-UK&CD entrants, ‘QRP Get on the Air’ stations and Fixed stations do not need to register)  Entries may be from RSGB Affiliated Societies, groups of RSGB members, individual RSGB members or any non-UK groups or individuals. Operators of Affiliated Society stations need not be members of the RSGB. Click here to see the latest list of stations who have registered for CW NFD 2019 and click here to see the latest list of station who have registered for SSB NFD 2019  (these links only become active after registration has started)

QRP Unassisted Portable: Single transceiver, 5W max. One single antenna (vertical, dipole or loop) comprising a single element with traps and/or removable links – maximum of two elevated supports not exceeding 15m above ground. Receiving with more than two receivers or receiving while transmitting is not allowed.

QRP Get on the Air, Renewable Energy, Unassisted Portable: Single Operator, Single transceiver, 5W max. Total operating time is a maximum of 6 hours; off-periods, if taken, must be at least 60 minutes. One single antenna (vertical, dipole or loop) comprising a single element with traps and/or removable links – maximum of two elevated supports not exceeding 15m above ground. Power must be from batteries or a renewable energy source.

Low Power Unassisted Portable: Single transceiver, 100W max. One single antenna (vertical, dipole or loop) comprising a single element with traps and/or removable links – maximum of two elevated supports not exceeding 15m above ground. Receiving with more than two receivers or receiving while transmitting is not allowed.

Low Power Assisted Portable: 100W max. No restriction on equipment, aerials or assistance.

Fixed: No restriction on equipment, power, aerials or assistance. Fixed stations may only work Portable stations for QSO points, but can work any stations for DXCC multipliers.

Operation must be from a single Station location where all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are located within a circle of a radius no greater than 500m. Remote receivers outside the Station location are not permitted.

Remote operation of a Fixed station is allowed where the operator is situated within the same country on the DXCC list. Additionally an operator’s home station, as shown in the licensee’s licence documents, may be remotely operated from a location in another country.

A remotely operated station must obey all station licence, operator licence, and category conditions. The callsign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the remote station location. The address of the operator must be included in the ‘Address of Operator when operating Remote from Station Address’ box on the Station Information Page and the address of the remote station must be included in the Cabrillo header ‘ADDRESS:’ box. The RSGB HF Contest Committee may place remotely operated stations in a separate results table.

In the Unassisted sections, the following are not permitted: public internet based assistance such as RBN, DX Cluster or private off-site assistance, and also local/on-site Skimmers.

Special Contest Callsigns or Club Callsigns may be used. All Portables must sign /P.

For portable stations, the installation of the station and antennas must not start earlier than 24 hours before the beginning of the contest. In addition portable stations must be powered by generators or batteries and must not be set up in a permanent building or structure, and the use of existing or previously installed equipment is not allowed.

5. Exchange RS(T) plus serial number – starting at 1 and incrementing by 1, irrespective of band. If you are not sent a serial number, log a zero.
6. Scoring Portable station Sections :
Portable and Mobile stations in Europe (including UK&CD): 4 points per valid QSO.
Portable and Mobile stations outside Europe: 6 points per valid QSO.
Fixed stations in Europe (including UK&CD): 2 points per valid QSO.
Fixed stations outside Europe: 3 points per valid QSO.
Fixed station Section :
Portable and Mobile stations in Europe (including UK&CD) : 4 points per valid QSO.
Portable and Mobile stations outside Europe : 6 points per valid QSO.

For all Sections in CW Field Day, contacts on 160m score double points.

Fixed stations may only work Portable stations for QSO points, but can work any stations for DXCC multipliers.

Multipliers:
DXCC entities per band. The final score is the total of QSO points multiplied by the total DXCC entities.

Details

Start:
September 7 @ 13:00
End:
September 8 @ 13:00
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2019/rnfd.shtml