RDXA Shorted Grid Award Rules for CY 2013 – This is a link to the pdf version (printable) of the rules.
RDXA Shorted Grid Award Rules for CY 2013
By 2012 Winner, Ed Gable K2MP
Overview: For 2013 the Shorted Grid Award is designed to recognize and reward the versatile RDXA member. That is an operator who operates several of the popular and well recognized modes as well as being able to operate multiple bands. There is only one entry class; single Operator, assisted OK, 100 watts or less and from one location, RDXA members only.
Phase 1 Qualification MODE Capability: To qualify for the SG award you must perform any three (3) of the following 2-way MODE challenges:
- Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using SSB phone.
- Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using CW
- Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using RTTY
- Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using PSK
Phase 2 Qualification BAND Capability: To qualify for the SG Award you must accomplish three 2-way QSO’s, any mode, on each of any 9 of the following 10 bands:
160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters.
Phase 3: Work as many ARRL DXCC entities as possible, any band, any mode, using ARRL DXCC rules. One entity, one time, no band/mode multiples.
Scoring: Simple, one point per entity. Qualification phase QSO’s do count for phase 3 totals but in no case will an entity be worth more than one point. Contest Q’s do count. Sequence is unimportant. You can start Phase 3 anytime and finish phase 2 last, for example.
Awards: The coveted Shorted Grid Award, featuring a real transmitting tube, with a real shorted grid, mounted on a highly polished wooden base with brass identification plate, will be awarded to the overall high scorer. The winner will keep the award for one year and pass it on to the 2014 winner. Each entrant completing the both Qualification phases will receive a personal certificate of accomplishment from the RDXA.
QSL’s and Logs: QSL verifications are not required. Logs must be maintained in a manner acceptable to ARRL contest rules. Logs may be requested by the 2013 SG contest chairman Ed Gable K2MP
2013 SG Rules, Revision -, 18 Jan 2013 Ed Gable