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Seasons greeting to you all. It's been a while since our last newsletter but I had to write to you all to let you know that the UKSMG has introduced a new contest for this winter, more on this as follows.


UKSMG Winter Marathon


The UKSMG has introduced a new contest for this winter called the UKSMG Winter Marathon. As the title suggests it's a marathon-style contest and runs from 00.00 UTC on the 1st December 2013 to 24.00 UTC on the 31st January 2014.


The aim of this contest is to promote activity during the winter months. The contest is open to absolutely everyone, you don’t have to be a UKSMG member to take part.


Scoring is easy, you get 1 point for every 4 digit Maidenhead Locator worked and theres no contest exchange to worry about. All you have to do is log the other station’s Maidenhead locator and thats it. Practically any qso made on the six metre band (conforming to the UKSMG Code of Practice http://uksmg.org/code/ ) during the contest period qualifies the only exception being EME QSO's and non-attended QSO's e.g. WSPR reports.


This is not a UK only contest, we hope that this very simple scoring system will level the playing field and encourage participation from all over the globe


To enter, you need to be a registered user of the UKSMG website. If you are not already a registered user you can do so at any time by click on this link http://www.uksmg.org/signup.php , it only takes a moment and cost nothing.


Once logged in, navitage to the UKSMG Winter Marathon Contest page http://www.uksmg.org/contest/winter/ . When you arrive at this page you will see an option to upload your log. All you have to do is export your log from your logging program in ADIF format (making sure the file extension is .adi) and upload it to the UKSMG Winter Marathon Website. Obviously your ADIF log file needs to contain the Maidnehead Locator of each station you have worked. This can be either a 4 or 6 digit locator. Our website will convert any 6 digit locators it encounters to 4 digit locators for the purpose of scoring. You can do this as often as you wish at any time you wish, but to make sure you keep your place in the UKSMG Winter Marathon Tables http://www.uksmg.org/contest/winter/standings.php , you probably want to upload your log after every operating period.



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So if you and your fellow club members are suffering withdrawal systems now that the RSGB UKAC contests are over for this year, why not give the UKSMG Winter Marathon a go. You can enter as a club if you wish, just make sure you register the Club's call with the UKSMG Website and use that login when uploading your logs.


Other Contest News


UK


The 50/70/144/432MHz Christmas Cumulatives Contest http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2013&contest=xmasfun&seq=  takes place over the Christmas holiday period commencing 26th December through to 29th December RS(T), Serial Number and 6 character locator is required, please encourage your club members to have a go if you have not already!


OZ


'The 50 MHz Open' takes place on the 4th Tuesday of each Month 1800 - 2200 UTC


For the Rules:


http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/the50mhzopen/The50MHzOpen.html


For the Standings:


http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/the50mhzopen/The50MHzRes2013.h tm


NORDICS


The 'NRAU Activity Contest Open' takes place on Thursday, December 12th , 1800 - 1900 UTC. the contest is open to all amateurs outside Aaland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to participate in the NRAU Activity Contest - Open Class.


Further information from: http://www.vushf.dk/Pages/contest/nac/nacopen.htm


The UKSMG Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Good DX for the New Year.


Feedback

Freq

Call Sign

Location

Locator

Antenna

Pattern

ERP

50.0000

GB3BUX

Buxton, Derbys

IO93BF

Turnstile

Omni

20w

50.0160

GB3BAA

Nr Tring

IO91PS

Vert Dipole

Omni

10w

50.0424

GB3MCB

St Austell

IO70OJ

Dipole

90/270 deg

40w

50.0600

GB3RMK

Inverness

IO77UO

Dipole

0/180 deg

32w

50.0625

GB3NGI

Ballymena

IO65VB

Halo

Omni

30w

50.0640

GB3LER

Lerwick

IP90JD

Dipole

0/180 deg

30w

50.0650

GB3IOJ

Jersey Island

IN89VE

Halo

Omni

25w

50.0500

GB3RAL

Didcot, Berkshire

IO91IN

?

?

17w

6 metre Beacons