This year’s NZART Sangster Shield Contest is to be held Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2000 – 2300hrs NZST each evening. New Rules for this year are published on the NZART web page here and in the March/April 2016 Break In along with a summary of changes effective from last year.
The most important change was the Exchange (Cypher) to be RST, Contact serial number & Branch Number
The Contest remains 80metres CW only with Awards for NZ stations with power output up to 5 watts. Remember that there are 6 HALF hour operating periods each evening. Use the Branch Number of your location regardless of whether this is currently active or in recess. If you are going to work from different locations each night rules now request contestants to use one Branch number & stick to it for both nights. Operating just one night or for limited periods is also fine as we would all prefer to have as many on the air as possible.
73’s & hope to work you in the contest – Glenn ZL2KZ
To stimulate some activity, have a bit of fun and with the Lee Jennings Activity Marathon in mind, a Winter Sprint contest series is being held each Tuesday night for five weeks commencing 7 June 2016 and ending 5 July 2016.
It will run for an hour from 7.30pm (NZST) with the first half hour being CW and the second half hour SSB. The object is to work as many other stations as you can on 40m during that period swapping signal report and the outside temperature at your location.
You can do either or both half hour periods as there are separate entry categories for CW and SSB and for those who do both as well as QRP and non-QRP. The scoring is simply 1 point per QSO with no multipliers and you can only work each station once in CW and once on SSB. The overall winners will be the people who post the best four scores over the five week period in each category.
More information is on the ZL3X Quake contesters website at the link below..
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