The Society’s Contests and Awards Rules

Award


G3SIG Award Information

Click on the links below to see Names of the G3SIG Winners

Also click on the G3SIG-G4ICC-30 to see an up to date version of the certificate.

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The FIVE FIFTY-NINE Contest.

This Contest consists of FOUR operating periods held on the

2nd Wednesday of November, December, January and February each year.

Timings are as follows:-

Section

Month

Time

Band

Section 1

Nov 10th

1400-1600Z

7 MHz CW

Section 2

Dec 8th

1400-1600Z

7 MHz SSB

Section 3

Jan 12th

1400-1600Z

3.5 MHz CW

Section 4

Feb 9th

1400-1600Z

3.7 MHz SSB

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REMINDER

May Activity – Reminder to all Members that this has been shortened to 2 weeks and will run from 1st May 2022 at 0001/Z to 14th May 2022 at 2359/Z inclusive. There will be no nets during this activity. For full details check out the Awards and Contests rules on the link shown below.

The ANNIVERSARY Contest – To celebrate the Anniversary of the founding of the Society and to encourage members to make as many contacts as possible with other members worldwide on all bands.

Duration: Start on the 1st May at 0001 hrs and runs for 14 days  ending 14th May at 2359 hrs .

Exclusions: The society supports the exclusion of the WARC bands for all Contest activity. Operation on all bands, with the exception of the WARC Bands and 60m(5MHz) There is now no restriction on band use except for above.

Scoring: No serial numbers to be used. 1 point for working members inside you own continent and 2 points for working members outside of your continent. The definition of the six continents to be used is that used for the RSARS WAC Award. It is not a requirement to work an overseas member, but is beneficial in as much as it is worth 2 points as explained above (provided that they are on a different continent).

Members in the European continent are required to work at least 30 members.

Members in other continents are required to work at least 15 members, this subject to the Awards managers’ discretion, ie lack of propagation.

Members working more than a one-to-one QSO are not allowed under any circumstances ie sitting on a frequency and running of a group QSO with members taking turn to work each other. This is NOT in the spirit of the activity, any such action will result in disqualification.

Prizewinners:

Logs:-

A  winner  for  each continent  and  2nd  place  certificate  for  the  2nd  place member in the European continent No member can win more than once in any 3 consecutive years, unless decided by the Awards Manager for those continents where there is or has been a lack of activity.

To include DATE, TIME of QSO, CALL SIGN of station worked, RST Sent / RST

Received, NAME, QTH, RSARS  Number Received.

Logs not submitted correctly will be returned to the claimant for completion, time permitting.

A Summary Sheet fully scored must be completed and submitted with the log. The Log Sheet and Summary Sheet can be downloaded from the Society website or an S.A.E. to the Awards Manager will secure you a printout.

Logs and Summary Sheet to be submitted to the Awards and Contests Manager, QTHR and inside front cover “MERCURY” no later than the 20th June.

Notes:-

Members working other members for the first time can claim under normal Award rules, no matter where they are in the world. If a member is worked for the FIRST TIME, then the full exchange, as per the Awards Rules is required if a claim is to be made.

Rosettes will no longer be issued automatically to participating members. If you would like a Rosette, please check with the awards manager to verify that they will available.

If you are not sure or just want advice on any aspect of the rules then contact the Awards Manager G3ZBU for assistance.

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Can members please note that log entries for the May Anniversary Contest MUST be accompanied by a Summary Sheet as stated in the rules for this activity…. An extract from the rules is shown below

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 Logs:- To include TIME of QSO, CALL SIGN of station worked, RST Sent / RST Received, NAME, QTH, RSARS Number Received. Logs not submitted correctly will be returned to the claimant for completion, time permitting. A Summary Sheet fully scored must be completed and submitted with the log. The Log Sheet and Summary Sheet can be downloaded from the Society website or an S.A.E. to the Awards Manager will secure you a printout. Logs and Summary Sheet to be submitted to the Awards and Contests Manager, QTHR and inside front cover “MERCURY” no later than the 20th June.

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Logs that are received without the Summary Sheet will be sent back to the Log owner if time permits otherwise they will be classed only as a check log.

If you are in any doubt about this, please contact the Awards and Contests Manager for clarification.

Members in other continents are required to work at least 15 members, this subject to the Awards managers’ discretion, ie lack of propagation.

Members working more than a one-to-one QSO are not allowed under any circumstances ie sitting on a frequency and running of a group QSO with members taking turn to work each other. This is NOT in the spirit of the activity, any such action will result in disqualification.

Prizewinners:

A  winner  for  each continent  and  2nd  place  certificate  for  the  2nd  place member in the European continent No member can win more than once in any 3 consecutive years, unless decided by the Awards Manager for those continents where there is or has been a lack of activity.

To include DATE, TIME of QSO, CALL SIGN of station worked, RST Sent / RST

Members in other continents are required to work at least 15 members, this subject to the Awards managers’ discretion, ie lack of propagation. circumstances ie sitting on a frequency and running of a group QSO with members taking turn to work each other. This is NOT in the spirit of the activity, any such action will result in disqualification

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The RSARS Awards Scheme recognises two classes of membership: “British Isles” operating from locations within “The British Isles”, and “Overseas” operating from outside “The British Isles”. Contacts made on and after 1st August 2004 are eligible. “The British Isles” is defined as one call area.
RSARS Awards are for three types of activity:- (1) General operating awards, (2) Annual achievement, and (3) Contest Awards. Trophies, plaques and certificates are awarded free of charge (except for postage) to fully paid-up members – Full, Associate or Affiliated.
Awards are based upon confirmed two-way contacts in a single mode. A contact is the unassisted exchange of callsigns, signal reports, names, locations and RSARS membership numbers. Contacts through repeaters do NOT count. Claims from listeners (UNLICENSED members ONLY) must be supported by the same verification as is required from licensed members. Please ensure that sufficient Postage is included with claims for return (NOT envelopes, please, because these need to be of the correct size for each certificate). Send postage in the form of UK postage stamps whenever possible – dollar bills are acceptable from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA. The Awards & Contests Manager will help in any cases of difficulty – Please do NOT send cheques..

 

Annual winners of these awards each receive an individual plaque as a permanent keepsake.

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TROPHY LIST
Location –  Type  – Name
Top Row 1 Shield G3DSS Data Award
Top Row 2 Shield Le Touquet Trophy –Ken N Cook
Top Row 3 Rectangle G3CWW/G3EKL All Data Modes
Top Row 4 Small Shield The N2DAN Shield G4WYG
Top Row 5 Shield GW2OP trophy
Top Row 6 Rectangle Le Touquet Trophy G2KK/ZL1AXM
Bottom Row 1 Shield G3EKL Memorial Trophy
Bottom Row 2 Shield The G4SXF Trophy
Bottom Row 3 Statuette !! GW2OP Trophy Awarded to G4RS
Bottom Row 4 Shield QRP Shield – G3VPM
Bottom Row 5 Cup GW2OP Cup
Bottom Row 6 Cup Presented to G8VG 1967
Bottom Row 7 Shield Chairman’s Choice G3EKL
Bottom Row 8 Shield Anniversary Shield ST Dunstan’s CCF
Bottom Row 9 Shield 5-5-9 Trophy GW3ASW **
** Capt. C R Mountjoy

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Useful Information for RSARS Contests and Awards

Click on the appropriate link for the required information…….

Operating Awards in Enlarged Grid Format

Award Claim Declaration Form – PDF Format – Updated 18 Nov 2014

Award Claim Declaration Form – MS Word Version – Updated 18 Nov 2014

The-Five-Fiftynine-Contest_Updated-08Feb2019

May Anniversary Rules Updated 12May18

ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS_updated 3 Oct 2018

HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM

AWARDS CLAIM SHEET PDF Version

AWARDS CLAIM SHEET MS Word Format

CONTEST SUMMARY SHEET PDF Version

CONTEST SUMMARY SHEET MS Word Version

SOCIETY CONTEST LOG SHEET PDF Format

SOCIETY CONTEST LOG SHEET Word Format

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THE G3SIG AWARD

To claim The RSARS G3SIG Award necessitates working the station in each of 6 call areas of Great Britain. Successful contacts will automatically generate cards from G3SIG.  Members’ cards for contact with G3SIG are not required.

In order to generate more interest in this award, the original Affiliated number F005 was cancelled and the new number F099 was allocated which was effective from 1st March 2012.  A new certificate was designed and members are now able to work this award again and receive the new certificate once they have worked all of the 6 UK call areas.  

Claims for processing with a view to the issue to successful member claimants of the Certificate are managed by the G3SIG Award Manager – M0OIC


Operation Periods for G?SIG

February 15th to 28th 2021 GD3SIG – Operator GD3YTE

March 8th to 14th 2021 GM3SIG – Operator GM4EMX

March 15th to 21st 2021 GW3SIG – Operator GW4PUC

April 5th to 11th 2021 G3SIG – Operator G2ABR

April 12th to 18th 2021 GD3SIG – Operator GD0IDU

May 3rd to 16th 2021 GI3SIG – Operator GI3KVD

June 7th to 13th 2021 GM3SIG – Operator GM4EMX

June 21st to 27th 2021 G3SIG – Operator G3ZBU

July 19th to 25th 2021 G3SIG – Operator G2ABR

August 16th to 22nd 2021 GD3SIG – Operator GD0IDU

September 13th to 26th 2021 GI3SIG – Operator GI3KVD

October 25th to 31st 2021 G3SIG – Operator G3ZBU

November 15th to 28th 2021 GD3SIG – Operator GD3YTE

December 20th to 31st 2021 G3SIG – Operator G2ABR

G3SIG_Update Cert

 

Award statistics will be published here from time to time.

 

Click here to see an archive of the winners of the original award (F005)

 

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RSARS 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 2011/12

This section includes links to essential documentation – ie the 50th Year Anniversary Rules and details of requirements for Claims etc. both in downloadable PDF.

The Society was officially formed on 23rd June 1961 at Blandford and to celebrate our Jubilee year there will be a Special Event station GB50RSARS running for one year from the 18th June 2011.

A specified number of QSOs with this and other stations are required to obtain the different levels of the commemorative Award Certificate.

Although the activity has now ceased, you are still able to claim the award certificate if you have the required number of contacts.
Click this link for full details……

RSARS 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR AWARD CERTIFICATE

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