ISWL Contest Calendar 2014

The League's Contests and awards Manager arranges monthly events for members,
with a certificate being awarded to the winner of each contest, and an annual trophy
is presented to the member, gaining the most points in each category during the year.

The ISWL Contests are open to "Current"  Members Only

The 2013 Line Up of ISWL ALL Year Challenge and Contest Trophies

 

The 2013 "Presidents Cup" - One was presented for TX and one for RX

Congratulations to all the winners

Contests are open to ALL "Current "  ISWL members

All contest entries must reach the contest manager by the date shown.


The ISWL Contests and Awards Manager is:

or email to :-

 

The Contest's Manager must receive member's logs
by the time and Date stated for each contest.

Late submissions will NOT be accepted

Member's Contest Calendar 2014

Contest Information:

Contest Rules which refer to all Amateur Band Contests:

Stations operating outside their own Country will count as follows:

example - G3DDD/EA8 counts as EA8 Canary Islands.

example - PY/DL8GGG counts as PY Brazil.

Stations operating as /M, /MM

Prefixes must be listed as per the ISWL, ARRL, RSGB or AC6V lists.

Countries must be as listed on the ISWL, ARRL, RSGB or AC6V lists.

Contacts made via "Echo-Link", "CQ-100" and similar modes
are not valid for ISWL Awards or Contests.

Points to be Awarded

The following points are available for each contest:

1st Place: 15 Points
2nd Place: 13 Points
3rd Place: 12 Points
4th Place: 11 Points
5th Place: 9 Points
6th Place: 7 Points
All other places 5 Points

ALL TIMES ARE UTC UNLESS MENTIONED BELOW

Please refer to the Member's Contests Booklet sent out
with the November 2013 issue of the Monitor magazine

Contacts made via "Echo-Link", "CQ-100"
and similar Computer Modes

ARE NOT VALID
for any ISWL Awards or Contests.

Prefix & Country lists can be downloaded from our home page
(
Contact Cliff, if you did not receive the 2014 Contest Booklet
)

Good Luck in the contests

JANUARY 2014

New Year HF DXCC Contest

The aim of this contest will be to log up to five amateur radio stations per band on each
of the HF bands in as many DXCC Countries as possible between:


0001 hrs December 31st and 2359 hrs January 1st

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country, Points Claimed.
(GW4OXB 21335.0 1743 03/01 48 Wales 1).

Scores will be one point for QSO's in own Continent and 2 points for all other QSO's,
with the final score being the total points multiplied by the total number of Countries
logged (Five stations can be logged in each Country on each band but Countries
count only once as a multiplier).

EA8/G4RTU counts as EA8 Canary Islands, DL6TYU/CT counts as CT Portugal.
/P or /MM will not count.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before February 10th 2014



North Atlantic HF Airband Contest

The object is to log up to 10 flights per airline on the North Atlantic (NAT) HF air bands between:

0001 hrs January 11th and 2359 hrs January 12th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Airline, Points Claimed.
(BA115 5598 1030 16/01 British A/W 1).

Scores will be one point for airlines based in the UK, and two points for all other airlines.
The final score will be the total number of points multiplied by the total number of Airlines
(
Airlines count once only as the multiplier).

The same Aircraft can be logged once on each frequency.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before February 10th 2014



Worked All Europe Contest

Log up to five Amateur stations in each Country on the Continent of Europe including
the European parts of Russia and Turkey between:


0001 hrs January 18th and 2359 hrs January 19th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country.
(SV2FGY 14230.0 1556 24/01 59 Greece )
.
G3***/EA will count as Spain, DL*/G3*** will count as Germany,
/A, /M, /MM and /P will not count for this contest.

Scores will be one point for each QSO, the final score will be the total points
multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before February 10th 2014
 

 

FEBRUARY 2014

VHF Airbands Contest

The aim being to log up to 10 flights per Airline on the VHF Air Bands between:

0001 hrs February 1st and 2359 hrs February 2nd

Flights can be logged once only

Logs must show Flight, MHz, UTC, Date, Airline.
(BA119 124.200 1538 07/02 British A/W).

Scores will be 1 point for aircraft based in the UK, with 2 points for all other aircraft,
with a final score of total points multiplied by total Airlines logged.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before March 10th 2014



Single Band Contest ~ 20 Metres

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur Stations in as many Countries
as possible on the 20m HF band between:


0001 hrs February 8th and 2359 hrs February 9th

Scores will be 1 point for stations in own Continent, 2 points for all other stations,
the final score will be total points on each band added and then multiplied by the total
number of Countries logged. (
Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Logs must show callsign, MHZ, UTC, Date, Country, Points claimed.
( HA2DRE 21335.0 1645 13/02 Hungary 1).


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before March 10th 2014

 

 

MARCH 2014

ARRL Weekend DXCC Contest

The aim of the contest is to log up to 5 Amateur radio stations per country, USA State
and Canadian Province on the HF Amateur radio bands.


The Contest will run during the ARRL weekend contest from:

0001 hrs March 1st to 2359 hrs March 2nd

The same station can be logged once on each band.

Scores will be one point each QSO with the final score being the total points multiplied
by the total Countries, USA States and Canadian Provinces logged.
(Countries count once as a multiplier).

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Country.
( DL2RTY 7056.0 1856 06/03 Germany).


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by April 10th 2014




1st ISWL HF Broadcast Band Contest

The aim of this contest is to log as many Broadcast stations as possible on
the 31, 25 22, 19, 16, 15 and 13 Metre HF Broadcast Bands between:


0001 hrs March 8th to 2359 hrs March 9th

Logs must show Date, UTC, Frequency, Station ID, Country and Points claimed

Scores will be one point for stations in own continent, two points all other stations.
If the same country is logged on all 4 bands an extra 5 points are scored.
Final score being the total points multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.

Stations count once only, Relay stations count as country in which station is located
i.e. BBC Seychelles counts as Seychelles.


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by April 10th 2014


CQWPX Weekend Prefix Contest

The aim of the contest is to log as many prefixes as possible on the Amateur bands.
The Contest will run during the CQWW weekend contest from:


0001 hrs March 29th to 2359 hrs March 30th

Scores will be one point each prefix, with the final score being the total points multiplied
by the total Countries logged. (Countries only count once as a multiplier).
Prefixes will count once only. ( GW4 on 80m will not count on any other band).

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Country.
( DL2RTY 7056.0 1856 28/03/10 Germany).


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by April 10th 2014

 

 

APRIL 2014

HF Contest

The aim of this Contest is to log up to five Amateur Stations per Country on the HF bands
(including WARC). Between:


0001 hrs April 5th to 2359 hrs April 6th

Scores will be one point per QSO, with the final score being the total points multiplied
by the total number of Countries logged (Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Country.
(DL3STS 7008.9 1857 10/04 Germany).


Entries must be sent to the Contest Manager by May 10th 2014




East of the Prime Meridian Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur radio stations per HF band per Country
in as many Countries as possible located East of the Meridian Line (0 degrees).


This includes stations in some parts of the UK etc.
All stations must be located at a Longitude of East.


0001 hrs April 19th to 2359 hrs April 20th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Location*, Country.
(* only for QSO's from Countries which are both East and West. IE:England).
You will need to get the atlas out for this contest!

The score's will be one point per QSO, with the final score being all points added together
and multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.
(
Countries count once only as a multiplier).

Logs must reach the contest manager before May 10th 2014
 

 

MAY 2014

May VHF Airband Contest

The aim being to log up to 10 flights per airline on the VHF Air Bands between:

0001 hrs May 3rd and 2359 hrs May 4th

Flights can be logged once only.

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Airline Points.
(BA119 124.200 1538 03/05 British A/W 1).

Scores will be 1 point for aircraft based in the UK, with 2 points for all other aircraft,
the final score being the total number of points multiplied by total number of Airlines
logged (
Airlines count once only as multiplier).

Entries must reach the Contest Manager before June 10th 2014




Any Ten Hours HF Amateur Bands Contest

The aim is to log up to five stations per Country in as many Countries as possible during
a time period of ten hours of your choice, the time can be split in hourly portions.


The ten hours must be between:

Saturday 10th May to Friday 16th May


Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country.
(GW4OXB 21335.0 1257 12/05 55 Wales).

Scores will be one point for QSO's in own Continent and two points for all other QSO's,
the final score being the total points multiplied by the total Countries
(
Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Entries must reach the contest manager before June 10th 2014

North Atlantic Selcall Contest

The aim of this Contest is to log as many Selcalls as possible on the HF air bands between:

0001 hrs May 24th and 2359 hrs May 25th

Logs must show Selcall, Flight No, Frequency, UTC, Date, Airline.
(BPFH, AA106, 5616 0845, 23/05/10, American Airlines).

Scores will be 1 point for each contact; the final score will be total points x
the total number of Airlines logged (Airlines count once only a multiplier).

Selcalls can only be logged once unless used by different Airlines.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before June 10th 2014

 

 

JUNE 2014

Just Listening “Letters” Contest

The object of this contest is to log or work up to five Amateur radio stations in Countries
whose name starts with one of the letters in “ISWL Just Listening” between:


0001 hrs June 7th to 2359 hrs June 8th

Logs must show Callsign, Mhz, UTC, Country, Letter claimed, points
(JA4FFR 14MHz 1234 6/6 Japan 2 )

Scores will be one point for QSO's in own Continent and two points for all other QSO's,
the final score being the total points multiplied by the total Countries
(
Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Entries must reach the contest manager before July 10th 2014




West of the Prime Meridian Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur radio stations on each of the HF bands
in as many Countries as possible located West of the Meridian Line (0 degrees).
This includes stations in some parts of the UK etc. All stations must be located
at a Longitude of West. The contest will run between:


0001 hrs June 14th and 2359 hrs June 15th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Location*, Country.
(* only for QSO's from Countries which are at both East and West. IE: England)
You will need to get the atlas out for this contest!

The score's will be one point per QSO, with the final score being all points added together
and multiplied by the total number of Countries


Logs must reach the contest manager before July 10th 2014


All Continents Broadcast Band Contest

The aim of this contest is to log as many Broadcast stations as possible on the
49, 41, 31, 25, 22, 19, 16, 15 and 13 Metre HF Broadcast Bands between:


0001 hrs June 21st to 2359 hrs June 22nd

Logs must show Date, UTC, Frequency, Station ID, Country and Points claimed

Scores will be one point for stations in own continent, two points all other stations.
If the same country is logged on any 5 of the 7 bands an extra 10 points are scored.
Final score being the total points multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.

Stations count once only, Relay stations count as country in which station is located
i.e. BBC Seychelles counts as Seychelles.


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by July 10th 2014

 

 

JULY 2014

Selected Amateur Radio Band Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur Stations in as many Countries as possible
on the HF band of you choice. The contest will run between:


0001 hrs July 5th and 2359 hrs July 6th

Scores will be 1 point for stations in own Continent, 2 points for all other stations,
the final score will be total points on each band added and then multiplied by
the total number of Countries logged (Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Logs must show callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Country, Points claimed.
( HA2DRE ?????? 1645 04/07 Hungary 1).


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before August 10th 2014




Islands on the Air Contest

The aim will be to log as many Islands on the Air as possible during the contest times on
any of the amateur radio HF bands. Islands will count once on each band, the scores will
be one point per contact in own continent and two points for all other QSOs
with the total score being the totals on each band added together.


The contest will run at the same time as the RSGB IOTA Weekend between:

0001 hrs July 26th and 2359 hrs July 27th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Location, IOTA Number.
(M1DZT 14200.0 1453 25/07 Seaton Delaval EU005).


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before August 10th 2014

 

 

AUGUST 2014

World Wide Air Traffic Control Contest

The aim being to log as many flights as possible on the VHF/HF Air Band between:

0001 hrs August 2nd and 2359 hrs August 3rd

Flights can be logged once only on VHF and HF.

Logs must show Flight, MHZ, UTC, Date, Airline, Points, Bonus.
(BA119 124.200 1538 07/08 British A/W 01 -).
(BA119 5598 1830 07/08 British A/W 01 01).

Scores will be 1 point for aircraft based in the UK, with 2 points for all other aircraft
and one bonus point for flights heard on VHF and HF, with a final score of the total
points multiplied by total Airlines logged
.

Entries must reach the Contest Manager before September 10th 2014




The International Lighthouse Weekend Contest

The aim is to log as many amateur radio stations as possible operating from a
Light/Lighthouse during the Lighthouse weekend. To allow for the fact that stations
will be operating at local times, (ZL's will be on the bands from Friday, while
American stations will start midday on Saturday etc) this Contest will operate from:


1800 hrs Friday 15th August to 0800 hrs Monday 18th August

Logs :- Callsign, MHz, Local time, Date, RS, Lighthouse, LH No, Country).
(GB2BL 21330.0 1234 16/08 59 Bamburgh ENG004 England).


Scores will be one point for QSO's in own Continent and two points for all other QSO's,
with the final score being total points added together x total number of Countries logged
(
Countries count once only as the multiplier). Note /A, /P, /L and /M count for this contest

Entries must reach the Contest Manager before September 10th 2014


Herbert Yeldham’s North of the Equator Contest

The object being to log up to 10 stations per country in as many countries as possible
located North of the Equator between:


0001 hrs August 23rd and 2359 hrs August 24th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country, Points.
(MW1DZT 21MHz 1428 22/07 55 Wales).

Scores will be one point for each QSO, the final score being the total points
x the number of countries logged


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before September 10th 2014

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

Amateur Radio Callsign Numbers Contest

Log up to five different stations in each Country on each of the HF bands during the following
times and numbers rules (EG: five different Callsigns with the number 4 in can be logged in
each Country on each band on 09/09/14).

From To Number shown in callsign

0001 hrs 6/09/14 2359 hrs 6/09/14 1

0001 hrs 7/09/14 2359 hrs 7/09/14 2

0001 hrs 8/09/14 2359 hrs 8/09/14 3

0001 hrs 9/09/14 2359 hrs 9/09/14 4

0001 hrs 10/09/14 2359 hrs 10/09/14 5

0001 hrs 11/09/14 2359 hrs 11/09/14 6

0001 hrs 12/09/14 2359 hrs 12/09/14 7 and 8

0001 hrs 13/09/14 2359 hrs 13/09/14 9

0001 hrs 14/09/14 2359 hrs 14/09/14 0


Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country
( GW4OXB 7MHz 1854 07/11 59 Wales 1).


Score as follows: one point for each QSO, with a final score of all points added together,
then multiplied by the number of DAYS used to monitor the bands.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before October 10th 2014




Worked All Americas (N & Sth) Amateur Radio Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur Radio stations per Country per band
in as many Countries as possible on the Continents of North and South America
monitoring any of the HF bands. The contest will run between:


0001 hrs September 20th and 2359 hrs September 21st

Logs must show Call Sign, Frequency, UTC, Date, RS, Country.
(VA3FYT 21MHz 1456 18/11 54 Canada 1).

Scores will be one point for each QSO, with the final score being the
total number of points x the total number of Countries logged.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before October 10th 2014

 

 

OCTOBER 2014

2nd ISWL HF Broadcast Band Contest

The aim of this contest is to log as many Broadcast stations as possible on the
49, 41, 31, 25, 22, 19, 16, 15 and 13 Metre HF Broadcast Bands between:


0001 hrs October 11th to 2359 hrs October 12th

Logs must show Date, UTC, Frequency, Station ID, Country and Points claimed

Scores will be one point for stations in own continent, two points all other stations.
If the same country is logged on 4 bands an extra 5 points are scored.
Final score being the total points multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.

Stations count once only, Relay stations count as country in which station is located
i.e. BBC Seychelles counts as Seychelles.


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by November 10th 2014




Jamboree On The Air 2014

The object is to log as many Amateur radio operated Scout stations as possible
on all of the HF bands between:


0001 hrs October 18th and 2359 hrs October 19th

Logs must show Callsign, MHZ, UTC, Date, RS, Scout Group, Country.
Scores will be one point per QSO.

The final score will be the total number of points x the total number of Countries logged
(Countries count once only as the multiplier).


A Scout station can be logged once only on each band.

Entries must reach the Contest Manager before November 10th 2014

2nd CQWPX Weekend Prefix Contest

The Contest will run during the 2nd CQWW weekend contest between:

0001 hrs October 25th and 2359 hrs October 26th

The aim of the contest is to log as many prefixes as possible on the
Amateur bands.

Prefixes will count once only. ( GW4 on 80m will not count on any other band).

Scores will be one point each prefix, with the final score being the total points multiplied
by the total Countries logged. (Countries only count once as a multiplier)

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, Country Prefix.
( DL2RTY 7056.0 1856 30/10 Germany DL2).


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before November 10th 2014

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Worldwide HF Air Traffic Control Contest

The aim of the contest is to log up to 10 flights per airline on the HF Airbands.
flights can be logged once only. The contest will run between:


0001 hrs November 8th and 2359 hrs November 9th

Points will be 1 point for Airlines on the NAT frequencies, 2 points for all other flights.
The final score being all points added together x the total number of Air Traffic Control
Areas logged (NAT A, NAT B, etc).

Logs must show Callsign/Flight, MHz, UTC, Date, Airline, ATCC, points.
(BA253R 5616 2143 07/11/10 British A/W NAT A 1).


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before December 10th 2014




Worked All Africa Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to five Amateur Radio stations per Country in as many
Countries as possible on the Continent of Africa on any of the HF bands.

The contest will run between:


0001 hrs November 22nd and 2359 hrs November 23rd

Logs must show Call Sign, Frequency, UTC, Date, RS, Country.
(EA8BYR 21330.0 1456 14/11 54 Canary Islands).

Scores will be one point for each QSO, with the final score being the total number of points
x the total number of Countries logged.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before December 10th 2014

 

 

DECEMBER 2014

Any Set Six Hours HF Amateur Bands Contest

The aim is to log up to five stations per Country in as many Countries as possible during
a time period of six hours (
in one block) of your choice, which can be between:

0001 hrs December 6th and 2359 hrs December 7th

Logs must show Call sign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS, Country Points.
(GW4OXB 21MHz 1257 05/12 55 Wales 1).

Scores will be one point for QSO's in own Continent and two points for all other QSO's,
the final score being the total points multiplied by the total Countries
(
Countries count once only as the multiplier).

Entries must reach the Contest Manager before January 10th 2015




Herbert Yeldham’s South of the Equator Contest

The aim of this contest is to log up to ten Amateur Radio stations per Country in as
many Countries as possible located South of the Equator between:


0001 hrs December 13th to 2359 hrs December 14th

Logs must show Call Sign, Frequency, UTC, Date, RS, Country.
(VK3FYT 21330.0 1456 11/12 54 Australia).

Scores will be one point for each QSO, with the final score being the total number of points
x the total number of Countries logged.


Entries must reach the Contest Manager before January 10th 2015


Christmas 2014 DXCC Contest

Log up to five Amateur Radio stations in each Country on the HF bands (inc WARC).

The Contest will run between:


0001 hrs December 25th and 2359 hrs December 29th

Logs must show Callsign, MHz, UTC, Date, RS Country, Points.
(PY2RRR 14MHz 1236 25/12 59 Brazil 2).

Scores will be 1 point for stations in your own Continent, 2 points for all other stations, with the
final score being all points added together and then multiplied by the total number of Countries
(
Countries count once only as a multiplier).

Logs must reach the Contest Manager by January 10th 2015




Christmas Broadcast Band Contest

The aim of this contest is to log as many Broadcast stations as possible on the
shortwave bands between:


0001 hrs December 25th to 2359 hrs December 29th

Logs must show Date, UTC, Frequency, Station ID, Country and Points claimed

Scores will be one point for stations in own continent, two points all other stations.
Final score being the total points multiplied by the total number of Countries logged.

Stations count once only, Relay stations count as country in which station is located
i.e. BBC Seychelles counts as Seychelles.


Logs must reach the Contest Manager by January 10th 2015

 

Completed Contests

Members Logs can be submitted for all Contests,
providing they arrive
BEFORE the closure dates.

The Contest Manager MUST receive member's log's
by the time and Date stated for each contest.

Late submissions will NOT be accepted