RDXA Shorted Grid Award Rules for CY 2014 – This is a link to the pdf version (printable) of the rules.
RDXA Shorted Grid Award Rules for CY 2014
By 2013 Winner, Bill Kasperkoski WB2SXY
For 2014 the Shorted Grid Award is designed to recognize and reward the
versatile RDXA member. This 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 max power, 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 CW using ONLY with a straight key.
Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using RTTY
Accomplish five different DXCC QSO’s using any combination of JT65/JT9
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, over the course of the
entire 2014 calendar year. One entity, one time, no band/mode multiples.
Phase 4 Work 25 US States:
outside of contests, any band, any mode, 100 watts max.
W1AW/portable special event contacts made after July 1,
2014 are allowed.
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. Sequence is unimportant. You can start Phase 3 anytime and
finish phase 2 last, for example. Phase 1, 2, and 3 may be worked
during contests; but not Phase 4.
QSL’s and Logs:
QSL verifications are not required. Logs must be maintained in a manner acceptable to ARRL contest rules. Entries must be submitted via email to email@example.com not later than Jan 14, 2015. Logs may be requested by the 2014 SG contest chairman Bill Kasperkoski WB2SXY, with many thanks to Ed K2MP.