A 24 hour contest with the emphasis on speed. No RST to be sent to shorten the QSO. The contest
forms round one of the four contest series for the single operator championship.
Period of Operation
The contest runs on the 4th full weekend of January from 1200z on the Saturday to 1159z on the Sunday. (23-24 januari 2021)
10m, 15m, 20m, 40m, & 80m
• SOE – Single Operator Expert
• SOAB – Single Operator
• SOAB100 – Single Operator Single Radio 100w
• SOABQRP – Single Operator Single Radio 5w
• MS – Multi Operator Single Radio
• MM – Multi Operator Multi Radio
Conditions and Restrictions
• Transmitter power output 100w maximum in SOAB100.
• Transmitter power output 5w maximum in SOABQRP class.
• Only one transmitted signal on the air at any one time except for MM class.
• SOAB100 and SOABQRP entrants may only change bands once in any 5 minute period. Logging
programs may show a 5 minute band change clock. This is advisory and can be ignored by SOE
and SOAB entrants.
• CALLSIGNS on the EXPERTS list MUST enter SOE if single operator all band SOAB. Does not
apply to SOAB100 or SOABQRP . Anyone may choose to enter the SOE class.
• Stations in areas that count as multipliers whose callsign does not reflects the correct area
must append the area after their call. E.G. W1XXX/4. Penalty will be the log becomes
• Use of remote station technology permitted. Callsign MUST be correct for the location of the
The contest exchange consists of
1) MESSAGE NUMBER. The number must be a three or four figure number starting at 001 and
incrementing by one per contact.
Example: G3XXX 156
Each complete QSO scores one (1) point. Stations may be contacted once on each band.
All DXCC countries and JA, W, VE and VK areas count as multipliers. Multipliers
and continents count only once in the contest regardless of band. U.S. stations must use correct call or
suffix for area of operation as this is used as a multiplier.
Continents count as a multiplier but only count once. A maximum of 6 continent multipliers is allowed.
QSO points x multipliers x continents (max 6)
Logs must be in Cabrillo format and to be submitted to the RSGB robot NO LATER THAN 7 DAYS AFTER
THE END OF THE CONTEST. Logs submitted after the deadline will be included at the discretion of the
adjudicator by prior arrangement.
On submission of your log, the robot will email you a confirmation of entry. The initial processing will
highlight any areas of concern with your log. You may then correct and resubmit your log. IT IS ESSENTIAL
YOU ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY when submitting your log for it is the only route for
communication concerning the contest. CHECK the email field on the submission page carefully. If the
adjudicator cannot communicate with you, your log may be disqualified. The Adjudicators decision is
All logs submitted shall remain the property of the BRITISH AMATEUR RADIO TELEDATA GROUP.
Downloadable certificates will be awarded to the top ten stations in each class.
Winners in any class may apply for a trophy, an engraved silver salver, for which there will be a charge
of £30 including postage. Please contact the BARTG treasurer for further details.
Any contestant may claim the BARTG Quarter Century Award or any of the BARTG Continental awards
from contacts made in our contests. Holders of existing awards may add new countries to their records.
A copy of your contest log together with the award claim should be sent to the BARTG awards manager.
Details of all our awards and contests can be found on the BARTG website at: http://www.bartg.org.uk/