The second of the SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air between 14:00 and 17:00 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018 with digital activity between 14 070 and 14 099 kHz with FT8 on 14 074 kHz; 7 040 and 7 060 kHz with FT8 on 7 074 kHz and 3 580 and 3 600 kHz with FT8 on 3 573 kHz.
The exchange is an RSQ report and a consecutive serial number starting at 001. You score two (2) points per QSO with a station in Area 1 to 8 and one (1) point per QSO with a station in Area 9 – the aim of the contest states “for participants to contact as many amateurs in Southern Africa as possible on the 20, 40 and 80 m amateur bands.”
You score two (2) points for each area worked on each band, there are only 9 areas and you score two (2) for each station worked on all three bands.
Submit your log in ADIF (with a summary sheet), Cabrillo (with a summary sheet) or MS Excel format (the summary sheet is part of the Excel spreadsheet) and labelled “my-call-sign HF Digital” by Monday 27 August 2018 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refer to GR 3.6 and 5.1 to 5.6 for detail about logs and summary sheets.
You stand a chance to win the ZS4BS Trophy Digital which is awarded to the amateur who achieves the highest score during the annual South African Radio League HF Digital Contest and/or the South African Radio League Trophy, awarded to the amateur who achieves the highest score on any one band, during the annual South African Radio League HF Digital Contest.