ELIGIBILITY: Anyone may submit scores, but only members' entries are eligible for awards.
Membership is free and easy to obtain - get yours here.
MODES: All modes of Hell are allowed
BANDS: All non-WARC bands are allowed
POWER/REGION CLASS: QRO and QRP winners will be announced in each power category,
in both NA and DX. There may be other classes on an individual sprint basis.
There is a power limit of 100 watts for contest operation. Thank you for adhering to this rule.
Operators who submit as QRP stations must have worked ONLY QRP for the ENTIRE contest.
When calling, QRP operators should use CALLSIGN/QRP or CALLSIGN QRP to identify their station class.
EXCHANGE: RST, FH #, STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY, GRID (QRP, if applicable)
QSO POINTS: 3 for a each member QSO, 1 for a non-member QSO.
2 point bonus for QSOs with a QRP station!
You get points for a QSO with the same ham on a different band.
The 2 point bonus is in addition to the member or non-member points,
so yes, it is possible to get 5 points for a QSO, if it is with a member running QRP.
With this scoring system, non-QRP stations have an incentive to make QSOs with QRP stations,
and since QRP will only compete against other QRP, their scores should track in the same range.
MULTIPLIERS: 1 for each U.S. state, Canadian province, or DXCC country (outside of NA) worked during the sprint.
(You do NOT get additional multiplier points for a QSO with the same state, province, or country on different bands.
A multiplier is the count of unique S / P / C that you have contacted during the sprint)
BONUS POINTS: See details for that month's Sprint.
SCORING: We use the following formula, modified for certain sprints:
[(# of first member QSOs on each band * 3) + (# QRP contacts * 2) + (# of first non-member QSOs on each band)] * Multiplier) + Bonus Points
LOG SUBMISSION: The Feld Hell Club now uses an online Sprint score submission form.
The link will be available for submissions for a week following each sprint.
The Sprint Committee will then ask for log submissions from the top entrants to double check accuracy before posting the final results.
For those who wish to submit their score and don't want to use the on-line form, you can submit your summary via e-mail.
Your submission MUST include the claimed score as well as the score breakdown (Member QSO, Non-Member QSO, Bonus, QRP, etc…), not just the raw log.
E-Mail entries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
---73 de Dave K3DCW FHC Contest Manager---