LARC-5 On Air Contest

The goal is to encourage a healthy competition among Indian hams and motivate them to explore as many HF bands as possible.

This contest is a tribute to SK VU2RM, OM Rama Mohan Rao.

Contest open to all Indian LICENSED hams and QSOs between Indian stations are only scored

Contest Dates

Day-1: 0000hrs IST 08 October to 2359hrs IST 08 October 2022 (Saturday)

Day-2: 0000hrs IST 16 October to 2359hrs IST 16 October 2022 (Sunday)

Modes:   Only Mixed (CW & Phone)

Bands:     160-10m (WARC bands not allowed)

Power:     High (50Watts plus), Low (10-50Watts) and QRP (<10Watts).  Operators / Clubs can contest in only 1 category.  Changing category in the middle of the contest is not allowed.

Operator: Individual / Club.  Individual / Club callsign is required.  Not open to groups.

Calling procedure: CQ CQ CQ LARC5 CONTEST THIS IS <mention your your callsign>  QRP (if applicable)

Scoring

Every QSO: 1 pt

Net Check-ins are not scored: 0 pt

Repeat QSOs are not scored: 0 pt

 

Accelerators

QRP QSO: 3X. At least 1 of the stations needs to be QRP (< 10watts). If an operator / club is competing under the QRP category, then the 3X multiplier shall apply to number of QSOs made. Stations to announce their call with suffix “QRP”.  For eg: VU3ONG/QRP

Low Power category: 2X

High Power category: 1X

QSOs on 160m, 80m, 15m, 10m: 2X

QSO with the Special event callsign station AU5LARC will earn you 10 points.  Only 1 QSO will be scored even if there are multiple contacts with AU5LARC.  This station shall be QRV on different bands at different times of the day on the contest days.

Example:

  • QRP contact between stations on 15m:   2 x 3 = 6 points
  • QSOs on 40, 20m: 1X
  • For every non-home state, on the final score, a 10% bonus is added
  • Assume that a TS ham’s final score is 50 and has 3 QSOs with other states, then this accelerator shall apply.  Grand score is 50 x 1.3 = 65 points.  10% for each additional state.
  • If the operator / club member has attended the LARC-5 convention, a bonus of 10% is added on final score. A photograph of the operator/club member in the LARC-5 convention hall is to be submitted by 4PM on 10 December 2022

 

Prizes

Grand 1st prize: One sBitx HF SDR transceiver worth USD499.  2nd and 3rd Prizes: Trophies.  Digital certificates for all contestants will be sent via email.  Prizes shall be distributed at the LARC-5 convention at 10AM on 11 December 2022.

Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Number.  Eg:  “Pls copy 59005 where “005” is the serial number

Due date for log submission: 30 Oct 2022. Copy of the valid Indian license should be attached to the log.  Any logs submitted without a copy of a valid Indian license shall be rejected.

Excel sheet for logging shall be available for download from here. Logs, license copy and photograph inside the convention hall may be submitted to contests@larc.in

 

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