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Author Topic: RSGB Commonwealth contest rules  (Read 3354 times)
K4ZS
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« on: March 09, 2012, 05:00:03 PM »

I always like playing in contest and this weekend is no exception.  I was considering enteriing this commonwaelth contest but it appears that this is not a contest for US amateurs.  Did I read the rules right or did I miss something.  Looking at the different call areas allowed, all are covered except USA.  Could someone please advise.
73 Randy K4ZS
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N5NA
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 06:28:51 PM »

"The Commonwealth Contest promotes contacts between stations in the Commonwealth and Mandated Territories."

The USA is not a member of the Commonwealth.
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K4ZS
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 01:42:03 AM »

Alan
Thanks for the info.  At least this isn't the only contest this weekend.
73 Randy
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N3QE
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 05:43:42 AM »

If your country isn't part of the commonwealth of GB, you count for no points, and you aren't in the running for anything anyway.

Depending on the station, they might work you or not depending on how they feel at the time. Some will work you, some will tell you "BERU only", others just ignore you. It's a pretty easygoing "contest" and much of the time the stations are CQ'ing lonely and I agree it's hard to resist the urge to give them a call (even if contest-wise it doesn't count for anything.)

Or... You could drive up to Canada for the day and operate mobile under the reciprocal agreements.
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AH6RR
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 09:34:43 AM »

Maybe the sponsors of this contest should do a little research on their older commonwealth territories Hawaii used to be one. In fact the state flag still has the 'Union Jack' in it. Plus the Island of Hawaii (my island) has British Territory on it about 100ft X 100ft square where the Captain Cook Monument is located in Kealakekua Bay.

Roland AH6RR
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N8HM
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 08:56:19 AM »

As a former British colony, the United States is eligible for Commonwealth membership. We should join so US hams can operate in this contest!
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G3PHO
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 03:37:48 PM »

As a former British colony, the United States is eligible for Commonwealth membership. We should join so US hams can operate in this contest!

 You're most welcome to apply for membership guys ... however it won't be a tea party this time Wink

Peter G3PHO 
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