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Need Contest Logform to score based on distance between 6-Char Grid Locators
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#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 29, 2023 2:26:13 PM(UTC)
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I'm trying to find an existing logform that I can modify for an HF contest that applies points based on the distance between two 6 character grid locators. The Stu Perry contest I think does that but the score isn't calculated inside LOGic and requires you to run your adif logfile thru some website app.

Thanks for any help,

Brad, K8ZM

The contest is the UKEICC 80m Contest, here is some info;

Logging software

Most contest software logging packages now support these contests. However you should check in advance that you can log 6-character grid locators correctly.

This is a sample of the correct Cabrillo format :

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN:G4PVM
CLUB:ESSEX CW ARC
CONTEST: UKEICC-80M
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 80M
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE:xxx
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.9044.0
OPERATORS: G4PVM
NAME: Paul Tittensor
GRID-LOCATOR: JO01FR
EMAIL: xxx@xxx
SOAPBOX: xxxx xxxx
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2000 G4PVM 59 JO01FR SM5CSS 59 JO89LS
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2001 G4PVM 59 JO01FR G3R 59 IO83SJ
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2002 G4PVM 59 JO01FR MM0MUN 59 IO87WD
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2002 G4PVM 59 JO01FR DL3RAR 59 JN68IV
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2003 G4PVM 59 JO01FR EI3HDB 59 IO62PN
QSO: 3651 PH 2021-04-07 2003 G4PVM 59 JO01FR DL2SWR 59 JO53SV

Scoring

The points for each contact depends on the distance between the two stations. This is computed by taking the distance between the centres of the two grid squares.

i.e. 0 - 500 km 1 point
501 - 1000 km 2 points
1001 - 1500 km 3 points etc.

For example, a QSO with a station 1850 km away scores 4 points. Max. 'distance' points for any QSO = 10pts (5000km)

As part of the adjudication process, if your QSO is with a Low Power or QRP station i.e. you were the receiving station in that QSO, your points (for that QSO) are multiplied by the following factors :
Low Power - points are multiplied by 2
QRP - points are multiplied by 4

No multiplication factor will be applied to QSOs with stations that did not submit an entry, or to QSOs with any station signing /QRP or /LP.

QSOs with either (or both) of the Bonus stations, which may or may not be active in every contest, count for 15 pts each., irrespective of distance / power level. The Bonus station callsigns will be G5GEI (or GW5GEI, GM5GEI, etc) and EI5G. These stations will RUN only (depending on QRM they may have to QSY) so entrants should make an effort to find them, which potentially boosts an entrant's score by 30 pts. max.
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