To make entries easier, the on-line entry and ladder system as used for the Spring Lockdown Challenge will be used on the BATC website. The Ladder has additional fields for you to enter the points claimed and the repeater's callsign.
As well as the Repeater Challenge, you are invited to enter any non-repeater contacts you make so that the Contest becomes an Activity Ladder Challenge too. There are no prizes for the winner of the Activity Ladder Challenge but the first and second places will receive a certificate and your name and callsign will appear in CQ-TV with attached bragging rights, kudos etc.!
To help you collate your contacts and calculate the points I suggest you use the contest spreadsheet here:batc.org.uk/images/d/d5/ATV-contest-log ... 190608.xls and then transfer the data to the Ladder page. Use the 2m tab for any 4m contacts and record the band in the comments column. A separate entry is required for each unique QTH locator.
The full rules can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format here: https://wiki.batc.org.uk/Christmas_2020 ... _Challenge
Last year’s prize went to the Severnside Group who were grateful for the cash support. Like many repeater groups, their income has been slashed by the pandemic precautions, so here’s a chance to help your local repeater group and stir up some activity.
Queries should be emailed to email@example.com
Clive G3GJA / G8EQZ
BATC Contests Manager
When will we see the new ladder log sheet for the coming Christmas repeater contest?
Sorry for the delay in replying.
We are just doing the final testing of the new logsheet. It will be ready for 24 December.
Please register here and you will be sent links for both the Activity and Repeater Contest Entry sheets. Add each link to your bookmarks/favourites and you will be able to use them throughout the contest. No Excel spreadsheets required! https://batc.org.uk/contests/ladder/register
Thanks to Phil M0DNY for developing the scoring software.
If the station receiving my repeated signals send his numbers and I correctly respond with the sum of his numbers he is then able to add his distance in km times the multiplier as his score into the website score card. If he doesn't complete I still retain my successful contact points.