As part of the League's Contests and
Awards programme, the
Awards Manager arranges some ALL YEAR contests for members,
called the "ALL YEAR CHALLENGE" with an annual trophy for the
member, gaining the most points in each category during the year.
These Contests Run Every Year from:
0000z on January 1st to 2400z on December 31st
The ISWL Contests are open to "Current " Members Only
Please Note that contacts made via "Echo-Link",
and similar Computer / Internet Modes
ARE NOT VALID for any ISWL Awards or Contests
2017 - All Year contest
Logs must reach the contest manager
by 10th February 2018
Entries arriving late will automatically be Rejected
The 2016 Line Up of ISWL ALL YEAR Challenge and Contest Trophies
The "Presidents Cup" - One was presented for TX and one for RX
A typical Contest Plaque
Congratulations to all the winners
Contests and all year Challenges are open to ALL "
members or email to :-
The ISWL Contests and Awards Manager is:
or email to :-
Contest Rules which refer to all Amateur Band Contests:
Stations operating outside their own Country will count as follows:
G3DDD/EA8 counts as EA8 Canary Islands.
PY/DL8GGG counts as PY Brazil.
Stations operating as /M, /MM
CQ calls are allowed
Prefixes must be listed as per the ISWL, ARRL, RSGB or AC6V lists.
Countries must be as listed on the ISWL, ARRL, RSGB or AC6V lists.
Points to be Awarded
The following points are available for each ALL YEAR contest:
All other places:
ALL YEAR CHALLENGE
The object is to log a station from each country on as many
of the NINE bands as possible.
Mixed Modes and CQ calls are accepted.
points for stations on 160M,
points for 80 and 40M,
1 point for all the other bands. (Including the WARC bands).
i.e. 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m & 10m.
The 60m band is excluded from the All Year Challenge,
as it is not available to all Licensed operators.
This total is then multiplied by the total
number of countries
heard / worked throughout the year.
ALL YEAR PREFIX CHALLENGE
The object of this contest is to log as many different prefixes as possible
during the year on the NINE bands.
Once the prefix is heard on one band it CANNOT
be claimed on another band
Scoring is one point per prefix multiplied by the total
number of countries heard
BROADCAST BAND ALL YEAR CHALLENGE
The object is to log ONE station per country on
Scoring is1 point for a station in your own continent
This total is then multiplied by the total number
of countries heard throughout the year.