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ISLAND ACTIVATORS - POINT SCORING SYSTEM

We hope to achieve some of the aims of the SCOTIA programme by having a points system that will reflect these aims and be appropriate to the different categories of participants. We hope that participants will familiarise themselves with the relevant details and will not experience too many difficulties, if any.

ISLAND ACTIVATORS PARTICIPATING IN THE SCOTIA AWARD PROGRAMME

(A) QUALIFYING ACTIVATION:
Any activator may seek accreditation within the SCOTIA programme for their operation (any operation after 1st January 1996). The Awards Manager may, at his or her discretion, request evidence of at least 100 QSOs , including at least 50 with non-UK and non-Eire stations. He or she may also request sight of original logs (or photocopies) and/or any evidence of permission to land and to operate.
Each licensed member of a team operation will be deemed to qualify, even if only one call-sign is used, provided at least 200 QSOs are made, 100 of which must be outside the UK or Eire.
Team operation is encouraged from a safety point of view.

(B) COST OF THE AWARD:
The Basic Award is issued free of charge to all UK activators reaching a total of 30 points.
European (inc. Eire) and DX stations may apply for a bonus of 30 points (and hence the free Basic Award) after their first qualifying activation. Higher level stickers will also be free for all activators.
Any eventual "trophy" above the "100" level will NOT be free of charge.

(C) BASIC AND BONUS POINTS FOR UK ACTIVATORS (excluding EIRE and island residents):

(i) For each different Scotia island activated 1 point
(ii) For a 'first-time' SCOTIA expedition, activating any Scotia island 20 points
(iii) For each first-time activation of the CS or the CN group (max 12 points) 6 points
(iv) For each other CS or CN Group island activated thereafter 3 points
(v) For each first-time activation of a DI, OI, SI or HI group (max 48 points) 12 points
(vi) For each other DI, OI, SI or HI Group island activated thereafter 6 points
(vii) Bonus points for each clearly separate 'expedition' GM Residents
Non GM Residents
5 points
10 points

(D) BASIC AND BONUS POINTS FOR ISLAND RESIDENT ACTIVATORS:

(i) For each different Scotia island activated 1 point
(ii) For the first activation of their own island by a resident operator (after 1st January, 1996) 20 points
(iii) For the first activation of any other island in their own group 4 points
(iv) For each subsequent activation of any other island in their own group 2 points
(v) For the first activation of a Scotia island in any other island group (max 40 points) 8 points
(vi) For each different island activated thereafter, in any other island group 4 points
(vii) Bonus points for each clearly separate 'expedition' outwith their own group 5 points

(E) BASIC AND BONUS POINTS FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS: (EIRE, EUROPE and DX)

EIRE/EUROPE DX
(i) For each different Scotia island activated 1 point 1 point
(ii) For your first SCOTIA expedition (to any Scotia island) 30 points 30 points
(iii) For each first-time activation of the CS or CN groups 8 points 12 points
(iv) For each other CS or CN Group island activated thereafter 4 points 6 points
(v) For each first-time activation of the DI, OI, SI or HI groups 16 points 24 points
(vi) For each other DI, OI, SI or HI Group island activated thereafter 8 points 12 points
(vii) Bonus points for every return visit to Scotland to activate any Scotia island(s) 10 points 20 points

F) POINTS REQUIRED FOR THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF THE AWARD (for activators with a UK call-sign) :

Basic Award 30 points (including bonus points) with at least 1 island from each of any 2 island groups
'40' Sticker 40 points (including bonus points) with at least 2 islands from each of any 2 island groups
'50' Sticker 50 points (including bonus points) with at least 2 islands from each of any 3 island groups
'60' Sticker 60 points (including bonus points) with at least 3 islands from each of any 3 island groups
'70' Sticker 70 points (including bonus points) with at least 3 islands from each of any 4 island groups
'80' Sticker 80 points (including bonus points) with at least 4 islands from each of any 4 island groups
'90' Sticker 90 points (including bonus points) with at least 3 islands from each of any 5 island groups
'100' Sticker 100 points (including bonus points) with at least 3 islands from each of all 6 island groups

(G) POINT LEVELS REQUIRED BY EUROPEAN (incl. EIRE) & DX ACTIVATORS :
Non-UK activators require the same number of points for each level of award, but may reach the required total by activating any islands they choose, and acquiring points/bonus points according to the above points system. There are no compulsory groups or minimum numbers in any given group.

N.B.:  NO points are earned for repeat activations by operators in any category (C), (D) or (E) - except under clause (E)(vii), which provides bonus points to encourage return visits by non-UK operators.

 

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