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(specifically the SCOTIA, IOTA, WAB, WLH and CIsA programmes - and other schemes involving Scottish Islands)

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ISLAND HUNTERS - 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 HUNTERS PARTICIPATING IN THE SCOTIA AWARD PROGRAMME

(A) COSTS :

Click Here for details of the costs of the Hunter Award.

(B) BASIC POINTS :

'Home' QTH of Hunting Station

UK / EIRE EUROPE* DX
For each different Island worked or heard 2 3 4

* For the purposes of the SCOTIA award programme, a "European" applicant is one whose national call-sign prefix appears on the list of countries qualifying for the Worked All Europe (WAE) award/contest (click here for the list), excluding the UK and EIRE.

(C) BONUS POINTS :

(i) SCOTIA GROUP POINTS :
a) All applicants may claim 2 bonus points the first time each of the 6 SCOTIA island groups is worked or heard, namely DI (Distant Islands), OI (Orkney Islands), SI (Shetland Islands), HI (Hebridean Isles), CN (Coastal - North) or CS (Coastal - South)
b) All applicants may claim an additional bonus of 5 points once ALL 6 SCOTIA island groups have been worked or heard
(ii) IOTA POINTS :
5 bonus points may be claimed by any applicant providing evidence of having worked or heard GM3VLB (or any GM3VLB expedition member) from ALL GM IOTA island groups (excluding Rockall), namely :
EU-008, EU-009, EU-010, EU-012, EU-059, EU-092, EU-108, EU-111, EU-112, EU-118 and EU-123
(iii) GM3VLB /Mobile or /Portable POINTS :
All applicants may claim 1 bonus point, up to a maximum of 5, for having worked or heard André, GM3VLB, at ANY time (including prior to 1996), operating fixed, /A, /M or /P from ANY of the following areas (represented by the national flags on the Award Certificate) :
Europe : CT, DL, EA, EI, F, G, GI, HB9, I, LA, LX, ON, OZ, PA, SM, ZB2, 4U1
N.America : VE6, VE7, VE8, VY1, W4
Africa : 5X5, 5Z4, 5Z5, 5Y4
Oceania : 3D2, KH6
(iv) ANTARCTICA POINT :
André's Kenwood TS-50S has been used, problem-free, /M or /P from some 230 different islands, in several cases more than once, as well as from many European and DX locations. It was also used, along with his infamous 4-metre fishing-rod vertical, at Patriot Hills Base in Antarctica. Any applicant who worked or heard his son Niall, VP8NJS, may therefore claim 1 special bonus point.
(v) GM3VLB ASSOCIATES POINT :
Applicants who have worked or heard any GM3VLB associate activator may claim 1 (only 1!) extra-special bonus point (these activators include, alphabetically, MM0BCR, MM0BPP, GM0DHZ, G3LWM/GM0PNS, G3KPU, GM3OFT, GM3THI, G(M)4WSB, VP8NJS, W9DC and N5ET).
(vi) ACTIVATOR'S "HUNTER" POINTS :
Each individual activator, or member of a team activating an island may claim the appropriate number of points (2, 3 or 4) towards their Hunter certificate for the island(s) being activated.

 C) POINTS REQUIRED FOR THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF THE AWARD :

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

 

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