Most Radioactive Award (MRA)
Tennessee Contest Group
Most Radio Active Guidelines 2023
Goals and Objectives:
- Promote observance of the TCG Prime Directive – HAVE FUN!
- Promote and encourage recognition of member accomplishments
- Promote contest participation
- Promote TCG club recognition
- Encourage multi-ops and multi-op participation
- Require some strategy to win – not just “brute force” participation
- Create potential for lesser-equipped stations to be competitive or win
- Everyone competitive right up until the end of the year (no run-aways)
00:00 UTC, Jan 1, 2023 through 23:59:59 UTC December 31, 2023
- For the purpose of reporting scores to the 3830scores.com website, there will be 3 operating classes: HP (power greater than 100 watts up to legal limit), LP (power of 100 watts maximum) and QRP (10 watts maximum).
- You may use scores from any or all classes to accumulate points.
- Power levels used must be within the rules of the contest. (Example: NAQP is 100 watts maximum, i.e. Low Power)
- TCG members may choose contests to operate from the list of “MRA Contest Choices for 2023” in Appendix A. Members certainly may operate any contest they wish but only those on the list will count for the MRA competition. The list is updated annually to reflect member preferences in contests.
- For any contest to count, a minimum of THREE QSO’s must be made in that contest.
- ALL scores must be submitted to the 3830scores.com website with credit to the Tennessee Contest Group
- Scores from the previous weekend’s contests must be submitted to 3830scores.com before the contests for the next weekend begin.
- Scores must be submitted to the contest sponsor and posted on the TCG reflector to count.
- Scores will be tabulated on a monthly basis.
- The highest total of the 12 monthly scores wins.
- The monthly scores will be based on a member’s total QSO’s made in the contests operated that month, the operating hours spent in the contests and the number of contests worked that month.
- For a TCG Multi-Op station, all operators will receive credit for the total number of QSO’s made in the contest by that station and for the total number of hours operated.
- For TCG multi-ops where the station host is a TCG member, all operators will be considered “grandfathered in” as TCG members whether they actually are or not.
- For out of state, non-TCG multi-ops where TCG members are guest operators, TCG will get QSO credit based on the percentage of operators that they represent at that multi-op. For example: TCG has 2 guest operators out of 12 total operators at the K3LR CQWW DX CW multi-op in PA. Each TCG guest operator would get credit for 1/6th of K3LR’s total QSOs.
- Members may earn points from a maximum of 5 multi-op scores each year.
- In each and every contest operated, members will earn 1 point for every 1 hour of operating time.
- Members of a multi-op who contribute a significant amount of operating time will all receive credit for the same number of operating hours as the multi-op station. Determining “significant amount of operating time” is at the discretion of the multi-op host.
- Operating time, rounded to the nearest hour, must be shown on the 3830 report.
- If no operating time is reported to 3830, that entry will be given 1 hour of operating time for scoring purposes.
- When operating multiple contests, which may occur on the same weekend and have overlapping contest periods, total operating hours will count but they will only count once, not for each individual contest.
- There is only one multiplier: the number of contests worked each month.
- Most Radio Active scores will be calculated on a monthly basis.
- Scores will be based upon the number of QSO’s made that month, the total number of hours operated that month and the number of contests operated that month.
- Scores will be calculated according to the following formula:
MRA points = (total QSO’s + number of hours operated) X (number of contests operated)
- Scoring claims and score reporting are based entirely upon the “honor system”. However, in the case of very close competition or score discrepancies, TCG administration reserves the right to request submission of the appropriate Cabrillo log files.
- If using an alternate call sign or other change from your normal call, it is the operator’s responsibility to make sure the administration is aware of the change.
- An operator cannot claim points as a member of a multi-op and from an individual single-op effort in the same contest.
- Score updates will be posted monthly. It is each member’s responsibility to verify accuracy and bring any discrepancies to the administration’s attention.
- When the following month’s scores are updated there will be NO changes made to the previous months unless an error is discovered. In that case the error will be corrected.
- ARRL Field Day, Winter Field Day, CWOps CWTs or NCCC NS Sprints will NOT count for score.
- A Plaque will be given to the highest scoring member without regard to power class or QTH. This operator will be the “Most Radio Active” member for that calendar year.
- Since Tennessee has three natural geographic regions, “Most Radio Active” certificates or plaques will be awarded to the top 3 radio active (Alpha/Beta/Gamma) and highest scoring members for each of these three regions:
East Tennessee Middle Tennessee West Tennessee
TCG Administration reserve the right to change, modify, add or delete rules, awards, contests, classes etc. as deemed necessary.
Tennessee Contest Group – MRA Contest Choices for 2023 (new for 2023 in RED)
|144 MHz Fall Sprint|
|7th Call Area QSO Party|
|Alabama QSO Party|
|All Asian DX Contest, CW|
|All Asian DX Contest, Phone|
|ARI International DX Contest|
|Arizona QSO Party|
|Arkansas QSO Party|
|ARRL 10-Meter Contest|
|ARRL 160-Meter Contest|
|ARRL International DX Contest, CW|
|ARRL International DX Contest, SSB|
|ARRL International Digital Contest|
|ARRL January VHF Contest|
|ARRL June VHF Contest|
|ARRL September VHF Contest|
|ARRL RTTY Roundup|
|ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW|
|ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB|
|BARTG HF RTTY Contest|
|BARTG RTTY Sprint|
|BARTG Sprint 75|
|British Columbia QSO Party|
|California QSO Party|
|Canadian Praries QSO Party|
|Colorado QSO Party|
|CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW|
|CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB|
|CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW|
|CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY|
|CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB|
|CQ Worldwide VHF Contest|
|CQ WW WPX Contest, RTTY|
|CQ WW WPX Contest, CW|
|CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB|
|CQ-M International DX Contest|
|CQMM DX Contest|
|CWOps CW Open|
|Delaware QSO Party|
|DL DX RTTY|
|Dutch PACC Contest|
|EA RTTY Contest|
|Florida QSO Party|
|GACW WWSA DX|
|Georgia QSO Party|
|Hungarian DX Contest|
|Hawaii QSO Party|
|His Majesty King of Spain Contest, CW|
|His Majesty King of Spain Contest, SSB|
|Holy Land DX Contest|
|IARU HF World Championship|
|Idaho QSO Party|
|Illinois QSO Party|
|Indiana QSO Party|
|Iowa QSO Party|
|Kansas QSO Party|
|Kentucky QSO Party|
|Louisiana QSO Party|
|LZ DX Contest|
|Maine QSO Party|
|Makrothen RTTY Contest|
|Marconi Memorial HF Contest|
|Maryland-DC QSO Party|
|Mexico RTTY International Contest|
|Michigan QSO Party|
|Minnesota QSO Party|
|Mississippi QSO Party|
|Missouri QSO Party|
|Nebraska QSO Party|
|Nevada QSO Party|
|New England QSO Party|
|New Hampshire QSO Party|
|New Jersey QSO Party|
|New Mexico QSO Party|
|New York QSO Party|
|North American QSO Party, CW Jan|
|North American QSO Party, CW Aug|
|North American QSO Party, RTTY Feb|
|North American QSO Party, RTTY Jul|
|North American QSO Party, SSB Jan|
|North American QSO Party, SSB Aug|
|North American Sprint, CW Feb|
|North American Sprint, CW Sep|
|North American Sprint, RTTY Mar|
|North American Sprint, RTTY Sep|
|North American Sprint SSB Contest|
|North Carolina QSO Party|
|North Dakota QSO Party|
|Oceania DX Contest, CW|
|Oceania DX Contest, Phone|
|Ohio QSO Party|
|OK DX RTTY Contest|
|OK/OM DX Contest, CW|
|Oklahoma QSO Party|
|Ontario QSO Party|
|Pennsylvania QSO Party|
|RAC Canada Day Contest – July|
|RAC Winter Contest – Dec|
|RSGB IOTA Contest|
|Russian DX Contest|
|Russian WW Digital Contest|
|SARTG WW RTTY Contest|
|Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW|
|Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB|
|South America 10 Meter Contest|
|South Carolina QSO Party|
|South Dakota QSO Party|
|SP DX Contest|
|SP DX RTTY Contest|
|Stew Perry Topband Challenge-Mar|
|Stew Perry Topband Challenge-Jun|
|Stew Perry Topband Challenge-Oct|
|Stew Perry Topband Challenge-Dec|
|Tennessee QSO Party|
|Texas QSO Party|
|Ukranian DX RTTY|
|Vermont QSO Party|
|Virginia QSO Party|
|Volta WW RTTY|
|WAE DX Contest, CW|
|WAE DX Contest, RTTY|
|WAE DX Contest, SSB|
|Washington State Salmon Run|
|West Virginia QSO Party|
|Wisconsin QSO Party|
|Worked All Germany Contest|
|World Wide Digi DX Contest|
|YO DX HF Contest|
|YBDXPI FT Contest|