SCORING IN ARLHS EVENTS
In most events and QSO Parties sponsored by the
Lighthouse Society, those that are scored for competition, the
following scale and scoring
1 pt per QSO (plus another...)
2 pts per QSO if with an ARLHS
member (plus another ...)
3 pts per QSO if with a lighthouse or lightship (exchanging ARLHS #)
Example: Station K2JXW works WA7OBH, who is a member
and is operating from a lighthouse.
(1 pt for QSO + 2 pts for
contact with a member + 3 pts for lighthouse contact = total 6 pts)
All logs must have an official ARLHS Cover Sheet attached as the top page.
A sample of this cover sheet can be downloaded HERE.
A sample Log Sheet for ARLHS contests and events is available
Note this is a sample only.
Applicants are free to use any log sheet form that shows clearly all required information.
Stations may be contacted
once per band and once per mode and once
per lighthouse or lightship, as follows:
made from you to different lights count as totally different contacts.
Contacts made on different
bands count as different contacts.
Contacts made using different modes count as different contacts
Examples: A contact with station W2ABC on both 20 and 40 meters
counts as two separate
QSO's; a contact with W4XYZ on 40 meter
CW and 40 meter SSB counts as two separate QSO's; a
W2ABC when he is at Lighthouse USA-526 and again at USA-040 counts
as two separate
QSO's or contacts.
Here are some special situations related to scoring:
SITUATION (1) - If a club has two stations on the air at the same
time using the same call, and the club is
a member of ARLHS, both
stations can give out the club's member number.
Club XYZ, whose club call is KC2HOU, is ARLHS member #100.
operate two stations during the LCL QSO Party, one on 40 meters
and one on 20 meters.
Both stations can give out #100.
SITUATION (2) - Lee is member #155 of the ARLHS and is operating the ARLHS club station
(KC2HOU, member #100) during the LCL. When he makes a contact, he can GIVE out both numbers:
#155 and the club's #100. A contact with Lee in control would be scored as 1 contact pt + 4 member
pts = total 5 pts.
SITUATION (3) - Club XYZ belongs to the ARLHS and has been assigned member #050.
Joe is a member of Club XYZ, but he is NOT a member
of the ARLHS. During the LCL he can give
out only his club's #050. A contact with the club station and Joe as the operator would be scored as:
1 contact pt + 2 member pts = total 3 pts.
SITUATION (4) - Bob is member #222 of the ARLHS. He is also a member of the Podunk Valley
ARC and is operating their club station, but the club is NOT a member of the ARLHS. Bob contacts station
nonmember station. The QSO is worth 3 pts to K2QNO (1 contact pt + 2 pts for working
member Bob #122).
SITUATION (5) - Operator Dave is a NONmember of ARLHS. He is using
club station KC2HOU,
also a NONmember of ARLHS. The club is not at
a lighthouse. Each contact with this stationn in an ARLHS
event is worth 1 point with Dave at the rig.
SITUATION (6) - Club XYZ sets up at Bright Lighthouse for the
Spring Lites QSO Party.
The club is a member of ARLHS and its
member number is #100. The operator is Jim, ARLHS member
The station gives out 1 pt for a contact, 2 pts for member
#100 (the club), 2 pts for member #155
(op Jim), and 3 pts
for the lighthouse. Total points for the QSO = 8 pts.
SCORING WHEN MORE THAN ONE LIGHT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED:
If you wish to "activate" more than one light from the same location, you
may do so provided that you are within
the distance and property limits as
defined under "Lighthouse Contacts" (subject to change in 2002) and provided
that each light is confirmed SEPARATELY in the QSO and identified by both name and ARLHS number.
SITUATION (7) - You are a member operating KC2HOU and are within 1000 meters of three lights:
USA-536 (Liston Range Front) and USA-537 (Liston Range Rear) and the Barnegat Lightship (USA-040).
In a contact with K2JXW, you cite the contact in the following manner:
"K2JXW this is KC2HOU. We confirm ARLHS lighthouse number USA-536, Liston
Range Front light,
you are 59 in NJ, and the operator is Bob.
K2JXW from KC2HOU, we also confirm
ARLHS number USA-537, Liston Range Rear
K2JXW from KC2HOU, and
we confirm light number USA-040, Barnegat Lightship.
Back to you. K2JXW this is KC2HOU.
K2JXW gets to score this QSO as follows:
1 pt for contact + 2 pts for
member + 3 pts for USA-536 = 6 pts
1 pt for contact + 2 pts for member + 3 pts for USA-537 = 6 pts
1 pt for contact + 2 pts for member + 3 pts for USA-040 = 6 pts
The QSO has thus generated three separate
contacts, a total of 18 pts.
SCORING FROM HOME VS. MOBILE VS. AT A LIGHT;
Contacts Made From Two or More Different Locations:
Some of the contacts I made were to the same station,
but I was operating from different locations; that is,
once from Home on my
Fixed Station, and once while mobile
traveling to or from a lighthouse.
In a different but similar situation, I worked a station
fom home and again from
because I traveled and activated several different lights.
Some of these same-station contacts were the same day,
some were made on different days.
How is this
scored; how do these contacts count?
scoring applies to a single station, and the only time
location enters into the equation
is if the location
is at a lighthouse.
Thus, a contact made by you from your home
QTH and again from your mobile counts as the same contact
(i.e., a duplicate).
However, when you set up at a light,
and officially activate the light, then a
contact with you
gives the other guy can count the first contact with you
(when you were home) as 3 pts (contact 1 pt + member 2 pts)
and then count you again
for the lighthouse contact as 6 pts
(contact + member + light) . It doesn't,
however, affect your personal score at all because you don't get
points for operating
FROM a light; scoring counts only
for contacts WITH a light. The contact would be a dupe for
you since the other guy did not change his station's location.
(Of course different
modes or bands count as separate
contacts whether made from home or mobile.)
These scoring guidelines are subject to review and revision
at any time without notice. Be sure to read them before each