The Scottish Locators PSK Award Series (SCLPA) was devised by the European PSK Club (EPC) on 12th September 2009. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with amateur radio stations from various Maidenhead Grid Squares located in Scotland, or partly covered its territory. The system used is the Maidenhead Locator System. This forms the basis of the SCLPA award series.
An instrument of the Maidenhead Locator System (named after the town outside London where it was first conceived by a meeting of European VHF managers in 1980), a grid square measures 1° latitude by 2° longitude and measures approximately 70 - 100 miles in the continental Europe. A grid square is indicated by two letters (the field) and two numbers (the square), as in IO75, the grid square within which MM0EPC, Scottish EPC Club Station, resides.
SCLPA III, SCLPA II, and SCLPA I Awards may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under these Rules who can produce evidence in a form of ADIF log of having contacted or monitored amateur radio stations from 5, 10, and 15 grid squares respectively on B(Q)PSK31, B(Q)PSK63, and B(Q)PSK125 modes. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the amateur bands below 30 MHz. Each grid square counts only once. Contacts made to claim SCLPA awards have no time or date restrictions.
Please make sure that the «GRIDSQUARE» field in your ADIF log contains the Maidenhead Grid Square for each contacted station from Scotland. This is a mandatory requirement to make able the manager's software to check your application correctly.
The territory of Scotland is covered by 23 Maidenhead Grid Squares (Locators) as listed in the table below. Please use this SCLPA Map as a visual aids. Please note that Rockall Island is located in the north Atlantic Ocean, 461.5 kilometres from Ardnamurchan Point, the nearest point on the Scottish mainland. Rockall Island is not shown on the map, and its grid square is IO37.
Land Territory Description
|IO37||Rockall Island||57° - 58° N||12° - 14° W|
|IO57||Saint Kilda Islands||57° - 58° N||08° - 10° W|
|IO65||Isles of Islay, Jura (south west)||55° - 56° N||06° - 08° W|
|IO66||Isles of Colonsay, Coll, Eigg, Iona, Muck, Mull (west), Rum (south), Tiree, Ulva||56° - 57° N||06° - 08° W|
|IO67||Isles of Barra (north), Lewis and Harris (south), North Uist, Skye (west), South Uist||57° - 58° N||06° - 08° W|
|IO68||Isles of Flannan, Great Bernera, Lewis and Harris (north)||58° - 59° N||06° - 08° W|
|IO69||Sula Sgeir Island||59° - 60° N||06° - 08° W|
|IO74||Dumfries and Galloway (south west)||54° - 55° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO75||South West Mainland (Glasgow), Isles of Ailsa Craig, Arran, Bute, Sanda||55° - 56° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO76||Central and West Mainland, Isles of Jura (north), Lismore, Mull (east), Scarba||56° - 57° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO77||Central and South Highland, Isles of Rona (east), Scalpay (east), Skye (east)||57° - 58° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO78||North West Highland||58° - 59° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO79||North Rona and Sule Skerry Islands||59° - 60° N||04° - 06° W|
|IO84||Dumfries and Galloway (south east)||54° - 55° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO85||South East Mainland (Edinburgh)||55° - 56° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO86||East Mainland (Dundee, Perth), Bass Rock, Isles of Craigleith, Fidra, Inchkeith, May||56° - 57° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO87||North East Mainland (Aberdeen, Elgin)||57° - 58° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO88||North East Highland (Thurso, Wick), Orkney Islands (south)||58° - 59° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO89||Orkney Islands (north)||59° - 60° N||02° - 04° W|
|IO97||West Aberdeenshire (Peterhead)||57° - 58° N||00° - 02° W|
|IO99||Fair Island, Shetland Islands (Sumburgh Head)||59° - 60° N||00° - 02° W|
|IP80||Foula Island||60° - 61° N||02° - 04° W|
|IP90||Shetland Islands (central and north)||60° - 61° N||00° - 02° W|