FD scoring includes points for each contact, a power multiplier plus a number of available bonus points. The bonus points are explained in the rules at ARRL site, but here are few heads up:

  • Some bonus points require documentation in the form of photos or written proof
  • Some bonus points are very easy to earn some require a lot more effort and/or special skills or operating equipment
  • Some of the most important bonus points, in my opinion, are those that provide a positive image of Amateur Radio to the public and public officials. Some of these are limited by the nature of social distancing FD operations but some are still feasible.

If your station will have public viewers I have produced a handout for youth and/or teachers that can be printed and has QR codes for viewers to capture handout resources at tiny.cc/hry