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Author Topic: UK DX SSB Contest 2004  (Read 679 times)
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« on: December 27, 2003, 08:53:24 PM »

UK DX Contest 2004
SCOTTISH-RUSSIAN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY


SSB:   12:00 UTC 10.01.2004 – 12:00 UTC 11.01.2004
   
CW:   12:00 UTC 26.06.2004 – 12:00 UTC 27.06.2004
   
RTTY:   12:00 UTC 10.07.2004 – 12:00 UTC 11.07.2004

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact UK amateurs in as many UK areas as possible.

II. BANDS: All HF bands 1.8 through 28 MHz, except for WARC bands.

III. TYPE OF COMPETITION (choose only one):

For all categories: All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could impact their submitted score. All high power categories must not exceed 1000 watts total output power on any band. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter circle or within the property limits of the station licensee’s address, whichever is greater. All antennas used by the entrant must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant. Only the entrant’s callsign can be used to aid the entrant’s score. A different callsign must be used for each UK DX Contest entry. All categories of entrants are allowed to use packet and web clusters.

A. Single Operator Categories:

1.   Single Operator – High Power – All Bands (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may change bands at any time.)
2.   Single Operator – Low Power – All Bands (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may change bands at any time. The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.)
3.   Single Operator – QRP – All Bands (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may change bands at any time. The output power shall not exceed 10 watts.)
4.   Single Operator – High Power – Single Band (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may work on one band only.)
5.   Single Operator – Low Power – Single Band (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may work on one band only. The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.)
6.   Single Operator – QRP – Single Band (Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may work on one band only. The output power shall not exceed 10 watts.)

B. Multi Operator Categories:

1.   Multi Operator – High Power – All Bands – Single Transmitter (Only one transmitter and one band permitted during any 10-minute period, defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a band.)
2.   Multi Operator – High Power – All Bands – Multi Transmitter (No limits to transmitters, but only one signal and running station allowed per band.)

IV. NUMBER EXCHANGE:

1.   UK stations: signal report plus UK area code (example for Glasgow City – 59 GL or 599 GL).
2.   Non-UK stations: signal report plus QSO number, starting 001.

V. POINTS:

UK stations:

1.   Contacts between stations in the same DXCC country are worth 1 point.
2.   Contacts between stations on the same continent but different DXCC countries are worth 2 points.
3.   Contacts between stations on different continents are worth 3 points.

Non-UK stations:

1.   Contacts between stations in the same DXCC country are worth 1 point.
2.   Contacts between stations on the same continent but different DXCC countries are worth 2 points.
3.   Contacts between stations on different continents are worth 3 points.
4.   Contacts with UK stations are worth 5 points.

VI. MULTIPLIER: Two types of multiplier will be used.

1.   A multiplier of one for each different DXCC country contacted on each band.
2.   A multiplier of one for each different UK area contacted on each band.

The UK Areas List, DXCC Countries List and WAC boundaries are standards. Maritime mobile stations are not the multipliers, but worth 3 points for any participant.

VII. SCORING: All stations: the final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of your UK area and DXCC country multipliers.

VIII. AWARDS:

First place certificates will be awarded in each category listed under Section III in every participating DXCC country. Special trophies from sponsors to the participants who won first place in different categories were founded. All scores will be published. To be eligible for an award, a Single Operator station must show a minimum of 12 hours of operation. Multi-operator stations must operate all 24 hours. A single-band log is eligible for a single-band award only. If a log contains more than one band it will be judged as an all-band entry. In DXCC countries where the returns justify, second and third place awards will be made. All certificates and plaques will be issued to the licensee of the station used. If you are interested in sponsoring a trophy for the UK DX Contest, contact Scottish-Russian ARS (srars@srars.org).

IX. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:

1.   All times must be in UTC.
2.   All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
3.   Indicate UK area and DXCC country multipluer only the first time it is worked on each band.
4.   Logs must be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points, and multipliers.
5.   We want your electronic log. The Contest Committee requires an electronic log for any possible high-scoring log.
E-MAIL REQUIRED CONTENT: Please submit your log in the Cabrillo file format created by all major logging programs. Be sure to put the station callsign and the mode in the “Subject” line of each message. Your software may automatically encode your log as an attachment. Submit your UK DX SSB log to ukdxssb@srars.org, UK DX CW log to ukdxcw@srars.org and UK DX RTTY log to ukdxrtty@srars.org.
DISKS: Please send your IBM, MS-DOS compatible computer disk. A disk containing your Cabrillo file may be submitted in lieu of a paper log. Label your disk clearly with your callsign, files included, the mode (SSB, CW or RTTY), and your category. Name your disk file correctly (for example – MMØDGR.log).
6.   For paper logs, use a separate sheet for each band.
7.   Each paper log entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, category of competition, and contestant’s name and address in block letters. Electronic submission implies a signed declaration that all contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed.
8.   All paper log entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band on wich 200 or more contacts were made.
9.   Bad QSO penalty: three additional contacts removed.
10.   QRP and Low Power stations must indicate their category on their summary sheets and state the actual maximum power output used, with a signed declaration.

X. DISQUALIFICATION: Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant, or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for excessive unverifiable contacts or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Incorrectly logged calls will be counted as unverifiable contacts. The use by an entrant of any non-amateur means such as telephones, telegrams, internet, or the use of packet to solicit contacts during the contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification. Actions and decisions of the UK DX Contest Committee are official and final.

XI. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the contest. Indicate SSB, CW or RTTY on the envelope, disk, or e-mail. SSB, CW and RTTY mailed logs should be sent to the Scottish-Russian ARS, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 ØYD, Scotland, U.K.

XII. SPONSORS: The general sponsors of the UK DX Contest: Scottish-Russian ARS and West of Scotland ARS. Any prizes for any categories of the participants are welcome! Any radio amateur or radio club can act by the official sponsor of the UK DX Contest, having offered the prizes in one or more of categories.

UK DX Contest URL: http://www.srars.org/ukdxc.htm
Here you can find the full UK Areas List (There are 170 current entities) and supporting softwares.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON JANUARY 2004 IN THE UK DX CONTEST!!!
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