Rules 2017

Category: English Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017 Written by Zlatko Maticic

Rules 2017

 

Croatian CW Contest 2017 - Rules for stations outside 9A

 

Croatian amateur radio association (HRS) has the honor of inviting amateurs all over the world to take part in the 2017 Croatian CW Contest.

Date and period: 3rd full weekend in December from 1400 UTC on Saturday until 1359 UTC on Sunday. In 2017 Croatian CW Contest will be held on  16th and 17th  of  December.

Bands : 1,8/3,5/7/14/21/28 MHz.

Mode : Only CW

Categories :

- single operator, all bands – High power

- single operator, all bands – Low power (<= 100 Watts)

- single operator, single band – High power

- single operator, single band – Low power (<= 100 Watts)

- single operator, all bands – QRP (<= 5 Watts)

- multi operator, all bands, one TX

The minimum time of operation on one band for multi op. stations is 10 minutes, though a quick band change in order to work a new multiplier is allowed (only one other band is allowed for 10 minute period for multiplier station too). Only one transmitted signal on one band permitted during any 10-minute period (run transmitter).

Exception: One — and only one — other transmitted signal (multiplier transmitter) may be used during  any 10-minute period, if — and only if — it is on a different band from the run transmitter and the station worked is a new multiplier. The run and multiplier transmitters are governed by independent 10-minute rules. Ten-minute periods begin with the first QSO on a band. The log must indicate which transmitter (run or multiplier) made each QSO. The multiplier transmitter may not call CQ (solicit contacts).

All stations are allowed to use the spots from DX Cluster, CW skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network and any other technology for QSO finding assistance. Self spotting is prohibited.

Exchange : RST + serial number (starting with 001 for the first contact). Multi op stations may use  separate serial number sequences on each band

Points :

- 10 points contacts with 9A stations on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 6 points on 14/21/28 MHz

- 6 points contacts with other continent on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 3 points on 14/21/28 MHz

- 2 points contacts with own continent, including entrant's own country on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 1 point on 14/21/28 MHz.

Multipliers : DXCC countries plus WAE list on each band 1 point.

Final score : Sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied with sum of multipliers from all bands.

LOGs: All stations are encouraged to send electronic logs, please send paper LOGs only if you make only a few QSOs. All papers LOGs will be used only as check logs. Your LOG must be in Cabrillo file. Please name your file: yourcall.log. The contest programs that support this contest are DXLog.net TR4W, N1MM logger, Writelog, Win-test, AA-log contest module, EI5DI, LM log. Log deadline time is 8 days after the contest  (December 25 2017,  23,59 UTC) .

All stations that fulfill conditions for 9ACW award during the contest will get it free of charge if they send award application to 9A CW award manager.

Electronic logs :

Please upload your log on contest robot at http://www.hamradio.hr/hfrobot .

Web application enables contest log uploading in Cabrillo form. After that, application will show uploaded log again and display possible data error warnings and allow checking and/or correcting data.

Awards: All entrants will be able to download their electronic certificates after final results at www.9acw.org Plaques will be awarded to world and continental winners i SOAB HP & LP entries and MS. In single band categories plaques will be awarded depending on sponsors. In SO categories best young operator under age of 30 years old will be awarded with special plaque.

 

Good luck in the contest!

 

 

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