Here's a chance to test the 6m portion of that new HF+6M
rig you just bought! Get that new 6m antenna up in the air!
The "Internet 6M DX Contest" is fast approaching! The timeframe
of the conteest has historically been when the best, blowout 6M
E skip openings have occurred! Plenty of plaques and
certificates will be awarded in a (and the keyword is)"timely"
fashion. The word on the street is that the Cuban Federation of
Radio Amateurs is sending a Self addressed, stamped box for all
3 DX plaques that they intend on winning! Any ther DX(EU,etc.)
want to refute that claim? Following are the complete rules and
award sponsors.The latest issue of CQ also has the complet
73 Ken n4uk
*** Announcing the First Annual Internet 6m DX Contest***
Objective- Work as many stations on 6 meters as
possible, especially DX, in the allotted timeframe. Extra credit
is given for those who work DX stations in far away grids.
SSB/CW Only. See scoring below.
Eligibility- All Amateurs World Wide are eligible for awards.
When- Runs concurrently with the CQ World-Wide VHF Contest.
- 12, 13, July 1997 for 30 Hours
- Same start time/Ends 3 Hours later
- Starts- 1800z on Sat. the 12th of July-
- Ends- 2359:59z on Sun. the 13th of July
Exchange- Callsign and Grid square
Awards- Plaques to the top finishers in each sponsored category.
Certificates to the top 5 finishers in each category.
Plaques will be awarded to the first place finisher in each
category if that award is sponsored.
Single Operator - USA/VE and DX
Single Operator QRP - USA/VE and DX
Multioperator - USA/VE and DX
Rover - USA/VE or DX
Plaque Sponsors 1st Place-
Single op. W/VE - N0JK Jon K. Jones
Single op. W/VE QRP - WA8WZG Tom Whitted
Multioperator W/VE - W7EW/W7AT Lew Sayre
Single op. DX - KB5IUA John Godwin
Single op. DX QRP - WA8WZG Tom Whitted
Multioperator DX - ND3F/R + K5TR
Highest Multipliers - C3I Antennas (Special Certificate)
Rover - W4VHF Ted Goldthorpe
The 1st place ROVER finisher will also be awarded a KB6LQ
6M Miniloop- Sponsor- W4VHF
- Single operator- One operator performs all logging and
operating functions of the station. Multipliers can be passed
from other VHF bands if desired. A single operator means the
same operator for the duration of the contest.
- Single operator QRP- same rules as above but limited to
10 watts or less R.F. output.
- Multioperator- 1 or more operators. Having a second
operator searching for multipliers, the use of a packet spotting
network, or the use of relief operators places you in the
multioperator category. Only one transmitted signal at a time is
allowed. Passing from other bands is allowed.
- Rover- 1 or 2 ops QRV from a minimum of three(3)grids
Portable or Mobile only.
- Each qso in your continent is worth 1 point.
- QSOs with stations outside your continent count 3 points. For
this contest, North America is USA/VE only! I.E. W/VE count
C6, KP4, CO, etc as 3 pointers. KP4, CO, C6, etc. count W/VE
as 3 points.
- 10 qso points for every unique grid field worked.
(EM, FM, FN, FL, DN, IM, etc., etc.)
- Multipliers are unique grid squares the first time they
are worked plus each unique ARRL DXCC country the first time
it is worked including W/VE.
- Count your own country for credit the first time it is
- Final score: Add qso points plus bonus points and multiply
the sum times the total of grids plus dxcc countries worked.
Example- W1XXX works 300 qsos (290x1 W/VE+10x3 DX contacts) and
the FN, FM, EM, EN, EL, FL, DN, IO, and IM grid fields for 9
grid fields equalling 90 bonus points. 290+30+90 = 410 qso
points. He also has worked 125 grids and the following DXCC
countries: C6, VE, W, EA, CT3, G and CO for 7 dxcc countries for
a total of 125+7 = 132 multipliers.
410 x 132 = a score of 54,120
W2XXX works 400 qsos (398 USA/VE + 2 DX contacts)
but only 7 grid fields and 4 dxcc countries
and 100 grids. 398+6+70=474 x104 mults
His score is- 49,296
It pays to work DX and weak signals! The FIRST unique
DXCC country in a new grid field is worth 13 qso points
and 2 mults!
Calculate the points and multipliers as for the other categories
FOR EACH GRID SQUARE operated from. Then add up the QSO points
per grid square and multiply by the sum of the multipliers per
grid square to give the final score.
W4XYZ/R operates from EM84, EM85 and EM95.
EM84: 100 QSO points 50 multipliers
EM85: 50 QSO points 25 multipliers
EM95: 50 QSO points 30 multipliers
Score: 200 QSO points x 105 multipliers = 21,000 points
Logs- Logs must be postmarked not later than 30 days after the
last day of the contest. The ASCII log can also be sent
via the internet to firstname.lastname@example.org. No digital files
please.(CT.bin,etc) ASCII logs can be sent as a Mime
encoded attachment. A signed summary sheet is also required.
The log checking committee will consist of
volunteers that are very active 6 meters ops. Entrants will
lose an extra multiplier for each incorrectly logged unique
multiplier. Entrants will lose an extra qso for each incorrectly
Miscellaneous- The use of: repeaters, remote receive
sites, illegal power, improperly adjusted transmit equipment,
the DX window (50.100-50.124) by non DX, etc. is deemed not in
the spirit of the rules of the contest. Please do not "read"
into the rules.
All station equipment must be located on the confines
of the station owner's property or within a 150 meter radius
Send disks or paper logs to-
Internet 6m DX Contest
2131 Woodruff Rd. 2100-250
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
After submitting your CQ W-W VHF log to the sponsor you
can just separate the 6m log and re-score it to reflect the
different multiplier, bonus point values and score. This will be
very simple to do! Anyone participating in the CQ W-W VHF
Contest is eligible to send in an "Internet 6M DX log"!
Please pass this info along to all your 6 meter friends
and disseminate to other 6m newsgroups and newsletters.
Good luck to all!
CQ-Contest on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests: cq-contest-REQUEST@contesting.com