EU SPRINT 2001
In 1994 the EU Sprint Gang (I2UIY, OK2FD, DL6RAI, and G4BUO) organized the
first European Sprint contests. For 2001 there have been some rule changes,
introducing an awards programme and bringing the Spring Sprints forward in
the calendar. You can find past scores and other information about the
sprints by visiting the official EU Sprint web site at this address:
The BIG news is that now we will award a certificate to the winners in each
country but this is not all. Three nice plaques will be awarded for the top
three scores from all four contests combined. Therefore, please red circle
the four EU Sprint saturdays on your calendar, we will be looking for you
starting April 14!
EU SPRINT 2001
The EU Sprint Gang hereby invites you to participate in the four European
Sprint Contests held in 2001.
ENTRANTS: any licensed station may enter the Sprint. European stations can
work everybody; stations outside of Europe can work only European stations.
CATEGORIES: Single Operator ONLY. Only ONE signal may be aired at one time.
EU SPRINT Spring:
* SSB: second Saturday in April - 14 April 2001 - managed by G4BUO
* CW: third Saturday in April - 21 April 2001 - managed by B.C.C.
EU SPRINT Autumn:
* SSB: first Saturday in October - 6 October 2001 - managed by I2UIY
* CW: second Saturday in October - 13 October 2001 - managed by OK2FD
TIME: from 15:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC.
BANDS: 20, 40 and 80 metres only.
Pilot frequencies are: SSB: 14.250, 7.050, 3.730. CW: 14.040, 7.025, 3.550
EXCHANGE: all of the following data MUST BE PART OF THE EXCHANGE:
a) your callsign,
b) the other station's callsign,
c) your serial number starting from 001 (RST not required),
d) your name or nickname.
Please note that BOTH stations MUST repeat BOTH callsigns DURING the
A valid exchange is: "OK2FD de I2UIY 118 Paolo" while "OK2FD 118 Paolo" is
NOT a valid exchange.
SPECIAL QSY RULE: if any station initiates a call (by sending CQ, QRZ?,
etc.), he is permitted to work ONLY one station on the same frequency. He
must thereafter move AT LEAST 2 (two) kHz before he may call another
station or before he may solicit again (CQ, QRZ?, etc.) other calls.
VALID CONTACTS: valid contacts are QSOs correctly logged and confirmed.
Each operator may use ONE and ONLY one name during the Sprint. If the
exchange is copied incorrectly, that operator will receive zero (0) points.
In case of miscopied callsigns, both stations will receive zero (0) points
for that QSO.
SCORING: each valid QSO counts one 1 (one) point. The final score is the
total number of QSOs.
AWARDS: Colorful certificates will be issued to the winners of each Sprint,
and to the leaders in each country. A special plaque will also be awarded
for the top three scores from all four contests combined. To be eligible
for this award an operator must enter at least three of the Sprints in the
year. Results will be forwarded as soon as possible to Leagues, magazines
LOGS: a single chronological log is required. Please send us your log via
email or on a floppy disk, if you use computer for logging. Use any of the
available software or send a plain ASCII file. A separate summary sheet is
also required. Please send us the right files: for DL2NBU software, send
yourcall.ASC; for N6TR software, send yourcall.DAT; for IK4EWK software,
If you want the latest release of the DL2NBU software, you can download it
from the EU Sprint web site:
Log files must be sent NO LATER than 15 days after the contest to:
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The receipt of your electronic log will be
If you do not receive a confirmation within two days, try again or use the
Disk logs, or paper entries must be posted NO LATER than 15 days after the
contest to the appropriate address:
* Spring SSB Sprint: Dave Lawley, G4BUO, Carramore, Coldharbour Road,
Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EX, England, UK.
* Spring CW Sprint: Bernhard Buettner, DL6RAI, Schmidweg 17, 85609
* Autumn SSB Sprint: Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box 14, 27043 Broni
* Autumn CW Sprint: Karel Karmasin, OK2FD, Gen. Svobody 636, 674 01
Trebic, Czech Republic.
Thanks in advance for your participation de: G4BUO, I2UIY, OK2FD, and the
B.C.C. Sprint Committee.
CQ-Contest on WWW: http://lists.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests: cq-contest-REQUEST@contesting.com