We announced exactly the same kind of competition some months ago
Here our rules
please take a look on our page
WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST
The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST is a unique world-wide contest intended to
promote the multi-mode skill of the ham contest community in one single 24-hour
period competition. The GADX Araucaria Dx Group together with the majority of
the Brazilian Contest and DX Clubs (list attached), based upon the success of
the IRON MAN and some other multi-sports competitions, are sponsoring a
different contest alternative where the competitors must use several
alternatives to test their skills in different ham radio modes on all bands
around the clock for 24 hours.
The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão (LABRE) is officially
supporting the contest in line with the joint effort Brazilian tradition.
The objectives of the contest:
To promote the union of all radio amateurs in the world;
To promote, CW, PHONE and DIGITAL modes to the entire ham radio community;
To promote the integration of different mode operators around the world.
To promote the integration of IT technologies with the Ham Radio competition.
To promote and stimulate the ability for contest planning
To drastically shorten the time for log submission and results publication
To create contest alternatives for ham competition.
The second full weekend of June for 24 hours starting Saturday 12:00 UTC and
ending Sunday 11:59 UTC.
3. MODES, BANDS & PERIODS
Mode: CW, PHONE & RTTY
Bands: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m;
The 24 hours contest is organized to have 8 hours of operation on each mode in
periods no shorter than one hour. So if the participant SOAB or M/2AB start an
operation in one specific mode the operator(s) must remain on this mode for at
least one hour.
During each period no shorter than one hour, a station (SOAB or M/2AB) may only
use one mode.
Each participant should operate no more than 8 hours on each mode,
independently of the number of periods no shorter than one hour he takes
Totally free band change
Contacts must be made within the modes and sub-bands assigned.
Contest planning is a must for this contest
4.1.SOAB Single Operator All bands
For all Single Operator categories, only one person (the operator) can
contribute to the final score during the official contest period.
4.1.1 Single Operator: Those stations at which one person performs all
operating, logging, and spotting functions.
4.1.2 Single Operator participants may change bands without restrictions. Only
one signal can be transmitted at any given time. Total output shall not exceed
4.1.3. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter diameter
circle. All antennas used by an entrant must be physically connected to the
transmitters by wires (feeders).
4.2. M2 AB - Multi-operators two Transmitters
4.2.1. Only two transmitted signals at any given time. More than two different
transmitters can be used but only two may be active at any given time. The
competitors in this category must prove that they have used a mechanism which
prevents more than two signals being transmitted at the same time during all 24
hours. The organizers will use special means to check this rule.
4.2.2. If the SOAB, or M2AB participants works a station on a different mode
than the chosen mode, the QSOs will count 0 points without penalties. Please do
not delete these QSOs as it will aid in the log cross-checking process. Such
contacts will count for the station worked in accordance with the present rules.
4.2.3. Due to the character of this contest, there are no separate categories
for single-band operation or other limited band/mode operation. However, we
encourage participation of stations with restricted mode operation and
restricted band operation
4.2.4. Mode Operation Periods
Each mode, CW, SSB, RTTY, can be used for a maximum of 8 hours, in periods of
time no shorter than one hour each. If only 1 or 2 modes are used,
consequently the total participation time is limited to respectively 8 or 16
4.3. Packet Cluster & IT Technologies:
DXCluster - The use of DXCluster network is allowed for all categories. The
participants can receive information from DXCluster, however is strictly
prohibited to seft-spot or request, by any means, that others announce you
during the contest.
Promoting a gradual enlargement of the integration between contests and new IT
technologies the WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST will, in the future, create new
categories to motivate remote operation or other new technologies.
All same-mode-two-way contacts between stations in the same Entity (country) or
different Entities (countries) and Continents are allowed and valid. For
definition of Entities, the official DXCC lists applies. The same station can
be contacted on all bands and all modes.
6. CQ MESSAGE
We suggest the use of IRON HAM, or IH for the contest, but it is allowed to use
simply "CQ test" and from time to time an indication that is IRON HAM Contest.
All stations: send RS, or RST + CQ ZONE
8.1. For all participants:
QSO with same Entity: 1 point;
QSO with other Entities on same Continent: 2 points;
QSO with other continents: 3 points.
The multiplier is the number of entities and zones worked by mode independently
of the band.
Multipliers are counted once per mode but not per band
Entity and zone multipliers are according to the DXCC list.
The /MM stations are not multipliers but count 3 points.
10. FINAL SCORE
The sum of points obtained on a specific mode, multiplied by the sum of
multipliers (Entities + Zones) for that mode is the final score for that mode.
The total score is the sum of the scores for each mode.
11. DISQUALIFICATION & PENALTIES
Excess of unique calls, wrong calls, not in log, will be penalized according to
the well known UBN log checking system as described on section 15.
Apart from that penalties terms mentioned above, the following is also
Using any IP net for the remote transceiving, including web radio stations;
Self-spotting and soliciting contacts by any non-amateur means during the
Using any other call sign than the participation call sign for;
Holding the operating frequency on other bands or making schedules;
All other self-spotting manners.
Our aim is to maintain a fair competition and prevent unfair and
unsportsmanlike operations and/or procedures. The decisions of the contest
committee are final.
Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band and mode. If the
first contact between stations is valid, dupes have 0 points value. If the
first contact is not valid, a second (dupe) contact is accepted.
Dupe contacts are not penalized;
There is no need to mark them in the log submission.
Moreover, entrants are strictly recommended to leave DUPES in the log.
DO NOT DELETE DUPES!
13. GENERAL LOG SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
We need electronics logs! The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST requires electronic
logs for every possible high-scored entry.
· Submit your log in the CABRILLO format created by all major logging
· All times must be UTC;
· All sent and received exchanges are to be logged;
· Filename for the log should be your_call.log and must be sent as an
· Logs submitted as plain-text email are also acceptable;
· In the header of the electronic log submission you MUST specify the
category of participation and the full postal address for dispatch to the
participant the results, trophies, awards and certificates. A written
declaration is not necessary;
· Points and final score calculations are not necessary, calculations
are done by our software;
· Logs must be submitted to the contest sponsors within 72 hours. We
will recognize and additional time for DX-pedition or areas where internet is
· Electronic logs must be submitted via e-mail to: .......... Be sure to
put the station call sign in the "Subject:" line. The server will automatically
acknowledge your e-mail log within 48 hours;
14. IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATION: RECORD THE ENTIRE CONTEST
All competitors whose are competing for the top 5 scores, or records
in each category must maintain availability of a digital recording of all 24
hours of the contest. The judging committee reserves the right to request such
file at any time during the log checking procedures.
15. CONTEST- RELATED INFORMATION
· All " WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST and related information (Rules,
claimed/confirmed scores, FAQ, additional information) will be posted at the
website of the GADX - ARAUCARIA DX GROUP http://www.araucariadx.com and the
other Brazilian Contest Clubs web addresses accordingly with list attached.
· The results will be published at our above web address.
· All participants, who send a Cabrillo log via e-mail, will receive a
UBN-list with the claimed/confirmed results listed separately by mode period
and a QSO list, containing errors and errors by worked stations.
· Penalties consist the loss of the invalid contact including multiplier
credit plus the removal of triple QSO points, and are assessed accordingly:
Incorrectly logged calls (Bad Call)
Incorrectly logged exchange numbers
QSO not present in the other station log (NIL)
· QSO are neither counted nor penalized for the following:
Other station incorrectly logged entrant's call
Other station incorrectly logged entrant's exchange number
QSO time in entrant's log and other station's log difference is more than 3
minutes (except systematic computer errors).
QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log differ.
Dupe QSO which is not in the other station's log.
16. TROPHIES, PLAQUES AND CERTIFICATES
16.1. World Champion SOAB
The highest SOAB score independently of Continent will receive a special
trophy, the IRON HAM.
16.2. World Champion M2AB
The highest M2AB score a special trophy. IRON HAM TEAM
The highest score for each Continent and Category will receive a special plaque.
All highest scores in each category and each Country will receive a certificate
mentioning the score and position in his Country and Continent.
THE WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST has a firm commitment to gradually reduce the
timing for results publication. We will start in the 2012 Contest with an
objective to announce the results within 60 days. The results are going to be
published on the GADX web page http://www.araucariadx.com and also in the
other Brazilian DX Clubs pages accordingly with list attached.
17. Special Internal competition:
We will use the WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST to promote other aspects of
the competition. We will annually and gradually add new aspects of competition
In 2012 we will issue special certificates for
Best mode period score SOAB and M2
Best hour QSOs rate for each mode period (CW,PHONE & RTTY) for SOAB M2
18. Special prize:
The WORLD WIDE IRON HAM CONTEST is offering to the SOAB winner and one
representative of the M2 winner a special prize of 4 days free accommodation in
any Brazilian City with a Contest Station combined with total free contest
participation. Before the contest we will announce a list of the city/stations
available and the winners can make their choice accordingly.
ATILANO DE OMS
PP5EG - PY5EG - PY2OMS
ZW5B, PS2T, PT5T
ARAUCARIA DX GROUP
[mailto:email@example.com] Em nome de Kostas Stamatis
Enviada em: domingo, 11 de março de 2012 17:13
Assunto: [CQ-Contest] TRIATHLON DX Contest
Triathlon DX Contest announcement
It all started in August of 2011. That was about when it occurred to Mike,
SV5BYR that a big Greek Contest was missing from international Ham Radio
Contest Calendar. By the end of September this idea became mature and so the
"Triathlon" was born! A triathlon is a multi- sport event involving the
completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. And as you have
already guessed, it is a Greek word. We had to change a bit the name to
Triathlon Dx Contest to match our activity. Actually, trying here to simulate
the original Triathlon athletic event, we involved three major ham radio modes,
SSB, CW, RTTY. It will be a 24 hour non-stop event divided in three sections,
each one devoted to a different mode. There are some tentative rules of the
contest that you can take a look. It will take place every Saturday, the 1st
full weekend of February, debuting on 02-02-2013.
After all, what makes this particular contest unique is the special gift for
the winner! (take a look to the prize page)
In this point we have to mention all the Greek amateurs who are working to make
this event alive: SV1DPI, SV1NK, SV2AGW, SV2DCD, SV5BYR, SV7JAR, SV8CS, SV8RX,
There is still a lot of work to be done and more details to be announced. Stay
More here: http://triathlon-dx-contest.blogspot.com
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