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Subject: [SD-User] REF Contest
From: "Paul O'Kane" <>
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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 00:58:02 -0000
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The REF CW contest takes place from 0600 UTC Saturday
24th January to 1800 UTC Sunday 25th January.

There are two sections.

1. French, including Mainland France, Corsica, and French
Overseas Territories.

2. DX - all other countries

French stations send RST + département number or country
prefix (overseas).  DX stations send RST + Serial. French
stations can work everyone, and get multipliers for
départements and other DXCC countries.  DX stations
can work "French" stations only, and get multipliers
for départements and certain country prefixes.

Select SD Type 10 - General, Country and Area Multipliers.

          .MLT File:  REF
          .CTY File:  REF   (for French entrants)
                      REFDX (for DX entrants)
  Multipliers Count:  B (by band)
     Points per QSO:  0 (variable points)
          Pts/Bonus:  0 (multipliers)
          Next Page:  Y
Points per Area QSO:  6 (French entrants)
                      0 (DX entrants)
Points vary by Mode:  N
            by Band:  N
        by Location:  Y
             Points:  0 1 2 (French entrants)
                      0 1 3 (DX entrants)
Receive Serial from
          Area QSOs:  N
               Mode:  CW
         Mixed-Mode:  N

NOTE for DX entrants.  Scoring is by continent, but SD does
not know what continent you're in, because your prefix and
country are not included in the REFDX file.

So, please add your own country record, from DXCC.CTY, to
REFDX.CTY.  If you do not do this, SD will not score correctly,
and you will have to edit many QSO records after the contest.

For DX entrants (having selected REFDX.CTY), it's easy to
identify which stations you can work.  If SD displays the
country name and beam heading, once you've entered two or
more callsign characters, then it's OK to go ahead. You can
log other stations, but they will not score points or be
flagged as multipliers.

After the Contest, use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo .LOG
file, rename it to YOURCALL.LOG and email it to by 24th February 2004.

Paul EI5DI

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