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[SD-User] RDA (Russian District Award) Contest

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Subject: [SD-User] RDA (Russian District Award) Contest
From: "Paul O'Kane" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:33:56 +0100
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The RDA Contest takes place from 08:00 UTC on Saturday
15th to 07:59 UTC on Sunday 16th August.  There are CW,
SSB and Mixed sections, for both HP and LP, on the 6
contest bands from 10-160m. 

Rules at

SD supports SO entries.  V14.29 is free from
  Russian Entrants - select the "RDA, Russia" template
  Others           - select the "RDA, DX" template.

Work Russians only, if you're outside Russia. SD displays
inappropriate callsigns or prefixes in red.  If they're
not red, they're OK to work for points.

Russians:  Send RST + 4-character district code.
Others  :  Sent RST + Serial.

SD adds new district codes to the RDA district-code
reference file as they are logged. It also loads
RDA.LST at startup (get it from
This is a callsign database with some 17000 Russian
callsigns extracted from previous RDA logs.  SD then
auto-fills the 4-character district code on a callsign

Use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo .LOG file.  Ensure that
the CATEGORY: record corresponds to one of the options
listed in the rules.

Please mention SD in your Cabrillo soapbox comments - this
encourages others to try it.

Email your log, as an attached file, to

Paul EI5DI

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