16th INTERNET CW SPRINT CONTEST
Contest period: 8 May 2004. 2200 UTC for two hours.
Bands: 20 / 40 meters CW (this is a real radio contest, no internet).
Suggested frequencies are 030-050.
Max power output: 150 watts at transmitter output connector.
Exchange: Consecutive QSO number (starting with one), name and state
or province or DXCC country (if outside W/VE). The name for
the first QSO is your name. For every QSO afterwards, the name
you send is the name you received in the previous QSO.
Call: CQ INT
The standard sprint QSY rule must be followed. This means that if you
solict a QSO (i.e., with CQ or QRZ), after completing the QSO, you must
QSY at least 1 kHz before calling another station, or 5 kHz before
solicting another QSO.
Both callsigns must be sent during the exchange. Only one signal at a
time please and all QSOs are to take place on CW. All information
submitted must have been decoded during the contest. The use of post
contest detection or verification techniques or systems is not allowed.
Also, do not make round robin type QSOs. It will be very easy to spot
these with the names floating around. A round robin QSO is one where
you should QSY, but instead hang around to work the station who is
QSOing the station you gave the frequency to.
You may work the same station multiple times provided they are separated
by at least 3 other QSOs in both logs (regardless of band). For example,
if K2MM works K7RAT, K2MM must work at least 3 other stations before he
can work K7RAT again. K7RAT must also work 3 stations before working K2MM
again. Changing bands does not eliminate the three QSO requirement.
The three QSOs must not be dupes themselves.
You must not work the same station or stations using any kind of schedule
or system. It is the intent of the dupe rule to make sure we don't run out
of stations to work. It is NOT the intent of this rule for you to change
how you would operate the contest if dupes were not allowed. If, in the log
checkers opinion, you have not lived up to the intent of this rule, your
log will be disqualified!!
Total score is the number of contacts you make. Any QSO found to be
defective will be removed from both logs. (Yes, if someone miscopies your
exchange, you won't get credit for the QSO.)
Any QSO that can't be verified with the other log will be removed. This
means if you work someone who doesn't send in their log, you will not get
credit for the QSO. It also means that if you work someone and don't send
in your log, you won't have helped them at all, you'll have just wasted
Please refrain from using vulgar or inappropriate names. If you receive
one of these names, feel free to either edit it or replace it with your
starting name. Make sure to make a note in your log so we know what you
did. Injecting the contest with an inappropriate name (in the log checker's
opinion) will result in a 1000 point penalty per occurrence. Examples of
inappropriate names may be found on MTV and generally start with the
letter "B". Also, only one person is allowed to use the name Monica.
Logs must be sent in ASCII format via internet in the NCJ Sprint Cabrillo
format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the first name you used in
the contest as a soapbox comment.
Results will be publised on CQ-CONTEST within a few weeks of the contest.
Logs are checked using the K2MM LogZap software system. All checked logs
will be made available by FTP except for those requested by the submitter to
be kept private. Decisions of the judging committe are final and arbitrary.
Good luck, tell a friend and HAVE FUN!!
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