EPC PSK63 QSO Party - Rules 2006
Sponsor: European PSK Club
DATE AND TIME
Starting time is at 00:00 UTC, and ending time is at 24:00 UTC on Sunday 19th
The European PSK Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the
world to participate in the EPC PSK63 QSO Party. The objective of the
competition is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs
around the world by using the BPSK63 mode. Everybody can work everybody for QSO
and multiplier credit.
BANDS AND FREQUENCIES
Participants are allowed to work on 160 meters (1838...1840 KHz), 80 meters
(3582...3584 KHz), 40 meters (7037...7039 KHz), 20 meters (14072...14074 KHz),
15 meters (21082...21084 KHz) and 10 meters (28082...28084 KHz).
TYPE OF COMPETITION
Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter circle
or within the property limits of the station licensee▓s address, whichever is
greater. All antennas used by the entrant must be physically connected by wires
to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant. Only the entrant▓s call
sign can be used to aid the entrant▓s score. All entrants are allowed to use
packet and web clusters. There are no separate entrant categories in the
competition; all participants work as SOAB (Single Operator - All Bands). All
stations at which one performs do all of the operating, logging, and spotting
functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may change
bands at any time. The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.
EPC members should send signal report plus EPC membership number (example √ 599
EPC001). Please make sure that you don't separate ╚EPC╩ from the ╚Number╩, and
you don't use any characters between. Please make sure that your EPC number
consists of 3 digits. Other stations should send signal report plus QSO number,
starting 001 (example √ 599 001).
Contacts with EPC members are worth 5 points; contacts with other stations are
worth 1 point. The same stations may be contacted again on other bands.
A multiplier of one is for each different EPC number contacted on each band.
The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of
EPC numbers contacted on each band.
CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES
First, second and third place certificates will be awarded in the World and
every continent. First place certificates will be awarded in every
participating DXCC country. The EPC PSK63 World Plaque will be awarded for the
first place in the World. All scores will be published on the EPC website. All
certificates and plaques will be issued to the licensee of the station used.
All certificates will be issued in a PDF format and sent via email to the
winner. Winners may purchase special plaques through the EPC General Manager;
plaques will be awarded in the following geographical areas: Europe, Asia,
North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, United Kingdom, Scandinavia,
Russia, USA, Canada and Japan. If you are interested in sponsoring a special
trophy for the EPC PSK63 QSO Party, please contact us.
All times must be in UTC. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. We
accept logs in the Cabrillo format ONLY. Name your Cabrillo file as your
callsign (for example √ mm0dgr.cbr), and email it to email@example.com. Be sure
to put the station callsign in the ╚Subject╩ line of the message. Electronic
submission implies a signed declaration that all competition rules and
regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed.
All entries must be emailed no later than 30 days after the competition.
Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the participant, or
the rules of the competition; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for
excessive unverifiable contacts or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed
sufficient cause for disqualification. Incorrectly logged calls or numbers will
be counted as unverifiable contacts for culprit only. The use by an entrant of
any non-amateur means such as telephones, telegrams, internet, or the use of
packet to solicit contacts during the competition is unsportsmanlike and the
entry is subject to disqualification. Actions and decisions of the EPC PSK63
QSO Party Manager are official and final.
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