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Subject: [SD-User] WAE CW
From: Paul O'Kane <>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:21:52 +0100
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The Worked All Europe DX Contest takes place from 00:00
UTC on Saturday 9th to 23:59 UTC on Sunday 10th August.
It is CW-only on the 5 contest bands from 10 - 80m, with
LP (100w) and HP sections for single-ops.

Rules at

There are no separate entry categories for unconnected
or unassisted entrants.  DARC refuses to accept that some
operators prefer not to use the internet while contesting.

SD V17.40 is free from

    Select the "WAE" template
    Mode - CW

Europeans work non-Europeans and vice-versa.  Exchange
Serials.  SD displays inappropriate (wrong continent)
callsigns or prefixes in red.  If they're not red, you
can work them for points.

Mults are countries and, for EU entrants, call areas in
W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY and RA8/RA9 and RAØ. Mults are
"weighted" by band, and SD's displayed score takes this
into account.

SD supports QTCs for both sides of this contest. To see
how it all works, try a WAE test file, log a few QSOs
and then enter the QTC command in the callsign field.

You have to log the Time, Callsign and Serial for each
QTC.  The easiest way to do this is to type it all as
a single field (no spaces).

If you receive a QTC as 0905 9A1AA 015, type it as
09059A1AA15, followed by Enter.  This is faster and
simpler than entering the fields separately, but you
can still do it that way if you prefer.  At any time,
if you make a mistake, use the arrow keys and Tab to
make corrections.

If you're not familiar with logging QTCs, don't try
to do it for the first time on-air.  It is harder
than you might think, especially when you have to
edit something, but very satisfying when you're done.
Please practice on a test file before the contest.

You can log up to 10 QTCs from each DX station - but
they don't have to logged all at once.  As you type
callsigns on the logging line, SD shows how many QTCs
you have left to log from (or send to) that station.
Each QSO and each QTC scores 1 point - so QTCs can
make a huge difference to your score.

Use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo .LOG file - your
QTC records (if any) are included at the end of your
QSO records.  Upload your log at

Please mention SD in your Cabrillo soapbox comments.

Paul EI5DI

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