[CCF] Fw: New WAEDC Rules

Timo Timo" <timo.klimoff@kolumbus.fi
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 20:22:31 +0300

Sääntömuutoksia WAE:een tulossa. Kohta 1 muuttaa (valitettavasti) tämän ehkä vuoden mielenkiintoisimman kilpailun sellaiseksi, että Suomesta kisassa pärjääminen tuntuu epätodennäköiseltä. Muut muutokset näyttävät hyviltä.

73, Timo OH1NOA

> Some notes from last weekend's meeting of the DARC Contest Committee.
> 73 Ben, DL6RAI
> Manager, DAE-DX Contest
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> New Rules for WAEDC 2002
> During the regular autumn meeting of the DARC Contest 
> Committee on October 13/14 2001, some changes for the WAEDC 2002 
> were discussed and determined. The exact wording of the new
> rules will be released after the spring meeting of DARC-CC.
> There will be seven essential changes to the current rules.
> 1. Additional multipliers for EU participants
> Prefix blocks in the following countries will be counted as separate 
> multipliers: W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY and UA9/UA0. The USA, for example, 
> will then provide a maximum of 10 multipliers, W0 through W9.
> With this change, the historic multiplier rule, which had been in
> use for several decades, will be reactivated. This will ease up the 
> tight multiplier situation for EU stations and is a means to make 
> the densely populated areas (JA, North America) more attractive 
> for EU stations.
> 2. Splitting of the Single OP category into High and Low Power classes
> For participants who are taking part with less than 100 watts of
> transmitting power, a new category "Single-OP Low Power" will
> become available. The markup of low power stations since
> the 2000 contest has shown that more than half of the participants
> are already running low power. The time has come now to reflect this fact
> by introducing a separate category.
> 3. Markup of the "unassisted" participants
> During the mid-80s it was decided to allow the use of DX spotting
> nets in general for all participants. In the mean time, technology
> has advanced and current DX spots are now availavle world-wide
> via the Internet. The opinions of the contesters are split, some
> favouring the current liberal regulation, some opposing it and some
> even boycotting WAEDC for this reason. Similar to the Low Power 
> category, stations which are not using external sources of DX spotting 
> information, will be marked with a symbol ('-') in the final results 
> listing. If the number of participants will justify, a new "unassisted" 
> category will be created later.
> 4. Abolishing the 10-minute QSY rule for Single OPs.
> The minimum operating time of 10 minutes will be abolished for
> the Single Operator categories. Still, only one transmitted signal
> is allowed at any time and all operations have to be conducted 
> by a single person. This change should increase activity on the marginal
> bands 10 and 80 meters, as now contacts can be made which were until
> now not worth spending 10 minutes for.
> 5. Non-ambiguous definition of the Multi Single operation
> Multi-Single stations may, under certain conditions, transmit
> in parallel on different bands. We define two types of stations, 
> the main station and the mult station. The main station can conduct 
> any QSO or QTC operation and call CQ. It must stay on a band for at least 
> 10 minutes before it can change to another band. Apart from that, 
> one or several mult stations can work new multipliers on other 
> bands, without the main station having to interrupt its operation.
> CQ calling and QTC traffic is only allowed at the main station.
> 6. Credit for stations outside the contest
> Stations who are not taking part in the contest or do not send serial 
> numbers, may be worked for both QSO and multiplier credit. They should
> be logged with QSO number 000.
> 7. SWL Category
> SWLs may claim two points for each QSO monitored, if both callsigns
> and serial numbers are copied. If only one serial number is copied,
> only one point credit can be claimed.
> Points which were under discussion and either rejected or did not lead
> to any changes were:
> - Change or abolishment of the current minimum break of 12 hours for Single OPs
> - Extension of the DARC national competition (CM) to support DX-peditions
> - Dropping the E-Log requirement for participants over 100,000 points - 
>   acceptance will be decided on a case by case basis.
> - Shorting the contest to 24 hours (no majority)
> - Combining CW and SSB portions of the contest on a single weekend (no majority)
> Many thanks for ideas and proposals to: DJ7BA, DJ9MT, DK5TX, DK8CK, 
> OH3BU, OH6EI, RA3AJ, RW1AC, S56A, UA0WL, UA2FM, UA2FZ, W2GO and W4PA plus
> many others not shown.
> -- 
> [] Bernhard (Ben) Buettner, DL6RAI - Manager, WAE DX Contest
> [] E-Mail: dl6rai@darc.de    Phone: +49-89-943663     Fax: +49-89-943191

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