[CCF] Fw: EU Sprint 2002

Timo Timo" <timo.klimoff@kolumbus.fi
Sun, 7 Apr 2002 19:17:11 +0300


In 1994 the EU Sprint Gang (I2UIY, OK2FD, DL6RAI, and G4BUO) organized  the 
first European Sprint contests. For 2001 there have been some rule changes, 
introducing an awards programme and bringing the Spring Sprints forward  in 
the  calendar.  You can find past scores and other  information  about  the 
sprints  by  visiting  the official EU Sprint web  site  at  this  address: 
The BIG news is that now we will award a certificate to the winners in each 
country but this is not all. Three nice plaques will be awarded for the top 
three scores from all four contests combined. Therefore, please red  circle 
the  four EU Sprint saturdays on your calendar, we will be looking for  you 
starting April 13!

The  EU Sprint Gang hereby invites you to participate in the four  European 
Sprint Contests held in 2002.

ENTRANTS: any licensed station may enter the Sprint. European stations  can 
work everybody; stations outside of Europe can work only European stations.
CATEGORIES: Single Operator ONLY. Only ONE signal may be aired at one time.
  * SSB: second Saturday in April - 13 April 2002 - managed by G4BUO
  * CW: third Saturday in April - 20 April 2002 - managed by I2UIY
  * SSB: first Saturday in October - 5 October 2002 - managed by I2UIY
  * CW: second Saturday in October - 12 October 2002 - managed by OK2FD
TIME: from 15:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC.
BANDS: 20, 40 and 80 metres only. 
Pilot frequencies are: SSB: 14.250, 7.050, 3.730. CW: 14.040, 7.025, 3.550
EXCHANGE: all of the following data MUST BE PART OF THE EXCHANGE: 
  a) your callsign, 
  b) the other station's callsign,
  c) your serial number starting from 001 (RST not required),
  d) your name or nickname.
Please  note  that  BOTH stations MUST repeat  BOTH  callsigns  DURING  the 
A valid exchange is: "OK2FD de I2UIY 118 Paolo" while "OK2FD 118 Paolo"  is 
NOT a valid exchange.
SPECIAL  QSY  RULE: if any station initiates a call (by sending  CQ,  QRZ?, 
etc.),  he is permitted to work ONLY one station on the same frequency.  He 
must  thereafter  move  AT LEAST 2 (two) kHz before  he  may  call  another 
station or before he may solicit again (CQ, QRZ?, etc.) other calls.
VALID  CONTACTS:  valid contacts are QSOs correctly logged  and  confirmed. 
Each  operator  may  use ONE and ONLY one name during the  Sprint.  If  the 
exchange is copied incorrectly, that operator will receive zero (0) points. 
In case of miscopied callsigns, both stations will receive zero (0)  points 
for that QSO.
SCORING:  each valid QSO counts one 1 (one) point. The final score  is  the 
total number of QSOs.
AWARDS: Colorful certificates will be issued to the winners of each Sprint, 
and  to the leaders in each country. A special plaque will also be  awarded 
for  the top three scores from all four contests combined. To  be  eligible 
for this award an operator must enter at least three of the Sprints in  the 
year.  Results will be forwarded as soon as possible to Leagues,  magazines 
and bulletins.
LOGS:  a single chronological log is required. Please send us your log  via 
email or on a floppy disk, if you use computer for logging. Use any of  the 
available software or send a plain ASCII file. A separate summary sheet  is 
also  required. Please send us the right files: for DL2NBU  software,  send 
yourcall.ASC;  for N6TR software, send yourcall.DAT; for  IK4EWK  software, 
send yourcall.DBF. 
If you want the latest release of the DL2NBU software, you can download it 
from the EU Sprint web site: <http://loja.kkn.net/~i2uiy/>. 
Log files must be sent NO LATER than 15 days after the contest to: 
<eusprint@kkn.net>. The receipt of your electronic log will be confirmed. 
If you do not receive a confirmation within two days, try again or use the postal 
Disk logs, or paper entries must be posted NO LATER than 15 days after the 
contest to the appropriate address:
  *  Spring  SSB Sprint: Dave Lawley, G4BUO, Carramore,  Coldharbour  Road, 
Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EX, England, UK.
  *  Spring  CW  Sprint: Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box  14,  27043  Broni 
(PV), Italy.
  *  Autumn  SSB Sprint: Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box  14,  27043  Broni 
(PV), Italy.
  *  Autumn  CW  Sprint: Karel Karmasin, OK2FD, Gen. Svobody  636,  674  01 
Trebic, Czech Republic.

Thanks  in advance for your participation de: G4BUO, I2UIY & OK2FD.

Download the FREE software:  http://loja.kkn.net/~i2uiy/