[CQ-Contest] WAEDC Contest 1998: Rules

Dieter Dippel dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Jul 7 09:44:09 EDT 1998

Subj: WAE DX CONTEST 1998 
From: DL2DN @ DB0RBS.#BW.DEU.EU  (Herbert)

+--------------------------+      CW :  8 Aug 0000 UTC -  9 Aug 2400 UTC
| European DX Contest 1998 |      SSB: 12 Sep 0000 UTC - 13 Sep 2400 UTC
+--------------------------+     RTTY: 14 Nov 0000 UTC - 15 Nov 2400 UTC
For more detailed information contact the WAEDC Committee (address below).

This is the 44nd annual contest sponsored by the DARC. The activity will 
be between  European  countries and the  rest of  the world (except RTTY
where everybody works everybody).

3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21- 28MHz. Minimum operating time on a band is 15minutes. 
A quick band change is allowed to work new multipliers.

(A) Single operator, all bands.
(B) Multi-operator, single transmitter. Only one signal may be on the air 
    at any given time  except  when  new  mutipliers  are worked on other
    bands. It is not allowed to transmit or receive QTCs parallel to QSO-
(C) SWL.

DX packet cluster spotting is allowed in all classes.

Only  36  hours of operating time out  of the  48-hour contest period are
permitted for single operator stations.  The 12-hour off timemay be taken 
in one, but not  more than 3 periods any time during the contest and must 
be indicated in the log.  Off time must be at least 1 hour.

Exchange: RS(T) plus QSO number starting with 001.

One point per QSO. If QTC traffic (see there) is made, one point for each 
complete QTC.

QTC Traffic:
Additional point  credit  may  be  earned by making use of the QTC traffic 
feature. A  QTC is a report  of a confirmed QSO that took place earlier in 
the contest.A QTC can only be sent by a non-European station back to a Eu-
ropean station. (But only once and not to the station reported in the QTC.) 
The general idea is that after a number of Europeans have  been  worked  by 
a DX station, a list of these QSOs can be reported  back during  a QSO with 
another European station.

A QTC contains the time, call  and QSO number of the station being reported 
(i.e. 1234 DF0AA 031, which  means that  DF0AA  has been worked at 1234 UTC
and gave serial number 031).

DX: A maximum of 10 QTCs to a EU station is allowed.
EU: You can receive a maximum of 10 QTCs from a DX station.

Your log must show on which band the QTCs were sent (outside EU) or recei-
ved (EU).

(Exception RTTY, which allows transmitting  and receiving of  QTCs, but not 
between the  same  continent. The sum of QTCs sent and received between two 
stations must not exceed 10.)

A station can be worked several times to complete the number of 10 QTCs.QTCs 
are sent in series. 3/7 indicates that this is the third series of QTCs  and 
7 QTCs are being reported.

The multiplier for  Europeans  is determined by the number of DXCC countries 
outside Europe  worked on each band. The multiplier for non-Europeans is de-
termnined  by  the number of European countries worked on each band (see WAE 
country list). In the RTTY part themultiplier is determined by the number of 
countries  worked on the WAE/DXCC country lists.

Bonus Multiplier: Multiply your multiplier  on 80 meters by 4,  on 40 meters 
by 3, and on 20/15/10 meters by 2.

Final score:
Total QSO points  plus total QTC points times the sum  total multiplier from
all bands. (i.e.:(200 QSOs+100 QTCs)*80 multiplier points= 24000 final score)

Only single operator, all band class may be used. The same callsign, European
or non-European, may be counted only once per band. The log must contain both 
callsigns of a QSO and at least one of the  control  numbers.   Each callsign
counts one point, each complete QTC one point (only a maximum of ten QTCs per
station). You can count up to two  QSO points and two multipliers in one QSO.
The multiplier is determined by the DXCC and WAE country lists.

Club competition:
Club members must operate within a 500km diameter and the club is required to
be a local club,  not  a  national organization. To be listed, three  entries
from  a  club are requested and the club's  score is determined by its member 
scores in the CW,  SSB  and RTTY  part of the WAEDC. A special trophy will be 
awarded by the DARC to the winning clubs from Europe and Non-Europe.

Certificates and plaques:
Certificates are awarded to the top scorers in each class in each country.
Continental winners will receive a plaque.

a) Paper Logs
It is suggested that you use the official DARC or equivalent log forms.Submit
a dupe sheet for each band. A summary sheet showing the scoring and signed de-
claration is required. 

b) Disk Logs
Logs may be submitted on a disk. The 5,25 or 3,5 inch disk must be MS-DOS for-
matted (40 or 80 tracks) and the ASCII files must contain all contest QSO in-
formation in the same order as the usual paper logs. Please make sure that 
your disk includes:

         - Summary sheet
         - QSO log
         - QTC log (if QTCs were sent/received)

Please name your files with your call (i.e. W1AAA.SUM, W1AAA.ALL, W1AAA.QTC)

c) Logs via e-mail (see address below) 
- please send your log as a plain-text ASCII file
- please use your call in file names (see examples above)
- please use the "automatic download confirmation" option 

Logs must be postmarked no later  than  September 15th for the CW section, Oc-
tober 15th for the SSB section and December 15th for the RTTY section.

Mailing address :
WAEDC Contest Committee, P.O.Box 1126, Duererring 7, D-74370 Sersheim, Germany

e-mail: packet radio: DL2DN @ DB0RBS.#BW.DEU.EU
           internet : waedc @ compuserve.com
WAE country list:
OZ-PA-R1/FJL-R1/MVI-RA-RA2-S5-SM-SP -SV-SV5Rhodes-SV9 Crete-SY-T7-T9-TA1-TF-
TK-UR-YL-YO-YU-Z3-ZA-ZB2-1A0-3A-4U1 Geneva-4U1 Vienna-9A-9H

73 Herb DL2DN (WAEDC contest manager)

Additional Information (c/o: Dieter, DF4RD - Bavarian Contest Club)

All details, 1997 Scores and much more information are available
via the DARC Webpage ... try


direct to the WAEDC Information (English)


or via the Bavarian Contest Club's Webpage ... try


CQ-Contest on WWW:        http://www.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests:  cq-contest-REQUEST at contesting.com

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list