[CQ-Contest] 1998 YO DX Contest - Invitation and rules

MM YO3CTK at alltrom.ro
Mon Jul 27 14:50:16 EDT 1998

Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) and Romanian DX Club (YO DX
Club) have the honour of inviting amateurs from all over the world to
take part in the 1998 YO DX Contest.
These are the rules for this contest:

International Short Wave Championship of Romania
1.	Contest period: every first full Sunday in August 20 hours from
00.00 UTC to 20.00 UTC (August 2, 1998) 
2.	Bands and modes: 3.5 ; 7 ; 14 ; 21 ; 28 MHz CW and SSB according
to IARU Reg I band planning 
3.	Categories:
A = single operator single band 
B = single operator multiband (One person performs all operating and
logging and these stations one allowed one transmitted signal at any
C = multi - operator single transmitter multi-band (More than one person
performs operating and logging. Once a station starts operating on a
given band and mode , it must remain on that band and mode for at least
10 minutes) 
4.	Contest call: CQ YO Contest or TEST YO 
5.	Exchanges: RS(T) plus zone number according to ITU. YO stations
will send after RS(T) the county: 
*	YO2 = AR , CS , HD , TM 
*	YO3 = BU , IF 
*	YO4 = BR , CT , GL , TL , VN 
*	YO5 = AB , BH , BN , CJ , MM , SJ , SM 
*	YO6 = BV , CV , HR , MS , SB 
*	YO7 = AG , DJ , GJ , MH , OT , VL 
*	YO8 = BC, BT , IS , NT , SV , VS 
*	YO9 = BZ , CL , DB , GR , IL , PH , TR 
		- maximum 42 counties - 
6.	Points: 
*	8 pts for a QSO with a YO station 
*	4 pts for a QSO with a station outside the own continent 
*	2 pts for a QSO with a station within the own continent 
*	0 pts for a QSO with a station within the own country 
7.	Multiplier: Sum of ITU zones and YO counties worked on each band
including own ITU zone 
8.	Final score: Sum of QSO points on all bands times the sum of
worked multipliers 
9.	Special conditions: 
*	Contacts between stations in the same DXCC county are permitted
only for zone multiplier 
*	A station may be worked only once per band regardless of the
*	All competitors have to observe these rules and the statement on
the Summary sheet 
10.	Log instructions: 
*	all times must be in UTC 
*	separate sheet for each band 
*	report RS(T) and number of the own ITU zone sent - only at the
beginning of each sheet and when changing operating mode 
*	report RS(T) and number of ITU zone or YO county abbreviation
received for each contact 
*	zone and county multiplier have to be indicated in the zone
*	each entry has to be accompanied by a summary sheet showing
usual data: callsign, name, address, participation, category, number of
contacts, points, multiplier, score, station description. Also it has to
include a signed statement that all contest rules and regulations for
amateur radio in the own country have been observed. 
*	E-mail logs will be in ASCII format and will contain all
information requested. 
*	logs may be submitted also on floppy disk. Logs submitted on
disk must contain all required information. Only ASCII format and MS-DOS
compatible disks will be accepted. 
11.	Deadline: All entries must be post-marked within 30 days after
the contest and mailed to the following address: 
		Romanian Amateur Radio Federation; P.O. Box 22-50; R -
71100 Bucuresti Romania
		or E-mail : yodx_contest at hotmail.com
<mailto:yodx_contest at hotmail.com>  
12.	Classifications and awards: 
*	separate classifications for each country and category . 
*	the top score competitor regardless of entry category will be
entitled "International Short Wave Championship of Romania" and will get
a crystal cup 
*	the top score from each continent , regardless of entry category
will become Honorary Member of the YO DX Club 
*	the stations classified on the first place in sections B and C
and in section A on each band in each country will get an award. 
*	all competitors will get the official results 
*	in case of dispute, the decisions of the Contest Committee of
the RARF shall be final 

************** end of YO DX Contest rules ***************

Please check the official Romanian Amateur Radio Federation Web page for
additional details at

http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/ <http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/> 

See you in the contest !!

73 de Mke, YO3CTK

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