[CQ-Contest] European Phone Sprint
g4buo at compuserve.com
Fri Apr 16 18:33:32 EDT 1999
A reminder that tomorrow (Saturday) is the first Eu sprint
contest of 1999. The full rules follow. Hope to see you in
73, Dave G4BUO
EU SPRINT 1999
The EU Sprint Gang hereby invites you to participate in the four
European Sprint Contests held in 1999
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
EU SPRINT Spring:
SSB: third Saturday in April - 17 April 1999 - managed by G4BUO
CW: third Saturday in May - 15 May 1999 - managed by B.C.C.
EU SPRINT Autumn:
SSB: first Saturday in October - 2 October 1999 - managed by I2UIY
CW: second Saturday in October - 9 October 1999 - managed by OK2FD
Time: from 15:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC.
Bands: 20, 40 and 80 meters 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 callsigns MUST be repeated by BOTH
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.
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 ON A FLOPPY DISK. Use any of the available software or send a
plain ASCII file. A separate summary sheet is required too.
Please send us the right files: if you use DL2NBU's sw, we want
yourcall.ASC file, if you use N6TR's sw, we want yourcall.DAT
file, if you use the IK4EWK's sw, we want yourcall.DBF file. If
you want the latest release of the DL2NBU software, you
can download it from the BCC homepage:
Logs must be sent NO later than 15 days after the contest to the
- Spring SSB Sprint: Dave Lawley, G4BUO, Carramore, Coldharbour
Road, Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EX, UK.
- Spring CW Sprint: Bernhard Buettner, DL6RAI, Schmidweg 17,
85609 Dornach, Germany.
- 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.
Logs for any of the four events may also be sent by Internet Mail
to "eusprint at dl6rai.muc.de". The receipt of your electronic log
will be confirmed. If you don't receive a confirmation within two
days, try again or use the postal system.
Thanks in advance for your participation de: G4BUO, I2UIY, OK2FD
& the B.C.C. Sprint Committee.
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