[CQ-Contest] Mulltimode digital contest Jan 1st

Andrew J. O'Brien obrienaj at netsync.net
Sat Dec 30 19:36:18 EST 2000

A reminder folks,

The CCCC Millenium Multi-Mode Digital HF Contest is scheduled for January 1,

Yes, we know January 1st is a holiday and for some people it will already be
January 2nd, but this is a casual contest that allows you to try out the
latest digital modes.  The scoring awards different points depending on the
mode used . Hell, MFSK, Throb, MT63, PSK, ALE  and RTTY are supported.   You
will not find the contest supported by contest software, so you will have to
score it the old fashioned way, yourself!  Note the contest starts at 1200
UTC (not midnight)

Here are the rules.....


Second CCCC Millenium Contest

NEW RULES.(note updated scoring method as of November 3, 2000 and correction
to exchange info 12/30/00)

Sponsored by the Chautauqua County Contest Club - CCCC - Contest Date.1200
UTC January 1, 2001 to 1200 UTC January 2, 2001

This is the second "Millenium Contest" ,  the first was January 1,  2000.
The second contest marks the REAL start of the millenium.  Reflecting the
new millenium , we will change the format from PSK31 only , to several
digital modes. .

The scoring rewards use of experimental modes,  and as such,  is unlikely to
be supported by the popular contest logging software products. Since the
contest is on a holiday for many people in the world, it is acknowledged
that it will NOT be a contest with thousands of participants. This will
likely mean that the average log will not be so long that manual scoring
will be impossible, so get the pencil out or use your spreadsheet.


For amateurs around the world to contact other amateurs in as many countries
as possible using the PSK Mode, RTTY, MT63, THROB, MFSK , Hell  or Ale

Contest Period:

1200 UTC January 1, 2001 to 1200 UTC January 2, 2001

Note: The total contest period is 24 hours. All stations may operate the
entire 24 hour period; there are no required off time periods for any
entries. Note the start and end times are 1200 UTC (noon GMT).

Operator Classes:

Power classifications:
LP = Low Power 30 watts or less
HP = High Power 31-100 watts

Single transmitters Only
Note: Only one (1) transmitter and one (1) band permitted during the same
time period (defined as ten [10] minutes).


80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.
Follow band plan for specific modes,  try to keep designated DX calling
frequencies clear.

Valid Contacts:

A given station may be contacted only once per band, PER MODE . Additional
contacts are allowed with the same station on each of the other bands as
well. Stations may solicit mode changes.


DX Stations must send RST plus serial number.
USA/Canadian sent RST and province of state.


The ARRL and WAE country lists will be used.

Note: The USA and Canada count as country multipliers.

Example: The first US State and Canadian area you work not only count as a
multiplier for the state or area, but also count as a country multiplier for
each band.

QSO Points:
(note a change from originally published)
Two Points for each  PSK contact (BPSK, QPSK, )
Two Points for each RTTY contact
Three points for each  MFSK or MT63
four points for each THROB contact
Five points for each Hell contact
Seven points for each ALE contact.

 Multiplier Points:

One (1) multiplier point for each US state (48) and each Canadian area on
each band.
One (1) multiplier point for each DX country in the ARRL and/or WAE lists on
each band.

Note: KL7 and KH6 are country multipliers only and not state multipliers.

Note: Canadian areas are VO1, VO2, VE1 NB, VE1 NS, VE1 PEI, VE2, VE3, VE4,
VE5, VE6, VE7, VE8 NWT,VE9,  and VY Yukon.

 Final Score:

Total QSO points times the total multipliers equals the total claimed score.

 Contest entries and logging instructions:


Times in UTC.

All sent and received exchanges are to be logged (callsign, RST, Serial
Number, country, , points claimed).  The MODE is to be specified for each

Indicate Country Multiplier only the first time they are worked on each

Use a separate log sheet for each band.

A check list of duplicate contacts for each band (dupe sheet). Logs must be
checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points, and multipliers.
Submitted logs must show duplicate contacts clearly marked.

A multiplier check sheet for each band.

An overall summary sheet showing total QSOs, Points, , Countries, and
States/VE areas worked.

Each entry must be accompanied by a signed declaration that all contest
rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have
been observed.

Send logs to:

PSK Millennium Contest
c/o Andrew O'Brien, KB2EOQ
9082 Concord Drive

Email logs in ASCII format WITH CALLSIGN (e.g KB2EOQ.sum, KB2EOQ.20,
KB2EOQ.all) to:

obrienaj at netsync.net


E-certificates will be awarded to top score from each continent.  First
place awards will also be issued for countries where entries exceed 10 per

Results and claimed scores available at

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