[CQ-Contest] SP DX Contest

Tomek SP5UAF tomek at dendro.sggw.waw.pl
Fri Mar 31 10:52:34 EST 2000

Just last remainder. 
SP DX Contest will start in a few hours. Welcome.

Head of teh SP DX Contest Committee

   SP DX  CONTEST 2000

1.  Contest  organizers:  The  PZK - Polski  Zawiazek  Krotkofalowcow
  (Polish Amateur Radio Union) and the SP DX Club have the honour  to
  invite  radio  amateurs and SWLs all over the world to  participate
  in  the  SPDX  Contest which is held on the first full  weekend  of
  April every year.

2. Date: Every year - the first full weekend of April (April 1 - 2 in
  2000) from 15:00 UTC on Saturday to 15:00 UTC on Sunday.

3.  Contest  subject: To make the highest possible number of contacts
  among  Polish  HAMs  and  HAMs  outside  Poland.  Remember:  Polish
  stations  can  work  only other countries;  stations  from  outside
  Poland can work only Polish stations in the contest.

4. Bands: From 1,8 to 28 MHz (without WARC bands).

5.  Modes:  CW  and/or SSB. It is possible to work the  same  station
  twice  a band but on different modes. No crossmode contacts. It  is
  necessary to observe IARU band plan during the contest.

6.  Contest  CQ:  Foreign  stations: "CQ SP";  Polish  stations:  "CQ
  CONTEST" on SSB or "CQ TEST" on CW.

7. Exchange numbers:
  * Foreign  stations send a six or five figure number consisting  of
    RST  or  RS report + serial number, for example 599001 on  CW  or
    59001 on SSB.
  * Polish  stations  give a three or two figure number  representing
    the  RST  or  RS  report  + one letter denoting  the  WOJEWODZTWO
    (province) abbreviation, for example 599G on CW or 59G on SSB.
  * Possible  abbreviations  of  Polish provinces  (max.  16  on  one
    band): B, C, D, F, G, R, J, K, L, M, O, P, S, U, W, Z.

8. Points:
  * Foreign stations: 3 points for each QSO with Polish station.
  * Polish  stations: DX QSO: 3 points; QSO with EU station: 1 point;
    QSO with another SP station: 0 points.

9. Multiplier:
  For   foreign  stations:  each  different  WOJEWODZTWO   (province)
  denoted  by  the one letter abbreviation counts for one  multiplier
  (counted  only  once  per  band).  The  maximal  multiplier  is  16
  provinces x 6 bands
  For  Polish  stations: DXCC countries (counted only  one  time  per
  10.  Final score: The sum of QSO - points from all bands multiplied
  by  the  sum of provinces from all bands (or from a band in  Single
  Band entries).
11. Categories:
  * SO MB Mixed Mode,
  * SO SB Mixed Mode,
  * MO MB Mixed Mode,
  * SO MB SSB,
  * SO SB SSB,
  * SWL's Mixed Mode,
  * SO MB CW,
  * SO SB CW.
  **  Note  1: Using DX nests, DXclusters will qualify a station  for
  Multi Operator category.
  ** Note 2: Club (MO MB) stations should notify all operators.

  12. SWL stations:
  * Foreign  SWL  must copy the call-sign of the Polish  station  and
     its contest report and the call-sign of the foreign station
  * Polish SWL must copy foreign station call and zontest report  and
     call-sign of the Polish station.
  * Scoring is the same as for stations in transmitting section.  The
     same  Polish  station and foregn station can  be  listened  only
     once on the same band/mode.
13.  Final  scores:Score  tables will be  held  separately  for  each
  country and then for all categories for one country.
14.  Awards: For first places in all categories. The number of awards
  in  one  category  is the thing of the Contest Committee  decision.
  Foreign  winners  can  also  receive special  plates  sponsored  by
  Polish HAMs.
15. Contest logs:
  Logs   must   contain  date,  time  in  UTC,  correspondent   call,
  exchanges,  indicated  multipliers  and  points.  A  summary  sheet
  should  contain  all  scoring information:  category,  contestant's
  name  and  adress and a signed declaration that all  contest  rules
  and  regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have
  been  observed.  Logs  must be checked for  duplicate  contacts.  A
  multiplier  check list should be enclosed. Log can  be  sent  on  a
  floppy  disc  as a file (MS-DOS ASCII). The deadline  for  logs  is
  April 10, 1999. Logs should be sent to the following addresss:
     Polski Zwiazek Krotkofalowcow,
     SPDX Contest Committee,
     P. O. Box 320,
     00-950 WARSZAWA,
  Logs  can  be  sent  also  via  e-mail  (ASCII  file)  to:
     <spdxc-logs at writeMe.com>.
  It is recommended to use e-mail or disc logs  if possible.

16. Disqualification: Violation of the rules of the contest or taking
  credit  for  incorrect  or  multipliers or  duplicate  contacts  in
  excess  3%  of  total made will be deemed as sufficient  cause  for
  disqualification. The decisions of the SPDX Contest  Committee  are
  final and not contestable.
17.  Additional information 1: SP DX Contest is fully supported by  a
  demo  version  of  Super Duper - contest log by EI5DI.  It  can  be
  downloaded from author's WWW site at: <http://www.ei5di.com>.

18. Additional information 2: It is possible to apply for some Polish
  awards  with  no need to handle QSL cards from Polish  stations  if
  contacts  are  made during the SP DX Contest in 2000. Please  check
  visit         SP         DX         Contest         Page         at
  <http://dendro.sggw.waw.pl./sp5zcc/spdxc/spdxc.htm>     for     all

If  you have any questions about the contest, please write to  SP  DX
Contest     2000     Committee     Chairman     -     Tom      SP5UAF
<tomek at dendro.sggw.waw.pl>.

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