[CQ-Contest] Reminder: Eu Sprint Contest 2003

I2UIY i2uiy at cqww.com
Sun Apr 6 06:24:47 EDT 2003


This email is to invite all contesters to have a go in the European 
Sprint contests 2003. The first phone contest is on Saturday 12th April 
and the CW leg is the following Saturday, 19th April.

If you're wondering which software to use, DL2NBU's program has been 
written specially for this contest. It is very much like K1EA's CT, and it
is FREE 
for download from the new Eu Sprint web site <http://www.qsl.net/eusprint>. 
SD by EI5DI and TRlog by N6TR both support the Eu sprint, and if you prefer 
to log on paper, that's fine as well. We accept any fixed column ASCII
file, too.

So, we hope you will give the sprints a try in October, and then send 
your logs to <eusprint at kkn.net>. The full Eu Sprint rules are shown below.

73 from the EU Sprint Gang 


About Eu Sprint:
- download the FREE software,
- rules in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, Czech,
- all past results from 1994,
- download full logs and ubn reports,
- all time records,
- find more information about Log Checking,
- and much more about the Eu Sprint....
You will find everything here: <http://www.qsl.net/eusprint> 


Eu Sprint Contest - 2003

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 one time. 

EU SPRINT Spring: 
* SSB: second Saturday in April - 12 April 2003 - managed by G4BUO 
* CW: third Saturday in April - 19 April 2003 - managed by I2UIY 

EU SPRINT Autumn: 
* SSB: first Saturday in October - 4 October 2002 - managed by I2UIY 
* CW: second Saturday in October - 11 October 2002 - managed by OK2FD 

TIME: from 15:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC. 

BANDS: 20, 40 and 80 metres 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 stations MUST repeat BOTH callsigns DURING the 
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 of each Sprint, 
and to the leaders in each country. A special plaque will also be awarded 
for the top three scores from all four contests combined. To be eligible 
for this award an operator must enter at least three of the Sprints in the 
year. 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 via 
email or on a floppy disk, if you use computer for logging. Use any of the 
available software or send a plain ASCII file. Please send us the right files: 
for DL2NBU software, send yourcall.ASC; for N6TR software, send 
yourcall.DAT; for IK4EWK software, send yourcall.DBF. 
If you want the latest release of the DL2NBU software, you can download it 
from the new EU Sprint web site: <http://www.qsl.net/eusprint>. 
Log files must be sent NO LATER than 15 days after the contest to: 
<eusprint at kkn.net>. The receipt of your electronic log will be immediately 
confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation within few hours, try again 
or use the postal system. 
Disk logs, or paper entries must be posted NO LATER than 15 days after the 
contest to the appropriate address: 
* Spring  SSB Sprint: Dave Lawley, G4BUO, Carramore,  Coldharbour  Road, 
Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EX, England, UK.
* Spring  CW  Sprint: Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box  14,  27043  Broni 
(PV), Italy.
* 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.

Thanks in advance for your participation de: G4BUO, I2UIY & OK2FD.


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