[CQ-Contest] Memo: Eu Sprint Contest is NOW!

Hrvoje Horvat hrle at ipazin.net
Thu Apr 14 05:46:38 EDT 2005


This email is to invite all contesters to have a go in the European
Sprint contests 2005. The phone contest is on Saturday 9th April
and the CW leg is the following Saturday, 16th 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.eusprint.com>.
SD by EI5DI, TRLog by N6TR, WriteLog, N1MM Contest Logger
(and many others) all 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 April, and then send
your logs to <eusprint at kkn.net>. The full Eu Sprint rules are shown

73 from the EU Sprint Gang


About Eu Sprint:
- download the FREE software,
- rules in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, Czech,
German, Polish, Greek, Croatian
- 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.eusprint.com>


Eu Sprint Contest - 2005

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. Low Power entries (up to 100W) will be indicated by an asterisk (*) in
the listing.

* SSB: second Saturday in April - 9 April 2005 - managed by G4BUO
* CW: third Saturday in April - 16 April 2005 - managed by 9A6XX
* SSB: first Saturday in October - 1 October 2005 - managed by I2UIY
* CW: second Saturday in October - 8 October 2005 - 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.

EU SPRINT PLAQUE: 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. Eu Sprint is supported by
all the major software (N6TR, Writelog, N1MM, SuperDuper and many
others; see the software information on our webpage). Please send us
the right files: for DL2NBU software, send yourcall.ASC; for N6TR
software, send yourcall.DAT; for Writelog, send Cabrillo file.
If you want the latest release of the DL2NBU software, you can download
it from the new EU Sprint web site: <http://www.eusprint.com>.
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: Hrvoje Horvat, 9A6XX, 25 Rujan 4, HR-52000 Pazin,
* 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 & 9A6XX.

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