[CQ-Contest] Inivation to ES OPEN HF Championships
tonno.vahk at mail.ee
Thu Apr 12 11:11:08 EDT 2007
Dear friends and contesters,
ES OPEN HF Championship will take place next Saturday, April 21st, from 0500
to 0859 UTC on 40m and 80m! We invite you to participate in this nice small
contest. There will be many ES stations active and contest is held both in
SSB and CW.
International winners get special trophies from ERAU plus all country
winners will be awarded. There is also a special LP trophy.
Please check the results and rules from www.erau.ee:
Rules are very easy: the contest consists of 4 equal one hour periods where
you can work a station once on both bands. Thus 8 times maximum in total
during the contest. Foreign stations can work ES stations only and
multipliers are ES region prefixes (0 to 9) on both bands and modes. So 20
for CW/SSB and 40 for Mixed class.
CW QSOs give 2 points and SSB 1 point. Report is RST + QSO number.
Text format logs should be sent to esopen at erau.ee
You can use WPX configuration of different logging programs as ES prefixes
are all multipliers. Just have to clean dupe sheet after every hour or start
A lot of people have asked how to use WinTest in this contest. The best way
we found is to use:
- SAC contest in MIXED mode! (although there is no MIXED mode in SAC)
- Start 4 sessions of WinTest at your computer with different log names
before the contest and after every hour switch to next window, set the
serial number correct by EDIT->EDIT SERIAL NUMBER... and start logging in
new window. This way the dupe calculation is correct. SAC does not let you
work the same station again on the same band in different mode and calls it
- You have to manually account the multipliers but it is OK to do so on
paper as the maximum is only 40.
After the contest you just have to make 4 cabrillo files and lift them
together. No modifications needed other than claimed score should you wish
to correct it and it is easy to calculate if you know your SSB and CW QSOs
CU next Saturday,
PRESIDENT OF ERAU
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