[CQ-Contest] RULES GACW WWSA CW DX CONTEST 2007 (Next Weekend)

Silvio Martín LW9EOC lw9eoc at speedy.com.ar
Sun Jun 3 15:04:55 EDT 2007


World Wide South America

      I - DATE: 


9th/10th JUNE 2007 - 15.00 UTC saturday till 15.00 UTC sunday - 24 hours period.

      II - Objective:

For amateurs around the world to contact other amateurs in as many CQ zones and radio countries as possible in A1A mode (CW). (WORLD WIDE CONTEST - everybody-works-everybody ) - A station can be contacted once per band only.

      III - Bands

All bands, 3,5 through 28, no WARC/160m bands.

      IV - Categories:

Single Operator Categories

Single band or all band; only one signal allowed at any time; the operator can change bands at any time. 

Single Operator High 
Those stations at which one person performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. The use of DX alerting assistance of any kind places the station Multi Operator category. 

Single Operator Low  
The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.  

Single Operator QRP  
The power output must not exceed 5 watts.  

Multi-Operator Categories 

All band operation only.

Single Transmitter 
Only one transmitter and one band permitted during any 10 minute period defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a band. Exception: One-and only one-other band may be used during any 10 minute period if-and only if the station worked is a new multiplier. Logs found in violation of the ten-minute rule will be automatically reclassified as multi-multi. 

No limit to transmitters but only one signal and running station allowed per band. 

      V - Number exchange: 

RST report plus CQ zone.

      VI - Multiplier:

Two types of multiplier will be used. 

1. A multiplier of one (1) for each different zone contacted on each band. 

2. A multipier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band. Stations are permitted to contact their own country and zone for multiplier credit. The CQ WAZ definitions, DXCC and the GACW country list, WAE country list, and WAC boundaries are standards. Maritime mobile stations will count only for a zone multiplier.

      VII - Points:

1. Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points. 

2. Contacts between stations on the same continent but different countries, one (1) point. 

3. Contacts between stations in the same country are permitted for zone or country multiplier credit but have zero (0) point value.

4. Contacts with South American stations = 5 pts. (Only for non SA)

      VIII - Scoring:

All stations: The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of your zone and country multiplier. Example: 100 QSO points x 100 multiplier (20 Zones + 80 Countries) = 10,000 (final score).

      IX-  Awards:

Diploma Urano D. Silva, LU1DAY to the first one on each category.

Diploma Proyecto TITAN, to the first one in the multi-single and multi-multi categories

  a.. The awards will be send inmediatly via air mail after the contest results were published in our web site. 


(To be checked for 2007

      Category / Categoria
     Donor / Donación
      + SO - AB - HP - DX
     Diego Salom LU8ADX 
      + SO - AB - LP - DX
     The SPAR 
      + SO - AB - QRP - DX
     G. Drago LU5FZ - T. Corda LU7EE
      + SO 40m DX
     Gustavo M. Romero LU5DU
      + SO - 20m - DX
     Guillermo Vahnovan LW1EXU
      + SO - 15m - DX
     Esteban Toribio LW1DTZ
      + SO - 10m - DX
     Carlos Silverio PY2XC
      + MS - DX
     Jorge H. Bozzo LU8DQ Memorial (1)
      + MM - DX
     Juan Carlos Parra LU9DO
      + SO - AB - LP - NA
     Radio Club de los Andes LU8YE
      + SO - AB - EU
     LUCG Contest Group
      Category / Categoria
     Donor / Donación
      + SO - AB - HP - SA
     Fernando Fernández LW2DX
      + SO - AB - LP - SA
     Raúl Díaz LU6EF
      + SO - AB - QRP - SA
     Luis O. Ottone LU6DQ
      + MS - SA
     Jorge H. Bozzo LU8DQ Memorial (2)
      + SO 20m SA
     Gustavo M. Romero LU5DU
      + SO 40m SA
     Horacio Cilmi LU5BE
      + SO - AB - LP - Brazil
     Antenna Magazine 

      Trofeo Gilberto Affonso Penna PY1AFA
      + SO - AB - LP - Argentina
     José Campos LU7DIR
      + SO - AB - LP - Paraguay

(1) + MS - DX - Jorge Bozzo LU8DQ Memorial plaque and "The End of the World Communications" DVD

(2) + MS - SA - Plaqueta en Memoria de Jorge H. Bozzo LU8DQ, más un DVD "Comunicaciones desde el fin del mundo" y un ejemplar del libro "Descubriendo al Radioaficionado"


      X -  Club competition:

1. The club can be a local or national group/club. (except IARU member Societies). 

2. There is no country or geographic area limit.

3. Mention your Club/Group partitipation in your summary sheet.

      XI - Log instructions:

1. All date/times must be in UTC. 

2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. 

3. Indicate zone and country multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked on each band. 

4. Logs must be checked for duplicated contacts, correct QSO points and multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown. 

5. Internet: Please send us LOG and SUMMARY sheet via Internet: The CABRILLO format we want is your CALL.LOG and CALL.SUM files. Please name the appropriate file as: your call.extension.

6. List all QSOs cronologically - Do not use a separate sheet for each band. 

7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, category of competition, contestant's name and address and a signed declaration that all contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed. 

8. All entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band (Except those who send electronic logs). 

9. QRP and low power stations must indicate same on their summary sheets and state the actual maximum power output used, with a signed declaration.

NOTE: We will acept GACW paper log form. Word form to fill and print to send via post mail.

·         HERE: Download GACW Log Form for 40 QSOs each sheet.

  a.. LOG http://gacw.no-ip.org/loggacw.zip 
  b.. SUMMARY http://gacw.no-ip.org/wwsasum.doc 
      XII - Software:

+ Freeware AA LOG Test module for contest plus was satisfactory tested. Download from AA LOG web site.

+ CW TYPE - The terminal program for CW-operators. Its user can transmit both from the keyboard and from a paddle connected to a gameport or LPT port. http://www.aalog.com/en/products/cwtype/ 

+ N1MM free Logger since version 5 - http://pages.cthome.net/n1mm/

+ Wincontest - Software Italiano - http://digilander.libero.it/wincontest/

+ Freeware GEN LOG by W3KM - Logs 260 HF and VHF contests and was satisfactory tested: http://www.qsl.net/w3km/gen_log.htm 

+ VE6YP - YP LOG - http://members.shaw.ca/ve6yp/ 

+ DL4RCK - RCK LOG - http://www.rcklog.de/e/ 

+ F5MZN - Win Test http://www.win-test.com/

      XIII - Disqualification:

Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant, or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for excessive duplicate contacts; unverifiable QSOs; or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. 

The use of non-amateur means such as telephones, emails, telegrams, spots, DX-Cluster, DX-Net, Packet Radio Cluster, etc., to ilicit contacts or multipliers during a contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification. 

Actions and decisions of the GACW Contest Committee are official and final.

      XIV - Deadline:

1. All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than July 15th. 

XV - GACW Address: 
P.O. Box 9
B1875ZAA Wilde 
Buenos Aires 

email to Alberto U. SILVA LU1DZ -  auranito at speedy.com.ar

Web Site http://gacw.no-ip.org

WWSA Yahoo group - http://ar.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwsatest/ 



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