[CQ-Contest] WAEDC Rules error?

Saulius Zalnerauskas ly5w.sam at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 23:12:03 EDT 2018

There are other interestig things, like:
*Clarification: WAEDC and IARU Bandplan*
Dear fellow contesters and participants of our WAEDC contests.
The rule we are discussing today is part of the WAEDC rules for
approximately20+ Years! To my knowledge we never ever disqualified or
penalized anyone foroperating outside the IARU recommendations.
I am definitely sure for the time since 2010 when I took over as the
contest manager for WAEDC.
We are NOT going to disqualify anyone 2016 in the 62nd edition of the WAEDC
contest for this particular rule!

With the CW leg already in the books and SSB this weekend, this would be a
huge game changer in the middle of the season, after 20+ years and also in
view of the WRTC 2018.
We might be able to remove the QSOs in question from the scoring, what
would be a fair approach for everyone. Some participants detected their
mistake and already sent the QSOs as XQSO in their Cabrillo log file.

This way it would not be counted towards the score.
For now we suggest to follow the rules and do NOT operate inside the
contest free segments.
You are in very high danger losing these QSOs anyway.

According to IARU recommendations operation should be avoided outside
contest-preferred segments.
*No operation to take place on:*

*CW : 3560-3800; 7040-7200; 14060-14350 kHz SSB: 3650-3700; 7050-7060;
7100-7130; 14100-14125; 14300-14350 kHz.*
I am working almost every year. Very good example - JR4GPA running CQ Test
on 14061, I cant work him and ask for QTC. But other works and many DL's
too. SSB part - remember ZX5J working 7110 and same situation. NO QSO,NO
QTC, but other working him and get QTC. Even DL from Top Ten and this guy
ZX5J also in Top Ten!
Now new Contest Director, but NO changes again!
I love WAEDC - but why they not listening people?

Sam LY5W

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:41 PM, Gerry Hull <gerry at yccc.org> wrote:

>  My European friends,
> 6 Multiplier
> For non-European stations the multiplier is the number of countries defined
> in the WAE Country List (see below) worked per band.
> For European stations every non-European DXCC entity counts as a
> multiplier.
> *Exception*: In the following countries up to ten numerical call areas
> count as multipliers:
> W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY and RA8/RA9 and RAØ – without respect to their
> geographical location.
> Examples: W1, K1, KA1 and K3../1 count as W1;
> VE1, VO1 und VY1 count as VE1;
> JR4, 7M4 und 7K4 count as JA4;
> ZL2 and ZL6 are two different multipliers.
> *Multiplier bonus:* Country multiplier points are "weighted" by band.
> Multiply the number of countries worked on 3.5 MHz by four, on 7 MHz by
> three, and on 14/21/28 MHz by two. The total multiplier is the sum of the
> weighted multiplier points of all bands.
> VE4EA, VE4JBB and I were/are going to put forth an effort from VY1AAA -- in
> Yukon.
> Surely VY1 does not count as VE1 -- this is a typo and should be VY2 (PEI)
> should count as VE1??
> 73, Gerry VE1RM/W1VE
> Trustee, VY1AAA
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