[SD-User] RAC Winter Contest

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Thu Dec 16 16:50:00 EST 2004

The RAC Winter Contest takes place from 0000-2359 GMT on Saturday
18th December.  It's mixed-mode only (SSB/CW), but single-ops may
choose between single-band and all-band categories.  Full rules at

SD directly supports this contest, but not for 2m and 6m, and is
freeware from www.ei5di.com.  SD runs on any Windows PC.

Select Option 10 - General, Country and Area Mult.

.MLT File              : CANADA
.CTY File              : CANADA
Multipliers Count      : B (by Band)
Points per QSO         : 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus              : 0 (multipliers)
Points per Area QSO    : 10 (VE QSOs)
Non-Area QSOs count
         as mults      : N (only Canadian)
Points vary by Mode    : N
            by Band    : N
        by Location    : N
Points                 : 2 (all non-Canadian)
Receive Serial from
      Area (VE) QSOs   : N
Mode                   : CW or SSB (your mode now)
Mixed-Mode Contest     : Y
Mults count both modes : Y
Work same station on
            both modes : Y

You can work everybody, but only VE stations count for
multipliers (and 5 times as many points).

Canadians send 59(9) + 2-character province.
All others send 59(9) + serial.

SD scores QSOs with official RAC stations at 20 points
as required by the rules.

After the contest, use SDCHECK to prepare your .LOG
file in Cabrillo format.  Email your log, as an attached
file, to canadawinter at rac.ca by 31st January 2005.

Paul EI5DI

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