[SD-User] Helvetia Contest

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Wed Apr 20 15:17:58 EDT 2005

SD directly supports both sides of the Helvetia contest. This takes place
from 13:00 UTC Saturday 23rd April to 12:59 UTC Sunday 24th April.

There are single-mode and mixed-mode classes on the 6 bands from 160m to
10m.  160m is CW-only.

Rules at http://www.uska.ch/html/de/contest/hf/reglement_2005_e.pdf 

SD runs on any Windows PC.  It is freeware from www.ei5di.com

If you're not in Switzerland, select Type 4 - General, Area Multipliers.

Multipliers Count     : B (by Band) 
Points, CW  QSOs      : 3
Points, SSB QSOs      : 3
Points/Bonus          : 0 (Multipliers)
Name of .MLT File     : HELVETIA
Receive Serials       : Y
Mode                  : CW or SSB
Mixed-Mode ?          : Y or N (your choice)
If Mixed:
     Mults count on
     both modes       : N
     Work same stn
     both modes?      : N

Work Swiss stations only

Send    59(9) + Serial
Receive 59(9) + Serial + canton (2-letter code).

HB9 Entrants - Select Type 10 - General, Country & Area Multipliers.

.MLT File            : HELVETIA
.CTY File            : DXCC
Multipliers Count    : B (by Band)
Points per QSO       : 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus            : 0 (multipliers)
Points per Area QSO  : 0 (same as other QSOs)
Non-Area QSOs count
           as mults  : Y
Points vary by mode  : N
            by band  : N
        by location  : Y
Points               : 1 1 3 (own country, own continent
                              other continents)
Receive serial from
          area QSOs  : Y
Mode                 : CW/SSB (your mode now)
Mixed Mode           : Y/N (your choice)
If Mixed:
   Mults counts on
      both modes     : N
   Work same stn on
      both modes     : N


You can log the serial and canton in the "serial" field.
SD will separate them.  For example, 6ZH will be logged
as 006 ZH.

After the contest, use SDCHECK Option 1 to create your
Cabrillo .LOG file.  Rename it to YOURCALL.LOG and email
it, as an attached file, to contest at uska.ch.

Paul EI5DI

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