[SD-User] EU Sprint
pokane at ei5di.com
Wed Sep 28 17:59:37 EDT 2005
The SSB leg of the Autumn EU Sprint takes place from 1500 UTC to
1859 UTC on Saturday 1st October.
SD directly supports this contest. V12.03 runs on any Windows
PC and is free from www.ei5di.com.
Rules at www.eusprint.com/index.php?page=140&lang=g
Select the EU Sprint template.
Enter the mode as SSB, and the name you're using for the exchange.
EU stations work everyone.
DX stations work EU only.
Exchange Serial + Name as described below.
SD lets you enter Serial and Name in a single field.
For example: 2FRED will be logged as 002 FRED.
If you load a .LST callsign/name file with the LOAD command,
SD autofills the Name on a callsign match.
The Sprint is a 4-hour contests starting at 15.00z on 20, 40 and
80m only. Pilot frequencies are 14.250, 7.050, 3.730. Activity
usually starts on 20m, and after the first hour a few participants
start to move to 40m. 80m is mainly used in the last hour.
The whole point of the Sprint is that you cannot hog a frequency
and just call CQ. After each CQ or QRZ, when you make a contact
you must QSY at least 2KHz.
Both callsigns must be sent on each QSO and it is very helpful to
follow the convention for different QSO formats. Since you must
QSY after you have CQed and made a QSO, what happens is that the
person who called and worked you, stays on "your" frequency.
He then calls CQ or QRZ and makes his next QSO and then, in turn,
QSYs. When you are tuning the band looking for a QSO, the format
of the exchange lets you know which station to call.
Here's an example
-- CQ TEST G4BUO G4BUO TEST
-- I2UIY G4BUO 81 DAVE
-- G4BUO 123 PAOLO I2UIY
-- TU QRZ I2UIY
-- OK2FD I2UIY 124 PAOLO
-- I2UIY 117 KAREL OK2FD
-- TEST OK2FD TEST
-- DL6RAI OK2FD 118 KAREL
-- OK2FD DL6RAI 43 BEN DL6RAI
In all the cases above, the caller who has just tuned onto the
frequency sends his callsign at the end of his exchange, to signal
to anyone else tuning the band that he is the one who will stay on
frequency. The CQing station sends his callsign near the beginning
of the exchange and so anyone else tuning across the QSO will be
able to work out who is the one who is going to QSY.
After the contest, use SDCHECK to create your .LOG file. Rename
it as YOURCALL.LOG and email it, as an attached file, to
eusprint at kkn.net (within 15 days).
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