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See You in OK-OM DX Contest!
Submitted by admin on Fri, 25.01.2013 - 18:28
|OK-OM DX Contest||OK RTTY DX Contest|
|ACTIVITY 160 M||Abbreviations of the OK and OM Counties|
|Czech Activity VHF/UHF/SHF Contest|
Plaques for the Winners of the Czech Contests.
Rules of the OK-OM DX Contest
The Czech Radio Club (CRC) has the honour to invite amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual OK-OM DX Contest.
- Contest period: The second full weekend in November, UTC 1200 Saturday to 1200 Sunday (14. - 15. Nov. 2009, 13. - 14. Nov. 2010, 12. - 13. Nov. 2011).
- Mode: CW only.
- Bands: 1.8 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands.
- Single operator high power - all band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts (SOAB HP)
- Single operator high power - single band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts (SOSB HP)
- Single operator low power - all band, output power shall not exceed 100 watts (SOAB LP)
- Single operator low power - single band, output power shall not exceed 100 watts (SOSB LP)
- Single operator - QRP (output power shall not exceed 5 watts, all band only)
- Multi operator, single transmitter (MS) - all band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts
DX cluster support is allowed for all categories. Single operator can take part in several categories (e. g. SO AB & SO 20m & SO 80m). In this case, it is necessary to send a separate log for each category. For MS: The minimum time to call CQ on a band is 10 minutes. A quick band change in order to work new multiplier is allowed - it is OK to work one station and return to the main band.
- Making QSOs: OK/OL/OM stations contact non OK/OL/OM stations. Non OK/OL/OM stations contact OK/OL/OM stations. A station may be worked once per band.
- Exchange: OK/OL/OM: RST + district abbreviation (e. g. 599 BPZ). Non OK/OL/OM: RST + progressive QSO number starting with 001.
- Multipliers: OK/OL/OM: prefixes following WPX rules on each band. Non OK/OL/OM: districts on each band.
- QSO points: Foreign (non OK/OL/OM) participants from EU countries (use CQ WW rules for continent) earn 1 point for QSO with any OK/OL/OM stations. Foreign participants from DX countries earn 3 points for QSO with any OK/OL/OM stations. OK/OL/OM stations earn 1 point for QSO with EU and 3 points for QSO with DX stations.
- Score: The final score is the sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.
- Rules for SWLs (non OK/OL/OM): Each correctly logged QSO (date, UTC, band, call-sign OK/OL/OM, district, call-sign non OK/OL/OM) per band counts 1 point (EU SWLs) or 3 points (non EU SWLs). SWL multipliers: OK/OL/OM districts on each band. Each OK/OL/OM station may be counted only once per band.
- All logs must contain the following data: date, UTC, band, call-sign, transmitted exchange, received exchange, multiplier (only when first time worked), QSO points for each contact. SWLs log date, UTC, band, call-sign OK/OL/OM, district, call-sign non OK/OL/OM, multiplier (only when first time heard), QSO points for each contact.
- Logs must be sorted in chronological order, regardless of band of operation. All-band entries submit a single log of all QSOs. Single-band entries submit one log per band. In case single-band entrant submits an electronic log, a single log is required with QSOs from all used bands and in the summary clearly designate category or all claimed categories. In Cabrillo logs all categories are writen in one line, separated by comma (e.g. "CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH, SINGLE-OP 10M HIGH") - more info here.
- A summary sheet including used callsign, all relevant data needed to calculate final score, description of equipment, power output, full name and address in block capitals and signed statement of compliance must accompany each log. In case the log is submitted on a disk, a paper summary sheet is necessary. If an entrant submits an electronic log, duplicate contacts, QSO points, and multipliers will be calculated automatically by the sponsors.
- Every competitor who used computer logging is required to submit a electronic log (computer file). We strongly recommend you submit the Cabrillo file created by all major logging programs. If Cabrillo is unavailable, then submit a summary sheet and your log in plain-text ASCII (two files). Every logging program has the option of producing an ASCII text log. Examples of the ASCII log file names of the three most common logging programs are the following: e. g. OL5Y.CBR (Cabrillo), OL5Y.DAT (N6TR), OL5Y.ALL (CT), OL5Y.PRN (NA), OL5Y.LOG (SD). Acceptable submissions can also include all other fixed-column ASCII formats. Any electronic log is always better then paper log!
- We strongly recommend submission of logs via e-mail. Your e-mail log will automatically be acknowledged by the server and entrants will be informed about process of log-checking. Before sending, please check if your log contain all necessary data (especially sent and received exchange), be sure to put used callsign in the "Subject:" line of each message and name the files by used callsign.
- Log Deadline: All log entries must be postmarked by December 1st.
- Penalties: For QSO errors (broken calls, bad exchanges) and QSOs which do not appear in correspondents log. One times the QSO points for such QSOs will be deducted (except errors in exchange). 10% or more bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping the participant from the classification.
- Disqualification: Violation of contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
- All decisions of the contest committee are final. The contest is sponsored by Czech Radio Club (CRC), member of the IARU.
- Awards: The participants will be awarded in three divisions: OK/OM, EU and DX. In each division and each category the top 50% of entrants will be awarded. From all entrants will be allotted 10 entrants (random selection) who will get T-shirt with contest logo. Plaques will be awarded to the winners of the categories, only if they make at least 73 QSO in single band category, 200 QSO in QRP or 400 QSO in all band category. One station can be awarded up to one plaque - for the category, where the maximum of points were achieved. The list of awards and their donors is still updating (look at okomdx.crk.cz) and a lot of categories are still without donors. If you are interested to promote this contest then write to contest committee (e-mail: "okomdxc at crk.cz").
- Mailing address: OK-OM DX Contest, CRK, P.O. Box 69, 113 27 Praha 1, Czech Republic. E-mail for logs: "okomdx at crk.cz", to contact committee: "okomdxc at crk.cz". Please, don't forget to sign your CALL in the Subject of the e-mail!
- Home web page: http://okomdx.crk.cz
- Logging programs which support OK-OM DX Contest:
- N1MM - http://www.n1mm.com
- WriteLog - K5DJ, Windows, http://www.writelog.com
- TRLog - N6TR, http://www.qth.com/tr/
- CT - K1EA, http://www.k1ea.com
- NA - K8CC, http://datom.contesting.com
- YPLOG - VE6YP, http://members.shaw.ca/ve6yp
- Super Duper - EI5DI, http://www.ei5di.com, free
- RCKLog - DL4RCK, Windows, http://www.rcklog.de
- LA0FX - http://www.qsl.net/la0fx, free
- AALog - RZ4AG, http://www.aalog.com
- GENLog - W3KM, http://www.qsl.net/w3km/gen_log.htm
- Lux-Log - LX1NO,http:// www.qsl.net/lx1no
- HAM System - OH2GI, http://www.kolumbus.fi/jukka.kallio
- Wincontest - I8VKB, http://digilander.libero.it/wincontest
- Win-Test - F5MZN, http://www.win-test.com
- TLF - PA0R http://home.iae.nl/users/reinc/TLF-0.2.html GPL (GNU/Linux)
- Xlog - PG4Ihttp:// www.qsl.net/pg4i/linux/xlog.html GPL (GNU/Linux)
- jLog - LA3HM http://jlog.org log in Java for Linux/MacOS/Win
or others and use setup for IARU HF Championship. Note that duplicate contacts, QSO points, and multipliers will be calculated automatically by the sponsors.
- Plaques: here
Rules of the OK DX RTTY Contest
- Date: 00:00 UTC to 24:00 UTC Saturday, 3rd full weekend in December.
- Mode: RTTY - Baudot.
- Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters, according to the IARU band plan.
- A1) Single operator all bands high power (> 100 W) - SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH,
- A2) Single operator all bands low power (< 100 W) - SINGLE-OP ALL LOW,
- B) Single operator single band - SINGLE-OP 10 M, SINGLE-OP 15 M, SINGLE-OP 20 M, SINGLE-OP 40 M or SINGLE-OP 80 M,
- C) Multi operators all bands only - MULTI-OP
- D) SWL
- Call: CQ OK TEST.
- Message: RST + CQ Zone.
On 10, 15 and 20 meters bands:
1 point for contact within own continent,
2 points for outside own continent (DX QSO),
On 40 and 80 meters bands:
3 points for contact within own continent,
6 points for outside own continent (DX QSO).
- Multipliers: DXCC Countries and OK stations on each band.
- Final score: Total points all bands x (total DXCC countries in all bands + OK stations in all bands).
Award and plate to winner in classes A1 and A2.
Award to winner in classes B, C and D.
Award to winner in any DXCC countries (works min. 10% of the contacts of the winner in the appropriate category but min. 30 contacts).
- Logs: Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format by web upload on http://okrtty.crk.cz not later than 14th day after the contest. In case if you are sure that your Cabrillo is correct and you have a problem to upload it, please send it by e-mail to: "okrtty at crk.cz". SWL log will be accepted as plain ASCII text files showing date, band, callsign/message sent by claimed station and callsign of station worked, in chronological order, together with a summary file showing callsign, scoring and full name and address of entrant. All logs will be confirmed by e-mail.
ACTIVITY 160 M
- Contest determination
The contest is open for all stations and is held in two independent parts: SSB and CW. The SSB part runs on each first Monday of the month, the CW part on each second Monday of the month. Each part lasts one hour and starts in November to March at 20:30 UTC, in April to October at 19:30 UTC. Each part consists of 12 monthly rounds each year. A station may participate in any number of rounds. The contest runs on 160 m band in the frequency segment 1850 to 1950 kHz.
Single operator, low power (SOLP)
Single operator, QRP (SOQRP)
Low power is power up to 100 W, QRP up to 5 W. Note there are various national limits for the 160 m band (e.g. in OK: 1850-1890 kHz - 75 W, 1890-2000 kHz - 10 W).
An exchange consist of RS or RST and three digit serial number (e.g. 59 001 or 599 001).
Each QSO counts one point; no multipliers. For SWL: one heard station counts one point.The round score is a sum of the points in the round and is reported to the contest evaluator.
- Content of the report
The report contents own call, mode, contest round, score and category (e.g. OK1XXX CW 09/2012 28 SOLP. This means that OK1XXX reports 28 points in CW round of September 2012 in category low power). Missing category is evaluated as category SOLP). A subject of a report sent via Packet or e-mail should contain own call, mode and round (e.g. OK1XXX CW 09/2012).
A short note up to 30 characters may be added to the report. The note should inform on operator (X/YL, junior op, etc.) and equipment (power, antenna, QRPP up to 1 W). The note will be published in the round results list. More comments (up to 2000 characters) can be included in soapbox. The soapbox is published at the end of the round result list.
An electronically sent report shall contain no other than above shown data (the additional data could be lost due the automatic report processing). By handing over his report, the contestant declares that all the reported data are correct and that he observed both contest rules and national ham radio operation rules. Therefore, no special declaration is required.
- Handing over the report
The preferred form which practically excludes any additional human errors is to use the form at http://www.a160.net. There are also instructions how to use it. If there appears any problem with the form, he report can be sent via e-mail, via packet, or via snail mail. See paragraph 10 for the respective addresses.
- Reports receipt deadline
The report receiving period ends 14 days after finishing the relevant contest round. The deciding is the moment of receiving the report bt the contest evaluator.
- Contest logs
The contest logs are not obligatory in this contest, however each contestant may send his log of his own accord in electronic form as a *.TXT, *.DOC, *.PDF, *.ZIP, or *.XLS file. Other file format will be rejected as well as files exceeding 50 kB. The sender responds for the content of the file. It is highly recommended to use the Cabrillo format (http://www.kkn.net/~trey/Cabrillo_v2/ or http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/). The log can be uploaded by means of the form http://www.a160.net or as an e-mail attachment. No other way is possible. The logs are accepted in the same time as the reports and they are published after the reports receipt was closed. Links to the logs are published on the round results list end.
- List of results
After the reports receipt is closed the list of results is generated. Simultaneously, the data are supplied to the running year results table. The year result for each station is the sum of all round results of the station in the year. The scores for CW-LOW, CW-QRP, CW-SWL, SSB-LOW, SSBQRP and SSB-SWL are calculated separately. The results are accessible on http://www.a160.net and on http://www.crk.cz/CZ/RESULTC.HTM. In addition, in OK and OM the results are published in the packet network.
- Addresses for reports and logs
The main communication medium for the reports, logs and evaluation results is the Internet form http://www.a160.net.
E-mail: Reports for CW - "cw at a160.net"; for SSB - "ssb at a160.net".
Snail mail: Ing. Julius Reitmayer, OK1NE, U Zámečku 934, 530 03 Pardubice, Czech Republic
The contestant can appeal to the contest organizer (Czech Radio Club - e-mail "crk at crk.cz", web http://www.crk.cz/) against a decision of the contest evaluator. The decision of the contest organizer is definitive.
HAM Abbreviations of the OK and OM Counties
|OK - Czech Republic|
|APA||Praha 1||CBU||Ceske Budejovice||ELI||Liberec||GJI||Jihlava|
|APB||Praha 2||CCK||Cesky Krumlov||ELT||Litomerice||GKR||Kromeriz|
|APC||Praha 3||CJH||Jindrichuv Hradec||ELO||Louny||GPR||Prostejov|
|APE||Praha 5||CPI||Pisek||ETE||Teplice||GUH||Uherske Hradiste|
|APF||Praha 6||CPR||Prachatice||EUL||Usti n.L.||GVY||Vyskov|
|APG||Praha 7||CST||Strakonice||FHB||Havlickuv Brod||GZL||Zlin|
|APH||Praha 8||CTA||Tabor||FHK||Hradec Kralove||GZN||Znojmo|
|API||Praha 9||DDO||Domazlice||FCR||Chrudim||GZS||Zdar n.S.|
|BKD||Kladno||DPM||Plzen mesto||FRK||Rychnov n.K.||HKA||Karvina|
|BKO||Kolin||DPJ||Plzen jih||FSE||Semily||HNJ||Novy Jicin|
|BKH||Kutna Hora||DPS||Plzen sever||FSV||Svitavy||HOL||Olomouc|
|BMB||Mlada Boleslav||DSO||Sokolov||FUO||Usti n.O.||HOS||Ostrava|
|BPZ||Praha zapad||ECL||Ceska Lipa||GBM||Brno mesto||HSU||Sumperk|
|BPV||Praha vychod||EDE||Decin||GBV||Brno venkov||HVS||Vsetin|
|OM - Slovak Republic|
BAA Bratislava 1
BAB Bratislava 2
BAC Bratislava 3
BAD Bratislava 4
BAE Bratislava 5
DST Dunajska Streda
BAN Banovce n. Bebr.
NMV Nové Mesto n. Vah.
PBY Povazska Bystrica
NZA Nove Zamky
ZMO Zlate Moravce
DKU Dolny Kubin
KNM Kysucke N. Mesto
LMI Liptovsky Mikulas
TTE Turcianske Teplice
BBY Banska Bystrica
RSO Rimavska Sobota
VKR Velky Krtis
ZIH Ziar nad Hronom
BST Banska Stiavnica
KEA Kosice 1
KEB Kosice 2
KEC Kosice 3
KED Kosice 4
SNV Spisska Nova Ves
SLU Stara Lubovna
VRT Vranov nad Toplou
Czech Activity VHF/UHF/SHF Contest
The contest goes on every 3rd Sunday from 8:00 UTC till 11:00 UTC.
Single Op.: Stations operated by individual license holders with no assistance by other person during the Contest. Any TCVR operating, beaming, logging and other assistance by other person is not permitted.
Multi Op.: The Club Stations operated by one or more operators or stations with a license of an individual operated or assisted by more than one person.
Categories and Bands:
- 144 MHz Single Op.
- 144 MHz Multi Op.
- 432 MHz Single Op.
- 432 MHz Multi Op.
- 1,3 GHz Single Op.
- 1,3 GHz Multi Op.
- 2,3 GHz Single Op.
- 1,3 GHz Multi Op.
- 3,4 GHz Single Op.
- 3,4 GHz Multi Op.
- 5,7 GHz Single Op.
- 5,7 GHz Multi Op.
- 10 GHz Single Op.
- 10 GHz Multi Op.
- 24 GHz Single Op.
- 24 GHz Multi Op.
- 47 GHz Single Op.
- 47 GHz Multi Op.
- 76 GHz Single Op.
- 76 GHz Multi Op.
Contest Exchange: Contest Exchange consists of RST followed by serial number, starting with 001 for the first contact and increasing by one for each successive contact, and the complete WW locator of the sending station. Example 579 023 JO70GA. QSOs with stations which aren't participated in the contest are allowed but the Contest Exchange must be transmitted, serial number is optional for these QSOs. Only one QSO per band could be logged with a particular station. Each station, regardless the section, can transmit only one signal on each band.
Scoring: 2 points for QSO made in your own big square WWL (i.e. JO70), 3 points for QSO made in the neighbourhood WWLs zone, in the next WWLs zones will be calculated 1 point more then in the previous WWLs zone.
Multipliers: Each big square WWL (JO70) which has been worked in the contest including your own one for each band. Your own WWL is counted as a multiplier even if there is no QSO with the other station in your own WWL. It means if there is no QSO during the contest with your own big square WWL, you can still count it as a multiplier.
Final Score is calculated as sum of QSOs points x number of multipliers for each band specially.
Contest Report: The contest reports will be send to Radioclub OK1KPA: by online form at http://ok1kpa.com/pa/. The report must be sent on the 5th day after the Contest at the latest.
Each round of the Czech Activity VHF/UHF/SHF Contest will be evaluated specially, on the end of each calendar year the annual evaluation will be posted.
Awards: Each winner of the section will receive an award¨. Each three first stations will receive an award in that categories from where 15 or more stations are evaluated.
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