The "TAG" (Tambov
Award Group) and RCC (Russian Contest Club) are pleased to announce the 2nd
International "Russian District Award Contest"
10:00 - 22:00 UTC 21
1,8 - 28 MHz (WARC bands are
CW and SSB
A-MIX-HP - (Single operator
- All bands - MIX - HP)
A-MIX-LP - (Single operator - All bands - MIX -
A-MIX-QRP - (Single operator - All bands - MIX - QRP)
A-CW - (Single
operator - All bands - CW)
A-SSB - (Single operator - All bands - SSB)
( Multi operator - All Bands - Single transmitter - MIX)
C1 - (Single
operator - All bands - MIX - Field) - Russian stations only
C2 - (Multi
operator - All Bands - Single transmitter - MIX - Field) - Russian stations
only D - (SWL - All bands - MIX)
6.1. Single Operator
participants may change bands without restrictions. Only one signal can be
transmitted at any given time.
6.2. MOST stations are limited by the "10
minute" rule. Start time will be determined on the first QSO made on that
particular band. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
Exception: two signals on different bands are allowed if and only if the station
on another (only one) “multiplier” band picked up a new multiplier. This
“multiplier” band should also be changed on “10 minute” rule. Contacts,
violating both rules, should be shown in the log, they will neither be counted
nor penalized for an entrant, but counted for the station contacted.
Violation of the 10 minutes rule by the MOMB stations or two station signals
will be deemed cause for disqualification.
7.1. Dupes are contacts made
with the same station on the same band and mode.
7.2. CW QSO on SSB subband
7.3. Dupe contacts are not penalized; one does not have to mark
them in the log submission. Moreover, entrants are strictly recommended to leave
DUPES in the log file.
DO NOT DELETE DUPES!
8.1. Non-russian stations:
signal report + QSO number, starting with 001.
8.2. Russian stations: signal
report + district code by RDA list (for example TB02).
8.3. SWL stations must
copy both callsigns and one or both exchange numbers. Dupes valid on the
different bands and mode
· QSO with Russian station - 10 points (any continent).
Kaliningrad (UA2) is a separate DXCC entity, but points for QSO with Kaliningrad
are counted as for European Russia.
9.3. The same rules apply to SWL scoring.
Points are added for each station from which the control number was received, in
either a unilateral or bilateral SWL.
10.1. Russian stations:
different DXCC countries and different RDA districts. Each multiplier counts
10.2. Non-Russian stations: different RDA districts. Multipliers
counts only once.
10.3. For SWL multipliers are scored on common
The final score is the
result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of multiplier
12.1. Penalties are counted
as tripled good QSO points for the following:
· wrong callsign
· not confirmed contact (no QSO in the log).
neither counted nor penalized if:
· your call or number is wrong
· band or mode mismatch between the two logs (such QSO's count for
single-mode participants if no other errors are present).
Log processing for "RDA CONTEST"
is fully computerized, all paper logs received from participants are keyed in
manually. It is strictly recommended that the logs are sent in an electronic
form. If a computer has been used for contest operation or log preparation,
please send us your log as file only.
14.1. Each QSO record
in log must have:
· Time (UTC);
Sent exchange (Russian stations can specify RDA code once in the SECTION
· received exchange (for Check Log also).
14.2. RS(T) can be
omitted if it is 599 or 59.
14.3. Electronic submission of logs is encouraged
for all participants and is required for all top scoring entrants and all who
use a computer to log or prepare the logs.
14.4. Please submit your log in
the Cabrillo file format created by all major logging programs.
Be sure to
put the STATION CALLSIGN in the "Subject:" line of each message.
software may automatically encode your log as an attachment. Your e-mail log
will be acknowledged by the contest-manager.
14.5. Please send your IBM,
MS-DOS compatible computer disk. A disk containing your Cabrillo file may be
submitted in lieu of a paper log. Label your disk clearly with YOUR CALL, files
included, and your category. Name your disk file correctly (for example,
14.6. Each paper log entry must be accompanied by a summary
sheet showing all scoring information, category of competition, and contestant's
name and address in BLOCK LETTERS, RDA district (For Russian stations).
Electronic submission implies a signed declaration that all contest rules and
regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been
Log Submission Addresses and Terms:
15.1 Logs must be submitted to the organizers within 30 days.
Electronic logs must be submitted via E-mail to: email@example.com. Be sure to put the station call
sign and the category in the "Subject:" line. The server will automatically
acknowledge your e-mail log within 48 hours.
15.3 Paper logs must be sent to:
Popov Sergey, P.O.Box 29, Tambov, 392000, Russia
16.1. Top-place certificates
will be awarded in each category listed under Section 5 separately for Russian
and foreign entrants.
16.2. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates will be
awarded in each category listed under Section 5. Special plaques from sponsors
to the participants who have won 1st place in different categories were founded