The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs has the honour to invite amateurs all over the world to participate in the

"LZ DX CONTEST 2005"
in Bulgarian  

ORGANISED BY:

Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs

DATE and PERIOD:

The weekend before the last full weekend of November from 12:00 UTC on Saturday till 12:00 UTC on Sunday (November 19, 2005). (i.e. during the weekend before CQWW CW contest weekend)

BAND and MODE:

80; 40; 20; 15 ; 10 m ; CW and SSB
It is necessary to observe IARU band plan.
Same station may be worked once on CW and once on SSB on each band. After changing the mode the entrant should stay on this mode for at least 10 min. Band changes are allowed without restrictions. During the band change the entrant must also observe the 10min rule for mode! ( example - if one was on 20m SSB for 5 min and change to 15m band he/she must continue to operate on SSB for another 5 min before changing the mode to CW 15m )
Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.

CATEGORIES:

A - Single Operator/Multi Bands/Mixed
B - Single Operator/Multi Bands/CW
C - Single Operator/Multi Bands/SSB
D - Single Operator/Single Band/Mixed
E - Multi Operators/Multi Bands/Single Transmitter/Mixed
F - Single Operator/Multi Bands/Mixed/QRP (max.10W)
G - SWL
Low power (max 100 W output) entrants will be marked with (*) sign in final results.
Bulgarian stations are listed separately from foreign entrants.

EXCHANGE:

For non LZ Stns: RS(T) + ITU zone
For LZ Stations: RS(T) + 2 letters district abbreviation

POINTS:

10 points for each QSO with LZ station
3 points for each QSO with other continent
1 point for each QSO with the same continent (own country included)

SWL POINTS:

3 points for two call signs and two numbers
1 point for two call signs and one number

MULTIPLIER:

The sum of ITU zones + LZ districts on each band regardless of the mode

FINAL SCORE:

The sum of QSO points multiplied by final multiplier

PAPER LOGS:

Separate logs for each band + summary sheet are required.
Please, send your log to: BFRA, P.O.Box 830, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

ELECTRONIC LOGS:

Please, send your e-log (preferably in CABRILLO format) to E-mail:
lzdxc@yahoo.com
contest@mail.orbitel.bg

DEADLINE:

30 days after the contest (post seal being decisive)

AWARDS:

Top three scores in each category will be awarded a diploma.
Plaque will be awarded to top score (No.1) station in category A and category E (separately for foreign and Bulgarian entrants).


LZ4CA Memorial Plaque (by LZ2CJ) for No.1 LZ station in Single Operator/Multi Bands/CW category (B)
LZ2EV Memorial Plaque (by LZ3SM and LZ3FN) for for No.1 LZ station in Single Operator/Multi Bands/Mixed

REMARKS:

The total number of LZ districts is 28.
Here are the abbreviations of all 28 districts : BU,BL,DO,GA,HA,KA,KD,LV,MN,PA,PD,PK,PL,RS, RZ,SF,SL,SM,SN,SO,SS,SZ,TA,VD,VN,VT,VR,YA

Supported by software:

SD by EI5DI for Windows
Gen LOG by W3KM
AALog contest module by RZ4AG
Contest by RA9JB (in Russian)
CT by K1EA(IARU Contest)
Write Log by N9OH
Lux-Log by Norby Oberweis - LX1NO

Remarks by EI5DI
SD is now free to everyone, and it runs on any Windows PC, but not on DOS. Your link to SD by EI5DI for DOS should be removed, and the URL for SD by EI5DI for Windows is now http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sdsetup.exe. Key files are no longer needed. I now have templates for most contests. To setup SD for your contest, simply select the "LZ DX" template at startup. Many thanks & 73, Paul EI5DI
If you want to know about details, concerning the log checking procedure and want to find answers of other questions, concerning rules and participation, please click on Frequently Asked Questions link.


Example of a contest log in CABRILLO format:

START-OF-LOG:  2.0
CONTEST: LZ DX CONTEST 2003
CALLSIGN: LZ1FW
CATEGORY: D20
CLUB: LZ CW CLUB
NAME: Alexander Karadjov
CLAIMED-SCORE: 12345
ADDRESS: Mladost 3, blok 364
ADDRESS: Sofia 1712
ADDRESS: BULGARIA
SOAPBOX: This a one unreal example of a contest log.
SOAPBOX: But you may write here your notes about this contest.
SOAPBOX: Log's column must be separated by one or more than one spaces.
SOAPBOX: Number of spaces between log's columns are NOT significant.
SOAPBOX: Note that LZ1FW operate on all bands
SOAPBOX:     but claim his score in SOSB 14 MHz category.
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1323 LZ1FW 599 SF UA0BA  599 21    
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1325 LZ1FW 599 SF RA9ZD  599 30    
QSO:  7000 CW 2003-11-22 1327 LZ1FW 599 SF UA3FM  599 29    
QSO: 21000 CW 2003-11-22 1328 LZ1FW 599 SF JA6ABC 599 45    
QSO:  7000 CW 2003-11-22 1333 LZ1FW 599 SF OK2CE  599 28 
QSO: 28000 PH 2003-11-22 1334 LZ1FW 59  SF ZF2NT  59  11      
QSO: 21000 PH 2003-11-22 1335 LZ1FW 59  SF UA3MIF 59  29      
QSO:  7000 PH 2003-11-22 1336 LZ1FW 59  SF RA1OZ  59  19      
QSO: 14000 PH 2003-11-22 1337 LZ1FW 59  SF RZ3AZ  59  29      
QSO: 21000 PH 2003-11-22 1338 LZ1FW 59  SF W1MK   59  08      
QSO: 28000 PH 2003-11-22 1339 LZ1FW 59  SF RX9FB  59  30      
QSO: 21000 PH 2003-11-22 1340 LZ1FW 59  SF VP5V   59  11      
QSO:  3500 PH 2003-11-22 1341 LZ1FW 59  SF LZ2L   59  VN      
QSO:  7000 PH 2003-11-22 1342 LZ1FW 59  SF LZ1CF  59  PD      
QSO: 28000 PH 2003-11-22 1343 LZ1FW 59  SF ZF2NT  59  11      
QSO: 28000 PH 2003-11-22 1344 LZ1FW 59  SF EA7CA  59  37      
QSO: 21000 CW 2003-11-22 1345 LZ1FW 599 SF RX9JW  599 20      
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1346 LZ1FW 599 SF US7IGF 599 29      
QSO: 28000 CW 2003-11-22 1347 LZ1FW 599 SF W3RJ   599 08      
...
END-OF-LOG:
In this case LZ1FW operate on all bands but claim his score in SOSB 14 MHz (D20) category. For more information click on Frequently Asked Questions.


One more example of a contest log in CABRILLO format:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CONTEST: LZ DX
CREATED-BY: AALog contest module v.1.0 beta
CALLSIGN: ER3R
CATEGORY: A
CLAIMED-SCORE: 765432
OPERATORS: ER3DX, ER3OO
CLUB: 
NAME: 
ADDRESS: Valery Nesterets
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 12
ADDRESS: Kishinev, MD-2000
ADDRESS: Moldova
SOAPBOX: 
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1221 ER3R  599 29 HA9RU  599 28
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1222 ER3R  599 29 LZ1YN  599 SZ
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1223 ER3R  599 29 LZ2US  599 VR
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1225 ER3R  599 29 RU0LL  599 34
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1226 ER3R  599 29 HA8VK  599 28
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1228 ER3R  599 29 SP9BAC 599 28
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1231 ER3R  599 29 RW3GU  599 29
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1232 ER3R  599 29 LZ2VP  599 VN
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1233 ER3R  599 29 T92A   599 28
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1235 ER3R  599 29 LZ1EP  599 SL
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1236 ER3R  599 29 RA3ET  599 29
QSO: 14000 CW 2003-11-22 1237 ER3R  599 29 UY5LQ  599 29
QSO: 21000 CW 2003-11-22 1242 ER3R  599 29 JA6GCE 599 45
...
END-OF-LOG:

For more information please take a look on Frequently Asked Questions.


Possible categories are:

CATEGORY: A
CATEGORY: B
CATEGORY: C
CATEGORY: D80
CATEGORY: D40
CATEGORY: D20
CATEGORY: D15
CATEGORY: D10
CATEGORY: E
CATEGORY: F
CATEGORY: G


Information about some known districts of LZ calls.


LZ DX Contest

Results
1998
Results
1999
Results
2000
Results
2001
Results
2002
Results
2003
Results
2004
Rules
Frequently Asked Questions
LZ DX Contest OLD Rules up to 2002
Back to my home page