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The organisers of the SEANET Convention 2002 invite all radio amateurs to participate in the SEANET 2002 Contest. This contest is associated with the 30th Annual SEANET Convention in Perth, Western Australia to be held 1st - 3rd November 2002, in the spirit of amateur radio world-wide friendship. The format of the contest will remain the same as last year, in accordance with the wishes of the contestants. The contest will therefore be a single 24 hour contest incorporating CW/Voice/ and digital modes.

1.

PURPOSE OF CONTEST:

To promote two-way amateur radio communication within the SEANET Region and between the SEANET region and the rest of the world using various modes.

2.

CONTEST TIMES & DATES:

Start 1200 GMT Saturday 17th August, Finish 1200 GMT Sunday 18th August (24 hours)

3.

BANDS/FREQUENCIES:

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres (No WARC bands) Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and station licence.

4:

MODES:

4.1. TELEGRAPHY (CW)
4.2 VOICE (SSB or FM)
4.3. DIGITAL( RTTY, AMTOR, PACTOR -I /II, CLOVER, PSK31 etc.)

5.

ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:

5.1 : 

SEANET stations

5.1.1. Single-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.1.2. Multi-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.1.3. Multi-band - Multi operator - mixed mode
5.1.4 Single-band - Single operator - single mode (i.e. CW, Voice or Digital)
5.1.5  Multi-band - Single operator - single mode

5.2

WORLD-WIDE Stations

(outside SEANET Region)
5.2.1. Single-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.2.2. Multi-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.2.3. Multi-band - Multi operator - mixed mode
5.2.4. Single-band - Single operator - single mode (i.e. CW, Voice or Digital)
5.2.5 Multi-band - Single operator - single mode

6. 

POWER INPUT:

As stipulated in the regulations governing the licence of the operators.

7.

REPORTING: 

RST/RS report plus serial numbers starting with 001 and increased by one for each successive contact.

8.

SCORING RULES:

SEANET stations may contact World-Wide AND SEANET stations, AND stations within own country. World-Wide stations may ONLY contact SEANET stations. For the purpose of the contest "SEANET" stations are defined as those operating from the following ITU zones.

ITU Zone

41 - 4S7,8Q7,A5,AP,S2,VQ9,VU,VU(Laccadive)
42 - 9N,B/BY
43 - B/BY
44 - BV,B/BY,HL,P5,VR2,XX9
45 - JA,JD1(Ogasawara)
49 - 3W,E2,HS,XU,XV,XW,XY,XZ,VU(Andaman),
50 - 1S,9M0(Spratly),DU
51 - H4,P29,YB
54 - 9M2,9M6,9M8,9V1,V8,VK9C,VK9X,YB,4W
55 - VK,VK9W
56 - 3D2,FK,VK9M,YJ
58 - VK
59 - VK
60 - VK0(Maacquarie Is)VK0M,VKOL,VK9N,ZL,ZL7,ZL8,ZL9
64 - T8,KC6,KH0,KH2,
65 - C2,KH9,T2,T30,T33,V6,V7
90 - JD1(Minami Torishima)

The DXCC Entity list for multiplier scoring purposes is:

1S/9M0(Spratly),3D2,3W/XV,4S7,8Q7,9M2,9M6/9M8, 9N,9V1,A5,AP,B/BY,BV,C2,DU/DT/4F,FK,H4,HL,HS/E2, JA,JD1(Minami Torishima),JD1,KC6,KH0,KH2,KH9,P5, P29,S2,T2,T30,T33,T8,V6,V7,V8,VK,VK0L,VK0M,VK9C, VK9M,VK9N,VK9W,VK9X,VQ9,VR2,VU,VU(Andaman), VU(Laccadive),VU,XU,XW,XX,XY/XZ,YB/YC,YJ,ZL,ZL7, ZL8,ZL9,

9.

SCORING:

For contacts between WORLD-WIDE and SEANET Stations = 10 points.
For contacts between SEANET stations in DIFFERENT SEANET countries/entities = 10 points.
For contacts between SEANET stations in the SAME country/entity = 5 points.

WORLD-WIDE stations can only claim multipliers for DXCC entities within the SEANET Region - See entity list above.

SEANET stations can claim multipliers for DXCC entities WORLD-WIDE including the SEANET Region and own country.

Each multiplier counts once only regardless of band or mode. Note - for mixed-mode entries QSO points can be claimed with the same station on each of the three modes, and for multi-band entries - QSO points can be claimed for QSOs with the same station on different bands. Note that only one contact per mode is allowed on each band with the same station. E.g. A "Voice" mode contact can only be made once per band with the same station. SSB or FM can be used for the contact, but points cannot be claimed for an SSB and an FM contact with the same station. Similarly on digital, any digital mode can be used to make a digital mode contact with the same station, but points cannot be claimed for more than one digital mode with the same station.

Scores should be calculated as follows:
For single-band entries: Multiply total QSO points x total multipliers. E.g.10 QSOs x 10 points = 100 QSO points x 2 mults = 200 Points.
For multi-band entries:  Add QSO points for all bands then add the unique multipliers. Multiply total QSO points by total unique multipliers. (multipliers count like the WPX Contest i.e.. once only, and not once per band, and not once per mode) 
A sample log is shown to illustrate how multi-band scores are claimed: Duplicate contacts and comments are included to clarify rules.

For World-Wide Station - multi-band, multi-mode (Example DL1AA):

Date Time Mode Band Call-sign Out  In Points Mult  (Comments)
xx/xx 1300 Voice 20m 9V1UV 59001 59001 10 1 SSB
xx/xx 1302 V 15m 9V1UV 59002 59003 10 0 SSB
xx/xx 1304 V 15m JA1AB 59003 59001 10 1 SSB
xx/xx 1305 V 15m JQ1TPJ 59004 59001 10 0 SSB
xx/xx 1307 CW 15m JS7OBJ 599006 599001 10 0 -
xx/xx 1308 CW 15m 9V1UV 599007 599007 10 0 -
xx/xx 1309 CW 15m 9M2FK 599008 599008 0 1
xx/xx 1310 CW 15m DL8UI   - - 0 0 doesn't count
xx/xx 1320 V 10m VK2BJ 59009 59027 10 1 FM
xx/xx 1321 V 10m VK2BJ - 0 0 SSB - mode dupe
xx/xx 1320 Digi  20m JA1UT 599010 599030 10 0 AMTOR
xx/xx 1322 D 20m JA1UT - - 0 0 RTTY-mode dupe
xx/xx 1333 D 20m 9V1UV 599011 599015 10 0 RTTY
xx/xx 1340 CW 20m 9V1UV 599012 599016 10 0 -

 

For SEANET Station - multi-band, multi-mode (Example 9M6MU)

Date Time Mode Band Call-sign Out  In Points Mult  (Comments)
xx/xx 1300 CW 10m W6AA 599001 599001 10 1 -
xx/xx 1301 CW 10m W7OM 599002 599001 10 0 Mult dupe
xx/xx 1303 CW 10m JR0CGJ 599003 599002 10 1 -
xx/xx 1303 V 10m JR0CGJ 599004 599003 10 0 FM
xx/xx 1304 D 10m JR0CGJ 599005 599004 10 0 RTTY
xx/xx 1306 V 10m JR0CGJ 599006 599005 0 0 SSB-V mode dupe
xx/xx 1307 D 15m JR0CGJ 599007 599006 10 0 PactorII
xx/xx 1308 D 15m 9M6ST 599008 599001 5 1 Own-country mult
xx/xx 1310 V 15m 9M6BZ 599009 599002 5 0 mult-dupe,pts only
xx/xx 1311 V 10m 9M2ZA 59010 59001 10 1 -
xx/xx 1312 CW 10m 9M2ZA 599011 599003 10 0 mult-dupe,pts only
 

 

10.

RESTRICTIONS:

Contacts on cross modes or cross bands will not count. Operators are not allowed to transmit two or more signals at the same time on the same band. Entries which contain errors or unmarked duplicates are liable to a reduction of points. Any entrant who uses methods contrary to the spirit of the contest may be subject to disqualification. The decision of the SEANET contest organisers shall be final. All stations may use Internet or Packet Cluster "Spotting". Multi-band, multi-operator stations must not use more than one transmitter/transceiver at the same time for contacts, except that a second receiver/transceiver may be used for "spotting" only. The "spotting" station must not transmit or make any kind of contact. 

11.

ENTRIES, LOGS AND SUMMARY SHEETS:

All entries should be in the form of written or computerised logs and summary sheets showing claimed scores band by band plus the total score claimed must be signed by the person responsible for the entry. Entries made on computer diskettes or by Email should use ASCII(text) format or contest software such as SD (Super Duper) or TR (N6TR). These two programs can be configured for the SEANET format. 

Paul O,Kane the creator of Super Duper Contest Software is kindly making a special offer for the contest. The demo version of SD (which can be downloaded from the Web-site www.ei5di.com) is fully-working in many contests including RSGB, ARRL DX, ARI, Helvetia, SPDX, King of Spain - these are all contests with (Areas, Zones, Counties, Provinces, Districts etc.) as multipliers. The demo version doesn't support contests with country multipliers, including SEANET. However, he will send a key file, by email, to anyone who sends  $5 USD and requests a key file for the SEANET Contest (to 36 Coolkill, Dublin 18, Ireland).  This is one eighth of the normal registration fee.

Information required for contest logs are:

Date
Time (GMT/UTC)
Band
Mode(CW/V/D)
Report sent (RS([T]), Serial # sent
Report Received (RS[T}), Serial # Received
claimed QSO points
claimed multipliers Multipliers should be listed.

Entries can be Emailed to

SEANET Contest 2002
Address: Ray Gerrard HS0/G3NOM g3nom@rast.or.th

Entries can be Emailed to SEANET Contest 2002

Address: mailto:g3nom@rast.or.th

Entries should be received not later than 30th September 2002.
Results will be announced at the SEANET 2002 Convention, The Acacia Hotel in Perth, Australia, on 2nd November 2002, and will be
published on the SEANET2002 Web Site http://www.qsl.net/seanet2002. If you require a result slip, please enclose 3 irc's together with your entry. The winners of each category will be awarded a trophy, and runners up a certificate Please post your entry logs to the address below:

SEANET CONTEST 2002

Address:

Ray Gerrard HS0/G3NOM
PO Box 6
9
Bangkok Airport Post Office
10212

Thailand

Or

Email to <g3nom@rast.or.th>

 

 


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