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SEANET Contest 2004 Rules

The organisers of the SEANET Convention 2004 invite all radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners (SWL's) to participate in the SEANET 2004 Contest. This contest is associated with the 32nd Annual SEANET Convention to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 19th – 21st 2004, http://www.seanet2004.com.  It is strongly suggested that we operate around certain preferred frequencies so that is easy to find the SEANET station.

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.
Special SWL rules see Paragraph 13

2.

CONTEST TIMES & DATES:

 

Start 1200 GMT Saturday 21st August 2004
Finish 1200 GMT 22nd August 2004  (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 but centred on the following frequencies where possible:

CW - 3525, 7025, 14025, 21025, 28025.

SSB - 7090, 14220, 21320, 28320

Other bands/modes as per international assignments.

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

5.1.6

SWL-Section

Single mode

 

5.1.7

SWL-Section

Mixed Mode

 

5.2

WORLDWIDE 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

5.2.6

SWL-Section

Single mode

5.2.7

SWL-Section

Mixed 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 (including SWLs) may contact/log World-Wide AND SEANET stations, AND stations within own country.
Worldwide stations
(including SWLs) may ONLY contact/log 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,
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.

 

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

SEANET stations can claim multipliers for DXCC entities WORLDWIDE 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 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

10

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

Pactor II

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 can 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 (EI5DI) 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 is:

 

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).

 

Please post your entry logs to the address below:

 

SEANET CONTEST 2004
Address:

            Ray Gerrard HS0ZDZ
            PO Box 69
            Bangkok Airport Post Office
            10212
            Thailand
    Or
            Email to <seanet2004@rast.or.th>

 

Entries should be received not later than 30th September 2004.

Results will be announced at the SEANET 2004 Convention, Arnoma Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on 20th November 2004, and will be published on the SEANET2004 Web-Site http://www.seanet2004.com. If you require a result slip, please enclose 3 IRCs together with your entry. 

12.

AWARDS

 

The winners of each category will be awarded a trophy, plaque or souvenir of the SEANET Convention, provided at least three entries are received in the category and the winner has made at least 10 valid contacts.

The top three entries in each category will receive a certificate, providing more than three entries are received, otherwise a certificate will be awarded to the winner only.

Champ E21EIC will prepare the certificates this year, and Dr K.N. (Ken) Singh 9M2KN will fund the purchase of certificates/trophies/souveniers.

13.

Special SWL rules

 

Only stations taking part in the Contest may be logged for scoring purposes.

 

Logs should show in columns:

 

Date

Time

Mode

Band

Callsign of "Station Heard", complete exchange sent by this station,

Callsign of station being worked,

a RS(T) report on "Station Heard" at SWLs QTH,

points and multiplier.

 

If both sides of a contest contact are heard they may be claimed as separate stations and the callsigns have to appear in the "Station Heard" column. A station may only appear once per band as station heard. In the column "Station Worked" the same station may not be logged more than 10 times per band.

 

 

Good Luck in the Contest!

 

 

 

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