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SEANET Contest 2006


The organizers of the SEANET Convention 2006 invite all radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners (SWL’s) to participate in the SEANET 2006 Contest.
This contest is associated with the 34th Annual SEANET Convention to be held in Osaka, JAPAN, 14-17th September 2006.
It is suggested that we operate around certain preferred frequencies so that is easy to find the SEANET stations. Please see these frequencies in Paragraph 3.
All stations may use Internet or Packet Cluster "Spotting" including self-spotting.
There are some changes to the basis on the counting of the multiplier on each band and the allowance of Packet Cluster self-spotting.

 

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 UTC 3rd June 2006
Finish 1200 UTC 4th June 2006
(24 hours)

 

3. BANDS/FREQUENCIES:

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters (No WARC bands).
Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and station license but centered on the following frequencies where possible:
CW - 3525, 7025, 14025, 21025, 28025.
SSB - 7090, 14320, 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. SOSB-CW/SSB/RTTY   Single operator - Single-band - Single mode
    5.2. SOSB-MIX             Single operator - Single-band - Mixed mode
    5.3. SOAB-CW/SSB/RTTY   Single operator - All-bands - Single mode
    5.4. SOAB-MIX             Single operator - All-bands - Mixed mode
    5.5. MOST-MIX             Multi operator - All-bands - Mixed mode - Single transmitter
    5.6. SWL-CW/SSB/RTTY    SWL - All-bands - Single mode
    5.7. SWL-MIX              SWL - All-bands - Mixed mode

 

6. POWER INPUT:

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

 

7. REPORTING:

RST/RS report plus serial numbers starting with 001.

 

8. SCORING RULES:

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

33(BY), 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 64, 65, 90

The DXCC Entity list for multiplier scoring purposes is:

1S/9MO (Spratly), 3D2, 3D2/C, 3D2/R, 3W/XV, 4S, 4W, 8Q, 9M2, 9M6/9M8, 9N, 9V, A5, AP, B/BY, BS7, BV, BV/P, C2, DU, FK, FK/C, H4, H40, HL/DS, HS/E2, JA, JD1/M, JD1/O, KHO, KH2, KH9, P2, P5, S2, T2, T3O, T33, T8, V6, V7, V8, VK, VKO/M, VK9/C, VK9/L, VK9/M, VK9/N, VK9/W, VK9/X, VQ9, VR2, VU, VU/A, VU/L, XU, XW, XX9, XY/XZ, YB, YJ, ZL, ZL7, ZL8, ZL9.

 

9. SCORING:

 

9.1. Point:

    * 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

Each point counts on each mode on the same band.

Note - 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.

9.2. Multiplier:

    * 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 on each band (not mode).

9.3. Score:

The total number of QSO points times the total number of multipliers worked.

 

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 organizers shall be final.

 

11. ENTRIES, LOGS AND SUMMARY SHEETS:

All entries should be in the form of written or computerized logs and summary sheets showing claimed scores.
Entries made on computer diskettes or by Email can use any ASCII (text) format.
Contest software such as Lux-Log (LX1NO), SD (EI5DI) or TR (N6TR) may be configured for the SEANET format. Other contest formats of well alike ARI, CQ-M and Russian DX contest may be used instead.

Information required for contest logs is:

    * Date

    * Time (UTC)

    * Band

    * Mode (CW/SSB/RTTY)

    * 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:

Mailing address:

SEANET CONTEST 2006

Tetsuo Yamamoto, JA3PYC

3-2-39-1414 Yasunaka-cho,

Yao, Osaka, 581-0085,

JAPAN

Or Email to:

Tzn2@aol.com

Entries should be received not later than 30th June 2006.

Results will be announced at the SEANET 2006 Convention, Osaka International House (I-House) in Osaka at GARA party on Saturday the 16th September, and will be published on the SEANET 2006 Web Site:

http:// www.qsl.net/seanet2006/

 

12. AWARDS:

A certificate will be awarded to the high scoring entry in each category.

Additional awards may be made at the discretion of SEANET contest organizers.

 

13. 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 per mode 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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