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Italian YLRC Elettra Marconi International Contest

Sponsor: YLRC
Date: First weekend in April.
Saturday  13.00   -   Sunday  13.00 UTC.
Bands:    3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode: Phone - Mixed (Phone - CW - RTTY) operation (separate contest).
Categories: Single YL operator - Phone
Single OM operator - Phone
Foreign OM-YL - Phone
SWL - Phone
Single YL operator - Mixed
            Single OM operator - Mixed
            Foreign OM-YL - Mixed
            SWL - Mixed
Exchange: RS(T), serial number starting at 001. IYLRC E.Marconi members will add "RC" (Radio Club): i.e. 001 RC.
Points: 1 point for each OM.
2 points for each YL non member.
3 points for each YL member of IYLRC.
Multipliers: each DXCC country per band.
Final score: Total QSO points x total number of multipliers.
Awards: Top score single Foreign OM-YL
LOG: Pina Lazzarini,  IK5GBL
                         Pio Box no 45
                         55049 Viareggio (LU)
                         ITALY
 

SP - DX CONTEST

Sponsor: PZK
Date: first full weekend of April, Sat 04 April 15.00 UTC - Sun 05 April, 15.00 UTC, 1998
Bands:  1.8 - 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz.
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: SOMB Mixed Mode
SOSB Mixed Mode
MOMB Mixed Mode
SOMB CW
SOSB CW
SWLs
SOMB SSB
SOSB SSB
Exchange: RS(T) plus serial number
Points: Each QSO with a SP station on each band counts 3 points.
Multipliers: Each different WOJEWODZTWO (max 49).
Final score: The sum of QSO - points of all bands multiplied by the sum of different WOJEWODZTWOs (max 49)
Awards: top scorers in each operating category in every participating country.
LOG:   PZK SPDX CONTEST COMMITTEE
PO BOX 320
00-950 WARSZAWA
P O L A N D
 

EA RTTY CONTEST RULES

Sponsor: "UNION DE RADIOAFICIONADOS ESPANOLES (URE)"
Date: l6OO UTC Sat. - l6OO UTC Sun., April 4-5th, 1998
Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters
Mode: RTTY
Categories: a)  Single operator all band.
b)  Single operator single band
c)  Multi operator all band only
d)  SWL
Exchange: RST and CQ Zone.EA Stations send RST and "PREFIJO PROVINCIAL".
Points: 10, 15 and 20 meters bands, one for contact within own continent, two for contact outside own continent. On 40 and 80 meters bands, three for contact within own continent, six for contact outside own continent.
Multipliers: DXCC COUNTRIES and Spanish Provinces on each band. The first QSO with an EA,EA6,EA8 and EA9 station, on each band, counts for 2 multipliers.
Final score: Total points in all bands x total multipliers in all bands.
Awards: Award and plate to winner in class A. Award to winners in class B), C) and D)
LOG: EA RTTY CONTEST MANAGER
ANTONIO ALCOLADO (EA1MV)
P.O.BOX 240
09400 ARANDA DE DUERO (BURGOS)
SPAIN.
E-mail: alcolado@redestb.es
 

YLRL DX to NA YL Contest.

Sponsor: YLRL
Date: Wednesday  14.00 UTC   -   Friday  02.00 UTC
Bands:    3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator
Exchange: QSO number, RST, and ARRL section/country.
Points: one point QSO
Multipliers: section/country
Awards: category winners
LOG: Carla Watson,  WO6X
                 473 Palo Verde Drive
                 Sunnyvale
                 Ca  94086
                 USA
 

MARAC County Hunters Contest

Sponsor: The Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club
Date: SSB: Second weekend in April.
CW: First weekend in May.
Saturday 00.00 UTC - Sunday 24.00 UTC
Bands:   3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: fixed stations, mobiles
Exchange: RST, US County and state (province/country for others).
Points: 1 point for fixed stations; 15 points for mobiles; US/VE contacts with DX countries are worth 5 points.
Final score: total QSO points times the total number of US counties worked.
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to winning fixed stations in each state/province/country (with 1000 or more points); mobiles in each state operating in 3 or more counties with a minimum of 10 QSOs per county.
LOG: SSB:
Bill Nash, W0OWY,
13212 N. 37th Ave.,
Phoenix, Az 85029,
USA
CW: Norm Beavers, W3DYA,
3320 McMillan Drive, Tyler,
Tx 75701-8239,
USA
 

International HF Grid Location Contest (GridLoc)

Sponsor:
Date: Second full weekend of April.
Saturday  12.00   -   Sunday  1200 UTC (operating time - 18h).
Bands:    160 - 10m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: 1. Single Operator, phone only, CW only and mixed mode.
2. Multi-Operator, Two Transmitter.  Mixed mode.
3. Rover.  Mixed mode.
Exchange: RS(T)+ grid square+ name
Points: 1 QSO point for each valid contact
Multipliers: 1 multiplier point for each Maidenhead grid square worked per band, not per band mode.
Final score: Total QSO points times the total multipliers
LOG:  GridLoc
P.O. Box 180703
Austin, TX 78718-0703
USA
E-mail: geoiii@bga.com
 

King of Spain Contest

Sponsor: URE
Date: Second weekend in April.
Saturday  18.00   -   Sunday  18.00 UTC.
Bands:    10 - 80m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator EA and EC,
Single operator rest of the world,
Multi operator,
SWL.
Exchange: Spanish stations: RS(T) + serial number and province letters. Rest of the world: RS(T) + serial number.
Points: One point per QSO.
Multipliers: Spanish Provinces in each band (maximum: 5 x 52 = 260).
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
Awards: Trophy for the champion in each class.
LOG: URE, Contest & Award Manager
              P.O.Box 220
              28080 Madrid
              Spain
 

族祜桀磬 雨疣桧 镱 疣滂铖玷 磬 事

Sponsor: 盅倚 雨疣桧
Date:    12 囡疱 1998;
1,8 堂: 0000-0200 觇邂耜钽 怵屐屙;
3,5 堂: 0200-0400 觇邂耜钽 怵屐屙.
Mode:    SSB
Categories: SO MB;
SO 80m;
SO 160m;
MO MB
Points: QSO - 2铟赅; 眍忄 钺豚耱 - 10 铟觐.
Final score: 洋祆 铟觐.
Awards: 镱徨滂蝈腓 赅蝈泐痂.
LOG:   镳弪屙溴眚 磬 镥疴 10 戾耱 漕腈睇 镳邃铖蜞忤螯 爨沩栩铘铐眢 玎镨顸.
 

AUSTRALIAN POSTCODE CONTEST

Sponsor: ODXG
Date: third Saturday of April, 00.00 - 23:59 UTC
Bands: 3.5, 7, 14, 21, 28 mhz
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator (ssb, cw and swl).
Exchange: a. Vk Stations will send RST plus their four digit postcode.
b. DX stations will send RST plus a serial number commencing with 001.
Points: 10 points per contact between Australia and another country.
Multipliers: the number of different postcodes
Final score: The final score equals the total QSO points from all bands times the total multiplier.
Awards: the station with the highest score in each section in each country.
LOG: AUSTRALIAN POSTCODE CONTEST MANAGER
OCEANIA DX GROUP
PO BOX 929
GYMPIE QLD 4570 AUSTRALIA
E-mail: odxg@keylink.com.au
 

ES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Sponsor:
Date: Third Sunday in April, 05.00   -   08.59  UTC
Bands: 80m, 40m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: A - Single Operator, CW and SSB (Mixed mode);
B - Single Operator, SSB only;
C - Single Operator, CW only;
D - Single Operator, QRP (<=10 watts), CW and SSB;
E - Multi Operator, Only one signal on air regardless of band;
F - SWL.
Exchange: :  RST and serial number. Duplicate QSOs are allowed - after every 60 minutes. So, you can work a certain station twice within an hour - once on 80m and once on 40m.
Points: CW QSO  2 points  and  SSB QSO  1 point (valid are only ES stations).
Multipliers: ES region prefix ( ES1 - ES0 ) on each band (max 20).
Final score: Final score is the sum of QSO points collected on the 2 bands times total multiplier.
Awards: The first three in all the classes.
LOG: Toomas Soomets, ES5RY
                ERAU HF Contest Manager
                P.O.Box 177 Tartu
                EE-2400  ESTONIA
 

Michigan QSO Party

Sponsor: Hazel Park ARC & the Eastern MI ARC.
Date: Third weekend in April.
Saturday  18.00   -   Sunday  03.00 UTC and
Sunday    11.00   -   Monday  02.00 UTC.
Bands:   1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode:   CW, SSB
Categories: Single Op, Multi-Op, & Mobile.
Exchange: RST, QSO number and QTH (state or DXCC country).
Points: 1 point per phone QSO and 2 points per CW QSO. QSO's with club calls K8EPV & W8JXU count 5 additional points each.
Multipliers: MI stations - sum of MI counties + states + VE provinces + DXCC countries
worked - Max 85. Others - sum of Michigan counties worked (max 83).
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers.
Awards: High Scored in each category.
LOG:  MI QSO Party (EMARC),
POB 611230,
Port Huron, MI  48061-1230
E-mail: k8dd@contesting.com
 

YU DX Contest

Sponsor: SRJ, YUDXC
Date: third full weekend in April, 12.00 UTC Saturday - 12.00 UTC Sunday.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode:   CW, SSB
Categories: A: Single op - CW
B: Single op - SSB
C: Single op - mixed (CW/SSB)
D: Multi op - mixed - single TX.
Exchange: RS(T) + ITU zone.
Points: QSO with station from your ITU zone - 1 point;
QSO with station on your continent (not your zone) - 3 points;
QSO with DX station - 5 points.
Multipliers: Different ITU zones and different Yugoslav prefixes in each band.
Final score: Total sum of the QSO points from all bands multiplied by total sum of multiplier from all bands.
Awards: Winner cup (or winner plaque) in each category.
LOG:   Savez radio-amatera Jugoslavije
                       YU DX Contest
                       P.O.Box 48
                       11001 BEOGRAD
                       YUGOSLAVIA
 

EU Sprint

Sponsor:
Date: EU SPRINT Spring:
                SSB:  Third Saturday in April
                CW:   Third Saturday in May
          EU SPRINT Autumn:
                SSB:  First Saturday in October
                CW:   Second Saturday in October.
15:00 UTC - 18.59 UTC
Bands: 20, 40 and 80 meters
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single Operator
Exchange: RST+serial No+name
Points: : Each valid QSO count one (1) point.
Final score: total number of QSOs.
Awards: no awards.
LOG:
Spring SSB Sprint:
Dave Lawley, G4BUO
Carramore
Coldharbour Road
Penshurst
Kent,  TN11 8EX
England
Spring CW Sprint:
Bernhard Buettner,  DL6RAI
Schmidweg 17
D-85609 Dornach
Germany
Autumn SSB Sprint:
Paolo Cortese, I2UIY
P.O.Box 14
27043 Broni (PV)
Italy
Autumn CW Sprint:
Karel Karmasin, OK2FD
Gen. Svobody 636
674 01 Trebic
Chech Republic
E-mail: eusprint@dl6rai.muc.de
 

Holyland DX Contest

Sponsor: IARC
Date: Jewish Passover weekend.
Saturday  18.00   -   Sunday  18.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB.
Categories: 1. Single operator - all bands
2. Multi operator - single transmitter - all bands
3. SWL.
Exchange: RS(T) + QSO number. Israeli stations give RS(T) and 'Area'.
Points: 2 points for each QSO on 1.8 - 3.5 - 7 MHz. 1 point for each QSO on 14 - 21 - 28 MHz. (valid are Israel QSO only).
Multipliers: each 'Area' per band.
Final score: Multiply total number of QSO points by number of multipliers.
Awards: A trophy for the overall winner in each category.
LOG: Contest Manager IARC
Shalom Beitcher, 4Z4UT
Box 3003 Beer-sheva
84130
ISRAEL
 

SPDX RTTY Contest

Sponsor: PK RVG
Date: 4th full weekend of April, 12.00 UTC Saturday - 12.00 UTC Sunday
Bands: 3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode:   RTTY
Categories: A. Single Operator, All Band
B. Multi Operator, All Band
C. SWL
D. SP stations.
Exchange: RST + QSO Number. Polish station: RST + two letters denoting the province (wojewodztwo).
Points: QSO with own country 2 points. QSO with other countries in own continent 5 points. QSO with other continents 10 points.
Multipliers: Each DXCC country and each different province (max 49 for each band). Each continent QSO counts as a multiplier (max. 6) of all bands.
Final score: (Sum of QSO points) x (Sum of countries + sum of province) x number of continents worked (max 6).
Awards: 1st place plaque to top winner in all classes, 1st through 3rd place certificates, all three classes in each continent.
LOG: SPDX RTTY Contest Manager
Christopher Ulatowski
Box 253
81 - 963 Gdynia 1
Poland
E-mail: szuwarek@manta.univ.gda.pl
sknerus@polbox.com
 

Helvetia Contest

Sponsor: USKA
Date: Last weekend in April, Saturday 13.00 - Sunday 13.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode:     CW, SSB. Mixed mode only
Categories: - Single Op.
- Multi Ops, single TX
- SWL.
Exchange: RST + serial number. Swiss stations: a two-letter abbreviation for their Canton.
Points: Only contacts with Swiss stations count. Each contact with an HB station is worth 3 points.
Multipliers: Cantons
Final score: multiply your total QSO points by the sum of Cantons worked.
Awards: top scorers in each country.
LOG: Nick Zinsstag, HB9DDZ
Salmendorfli 8
CH-5084 Rheinsulz
SWITZERLAND
 

Nebraska QSO Party

Sponsor: Nebraska QSO Party Group
Date: Last weekend in April, Saturday 17.00 - Sunday 16.59 UTC
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz, VHF
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator
Multi operator, single transmitter
Mobile
Exchange: RS(T) plus DXCC country. Nebraska stations send RS(T) plus county.
Points: Count 1 point per phone QSO, and 2 points per CW, digital, or video QSO.
Multipliers: 1 multiplier per Nebraska county worked (max 93).
Awards: 1 plaque for top overall DX
LOG:
Nebraska QSO Party
P.O. Box 375
Elkhorn
NE 68022-0375
 

Ontario QSO Party

Sponsor: Ontario DX Association
Date: APRIL 25, 1998 18:00 UTC - APRIL 26, 1998 18:00 UTC
Bands:   160 - 10m, VHF
Mode:     SSB
Categories: Single Operator Low Power,
Single Operator High Power,
Multioperator, FM-QRP,
SWL.
Exchange: RST+ DXCC country. Ontario stations send signal report and county/ district/regional municipality.
Points: 1 point - Ontario station, 10 points - VE3ODX and VA3RAC per band.
Multipliers: 1 multiplier point for each Ontario county/ district/regional municipality worked. (49 Total).
Final score: Total QSO points X multiplier points.
Awards: top scorer in each DXCC country.
LOG: Ontario DX Association,
P.O. Box 161, Stn. A,
Willowdale, Ontario,
Canada M2N 5S8.