(DECEMBER)
 

ARRL 160-Meter Contest

 Sponsor: ARRL
Date: 2200 UTC December 4 - 1600 UTC December 6, 1998.
Bands: 1.8 MHz
Mode: CW
Categories: (A) Single operator:
(1) QRP: 5-W output or less.
(2) Low Power: 150-W output or less.
(3) High Power: More than 150-W output.
(B) Multioperator: Single transmitter only.
Exchange: W/VE: Signal report and ARRL/RAC Section.
DX: Signal report. Country name is obvious from the prefix.
Points: Two points for QSOs with amateurs in an ARRL/RAC Section.
Multipliers: ARRL/RAC Sections plus VE8/VY1 (maximum of 78).
Final score: Multiply QSO points by multiplier.
Awards: top-scoring QRP, low-power and high-power single-operator stations in each DXCC country, and to the top-scoring multioperator stations in each continent.
LOG: ARRL Contest Branch,
225 Main St,
Newington, CT 06111
USA
E-mail: contest@arrl.org
 

EA-DX Contest

Sponsor: URE
Date: First weekend in December.
Saturday  16.00   -   Sunday  16.00 UTC.
Bands:    80 - 10m
Mode:     CW
Categories: Single operator, multi band;
            Multi operator, single transmitter.
Exchange: RST + serial number.  EA-stations send province abbreviation.
Points: Count one point per contact with an EA-station.
Multipliers: Each worked EA-province counts one multiplier per band.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG:   URE, EA-DX Contest
                     P.O.Box 220
                     Madrid
                     Spain
 

Tara RTTY Sprint

Sponsor: Troy Amateur Radio Association, Inc
Date: December 5, 1998, 18:00 UTC - 02:00 UTC Dec 6.
Bands:    80 - 10m
Mode:     RTTY
Categories: (A) Single Operater, multiband;
1) less than 150 W output;
2) 150 W output or more;
(B)  Multi operator, single transmitter.
Exchange: US: signal report and state.
Canada: Signal report and province.
DX: Signal report and serial number.
Points: one point for QSO.
Multipliers: Count only once (not once per band), each US state (except KH6 and KL7), each VE province (plus VE8 and VY1) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as seperate DXCC countries. The US and Canada do not count as DXCC countries.
Awards: Top high-power and low-power single operator and multioperator scorers in each DXCC country.
LOG: William J. Eddy NY2U
2404 - 22nd Street,
Troy, New York 12180-1901
USA
E-mail: MRBILL1953@AOL.COM
 

TOPS Activity Contest 80 meter

Sponsor: TOPS
Date: First full weekend in December.
Saturday  18.00   -   Sunday  18.00  UTC.
Bands:
Mode: CW
Categories: A) Single operator;
B) Multi operator, single transmitter;
C) QRP up to 5 watts output, single operator.
Exchange: RST + serial number, TOPS-member send also membership number.
Points: QSO with own country counts 1 point (each call area in JA, PY, U, VE, VK and W count as a separate country in this contest), with own continent 2 points with other continent 6 points. For QSOs with TOPS-member add 2 bonus points to the basic points. QSO between TOPS members give 6 bonus points. QSO with GB6AQ gives 10 bonus points.
Multipliers: Each worked prefix counts one multiplier. Prefix definition as for WPX award.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
Awards:
LOG: Helmut Klein,  OE1TKW
                    Nauseagasse 24/26
                    A-1160 Vienna
                    Austria
E-mail: OE1TKW @ OE1XAB.AUT.EU
 

FREQUENCY: 3510 - 3560 kHz.
 

ARRL 10-Meter Contest

 Sponsor: ARRL
Date: Second full weekend of December, 0000 UTC Saturday - 2400 UTC Sunday.
Bands: 28 MHz
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: (A) Single operator. Three power-output categories: QRP, 5-W output or less; low power, 150-W output or less; high power, more than 150-W output.
(1) Mixed mode (SSB and CW)
(2) SSB only
(3) CW only
(B) Multioperator: Single transmitter, mixed mode only.
Exchange: (A) W/VE stations (including KH6/KL7) send signal report and state or province. Novice and Technician stations sign /N or /T.
(B) DX stations transmit signal report and serial number.
(C) Maritime or aeronautical mobile stations send signal report and ITU Region (1, 2 or 3).
Points: Count two points for each complete two-way phone QSO. Count four points for each two-way CW QSO. Count eight points for CW QSOs with US Novice or Technician stations signing /N or /T (28.1 to 28.3 MHz only).
Multipliers: Fifty US states, Canada provinces, DXCC countries (except the US and Canada), ITU regions (maritime and aeronautical mobiles only) per mode (phone and CW).
Final score: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (the sum of states/VE provinces/ DXCC countries/ITU regions per mode).
Awards: highest-scoring single-operator station (in each category); top multioperator entries in each continent.
LOG: ARRL Contest Branch,
225 Main St, Newington,
CT 06111,
USA
E-mail: contest@arrl.org
 

THE GREAT COLORADO SNOWSHOE RUN

Sponsor: Colorado QRP Club
Date: Sunday, December 13, 0300-0500 UTC
Bands:    40 m
Mode:     CW
Categories: 5 watts Maximum
Based on antenna:
S - Single element wire
V - Verticals
M - Multi-element arrays/beams
Exchange: RST + SPC + Grid Square + Antenna Power
Examples:  549 CO DM79 S 5W
Points: 3 points per QSO, the first time each station is worked.
2 points for the second time the same station is worked.
1 point for the third time the same station is worked.
Multipliers: SPCs and Grid Squares.
Final score: QSO Points  X  SPCs  X  Grid Squares Worked.
Awards: the top finishers in each antenna class.
LOG: Dick Schneider
AB0CD
4464 E Bails Pl
Denver CO 80222
USA
E-mail: jmedley@ix.netcom.com
 

Croatian CW Contest

Sponsor: Hrvatski Radio Amaterski Savez
Date: Third weekend in December.
Saturday  14.00 UTC   -   Sunday  14.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode:     CW
Categories: - single operator, all bands;
- multi operator, all bands, one TX.
Exchange: RST + ITU Zone
Points: - 10 points for contacts with 9A stations on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz,
- 6 points on 14/21/28 MHz.
- 6 points for contacts with other continent on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz,
- 3 points on 14/21/28 MHz.
- 2 points for contacts with own continent, including entrants from own country on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 1 point on 14/21/28 MHz.
Multipliers: DXCC countries plus WAE list on each band count 1 multiplier.
Final score: Sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied with sum of multipliers from all bands.
Awards: the highest scoring station in each category in each DXCC country.
LOG: Hrvatski Radio Amaterski Savez
                    For Croation CW Contest
                   Dalmatinska 12
                   10000 Zagreb
                   Croatia
 

International Naval Contest

Sponsor: MF Runde E.V.
Date: Third full weekend in December.
Saturday  16.00   -   Sunday  16.00  UTC.
Bands: 10 - 80 meter
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator, multi band;
SWL
Exchange: RST + serial number. Members give Naval-number.
Points: Count one point for every QSO, QSOs with Naval-members counts 10 points.
Multipliers: Total number of Naval-members worked irrespective of band.
Final score: : Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG: Mick Puttick, G3LIK
                    21 Sandyfield Crecent
                    Cowplain
                    Waterlooville
                    Hants  PO8 8SQ
                    England
 

STEW PERRY TOPBAND DISTANCE CHALLENGE

Sponsor: KM9P
Date: 1500 UTC December 26 - 1500 UTC December 27, 1998.
Bands:   160m
Mode:     CW
Categories: Single operator or multi-operator.
Exchange: RST+ grid square (ie: CN85).
Points: The number of QSO points for each contact depends on the distance between the two stations.  This is computed by taking the distance between the centers of the two grid squares.  Count a minimum of one point per QSO and an additional point for every 500 kilometers distance.
Final score: Final score equals the total number of QSO points. Stations running 5 to 100 watts output may multipliy their score by 2.  Stations running less than 5 watts multiply their score by 4.
LOG:   KM9P
E-mail: TBDC@CONTESTING.COM
 

RAC Canada Winter Contest

Sponsor: the Radio Amateurs of Canada
Date: 27 December 1998,
0000 UTC to 2359 UTC.
Bands: 160 - 2 meter
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single Operator All Bands;
Single Operator Low Power (max. 100w output);
Single Operator QRP (max. 5 W output);
Single Operator Single Band;
Multi-operator.
Exchange: Stations in Canada send RS(T) and province or territory. VE0s and stations outside Canada send RS(T) and a serial number.
Points: Contacts with stations in Canada or VE0s are worth 10 points. Contacts with stations outside Canada are worth 2 points. Contacts with RAC official stations are worth 20 points. RAC official stations are: VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC.
Multipliers: Canada's ten provinces and two territories.
Final score: : Total your QSO points from all bands, and multiply by the total multiplier points from all bands.
Awards: to the top scoring entrants in each category.
LOG: Radio Amateurs of Canada
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa Ontario Canada
K1G 0Z5 .