ФЕВРАЛЬ (FEBRUARY)

Кубок Украины по радиосвязи на КВ
(очный)

Sponsor: Центральный спортивно-технический радиоклуб Украины
Date:    05 - 08 февраля 1998
Bands:    1.8, 3.5 МГц
Mode:     А1
Categories: QRPp
Awards: Кубок Украины
Место проведения соревнований - г.Воловец, Закарпатская область.
 

Vermont QSO Party

Sponsor: Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club
Date: First weekend in February,
Saturday  00.00   -   Sunday  24.00 UTC
Bands:    10 - 160 meters, VHF
Mode: CW, RTTY, SSB
Categories: Single operator;
          Multipoperator;
          Club;
          QRP (5 watts CW, 10 SSB);
          Mobile.
Exchange: Vermont stations sends RST plus county and state; others send RST plus state/province/DXCC country.
Points: one point per VT phone QSO, 2 per VT CW, RTTY.
Multipliers: Mutiply by number of VT counties plus W1BD and other VT Club stations.
Awards: All stations submitting log will receive a VT QSO Party Certificate.  Plaques to the 3 highest scoring station in each state, etc. Highest scoring QRP station will receive certificate.
LOG:
Central Vermont ARC/Vermont QSO Party
                     P.O.Box 674
                     Montpelier
                     VT  05601
 

New Hampshire QSO Party

Sponsor: New Hampshire Amateur Radio Association.
Date: first weekend in February,
Saturday 00.00   -   Sunday 24.00 UTC
Bands:    160 - 10 meters, VHF
Mode: CW, RTTY, SSB
Categories: Single Transmitter;
Multi Transmitter
Exchange: New Hampshire stations sends RST plus county and state; others send RST plus state/province/DXCC country.
Points: 1 point for SSB and 2 points for CW, RTTY QSOs; 5 point for SSB and 10 points for CW, RTTY QSOs with NH club stations;
Multipliers: number of New Hampshire counties (max 10)
Final score:
Awards:
LOG: North Country Amateur Radio Club
C/O Richard Force WB1ASL
12 Cottage Street
Lancaster, NH 03584-1903
USA
 

Maine QSO Party

Sponsor: Portland Amateur Wireless Association.
Date: First weekend in February,
Saturday  13.00   -   Sunday  07.00 UTC.
Bands: 160 - 10 meters, VHF
Mode: CW, RTTY, SSB
Categories: Single operator high/low power;
          Multipoperator;
          Club;
          QRP;
          Mobile.
Exchange: Maine stations sends RST plus county and state; others send RST plus state/province/DXCC country.
Points: 1 point for SSB and 2 points for CW, RTTY QSOs; 5 point for SSB and 10 points for CW, RTTY QSOs with Maine club stations;
Multipliers: Multiply be the number of Maine counties worked (max 16)
LOG:  Portland AWA
P.O.Box 1605
Portland
ME  04104
 

AGCW Straight Key QSO Party

Sponsor: AGCW-DL
Date: 1st Saturday in February,
1600 - 1900 UTC
Bands: 80m
Mode: CW
Categories:
A. Single operator, max 5 W output;
B. Single operator, max 50 W output;
C. Single operator, max 150 W output;
SWL.
Exchange: RST + serial number + category (A/B/C) + name + age.
Points:
Category A to category A counts 9 points;
Category A to category B counts 7 points;
Category A to category C counts 5 points;
Category B to category B counts 4 points;
Category B to category C counts 3 points;
Category C to category C counts 2 points.
LOG: Friedrich Wilhelm Fabri, DF1OY
Wolkerweg 11
D-81375 Munchen
Germany
Remarks: Only straight keys permitted.
 

North American Sprint

Sponsor: NCJ
Date: SSB 0000-0400 UTC Feb 1, 1998;
CW 0000-0400 UTC Feb 8, 1998.
Bands: 80, 40, 20 meters
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories:
Exchange: RS(T), serial no., name, state/province/DXCC country. Ukraine works NA stations only
Points: No
LOG: CW logs to:
Mark Obermann,
AG9A 6713 Forestview Ln,
Niles, IL 60714
USA
SSB logs to:
Rick Niswander,
PO Box 2701,
Greenville, NC 27836
USA
E-mail: CW:
cwsprint@contesting.com
SSB:
niswanderf@mail.ecu.edu
 

CLASSIC RADIO EXCHANGE

Sponsor: W8KGI/5
Date: First Sunday in February,
Sunday  00.00   -    Monday 04.00 UTC.
Bands:    80 - 10 m
Mode: CW, SSB.
Categories: equipment, at least 10 years old.
Exchange: Name, RST, QTH, receiver and transmitter type (homebrew send amp tube
or transistor).
Final score: Number of QSOs times number of different transmitters and receivers worked per band and mode, and the total number of states/ provinces/ countries worked per band and mode times total years old of all receivers and transmitters used that make at least three contacts (if transceiver, multiply by two). If home-brew, count as 25 years old, unless older.
LOG:  Jim Hanlon, W8KGI/5
P.O. BOX 581, Sandia Park
NM 87047
USA
 

School Club Roundup

Sponsor: Council for the Advancement of Amateur Radio in the New York City Schools, ARRL
Date: February 09-13, 1998, 13.00 to 01.00 UTC each day.
Bands:    160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: (I) Individual
(C)  Club or Multioperator Group
(S) School Club
Exchange: Your call sign, RS(T), class (I,C or S), US state or DX country.
Points: 1 point for each SSB QSO and 2 points for each CW QSO.
Multipliers: [Number of states plus number of DXCC countries] plus [2 x number of class C QSO's] plus [5 x class S QSOs]. QSOs with school stations are given a multiplier of 5, so as to make them the most desireable stations to work. Contacts with KA2NRR will count as a S class QSO; (KA2NRR was the founding chairman of the CAAR/NYCS and creator of the contest that became the SCR).
Final score: Multiply QSO points by multiplier.
Awards: Certificates for the top three entries in each class. The school club class will be divided into elementary, middle, high school and college/university. A special certificate will be awarded for any station contacting 10 or more school clubs.
LOG: School Club Roundup,
c/o Lew Malchick, N2RQ,
Brooklyn Technical HS,
29 Fort Greene Place,
Brooklyn,
NY 11217
USA
E-mail: CAARNYCS@aol.com
 

World-Wide RTTY WPX Contest

Sponsor: Hal Communications Corp.
Date: February 14-15th, 1998,
0000 UTC Saturday -2400 UTC Sunday
Bands:   80 - 10 m
Mode:     RTTY
Categories:
A. Single operator, all bands, high power;
B. Single operator, all bands, low power, (Output 150W);
C. Single operator, single band, no power classes;
D. Multi operator, singleTX, all bands, no power classes;
E. Multi operator, two TX, all bands, no power classes;
F. Multi operator, multi TX, all bands, no power classes.
G. SWL.
Exchange: RST and a progressive three-digit serial number, starting with 001.
Points:
A.  Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points on 28, 21, and 14 MHz, and six (6) points on 7, 3.5 MHz.
B.  Contacts between stations on the same continent but different countries and contacts with Maritime Mobile stations are worth two (2) points on 28, 21, and 14 MHz and four (4) points on 7, 3.5 MHz.
C.  Contacts between stations in the same country are worth one (1) point on 28, 21, and 14 MHz, and two (2) points on 7, 3.5 MHz.
Multipliers: Each PREFIX is counted as a multiplier.
Final score: 1. SINGLE OPERATOR:
(a) All Band score: total QSO points from all bands multiplied by the number of different Prefixes worked.
(b) Single Band score: QSO points on the band multiplied by the number of different Prefixes worked on the same band.
2. MULTI-OPERATOR stations. Scoring in both these categories is the same as the All Band scoring for Single Operator.
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring station in each category in every country.
LOG: Eddie Schneider,W6/G0AZT
1826 Van Ness
SAN PABLO, CA 94806
USA
 
E-mail: edlyn@global.california.com
 

Utah 160-Meter Challenge

Sponsor: UTAH DX ASSN
Date: 2nd Saturday in February,
CW : 0100-0400
SSB : 0400-0700.
Bands:    160m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single Operator.
Exchange: RST + DXCC-country.
Utah stations: RST + county-code.
Points: Every QSO counts 1 point. If the output power is less than 200W every QSO counts 1.5 points.
Multipliers: Count one multiplier per Utah county and DXCC country worked.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG: Ron Johnson, WE7H
68 South 300 West
Brigham City
UT  84302
USA
 

Dutch PACC Contest

Sponsor: VERON
Date: Second weekend in February,
Saturday 1200 UTC to Sunday 1200 UTC.
Bands:    160 - 10m
SSB QSOs on 160 are not allowed.
Mode: CW,  SSB
Categories: Single operator;
Multi operator;
SWL;
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number, start from 001.
Dutch stations transmit their Province abbreviation: GR, FR, DR, OV, GD, UT, NH, ZH, FL, ZL, NB, LB (12).
Points: QSO with a PA/PB/PI - one point.
Multipliers: One multiplier per Province, per band. Maximum 6*12=72
Final score: The total of all QSO points on all bands, multiplied by the total of all multiplier points on all bands.
Awards: high scorers in each country in each entry class.
LOG: Hans P. Blondeel Timmerman,
PA3EBT
Nieuweweg 21
4031 MN Ingen
Netherlands

 
ASIA-PACIFIC Sprint Contest

Sponsor: PARG
Date:
Spring (CW)  - 2nd Saturday of February : 14 February 1998
Summer (SSB) - 2nd Saturday of June : 13 June 1998
Fall   (CW)  - 3rd Saturday of October : 17 October 1998
1230-1430 UTC
Bands: 20m,  40m
Mode: Spring & Fall - CW only;
Summer - SSB only.
Categories: Single operator
Exchange: RS/RST + Serial number
Points:
Multipliers: Prefixes per WPX rules (once only - not once per band)
Final score: Number of QSOs x Multipliers
Awards: winners of each continent, each DXCC country & CQ zone
LOG: James Brooks
26 Jalan Asas
SINGAPORE 678787
E-mail: jamesb@pacific.net.sg
Remarks:
Asia-Pacific countries for this contest:
3D2(all), 1S/9M0, 9M2, 9M6/8, 9V, BV, BV9, BY, BS, C2, DU, FK8, FW, H4, HL, HS, JA, JD1/Ogasawara, JD1/Marcus, T8/KC6(Belau), KH2, KH9, KH0, P29, T2, T30, T33, UA0 (not UA9) , V6, V7, V85, VK1-9 (all except VK9X & VK9Y), VS6, XU, XV/3W, XX9, YB, YJ, ZL(all except Chatham & Kermadec)
 

YLRL YL-OM Contest

Sponsor: Young Ladies Radio League
Date:
SSB: Second weekend in February,
         Saturday 14.00 - Monday 02.00 UTC;
CW: Last weekend in February,
         Saturday 14.00 - Monday 02.00 UTC.
.
Bands:   80 - 10m
Mode:    CW, SSB
Categories: YL, OM
Exchange: RST, QSO number, ARRL section/ VE province/ country.
Points: 1 point for each station worked. YLs only work OMs and OMs only work YLs.
Multipliers: special multiplier of 1,5 if you are using 100 watts or less on CW and 200 watts PEP on SSB.
Final score: total QSO points times the sum of ARRL sections, provinces and countries worked per band.
Awards: YL and OM in each country.
LOG: Cleo Bracket, K0JFO,
810 Towne Square Dr,
Fremont, NE 68025,
USA
 

QCWA QSO Party

Sponsor: QCWA-Club
Date: CW:   2nd weekend in February.
SSB:  2nd weekend in March.
Saturday  14.00   -   Monday 06.00 UTC.
Bands: 10-160 meter
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator, all band.
Exchange: Year of first license (1950 = "50"), chapter identification (members not belonging to a chapter send "AL"), and state or DXCC country. Non-QCWA members do not send chapter information.
Points: 1 point per QSO.
Multipliers: The number of QCWA chapters worked during the contest and states, provinces, and countires. QSOs with W2MM count as 3 multipliers and 5 QSO points.
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers.
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top five scorers worldwide on each mode.
LOG:
CW:  Arthur Monsees, W4BK
420 Bay Ave., Apt 1521
Clearwater
Fl, 34616

SSB:  Donald Bice, W4PCO
5511 18th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg
Fl, 33710
 

RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest

Sponsor: RSGB
Date: Feb 14 Saturday  21.00 - Feb 15 Sunday 01.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 MHz
Mode:     CW
Categories: Single operator.
Exchange: RST + serial number UK-stations send RST + county code (3 letters)
Points: Count 3 points per QSO with UK stations, plus 5 bonus points per UK-county worked.
LOG:  Steve Knowles, G3UFY
77 Bensham Manor Road
Thornton Heath
Surrey, CR7 7AF
England
 

ARRL International DX Contest

Sponsor: ARRL
Date: CW--Third full weekend in February.
SSB--First full weekend in March.
0000 UTC Saturday - 2400 UTC Sunday.
Bands:  160 - 10 m
Mode:
Categories:
(A) Single Operator:
? (1) All band.
                 (A) QRP: 5 watts output or less
                 (B) Low Power: 150 watts output or less
                 (C) High Power: more than 150 watts output.
? (2) Single band (one only).
(B) Single Operator Assisted
(C) Multioperator
? (1) Single Transmitter
? (2) Two transmitter
? (3) Unlimited
Exchange: W/VE stations: signal report and state or province;
DX stations: signal report and power.
Points: DX stations count three points per W/VE QSO.
Multipliers: DX stations: Sum of US states and Canada provinces. Maximum of 62 per band.
Final score: QSO points times multipliers.
Awards: Plaques will be awarded in all categories for both the CW and SSB contests:
LOG: ARRL Contest Branch
                        225 Main Street
                        Newington
                        Ct, 06111
                        USA.
E-mail: contest@arrl.org
Remarks: Foreign amateurs work as many W/VE stations in as many states and provinces as possible.
 

High Speed Club CW Contest

Sponsor: HSC
Date: Last Sunday in February;
First Sunday in November;
0900-1100 and 1500-1700 UTC.
Bands:   80 - 10 m
Mode:    CW
Categories: HSC-Members;
Not-Members;
QRP (max 5 watts output);
SWL.
Exchange: RST + HSC-Nr., Not-members send RST + serial number.
Points: 1 point for QSO with own continent, 3 points for other continent.
Multipliers: Count one multiplier per DXCC/WAE country worked per band.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG:  Frank Steinke, DL8WAA
                   Trachenbergerstrasse 49
                   D-01129 Dresden
                   Germany
 

RSGB 7 MHz Contest

Sponsor: RSGB
Date: Last full weekend in February.
Saturday  1500   -   Sunday  0900 UTC.
Bands: 40 meter.
Mode: CW.
Categories: Single operator;
            Multi-operator, single transmitter;
            SWL.
Exchange: RST + Serial number. UK-stations send RST + county-code.
Points: EU-stations credit 5 points for QSOs with UK-stations
Multipliers: Count one multiplier per UK-county worked.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG:  Steve Knowles, G3UFY
                    77 Benson Manor Road
                    Thornton Heath
                    Surrey,  CR7 7AF
                    England
 

Winter QRP Field Day

Sponsor: Arizona ScQRPions
Date: 1600 UTC Feb 7- 0400 UTC Feb 8, 1998
Bands:    160 - 10 m
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: QRP Only (5W max CW, 10W max SSB).
- Single Op
- Multi Op (single xcvr)
Exchange: RS(T), state/province/DXCC country, power output, and temperature
(Fahrenheit) at OPERATOR'S POSITION. Indoor stations must report INDOOR
temperature. Example: "RST 579 AZ 2W 58F".
Points: - 5 pts/QSO with a U.S. Novice/Tech ham;
- 2 pts/QSO in U.S. Novice portion of bands with General class or higher ham;
- 1 pt/QSO all other.
Multipliers: - States/provinces/DXCC countries  (each counts only once)
- Field Location = x 4  (ARRL Field Day definition of "in the field" apply)
- Alternative Power Source (battery/solar/wind/etc) = x 2
- QRPp (less than 1w) = x 2
- Lowest temperature recorded at OPERATOR'S POSITION while on the air
  (Indoor stations must use INDOOR temperature):
 60+ F = x 1
 50-59 F = x 2
 40-49 F = x 3
 30-39 F = x 4
 20-29 F = x 5
 Below 20 F = x 6
Final score: QSO points x Multipliers.
Awards: - Lowest operating temperature.
- Most Novice/Tech stations worked.
- Highest score (single op, multi op/single xcvr, Novice/Tech).
- Random drawing from logs received (5 US/Canada QSOs minimum to qualify).
LOG: Joe Gervais (AB7TT),
PO Box 1822,
Goodyear, AZ 85338,
USA
E-mail: vole@primenet.com
 

Colorado QRP Club Winter QSO Party

Sponsor: Colorado QRP Club.
Date: Last weekend in February,
Sunday  22.00   -   Monday  04.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB.
Categories: Single operator, single band;
             Single operator, multi band.
QRP only.
Exchange: RS(T) plus state/ province/ DXCC country plus first name plus CQC member number or power output.
Points: QSO on CW with member counts 6 points, with nonmember 4 points. QSO on phone with member counts 3 points, with nonmember 2 points.
Final score: QSO points times states/ provinces/ DXCC countries worked times number of first names worked, one per letter of the alphabet, 26 max.
LOG:  Jim Pope, KG0PP
P.O.Box 31575
Aurora
Co  80041-0575
USA .