МАРТ (MARCH)
 

Открытый Чемпионат Украины по радиосвязи на КВ

Sponsor: Кременчугский радиолюбительский союз
Date:    28 февраля - 1 марта 1998; Суб 2200 - Воскр 0200 UTC
Bands: 160, 80 м
Mode:    RTTY
Categories: A - один оператор, два диапазона;
B - один оператор, 1,8 MHz;
C - один оператор, 3,5 MHz;
D - много операторов, один передатчик.
Exchange: Две буквы - обозначение области (штата, кантона, провинции и т.д.) + порядковый номер.
Points: QSO - 2очка (включая повторы через 30 минут); новая область (провинция, кантон, район и т.д.) - 10 очков.
Final score: диплом “Чемпион Украины RTTY'98” за первое место в категориях А и D; дипломы “Украина” десяти лучшим станциям во всех категориях.
Awards: победители в категориях.
LOG:  Украина, 315321,
г.Кременчуг - 21, а/я 87,
Кременчугский радиолюбительский союз,
Георгий Игнатов (UT1HT)
E-mail: pro@fobos.poltava.ua
 

CZEBRIS

Sponsor: G QRP C
Date: First weekend in March,
Friday  16.00   -   Sunday  23.59 UTC.
Bands: 3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW
Categories: SO
Exchange: RST, power, and name of operator.
Points: Only QRP/QRP QSOs score.
Points score as follows:
QTH QSO with QRP Stn in

 UK OK/OM EU Non-EU
EU 4 4 1 2
Awards: :  The leading three stations in each continent.
LOG:  P Doudera,  OK1CZ
U l. baterie 1
16200 Praha 6
Czech Republic
 

CLARA & Family HF Contest

Sponsor: CLARA
Date:    March 10 - 11,1998, Tuesday 17.00 - Wednesday 17.00 UTC.
Bands: 160 - 10 meter
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single operator, all bands.
Exchange: Name, RST, QTH (Canadian province/DXCC country), and CLARA membership status ("yes/no").
Points: CLARA-CLARA QSOs count 5 points.
CLARA-YL QSOs count 3 points.
CLARA-associate OM QSOs count 2 points.
CLARA-OM QSOs count 1 point.
Each station may be contacted twice per band mode.
Multipliers: Count one multiplier per Canadian province and DXCC country.
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers.
Awards: high-scoring CLARA members, non-members, and OMs.
LOG:  Janis Cameron, VE7AAP
                  3528 11th Avenue
                  Port Alberni
                  BC  V9Y 4Y7
Canada
 
 

Commonwealth Contest

Sponsor: RSGB
Date: 2nd full Weekend in March,
Satutday  12.00   -   Sunday  12.00 UTC
Bands: 10-80m
Mode: CW
Categories: Single operator, single band;
            Single operator, all band.
Exchange: RST + serial number.
Points: Every contact with a Commonwealth-station counts 5 points, the first 3 contacts with a new Commonwealth-callar count 20 points.
Final score: Sum of valid QSO-points
Awards: Certificates of Merit to leading stations.
LOG:    Steve Knowles,  G3UFY
                 77 Bensham Manor Rd.
                 Thornton Heath
                 Surrey, CR7 7AF
                 England
 

DIG QSO Party

Sponsor: DIG (Diploma Interessen Group).
Date: SSB: Second weekend in March.
         CW:  Second weekend in April.
Saturday 12.00 - 17.00 UTC (10-20m)
Sunday   07.00 - 09.00 UTC (80m)
Sunday   09.00 - 11.00 UTC (40m).
Bands: 10 - 80 meter
Mode: SSB
Categories: Single operator
             SWL.
Exchange: RST plus DIG-member give membership number.
Points: QSOs with DIG-members count 10 points; QSOs with non-member stations count 1 point.
Multipliers: Count one multiplier for each worked DIG-member, and count one multiplier for each DXCC/WAE country worked per band.
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers.
Awards: Cups for overal winners, certificates for follow-up stations.
LOG: Karl-D Heinen,  DF2KD
                    Postfach 221
                    5370 Kall
                    Germany
 

UBA-Spring Contest

Sponsor:
Date: SSB:  2nd Sunday in March
CW:   2nd Sunday in April.
07.00 - 11.00 UTC.
Bands: 80m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single Operator.
Exchange: RST + serial number. ON-stations send UBA-section+province.
Points: QSO with ON-station counts 3 Points.
Multipliers: Each UBA-section and each province counts 1 point.
BELGIAN PROVINCES: AN, BS (DA), BT, HT, LB, LG, LX, NR, OV, WV.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
LOG:  Rene Jacobs, ON2AHJ
                  Scheldelaan 21
                  B-3270 Scherpenheu
                  Belgium
 

  WISCONSIN QSO PARTY

Sponsor: WARA
Date: Second weekend in March.
Sunday  18.00   -   Monday  01.00 UTC
Bands:    3,5 - 28 MHz, VHF
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Single Operator Fixed;
Multi Operator Fixed;
Multi Xmtr/Multi Op Fixed.
Exchange: Wisconsin stations send county.
Non-Wisconsin stations send state or province or country.
Points: SSB -  1 QSO Point; CW - 2 QSO Points.
Multipliers: Multiply the sum of QSO points by the number of Wisconsin counties worked (max.72).
Final score:
Awards:
LOG: WISCONSIN QSO PARTY
WEST ALLIS RADIO AMATEUR CLUB
P. O. BOX 1072
MILWAUKEE, WI 53201
USA
E-mail: wa9pov@execpc.com
 

Чемпионат Украины по радиосвязи на КВ

Sponsor: ЦСТРК Украины
Date:    15 марта 1998;
1,8 МГц: 0000-0200 киевского времени;
3,5 МГц: 0200-0400 киевского времени.
Mode:    CW
Categories: SO MB;
SO 80m;
SO 160m;
MO MB
Points: QSO - 2очка; новая область - 10 очков.
Final score: Сумма очков.
Awards: победители в категориях.
LOG:   претенденты на первые 10 мест должны предоставить магнитофонную запись.
 

BERMUDA WORLDWIDE CONTEST

Sponsor: RSB
Date: Third full weekend in March.
Saturday 00.01 UTC- Sunday 24.00 UTC (operating period 24h).
Bands:  3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB
Exchange: RST only
Points: 5 points QSO
Final score: the sum of QSO points for all bands multiplied by the number of countries on each band, then multiplied by the number of VP9 contacts on each band.
Awards: The top score worldwide shall receive an engraved trophy.
LOG: Radio Society of Bermuda,
Contest Manager,
P.O.Box HM 275,
 Hamilton HM AX,
Bermuda
 
 

BARTG SPRING RTTY CONTEST

Sponsor: British Amateur Radio Teledata Group.
Date: 21st to 23rd March, 1998,
0200 UTC Saturday - 0200 UTC Monday.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 25, and 10m.
Mode: RTTY
Categories: 1) Single op, all band (30 hours operation).
2)  Single op, single band.
3)  Multi-op, all band.
4)  Multi-op, Multi-transmitter.
5)  SWL.
Exchange: RST + QSO number + UTC.
Points: 1 point per QSO.
Multipliers: ALL DXCC countries, including first QSO with W, VE, VK and JA will count as a multiplier on each band. Each call district in W, VE, VK and JA will count as an additional multliplier on each band. Also, each continent (6) will count once, not once per band.
Final score: Total QSOs x total multipliers x number of continents (max 6).
Awards: Trophies will be awarded to category winners. Certificates will be awarded to the top 3 stations in each category, the top 5 category 1 entrants in each continent.
LOG: JOHN BARBER, GW4SKA
                P.O.BOX 611.
                CARDIFF. CF2 4UN
                WALES.
                United Kingdom.
 

Russian DX Contest

Sponsor: SRR
Date: 21 - 22 March 1998, 12:00 - 12:00 UTC.
Bands: 1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories:
A - Single Op All Bands (separately MIXED, CW, SSB);
B - Single Op Single Band (MIXED) separately 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m;
C - Multi Ops All Bands single TX (MIXED);
D - SWL (MIXED).
Exchange: RS(T) + QSO number starting with 001. Russian stations - RS(T) + two letters - oblast designator.
Points:
QSO within own DXCC country - 2 points.
Another country on same continent - 3 points. DX - 5 points. Contacts with Russian stations - 10 points for all participants.
Multipliers: Each DXCC country and each Russian oblast give 1 point for multiplier on each band.
Final score: Sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied by sum of multiplier points from all bands.
Awards: Winners of entries A (separately MIXED, SSB, CW) and C will be awarded plaques. Winners of other entries and runners up will be awarded certificates. Stations with 200 or more QSOs will receive certificates of the merit.
LOG: Contest Committee of SRR,
P. O. Box 59, 105122
Moscow,
Russia
E-mail: ra3auu@contesting.com
 

Alaska QSO Party

Sponsor: The South Central ARC.
Date: Third weekend in March.
Saturday  00.00   -   Sunday  24.00 UTC.
Bands:    1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB, Digital.
Exchange: Send RS(T) and state/ province/ DXCC country (AK stations send city).
Points: Count 1 point per Alaska QSO on phone, and 2 points per QSO on CW, digital or SSTV. 160, 80 and satellite QSOs count double.
Multipliers: Alaska districts
Final score: Total QSO points times AK judicial districts worked
LOG:  Kyle Sandel, AL7J
8811 July Creek Circle
Eagle River
AK 99577
USA
 

HIGH SPEED SPRINT

Sponsor: K0RC.
Date: 22 March 1998 (Palm Sunday),
1800 UTC - 2200 UTC.
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meter
Mode: RTTY
Categories: None
Exchange: RST and QSO-number starting with 001.
Points: 5 points for QSO with own country.
10 points for QSO with other countries in own continent.
15 points for QSO with other continents.
Multipliers: Each DXCC country, including first QSO with JA, VE, VK and W, counts as a multiplier on each band.  Each call area in JA, VE, VK and W count as an additional multiplier on each band.
Final score: Sum of QSO points times the sum of multipliers.
Awards: Attaboys doled out as appropriate.
LOG: K0RC via internet.
 

CQ World-Wide WPX Contest

Sponsor: CQ Magazine
Date: SSB: March 28-29, 1998
CW: May 30-31, 1998
0000 UTC Saturday - 2400 UTC Sunday
Bands: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21, 28 MHz
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: 1. Single Operator (Single band and All band). Operating time - 36 hours.
2. Multi Operator (All band operation only)
(a)  Single-Transmitter
(b)  Multi-Transmitter
Exchange: RS(T) + serial No.
Points: (a) Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points on 28, 21 & 14 MHz and six (6) points on 7, 3.5 & 1.8 MHz.
(b)  Contacts between stations on the same continent, but different countries, are worth one (1) point on 28, 21 & 14 MHz and two (2) points on 7, 3.5 & 1.8 MHz.
(c)  Contacts between stations in the same country are permitted for multiplier credit but are worth zero (0) points.
Multipliers: The multiplier is the number of "valid" prefixes worked.
Final score: 1. Single Operator:
(a) All Band score = total QSO points from all bands multiplied by the number of different prefixes worked (prefixes are counted only once).
(b) Single band score = total QSO points on the band multiplied by the number of different prefixes worked.
2. Multi Operator: Scoring is the same as Single Operator, All Band.
Awards: the highest scoring station in each category.
LOG:  CQ Magazine,
WPX Contest,
76 N. Broadway,
Hicksville NY 11801
USA.
E-mail: SDB@AG9V.AMPR.ORG
or N8BJQ@ERINET.COM.
 

Low Power Spring Sprint

Sponsor: the Slovak Amateur Radio Association QRP section
Date: Easter Monday, 15.00  -  20.00 UTC
Bands: 1.8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW
Categories: Single Operator
POWER CATEGORIES: A=1w
                  C=5W
                  Q=25W
                  X=50W
                  Y=100W.
BAND CATEGORIES: one single band
                 three bands
                 all bands.
Exchange: RST plus IARU Locator and power category;  i.e. 579 JN98 C.
Points: 3 pts for own continent, 9 points for other continent, 18 points for OM (Slovak) stations.
Multipliers: Prefixes as in WPX.
LOG: Radioclub OM3KFV
                  PO BOX 29
                  036 01 MARTIN
                  Slovakia .