European HF Championship

Sponsor: Slovenia Contest Club
Date: first Saturday in August, 10.00 - 22.00 UTC
Bands: 1,8 - 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: Only single operator - all band category in three classes: CW only, SSB only and CW/SSB.
Exchange: RS(T) + the last two digits of the year of operator's first license.
Points: Only contacts between European stations count for points and multipliers. Contacts on SSB count one (1) point, contacts on CW count two (2) points.
Multipliers: A multiplier of one (1) for each different last two digit numbers of received reports per band regardless of mode.
Final score: the total sum of the QSO points from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.
Awards: CW/SSB winner will be awarded with a cup and will be announced as European HF Champion for the year. Second and third places will be awarded with plaques. First place certificates will be awarded for winners in every participating country.
LOG: Slovenia Contest Club
Saveljska 50
61113 Ljubljana

YO DX Contest

Sponsor: Romanian radio-amateur federation (FRR) and Romanian DX Club (YO DX Club)
Date: Every first Sunday of August from 00-20 UTC.
Bands: 3.5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: A = single operator single band;
B = single operator multiband;
C = multi - operator single transmitter multiband.
Exchange: RS(T) + zone number. YO stations will send after RS(T) two letters representing the county.
Points: 8 points for a QSO with a YO station.
4 pts. for a QSO with a station outside the own continent.
2 pts. for a QSO with a station within the own continent.
0 pts. for a QSO with a station within the own country which should be made only for zone multiplier.
Multipliers: Sum of ITU zones and YO counties (maximum 42 counties) worked on each band including own ITU zone.
Final score: Sum of QSO points on all bands times the sum of worked multipliers on all bands.
Awards: separate classifications for each country and category.
LOG: Romanian Amateur Radio Federation
P.O.Box 22-50
R-71100 Bucuresti

Worked All Europe DX Contest

Sponsor: DARC
Date: CW:   Second weekend in August
SSB:  Second weekend in September.
Saturday  00.00   -   Sunday 24.00z.
Bands: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21- 28 MHz.
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: (A) Single operator, all band (36  hours of operating time);
 (B) Multi-operator, single transmitter;
 (C) SWL.
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number.
Points: One point per QSO and one point for each QTC reported.
QTC traffic: Additional point credit may be earned by making use of the QTC traffic feature. A QTC is a report of a confirmed QSO that took place earlier in the contest and was later sent back to a European station. It can only be sent by a non-European station back to a European. The general idea is that after a number of Europeans have been worked, a list of these stations can be reported back during a QSO with another station. An additional one-point credit can be claimed for each station reported.
A QTC contains the time, call, and QSO number of the station being reported (e.g., 1300/DL2DN/134, which means that at 1300z you worked DL2DN and received #134).
A QSO can be reported only once and not back to the original station. A maximum of 10 QTCs to a station is allowed. The same station may be worked several times to complete this quota. Only the original contact, however, has QSO value.
Keep a uniform list of QTCs sent; 3/7 indicates that this is the third series of QTCs sent and that 7 are being reported.
If more than 100 QTCs are claimed, a check list must show that the maximum quota of 10 per station is not exceeded.
Multipliers: ARRL DXCC list of non-European countries.
Bonus: Multiply you multiplier on 80 meters by 4, on 40 by 3, and on 20/15/10 by 2.
Final score: Total QSO points plus QTC points times the sum of total multipliers from all bands.
Awards: top scorers in each class in each country.
LOG: WAEDC Contest Committee
                    P.O.Box 1126
                    D-74370 Sersheim
E-mail: [email protected]

Maryland - DC QSO Party

Sponsor: Antietam Radio Association
Date: August 8th 1600 - 0400 August 9th
and 1600 - 2359 August 9th.
Bands:    80 - 10 m, VHF
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories single operator.
Exchange: RS(T)+QTH
Points: Non MD-DC stations work only MD-DC.
10 points per club station QSO
5 points per Mobile QSO
4 points per QRP or Novice/Tech QSO
3 points for CW or RTTY or ATV QSO
1 point for any other valid contact.
Highest single point value applies.
Multipliers: Each MD County + Baltimore City + DC (25 possible).
Final score: Add up the QSO Points & multiply by sum of the Multipliers.
Awards: High Scoring Single Operators
LOG: Antietam Radio Association (W3CWC)
P.O.Box 52
Maryland 21741-0052


Sponsor: N6TR
Date:    August 9, 0100-0300 UTC;
December 20, 0200-0400 UTC, 1998.
Bands:    40, 80m
Mode:     CW
Exchange: Consecutive QSO number (starting with one), name and state or province or DXCC country (if outside W/VE).  The name for the first QSO is your name.  For every QSO afterwards, the name you send is the name you received in the previous QSO.
Final score: the number of contacts.
LOG:   [email protected] (within
72 hours of the end of the contest)

KCJ Contest

Sponsor: Keymen's Club of Japan
Date: the third Saturday of August 1200 UTC - 1200 UTC the next Sunday.
Bands:    160 - 10m
Mode:     CW
Categories: Single operator - multiband.
Exchange: JA's: RST + Prefecture/district code. Others: RST + Continent.
Points: One point for each complete contact on each band (only QSOs with JA are valid).
Multipliers: Japanese districts (62) worked on each band.
Final score: Multiplying sum of points by sum of multipliers.
Awards: a) the upper 5% scorers in overseas category;
b) the top scorers in each DXCC-country.
LOG: Yasuo Taneda, JA1DD
279-233 Mori
Sambu town
Chiba 289-12


Sponsor: Scandinavian Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group. (SARTG)
Date: Third full weekend in August.
0000-0800 UTC Saturday
1600-2400 UTC Saturday
0800-1600 UTC Sunday
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m
Mode: RTTY
Categories: A) Single op, All Band;
B)  Single op, Single Band;
C) Multi-op, Single Tx, all band;
D) SWL, all band.
Exchange: RST + QSO number.
Points: QSO with own country, 5 points.
QSO with other countries in own continent, 10 points.
QSO with other continents, 15 points.
Multipliers: Each DXCC country on each band, including first contact with Australia, Canada, Japan and USA. Additionally, each call area in VK, VE, JA and W will count as a multiplier on each band.
Final score: Total QSO points x total multipliers.
Awards: the top stations in each class, country.
LOG: SARTG Contest Manager
Ewe Hakansson, SM7BHM
Box 9019
E-mail: [email protected]

W/VE Islands Contest

Sponsor: US Islands Awards Program (USI).
Date: Third weekend in August.
Saturday  17.00 UTC   -   Sunday  23.00 UTC.
Bands:    160 - 10m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: A. Island station;
B. Non-island station DX. Non-island stations work W or VE islands only;
C. Island Rover;
Exchange: 1. Island stations (A) and rovers (C) send signal report, USI or CISA# and island name;
2. Non-island stations (B) send signal report and country.
Points: 5 points for each island station (USI/CISA) worked or heard.
Multipliers: Each different state or province/ territory worked.
LOG: Russ Wilson, VE6VK
1235 Richland Rd NE
AB  T2E 5M5

New Jersey QSO Party

Sponsor: Englewood Amateur Radio Association.
Date: Third weekend in August.
Saturday  20.00   -   Sunday  07.00 UTC  and
Sunday    13.00   -   Monday  02.00 UTC.
Bands:    160 - 10m, VHF
Mode:     CW, SSB
Exchange: RS(T), QSO number, and QTH County for NJ, country for others.
Points: 3 points per contact NJ.
Multipliers: NJ county (maximum 21).
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers.
Awards: top scores in each DX country.
LOG: Englewood ARA
P.O.Box 528
NJ  07631-0528

CQC Summer QSO Party

Sponsor: Colorado QRP Club
Date: 1800 UTC Aug.23 to 2359 UTC Aug.23, 1998
Bands:    10 - 160m
Mode:     CW, SSB
Categories: Single Band;
 (all single operator only)
Exchange: RS(T), Country, Name, and Member # if CQC member, power output if not.
Points: CW- CQC member 6 pts, non-member 4 pts;
SSB- CQC member 3 pts, non-member 2 pts.
Multipliers: States/Provinces/Countries worked.
Final score: QSO Points x Multipliers x Names.
Total of first names from Name sheet. One first name per letter of the alphabet. Name must be your commonly used first name.
Bonus points for working Club Station W0CQC - Add 1000 points to your FINAL score for working W0CQC
Awards: Highest Score in each class.
LOG:   Jim-KG0PP
CQC Contest
P.O.Box 31575
CO 80041-0575