Ø7Ø CLUB 31 FLAVORS CONTEST
To work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using 6 PSK mode variants.
QRP (max power 5 watts output)
Low Power (max power 25 watts output)
Medium Power (max power 50 watts output)
Choose any 6 hour block between:
1st Saturday in April 1000UTC <--> 1st Sunday in April 0359UTC
You may operate the entire contest to allow others in different time zones the opportunity to get you in their log, but,
for scoring, your six hour block will begin with the hour that you select on the scorer page and continue for the next 6 hours.
For all participants: State/Province/DXCC Entity
It may be useful to call CQ in BPSK 31, and after initial contact, transmit indicating which mode variant will follow:
'Call de Your Call - switching to <Mode Variant> k'
'CQ CQ PSK 31 Flavors de Your Call k'
20 meters only!. Work each station once per mode.
All contacts must be 2-way
No repeater, cross-mode or cross-band contacts allowed.
Use the following 6 PSK mode variants -
- BPSK 31 [Narrow bandwidth]
- QPSK 31 [Narrow bandwidth]
- BPSK 63 [Wide bandwidth]
- QPSK 63 [Wide bandwidth]
- BPSK 125 [Very wide bandwidth]
- QPSK 125 [Very wide bandwidth]
These mode variants are available in most popular digital software, i.e. WinWarbler, HRD/DM780, FLDigi, etc.
Some of the contest mode variants are relatively wide. Please allow sufficient room between your signals and those of your fellow PSK explorers. Certainly give plenty of room to civilians in the accepted PSK and RTTY sub-bands.
Use no more than the stated maximum for your entry category. Please keep your power output set to a reasonable level to avoid QRMing others. Use the MINIMUM power necessary to make the contact at all times!
QSO points - Each contact counts one (1) QSO point, dupes count (0) points.
Contacts counted once per PSK mode variant
For example, W9SMR contacts N5SLY as follows:
- Once in BPSK 31
- Once in QPSK 63
- Once in BPSK 125
W9SMR and N5SLY can count 3 QSO points for these contacts.
Multipliers - Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference.
Final Score = (Total QSO Points) x (Multipliers).
SPC Definition: S = U.S. States, P = Canadian Provinces, C = DXCC Countries
Multipliers: 1 multiplier for each State/Province/DXCC Entity in each mode variant
Count the number of US States, Canadian Provinces and DXCC countries (S/P/Cs) worked in each mode variant.
KH6 and KL7 count both as states and as separate DXCC entities. Be sure to count US and Canada as DXCC entities.
For example, W9SMR makes the following contacts:
- 25 States/Provinces/DXCCs in BPSK 31
- 15 States/Provinces/DXCCs in BPSK 63
- 10 States/Provinces/DXCCs in QPSK 31
W9SMR can count a total of 50 multipliers for these contacts.
Place certificates will be sent for each category. Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg and a Rollo Dog Tag!
All Ø7Ø Club member entries received will automatically qualify for an endorsement sticker.
All entries must be received by One (1) week after the 31 Flavors Contest.
Entries with excessive dupes will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.
The 070 Club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or are contrary to the spirit of this event.