2017 31 FLAVORS CONTEST

 

Phase Shifting where no contest has Phase Shifted before!

 

When:  

Choose any 6 hour block between:

01APR 2017 1000UTC <--> 02APR 2017 0400UTC

No more having to "wait until your turn." 

You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be! 

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.

 

All entries must be received by April 09, 2017 - ONE WEEK after PSK 31 Flavors.

 

Who:

 

All licensed radio amateurs. Look for Ø7Ø Club members in the event. Learn more about this esteemed association on its web page: www.podxs070.com

 

Why:

To have a contest where participants get to play with PSK variants.

 

Categories:

The Contest will have three separate entry categories - single-op club station entries are welcome in any category:

QRP: Maximum power not exceeding 5 watts
Low: Maximum power not exceeding 20 watts
Medium: Maximum power not exceeding 50 watts

 

Modes:

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.

 

Frequencies:

20 Meters only

- normal PSK sub-band for narrow mode variants,

- sub-band 14072.5 - 14080 kHz suggested for wide bandwidth mode variants.

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.

 

Exchange:

For Ø7Ø Members – State/Province/DXCC Entity + Ø7Ø member number

For Non-Ø7Ø Members - State/Province/DXCC Entity + First Name

Member Number or First Name should appear in the Received Exchange ("SRX") field of your log. It will be accepted in the comment or remark field as well.

 

Suggested Contest Call:

'CQ CQ PSK 31 Flavors de Your Call k'

It may be useful to call CQ in BPSK 31, indicating which mode variant will follow:

'CQ CQ PSK 31 Flavors de Your Call - switching to <Mode Variant> k'

 

Score:

Calculate claimed scores as follows --

QSO Points: 1 point per station contacted

Contacts counted once per PSK mode variant

For example, AK4MK contacts KJ4IZW as follows:

  • Once in BPSK 31
  • Once in QPSK 63
  • Once in BPSK 125

KJ4IZW and AK4MK can count 3 QSO points for these contacts

 

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, KE4JB 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

KE4JB can count a total of 50 multipliers for these contacts.

 

Total Score: QSO Points X Multipliers

The wise contester will use as many PSK mode variants as possible!

 

Awards:

The highest scorer in the contest will receive the TOP DAWG award and a Rollo Dog Tag.

Place certificates will be awarded in each category.

All Ø7Ø members participating and submitting logs will receive an endorsement sticker.

 

Submissions and Logs:

Please use the online contest scorer at http://hamclubs.info/scorer  -- You upload your ADIF file there and get immediate confirmation along with a detailed scoring report.

All entries must be received by April 09, 2017 - ONE week after PSK 31 Flavors. Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.

The PODXS 070 Club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event. Questions or comments, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..