CONTEST 2.0

 

 070 CLUB OFFICIAL

CONTEST RULES

 

 

General Rules

  1. These rules apply to all 070 club contests. Every contest has (in addition) its own set of contest-specific rules. Although we don’t expect conflicts, any contest’s specific rules should be viewed as superseding any conflicting general rules.
  2. All contest operations must be in compliance with the station’s national licensing regulations, including both station and operator privileges and limitations.
  3. All contacts must be two-way BPSK31 only (with the exception of 31 Flavors).
  4. No cross-band, cross-mode, or repeater contacts are allowed.
  5. All contest submissions must be in ADIF file format (why ADIF?) submitted via the upload links found on each contest rules page.
  6. All contest submissions are due 7 (seven) calendar days after the end of the contest. Each contest will list the specific due date.
  7. No 070 club contests include operation on WARC bands or 60m.
  8. A valid QSO (for contest purposes) is one in which each station transmits over the air its required contest exchange (as defined for the contest) and the other station receives that exchange over the air.
  9. Dupe rule - Only one contact is allowed between any two stations per band (or mode for 31 Flavors). Duplicate contacts (dupes) may be left in the submitted log, but are assigned zero QSO points. Logs with an excessive number of dupes may be disqualified or listed as check logs.
  10. Any given QSO may appear in one contest log submission only.
  11. For contests where scoring is location-based (SPC, or maybe future grid), the station location can change during the contest as long as all operations are from a single location category (e.g., state or province for SPC). All of these operations can be combined into a single contest entry, and these operations are subject to the dupe rule (for both stations). If operations are from multiple location categories (e.g., multiple states in an SPC contest), then those operations must be considered separate contest entries, and are not subject to the dupe rule. Entrants are encouraged to use unique callsign variants (e.g., KK4CPS and KK4CPS/4) to denote operations from different locations.
  12. Each station must operate a single transmitter at a time. No multi-transmitter operation is permitted.
  13. Each station entry must be operated by a single operator except for the club category.
  14. A station can alternate operation under multiple callsigns (e.g. a club call and an individual call) as long as callsign switches occur no more frequently than once every two hours. In other words, once a station is used under one callsign, it cannot be used under another callsign for contest contacts until at least two hours have passed.
    • The two-hour limitation does not apply to individuals' use of family stations, where multiple individual licensees share a station at a commonly-licensed address.
  15. A station cannot be operated simultaneously under multiple callsigns, e.g., a club call and an individual call.
  16. Unlike most “big” contests, self-spotting is allowed on 070 reflectors. There is no separate category for “assisted” stations who pay attention to spotting networks or read their email during the contest.
  17. A station’s contest score is calculated as the product of the total number of QSO points and the number of multipliers, to which is added the number of bonus points (if any), i.e. (QSOs * Multipliers) + Bonus.
  18. Operation from a single remote base station is allowed, but that remote base must be the only station used by that operator during the contest. For purposes of contest exchange and entry category, the station location is the location of the remote base station transmitter and receiver. Use of a remote receiver only, or of a split remote (with different locations for transmitter and receiver), is not permitted.
  19. Submission of a contest entry indicates the entrant’s assertion of compliance with all rules applicable to the contest and the entry itself.
  20. All 070 club members submitting a contest entry will receive an "attaboy" endorsement sticker for that contest.
  21. The 070 club leadership reserves the right to issue a final decision on rules interpretations and infractions, and to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of club events.

Clubs are subject to the following rules:

  1. The club itself is subject to the same entry requirements as any individual would be.
  2. Clubs are limited to a single transmitter at a time.
  3. Clubs may alternate operators, but they must work shifts without overlaps.
  4. Entries must indicate the operator for each QSO.
  5. Multi-operator club operations are subject to the location limitations listed in rule 11.

Contest-Specific Rules

Each contest has a set of rules that are specific to that contest. These rules will include the following:

  1. Allowed bands for the contest.
  2. The operating period for the contest.
  3. Entry categories (e.g., power level, type of entrant, or location).
    • Type of entrant may include gender (for Valentine’s Day), Bonus Station (for TDW), club, or individual.
  4. Output power limits (if any), either by entrance category or overall.
  5. The point value for each valid QSO, and the criteria for distinguishing between QSO categories (e.g., YL , OM, and Club QSOs during the Valentine’s Day Sprint).
  6. Multiplier definitions (if applicable).
  7. Bonus point definitions (if applicable).
  8. Awards to be issued for the contest.

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Ø7Ø CLUB 31 FLAVORS CONTEST

 

PURPOSE:

To work as many stations as possible in the allotted time using 6 PSK mode variants.

 

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

QRP (max power 5 watts output)

Low Power (max power 25 watts output)

Medium Power (max power 50 watts output)

 

DATE:

1st Saturday through 1st Sunday in April.

Choose any 6 hour block between:

1st Saturday in April 1000UTC <--> 1st Sunday in April 0359UTC

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.

 

EXCHANGE:

For all participants: State/Province/DXCC Entity

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'


BANDS:

20 meters only!. Work each station once.

All contacts must be 2-way

No repeater, cross-mode or cross-band contacts allowed.

 

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.

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.

 

Power:

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!

 

 

SCORING:

 QSO points - Each contact counts one (1) QSO point, dupes count (0) points.

Contacts counted once per PSK mode variant

For example, N9AVY contacts N5SLY as follows:

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

N9AVY 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).

 

Scoring Notes:

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.

 

AWARDS:

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.
 

Entries:

Logfile format: ADIF (why adif?). Please submit logs via the 31 Flavors Uploader. (will be activated when contest starts).

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.

 

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JAY HUDAK MEMORIAL 80M SPRINT

Sponsored by the Ø7Ø Club and
Dedicated to the memory of Jay Hudak KA3X, Ø7Ø #001

 

When:  

Choose any 6 hour block between:

  2000 UTC 1st Saturday in September -

1959 UTC 1st Sunday in September

You may operate the full 24 hours of the contest! 

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.

 

Who:

All licensed radio amateurs. Look for Ø7Ø Club members in the event.

Categories:

The Contest will have four 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 25 watts
Medium: Maximum power not exceeding 50 watts
High: Maximum power not exceeding 100 watts

 

Frequencies:

80 Meters only - 3.580Mhz Dial Freq

 

Exchange: State/province/country (SPC). Call "CQ 80m Sprint".

  • Work each station only once.
  • All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31 only
  • Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.

 

Multipliers:

Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked, counted only once. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference. If you work your own SPC, do not forget to take credit for the multiplier. Note also:

First U.S. station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

First VE station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and province).

First Alaska station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

First Hawaii station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

(Note: Washington, DC counts as MD.)

 

Total Score: QSO Points X Multipliers

 

Awards:

Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg 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 submit logs via the scorer link that will be available for the contest. 80 Meter Sprint Uploader

All entries must be received within 1 week of the event.

Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors 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 contrary to the spirit of this event.

 

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