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HF CONTEST RULES 17/18 Dec 2016

Discussion in 'Worldwidedx.com Amateur Radio Club' started by binrat, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Gang.
    Her are the rules for the contest. Any questions post up please.

    Only contacts with other FORUM members count in the contest. The W9WDX roster maybe found as a sticky thread located here http://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/club-member-roster.132229/

    -Frequency: HF 80 / 40 / 20 / 10. Daytime bands 10/20, nighttime 40/80 metres. For frequencies, forum frequencies 10 meters: 28.455 ( + ), 20 meters: 14.322 ( + ).



    -Date/Time: 0001 17 - 2359 18 Dec 2016 UTC. If you're not sure how UTC time works, check here http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?p1=3875

    -Contacts: Contact logs may be in any format but it must be deciphered by common programs and must be posted in theW9WDX Contest Logs located here http://www.worldwidedx.com/forums/w9wdx-contest-logs.193/

    Create only one thread for your contacts. You can edit or reply to your own thread, using it as your log throughout the contest (if you wish). The format is attached as an Excel file. It may be an excel attachment OR pasted into your thread.

    At the end of the contest (+3 hours), the contacts forum will be locked, so make sure you upload all of your contacts before the end date/time.

    Contacts will be verified against each others' logs, non confirmed contacts will not be counted.

    -Multipliers: 2x multiplier for mobile, portable, or maritime contacts.
    3x multiplier for any contacts outside of CONUS and Canada.
    4x multiplier for QRP. For this contest QRP is 10 watts or less.

    -If you operate as mobile, maritime, or portable during the contest, you will be credited with the multiplier for any contacts you make. If you operate as a base, you receive a multiplier for any contact you make with a mobile, portable, or maritime contact. Make sure you clearly designate these in your log

    -Power limit: Maximum allowable according to your ticket.

    -This is an "on your honor" contest and intended to be fun. Please play by the rules

    - BE A COURTEOUS OPERATOR, PROMOTE THE SITE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN!
     
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  2. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    How about designating a 40m frequency? Also, how do others feel about using the site chatroom to help coordinate freq's / skeds?
     
  3. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    How does 7.175 sound?? I think others have used chatroom in previous contests.
     
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  4. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    Yes and yes.
     
  5. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member

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    That is the end of the General Class band(7.175) in the US...so not a good choice for the stateside op's
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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  6. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    True - maybe 7.185 +/- 5khz to stay off the general class band edge?
     
  7. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    How about 3.910 MHz for 80 meters?
     
  8. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    OK 40 metres is 7.185 +/- 5khz, and 80 metres is 3.910.
     
  9. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    do multiple bands count as a separate contact?
     
  10. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I think yes, as long as you are not jumping from band to band back to back. To me back to back on different bands takes away the spirit of the contest.
     
  11. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I take it you do not have a Democrat party in Canada?
    Vote early vote often Democratic motto.

    Sort of like contact early and often.
     
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  12. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Gentlemen.
    Since there are contacts recorded everywhere, please post up your contacts here.

    At least I got one while QRP.

    KK6USY Chuck Dec 18 1753 Z 14.322 5.5 jumping to 5.7
     
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  13. camaro1

    camaro1 Well-Known Member

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    camaro1 (KD9CKB) ---- B J radionut (W9FNB) ------- 3.865mhz-------09:36 dec17 UTC----
    camaro1 (KD9CKB) -----B J radionut (W9FNB) ------- 7.230mhz-------15:28 dec17 UTC----
    camaro1 (KD9CKB) ---- Firerunner (Kk6USY) ------ 14.322mhz------ 16:08 dec17 UTC----
    camaro1 (KD9CKB) -----Tallman (KW4YJ) ------ 7.205mhz-------17:59 dec17 UTC----
    camaro1 (KD9CKB) -----Aussie (W4OZZ) ------ 14.340mhz-------19:21 dec17 UTC----
     
  14. firerunner

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    12-17-16 Chuck KK6USY

    00:10... 14.250... W6GRD- GROVER/ TBA- CALIFORNIA
    00:53... 7.208... W9FNB- GARY/ BJRADIONUT- INDIANA
    16:00... 14.322... W9FNB- GARY/ BJRADIONUT- INDIANA / SECOND BAND
    1608... 14322... KD9CKB- JAY/ CAMARO- WISCONSIN
    18:45... 7.205.... K5KNM - ANDREW / fourstringburn N.M.
    18:50... 7.205.... W6GRD - GROVER/TBA CA. SECOND BAND
    19:22... 14.340...W40ZZ - PETER/ AUSSIE FLORIDA

    12-18-16
    09:04... 3.865... W8WAM-- ROBIN / OHIO
    09:05... 3.865... N9FNB --- GARY / BJRADIONUT-INDIANA 3RD BAND
    09:57... 3.865... N9CED--- CHARLES / N9CED - INDIANA
    17:53... 14.322...VE6VID..Malen / Binrat Canada @10watts, FR at 70watts
     
    #14 firerunner, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
  15. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    12/17/2016
    KK6USY- Firerunner -14.250 - 00:10
    KK6USY- Firerunner - 7.205 - 18:50 (second band)
     

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