For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10-meter band.
| 2. Date and Contest Period:
Second full weekend of December.
Starts 0000 UTC Saturday, ends 2359 UTC Sunday
(December 9-10, 2006)
- 2.1. All stations operate no more than 36 hours out of the 48-hour period.
- 2.2. Listening time counts as operating time.
- 3.1. Single Operator: (9 categories)
- 3.1.1. QRP.
- 188.8.131.52. Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
- 184.108.40.206. Phone only.
- 220.127.116.11. CW only.
- 3.1.2. Low Power.
- 18.104.22.168. Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
- 22.214.171.124. Phone only.
- 126.96.36.199. CW only.
- 3.1.3. High Power.
- 188.8.131.52. Mixed Mode (Phone and CW).
- 184.108.40.206. Phone only.
- 220.127.116.11. CW only.
- 3.2. Multioperator, Single Transmitter, mixed mode (only).
- 3.2.1. Includes single operators using packet or spotting assistance.
- 4.1. W/VE stations (including Hawaii and Alaska) send signal report and state or province (District of Columbia stations send signal report and DC).
- 4.1.1. Novice and Technician Plus stations sign /N or /T on CW. If used, you must indicate /N or /T on your summary sheet.
- 4.2. DX stations (including KH2, KP4, etc) transmit signal report and sequential serial number starting with 001.
- 4.3. Maritime mobile stations send signal report and ITU Region (R1, R2 or R3).
- 5.1. QSO points:
- 5.1.1. Two points for each complete two-way Phone QSO.
- 5.1.2. Four points for each two-way CW QSO.
- 5.1.3 Eight points for CW QSOs with US Novice or Technician Plus stations signing /N or /T (28.1 to 28.3 MHz only).
- 5.2. Multipliers: (per mode, Phone and CW).
- 5.2.1. Each US state and the District of Columbia.
- 5.2.2. Canada [NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2)], YT (VY1), PEI (VY2), NU (VYØ).
- 5.2.3. DXCC countries (except US and Canada). KH6 and KL7 participate and count as US states and send HI or AK as that part of their exchange.
- 5.2.4. ITU regions (maritime mobiles only).
- 5.3. Final Score: Multiply QSO points by total multipliers (the sum of states / VE provinces / DXCC countries / ITU regions per mode).
Example: KA1RWY works 2245 stations including 1305 Phone QSOs, 930 non-Novice CW QSOs, 10 Novice CW QSOs, for a total of 6410 QSO points. She works 49 states, 10 Canadian call areas, 23 DXCC entities and a maritime mobile station in Region 2 on Phone and 30 states, 8 Canadian call areas, and 19 DXCC countries on CW for a total multiplier of 140. Final score = 6410 (QSO points) × 140 (multiplier) = 897,400 points.
- 6.1. Single operator mixed-mode and multioperator stations may work stations once on CW and once on SSB.
- 6.2. Your call sign must indicate your DXCC country if competing as DX. (N6TR in Oregon does not send N6TR/7, but K1NO in Puerto Rico must send K1NO/KP4).
- 6.3. All entrants may transmit only one signal on the air at any given time.
- 6.4. All CW contacts must take place below 28.3 MHz.
Certificates will be awarded to:
- 7.1. The highest-scoring single-operator station (in each category) from each ARRL/RAC Section and DXCC country.
- 7.2. The top scoring Novice/Technician Plus station (in each category) in each ARRL Section.
- 7.3. Top multioperator entries in each ARRL Division, Canada and each continent.
- 7.4. Additional certificates will be awarded as participation warrants.
- 8.1. All electronic logs (computer generated) must submit an ASCII text file of the log information in Cabrillo file format. Paper print outs of the electronic file are not acceptable substitutes.
- 8.2. Handwritten paper logs are acceptable submissions.
- 8.3. All entries must be emailed or postmarked by January 10, 2007.
- 8.4. Email entries only to:
Submissions require Cabrillo log file with all required information (including exchange sent, category entered, power, and ARRL/RAC section - see General Rules for specific file format).
- 8.5. Electronic files not in Cabrillo file format may be designated as checklogs.
- 8.6. Paper entries should be mailed to:
225 Main St
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
- 8.7. Paper entries must be submitted on current ARRL entry forms or an acceptable facsimile.
- 8.7.1. Forms are available for downloading at the Contest Branch Homepage at http://www.arrl.org/contests/forms/
- 8.7.2. Forms are available for an SASE sent to the Contest Branch.
- 8.8. Logs may be submitted via the web applet at www.b4h.net/cabforms
- 8.9. See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL Contests on bands below 30 MHz (HF)" on the ARRL Web.
- 8.10. General queries should be directed to the Contest Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (860) 594-0232.
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