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::.  RULES

ARRL November Sweepstakes
(Original rules last modified August 30, 2005)

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 1. Object:

For stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.

 2. Date and Contest Period:

2.1. CW: First full weekend in November

(November 5-7, 2005)

2.2. Phone: Third full weekend in November

(November 19-21, 2005)

2.3. Contest Period:

Begins 2100 UTC Saturday, ends 0300 UTC Monday

2.4. Operate no more than 24 of the 30 hours.

2.4.1. Off periods may not be less than 30 minutes in length.

2.4.2. Times off and on must be clearly noted in paper logs. Do not indicate off times in electronic log files. The log checking software calculates it.

2.4.3. Listening time counts as operating time.

 3. Entry Categories:

3.1. Single Operator:

3.1.1. QRP.

3.1.2. Low Power.

3.1.3. High Power.

3.1.4. Unlimited - Packet assisted (no differentiated power levels).

3.2. Multioperator:

3.2.1. Multi-Single only:

3.2.1.1. Only 1 transmitted signal is permitted at any time.

3.2.1.2. No limitation on the number of band changes.

3.2.1.3. Spotting assistance is permissible.

3.3. School Club:

3.3.1. There are three divisions to this category.

3.3.1.1. College and University

3.3.1.2. Technical School

3.3.1.3. Secondary and other School

3.3.2. School clubs compete as their own category.

3.3.3. Only currently enrolled regular students and faculty/staff of the institution are eligible to operate a school club entry. Alumni may "Elmer" but may not operate the station during the competition.

3.3.4. There is no distinction between Single and Multi operator stations or power levels in this category.

3.3.5. School clubs must operate from established stations located on the campus. No portable operation from a near-by contest station is allowed. A club may operate from a member’s station only if no on-campus station exists.

3.3.6. Certificates will be awarded to the top scoring entry in each division of this category in each ARRL/RAC section and division.

 4. Exchange:

The required exchange consists of:

4.1. A consecutive serial number;

4.2. Precedence;

4.2.1. "Q" for Single Op QRP (5 Watts output or less);

4.2.2. "A" for Single Op Low Power (up to 150 W output);

4.2.3. "B" for Single Op High Power (greater than 150 W output);

4.2.4. "U" for Single Op Unlimited;

4.2.5. "M" for Multi-Op;

4.2.6. "S" for School Club;

4.3. Your Callsign;

4.4. Check (the last two digits of the year you were first licensed);

4.5. ARRL/RAC Section

Example: NU1AW would respond to W1AW’s call by sending: W1AW 123 B NU1AW 71 CT, which indicates QSO number 123, B for Single Op High Power, NU1AW, first licensed in 1971, and in the Connecticut section.

 5. Scoring:

QSO points: Count two points for each complete two-way QSO.
5.1. Multiplier: Each ARRL Section and RAC Section plus the Canadian NT (Northern Territories - encompassing VE8 / VY1 / VYØ) with a maximum number of 80.

5.1.1. KP3 and KP4 are in the Puerto Rico Section.

5.1.2. KV4/KP2 and KG4 stations are in the Virgin Islands Section.

5.1.3. KH6 and other US possessions in the Pacific count as the Pacific Section.

5.2. Final score: Multiply QSO points (two per QSO) by the number of ARRL/RAC sections (plus NT VE8/VY1/VYØ).

 6. Miscellaneous:

6.1. Work each station only once, regardless of the frequency band.

6.2. Only one transmitted signal at any time is permitted.

 7. Awards:

7.1. Certificates will be awarded to the top operator CW and Phone scores in each category ("A", "B", "Q", "U", "S" and "M") in each ARRL/RAC section and division.

7.2. All Overall and Divisional winners will be awarded a plaque recognizing their efforts. Plaques are either sponsored by groups of clubs or by the principal sponsor, Icom.

 8. Submission:

8.1. Deadline for submission of CW entries is Wednesday December 7, 2005.
Deadline for submission of Phone entries is Wednesday December 21, 2005.

Entries emailed or postmarked after the deadline may be designated checklogs.

8.1.1. The CW and Phone mode are considered separate contests and must be submitted in separate envelopes or emails sent to the appropriate address.

8.1.2. Entries must be made on current ARRL entry forms or on a reasonable facsimile. Current forms may be downloaded in .pdf or ASCII format from www.arrl.org/contests/forms

8.2. Email entries for CW must be sent to:

E-mail CW logs to:
SSCW@arrl.org

and Phone to:

E-mail Phone logs to:
SSPhone@arrl.org

8.3. Cabrillo formatted logs can be submitted by logging onto the web application at www.b4h.net/cabforms and completing the required information.

8.4. Any entry that has been created using a computer for logging must be submitted in the Cabrillo log file format.

8.4.1. Files from word processing, spreadsheet programs or "bin" type logging program files are not acceptable.

8.4.2. Any electronic file that is not submitted in required format will not be eligible for competition and awards.

8.4.3. A paper printout for a log that has been generated by a computer in lieu of the actual data file is not an acceptable substitute.

8.4.4. Paper logs that are entered into a logging program or computer after the contest are considered electronic logs and must include the required electronic file in the submission.

8.5. Hand-written paper logs are acceptable entries. Any hand-written paper log of 500 or more QSOs must include the required dupe sheet.

8.6. Logs sent via the regular mail service should be addressed to:

Send logs by mail to:
November SS CW or November SS Phone
ARRL
225 Main St
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
USA

 9. Other information:

9.1. See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL Contests on bands below 30 MHz (HF)" available at www.arrl.org/contests or from the ARRL Contest Branch.

9.2. All contest queries should be directed to contests@arrl.org or by telephone to 860-594-0232. All contest rules and entry forms may be downloaded from the Contest Branch Web Page at: www.arrl.org/contests

Participation Pins

The ARRL is again pleased to continue its PINS (Participation In November Sweepstakes) program for 2005. Anyone who completes 100 contacts on CW or Phone during Sweepstakes is eligible to purchase one of these attractive Participation Pins. Pins are based on claimed scores. Each pin includes the year and mode and have become a popular tradition in the November Sweepstakes event.

Pins cost $6, including postage and handling and will be shipped after all entries have been processed and logs verified. To order your pins, attach a note to the front of your summary sheet indicating the number of pins ordered along with your check. If you enter electronically, send a copy of your summary sheet with a note and your check attached to:

Sweepstakes PINS
ARRL Contest Branch
225 Main St
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
USA

Clean Sweep Mugs

Commemorate working your "clean sweep" by purchasing your 2005 November Sweepstakes mug. To earn your mug, work all 80 ARRL/RAC sections during the CW or Phone November Sweepstakes. Mug awards are based on claimed scores.

The price for the keepsake mug is $12 each, (including postage and handling). If you submit electronically, send a paper copy of the first page of your Cabrillo file and indicate how many mugs you are ordering along with your check. If you log by paper, attach a note to the top of your summary sheet indicating how many mugs you are ordering and your check. All orders should be sent to:

Clean Sweep Mugs
ARRL Contest Branch
225 Main Street
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
USA

Your mug will be shipped after all entries and mug orders have been processed and verified. Supplies are limited. We only guarantee filling orders received by the Phone Submission deadline of December 21, 2005.

Date of info: 30 October, 2005 Source: ARRL Web Site
Original rules page last modified: 30-Aug-2005
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ARRL November Sweepstakes
Cabrillo Log Format V2.0
Source: Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet Proposal V2.0

 Summary Sheet Specification:

Disclaimer

I have made the Summary Sheet Specification with the Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet Proposal V2.0 as source. I cannot guarantee that the specification is exactly what ARRL needs, as I haven’t been able to find any information about the Cabrillo specification for ARRL November Sweepstakes on the ARRL Web Site.

The thing I’m not really sure of, are the correct category names. Do they need SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED or SINGLE-OP-UNLIMITED as the category name?

The Cabrillo QSO Template and the Example ARRL November Sweepstakes log should be OK, as they are exact copies from the Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet Proposal V2.0 pages.

SM3CER, Jan

START-OF-LOG: version-number
Must be the first line of the log submission.
The current version-number is 2.0.

ARRL-SECTION: arrl-section
For USA and Canada stations arrl-section must be
the ARRL section abbreviation as shown in
http://www.arrl.org/contests/sections.abv.html

This information is required for IARU-HF and for
all ARRL contests, such as ARRL-10, ARRL-DX-SSB, etc.

CONTEST: contest-name
The contest-name must be one of the following:
ARRL-SS-CW or ARRL-SS-SSB.

CALLSIGN: callsign
The callsign used during the contest.

CATEGORY: operator-category band-category power-category
The operator-category must be one of the following:
SINGLE-OP, SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED (SINGLE-OP-UNLIMITED ?),
MULTI-ONE, SCHOOL-CLUB or CHECKLOG.

The band-category must be one of the following:
ALL, 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M.

The power-category must be HIGH, LOW or QRP.

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: [assisted-status]
The value or assisted-status must be
ASSISTED or NON-ASSISTED.

CLAIMED-SCORE: n
The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer
form such as 1217315 or 19113 or 12.

OPERATORS: callsign1 [callsign2 callsign3...]
A space-delimited list of operator callsign(s).

You may also list the callsign of the host station
by placing an "@" caracter in front of the callsign
within the operator list, such as OPERATORS: @N6IJ

CLUB: text
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated.

CREATED-BY: text
Name and version of the logging program used to create the Cabrillo file.

NAME: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS: text
... [as many as needed...]
Name and address.

SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
SOAPBOX: text
... [as many as needed...]
Soapbox comments.

QSO: QSO-data
QSO data as specified by the Cabrillo QSO data format.

END-OF-LOG:
Must be the last line of the log submission.

 Cabrillo QSO Template:

                              --------info sent------- -------info rcvd--------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call       nr   p ck sec call       nr   p ck sec
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ********** nnnn a nn aaa ********** nnnn a nn aaa
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2102 N5KO          3 B 74 STX K9ZO          2 A 69 IL
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789

freq:
Integer frequency in kHz;   [ ex. 28032, 14212 ]
if freq not known then 28000, 21000, 14000, 7000, 3500, 1800

mo:
CW or PH

date:
UTC date in yyyy-mm-dd form   [ ex. 2005-11-05 ]

time:
UTC time in nnnn form   [ ex. 2102 ]

call:
callsign

nr:
serial number
(a consecutive serial number)

p:
Sweepstakes precedence:
A, B, M, Q, S or U

ck:
Two digit Sweepstakes check
(the last two digits of the year you were first licensed)

sec:
ARRL Section abbreviation
(ARRL/RAC Section)

 Example ARRL November Sweepstakes log:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: SCV
CONTEST: ARRL-SS-CW
CALLSIGN: N5KO
CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 160
OPERATORS: N5KO K6AW
CLUB: Northern California Contest Club
NAME: Trey Garlough
ADDRESS: 7375 Oak Ridge Road
ADDRESS: Aptos, CA 95003
ADDRESS: USA
SOAPBOX: The ARRL November Sweepstakes is my favorite contest. It really
SOAPBOX: is fun to get on and try to make a clean sweep.
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2101 N5KO          1 B 74 SCV WA2VRR        1 A 74 VA
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2102 N5KO          2 B 74 SCV NJ2L          2 B 81 WNY
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2102 N5KO          3 B 74 SCV K9ZO          2 A 69 IL
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2103 N5KO          4 B 74 SCV K7QQ          3 A 62 IL
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2103 N5KO          5 B 74 SCV W4YE          5 A 74 VA
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2104 N5KO          6 B 74 SCV K3SV          3 B 71 EPA
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2105 N5KO          7 B 74 SCV K2GS          3 A 89 ENY
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2106 N5KO          8 B 74 SCV KX1E          3 A 56 ME
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2106 N5KO          9 B 74 SCV N0EID         2 Q 82 MO
QSO: 21042 CW 1997-11-01 2107 N5KO         10 B 74 SCV N4AF         12 B 58 NC
END-OF-LOG:


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