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ASIA-PACIFIC Sprint Contest
ASIA-PACIFIC Sprint Contest

(Revised April 2005)

 

The Asia-Pacific Sprint Contest Committee would like to announce the latest running of this spectacular radiosporting event - note changes in the rules!


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 Objective:

For stations outside the Asia-Pacific region to work as many Asia-Pacific stations as possible within the 2 hour time limit.

For stations inside the Asia-Pacific region to work as many stations as possible, anywhere in the world, within the 2 hour time limit.

(A complete list of the Asia-Pacific countries is defined below).

 Awards:

Official AP Sprint Plaque sponsored by CQ Ham Radio (Japan) to be awarded to the top 3 winners in AP region and to the winner of each continent outside the AP region for a calendar year
  1. For each contest, an official AP Sprint T-shirt will be awarded to the top three winners in the Asia-Pacific Region, and the winner of each continent outside the Asia-Pacific region. Winners must have at least 5 QSO’s in the log to be eligible for this prize. One can recieve only one T-shirt in the same calender year. If a winner does not recieve a T-shirt for the 2nd or 3rd win in a year, it will be awarded to the runner-up.

  2. At the end of each calendar year, an official AP Sprint Plaque will be awarded to the top three winners in the Asia-Pacific Region, and the winner of each continent outside the Asia-Pacific region. The winners are determined by summing the ranking of the 3 sprints of the same calendar year. The winners must participate all 3 sprints of the year to be eligible for this prize. This prize is sponsored by CQ Ham radio (Japan).

    • Example: If one’s results of the 3 sprints of the same calendar year were 2nd, 5th and 1st, then his/her points for the year would be 8 ( = 2+5+1 ). The one with the least point would be the winner.

    • This prize is not awarded to a station, but to an operator. An individual who operated more than one station in the same region in the same calendar year is eligible for this prize. Conversely, a station operated by different operators in the same calendar year is not eligible for this prize.

 Date/Time/Bands/Mode:

11 June 2005 / 1100-1300 UTC / 15 m & 20 m / SSB

Mark your calendar now - future Asia-Pacific Sprints will be held:

  • Fall (15 m/20 m CW) - 3rd Sunday of October
    (16 Oct. 2005) 0000-0200 UTC

  • Spring (20 m/40 m CW) - 2nd Saturday of February
    (11 Feb. 2006) 1100-1300 UTC

  • Summer (15 m/20 m SSB) - 2nd Saturday of June
    (10 June 2006) 1100-1300 UTC

 Suggested frequencies:

CW - 15 m: 21030-21050, 20 m: 14030-14050, 40 m: 7015-7040 kHz.

SSB - 15 m: 21350-21380, 20 m: 14250-14280 kHz.

 Power limit:

Stations in Asia-Pacific region - 150 W output.

Stations outside Asia-Pacific region - legal limit in each country.

 Entry categories:

Single operator, Single radio only.

SO2R type of operation is not allowed (use of 2nd transmitter is not allowed).
Use of 2nd receiver (separate or built-in) is allowed.

 Contest exchange:

RS/RST + Serial number beginning with 001.

 Duplicate contacts:

Same station may be worked only once per band.

 Multipliers:

Prefixes per WPX rules (once only - not once per band).

 QSY rule:

CW - called station (usually CQer) QSYs at least 1 kHz after a QSO.

SSB - called station (usually CQer) QSYs at least 6 kHz after a QSO.

 Final Score:

Number of QSOs × Multipliers.

 Asia-Pacific countries for this contest:

(Countries from Asia side PacificRim to 180 degrees longitude):

3D2 (all), 4W, 1S/9MØ, 9M2, 9M6/8, 9V, BV, BV9, BY, BS, C2, DU, FK (all), FW, H4 (all), HL, HS, JA, JD1/Ogasawara, JD1/Marcus, KH2, KH9, KHØ, P29, T2, T3Ø, T33, T8, UAØ (not UA9), V6, V7, V85, VK1-9 (all except VK9X & VK9Y), VR, XU, XV/3W, XX9, YB, YJ, ZL (all except Chatham & Kermadec).

 Results will be posted to:

Rules and results will be distributed by an automated info-server.
Send a request e-mail to:

info-contest@ne.nal.go.jp
with the command in the body: (must start with # except help)
#get ap-sprint.rule
#get index
help

 Log Instruction:

Only electronic logs sent by email are accepted.

All entries must contain complete QSO information plus a summary indicating your claimed score and T-shirt size. The operator’s callsign and name has to be indicated if the operator is different than of the owner of the station used or if the station used is not owned by an individual. Entries without a summary may be treated as a checklog. (The summary contained in the Cabrillo log satisfies this requirement).

Electronic logs in Cabrillo format are strongly recommended. In any case, the log & summary must be in ASCII format (no binary files nor non-English characters, please). The file name of the electronic log must be your callsign. (For example, 9V1YC.CBR for Cabrillo log). The electronic log file must be attached to the email.

The subject of the email must contain your callsign.

E-mail:

E-mail:
apsprint@jsfc.org

 Entry deadline:

7 days after end of contest.

 Cabrillo QSO template for AP Sprint:

                              --------info sent------- -------info rcvd------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call          rst exch   call          rst exch
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ****** ************* nnn ******
QSO:  7019 CW 1999-02-13 1231 9V1YC         599 001    VR2BG         599 002
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789

(Exact frequency does not have to be logged if your radio is not connected to your PC ie. 7000 for 40 m, 14000 for 20 m and 21000 for 15 m is OK).

 Sample log in Cabrillo format:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: AP-SPRINT
CALLSIGN: 9V1YC
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 140
NAME: James Brooks
ADDRESS: 26 Jalan Asas
ADDRESS: Singapore 678787
SOAPBOX: See you next time.
QSO:  7019 CW 1999-02-13 1231 9V1YC         599 001    VR2BG         599 002
QSO:  7019 CW 1999-02-13 1231 9V1YC         599 002    W2VJN         599 001
QSO:  7018 CW 1999-02-13 1232 9V1YC         599 003    JE0UXR        599 002
QSO:  7018 CW 1999-02-13 1232 9V1YC         599 004    JM1NKT        599 003
QSO:  7024 CW 1999-02-13 1235 9V1YC         599 005    JA6UBK        599 005
QSO:  7024 CW 1999-02-13 1235 9V1YC         599 006    JA6ZLI        599 003
QSO:  7023 CW 1999-02-13 1239 9V1YC         599 007    JR1UJX        599 005
QSO:  7023 CW 1999-02-13 1240 9V1YC         599 008    JF2BDK        599 005
QSO:  7019 CW 1999-02-13 1241 9V1YC         599 009    JH5RXS        599 008
END-OF-LOG:

Further information on Cabrillo may be obtained from the following web page:
http://loja.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/

Date of info: June 4, 2005
Original rules revised: April 2005
Source: ASIA-PACIFIC Sprint Contest Web Site
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