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40th Alessandro Volta RTTY DX Contest 2006
The SSB and RTTY club of COMO and the A.R.I. (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani) are pleased to announce the details of the
40th "Alessandro VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST".

This contest is organized to increase interest in RTTY mode as used by radio amateurs and honour the italian discoverer of electricity, ALESSANDRO VOLTA.


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 Contest period:

From 1200 UTC Saturday May 13, 2006
until 1200 UTC Sunday May 14, 2006

In the future this event will take place on the second full week-end in May.

 Bands:

3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz Amateur bands.

 Classes:

  • "SINGLE-OP ALL" - Single operator, all bands
  • "SINGLE-OP xxM" - Single operator, single band (where xx = 10, 15, 20, 40, 80)
    (Single band entrants who also operate on other bands are encouraged to submit their logs to aid in the log-checking process. QSOs on other bands are counted: 0 points, 0 multipliers, 0 QSOs. Clearly mark in the log’s CABRILLO header which band is to be counted as the single-band entry)
  • "MULTI-OP" - Multi operator single or multi transmitter
  • "SWL" - Short Wave Listeners.
  • "CHECKLOG" - logs for QSO checking

ALL CATEGORIES: Single band or all band, single operator or multi operators, only one signal allowed at any one time; the operator may change bands at any time. No power subcategories. Use of DX spotting nets is allowed.

 Scoring:

All two way RTTY contacts will score in accordance with the Exchange Points Table.

Contacts between stations within the same country will not be valid.
( Example 1 )

Contacts made outside one’s own continent on 3.5 or 28 MHz are worth double points.
( Example 2 )

 Contacts:

Station can be worked only once for each band. Additional contacts may be made with the same station if a different band is used.

 Multipliers:

A multiplier of 1 is given for each Country contacted. The same Country may be claimed again if a different band is used.

An additional multiplier is given for each INTERCONTINENTAL COUNTRY (DX) worked on at least 4 bands.
( Example 3 )

A contact with a station which would count as multiplier will only be valid if that station appears in at least 4 other logs, or contest log is received from that station.

 Points:

Total exchange points multiplied by the total number of multiplier multiplied by the total number of QSOs.

[Points × Multipliers × QSOs = Final score].

 Countries:

ARRL Country list plus each call-area in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA will be counted as a separate country.

In those cases DO NOT COUNT the general Country multiplier (JA - VE - VK - W - ZL);
COUNT ONLY each call-area worked (JA1...Ø, VE1...Ø, VK1...8, W1...Ø, ZL1...ZL4).

 Message:

Must consist of: RST - QSO number - Your CQ Zone number. (ex.: 599-001-15)

 SWL:

The same scoring rules will apply but based on stations and message copied.

Use one CABRILLO record for each station heard. If you heard both stations in QSO you have to log two heard.

 Award:

A special Trophy will be awarded to the top stations in each class.

In addition an electronic certificate will be sent only via e-mail to all contestant.

 Paper logs and score sheets:

Use one log per band. Logs must be clearly filled and must contain: Band, Date, Time UTC, Call sign of station worked, message sent, message received, points and multipliers.

A summary score sheet is required with a list of multiplier worked in each band and EXTRA multipliers for 4 bands DX.

SEND YOUR PAPER LOGS to:

Mailing address:
Francesco Di Michele, I2DMI
P O Box 55
I-22063 CANTU
ITALY

 LOGS - Electronic submission:

Send logs via e-mail to:

E-mail:
log@contestvolta.it

as CABRILLO files.

In the "Subject:" line of your e-mail message please include your callsign and the category you entered — e.g., I2DMI SINGLE-OP 20M, I2DMI MULTI-OP, I2DMI SWL, etc.

Logs should be sent as an e-mail attachment, not in the text of the email, and the filename for the log should be yourcall.log (e.g., I2DMI.LOG). No summary score sheet is required for CABRILLO logs.

CABRILLO files will be checked and if any error is found you’ll receive an e-mail with diagnostic errors message. You can correct them and send the log again. See on www.contestvolta.it programs for Cabrillo conversion.

LOGS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2006, JULY 31th TO QUALIFY.

If you have any question send a message to: info@contestvolta.it

Date of info: 10 May, 2006 Source: Alessandro Volta RTTY DX Contest Web Site
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 Cabrillo QSO template:

Copied from: Alessandro Volta RTTY DX Contest Web Site
General Cabrillo information: Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet Proposal V2.0

                              ---------info sent-------- -------info rcvd----------
QSO: freq  mo date       time call          rst exch  zn call          rst exch  zn  pts
QSO: ***** ** yyyy-mm-dd nnnn ************* nnn ***** ** ************* nnn ***** **  ***
QSO:  3799 RY 1999-03-06 0711 HC8N          599  0004 05 W1AW          599  0026 05  002
0000000001111111111222222222233333333334444444444555555555566666666667777777777888888888
1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678
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 Example Alessandro Volta RTTY DX Contest log:

Copied from: Alessandro Volta RTTY DX Contest Web Site
General Cabrillo information: Cabrillo Standard Summary Sheet Proposal V2.0

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CALLSIGN: IK2LOL
CLUB: DX DIGITAL CLUB
CONTEST: VOLTA-RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CLAIMED-SCORE:
OPERATORS:
ADDRESS:
ADDRESS:
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V3.0.180
QSO: 14080 RY 2004-01-13 1229 IK2LOL        599  0001 15 EA2ERT        599  0014 14  003
QSO: 14080 RY 2004-01-13 1230 IK2LOL        599  0002 15 ZL1ERT        599  3331 32  054
QSO: 14080 RY 2004-01-13 1230 IK2LOL        599  0003 15 PY0PP         599  1111 11  208
QSO:  3508 RY 2004-01-13 1230 IK2LOL        599  0004 15 ZL1AMI        599  0313 32  108
QSO:  3508 RY 2004-01-13 1231 IK2LOL        599  0005 15 VK9NS         599  0013 32  108
QSO:  3508 RY 2004-01-13 1232 IK2LOL        599  0006 15 IS0AGY        599  0031 15  002
END-OF-LOG:
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