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::.  RULES

FISTS Sprint
The International Morse Preservation Society
- FISTS -

The following are the Official Rules for the FISTS SPRINT:


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FISTS

 OBJECTIVE:

To exchange specified information with as many FISTS members as possible using Morse Code only, and within the time frame stipulated.

 PARTICIPANTS:

Any properly licensed amateur radio operator, FISTS member or non-member is invited to take part in the contest. At least one of the two stations in each QSO must be a FISTS member.

 DATE AND TIME:

The Winter SPRINT will run from
1700 UTC to 2100 UTC on second Saturday in February

The Spring SPRINT will run from
1700 UTC to 2100 UTC on second Saturday in May

The Summer SPRINT will run from
1700 UTC to 2100 UTC on second Saturday in July

The Fall SPRINT will run from
1700 UTC to 2100 UTC on second Saturday in October

Please note times are in UTC, daylight savings time is NOT a factor.

 BANDS:

Operation is limited to the following amateur bands: 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz amateur bands.

Work stations only once per band.

 ENTRY CLASSES:

There are three entry classes:

  • QRO: Over 5 watts output power.
  • QRP: 5 watts output power or less.
  • Club: (regardless of power).

Entry class MUST be shown on logs to be considered for entry in a particular class, or will be assumed QRO.

An entry must be ONE class only, no combination of classes is allowed.

 EXCHANGE:

The following information must be exchanged by both stations to count as a valid contest QSO:

For FISTS members:
RST, U.S. state/Canadian province/DXCC country, first name, FISTS number.

For non-FISTS members:
RST, U.S. state/Canadian province/DXCC country, first name, Power output.

 DX COUNTRY STATUS:

U.S. states and Canadian provinces are those states and provinces that are contiguous and found within the North American continent.

DX are those entities listed in the current ARRL DXCC publication, other than the above.

 MULTIPLIERS:

  • Each U.S. State and Canadian province counts as 1 multiplier. Count each only once, no matter how many times worked.

  • Each DXCC entity counts as 1 multiplier. Count each only once, no matter how many times worked.

 SCORING:

  • Each QSO with a FISTS member: 5 points.

  • Each QSO with a non-FISTS member: 2 points.

Final score is total QSO points times multipliers.

 CERTIFICATES:

U.S./VE:
Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in each Entry Class.

 LOG SUBMISSIONS:

Sending the logs is what counts, and they will be spot checked for accuracy and correct scoring procedures. All log entries must be received 30 days after the Sprint to be considered valid. Logs not sent to the proper address will not be considered for entry.

All logs MUST contain the following information to be considered for entry: Your name and call sign. Club name if entry is for a club. Your FISTS number if a member. Entry class. Your claimed score. List of claimed multipliers.

The entry form is the best way to record this information.

Download the entry form as a text file.
...or copy the entry form from this site.

 ELECTRONIC LOGS:

We will accept E-logs in standard Cabrillo format, or ascii text files. If your not sure about your format, please contact me before the contest entry deadline.

E-logs are sent (ONLY) to:

E-mail:
w8pig@yahoo.com

 PAPER LOGS:

Send log and forms to:

Mailing address:
Dan Shepherd, N8IE
1900 Pittsfield St.
KETTERING, OH 45420
USA

Date of info: February 10, 2004 Source: FISTS Web Site
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 FISTS SPRINT ENTRY FORM:

(Copied from: FISTS SPRINT ENTRY FORM on FISTS Web Site)


                       FISTS SPRINT ENTRY FORM
                       -----------------------

Entry Class    QRO________    QRP_________   CLUB_________
 
SCORING: _______QSO points X _____multipliers = ________final score

CLUB NAME__________________________________________________________

CLUB FISTS Number__________________________________________________

YOUR NAME_____________________________________ CALL________________

YOUR FISTS Number__________________________________________________

ADDRESS_____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________

Email Address(optional)  __________________________________________


+---------------->>>>MULTIPLIER CHECK-OFF LIST<<<<-----------------+
| 1   2   3    4    5    6    7    8    9    0      VE         DX  |
| CT  NY  DE   AL   AR   CA   AZ   MI   IL   CO   NB  NF/LB        |
| MA  NJ  MD   FL   LA        ID   OH   IN   IA   NS   NT          |
| ME      PA   GA   MS        MT   WV   WI   KS   PE   YK          |
| NH           KY   NM        NV             MN   QC   BC          |
| RI           NC   OK        OR             MO   ON               |
| VT           SC   TX        UT             NE   MB               |
|              TN             WA             ND   SK               |
|              VA             WY             SD   AB               |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+

Please enclose paper logs ONLY, photos, comments, ideas, etc.,
with your entry and mail promptly to:

                         Dan Shepherd, N8IE
                         1900 Pittsfield St.
                         KETTERING, OH 45420
                         USA

Statement: "I have observed all FISTS Sprint competition rules as
           well as all regulations for Amateur Radio in my country.
           My report is correct and true to the best of my knowledge.
           I agree to be bound by the decisions of the FISTS Awards
           Committee."

Date ___________ Signature ________________________ Call ___________

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