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RAEM Contest
4th full weekend of December


 1. Organizers:

The "Soyuz Radioljubitelej Rossii" (Union of Radioamateurs of Russia) together with the incorporated Central and Moscow radioclub of name E.T. Krenkel are pleased to announce the RAEM Contest.

 2. Contest Period:

0200 - 0959 UTC 25 December 2005, 8 hours.

The "E.T.Krenkel Memorial", RAEM Contest is to be held on the 4th full weekend of December on the following amateur bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 m.

Mode: CW only.

 3. Categories:

  • A   - Single operator - Single band - HP.
  • B   - Single operator - All Bands - HP.
  • B1 - Single operator - All Bands - LP.
  • C   - Multi operator - All Bands (2-3 operators).
  • D   - SWL.

 4. Exchange:

Serial number of QSO, since 001 and participant’s geographical coordinates, degree values only (!) with hemisphere indicator in German language: N-Nord (Northern), S-Sud (Southern), W-West (Western) and O-Ost (Eastern) Hemispheres.

For instance, RW9HZZ and RXØLWC have "001 57N 85O" and "001 44N 133O" exchange numbers respectively.

You may work the same station on different bands.
10 band changes per hour are allowed.
Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
Any cluster or human assistance is prohibited.

 5. QSO Points:

  • Each QSO worth 50 points + 1 point for every degree difference in geographical coordinates, both latitude and longitude.
  • Every QSO with a Polar Circle station gives additional 100 points.
  • Every QSO with RAEM memorial station gives additional 300 points.

The final score consists of:

- QSO points
- Coordinates difference points
- QSO with Polar Circle stations points
- QSO with RAEM station points

Participants, located in the Polar Circle, multiple their final score to 1.1.

An example: 300 QSO × 50 + 11000 coordinates difference points + 3200 additional points = 29200 points.

 6. Short-wave listeners:

SWL stations must copy both calls and one exchange numbers in case of one-way QSO reception, and both call and both exchange numbers in case of two-way QSO reception.

One-way QSO reception worth 1 point, two-way - 3 points.
Dupe reception of the same station on the same band worth 0 points.

Final score is the sum of the QSO points by the bands.

 7. Awards:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates will be awarded in each category, listed in the "Categories" section if there were at least 5 participants.

B, B1 and C categories continental winners and Polar Circle stations winner will be awarded as well.

 8. Log submissions:

Electronic logs should be submitted via e-mail to:


Stations expecting to enter a "top ten" score in any category MUST use electronic submission. Submit your log as an attachment in a text-file format. Filename for your log should contain your call sign, for instance RW4WR.CBR, or RW4WR.LOG and RW4WR.SUM.

Be sure to put your call and contest name in the "subject" line of your log submission, for instance: RW4WR RAEM. Be sure to show your claimed result in a message body of your log submission (number of QSOs and additional points sum).

Paper logs should be sent to:

Mailing address:
RAEM Contest
P O Box 3945
IZHEVSK 426011

Title sheet should contain the following data:

- contest name, mode and dates of the contest;
- callsign, used in the contest;
- category;
- station location;
- operator’s call sign, full name and address;
- number of QSOs;

Contacts in a log submission should be made in chronological order. Each QSO or SWL record must contain the following (* asterisk means not obligatory requrement in case of paper logs):

- Date; *
- Frequency, MHz (14; 3,5; etc)
- UTC;
- Your call * (for SWLs - one of the received calls);
- Mode;
- Other station’s call (for SWLs - another received call);
- Sent and received exchange numbers.

 9. Deadline:

Log submissions should be sent to the organizers within 15 days.
All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than January 10, 2006.

All log submissions sent after that day or received after February 10, 2006 will be accepted as the check-logs. An extension of the log submission terms may be given by the referees if requested by letter or other means. In that case the last deadline would be given.

Date of info: 7 December, 2005 Source: SRR Web Site - RAEM Contest rules
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Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER

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This page was created December 20, 2003
Most recent revision December 7, 2005