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ARI International DX Contest
2000 UTC, 1 May to 1959 UTC, 2 May 2004
Select SD Type 10 - General, Area and Country Multipliers:
.MLT File: ITALY
.CTY file: DXCC
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points per QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Points per Area QSO: 10 (QSOs with Italy)
Points vary by mode?: N
Points vary by band?: N
Points vary by location: Y
Points: 0, 1, 3 (Own country, own continent, other continents)
Receive serial from
Italian (Area) QSOs?:
N
Starting Mode: CW or SSB (your choice)
Mixed-mode?: Y/N (your choice)
Multipliers count
on both modes?:
N (asked only if you’re mixed-mode)
Work same station
on both modes?:
Y (asked only if you’re mixed-mode)
Work everyone 160 - 10 m
Log RST + Province from Italian stations,
and RST + Serial from all others.


After the contest, use SDCHECK to prepare your Cabrillo .LOG file. Rename it as YOURCALL.LOG and email it as an attached file to aricontest@ari.it by 4th June 2003.

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
May 2, 2003

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BALTIC Contest
From 2100 UTC May 21, 2005 till 0200 UTC May 22, 2005
I’ve updated SD to directly support this contest. The update is based on SD Type 9, and it adds a "No Multipliers" option to the existing choices of "Multipliers count by band" and "Multipliers count once only". This way, Type 9 can be used to support contests with variable points by location but with no multipliers.

I’ve uploaded a new version of SD to the website. You can download it from http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sd.zip and it contains SD.EXE and SDCHECK.EXE VB.78 (B for beta) - size is 232 kB.

QSOs with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (I’ll call them the "home" countries) score 10 or 20 points depending on whether you’re in, or outside, Europe - and all other QSOs score 1 point. SD, Type 9, can allocate points based on own country, other country in the same continent, and other continents. What I propose is that we update DXCC.CTY (take a copy first) as follows.

  1. Change the continent for your own country to AN (yes - Antarctica, you’ll not work many genuine AN stations on 80 m).
  2. Change the continent for the 3 home countries to AN.

    Then use SD to allocate points as follows:
    Own country: 1
    Own continent: 10 (or 20) if you’re outside EU
    Other continent: 1

    SD users from the home countries do not need to edit DXCC.CTY.

Here’s the full details:

Select SD Type 9, General - Country Multipliers:
.CTY file: DXCC (edited as described above)
Multipliers Count: N (none)
Points per QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers - even though there aren’t any!)
Single/Multi-Op: S or M (your choice)
Next Page: Y
Points vary by mode?: N
by location?: Y
Points: 1,10,1 (if you’re in Europe)
1,20,1 (if you’re outside Europe)
1,1,2 (if you’re in the home countries)
Mode: CW or SSB
Mixed-Mode: Y or N (your choice)
Mults count on both modes?: Y (Asked only if Mixed-Mode - SD will track countries worked on each mode, but will not count them as mults)
Work same station on both modes?: Y (Asked only if Mixed-Mode)
Work everyone, 80 metres only,
from 2100z 21 May 2005 to 0200z 22 May 2005.


After the contest, use SDCHECK to create your .LOG and .SUM files, rename them to YOURCALL.LOG and YOURCALL.SUM, and send them by email, as attached files, to lrsf@lrsf.lt before 1st July.

4. Section:

A - single operator,CW/SSB
B - single operator,CW
C - single operator,SSB
D - multi operator,single TX
E - SWL

5. Frequencies:

CW (3510-3600) kHz
SSB (3600-3650 and 3700-3750) kHz

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
May 16, 2001

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CQ-M International DX Contest
1200 UTC, 13 May to 1159 UTC, 14 May 2006
The CQ-M Contest takes place from 12:00 UTC Saturday 13th May to 11:59 UTC on Sunday 14th May. There are CW-only, SSB-only and Mixed sections on the six contest bands from 160 - 10 m.

Rules at www.cq-m.andys.ru/2006_ENG.htm

SD supports this event. V13.02 runs on any Windows PC and is free from
www.ei5di.com/sd/sdsetup.exe

  • Select SD’s "CQ-M Contest" template.

  • Work everyone - scoring as per CQ WW.

  • Mults are countries as per SD’s P150C.CTY file.

  • Send & receive 59(9) + serial.

After the contest, use SDCHECK Option 1 to create your .LOG file in Cabrillo format. Rename the file to YOURCALL.LOG and email it, as an attached file, to ua0agi@andys.ru

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
May 12, 2006

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ES Open HF Championship
Saturday 16 April 2005, 0500 - 0859 UTC
You work Estonian stations only (Estonians work everyone including ES), and the interesting thing is that you can work the same stations in each of the 4 one-hour periods. Multipliers are Estonian prefixes on each band (ESØ - ES9) - a maximum of 20 for single-mode, or 40 for mixed-mode.

SD is probably the ONLY contest logger to support all aspects of this contest. Here’s how you get started. (You’ll need to download ESTONIA.CTY from www.ei5di.com/sd/estonia.cty)

Select SD Type 9 - General, Area Multipliers:
.CTY File: ESTONIA
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points per QSO: 1 (for SSB Only)
2 (for CW Only)
0 (variable - for Mixed Mode)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Single/Multi Op: S or M (your choice)
Next Page: Y
Mode: CW or SSB (your mode now)
Mixed-Mode: Y or N
If mixed -
Mults count on
both modes:
Y
If mixed -
Work same stn
on both modes:
Y
These questions apply to Mixed-Mode only:
Points vary by mode: Y
Points vary by band: N
Points vary by location: N
Points CW: 2
Points SSB: 1
Now, here’s the neat bit. SD has, as standard, a SETDUPE command to reset dupe checking, as otherwise QSOs with stations logged in previous hours will be logged as dupes. Therefore, use SETDUPE at 0600, 0700 and 0800, and not at any other times. This way, you can log the same station, on both CW or SSB, up to 4 times (once in each hour of the contest).

Use SDCHECK, after the contest, to create your .LOG and .SUM files. Complete the .SUM file with a text editor (Notepad), rename the files to YOURCALL.LOG and YOURCALL.SUM and send them to esopen@erau.ee

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
April 18, 2002

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European HF Championship
1000 to 2159 UTC, 7 August 2004
SD offers an exact match for this contest. Further, it’s supported in the DEMO shareware version. Anyone can use SD V10.03 from http://www.ei5di.com - you don’t have to be registered. You’ll need an updated SDCHECK to give the correct Cabrillo format log for this contest - get it from http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sdcheck.zip (80970 bytes).

You now have a choice of SD/DOS or SD/WIN. SD/WIN operates in Console Mode (character-based) in any version of Windows.

Select Type 4 - General, Area Multipliers:
Multiplier Count: B (by band)
Points per CW QSO: 1
Points per SSB QSO: 1
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Name of .MLT file: EUHFC
Receive serials?: N
Mode: SSB or CW
Mixed-Mode Contest?: Y or N (your choice)
If Mixed:
Mults count both modes?: N
Work same
station on both modes?:
Y
Work Europeans only (there are no country multipliers)


After the contest, use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo .LOG file.

Rename it to YOURCALL.LOG where YOURCALL is the callsign you used, and attach it to an email to euhfc@hamradio.si by 31st August.

Indicate your entry category in the subject line of your email.
For example, EI5DI EUHFC 03 MIX LP

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
August 2, 2003

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EU Sprint
Spring CW: 1600 - 1959 UTC, 8 April 2006
Spring SSB: 1600 - 1959 UTC, 15 April 2006
Autumn SSB: 1600 - 1959 UTC, 7 October 2006
Autumn CW: 1600 - 1959 UTC, 14 October 2006
SD supports the EU Sprint.
Select SD Type 12 - EU Sprint:
Mode: CW
Points/QSO: 1
Name: Your name for the exchange
Work everyone on 20, 40 and 80 metres. Exchange Serial and Name. You must QSY at least 2 kHz after each QSO unless you answered a CQ or QRZ.

Use SDCHECK to create your .SUM and .LOG files. Complete the .SUM files as necessary with a text editor, rename them to YOURCALL.SUM and YOURCALL.LOG and send them, as attached files, to eusprint@kkn.net (within 15 days).

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
April 19, 2002

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Marconi Memorial Contest HF
1400 UTC, 26 June to 1400 UTC, 27 June 2004
Select Type 9:
.CTY File: CQWW
Mode: CW
After the contest, use SDCHECK to create YOURCALL.LOG and YOURCALL.SUM.

Then email to: ik6ptj@qsl.net within 30 days.

(See the Marconi Memorial Contest HF Rules for log info).

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
June 24, 1999

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New England QSO Party
Saturday 1 May 2004, 2000 UTC - Sunday 2 May 2002, 0500 UTC
Sunday 2 May 2004, 1300 - 2400 UTC
Note: SD V9.88 has been updated so that /M stations are not dupe-checked and you can log them in more than one county. Unfortunately, many of the New England mobiles will not sign /M. Therefore, you should enter the county code as part of the callsign. For example W1AW/NHV or W1AW/WIN.

Note: This is the first year of the contest, and SD uses a new set of three-letter county codes which identify both county and state (there are several duplicate county names within the New England states). Some New England contesters may not be familiar with the new codes, so please print NEQP.MLT for reference.

Select SD Type 4 - General, Area Multipliers:
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points - CW QSOs: 2
Points - SSB QSOs: 1
Pts/Bonus: 0 (Multipliers)
Name of .MLT file: NEQP
Next Page?: Y
Receive Serials?: N
Mode: CW or SSB
Mixed-Mode: Y or N (your choice)
If mixed -
Mults count on
both modes:
N
If mixed -
Work same stn
on both modes:
Y
Use SDCHECK, after the contest, to prepare your .LOG file in Cabrillo format.

Entries must be submitted within 30 days via e-mail to logs@neqp.org

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
May 4, 2002

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NRAU - Baltic Contest
CW: Sunday 11-Jan-2004 0530 - 0730 UTC
SSB: Sunday 11-Jan-2004 0800 - 1000 UTC
Select Type 4 - General Purpose - Area Multipiers:
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points/QSO: 2
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
.MLT file: NRAU
Next Page: Y
Receive Serials: Y
Starting Mode: CW or SSB (your choice)
Mixed Mode: N (separate files required)
Entrants who wish to operate mixed mode must start two separate contest logs (because of the requirement for independent serials and multipliers).

For this contest, entrants use the Type 4 option in SD. This option is completely unrestricted, even for the demo version and unregistered users.

Here’s how to set up SD - users must first download the latest version of SD, which includes the multiplier file NRAU.MLT, from:

http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sd.zip (387 kb)

An English manual, in Word 6 format, may be downloaded from:

http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sd-a4doc.zip

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
January 5, 2000

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Oklahoma QSO Party (OKQP)
From 1300 UTC 27 March to 1300 UTC 28 March, 2004
Select SD Type 10 - General, Country and Area Multipliers:
(There are no country multipliers, but Type 10 lets you score CW and SSB QSOs independently.)
.MLT File: OKQP - download from
http://www.ei5di.com/sd/okqp.mlt
.CTY File: DXCC
Multipliers Count: O (once only)
Points per QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Single/Multi-Op: S or M
Next Page: Y
Points per
Area QSO:
0 (same as others
- even though there aren’t any others!)
Points vary
by Mode:
Y
Points vary
by Band:
N
Points vary
by Location:
N
Points CW: 3
Points SSB: 2
Receive Serial: N
Mode: CW or SSB - your mode now
Mixed-Mode: Y
Mults count
both Modes:
N
Work same station
on both Modes:
Y
Log Oklahoma stations only.

After the contest, use SDCHECK to create your .LOG and .SUM files. Complete your .SUM file as appropriate, rename them to YOURCALL.LOG and YOURCALL.SUM, and email them to w5atv@cox.net

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
March 19, 2002

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RAC Canada Day Contest
0000 UTC to 2359 UTC, 1 July 2005
SD supports this contest on the 6 HF contest bands from 160 - 10 m, but not on 6 m and 2 m. SD runs on any Windows PC and is freeware from www.ei5di.com.

One correction is needed to CANADA.MLT supplied with SD. The code for Yukon is YT, not YU.

Select SD Type 10 - General, Country & Area Multipliers:
(Note: There are Canadian multipliers only, but Type 10 allows variable points for other QSOs).
.MLT File: CANADA
.CTY File: DXCC
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points/QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Points/Area QSO: 10
Non-Area QSOs count as mults?: N
Points vary by Mode:
by Band:
by Location
N
N
N
Points: 2
Receive Serial from Area (VE) QSOs:
Mode:
Mixed-Mode:
N
CW/SSB (your mode now)
Y
Mults count on both modes: N
Work same station on both modes: Y
Send and receive 59(9) + Serial. Canadian stations send their province code instead of a serial.

Canadian stations with the "RAC" suffix score 20 points. Use the POINTS command to edit these QSOs.

After the contest, use SDCHECK Option 1 to create your Cabrillo .LOG file. Rename it to YOURCALL.LOG and email it, as an attached file, to canadaday@rac.ca.

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
June 27, 2005

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REF Contest
CW: 0600 UTC, 24 January to 1800 UTC, 25 January 2004
SSB: 0600 UTC, 28 February to 1800 UTC, 29 February 2004
There are two sections.

  1. French, including Mainland France, Corsica, and French Overseas Territories.
  2. DX - all other countries

French stations send RST + département number or country prefix (overseas). DX stations send RST + Serial. French stations can work everyone, and get multipliers for départements and other DXCC countries. DX stations can work "French" stations only, and get multipliers for départements and certain country prefixes.

Select SD Type 10 - General, Country and Area Multipliers:
.MLT File: REF
.CTY File: REF (for French entrants)
REFDX (for DX entrants)
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points per QSO: 0 (variable points)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Next Page: Y
Points per Area QSO: 6 (French entrants)
0 (DX entrants)
Points vary by Mode:
by Band:
by Location
N
N
Y
Points: 0,1,2 (French entrants)
0,1,3 (DX entrants)
Receive Serial from
Area QSOs:
Mode:
Mixed-Mode:
 
N
CW ( or SSB )
N
NOTE for DX entrants. Scoring is by continent, but SD does not know what continent you’re in, because your prefix and country are not included in the REFDX file.

So, please add your own country record, from DXCC.CTY, to REFDX.CTY. If you do not do this, SD will not score correctly, and you will have to edit many QSO records after the contest.

For DX entrants (having selected REFDX.CTY), it’s easy to identify which stations you can work. If SD displays the country name and beam heading, once you’ve entered two or more callsign characters, then it’s OK to go ahead. You can log other stations, but they will not score points or be flagged as multipliers.

After the Contest, use SDCHECK to create your Cabrillo .LOG file, rename it to YOURCALL.LOG and email it to cdfcw@ref-union.org by 24th February 2004 (CW).

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
January 24, 2004

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Russian DX Contest
1200 UTC Saturday March 20 to 1200 UTC Sunday March 21, 2004
Select Type 10, General, Country & Area Multipliers:
.MLT File: RUSSIA
.CTY file: DXCC
Mults Count: B (by band)
Points/QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Single/Multi Op: S or M
Next Page: Y
Points per
Area QSO:
10 (Russia)
Points vary
by Mode:
N
Points vary
by Band:
N
Points vary
by Location:
Y
Points: 2, 3, 5
Own country
Other country
Other continent
Receive Serial
from Area QSOs:
N
Mode: CW or SSB (your mode now)
Mixed-Mode Contest: Y or N (your choice)
Mults count
on both modes?:
N
Work same station
on both modes?:
Y
Work everyone - 10m to 160m.
All-band entries may be CW, SSB or Mixed-Mode.
Single-band entries must be mixed-mode.

Send and receive RS(T) + Serial.
Receive RS(T) + 2-letter oblast code from Russian stations.

Use SDCHECK to create your .LOG file and .SUM. Complete (edit) your .SUM file with a text editor. Rename the files to YOURCALL.LOG and YOURCALL.SUM files and email them, as attached files, within 45 days, to RusDXC@contesting.com

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
March 12, 2002

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SP DX Contest
From 1500 UTC Saturday April 2 to 1500 UTC Sunday April 3, 2005
SD directly supports this contest. It runs on any Windows PC and is freeware from www.ei5di.com

Contesters outside Poland work Polish stations only. There are single band, and all-band (10 m to 160 m) sections, together with CW only, SSB only, or mixed-mode. An interesting new category is SOTB - Single Op on Three Bands (any 3 bands you choose), but this category is mixed-mode only.

Select SD Type 4 - General, Area Multipliers:
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points - CW QSOs: 3
Points - SSB QSOs: 3
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
.MLT file: SPDXC
Receive Serials?: N
Mode: CW/SSB - your mode now
Mixed Mode?: Y/N - your choice
If mixed -
mults count
both modes?:
N
If mixed -
work same
station on
both modes?:
Y
Work Polish stations only - prefixes 3Z, HF, SN, SO, SP, SQ, SR.
If you’'re not sure whether a call is Polish, just type it. If it’s not Polish, SD changes its colour to red.

Send 59(9) + Serial.
Receive 59(9) + single-character Province abbreviation.

Use SDCHECK, after the contest, to create your .LOG Cabrillo file.
Rename it to YOURCALL.LOG and and email it, as an attached file,
to spdxc-logs@pzk.org.pl

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
April 1, 2005

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TOEC WW GRID Contest - CW
1200 UTC, 30 September to 1200 UTC, 1 October 2006
Select Type 4 and LOC.MLT:
Serial from area QSO’s: Y
Put LOC rvcd in SER field, 1st 2 letters in MLT field.

Edit points/QSO after.


Possible mults: AA-AR, BA-BR...RA-RR

To include ALL possible mults in file would be impossible.

In the event that a station gives a locator that results in getting a ’not valid’ message when completing mult field, enter any previously worked data, making a note of QSO number.

Edit .LOG and .SUM files AFTER. Add letters to LOC.MLT for next year!

Leslie Elliott, G4OGB
August 25, 1999

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Venezuelan Independence Day Contest
Phone/CW: 0000 UTC, 2 July to 2359 UTC, 3 July 2005
I’ve made up a new country multiplier file YV.CTY, which counts the 9 separate YV call areas as multipliers. From today, 2nd July 2002, YV.CTY is included in CTY.ZIP or you can download it separately from http://www.ei5di.com/sd/yv.cty
Select SD Type 9 - General, Country Multipliers:
.CTY File: YV
Multipliers Count: B (by band)
Points per QSO: 0 (variable)
Pts/Bonus: 0 (multipliers)
Single/Multi-Op: S or M
Next Page?: Y
Points vary by mode?: N
Points vary by band?: N
Points vary by location: Y
Points: 1, 3, 5
Mode: SSB
Mixed-mode Contest: N
Exchange RS and Serial.
Work everyone, all 6 bands from 10 to 160 m.


After the contest, use SDCHECK to create your .LOG and .SUM files and send them to haroldojr@cantv.net (this was the 2001 address - if I hear of any changes I’ll let you know).

Paul O’Kane, EI5DI
July 2, 2002

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ARI International DX Contest - Baltic Contest
CQ-M International DX Contest - ES Open HF Championship
European HF Championship - EU Sprint
Marconi Memorial Contest HF - New England QSO Party
NRAU-Baltic Contest - Oklahoma QSO Party
RAC Canada Day Contest - REF Contest
Russian DX Contest - SP DX Contest - TOEC WW GRID Contest
Venezuelan Independence Day Contest

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