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SEANET Contest 2007
The organisers of the SEANET Convention 2007
invite all radio amateurs and Short Wave Listeners (SWL’s)
to participate in the SEANET 2007 Contest

This contest is associated with the 35th Annual SEANET Convention to be held in Lampang, Thailand, November 8-11, 2007.

It is suggested that we operate around certain preferred frequencies so that is easy to find the SEANET stations. Please see these frequencies in Paragraph 3. All stations may use Internet or Packet Cluster "Spotting" including self-spotting. There are some changes to the basis on the counting of the multiplier on each band and the allowance of Packet Cluster self-spotting.


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 1. PURPOSE OF CONTEST:

To promote two-way amateur radio communication within the SEANET Region and between the SEANET region and the rest of the world using various modes.

Special SWL rules see Paragraph 13.

 2. CONTEST TIMES & DATES:

Start 1200 UTC 2rd June 2007

Finish 1200 UTC 3th June 2007

(24 hours)

 3. BANDS/FREQUENCIES:

160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters (No WARC bands).

Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and station licence but centered on the following frequencies where possible:

CW - 3525, 7025, 14025, 21025, 28025.
SSB - 7090, 14320, 21320, 28320.

Other bands/modes as per international assignments.

 4. MODES:

  • 4.1. TELEGRAPHY (CW)
  • 4.2. VOICE (SSB or FM)
  • 4.3. DIGITAL (RTTY, AMTOR, PACTOR-I/II, CLOVER, PSK31 etc.)

 5. ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:

5.1. SEANET stations

5.1.1. Single-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.1.2. Multi-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.1.3. Multi-band - Multi operator - mixed mode
5.1.4. Single-band - Single operator - single mode (i.e. CW, Voice or Digital)
5.1.5. Multi-band - Single operator - single mode
5.1.6. SWL-Section - Single mode
5.1.7. SWL-Section - Mixed mode

5.2. WORLD-WIDE stations (outside SEANET Region)

5.2.1. Single-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.2.2. Multi-band - Single operator - mixed mode
5.2.3. Multi-band - Multi operator - mixed mode
5.2.4. Single-band - Single operator - single mode (i.e. CW, Voice or Digital)
5.2.5. Multi-band - Single operator - single mode
5.2.6. SWL-Section - Single mode
5.2.7. SWL-Section - Mixed mode

 6. POWER INPUT:

As stipulated in the regulations governing the licence of the operators.

 7. REPORTING:

RST/RS report plus serial numbers starting with 001 and increased by one for each successive contact.

 8. SCORING RULES:

SEANET stations (including SWLs) may contact/log World-Wide AND SEANET stations, AND stations within own country.

World-Wide stations (including SWLs) may ONLY contact/log SEANET stations.

For the purpose of the contest "SEANET" stations are defined as those operating from the following ITU zones:

ITU Zone:

41 - 4S7, 8Q7, A5, AP, S2, VQ9, VU, VU (Laccadive)
42 - 9N, B/BY
43 - B/BY
44 - BV, B/BY, HL, P5, VR2, XX9
45 - JA, JD1 (Ogasawara)
49 - 3W, E2, HS, XU, XV, XW, XY, XZ, VU (Andaman)
50 - 1S, 9MØ (Spratly), DU
51 - H4, P29, YB
54 - 9M2, 9M6, 9M8, 9V1, V8, VK9C, VK9X, YB
55 - VK, VK9W
56 - 3D2, FK, VK9M, YJ
58 - VK
59 - VK
60 - VKØ (Macquarie Is), VKØM, VKØL, VK9N, ZL, ZL7, ZL8, ZL9
64 - T8, KC6, KHØ, KH2
65 - C2, KH9, T2, T3Ø, T33, V6, V7
90 - JD1 (Minami Torishima)

The DXCC Entity list for multiplier scoring purposes is:

1S/9MØ (Spratly), 3D2, 3W/XV, 4S7, 8Q7, 9M2, 9M6/9M8, 9N, 9V1, A5, AP, B/BY, BV, C2, DU/DT/4F, FK, H4, HL, HS/E2, JA, JD1 (Minami Torishima), JD1, KC6, KHØ, KH2, KH9, P5, P29, S2, T2, T3Ø, T33, T8, V6, V7, V8, VK, VKØL, VKØM, VK9C, VK9M, VK9N, VK9W, VK9X, VQ9, VR2, VU, VU (Andaman), VU (Laccadive), VU, XU, XW, XX, XY/XZ, YB/YC, YJ, ZL, ZL7, ZL8, ZL9.

 9. SCORING:

  • For contacts between WORLD-WIDE and SEANET Stations = 10 points
  • For contacts between SEANET stations in DIFFERENT SEANET countries / entities = 10 points
  • For contacts between SEANET stations in the SAME country / entity = 5 points

WORLDWIDE stations can only claim multipliers for DXCC entities within the SEANET Region - See entity list above.

SEANET stations can claim multipliers for DXCC entities WORLDWIDE including the SEANET Region and own country.

Each multiplier counts once only regardless of band or mode.
Note - for mixed-mode entries QSO points can be claimed with the same station on each of the three modes, and for multi-band entries - QSO points can be claimed for QSOs with the same station on different bands.

Note that only one contact per mode is allowed on each band with the same station. E.g. A "Voice" mode contact can only be made once per band with the same station. SSB or FM can be used for the contact, but points cannot be claimed for an SSB and an FM contact with the same station.

Similarly on digital, any digital mode can be used to make a digital mode contact with the same station, but points cannot be claimed for more than one digital mode with the same station.

Scores should be calculated as follows:

For single-band entries:
Multiply total QSO points x total multipliers.
E.g. 10 QSOs x 10 points = 100 QSO points x 2 mults = 200 Points.

For multi-band entries:
Add QSO points for all bands then add the unique multipliers.
Multiply total QSO points by total unique multipliers.
(Multipliers count like the WPX Contest i.e. once only, and not once per band, and not once per mode).

A sample log is shown to illustrate how multi-band scores are claimed. Duplicate contacts and comments are included to clarify the rules:

For Worldwide Station - multi-band, multi-mode
(Example DL1AA):

Date

Time

Mode

Band

Call

Out

In

Pts

Mul

(Comments)

xx/xx 1300 Voice 20m 9V1UV 59001 59001 10 1 SSB
xx/xx 1302 V 15m 9V1UV 59002 59003 10 0 SSB
xx/xx 1304 V 15m JA1AB 59003 59001 10 1 SSB
xx/xx 1305 V 15m JQ1TPJ 59004 59001 10 0 SSB
xx/xx 1307 CW 15m JS7OBJ 599006 599001 10 0 - - -
xx/xx 1308 CW 15m 9V1UV 599007 599007 10 0 - - -
xx/xx 1309 CW 15m 9M2FK 599008 599008 10 1  
xx/xx 1310 CW 15m DL8UI - - - - - - 0 0 doesn’t count
xx/xx 1320 V 10m VK2BJ 59009 59027 10 1 FM
xx/xx 1321 V 10m VK2BJ - - - - - - 0 0 SSB - mode dupe
xx/xx 1320 Digi 20m JA1UT 599010 599030 10 0 AMTOR
xx/xx 1322 D 20m JA1UT - - - - - - 0 0 RTTY-mode dupe
xx/xx 1333 D 20m 9V1UV 599011 599015 10 0 RTTY
xx/xx 1340 CW 20m 9V1UV 599012 599016 10 0 - - -

For SEANET Station - multi-band, multi-mode
(Example 9M6MU):

Date

Time

Mode

Band

Call

Out

In

Pts

Mul

(Comments)

xx/xx 1300 CW 10m W6AA 599001 599001 10 1 - - -
xx/xx 1301 CW 10m W7OM 599002 599001 10 0 Mult dupe
xx/xx 1303 CW 10m JRØCGJ 599003 599002 10 1 - - -
xx/xx 1303 V 10m JRØCGJ 599004 599003 10 0 FM
xx/xx 1304 D 10m JRØCGJ 599005 599004 10 0 RTTY
xx/xx 1306 V 10m JRØCGJ 599006 599005 0 0 SSB-V mode dupe
xx/xx 1307 D 15m JRØCGJ 599007 599006 10 0 PactorII
xx/xx 1308 D 15m 9M6ST 599008 599001 5 1 Own-country mult
xx/xx 1310 V 15m 9M6BZ 599009 599002 5 0 Mult-dupe, pts only
xx/xx 1311 V 10m 9M2ZA 59010 59001 10 1 - - -
xx/xx 1312 CW 10m 9M2ZA 599011 599003 10 0 Mult-dupe, pts only

 10. RESTRICTIONS:

Contacts on cross modes or cross bands will not count. Operators are not allowed to transmit two or more signals at the same time on the same band.

Entries which contain errors or unmarked duplicates are liable to a reduction of points. Any entrant who uses methods contrary to the spirit of the contest may be subject to disqualification.

The decision of the SEANET contest organisers shall be final.

All stations may use Internet or Packet Cluster "Spotting". Multi-band, multi-operator stations must not use more than one transmitter / transceiver at the same time for contacts, except that a second receiver / transceiver may be used for "spotting" only. The "spotting" station must not transmit or make any kind of contact.

 11. ENTRIES, LOGS AND SUMMARY SHEETS:

All entries should be in the form of written or computerised logs and summary sheets showing claimed scores band by band plus the total score claimed must be signed by the person responsible for the entry.

Entries made on computer diskettes or by Email can use ASCII (text) format or contest software such as SD (Super Duper) or TR (N6TR). These two programs can be configured for the SEANET format.

Paul O’Kane (EI5DI) the creator of Super Duper Contest Software is kindly making a special offer for the contest. The demo version of SD (which can be downloaded from the Web-site www.ei5di.com) is fully-working in many contests including RSGB, ARRL DX, ARI, Helvetia, SPDX, King of Spain - these are all contests with (Areas, Zones, Counties, Provinces, Districts etc.) as multipliers.

The demo version doesn’t support contests with country multipliers, including SEANET. However, he will send a key file, by email, to anyone who sends $5 USD and requests a key file for the SEANET Contest (to 36 Coolkill, Dublin 18, Ireland). This is one eighth of the normal registration fee.

Information required for contest logs is:

  • Date
  • Time (GMT/UTC)
  • Band
  • Mode (CW/V/D)
  • Report sent (RS([T]), Serial # sent
  • Report Received (RS[T]), Serial # Received
  • Claimed QSO points
  • Claimed multipliers. (Multipliers should be listed).

Please post your entry logs to the address below:

Mailing address:
SEANET CONTEST 2003
Ray Gerrard, HSØZDZ
P O Box 69
BANGKOK Airport Post Office 10212
THAILAND

Or Email to:

E-mail:
g3nom@rast.or.th

Entries should be received not later than 30th September 2003.

Results will be announced at the SEANET 2003 Convention, Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 29th November 2003, and will be published on the SEANET 2003 Web Site: http://www.seanet2003.com/

If you require a result slip, please enclose 3 IRC’s together with your entry.

 * 12. AWARDS:

The winners of each category will be awarded a trophy, plaque or souvenir of the SEANET Convention, provided at least three entries are received in the category and the winner has made at least 10 valid contacts.

The top three entries in each category will receive a certificate, providing more than three entries are received, otherwise a certificate will be awarded to the winner only.

 13. SPECIAL SWL RULES:

Only stations taking part in the Contest may be logged for scoring purposes.

Logs should show in columns:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Mode
  • Band
  • Callsign of "Station Heard"
  • Complete exchange sent by this station
  • Callsign of station being worked
  • A RS(T) report on "Station Heard" at SWLs QTH
  • Points and multiplier

If both sides of a contest contact are heard they may be claimed as separate stations and the callsigns have to appear in the "Station Heard" column. A station may only appear once per band as station heard. In the column "Station Worked" the same station may not be logged more than 10 times per band.

Good Luck in the Contest!

Date of info: 13 August, 2003
(Original rules updated 25 March, 2003)
Source: Ray Gerrard, HSØZDZ
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