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::.  RULES

YU DX Contest
SCG - Amateur Radio Union of Serbia and Montenegro
invites amateurs all over the World to the
2005 YU DX Contest

NEW RULES

The contest starts 9 hours later. Operating time has been shortened and split into two 8-hour periods (both are "9 till 5"), with a 4-hour rest period in between. We hope this fits your schedule much better. And there is almost no overlap with other events on this busy weekend.

Categories and Awards are entirely new. We tried to encompass all the variety of modern ham’s inclinations, while avoiding "award inflation", all too common nowdays. Please, have a look!

This April’s contest runs CW only. Possibilities for scheduling an SSB part later this year are being evaluated.

Enjoy this year’s YU DX Contest.


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 Objective:

To contact as many stations around the world, and as many ITU zones and SCG prefixes as possible.

 Date and Time:

April 16/17, 2005
(3rd full weekend of April)

"9 till 5", then some rest, and another "9 till 5":

Saturday 21 UTC - Sunday 05 UTC

Sunday 09 UTC - Sunday 17 UTC

 Mode, Bands and Call:

Only CW, all bands 1.8 - 28 MHz, except WARC bands.

Any band can be used at any time.
Check less active bands at half hour, i.e. 21:30, 09:30, etc.
Please avoid using DX band segments.

Cross band contacts are not permitted.
Use of DX spotting networks is permitted and encouraged.
Only one transmitted signal allowed at a time.
Using CQ TEST YU call is recommended.

 Categories:

  • LOWER QRP
  • LOWER LP
  • LOWER HP

  • UPPER QRP
  • UPPER LP
  • UPPER HP

(LOWER = 1.8, 3.5 and 7 MHz; UPPER = 14, 21 and 28 MHz)
(QRP = up to 5 W, LP = up to 100 W, HP = up to licensed power)

A station may appear in both LOWER and UPPER categories.

 Exchange:

Call sign + ITU zone number (RST not needed).

If a valid ITU zone is not received, please log 00 to get points for the QSO.

 QSO Points:

One QSO with a station per band.

  • 1 point for a QSO between SCG stations.
  • 2 points for a QSO with your own continent.
  • 4 points for a QSO with another continent.

 Multipliers:

Different ITU zones and different SCG prefixes starting with YT, YU, YZ, 4N and 4O.

Multipliers are counted separately for each band.

 Final Score:

Total QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers.

 Electronic Logs:

  1. Times in UTC.

  2. Log all sent and received exchanges.

  3. Cabrillo IARU HF Championship template is the preferred format, but any fixed-format space-delimited ASCII text file will be accepted.

  4. For non-Cabrillo formats enclose a summary file containing:

    • category, callsign, ITU zone, name and address,
    • scoring information per band and total,
    • station description,
    • declaration that contest rules and amateur radio regulations in the country of operation have been observed,
    • your own remarks and suggestions.

  5. Use your callsign as the file name.

  6. Send your log no later than 30 days after the contest to:

    E-mail:
    logs@yudx.net

 Paper Logs:

If at all possible, please type in your log using a text editor and email the file.

  1. Times in UTC.

  2. Log all sent and received exchanges.

  3. Enclose a summary sheet containing:

    • category, callsign, ITU zone, name and address;
    • scoring information per band and total;
    • station description;
    • signed declaration that contest rules and amateur radio regulations in the country of operation have been observed;
    • your own remarks and suggestions.

  4. Send the log no later than 30 days after the contest to:

    Mailing address:
    Savez radio-amatera SCG
    YU DX Contest
    P O Box 48
    11001 BEOGRAD
    SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

 Listings, Awards and Plaques:

SCG and non-SCG stations will be ranked and awarded separately.
A minimum of 125 valid QSOs is required for all the Awards and Plaques listed below.

  1. YU DX CONTEST Awards for the top 20 % places in each category.

  2. Special BEST LOG Awards for the best percentage of valid QSOs.

  3. Special PILE UP Awards, per category, for the greatest number of valid QSOs confirmed in the received non-SCG logs.

  4. SKY ALLBAND Plaques for the best sum of LOWER and UPPER scores (the same power required):

    • SKY ALLBAND QRP
    • SKY ALLBAND LP
    • SKY ALLBAND HP

    Kindly donated by Ranko YT6A of Sky Contest Club and Sky Communications.

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.

 Free Contest Program:

Please visit our web site http://yudx.net/ for free software, announcements and results.

Date of info: March 31, 2005 Source: Sinisa Hristov, YT1NT (VA3TTN) and
YU DX Contest Web Site - Rules in English
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Additional info by SM3CER

 

ITU Zones
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The list of world prefixes with continents and ITU zones indicated can be found here on the ARRL site.

A detalied list for USA and Canada can be found here on the ARRL site:

 

World maps with ITU zones indicated
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Black and white map on the ARRL site:

Colour map on the ARRL site:

 

Srbija i Crna Gora - SCG (Yugoslav) prefixes
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SCG prefixes starts with YT, YU, YZ, 4N and 4O.

The following digits are normally used:

1 - Republic of Serbia
4 - Republic of Srpska (currently within Bosnia & Hercegovina)
6 - Republic of Crna Gora (Montenegro)
7 - Autonomous Region of Vojvodina (within Serbia)
8 - Autonomous Region of Kosovo and Metohija (within Serbia)
9 - Special stations
Ø - Special stations

Digits 2, 3 and 5 were once used by seceded parts of the country. These digits are not used nowdays, although a special license may be issued.

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MORE INFO
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YU DX Contest Web Site    YU1AB Web Site - New rules for Yugoslav awards


Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
sm3cer@contesting.com

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