UKRAINIAN DX CLASSIC RTTY CONTEST 2018 RULES

Sponsored by: Ukrainian Contest Club (UCC)
Date & time: The 3-rd full weekend of June (in 2018 it will be on 16-17 of June). 12:00 UTC Saturday to 11:59 UTC Sunday.
Bands: 3.5 - 28 MHz (excluding WARC bands).
Modes: RTTY (45.45 baud rate)
Contest exchange:
For Ukrainian stations: RST(RS) + two letters (oblast abbreviation);
For all other participants: RST(RS) + serial number starting from 001.
List of
ukrainian oblasts abbreviations: CH CN CR DN DO HA HE HM IF KI KO KR KV LU LV NI OD PO RI SL SU TE VI VO ZA ZH ZP
Points:
1 point for QSO with own country;
2 points for QSO with different country on the same continent;
3 points for QSO with different continent;
10 points for QSO with Ukraine (for participants outside of Ukraine only).
Multipliers:
DXCC and WAE countries plus Ukrainian oblasts on every band.
Ukraine also is a country multiplier for foreign stations, i.e. the first QSO on each band gives 2 multipliers.
For stations in Ukraine multiplier is DXCC + WAE countries only (Ukraine counts as a country).

Categories of participants:

#

Entry

1

SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH RTTY

2

SINGLE-OP ALL LOW RTTY (max. output power 100 watts)

3

SINGLE-OP ALL 6-HOUR RTTY

4

SINGLE-OP 80M RTTY

5

SINGLE-OP 40M RTTY

6

SINGLE-OP 20M RTTY

7

SINGLE-OP 15M RTTY

8

SINGLE-OP 10M RTTY

9

MULTI-OP ALL RTTY (single TX)

- all logs with QSOs on one band only will be accepted as "Single band" logs
- all logs with not specified power category information will be accepted as "High Power" category
- all logs with the improper category information will be accepted as "Checklog"

Club Competition:
the competition among clubs, contest groups and other amateur associations, separately for Ukrainian and foreign clubs.
Foreign participants of the club competition can declare the result for their club
regardless of the country and the distance to the headquarters of the club.
It is important that the name of the club for all members of the same club was written equally (otherwise the contest committee different spelling of the name of the club will be treated as different clubs).
For Ukrainian participants, participation in regional clubs, associations (ie not in national ones, for example UCC) is implied.

Common rules:
There is no limitation for band change. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
All entries separated by World and Ukraine. The use of DX-cluster is permitted for all categories . However self-spotting is strictly prohibited.
Duplicate contacts with same station on the band counts 0 points. No penalty for duplicate QSO. Please do not delete dupes.

Single Operator All Band 6 hour - entrants in this category must enter a log for the first 6 hours of their contest operation.
Periods for rest may not be less than 1 hour per period. If they wish to operate for a longer period the rest QSOs will be counted as a CHECKLOG.
All QSOs after 6 hours are processed as a separate CHECKLOG.
For example:
Start at 14.30 UTC, then at 16.30 UTC the beginning of the rest period, then at 19.00 start of the continuation of activity until 23.45.
So hereby your 6 hours log must consist of 14.30 16.30 and 19.00 22.59 UTC periods.
The rest part of the log from 23.00 until 23.45 UTC is processed as a separate CHECKLOG.

In the Single Band category you can make QSO on other bands.
Single Band entrants who operate other bands during the contest are encouraged to submit full log for more than one band to aid in the log cross-checking process.
They should send one Cabrillo file of full log and thoroughly indicate correct category in the head of the file.

Awards and plaques: Winner in each category will be awarded by award and sponsors plaque or prize. All participants will be able to download their awards.

Contest logs:
CABRILLO is preferred format for logs.
Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest is supported by most of popular contest loggers as follows :

#

Soft

Website

1

N1MM

http://www.n1mmplus.hamdocs.com

2

MixW

http://www.mixw.net

3

TR4W

http://www.tr4w.net

4

SD

http://www.ei5di.com

5

AAtest

http://www.dxsoft.com

6

Writelog

http://www.writelog.com

7

RCKlog

http://www.rcklog.de

8

Win-Test

http://www.win-test.com

9

5MContest

http://5mcontest.qrz.ru


Please send logs to
e-mail
Any questions and suggestions pse also sent to
e-mail
Subject line of your e-mail entry must include your callsign only e.g. UR1ABC.
Logs should be sent as a plain ascii text attachment and include your callsign e.g. ur1abc.log or ur1abc.cbr.
All logs must be received within 15 days in order to qualify.


Correct category names are follows:

For Cabrillo-2 version :
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL 6-HOUR RTTY
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M (40M,20M,15M,10M) RTTY
CATEGORY: MULTI-OP ALL RTTY
CATEGORY: CHECKLOG

For Cabrillo-3 version :
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-MODE: RTTY
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOUR

Reception of every log will be confirmed by e-mail.
Also you can check the reception of your log at
http://www.urdxc.org
Disqualification:
Participants may be disqualified for breaking the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Disputes: The decisions of the Contest Committee will be final.

Full final results and rules of the Ukrainian DX Contest can be seen at
http://www.urdxc.org/rtty or http://www.ucc.in.ua

73 & Good luck !
UR DX Classic RTTY Contest Committee