UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST 2014 RULES

Sponsored by: Ukrainian Contest Club (UCC)

Date & time: The 1st full weekend of November (in 2014 it will be on 1-2 of November). 12:00 UTC Saturday to 12:00 UTC Sunday.

Bands: 1.8 - 28 MHz (excluding WARC bands).

Modes: CW, SSB.

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:

Stations from Ukraine:
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;

Stations outside of Ukraine:
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 Operator-High Power-All Bands-Mixed
2 Single Operator-High Power-All Bands-CW
3 Single Operator-High Power-All Bands-SSB
4 Single Operator-Low Power-All Bands-Mixed
5 Single Operator-Low Power-All Bands-CW
6 Single Operator-Low Power-All Bands-SSB
7 Single Operator-QRP(max.5W)-All Bands-Mixed
8 Single Operator-160m Band-Mixed
9 Single Operator-80m Band-Mixed
10Single Operator-40m Band-Mixed
11Single Operator-20m Band-Mixed
12Single Operator-15m Band-Mixed
13Single Operator-10m Band-Mixed
14Multi Operator-All Bands-Single Transmitter-Mixed

Common rules: All entries separated by World and Ukraine.
There is no limitation for band and mode change. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time. The use of DX-cluster is permitted for all categories however self-spotting is strictly prohibited.
You can make up to 2 QSO with the same station on the same band - CW and SSB. CW QSOs must be made in the CW portion of the band.
Duplicate contacts with same station on the same mode and band counts 0 points. No penalty for duplicate QSO. Please do not delete dupes.
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. All logs will be checked by special software for UBN (unique, bad, not in log) contacts. Unique calls will be removed from the LOG.
QSO is not counted for the following:
- incorrectly logged call (Bad Call);
- incorrectly logged exchange numbers;
QSO is not confirmed in the other station's log (NIL).
Also QSO is not counted for the following:
- other station incorrectly logged entrant's call;
- other station incorrectly logged entrant's exchange number;
- QSO time in entrant's log and other station's log difference is more than 3 minutes (except systematic computer errors);
- QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log differ (except systematic errors);
- dupe QSO which is not in the other station's log.
Since URDXC 2009 Categories A and B are divided on three different: MIXED, SSB, CW for both UKRAINE and WORLD division, and the are no penalties anymore

Awards and plaques: Winner in each category will be awarded by plaque or prize. Top 10 leaders in all categories will receive awards.

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

#SoftWebsite
1 5MContest http://5mcontest.qrz.ru"
2 MixW http://www.mixw.net"
3 TR4W http://www.tr4w.com"
4 TRlog http://www.qth.com/tr"
5 SD http://www.ei5di.com"
6 N1MM http://www.n1mm.com"
7 AAtest http://www.dxsoft.com"
8 Writelog http://www.writelog.com"
9 RCKlog http://www.rcklog.de"
10Win-Test http://www.win-test.com"
11UR5EQF http://www.ur5eqf.com"
etc.

Electronic logs must be sent within 30 days after the end of the contest to e-mail
Be sure to put the station call sign and the category in the "Subject:" line of your letter with applied Cabrillo file. In the header part of the electronic log submission you must specify a category of entrance.
Paper logs must be sent within 30 days after the end of the contest to UCC HQ : P.O. Box 4850, Zaporozhye, 69118, Ukraine
Reception of every e-mail LOG will be confirmed. If there is a problem with your LOG you will be notified by the Contest Committee. Also you can check the reception of your log at http://www.urdxc.org . UBN-file is sent by request to e-mail

Disqualification: Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant or violation of the rules of the contest, or unsportsmanlike conduct, will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

Disputes: The decisions of the Contest Committee will be final.

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