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UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST
RULES 2006

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     Sponsored by:
The Ukrainian Contest Club (UCC), The Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL) .
Date: The 1st full weekend of November (in 2006 it will be on 4-5 of November).
Time: 12:00 UTC Saturday to 12:00 UTC Sunday.
Modes: CW and SSB,  and also RTTY (separately).
Frequency Bands: 1.8 - 28 MHz (excluding WARC bands).

Categories of participants:
A - Single Op - All Bands - HP - MIXed (CW,SSB);
B - Single Op - All Bands - LP (max. output power 100 watts) - MIXed (CW,SSB);
C - Single Op - All bands - QRP (max. output power 5 watts) - MIXed (CW,SSB);
D - Single Op - Single Bands - MIXed (CW,SSB);
E - Single Op - All Bands - RTTY ;
F - Multi Op - All Bands - Single TX - MIXed (CW,SSB);
G - Multi Op - All Bands - Single TX - RTTY;
H - SWL - All Bands - MIXed (CW,SSB);

All participants regardless of category must remain on the band at least 10
minutes after changing bands, quick QSY to another bands is permitted only to
work new multiplier. There is no any limitation for mode change on the band.
Start time will be determined on the first QSO made on that particular band.
QSOs made during 10-minute rule on another band by mistake and which are not
multipliers will be counted as 0 points without penalty.
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.

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

QSO points:
a) 1 point for QSO with own country;
b) 2 points for QSO with different country on the same continent;
c) 3 points for QSO with different continent;
d) 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).

Awards and plaques.
Top leaders in each category will be awarded by plaques or prizes. Please see
the list of sponsors below. Country leaders in all categories will receive
awards.
If the category will contain more than 11 participants, the 2nd place will be
awarded too, if more than 21 - there will be award for 3rd place etc.

Below is the list of prizes and sponsors:

World:
    A - SOAB HP - DX -  Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    A - SOAB HP - EU - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    E - SO RTTY - Plaque , sponsors UT2IZ & UCC.
    F - MOAB - DX - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    F - MOAB - EU - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    SO -  Maximum number of QSO with Ukraine - Prize, sponsor UT7QF.

Ukraine:
    A - SOAB HP - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    A - SOAB HP - 2-11 places - T-shirt with inscription
          "UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST 2006", sponsor UR3QCW.
    A - SOAB HP - the highest number of multipliers - prize, sponsor UT1IA.
    B - SOAB LP - Plaque , sponsor EI5DI.
    B - SOAB LP - prize, sponsor UR5MID.
    C - SOAB QRP - prize, sponsor UR5MID.
    D - SOSB - prize (table clock), sponsor "Arcom" company (Kiev).
    E - SO RTTY - Plaque, sponsor UR5FAV.
    F - MOAB Mixed - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.
    SO - veteran - Plaque, sponsor UARL.

Special thanks to DF4ZL, UR0MC, UR3EO, UT7UV
for sponsoring and donations.


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LOGS:
CABRILLO is preferred format for logs. Ukrainian DX Contest is supported by most
of popular contest loggers as follows :
MixW ( www.mixw.net ), TRlog ( www.qth.com/tr or
ftp://ftp.qrz.ru/pub/hamradio/contest/trfree.rar ), SD ( www.ei5di.com ),
N1MM-log ( www.n1mm.com ), AAlog ( http://www.dxsoft.com/ ), Writelog (
www.writelog.com ), RCKlog ( www.rcklog.de ),
Win-Test ( www.win-test.com ), etc.
Log-converters for *.*.dat files by TRlog to CABRILLO format files you can
download at http://lab3.ekb.ru/tr2c/tr2cbr.com (by UA9CIR) or
http://www.ucc.zp.ua/dattocbr.zip (by UA4WLI).

Address:
LOGs must be sent within 30 days after the end of the contest to UCC HQ:
P.O. Box 4850, Zaporozhye, 69118, Ukraine.
E-mail for cabrillo format logs: urdx@ham.kiev.ua
Reception of every e-mail LOG will be confirmed. If there is a problem with your
LOG you will be notified by Contest Committee.

Logchecking:
All logs will be checked by special software for UBN (unique, bad, not in log)
contacts. Unique calls will be removed from the LOG without penalty. Penalties
are counted as tripled good QSO points. QSO is penalized for the following:
incorrectly logged calls (Bad Call), incorrectly logged exchange numbers, QSO is
not confirmed in the other station's log (NIL).
QSO neither counted nor penalized 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.
Participants may be disqualified for excessive bad or not-in-log calls as well
as for breaking the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike behaviour.
The decision of Contest Committee is final.

Full results and rules of the Ukrainian DX Contest can be seen at
http://www.ucc.zp.ua .

73 & GL !
URDXC Committee

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Appendix 1.

Example of the CABRILLO LOG:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CONTEST: UKRAINIAN DX 2002
CALLSIGN: OH2LU
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL MIXED
CLAIMED-SCORE: 329600
OPERATORS: OH2LU
NAME: TAPANI JUHOLA
ADDRESS: BRONRINNE 3 AS 22
ADDRESS: 02400 KIRKKONUMMI
ADDRESS: FINLAND
CLUB: The Jet Set
SOAPBOX: Radio: ICOM IC-756 PRO II, 50W
SOAPBOX: Antennas: 3/4/4-el Yagis (28-21-14 MHz), Dipoles (7-3.5 MHz)
QSO: 21000 CW 2002-11-02 1202 OH2LU 599 001 UR7ET 599 DN
QSO: 21000 CW 2002-11-02 1203 OH2LU 599 002 UZ5I 599 DO
QSO: 21000 RY 2002-11-02 1253 OH2LU 599 014 UU4J 599 KR
QSO: 21000 RY 2002-11-02 1255 OH2LU 599 015 UR5ZMK 599 NI
QSO: 21000 PH 2002-11-02 1315 OH2LU 59 030 4Z5LY 59 077
QSO: 21000 PH 2002-11-02 1316 OH2LU 59 031 US0HZ 59 PO
...
QSO: 14000 RY 2002-11-03 1032 OH2LU 599 343 SP9W 599 216
QSO: 14000 RY 2002-11-03 1033 OH2LU 599 344 IZ4DZD 599 185
END-OF-LOG:

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Appendix 2.

Example of urdxc.cfg file for TRlog for foreign participants:

MY CALL = VK4DX
CONTEST = UKRAINIAN
DX MULTIPLIER = CQ DXCC
DOMESTIC MULTIPLIER = DOMESTIC FILE
DOMESTIC FILENAME = UKRAINE.DOM
EXCHANGE RECEIVED = RST DOMESTIC QTH OR QSO NUMBER
KEYER RADIO ONE OUTPUT PORT = PARALLEL 1
;RADIO ONE TYPE = TS850S
;RADIO ONE CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 3
CW TONE = 0
DISPLAY MODE = COLOR
SAY HI ENABLE = FALSE
DE ENABLE = FALSE
MULT BY BAND = TRUE
MULT BY MODE = FALSE
QSO BY BAND = TRUE
QSO BY MODE = TRUE
MULTIPLE MODES = TRUE
CQ MEMORY F3 = NR 5NN #
EX MEMORY F4 = CALL?
EX MEMORY F5 = @ 5NN #
AUTO CALL TERMINATE = TRUE
CQ MEMORY F5 = AS
EX MEMORY F6 = QRZ?
EX MEMORY F7 = NR?
UNKNOWN COUNTRY FILE ENABLE = TRUE
PARTIAL CALL ENABLE = TRUE
EX MEMORY F8 = AGN
CONTACTS PER PAGE = 50
CQ MEMORY F9 = ?
EX MEMORY F9 = ?
CQ MEMORY F1 = \ \ TEST
QSL MESSAGE = TU \ TEST
QUICK QSL MESSAGE= TU
HOUR OFFSET = 0
CQ MEMORY F2 = CQ TEST \ \ \ TEST
EX MEMORY F3 = NR 5NN #
CQ EXCHANGE = 5NN #
QSO BEFORE MESSAGE = QSO B4 TU \
S&P EXCHANGE = TU 5NN #
LEADING ZEROS = TRUE
SHORT INTEGERS = TRUE
SHORT 1 = 1
SHORT 2 = 2
SHORT 9 = N
CQ MEMORY F6 = QRZ?
CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE = TRUE
CONFIRM EDIT CHANGES = FALSE

Example of urdxc.cfg file for TRlog for participants from Ukraine :

MY CALL = UT1IA
CONTEST = UKRAINIAN
DX MULTIPLIER = CQ DXCC
DOMESTIC MULTIPLIER = NONE
;ADD DOMESTIC COUNTRY = CLEAR
ADD DOMESTIC COUNTRY = UR
QSO POINTS DOMESTIC CW = 1
QSO POINTS DOMESTIC PHONE = 1
EXCHANGE RECEIVED = RST DOMESTIC QTH OR QSO NUMBER
KEYER RADIO ONE OUTPUT PORT = PARALLEL 1
;RADIO ONE TYPE = TS850S
;RADIO ONE CONTROL PORT = SERIAL 3
CW TONE = 0
DISPLAY MODE = COLOR
SAY HI ENABLE = FALSE
DE ENABLE = FALSE
MULT BY BAND = TRUE
MULT BY MODE = FALSE
QSO BY BAND = TRUE
QSO BY MODE = TRUE
MULTIPLE MODES = TRUE
CQ MEMORY F3 = NR 5NN DO
EX MEMORY F4 = CALL?
EX MEMORY F5 = @ 5NN DO
AUTO CALL TERMINATE = TRUE
CQ MEMORY F5 = AS
EX MEMORY F6 = QRZ?
EX MEMORY F7 = NR?
UNKNOWN COUNTRY FILE ENABLE = TRUE
PARTIAL CALL ENABLE = TRUE
EX MEMORY F8 = AGN
CONTACTS PER PAGE = 50
CQ MEMORY F9 = ?
EX MEMORY F9 = ?
CQ MEMORY F1 = \ \ TEST
QSL MESSAGE = TU \ TEST
QUICK QSL MESSAGE= TU
HOUR OFFSET = 0
CQ MEMORY F2 = CQ TEST \ \ \ TEST
EX MEMORY F3 = NR 5NN DO
CQ EXCHANGE = 5NN DO
QSO BEFORE MESSAGE = QSO B4 TU \
S&P EXCHANGE = TU 5NN DO
LEADING ZEROS = TRUE
SHORT INTEGERS = TRUE
SHORT 1 = 1
SHORT 2 = 2
SHORT 9 = N
CQ MEMORY F6 = QRZ?
CALLSIGN UPDATE ENABLE = TRUE
CONFIRM EDIT CHANGES = FALSE

Remarks:
Please add manually UR as a country multiplier after the contest (in the
log.dat) to calculate correct final score.
Also, please check WAE-countries multipliers according to the WAE-countries list
at http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/xed0wae.htm .

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Appendix 3.

For TRlog users.
For foreign participants:
To create CORRECT Cabrillo TRlog file for Ukrainian DX Contest without converter
you should after the contest in urdxc.cfg file replace the name of the contest
as: CONTEST = UKRAINIAN for CONTEST = CQ WPX, then start post.exe and make the
cabrillo file.
Please do not forget to write CONTEST: UKRAINIAN DX 2006 in the cabrillo file.
For Ukrainian participants:
To create correct Cabrillo TRlog file for Ukrainian DX Contest without converter
you should after the contest in urdxc.cfg file replace the name of the contest
as: CONTEST = UKRAINIAN for CONTEST = CQ WW, then start post.exe, enter oblast
code instead of zone and make the cabrillo file. Also please do not forget to
write CONTEST: UKRAINIAN DX 2006 in the cabrillo file.
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