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UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST
RULES 2008

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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 2008 it will be on 1-2 of
November).
Time: 12:00 UTC Saturday to 12:00 UTC Sunday.
Modes: CW and SSB.
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 - Multi Op - All Bands - Single TX - 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.
Winner in each category will be awarded by plaque or prize.
Top 10 leaders in all categories will receive awards.

Below is the list of plaques, prizes and sponsors:

     WORLD:

    A - SOAB HP - DX -  Plaque , sponsors UR0MC & UCC.

    A - SOAB HP - EU - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.

    A - SOAB HP - T-shirts for young contesters (under 25), sponsors UYC &
UR7EU.

    B - SOAB LP - Prize , sponsors UR0MC & UCC.

    C - SOAB QRP - Plaque , sponsor UT5ECZ.

    D - SOSB - Prizes , sponsor UR0MC.

    E - MOAB - Plaque , sponsors UT7UJ & UCC.

Thanks to PRE "RadioSystems" (UY5YB) for information support.

Special thanks to UR0MC, UU5WW, UT7UJ, UY5ZZ, UX1UA, UT2II 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 ), TR4W ( http://tr4w.qrz.ru/ ), 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: urdxc@ukr.net
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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