Saturday, January 7, 2012

DARC 10m-Contest - Official Rules

DARC 10m-Contest - Official Rules

The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honor to invite radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual DARC 10m contest.

Contest period
2nd Sunday of January, 0900-1059 UTC, 8th January 2012

Band and modes
CW : 28.000 to 28.190 kHz
SSB: 28.300 to 28.700 kHz

Stations to be worked
All - only once

Stations within Germany
Single operator, mixed, low power
Single operator, mixed, high power
Single operator, CW, low power
Single operator, CW, high power
Stations outside Germany
Single operator, mixed
Single operator, CW
Output power: low power = up to 100 watts, high power = more than 100 watts.


DX cluster support is allowed for all categories
Transmitters, receivers and antennas used in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle
Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time

DL stations send: RS(T) + serial number + DOK or "NM" (no member) if they are not DARC members. NM does not count as a multiplier.
Stations from foreign countries (outside DL) send: RS(T) + serial number.
QSO points
Each valid QSO counts 1 point.

Each WAE-country/DXCC-entity and each different DOK.

Final score
Number of valid QSOs x Number of multipliers (countries/entities + DOKs).

Contest awards
Certificates will be awarded to every participant as a PDF file for self-printing.

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

The log-file has to be submitted in the Cabrillo or DARC-STF format by email to the following address:
Be sure to put the station callsign in the subject line of each message. The logs will be part of the DCL (DARC Contest Logbook). By submitting the log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest.

3rd Monday after the contest. Deadline 2012: January 23

Email address for log submissions: 10m |at|
Email address for questions: 10m-info |at|

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