Monday, April 30, 2012

About DX University™

About DX University™

The DX University™ is new.   It is a one-day, in-person course for DXers, similar to the very successful Contest University,™ CTU.™  Its aim is to help DXers learn not only the basics of successful DXing, but many of the more advanced techniques that allow experienced DXers to get in and out of a pileup in the shortest possible time, while making a minimal impact on the bands.   We'll even cover some really great tips that will work wonders for the serious DXer.The DX University™ is in its early stages of development.   In the future, we hope to make this course available in a number of additional venues, in the United States as well as in Europe and possibly South America.
The faculty for 2012 includes AA7A, G3SXW, K4UEE, K9LA, N7NG, W3UR, W6OAT, W9KNI, and XE1KK.   These DXers are well-known for their prowess in DXing and DXpeditioning.   As the effort develops, other well-known figures will undoubtedly become associated with DX University™ in various roles as professors and curriculum developers.

DX University™ 2012 – Visalia, CA

A DX University™ will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at the Holiday Inn, Visalia, California.   Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain knowledge that might otherwise take you years of practice, trial and error or lost opportunities to learn.  Get the edge to improve your DXing success and put your station in the leader's circle!
Registration Fee (see below) includes the following:
  • Material for both beginners and advanced DXers
  • Taught by world-famous DXers and DXpeditioners
  • Lunch and snacks included on site for your convenience
  • Full day of training and knowledge enhancement
Our 2012 DXU™ Professors are:
  • Ned Stearns, AA7A
  • Roger Western, G3SXW
  • Bob Allphin, K4UEE
  • Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
  • Wayne Mills, N7NG
  • Bernie McClenny, W3UR
  • Rusty Epps, W6OAT
  • Bob Locher, W9KNI
  • Ramón Santoyo V., XE1KK
The 2012 DXU™ Topics are:
  • Station and Antenna Considerations
  • Finding DX, Listening and Preparing to call
  • Calling and QSO Mechanics CW and SSB
  • Ethics: QSLing and more
  • The Internet and Remote Operation
  • DXing from the DXpeditioner's Point of View
  • Internet Resources
  • Propagation for Working DX
  • DX Awards - History and Current -- QSLing
  • Click HERE to see the Full Course Outline



9:15amWelcome and IntroductionG3SXW/N7NG
9:30amStation + Antenna ConsiderationsAA7A
10:00amFinding DX, Listening, Preparing to CallW9KNI
10:45amGetting in the Log: Calling + QSO MechanicsN7NG/G3SXW
11:30amEthics: QSLing, Internet, Remote OperationsW6OAT
12:00pamQ&A: Morning ProgramPANEL*
1:30pmFrom the DXpedition's Point of ViewK4UEE
2:00pmInternet ResourcesW3UR
2:45pmPropagation for Working DXK9LA
3:15pmDX AwardsXE1KK
3:45pmGeneral Q&APANEL*
4:30pmDXU™ Wrap Up and SurveysN7NG
* = with Guest Panelists

Course Descriptions

Welcome and Introduction

Why are we here? This running of the DX University™ is intended to help enable a newer DXer in his or her pursuit of working DX.   It's also intended to give more experienced DXers additional tools to allow them to pursue DX in a more suitable way.For today, we will confine our discussion to the HF bands, 80M through 10M.   In general, we will start our discussions of DXing from a beginner's point of view, and then move toward more advanced techniques as we go along.   Even the most experienced DXers, including the professors, may learn some useful techniques.
We will talk about the equipment needed, from the basics to the more advanced, radios, antennas and accessories.
We will spend considerable time in on-the-air procedures, observing that awards chasers will be pursuing both DXpeditions as well as permanent stations in more or less rare countries.   In discussing DXpeditions, we will briefly touch on what you should expect from a DXpeditioner and what his responsibilities are.   We will also discuss how to actually make a QSO - good QSO mechanics.
We will discuss DXing from a DXpeditioner's point of view as well as DXing from the point of view of other DXers.   We will discuss various aspects of QSLing, the use of the Internet and Remote operation.   Finally, we will talk about propagation and awards - the world of tic sheets.
Interspersed within today's program, we will have two Q&A sessions wherein you may discuss various topics that you feel are important, whether we have covered them or not.   A short description of each course follows.

Station and Antenna Considerations - AA7A

In order to work DX effectively a DXer must have appropriate equipment.   This section describes transmitting and receiving equipment, usually a transceiver, with 1) the features that are absolutely necessary for the purpose - good functionality - and 2) additional features that make the job easier and more efficient.   It also includes effective antennas, probably the most important element in a DXers arsenal.   Deciding which antennas are best for the DXers living situation, and getting the most out of the available resources is among the considerations discussed in this section.

Finding DX, Listening and Preparing to Call - W9KNI

After you have built a station, you need to find DX to work.   This section deals with the skills required to locate a DX station.   Before you can start to work DX, you must exercise a combination of skills including gathering information, listening and planning your next move.   Bob Locher, W9KNI describes his finely honed skills in this section, including the use of Internet Alerting systems, pagers and bulletins.

Getting into the Log: Proper Calling and QSO Mechanics - N7NG and G3SXW

Once a DX station is located, a good DXer will plan his strategy.   How is the DX operator operating? How is he tuning? Who will he work next, and where? What calling style is he using? How should you call to attract his attention? Once recognized, how should you complete the QSO to be sure that you are in the log, and what should you do if you "don't sure?" Wayne and Roger discuss these topics for CW and SSB.

Ethics: QSLing, Internet, Remote Operation - W6OAT

The Internet has had numerous impacts on Ham Radio DXing.   Some of these impacts are profound in ways both positive and in some cases, negative.   In some respects the "twenties and thirties style of operating recognition has been made obsolete by technology." Learn what the issues are, what they might mean to DXing and some ideas on how we might deal with them.

From the DXpeditioner's Point of View - K4UEE

One source of important information for the DXer might be found in the point of view of the DX operator and the DXpeditioner.   After all, there are the folks that you wish to contact, and knowing how they view your calling in a pileup might just be useful! Bob, K4UEE is a very experienced DXpeditioner.   He has most likely "heard it all." Listen to Bob has to say about what he's heard, and how best to get in his log.

Internet Resources - W3UR

Innovative DXers have used outside sources of information since they were available.   DXers have made use of the land-line telephone for "one-ringers." Then simplex VHF spotting nets were employed.   VHF FM repeaters were next, followed by email and Internet Spotting networks.   With the advent of the Internet, the range of additional information resources has exploded.   Be informed -- Bernie may have some new ideas for the serious DXer.

Propagation for Working DX - K9LA

DX QSOs on HF can only be made when propagation permits.   From Topband to six meters, propagation varies throughout the years, from season to season and around the world.   In order to make the best and most effective use of your time, learning when, and on which bands to be active will pay off with more and rarer DX without the need to sit endlessly by the radio.   Carl is more than qualified, and promises to speak in a language all can understand.

DX Awards - XE1KKIn addition to a basic interest in communicating at a long distance, with people we may never meet, one of the primary interests in Ham Radio is award collecting.   Humans are addicted to "box ticking." That is, collecting artifacts and recording the results - coins, stamps etc.   DXing is about collecting contacts with interesting locations under sometimes difficult circumstances.   In fact, we collect any entity that can be counted or categorized.   DXCC, for example, is a well-developed system of groups into which we place political and geographic entities.   Bands, modes, countries, island entities, continents, lighthouses and other entities are all of interest. These are collections that measure our operating prowess. Hear Ramon discuss and define these activities.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GeLog - ADIF TO KML Converter

GeLog - ADIF TO KML Converter

New version of GeLog is now available.

IMPORTANT: After starting GeLog-1.0.1b, go to File ->My Station and rewrite your grid locator or enter your coordinates.

Click here to start GeLog-1.0.1b

Changes log

- ADDED: Coordinates resolutions from GRID locator field.
- ADDED: Cache resolution.
- ADDED: Cache manager.
- ADDED: “Stop” button.
- ADDED: Unique instance checker,  only a unique instance of the application can be executed.
         (This resolves a database concurrency bug)
- ADDED: Application execution trace log. Log file is located under GeLog Home Folder
- IMPROVEMENT: UI general improvements.
- IMPROVEMENT: Decimal management based on regional configuration
- IMPROVEMENT: Database decimal precision.
- IMPROVEMENT: My coordinates can be manually entered or edited.
- IMPROVEMENT: Adif Reader, (issue with HRD ADIF format was fixed)
- IMPROVEMENT: null values on information window were fixed and more information was added.
- ADDED: icons for all bands (from 160mts to 6cms).
- IMPROVEMENT: Cty.csv must exist to run the application.

GeLog is a free tool which allows you to see your ADIF file in Google Earth.

GeLog was originally made to analize contest logs, but you can use it to load any ADIF file.

The following video show an example of a KML file generated by GeLog

By using the Google Earth time line you can see when each QSO happens.

Before using GeLog

Make sure you have Java installed
GeLog is an application developed in Java language to run it you must have installed Java 1.5 or higher.

To download Java please click here

Google Earth
In order to view the generated KML files you must have Google Earth installed.
Download Google Earth from

QRZ XML Account
GeLog resolves stations locations in two ways:
Through (recommended).
To use this mode is necessary to have an account with access to XML Logbook Data service
Through  a local database that should be imported using the import tool provided by the application.

If you run GeLog without a valid QRZ account and having an empty local database, GeLogs will assign a default location based on the call  prefix., this means all QSOs of the same country will have the same coordinates.


This program is free software, you can distribute it and/or modify it, you may not patent it or copyright to it.

This program is distributed in the hope that will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE

It is possible to DAMAGE EQUIPMENT through computer software.

By running this program you acknowledge this risk and accept this risk without recourse to the author.

How to Run GeLog

Click here to download GELOG luncher.

Open the downloaded file, Java Web Start will automatically run the application.


The first time you run GeLog, a message will shows up asking you to download the countries database cty.cvs

Download it and save the file into GeLog root folder which is located under your home folder.

Once you saved the file go to Configuration section and fill up the fields,
You might also enter here your QRZ account details (optional)

Your First KLM in 3 simple steps

Select ADIF file to be imported

Setup Options

Procesos your ADIF file

That’s it, you should get the KLM file.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

HKØNA DXpedition 2012

HKØNA DXpedition 2012

Bob  Allphin, K4UEE

195,000 QSOs. Wow! How does a DXpedition make that many con- tacts? Well, it’s just simple math:
have a lot of radios and antennas, a lot of days on the air and enough operators to keep making QSOs day after day. And that is exactly what we did, piling up about 10,000-15,000 contacts each day.
That wasn’t always the plan. Originally when the DXpedition to Malpelo Island was first announced, there were to be six Colombian (HK) operators and four foreign operators. When Gregg Marco, W6IZT, and I were invited to join the team, we rec- ommended expanding to 14 total by adding more foreign operators. Then one day, we saw on the DXpedition website that we were now co-leaders. It was news to us, but in the end we played important roles in the op- eration. Gregg was asked to handle equipment procurement, antennas and the IT requirements; I was to handle fund-raising, public relations, and help build and manage the operator team.

Change in plans

In October 2011, three team members con- ducted a recon trip to the island. While on Malpelo, the Colombian Marine contingent stationed there had shown Jorge Prieto, HK1R (the DX- pedition organizer), Faber Mosquera, HK6F, and Sal Gechem, HK1T, the way to the top of the highest peak on island. This literally opened up a whole new world to them; they had a 360º view of the entire radio world. All the previous DXpedtions to Malpelo had been conducted from the only flat spot on the island on the eastern side, about a third of the way up. This location was blocked, radio-wise, from about north through west, and all the way to south as the steep mountain walls rose sharply another 600 feet from this normal QTH. As a result, contacts in the past with the West coast of the U.S., Japan, Asia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and VK/ZL were hard to come by. They now saw a way to change that! In fact, Jorge decided we had a chance at the QSO world record for a non-hotel, non fly-in type DXpedition (the record was set by the 2008 Ducie Island DXpedition, VP6DX). After his return, Jorge contacted Gregg and me and said we needed more radios, amplifiers, antennas, generators and operators.
With that decision, the die was cast. I quickly sent a few emails and made a few phone calls and issued more invitations, growing the team to 20 operators. Like most DXpedi- tion leaders, I have a list of people who I have been on DXpedtions with before and know people I can trust to do a good job under diffi- cult circumstances. Looking at the HKØNA operator list, you will find relationships going back to 1997 that began at VKØIR. I did inherit some operators from the original team, and although they had little DXpedition experience, they were all successful contest operators.

Safety first
Gregg, George Nicholson, N4GRN, and I flew to Cartagena, Co- lombia, the first week of November to meet with our Colombian coun- terparts and to make some critical decisions. We made friends easily and we all shared the belief that safety was our primary goal, and we would do everything possible to protect our team from injury or worse. The near vertical island is difficult to access from the sea and there were incidents from previous DXpeditions there where team members were injured and in one instance, a near-fatality.
Faber, HK6F, is a safety/rescue expert in his profession and George, N4GRN, was on a cave rescue team years ago. Together they devised a plan to install a winch system to hoist people and equipment safely onto “El Tangon.” This is the struc- ture put in place by the Colombian Navy some years ago to facilitate the re-supply and changing of the personnel stationed on the island.

Additionally, they decided to install safety cables at the more dangerous and difficult parts of the climb to further reduce risk to team members. As with most of the equipment used on the DXpedition, the necessary cables, clamps, harnesses, screws, etc. were purchased in the U.S. and shipped to Colombia via a freight forwarder in Miami.
Utilizing Yahoo Groups, team members became better acquainted as the plans for a successful DXpedi- tion were discussed, modified and finalized. There were a lot of emails from team doctors (WØGJ, KØIR and primary physician, K9SG) urg- ing us to get our old bodies in shape. The youngest team member was 24 (Manu Siebert, LU9ESD), the oldest, 74. This was to be a physically tough adventure for most of us.

A head start
Four team members — Bolmar Aguilar, HK1MW; Faber Mosquera, HK6F; Jaime Gomez Rueda, HK1N, and Sal, HK1T — arrived on Malpelo in late December on the monthly Navy resupply ship ahead of the full team to establish the operating sites, put up the antennas, and set up radios, amplifiers and the genera- tors. Although December was sup- posed to be the dry season, they were plagued with terrible weather, raining almost every day. They completely prepared operating site B (Op. B) and got about 40% of the antennas and equipment up on the mountaintop to operating site A (Op. A). On 10 January, when it was apparent that they had done about all they could do, and further progress was strictly weather-dependent, we told them to begin using the official HKØNA call sign. Using their own call signs, they made about 1,200 QSOs, but after they began using HKØNA, they made about 11,500 QSOs prior to the main team arriving on 21 January. This was part of our overall strategy to break the VP6DX record; more importantly, that decision gave DXers more time to get into the log.
The main team met in Bogotá on 18 January; for some it was for the first time. The next morning we flew to the port city of Buenaventura, checked into our hotel and began our first team meeting shortly afterward. Agenda items included the itinerary, safety procedures, equipment, anten- nas, power, and getting on and off the island. Additionally, Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, went over the computerized scheduling program that he and Rob- ert Chudek, KØRC, had developed.
It was really quite sophisticated and looked like it would solve our sched- uling challenge.
The doctors each talked with us about our responsibilities to both our teammates and ourselves. The biggest concerns were falls, broken limbs and sun-related ill- nesses; dehydration was a problem on Desecheo and we were briefed on warning signs in our teammates. We had set up a water cooler and icemaker at Op. B, making it easier to get a drink of water. Since most of the outdoor work was already completed at Op. B, that would keep us out of the sun as well.

Our charter vessel, the SeaWolf, transported us on the 24-hour transit to Malpelo, departing at 0400. I only remember the sound of the engines as we left Buenaventura and when we were in the open sea, the motion of the boat changed significantly. We had rough seas all the way and most of the team slept late, missing break- fast.
At 0500 the following morning, the engines slowed as we raced top- side to get our first glimpse of “the rock.” It looked just like the pictures, except bigger. As the sun rose, we began ferrying men and their per- sonal gear to “El Tangon.” Some climbed the rope ladder, but most were hoisted up like sacks of pota- toes using the hoist system. Then, usually in groups of two or three, was the climb to the marine base, the location of Op. B. A few folks made it in 25 minutes or so, brag- ging that they made no stops; I, on the other hand, took 45 minutes and made eight stops to rest and hydrate. Eventually everyone made it up to our home for the next 16 days.
All the antennas were up, and the radios and amplifiers were neatly placed on tables lining the wall of the small building Jorge had negotiated for our use — six stations in all.
All this, because four guys we called the “Fabulous Four” went early to setup. We are all indebted to them and thankful for their sacrifice. That should include DXers worldwide because you had a longer opportunity to work us and hopefully put a new one in your logs.

Up and running
While Gregg, W6IZT, loaded the final version of N1MM into all the computers, sev- eral men set up two sleeping tents; others made in- terference checks among the stations. We were on the air at noon (local) the same the day we arrived. The pile- ups were huge as the No. 12 “most wanted” DXCC entity came on the air with six stations simultaneously.
We implemented the computerized schedule that had been so painstak- ingly developed and began to settle into “DXpedition mode” i.e., sleep, eat, oper-ate and do chores. The pileups would continue non-stop for 15 days.
We still had to get Op. A at the top up and running. We had purchased a sturdy operating tent at the last minute, checking it as excess bag- gage on the trip down. We feared that the operating site was so exposed to the weather, and because winds up to 60 mph had been observed the previous week, we were uncomfort- able with the existing complement of tents. Several of our guys and four to five Marines carried the tent, a single generator, a couple of antennas, masts and personal gear to the top. Although the site was only 600 feet above Op. B, the climb was circuitous and dangerous. In those places where a slip and fall would have sent a man tumbling down the mountain, the “Fab 4” installed safety lines; the last 50 to 60 feet were the scariest.
The climb was virtually straight up, but the footing was secure rock and there were crevices to use as steps; in addition, a rope was in- stalled to help pull you up. The climb would have been impossible for anyone other than an experi- enced mountain climber without the use of the rope. I was cautioned to never look down, and I didn’t until I reached the top. I only went to Op. A once and I can appreciate the dif- ficulty of the climb and the danger team members undertook to keep those four stations on the air. There were six to seven guys who basi- cally manned Op. A off and on for 12 days. They would go up and stay for two to three days, operating with little sleep, then come down, shower and eat a meal or two, get some sleep and go back up. Primarily they were Jorge, HK1R (DXpedition organizer); Franz, DJ9ZB; Manu, LU9ESD, and Peter, PP5XX. Filling in on occasion were Ralph, KØIR; Glenn, WØGJ; Steve, VE7CT; Bob, N6OX; Sal, HK1T; Faber, HK6F,
and Bolmar, HK1MW.
From Op. B we had a clear shot to the U.S. East coast, Europe and Africa. They were loud on Malpelo and we were loud on their end. Sta- tions “behind” the mountain were significantly weaker, but workable, if they could hear us. Asia was our big- gest challenge, but from Op. A it was a chip shot. I was told over and over that JAs were 20db to 30db over S9 on some bands while barely readable below at Op. B. All told we made
14,000 QSOs with Asia and for many it was a new one.
Not all of the team was able or inclined to pull shifts on the moun- taintop, so our computerized sched- uling that had been done in advance was out the window; instead, we took pen and paper and put a chart on the wall. The guys at Op. A did their own scheduling based upon who was “on top” and kept the three HF stations and a 6M station on the air almost around the clock. They had fewer operators to share the duty so they worked harder!

Setting a record
At Op. B, we assessed our talent and the operators’ interests and crafted a schedule that seemed to satisfy everyone and maintain our QSO rates. When we realized that the “tent and generator” QSO record          was within reach, we had a meeting and decided to modify the schedule, using more experienced operators on more shifts and reducing shifts for the less experienced. For the following six days, some were pulling four to five three-hour shifts over a 24-hour period, while others were reduced to one or two. This enabled us to keep the daily rates high even as the de- mand for QSOs and the pileups began to diminish.
We collected the logs at each station once a day around noon and posted the cumulative number. We made between 12,000 and 15,000 QSOs per day, but it seemed we would never get there.
Op. A was shut down on 3 Febru- ary and everything was brought down the mountain. It was sad in a number Battening down the hatches before the storm.
of ways, as their success was critical to our overall QSO count, and the team really didn’t want it to end. They were literally at the top of the world with a view and radio condi- tions that were unequalled.
With everyone back at Op. B, there was not enough room for everyone to sleep, to say nothing of the fact that we now had too many operators. A decision was made to send the Op. A guys and a few others to the SeaWolf for some R&R and maybe a beer or two.
We kept four stations on the air un- til noon local time on 5 February and we were completely off the island by 1900 local time. The QSO total was 195,000-plus; we couldn’t believe it ourselves!

The team
We had 20 men from six coun-tries, with the majority coming from Colombia and the United States. We spoke four different languages, although English was the language of convenience. There were times when we thought we were being understood and times we thought that we under- stood what was being said to us. Well, it didn’t always work out that way. There were misunderstandings and differences of opinion and different cultural challenges, but to the team’s credit, we worked through all of those challenges and all went home as friends or, as the Colombians prefer, compadres!
It was a great adventure and everyone returned home safely with stories to be told and retold for years to come.

I want to close with a word about DXpedition funding, especially as it concerns the rare “most wanted” entities. They are rare for a reason. Usually there are political restrictions or they are geographically dif- ficult to reach, or both. It’s common for the DXpedition team members to pay 50% to 70% of the total costs of these kinds of DXpeditions, but the remainder must come from DX clubs, DXers and of course, DX foundations. NCDXF is always at the forefront of these expensive DX- peditions and without its financial help some DXpeditions would never take place. I urge you to please con- tinue your support of the NCDXF and your other favorite DX founda- tions.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

CQMM DX Contest


The CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest (CQMM DX Contest) is a continuation of the popular and successful Manchester Mineira All America CW Contest, being organized and established by the Group CWJF since 1993. The competition was initially limited to Brazil (1993-1996), later expanded to South America (1997-2006) and finally extended to the Americas (2007-2010).
From 2011, it becomes an international competition held among all continents.
The Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão (LABRE) supports the contest in accordance with the joint efforts of Brazilian ham radio, clubs and groups.
a) Promote unity and integration of all hams in the world;
b) Promote conditions for obtaining 2 CWJF Awards and other awards that exist in Brazil;
c) Promote the art of the CW among the amateurs, clubs and groups that practice this mode in the world.
The city of Juiz de Fora is so-called "Manchester Mineira" (The Manchester of the State of Minas Gerais) for being one of the most industrialized cities in Latin America.
2.1) It is held annually on 3rd full weekend of April. (April, 21-22 ‘2012)
2.2) Start: 1200 UTC, Saturday; End: 2359 UTC, Sunday.
3.1) Mode: Only CW (A1A);
3.2) Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
All categories below compete separately by continent: SA, NA, EU, AF, AS and OC.
4.1) SOAB – Single Op, All Band (HP, LP, QRP):
General settings:
- Only the participant will perform all functions relating to transmitting, and listening e logging of contacts throughout the contest period. You may not use outside help to achieve any QSO.
- The participant may change bands without restrictions. Only one signal can be transmitted at any time on any band.
- The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.
- All antennas used must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.
Division by Power Output:
- SOAB HP – Single Operator, All Band, High Power: the total power output shall not exceed 1,500 watts or limited to the maximum power output allowed by your license and/or the country in which you are operating from.
- SOAB LP – Single Operator, All Band, Low Power: the total power output shall not exceed 100 watts.
4.2) SOSB – Single Op, Single Band:
General settings:
- Only the participant will perform all functions relating to broadcasting, and listening to records of contacts throughout the contest period. You may not use outside help to achieve any QSO.
- The participant of the Single Band category can operate on all five bands, but it is mandatory to define in the log which band you are competing.
- QSOs made in more than one band should be included in the log, necessarily, to facilitate the process of cross checking, but the final score is only referring to the QSOs of the band chosen and reported in the submitted log. Other contacts will be considered check-log.
- The participant may change bands without restrictions. Only one signal can be transmitted at any time.
- The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.
- All antennas used by the operator must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.
The Single Band category will not have division by power output. The total power output shall not exceed 1,500 watts or limited to the maximum power output allowed by your license and/or the country in which you are operating from.
4.3) M/S – Mult Operator, Single Transmitter, All Band:
General settings:
- There is no limit on the number of operators. The station doesn’t need to be a Club or an Association, just to have more than one operator during the contest period.
- The main station can transmit at any time to CQ or respond to others CQs.
- The second station, called a "hunter" should seek new multipliers in a different band from the main station. Therefore, the signals in two different bands are allowed only if the hunter station is working a new multiplier.
- The “hunter” station cannot call CQ.
- The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.
- All antennas used must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.
- The Mult operator category will not have division by power output. The total power output per transmitter must not exceed 1,500 watts or limited to the maximum power output allowed by the license and/or by the country in which you are operating from.
4.4) SOAB QRP – Single Op, All Band:
- Same general settings listed under item 4.1;
- The total power output shall not exceed 5 watts.
The use of alert networks (for example DXCluster, Skimmer, etc) is allowed for all categories. Participants may receive information about callsign and frequency from Alert Networks during the competition, however it is strictly forbidden to solicit, by any means, that others announce yourself during the competition or make self-spotting on any Alert Network, for example DXCluster, Twitter, MSN, Skype, etc. Violation of this rule will result in penalties or even subject of disqualification.
- Are all QSO made between two participants of the contest and confirmed by cross-checking the received log.
- In the absence of the log of one part, shall be considered participating stations from competition those whose callsign appear in at least 5 logs received.
- Is valid only one contact per band with each station. All duplicate (DUPE) QSO on the same band worth zero point.
We suggest using the message "Test CQMM <your callsign>" for the contest, but is allowed the traditional format "CQ TEST <your callsign>.
Stations are not Members, QRP, YL and Group, must send only: RST + Continent (eg, 599 EU).
8.1) CWJF Members:
RST + Continent + M (eg, 599 SAM, 599 EUM);
8.2) QRP Stations:
RST + Continent + Q (eg, 599 EUQ, 599 NAQ – even if you are a member);
8.3) YL Stations:
RST + Continent + Y (eg, 599 OCY, 599 AFY – even if you are a member);
8.4) Mult Operator, Clubs or Groups:
RST + Continent + G (eg, 599 NAG, 599 SAG).
9.1) QSO with same DXCC worth 1 point on any band;
9.2) QSO with different DXCC, but same Continent worth 2 points on 10, 15 and 20 meters and points on 40 and 80 meters;
9.3) QSO with different Continent worth 3 points on 10, 15 and 20 meters and 6 points on 40 and 80 meters;
9.4) confirmed QSO with a CWJF Members, QRP stations and YL Operators worth 10 points at any band (regardless of country or continent);
9.5) Maritime Mobile Station (/MM) worth 3 points regardless band, country or continent the contact was made.
Will be used two types of multiplier for all Country and Continents:
10.1) All different worked South America PREFIXES once per band;
10.2) All worked DXCC once on any band (not per band).
Additional Information:
- Maritime mobile station (/MM), mobile station (/M), or additional letter indicating special operational condition (/A, /D), does not count as valid multiplier. For example: PY4KL/A
- The CWJF Group encourages the use of special prefix by ham radios from Brazil and other South American countries, mainly because they are valuable multipliers.
- Will be added a zero (Ø) after the second letter on those prefix without number, Example: ZP/PY4KL, the prefix will be considered as ZPØ only for log check propose. The participantshould not modify it on his log.
For all stations (regardless of country or continent), the final score is the result of the sum of points obtained in each band, multiplied by sum of multipliers (SA prefix + DXCC countries):
Final Score = QSO points x (SA prefixes per band + DXCC any band)
Example: 400 QSO points x 50 mults (40 SA Prefixes + 10 DXCC) = 20,000 points as Final Score.
Plaques, trophies and certificates will be awarded to top 3 finishers in each category, separated by continents. These awards are sponsored by individual ham radio operators, Amateur Radio Clubs, Groups and Companies. If you want sponsor an award, please contact the CWJF Group. The World Champion winner in his category will not accumulate other awards by continent and country.
12.1) Plaques:
a) The station with the highest final score in each category will be considered World Champion and will receive a special plaque, regardless of the continent;
b) YL station with the highest final score will receive a special plaque, regardless her category (except for M/S) and Continent.
12.2) Certificates:
a) The three (3) stations with higher final score in each category (SOAB HP, SOAB LP, SOAB QRP, SOSB and M/S) in each continent, will receive a certificate indicating the score and classification, except the World Winners that will receive plaques;
b) YL station that obtains the highest final score on every continent, regardless of category (except for M/S), will receive a special certificate.
12.3) Brazilian Champion Plaque
The Brazilian Champion Plaque will be given to Brazilian stations with highest final score on Single Operator All Band and Mult Operator categories, since they are no longer continental winners.
This trophy will be handed to the Club or Group that achieved for 2 consecutive years or for 3 alternate years, the highest final score of the contest. Will qualify for the final Club or Group score, the sum of the five (5) highest scores, defined as follow:
a) The station with highest score in the M/S category; plus
b) The four (4) stations with highest scores among the other categories (except M/S), regardless the Country where the operation took place.
c) If the Club or Group does not have any M/S participation, then it will be regarded as valid the five (5) highest scores among the participants of the club or group, regardless of category.
d) The Club or Group can not be a national organization (eg, ARRL, DARC, LABRE).
Note: Club or Group to which the station belongs must be declared in the log. All plaques, certificates and trophies will be sent free of cost to the Club or Group winner.
13.1) Violating the law of Amateur Radio Service in the country which you are operating from;
13.2) Violating any part of this rules;
13.3) Self-spotting or arrange contact by any way (telephone, telex, internet, Packet Radio, etc.) during the contest;
13.4) Claims points by including excessive of QSOs and multipliers missing or unconfirmed;
13.5) Do not practice and/or do not promote Fair Play during the competition;
All of the above are grounds for disqualification, because our goal is to maintain fair competition and prevent operations or procedures unsportsmanlike. Decisions taken by the contest committee are final.
14.1) Duplicates contact are those made with the same station in the same band more than once;
14.2) It is recommend that duplicate contacts are retained in the log. Do not delete the duplicate contacts from your log.
The CQMM DX Contest committee appreciates receiving your log in electronic format.
a) Please e-mail your log in Cabrillo format, which is the standard for competition logs and it is available in all major logging programs;
b) Name of your log file shall be <callsign-used.log>, example, py4kl.log;
c) In the Cabrillo header, specify your category and full postal address. Those information are vital for archive final results and sending back plaques, certificates and trophies. A written declaration is not required;
d) A log without all the information required may be regarded as checklog;
e) The times must be in UTC;
f) It is not necessary to calculate your final score. This will be done by our software verification;
g) The electronic log should be sent by email to: and before submitting your log, be sure to put in the SUBJECT field the callsign used in the contest. The server will check the information in your log and acknowledge receipt by email within 48 hours;
h) You can also use the Web Form to create your Cabrillo log in the correct format (Cabrillo):
i) Paper logs must be made in chronological order. Each QSO must contain the call, time, band and complete exchange (sent and received);
j) The papers logs must to be separated by band and sent to: CWJF GROUP, PO Box 410, 36001-970 Juiz de Fora – MG, Brazil.
More info about how to send your log, visit our website:
We recommend use software N1MMLogger, select module CQMMDX, which gives full support to CQMM DX Contest participation. Or SD by EI5DI, beside It gives full support to this contest, It is fast and simple. Please, refer to software page for more informations about how to use a log software on the CQMM DX Contest.
a) All entries must be sent or posted until May 31;
b) Logs sent or posted after the deadline will be listed on results, but they are ineligible for any award;
By submitting your log to the CQMM DX CONTEST, you agree that:
a) You red and complied with the contest rules and agree to follow them;
b) You participated in the contest in accordance with all rules and regulations pertaining to amateur radio in his country;
c) Your log can be opened to interested parties by the Contest Organizing Committee;
d) All actions and decisions of the Committee are official and final.
The Board of CWJF is committed to announcing the result of the CQMM DX Contest no later than October, six (6) months before the next contest.
The results will be published on the CWJF Group Website:
19 – THANKS:
Your participation is very important to us. We are open to your criticisms and suggestions. Thanks for your valuable support. We all hope to see you actively participating in our contest.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Polo Shirt dan Topi YBDXC

Polo Shirt dan Topi YBDXC

Polo Shirt dan Topi YBDXC Bisa dipesan sekarang
harga per set Rp 200.000, batas akhir order dan bayar 5 Mei 2012
terima kasih atas supportnya
YB Land DX Club