Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The 55th CQ-M International DX Contest - 2012

The 55th CQ-M International DX Contest - 2012

Soyuz Radiolyubitelei Rossii has the honor to invite all radio amateurs from around the world to participate in the 55th annual CQ-M ("Peace to the World") International DX Contest - in May, 2011. The primary goals of the CQ-M Contest are to unite people in peaceful coexistence, foster mutual understanding, and engage in sportsmanship and cooperation through amateur radio.
Date: The contest is on the second full weekend of May every year. The 2012 CQ-M Contest will start at 12:00 UTC May, 12th, 2011 and finish at 11:59 UTC May, 13th, 2011.
Bands: From 1.8 to 30 MHz Amateur Radio Bands excluding WARC.
Modes: CW and SSB
Contest CQ call: "CQ M" (peace to Earth)
Participant's categories:
SO SB CW Single Operator - Single Band CW Only
SO SB SSB Single Operator - Single Band SSB Only
SO SB MIX Single Operator - Single Band Mixed

SOAB CW Single Operator - All bands CW Only
SOAB SSB Single Operator - All bands SSB Only
SOAB MIX Single Operator - All bands Mixed
SOAB QRP Single Operator - All bands QRP - Mixed
        (PEP RF Output Power not more than 5 watts)
SOAB CW LP Single Operator - All bands LP (Low Power) - CW Only
        (Output RF Power not more than 100 watts)
SOAB SSB LP Single Operator - All bands LP (Low Power) - SSB Only
        (Output RF Power not more than 100 watts)
SOAB MIX LP Single Operator - All bands LP (Low Power) - Mixed
        (Output RF Power not more than 100 watts)

MOST Multi Operator - All Bands, Single Transmitter, Mixed
SWL SWL - All Bands, Mixed
VETERAN WWII Veterans - for C.I.S. stations only
Stations in any category can transmit only one signal at a time except for multiplier QSO on different band. For categories MOST the 10-minute band change rule is enforced. The band change time is determined by the first QSO on new band logged. Any accidental non-multiplier QSO on another band should be included in the LOG. These contacts will be scored as 0 points and not penalized.
Contest Exchange: RS or RST plus QSO serial number
For station situated in Europe and Asia for QSO with Russian Federation - 2 points
For station situated in Australia, North or South America or in Africa for QSO with Russian Federation - 3 points
Same country according to R-150-S award list - 1 point
Different Country, same Continent according to R-150-S award list (excluding Russian Federation) - 2 points
Different Continent according to R-150-S award list (excluding Russian Federation) - 3 points
/MM stations are not the multipliers, but worth 3 points for any participant.
Please note that Countries are determined by the R-150-S award list.
SWL has to receive both the call signs and one exchange number (one point) or both callsigns and both exchange numbers (three points). The same callsign on the same band is giving points only once. The same callsign (for one point SWL) should not appear in the log more than 10 times on one band.
Each country in the R-150-S list counts as one multiplier on each band.
/MM stations are not the multipliers.
There are no multipliers for SWL category total score.
Please refer to R-150-S list.
Addition to the list of the diploma "R-150-S": the European and Asian part of Russia are set off as a separate multiplier
The European part of Russia includes:
Central Federal District: R3Z, R3Y, R3V, R3Q,O, R3U, R3X, R3N, R3W, R3G, R3 R3A, B,C,D,F,H, R3E, R3S, R3L, R3R, R3I, R3P, R3M.
Northwestern Federal District: R1N, R9X, R1O, R1Q,R,S, R2F, R2A-R2Z, R1A,C, R1Z, R1T, R1W, R1A,B,D,F,G,J,L,M, R1P.
Southern Federal District: R4A,B, R6A,B,C,D, R6I, R6L,M,N,O, R6U,V, R6Y.
North Caucasian Federal District: R6E, R6H,F, R6J, R6P, R6Q, R6W, R6X.
Volga Federal District: R9W, R4S,T, R4U, R4P,Q,R, R4W, R4Y,Z, R4N,O, R3T, R9S,T, R4F, R9F, R4H,I, R4C,D, R4L,M, R9G.
The Asian part of Russia includes:
The Ural Federal District: R9Q,R, R9C,D,E, R9L, R9A,B, R9J, R9K.
The Siberian Federal Fistrict: R9Z, R0O, R0Y, R0W, R9Y, R0A, R0S,T, R9U,V, R9O,P, R9M, R9N, R9H,I, R0U, R8V, R0B, R8T, R0H.
Far East Federal District: R0Q, R0L, R0C, R0J, R0Z, R0I, R0F,E , R0D, R0X, R0K.
Total score:
The total score is the sum of all QSO points multiplied by sum of all multipliers.
Plaques are awarded to the World Top Scorer in categories SOAB, MOST, SPECIAL (If the number of participants are under 10).
Medals are awarded to the World Top Scorer in categories SOSB and VETERAN (If the number of participants are under 5).
    Certificates are awarded to:
  • TOP 5 of the World in categories SOAB
  • TOP 3 of the World in categories MOST, SWL
  • TOP 3 on each continent in categories SOSB, SOAB
  • TOP 3 on each country (according to R-150-S award list) in categories SOAB CW, SOAB SSB, SOAB MIX, MOST if they will contact not less then 50 QSO
  • breaking the rules of the Contest, license limitations, national communication laws and rules
The decision of The Contest Committee is final.
Log submission:
Computer log submission is preferable.
Electronic Logs:
Email address for logs: CQM@SRR.RU or
All logs should be sent in CABRILLO as attachments.
The Email Subject line has to contain your callsign and category i.e. "RZ9IR A3". We welcome any soapbox comments, equipment description, photos, stories. The participant will receive automatic response to confirm log submission. Should you not received the confirmation within 2 weeks please re-send your log or mail your log to Contest Committee to
Paper Logs:
The hand-written log can be made in chronological order. Each QSO must contain call sign, time, band, RS(RST), exchange number (both sent and received - even for check logs).. The summary sheet should contain category as per contest rules, callsign, full name(s), mail address, detailed claimed score, operator(s) declaration and signatures. The participants in Multi operator categories should indicate names and operator's own callsigns.
The paper log should be mailed to:
P.O. BOX 25464
660049 RUSSIA
The log submission deadline : June, 16th, 2012.

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