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RUSSIAN DX CONTEST - 2006
1. Contest sponsors
The "Soyuz Radioljubitelej Rossii" (Union of Radioamateurs of Russia), SRR is pleased to announce 13 International "Russian DX Contest"
2. Contest Period
1200 UTC 18 March - 1200 UTC 19 March 2006
SOAB–MIX - Single Op, All Bands, MIXED,
SOAB–MIX-LP - Single Op, All Bands, MIXED, Low Power 100 watts
SOAB-MIX-QRP - Single Op, All Bands, MIXED, QRP 5 watts
SOAB–CW - Single Op, All Bands, CW
SOAB–CW–LP - Single Op, All Bands, CW, Low Power 100 watts
SOAB–SSB - Single Op, All Bands, SSB
SOAB–SSB-LP - Single Op, All Bands, SSB, Low Power 100 watts
SOSB - Single Op, single band, MIXED (6 different band entries, separately 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m)
MOST - Multi Op, All Bands, Single transmitter, MIXED
MO2T - Multi Op, Two transmitters, MIXED
SWL - MIXED
All bands, 1.8 through 28 MHz, WARC bands excluded.
3.1 The participant can operate and enter in two different single band categories. This allows a station, for example, enter two logs for 10m and 80m and have both count towards awards.
3.2 Single Band entrants operating other bands during the contest are encouraged to submit their logs for more than one band to aid in the log cross-checking process.
3.3 All entries separated by World, European Russia, Asiatic Russia.
4. Team Competition
4.1 OBLASTS COMPETITION (Russian entrants only). The OBLAST score is the sum of top ten stations scores from the same oblast.
4.2 CLUB COMPETITION - between contest clubs and groups, separately for Russian and foreign entrants.
4.2.1 CLUB consists of stations within 500 km diameter circle, with HQ station in the center. Exception: Russian DX Contest expeditions to other countries or oblasts.
4.3 Check logs are accepted for OBLASTS and CLUBS competition.
5. General Rules
5.1 Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter circle. All antennas used by an entrant must be physically connected to the transmitters by wires (feeders).
5.1.2 All categories of entrants are allowed to use packet and WEB clusters.
5.1.3 Using any IP net for the remote transceiving, including web radiostations is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.
5.1.4 Self-spotting is not allowed. Soliciting contacts by telephone, telex, internet, packet mail during and before the contest is forbidden.
5.1.5 Using other stations callsigns for the following - keeping the working frequency on the other bands, making schedules, DX-spotting, moving the multipliers to the other bands - is prohibited.
5.1.6 The use by an entrant of telephones, telegrams, Internet, packet to solicit contacts during the contest (self-spotting) is not allowed and forces to disqualification of an entrant.
5.2 Single Operator participants may change bands and modes without restrictions. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
5.2.1 Single Operator: Those stations at which One person performs all of operating, logging, and spotting functions.
5.3 MOST stations are limited by "10 minutes" rule. Start time is determined on the first QSO made on that particular band. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time. Exception: two signals on different bands are allowed if and only if the station on another (only one) “multiplier” band picked up a new multiplier. This “multiplier” band should also be changed on “10 minutes” rule. Contacts, violating both rules, should be shown in the log, they will neither be counted nor penalized for an entrant, but counted for the station contacted.
5.4MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters): A maximum of two transmitted signals at any time on different bands. Each transmitter may make a maximum of 8 band changes in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 40 meters to 80 meters and then back to 40 meters constitutes two band changes. Both transmitters may work any and all stations. A station may only be worked twice per band (CW and SSB) regardless of which transmitter is used.
5.5 All of MIXED categories entrants can work the same station both CW and SSB. CW contacts on SSB portion of the band, and SSB contacts on CW portion of the band are prohibited.
6.1 Non-russian stations: signal report + QSO number, starting with 001.
6.1.1MOST (Multi Op, All Bands, Single transmitter)can use separate serial numbers for each band or chronological serial numbers.
6.1.2MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters) MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters) can use either separate serial numbers for each band or separate serial numbers for each transmitter. Each QSO in the submitted log must have transmitter identifier.
6.2 Russian stations: signal report + oblast code (two letters). Alternative oblast codes are allowed.
7. QSO Points.
7.1 Russian stations: QSO with your own country (Russia on your continent) – 2 points, QSO with Russia on another continent – 5 points, QSO with a different country on your continent – 3 points, QSO with another continent – 5 points.
7.2 Non-Russian stations: QSO with Russian station – 10 points, QSO with your own country – 2 points, QSO with a different country on your continent – 3 points, QSO with another continent – 5 points.
7.3 Kaliningrad (UA2) is a separate DXCC entity and a separate Oblast, but points for QSO with Kaliningrad are counted as for European Russia.
7.4 /MM stations are not the multipliers, but worth 5 points for any participant.
7.5 SWL stations must copy one or both exchange numbers, points are scored on common rules.
8.1 Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band and mode. If the first contact between stations is valid, dupes have 0 points value. If the first contact is not valid, second (dupe) contact is accepted.
8.2 Dupe contacts are not penalized; one does not have to mark them in the log submission. Moreover, entrants are strictly recommended to leave DUPES in the log file. DO NOT DELETE DUPES!
9.1 Two types of multiplier will be used:
A multiplier of one (1) for each different oblast contacted on each band.
A multiplier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band.
9.2 Different Russian Oblasts are: Franz Josef Land (R1FJ), Malyj Vysotskij Island (R1MV) and Russian stations in Antarctica (R1AN).
10. Final Score
All stations: the final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of oblast and country multipliers.
11. General Log Submission Requirements
We need electronics logs! The RDXC Committee requires electronics log for every possible high-scored entry.
11.1 Submit your log in the CABRILLO format created by all major logging programs.
11.2 All times must be in GMT.
11.3 All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
11.4 Filename for the log should be yourcall.log.
11.5 A plain-text file format is also acceptable.
11.6 Log submissions in MS Word, Excel or UUE-coded files may force disqualification of an entrant in case of wrong file conversion to plain-text format.
11.7 In the header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a category of entrance and the full postal address for dispatch to the participant RDXC results, trophies, awards and certificates. A written declaration is not necessary.
11.8 Submit your log in the Cabrillo file format by e-mail or on IBM, MS-DOS compatible computer disk.
11.9 Hand-written log can be made in chronological order or have separate sheet for each band. Each QSO must contain call sign, time, band, RS(RST), exchange number (both sent and received - even for check logs).
11.10 Points and final score calculations are not necessary, calculations are done by our software.
11.11 Dupes should not be marked or deleted.
11.12MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters) the electronic log submittal (Cabrillo) must indicate which transmitter made each QSO.
12. Log Submission Addresses and Terms
12.1 Logs must be submitted to the contest sponsors within 45 days (no later than May 7 2006).
12.2 Electronic logs must be submitted via E-mail to: RusDXC@contesting.com. Be sure to put the station call sign and the category in the "Subject:" line. The server will automatically acknowledge your e-mail log within 48 hours.
12.3 Paper logs must be sent to: Russian DX Contest, P. O. Box 88, 119311 Moscow, Russia.
13.1 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates will be awarded in each category listed under Section 3. Special plaques for different categories 1st place winners are founded.
13.2 Every participant from Russia and Europe will receive a certificate of merit for the following:
Multi-band and single band 20 and 15 m entries – 300 and more QSO,
Single-band 80 and 40 entries – 150 and more QSO.
Single-band 160 and 10 m entries – 100 and more QSO.
MIX-QRP entry - 100 and more QSO.
13.3 Every NA, SA, AF, AS, OC and AN participant will receive a certificate of merit for the following:
Multi-band and single band 20 and 15 m entries – at least 200 QSO’s,
Single-band 80 and 40 entries – 100 and more QSO.
Single-band 160 and 10 m entries – 50 and more QSO.
MIX-QRP entry - 50 and more QSO.
13.4 Non-Russian participants: 1st place certificates will be awarded in each category listed under Section 3 in every participating country, but the log must contain at least 50 QSO’s.
13.5 SWL stations will be awarded a certificate (13.2, 13.3).
13.6 Oblast competition: only oblasts represented by 5 or more stations will be awarded.
13.7 Clubs competition: only clubs represented by 5 or more stations will be awarded.
14. Russian Districts Award (RDA)
The Russian Districts Award (RDA) (http://rdaward.org/), sponsored by Tambov Award Group (TAG), is issued for contacts with specified numbers of districts of the Russian Federation according to the RDA list of districts. The basic RDA certificate can be obtained for working at least 100 districts. Generally, award application is based on the QSL cards received.
But: Starting in 2003, the participants of RDXC are able to fulfill RDA award in 24 hours. No QSL cards needed, every participant will be sent a list of confirmed Districts for RDA award together with so-called UBN-file (errors list), generated by QSO crosschecking program. One can send an RDA award application, based on that confirmed Districts list. All crosschecked logs and confirmed Districts list will be forwarded to the RDA Award Committee, so if a participant is interested in the RDA award, only an application and payment should be sent to the award committee. Of course, this confirmed Districts list can also be used as an addition to application, based on the received QSL cards. All RDA award related qustions should be sent to Roman Novikov firstname.lastname@example.org.
15. Contest-Related Information
15.1 All "Russian DX contest" and related information (Rules, claimed/confirmed scores, FAQ, additional information) is posted at RDXC official Website http://www.rdxc.org/.
15.2 A color booklet with contest results, next years RDXC Rules and additional information will be sent to every participant along with the certificate.
15.3 Every participant, who sends his log submission via e-mail, will be sent a UBN-list with his claimed/confirmed results separately by bands/modes and QSO list, containing his errors and errors of worked stations. Also "RDA" confirmed Districts list would be sent.
15.4 Any RDXC related questions would be sent via e-mail to email@example.com.
RDXC 2003 will be made with total computerized control followed by each QSO computerized analysis.
17. 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 present in the other station 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.
dupe QSO which is not in the other station's log.
17.1 RDXC Contest Committee decisions are final.
RDXC Contest Committee invites all the radio amateurs from Russia and foreign countries to take part in 13 Russian DX Contest, which became one of the most popular contests in the world.