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UKRAINIAN DIGIFEST RULES 2008


DigiFest is sponsored by Kyiv Contest Group with support of

- IRC
- MixW team
- Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.
- Radio Hobby, monthly Magazine
- Information support Ukrainian radio portal http://uarl.com.ua/contest/

 

Date and time:


I Period 04:00 UTC - 12:00 Saturday 7 Jun 2008
II Period 20:00 UTC - 04:00 Saturday 7 Jun / Sunday 8 Jun 2008
III Period 12:00 UTC - 20:00 Sunday 8 Jun 2008


(1-th full weekend in June)
 
 

Modes:


RTTY75 (75 baud)
BPSK63
MFSK16
HELLSCHREIBER
OLIVIA (250 Hz, 4 tones)
 

Competition:


All over the world including
- A. On Line Competition (automatic log synchronization with server http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest)
- B. Off Line Competition
 

Categories:


All Modes: SOAB All Modes - HP
All Modes: SOAB All Modes - LP
All Modes 8H: SOAB All Modes - HP any 8 Hours (Breaks 1 Hour or bigger)*
All Modes 8H: SOAB All Modes - LP any 8 Hours (Breaks 1 Hour or bigger)*
Single Mode: SOAB Single Mode - HP
Single Mode: SOAB Single Mode - LP
Single Band: SOSB All Modes - HP
Single Band: SOSB All Modes - LP
MO: MOST All Modes,AB

*The start of 8 Hours entry is the first QSO time.
The contacts made over 8 Hours entry will count to other participants.

LP - Max peak power 100 watts
HP - Max peak power 1500 watts
 

Bands:


80 meters band (3.5 MHz)
40 meters band (7 MHz)
20 meters band (14 MHz)
15 meters band (21 MHz)
10 meters band (28 MHz)

Please leave PSK31 band (14070...14071) for non-contest operation.
Transmission over NCDXF beacons at 14100, 21150, and 28200 may be a reason for disqualification.
Two signals on one or many bands simultaneously may be a reason for disqualification.
 

Exchange:


Signal report + Grid Square 4 Characters
(Example: 599 KO50)
 

QSO points:


1 point per 1 Km of distance (calculated by centers of Grid Squares).
QSOs with the same station are allowed on different bands. On the same band with different mode (Not the same frequency).
 

Multiplier:


Grid Squares number once per log
 

Scoring:


The sum of QSO points x multiply on multiplier = TOTAL SCORE
 

Logs:


A. Online Competitors: the last synchronization of the log is counted as automatic log submission

B. Off Line Category: upload via http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php
or send CABRILLO log to: digifest_robot@mixw.net within 8 days after the contest end.

Modes in the log are marked by two character code as follows:
RY = RTTY (75 baud in the contest)
OL = OLIVIA
PK = PSK (or PS)
MF = MFSK16
HE = HELLSCHREIBER

The log example:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CALLSIGN: UX1UA
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8-HOUR
CATEGORY-OVERLAY:
CLAIMED-SCORE: 0
CLUB: Kyiv Contest Group
CONTEST: DIGIFEST
CREATED-BY: MixW 2.19
NAME: Sergei Litvinov
ADDRESS:
OPERATORS:
QSO: 14081 RY 2008-06-07 1321 UX1UA KO50 UT2UZ KO50
QSO: 14079 CO 2008-06-07 1322 UX1UA KO50 UT7U KO40
QSO: 14075 HE 2008-06-07 1323 UX1UA KO50 S56P JN76
END-OF-LOG:
 

Awards, prizes and trophies:


- Antenna Analyzer AA-200 will be sent to the high score world winner - SOAB All Modes HP - sponsored by Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.
- USB Interfaces RigExpert Standard and RigExpert Tiny will be awarded to the winner in All Modes 8H Categories and SOAB All Modes LP.
- T-Shirts will be awarded to the winners in Mode and Band categories.
- 5 Subscription from Ukrainian magazine RadioHobby will be drawn among participants from CIS.
- Sertificates to every participant in life competition (A).

If you are interested in sponsoring special contest trophy for DIGIFEST please contact us by email: digifest_info@mixw.net.
Your logo and advertisement will be placed in our web site (and more).
 

Contact information:

E-mail: digifest_info@mixw.net
Web site:
http://uarl.com.ua/contest/
http://www.mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/index.htm
  18 марта 2008 г.  (Коррект 21 марта 2008)

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