Sponsored by DUBUS and REF
The EU WW EME contest is intended to encourage world-wide activity on moonbounce. Multipliers are DXCC countries plus *** ALL W/VK/VE STATES ***. This gives equal chances for stations from North America, Europe and Oceania. The rules reward random QSOs, but do not penalize skeds on 2.3GHz or above. Winners (1 st places) receive free subscriptions to DUBUS magazine! 1. Contest Dates & Bands: First weekend: 432 MHz, 2.3 GHz to 5.7 GHz 06-07 MARCH 2004, 00- - 24UTC Second weekend: 144 MHz, 1.3 GHz and 10 GHz 27-28 MARCH 2004, 00 - - 24 UTC 2. Sections and Awards: QRP 144MHz <100kW EIRP 432MHz <400kW EIRP 1296MHz <600kW EIRP >= 2300MHz no separate QRP/QRO categories QRO On 144, 432 and 1296MHz, stations with EIRP equal to or greater than stated above. PRO Non-amateur equipment or antenna. PRO stations will have scores listed separately. There are no separate multi-operator classes. Multi-operator and QRO stations will be highlighted in the general classifications. All QRP/QRO band winners and QRP/QRO multiband winners will receive a year's free subscription to DUBUS magazine. In each band/section, certificates will be sent to the top ten entries and to the highest-scoring station in the southern hemisphere. 3. Contest Exchange: For a valid QSO, both stations must transmit and receive both callsigns+ TMO/RST + R. During a QSO, on any band, liaison by any other means (eg DXcluster, Internet, tele-phone) is forbidden! There is no restriction on modes, but entrants must not cause inter-mode QRM. 4. Logs: Logs must be separate for each band, and should be in normal "logbook" format. Top line: Your callsign, Band Each QSO: Date/time, Callsign, Report sent, Report received, Points, Multiplier Bottom line: Total points, Total multipliers, Total claimed score. 5. QSO Points: 100 points for each random QSO completed. 10 (ten) points for each sked QSO completed on 144/432/1296MHz. 100 points for each random or sked QSO completed on 2.3GHz or higher bands. 6. Multipliers: Each DXCC country (except W/VE/VK), or EACH INDIVIDUAL STATE worked in W/VE/VK. Multipliers count only if worked by RANDOM (except on 2.3GHz or above). States and prov-inces can be determined after the contest using recent Newsletters, on the Web or in DUBUS. 7. Total Scores: Single band score = [Total of QSO points] * [Total of multipliers]. There will be one QRP winner and one QRO winner on each band. Multiband score = [(Total sum of points on 144-1296MHz) + (2 * total sum of points on 2.3GHz or above)] * [Total sum of multipliers on all bands] There will be one QRP multiband winner and one QRO multiband winner. Multiband stations will also be listed as an entry on each separate band worked, and can also win single-band awards. 8. Contest Entries: Copy of the log for each band with details of points, multipliers and total points. The following information MUST also be included for each band: 1. Output power, transmit cable loss, antenna type and gain. 2. Category: QRO/QRP single/multi operator 3. Name(s) of all operators 4. Locator/State. Other info is welcome: Comments, conditions, locator, station details, photographs, etc. 9. Sending Your Entry: Contest entries MUST be sent no later than 30 days after the end of the second weekend (i.e. in the mail or e-mail by 30 APRIL 2004). Mail address: Patrick Magnin, F6HYE, Marcorens, F-74140 BALLAISON, France You can also e-mail your contest entry in ASCII format to: All email entries will be acknowledged within one week. 10. Referee: N.N. For rules and general questions contact: DO *NOT* SEND LOGS TO G3SEK, and DO *NOT* SEND LOGS TO ANY DUBUS POST OR E-MAIL ADDRESSES! Good Luck in the Contest! For REF: Patrick Magnin, F6HYE For DUBUS: Joachim Kraft, DL8HCZ