DigiFest 2014 contest

    DigiFest is sponsored:

    by Kyiv DX and Contest Club with support of

    - MixW team
    - Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.

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DIGIFEST RULES 2014

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Cabrillo logs to be sent to: digifest_robot@mixw.net
Or upload to http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php

1. Competition (unconventional digimodes):

        All over the world

2. Date and time:

          I Period 04:00 UTC - 12:00 Saturday 7 June 2014
         II Period 20:00 UTC - 04:00 Saturday 7 June / Sunday 8 June 2014
        III Period 12:00 UTC - 20:00 Sunday 8 June 2014

        1-th full weekend in June every year.

3. Modes:

        RTTY75 (75 baud)
        BPSK 63
        MFSK 16
        HELLSCHREIBER
        OLIVIA (250 Hz, 4 tones)

4. 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)

        Dupes are allowed on different bands or different modes on the same band.

        In other words work station ones per band per mode (5 QSOs in different modes will be counted per each band).

        Please leave PSK31 band (14070...14071) for non-contest operation.

5. Categories:

    SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H               (All Modes, All Bands, High Power, 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 24H                (All Modes, All Bands, Low Power, 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8H                (All Modes, All Bands, High Power, 8 Hours) *
    SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8H                 (All Modes, All Bands, Low Power, 8 Hours) *    

    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE RY 24H         (All Bands, Single Mode RTTY 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE PK 24H         (All Bands, Single Mode PSK 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE MK 24H         (All Bands, Single Mode MFK 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HE 24H         (All Bands, Single Mode Hellschreiber 24 Hours)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE OL 24H         (All Bands, Single Mode Olivia 24 Hours)

    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE RY 8H          (All Bands, Single Mode RTTY 8 Hours) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE PK 8H          (All Bands, Single Mode PSK 8 Hours) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE MK 8H          (All Bands, Single Mode MFK 8 Hours) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HE 8H          (All Bands, Single Mode Hellschreiber 8 Hours) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE OL 8H          (All Bands, Single Mode Olivia 8 Hours) *

    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 80M 24H        (All Modes, Single Band 80M)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 40M 24H        (All Modes, Single Band 40M)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 20M 24H        (All Modes, Single Band 20M)    
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 15M 24H        (All Modes, Single Band 15M)
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 10M 24H        (All Modes, Single Band 10M)

    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 80M 8H         (All Modes, Single Band 80M) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 40M 8H         (All Modes, Single Band 40M) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 20M 8H         (All Modes, Single Band 20M) *  
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 15M 8H         (All Modes, Single Band 15M) *
    SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 10M 8H         (All Modes, Single Band 10M) *

    MULTI-OP ALL HIGH 24H                (Single Transmitter, All Modes, All Bands)

        * 8 hours are composed from a number of arbitrary time periods, separated by breaks (i.e. not necessarily the whole periods I, II or III of the contest).
         The start of 8-hour entry is the first QSO time.
         The breaks minimum is 1 hour each.
         The contacts made after of 8-hour limit are counted for other participants.

        LOW - Max peak power 100 watts
        HIGH - Max peak power 1000 watts

6. Exchange:

        Signal report + four-digit Grid Square (Example: 599 KO50).

7. QSO points:

        1 point per 1 Km of distance (calculated by centers of Grid Squares).

        No need to calculate by participant.

8. Multiplier:

        The number of Grid Squares (once per log).

9. Scoring:

        The sum of QSO points multiplied by multiplier = TOTAL SCORE.

10. Disqualification:

        For usage of PSK31 band (14070...14071).

        For transmission over NCDXF beacons on 14100, 21150 and 28200.

        For two signals on one or many bands simultaneously.

11. Cabrillo logs are accepted within 7 days after the contest end:

        Upload via http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php

        Or send e-mail to: digifest_robot@mixw.net

        Modes in the log are marked by two character code as follows:

        RY = RTTY
        OL = OLIVIA
        PK = PSK (or PS)
        MK = MFSK16 (or MF)
        HE = HELLSCHREIBER

        The log example:

        START-OF-LOG: 2.0
        CALLSIGN: UX1UA *
        CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H *
        CONTEST: DIGIFEST
        CREATED-BY: MixW 3.1.1
        NAME: Sergei Litvinov *
        ADDRESS: P.O.Box 111 *
        ADDRESS: Kyiv 01001 *
        ADDRESS: UKRAINE *
        E-MAIL: ux1ua@qsl.net *
        OPERATORS: *
        QSO: 14081 RY 2008-06-07 1321 UX1UA      599 KO50   UT2UZ      599 KO50   
        QSO: 14079 PK 2008-06-07 1322 UX1UA      599 KO50   UT7U      599 KO40   
        QSO: 14075 HE 2008-06-07 1323 UX1UA      599 KO50   S56P      599 JN76
        END-OF-LOG:

        Fields marked by asterisks (*) must be filled in.

12. Awards, prizes and trophies (will be sent to home address indicated in the log):

        12.1. Antenna Analyzer AA-30 for the high score winners in the following categories:

        SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H (two prizes - Europe and the rest of the World)

        12.2. Antenna Analyzer AA-30 for the high score winners in the following categories:

        SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 24H (two prizes - Europe and the rest of the World)

        12.3. USB Interfaces RigExpert TI-7 for the high score winners in the following categories:

        SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8H
        SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8H

        as well as to the 2nd places in the following categories:

        SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 24H
        SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8H

        12.4. T-shirts, to the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd places in the following categories. To receive a T-shirt, the operator should
        have at least 50 QSOs in the log. The T-shirts are sent to 1st place winners only if there are at least 3 participants
        in their group; 2nd place at least 10 participants; 3rd place at least 15 participants.

        SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE (each Mode)
        SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND (each Band)
        MULTI-OP ALL HIGH

        T-shirts to the 2nd and the 3rd places in the following categories:

        SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H
        SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8H

        12.5. Awards (laminated paper) to every participant with more than 300 QSOs in the log.

13. Contact information:

        Cabrillo logs to be sent to: digifest_robot@mixw.net

        Or upload to http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php

        E-mail:        digifest_info@mixw.net
                       ut5uml@qsl.net

        Web sites:     http://www.mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/index.html
                       http://www.rigexpert.com/index?s=main&f=digifest


        12.05.2014

 

 

    


 
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