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Date and Time:

12:00 UTC 31.01.2009 - 12:00 UTC 01.02.2009
12:00 UTC 27.02.2010 - 12:00 UTC 28.02.2010
12:00 UTC 05.02.2011 - 12:00 UTC 06.02.2011
12:00 UTC 04.02.2012 - 12:00 UTC 05.02.2012
12:00 UTC 02.02.2013 - 12:00 UTC 03.02.2013
12:00 UTC 01.02.2014 - 12:00 UTC 02.02.2014
12:00 UTC 31.01.2015 - 12:00 UTC 01.02.2015

Objective: The European PSK Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the EPC WW DX Contest. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world by using the BPSK63 mode. Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit.

Bands: We recommend the following frequencies - 160 meters (1.838 - 1.843 MHz), 80 meters (3.580 - 3.590 MHz), 40 meters (7.040 - 7.050 MHz), 20 meters (14.070 - 14.080 MHz), 15 meters (21.070 - 21.080 MHz), and 10 meters (28.070 - 28.080 MHz).

Type of Competition: Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter circle or within the property limits of the station licensee’s address, whichever is greater. All antennas used by the entrant must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant. Only the entrant’s callsign can be used to aid the entrant’s score. A different callsign must be used for each EPC WW DX Contest entry. Entrants in all categories of entrants are allowed to use packet and web clusters. Repeated contacts are permitted on different bands.

Categories:

SO2R - [Single operator, two radio (two receivers - one or two transmitters), all bands. Transmitters must be located within a radius of 50 meters and physically connected with antennas. All operations must be performed by an operator himself without external assistance. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The output power shall not exceed 100 watts. The operator must operate all 24 hours.]

SOAB - [Single operator, single transmitter, all bands, output power not more 100 watts].

SOAB-QRP - [Single operator, single transmitter, all bands, output power up to 5 watts, must be specified when sending a callsign CALL/QRP, all 24 hours].

SOAB-P - [Single operator, single transmitter, all bands, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours. Radio station must be either portable or mobile, but should not be located in a permanent building or shelter, energy must be obtained exclusively from the local battery, portable generators or solar cells, without the use of trunk lines. It is obligatory to indicate in transmission your callsign CALL/P or /M].

SOAB-YM-12 - [Single operator under the age of 21 years, single transmitter, all bands, output power is up to 100 watts, not more 12 hours. Rest time (time-out) must be indicated in the report in field OFFTIME and the number of time-outs should not be more than 3 (three) for the entire period of contest].

SOAB-YL-12 - [Single operator YL, single transmitter, all bands, output power is up to 100 watts, not more 12 hours. Rest time (time-out) must be indicated in the report in field OFFTIME and the number of time-outs should not be more than 3 (three) for the entire period of contest].

SOAB-OM-12 - [Single operator OM, single transmitter, all bands, output power is up to 100 watts, not more 12 hours. Rest time (time-out) must be indicated in the report in field OFFTIME and the number of time-outs should not be more than 3 (three) for the entire period of contest].

SO160 - [Single operator, single transmitter, 160 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SO80 - [Single operator, single transmitter, 80 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SO40 - [Single operator, single transmitter, 40 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours. Only one signal is allowed at any one time].

SO20- [Single operator, single transmitter, 20 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SO15 - [Single operator, single transmitter, 15 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SO10 - [Single operator, single transmitter, 10 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SOLF - [Single operator, single transmitter, 160, 80 and 40 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

SOHF - [Single operator, single transmitter, 20, 15 and 10 meters band only, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

MOST-OM - [Multi operators without restrictions by age, single transmitter, all bands, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

MOST-YM - [Multi operators under the age of 21 years, single transmitter, all bands, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours].

MOMT-OM - [Multi operators without restrictions by age, multi transmitters, all bands, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours. Transmitters must be located within a radius of 50 meters and physically connected with antennas. Only one signal is allowed at any one time].

MOMT-YM - [Multi operators under the age of 21 years, multi transmitters, all bands, output power not more 100 watts, all 24 hours. Transmitters must be located within a radius of 50 meters and physically connected with antennas. Only one signal is allowed at any one time].

All entrants must clearly indicate the output power (watts) in the Cabrillo log. If no power is mentioned in the log the participant's score will be moved to High Power category automatically.

Number Exchange: All stations should send signal report plus QSO number, starting 001. Continue to four digits if past 999. Entrant's log must show the correct serial number sent and received for each contact. MOMT stations should use a separate serial number sequence for each band.

Points:

  • 1 point per QSO with same DXCC country;
  • 2 points per QSO on 80,40,20m with different DXCC country, same continent;
  • 3 points per QSO on 160,15,10m with different DXCC country, same continent;
  • 4 points per QSO on 40,20,15m with different continent;
  • 5 points per QSO on 10m with different continent;
  • 6 points per QSO on 160 and 80m with different continent;
  • 3 points per QSO with maritime mobile stations.

Scoring: Scoring is the same for all stations. The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of the DXCC Country multipliers.

Certificates: Certificates will be awarded in all categories. First, Second and Third place certificates will be awarded in the World and every Continent (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Oceania). First place certificates will be awarded in every participating DXCC country. All scores will be published on the official EPC WW DX Contest website. In DXCC Countries where the returns justify, second and third place awards will be made. All certificates will be issued to the licensee of the station used. All certificates will be issued in a high printing resolution PDF format and sent via email to the winner. Any radio amateur, radio club or commercial organization can act by the official sponsor of the EPC WW DX Contest. If someone is interested in sponsoring a Special Trophy for the contest, please contact the Contest Committee.

Log Instructions: Mode BPSK63 should be designated in the report as PM and not in any other way! All times must be in UTC. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. The Contest Committee accepts logs in the Cabrillo format ONLY. Name your Cabrillo file as your call sign (for example - mm0epc.cbr, mm0epc.txt or mm0epc.log). You should send your log upload via the Web interface: http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en The contest name in the Cabrillo header must be «EPC-WW-DX». All logs must be sent no later than 5 days after the contest. (23:59 UTC 8 February 2013 inclusive).

  • Check your log before you submit it. Better if you check it twice.

  • Never create your «own» category. The only allowed categories are those listed in the Rules.

  • Take few minutes to understand how the Cabrillo header must be filled.

  • Don’t trust blindly to the generated log that your software provides.

  • Please contact us if you do not receive our confirmation within 48 hours after the log submission.

Disqualification: Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant, or the Rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for excessive unverifiable contacts or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Incorrectly logged calls or numbers will be counted as unverifiable contacts for culprit only. The use by an entrant of any non-amateur means such as telephones or telegrams to solicit contacts during the contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification. Actions and decisions of the EPC WW DX Contest Committee are official and final.

 
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