Seanet Contest

SEANET2017 CONTEST RULES

The Organisers of the SEANET 2017  Convention invite all  radio amateurs to participate in the SEANET2017 Contest.  The contest is associated with the 45th SEANET Convention to be held in SIEM REAP, Cambodia, from the 16th to the 19th of November 2017.

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:

To promote two-way amateur radio communications within the SEANET region and between the SEANET region and the rest of the world.

CONTEST TIME & DATE:

First full weekend in June of each year.  Starts 1200 UTC Saturday June 3, 2017 and Ends 1200 UTC June 4, 2017.

BANDS / FREQUENCIES:

Bands:  80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters (no WARC bands)

Frequencies: Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and station license but it is suggested that activity be centered around the following frequencies if possible.

CW:  3525,  7025,  14025,  21025,  28025

SSB:  3540  (for Thailand)  3790,  7090,  14320,  21320,  28320

MODES:

Only  CW and / or SSB may be used

ENTRY CATEGORIES

Seanet :

            Single operator CW

            Single operator SSB

            Single operator Mixed Mode

            Multi-operator single Transmitter

Rest of the World:

            Single operator

            Multi-operator single transmitter

Only one signal may be transmitted at any one time.

POWER INPUT:

As stipulated in the regulations governing the license of the station

EXCHANGE:

RS(T) report plus serial number starting with 001

SCORING RULES:

SEANET stations may contact all stations.

Rest of the World Stations may only contact SEANET Stations.

For this contest a SEANET Station is defined as one operating from the following  DXCC entities:

4S, 4W, 8Q, 9M/DX0 (Spratly), 9M2, 9M6/8, 9N, 9V, A5, BS7, BV, BV9P, BY, DU, H4, HL/DS, HS/E2, JA, JD1/M, JD1/0, KH0, KH2, P2, P5, S2, T8, V6, V8, VK, VK9C, VK9X, VR2, VU, VU4, VU7, XU, XV/3W, XW, XX9, XY, YB.

SCORING:

Valid QSOs count 1 Point.

Only one contact is allowed on each band with the same station (not one contact on each mode).

Multipliers:

SEANET Stations:  Claim one multiplier for each DXCC entity worked on each band including those in the SEANET region and in their own country.

Rest of the World Stations: Claim only multipliers for DXCC entities with in the SEANET region (see the entity list above). 

Each multiplier counts once on each band (not mode).

Score: Total number of QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers worked.

RESTRICTIONS:

Contacts on cross modes or cross bands will not count.

Operators are not allowed to transmit more than one signal at any one time.

Entries that contain errors or unmarked duplicates will receive a reduction of points.

Any entrant who uses methods contrary to the spirit of the contest may be subject to disqualification.

The decision of the SEANET contest organizers shall be final.

LOGS, AND SUMMARY SHEETS:

Logs may be either hand-written or computerized and must contain a summary sheet that specifies the Category Entered.

Information required for each contact shall include: Date, Time (UTC), Band, Mode (CW / SSB), Report Sent (RS[t]), Serial Number, Report Received (RS[t]) Serial Number, Claimed Multiplier.

Duplicates should be logged, but marked clearly as duplicates (“Dupes”) and scored at zero points.

Both hand-written and computerized logs must be accompanied by a Summary Sheet listing the number of claimed contacts and multipliers per band, the final score, and a declaration that the station was operated within the terms of the station license and the rules and spirit of the contest.

Computer logs and Summary Sheets must be in ASCII (text) format including Cabrillo.  Please do not send (.bin) files.

It is recommended that entries be made in any standard contest logging program in the ARRL DX contest mode as if you were a North American station and then scored manually.  Manual scoring is very easy. It is simply the number of valid QSOs multiplied by the total number multipliers.  Almost every contest logging program supports the ARRL DX Contest and using this contest format allows the received serial number to be easily logged in place of the received power level.  If you do not already have a contest logging program you may download CT by K1EA free of charge from www.k1ea.com.

Computer logs must be sent by e-mail to:   KenKH6QJ@aol.com

Hand-written logs should be sent to:  P.O. Box 4628, Honolulu, Hawaii 96812, U.S.A.

Entries should be received not later than July 4, 2017.

AWARDS:

A certificate will be awarded to the highest scoring entry in each category.  If the level of entries warrants it, runner-up certificates will also be presented.  Additional awards may be made at the discretion of the SEANET contest organizers.

The results will be announced at the SEANET 2017 convention and will be published on the SEANET 2017 website.