The 4th EPC Russia DX Contest will be held from 04:00 UTC on 06.10.2012 to 03:59 UTC on 07.10.2012.
The Russian Section of the European PSK Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the EPC Russia DX Contest 2012. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Russia on BPSK63 mode. The Contest is annually held at the first weekend in October in BPSK63 mode on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters bands. Every station can be contacted once per band. The operator may change the bands without any restrictions. The output power should not exceed 10 watts on 160 meters and 100 watts on other bands. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.
SOAB [Single operator, all bands. Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may change bands at any time.]
SOLF [Single operator, 160, 80 and 40 meters. Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may operate on 160, 80 and 40 meters only.]
SOHF [Single operator, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Those stations at which one performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions. Only one signal is allowed at any one time. The operator may operate on 20, 15 and 10 meters only.]
MOAB [Multi-operator station, all bands.]
Groups of Entrants:
There are two separate groups of entrants:
RUSSIA - All participants from the Russian Federation.
WORLD - All the rest participants.
RSQ is not sent. EPC-RU stations should send their EPC-RU number (4 digits) + Grid Locator, RSQ is not required (example 0262 KO95 separately). All the rest stations should send QSO number, starting 001 + Grid Locator, RSQ is not required (example 001 IO75 - Only separately). The recommended call is "CQ EPCRU TEST".
Mode BPSK63 should be designated in the report as PM and in any way differently! 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/contests/submit_log_eng.php
All logs must be sent no later than 15 days after the contest (24:00 UTC 22 october 2012). Please, your questions or Cabrillo reports which you cannot load, send to the address of: epc(at)epc-ru.ru
MixW settings and statistics files for EPCRUDXC: http://www.epc-ru.ru/index.php?optio...199&Itemid=113
Certificates and Awards:
Certificates and awards will be sent only in electronic format jpg. Each winner and prize-winner will be awarded a certificate by the organizers of the contest but only once for the highest of all rewarded prizes.
Certificates EPCRUDXC-2012 will be awarded to:
1) The participants from Russia:
- top five in sub-SOAB, SOLF, SOHF;
- all participants in the subgroup of MOAB;
- first three places in eight federal districts of Russia in the overall standings of the subgroups of SOAB, SOLF, SOHF;
- the first place overall in the subgroups of SOAB, SOLF, SOHF in each region, province, Republic of Russia regardless of the number of participants from the region.
2) among the participants of all world countries except Russia:
- the first five places in the world of SOAB, SOHF, SOLF;
- all participants in the subgroup of MOAB;
- the first place on every continent in the SOAB, SOHF, SOLF;
- the first three places on the continent in SOAB, SOHF, SOLF provided that at least 10 participants in the subgroup of the continent;
- the first place in every country by the list of DXCC award;
- the first three places in every country by the list of DXCC award provided that at least 10 participants from the country;
- all participants who will work for the first time in EPC Russia DX Contest should specify "My first EPCRUDXC" in SOAPBOX of the report for this purpose. At checking of the given statements ex-callsigns will be taken into account.
Special EPCRUDXC-2012 awards will be awarded to all radio amateurs who send reports (except Checklog and caught in the DQ) and make at least the following number of QSOs:
- for Russia - 200 QSO;
- for Europe and Asia - 100 QSO;
- for other continents (except Europe and Asia) - 50 QSO.
Special EPCRUDXC-2012 awards will be awarded to the participants who will operate portable or mobile call sign (/ p, / m, / mm), regardless of the number of QSOs, both within the European Traveller PSK Award Program ETPA and from the other continents of the world. In the column "soapbox" (cabrillo format) it is necessary to specify the used equipment, antennas and the power supply which can be only the generator, the accumulator or solar batteries.
The organizers of the 4th annual EPC Russia DX Contest which will be held on October 6 and 7, 2012 have decided to sum up the results and reward those participants of the contest, who will operate portable and mobile callsigns within the limits of the European Traveller PSK Award Program (ETPA).
As a result of the contest, with the Clauses of which you may get acquainted on this page, the participants of ETPA-expedition besides the general counting in subgroups will be in addition highlighted in the subgroup SOAB-ETPA. In summing up the results in this subgroup points and multipliers will not be counted.
The places taken in SOAB-ETPA will be distributed according to amount of the QSOs which will be confirmed by the Contest Committee. The obligatory condition is an activation of the areas (regions), i. e. more than 50 QSOs.
The participants of ETPA-expedition must send to address epc(at)epc-ru.ru a short story and photos held activations of EPC EU Areas.
In the presence of 5 or more participants, a winner of this additional subgroup will be rewarded with special prize for the greatest number of QSO in SOAB-ETPA and with Memorable certificate. All participants who work on the program ETPA will receive this certificate.
EPCRUDXC plaques will be awarded to the winners in the following subgroups: SOAB-World, SOAB-Russia.
The Plaque will be awarded to the 1000th participant of the contest among all radiosportsmen (participants) who sent their reports on condition that Contest Committee will receive 1000 and more Logs (except for Checklog and those got in the DQ).
Traditionally, an interface "UnicomDual" - the prize from "Radioarena" will be drawn. After summing up the contest results the Russian participants who take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in their area, province or the Republic of Russia.
The initiative group of the Russian section of the EPC invites all interested parties. Firms and teams as well as individual radio amateurs may establish their own prizes. We awaiting your suggestions to EPCRUDXC Organizing Committee: epc(AT)epc-ru.ru
More info - EPC RUSSIA DX CONTEST: Rules
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