this year, International 160m contest named RUSSIAN 160 METER
CONTEST shall be sponsored by the Radio Magazine and the
Top Band DX Club. In particular, the Contest provides the
participants possibility to achieve fulfillment of the Top Band Cup
amateurs from all over the world may participate in the Contest.
Results will be scored separately in three entry groups: European and
Asiatic Russia (as per WAC definition), and the Rest of the World
general, new rules of the Contest are very close to that of the
popular RUSSIAN DX CONTEST (exchange numbers, QSO points calculation,
multiplier). Traditionally, the Contest is to be held on Friday
preceding the third complete December weekend, i.e. from 20.00z to
24.00z in 1.8 MHz band. Modes are CW and SSB. In 2012, the Contest is
to be held on December 14.
mixed mode entry (MIXED). Participants may work in two entry groups,
- SO (single operator) and MO (one TX, 2 or more operators). Only one
transmitted signal is allowed at any time.
is allowed to use open DX networks in the Contest; use of any IP
networks for distant reception and/or transmission, including WEB
stations, is prohibited.
are no mode change limits for SO. MO station shall use 10 minutes
rule for mode change. Dupes are allowed in different modes.
stations send RS(T) and QSO serial number starting with 001. Russian
stations send RS(T) and Oblast code, two-letter Oblast (Kraj,
Republic) abbreviation they are transmitting from.
stations: QSO with Russian station (within the same continent) scores
2 points; QSO with Russian station from another continent scores 5
points; QSO with another entity in the same continent scores 3
points, QSO with another continent scores 5 points.
stations: QSO with Russian station scores 10 points (regardless of
continent); QSO with own entity scores 2 points; QSO with another
entity within own continent scores 3 points; QSO with another
continents scores 5 points. Use DXCC list for entity definition.
(UA2) is a separate DXCC entity and a separate Oblast multiplier, but
points for QSO with Kaliningrad are counted as for European Russia.
is number of entities worked (see DXCC list), plus Russian Oblasts
number. Each entity and Oblast count for multiplier only once,
regardless of mode. Use common Oblast abbreviations list (for
example, see Russia Award rules).
result is total QSO points multiplied by total multipliers number.
shall be in Cabrillo format. Lof file shall be named as YOURCALL.log
or YOURCALL.cbr. Example: UA4AA.log. Message subject line shall
consist your call. Log shall be attached to your message and sent to:
email@example.com or uploaded via WEB interface at
Paper logs are still accepted in 2012. They have to be sent to: Radio
Magazine, 10 Seliverstov Pereulok, Moscow, 107045, Russia.
using contest software for your log, do not forget, they are may
generate the second Cabrillo file version, and some of them may
generate the third Cabrillo version. The differences are not big, -
they are about log headers. In order to avoid ‘talks’
with robot, it is necessary to check some positions in the log.
Contest name shall be RADIO-160.
stations, line CATEGORY-OPERATOR: shall be shown as SINGLE-OP for the
third Cabrillo version. Same for the second version, but it is in
stations, the third Cabrillo version line CATEGORY-OPERATOR: shall be
MULTI-OP, the second version line CATEGORY: shall contain MULTI-ONE
(note the difference please!). All Cabrillo versions, line LOCATION:
for Russian stations shall contain 2-letter Oblast abbreviation.
shall be sent within 15 days after the Contest completion (till
December 30, 2012, inclusive).
winners in groups are awarded with trophies from sponsors. 2nd
and 3rd place winners are awarded with commemorative Radio
Magazine contest certificates.
participants are awarded with certificates provided that not less
than 50 QSO were confirmed in their logs.
of Contest Committee are final.