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SRCG [Amateur Radio Union of Serbia and Montenegro]
and YU DX Club
are inviting amateurs all over the World to the
 
2004 YU DX Contest

RULES FOR NON-YU STATIONS

(Rules for YU stations are here.)
 

Date
April 17/18, 2004 (3rd full weekend of April).

Time
Saturday 12:00 UTC - Sunday 12:00 UTC.

Bands and modes
All bands 1.8 - 28 MHz except WARC bands. CW and SSB.
Please avoid using DX portions.
The same station may be worked on both CW and SSB on the same band.
Cross band/mode contacts are not permitted. 

Categories
A:  SINGLE OP CW
B:  SINGLE OP SSB
C:  SINGLE OP MIXED
D:  MULTI OP SINGLE TX MIXED

D category station must stay on a band for at least 10 minutes.

Exchange
RS[T] + ITU zone number

QSO Points
1 point for a QSO with your own ITU zone (same or different continent),
3 points for a QSO with another ITU zone on your own continent,
5 points for a QSO with another ITU zone on another continent.

Multipliers
Different ITU zones and different Yugoslav prefixes.
An ITU zone or a Yugoslav prefix counts as a multiplier once per band only.

Final score
Sum of the QSO points from all bands
multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.

Paper Logs
a. Times in UTC.
b. Log all sent and received exchanges.
c. Indicate QSO points.
d. Indicate a multiplier the first time on each band.
e. Indicate duplicate contacts.
f.  Use a separate log sheet for each band.
g. Enclose a summary sheet containing:
     - callsign, name and address,
     - scoring information, per band and total,
     - station description,
     - signed declaration that contest rules and amateur radio regulations
        in the country of operation have been observed.
h. More than 2% of unmarked duplicate contacts may be a sufficient cause
     for disqualification. For each unmarked duplicate QSO, three immediately
     preceeding QSOs will be nullified.

Electronic Logs
a. Times in UTC.
b. Log all sent and received exchanges.
c. Enclose a summary file containing:
     - callsign, name and address,
     - scoring information, per band and total,
     - station description,
     - declaration that contest rules and amateur radio regulations
        in the country of operation have been observed.
d. Cabrillo IARU HF Championship template is the preferred format,
     but any fixed-format space-delimited ASCII format will do.
e. Use your callsign as the file name.
f.  Send a PC compatible floppy disk or email your log as an attachment.

Deadline
All entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the contest.
In 2004 the deadline is May 18.

Address
Snail mail:
   Savez radio-amatera Jugoslavije
   YU DX Contest
   P.O. Box 48
   11001 BEOGRAD
   Yugoslavia

Email: 2004@yudx.net
 
 

APPENDIX

ITU Zones
The list of world prefixes with continents and ITU zones indicated
can be found here on the ARRL site.

A detalied list for USA and Canada can be found here on the ARRL site.

World maps with ITU zones indicated:
  black and white map on the ARRL site
  colour map on the ARRL site
  colour map on the JF9EXF site
 

Yugoslav prefixes
Yugoslav prefixes start with YT, YU, YZ, 4N and 4O.
The following digits are normally used:
  1  Republic of Serbia,
  4  Republic of Srpska (currently within Bosnia & Hercegovina),
  6  Republic of Crna Gora (Montenegro),
  7  Autonomous Region of Vojvodina (within Serbia),
  8  Autonomous Region of Kosovo and Metohija (within Serbia),
  9  Special stations,
  0  Special stations.

Digits 2, 3 and 5 were once used by seceded parts of the country.
Not used nowdays, although a special license may be issued.
 

Multiplier checklist
Handy half-page checklist will not clutter your desktop.

Use it if your software cannot keep track of Yugoslav prefixes,
or if you do your own logging the old reliable way.

PDF version   30671 bytes
Microsoft Word version   26112 bytes

 

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