The

Hellenic Phase Shift Keying Club

Invite all radio amateurs and HPC members to the

HPC World Wide DX Contest

Date and Time: Starting time is at 12:00 UTC on Saturday and ending time is at 11:59 UTC on Sunday every 2nd weekend of May.

Objective: The HPC Club has the honour to invite radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 1st HPC WW DX Contest. The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Europe by using the (B)PSK63 mode. Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit.

Mode: (B)PSK63

Bands: 80 40 20 15 10 meters, excluding WARC bands. See the table below with the band plan according to the instructions of IARU. The club has no responsibility if any member does not make proper use of frequencies or on radio.

Band

Frequencies usage

80

3.580 3.590 MHz

40

7.040 7.050 MHz

20

14.070 14.080 MHz

15

21.070 21.080 MHz

10

28.070 28.120 MHz

Power: QRP = max 5 Watts, HP = max 100 Watts

Categories:

SOAB-NM/QRP-HP - Single operator, all bands, Non member.

SOAB-M/QRP-HP - Single operator, all bands, Member.

MOAB/HP - Multi-operator/Club stations, all bands.

SWL

Contest call: "CQ HPC TEST"

Exchange:

Member stations: RST + HPC member num (ex. "SV1CDY 599 HPC001")

Non member stations: RST + QSO number (ex. "JA1XXX 599 001")

Multipliers:

Each HPC station and count once per band.

Points for all Stations:

Contacts between stations in the same DXCC Country are worth 1 point.

Contacts between stations on the same continent but different DXCC countries are worth 2 points.

Contacts between stations on different continents are worth 3 points.

Contacts with member stations are worth 10 points.

Contacts with member stations are worth 1 multiplier.

Total score = Sum of QSO points on all bands x multiplier (Sum of QSO points x different HPC member nums)

Certificates:

Certificates will be awarded in all categories. First, second and third place certificates will be awarded overall and first place for every country.

All scores will be published at the HPC official website http://pskclub.gr/contest

The certificates will be issued in a high printing resolution .pdf format that award manager sent via email in a reasonable time after checking.

Logs: All logs should be submitted in Cabrillo format via email to: contest2013@pskclub.gr

Deadline: All entries must be submitted by June 15th. Logs received after the deadline will not be considered valid.

Check logs: Check logs are very much appreciated, they are used for cross checking of all entries. Your comments are also welcome.

Best 73 de Hellenic PSK Club contest committee.