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                      "DNIEPER CUP 2017" CONTEST
              
                                Rules


   Kremenchug radioamateurs union (KRU) kindly like to invite all
radioamateurs to take part in International contest "Dnieper Cup", which
will be carried on 01.10.2017. The competitions pass on two bands -
1,8 and 3,5 MHz and include three 1-hour rounds:

1 round  -  SSB     17:00 - 17:59 UTC; 
2 round  -  CW      18:00 - 18:59 UTC;
3 round  -  RTTY    19:00 - 19:59 UTC.

Each round include two 30-minutes perionds. (00...29 and 30...59 minutes),
where it is allowed to make QSO again.

Repeated QSOs with same correspondent is allowed on different bands,
in different rounds (modes) and in second 30-minutes period of each round.

Call: ...CQ DC. Recommended 80m SSB band: 3603-3650 kHz.


Exchange:  five-unit, consist of the reference designation of region
(or other similar territorial formation - province, state, land) and
serial number starting from 001 for each mode separately, for example: 
Poltava region (Ukraine) - PO001; Ancona (Italy) - AN021;
Alsace (France)- AL035; Gotlands land (Sweden)- GO123.  RS/RST is not used.

Points:  4 (four) points per QSO on 1,8 MHz; 2 (two) points per QSO
on 3,5 MHz; 10 points for new region (province, state, land, etc.)
on each bands. Final scoring: sum of qso-points and region-points.

CATEGORY:

A - Single Operator;
A-low power - Single Operator;
B - Multi Operators.

Every Single-Op participants will be resulted also in additional
single-mode and single-band sub-categories (max. 11 result tables).

Category B - means team consisting of 2-3 operators. 

Maximum power output should not exceeds your national license.
Low power means using TX with output power not more than 100 Watts.
Only one transmitted signal can be used in same time for any participants.

Band changes can be performed each 5 minutes. For Multi-Op participants
is possible to do quick band changes, but only to work new region 
(province, state, land etc).

Awards: Winners in category A, A-low power and B will be awarded
with "Dnieper Cup" and diplomas (1-3places). 
Winners (1-3places) in the rest of sub-categories - diplomas.

NEW! Special prize - small "Dnieper Cup" will be applicable to the winner
in category "A-low power" if there are not less than 10 participants in this
category.

Logs: Cabrillo format is preferred. LOG needs your personal info, class,
address; full QSO data, eg: band, mode, date, time, your call, send exchange,
station call, received exchange. There is not need to calculate final score
manually. Below is an example of LOG file:

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CALLSIGN: UT1HZM
CONTEST: DNIEPER-CUP
CATEGORY: B
CLAIMED-SCORE: 1762
CLUB: KPC "Kremenchug radioamateurs union"
NAME: UT1HZM
ADDRESS: P.O.Box 87
ADDRESS: Kremenchug-21
ADDRESS: Ukraine
ADDRESS: 39621
ADDRESS: email: aaa@cdefgh.com
OPERATORS: 1.... 2..... 3.....
SOAPBOX: GOOD CONTEST , TKS! GL!
QSO:  3600 PH 2017-10-01 1700 UT1HZM       PO  001    UR5EDX       DN  001
QSO:  1900 PH 2017-10-01 1710 UT1HZM       PO  002    UX5HY        OD  004
QSO:  3500 CW 2017-10-01 1800 UT1HZM       PO  001    EW8MW        GO  001
QSO:  3500 CW 2017-10-01 1802 UT1HZM       PO  002    UR7VA        KI  002
QSO:  1800 CW 2017-10-01 1807 UT1HZM       PO  003    UY5WA        LV  003

In line "CATEGORY:", it is necessary to indicate the category in which your
operation is declared: A , A-low , B ...
Participant that send logs for Checklog must type Z sign here.

Log must be one file - "call.log" or "call.cbr", for example: ux0ff.log,
oh2lu.cbr... And as well a summary sheet by separate file. Comments, anecdotes
and suggestions is welcome!
LOGs entries must be E-mailed or postmarked by 16-Oct-2017.  

All logs will be cross-checked by special computer software. We are going to
use for the final result ONLY QSO's which have QSO time deviation not more
than +/- 2 minutes. Please don't forget to correct Your computer's clock
before the contest! We are going to use for the final result ONLY QSO's
confirmed by received LOG's! Please send Your LOG even if You made only
few QSO's!

Software support:
Contest can be operated with any LOG-software that allow to setup 30-minutes
rounds and accepts to setup received exchange as by this rules.
Possible adjust: TR4W, N1MM, 5Mcontest, MIXW2 etc.

Support files for TR4W logger can be downloaded:
http://krs.ho.ua/dc/cfg/tr4w_dc.zip

Support files for 5Mcontest logger can be downloaded:
http://krs.ho.ua/dc/cfg/5m_dc.zip

Support files for N1MMLogger+ can be downloaded:
http://krs.ho.ua/dc/cfg/n1mm_plus_dc.zip

Please read all instructions in readme.txt file!

Mixw2 users should use follow three different macros to select second perionds
in every mode of operation:

<WKDIGNOREBEFORE:01.10.2017 17:30:00>
<WKDIGNOREBEFORE:01.10.2017 18:30:00>
<WKDIGNOREBEFORE:01.10.2017 19:30:00>



Address for LOG's:
E-mail: krs  @   model.poltava.ua
Backup e-mail: dneprcup  @   i.ua
(use backup e-mail in case not get reply message more than two days)

Post: GEORGE IGNATOV (UT1HT), P.O. Box 87, KREMENCHUG-21, UKRAINE, 39621.
                                   

Rules and Results of this contest, including LOG's and UBN's files will be
available on follow web sites: 
               http://krs.ho.ua/dc
               http://www.qrz.ru/contest/detail/250.htm


We hope to see you in the "DNIEPER CUP 2017" and please kindly inform your
friends about rules of this contest!

                        Welcome to the Contest!