(ENG) Worked All Europe DX-Contest Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC)
Official Rules

rev. 2009-06-29 DL8WPX


The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) invites radio amateurs world wide
to participate in the annual WAE DX Contest.

1 Times

CW:  August, second full weekend
     Saturday, August 8, 2009, 0000 UTC until Sunday, 
     August 9, 2009, 2359 UTC


SSB: September, second full weekend Saturday, September 12, 2009, 0000 UTC until Sunday, September 13, 2009, 2359 UTC

RTTY: November, second full weekend Saturday, November 14, 2009, 0000 UTC until Sunday, November 15, 2009, 2359 UTC 2 Bands

3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz.

According to IARU Region I regulations, 
operation is not allowed in the following contest-free windows:

New!CW : 3560-3800; 7025-7200; 14060-14350 kHz
New!SSB: 3650-3700; 7050-7060; 7100-7130; 14100-14125; 14300-14350 kHz.

3 Categories

   * SINGLE-OP LOW
     Max. output 100 watts - all bands. 
     Only one signal permitted at any time.
   * SINGLE-OP HIGH
     Output higher than 100 watts - all bands. 
     Only one signal permitted at any time.
   * MULTI-OP
     Band changes are allowed every 10 minutes; 
     this includes all activities of a main station, 
     including QSO & QTC traffic and CQing.
     Only exception: Working of a multiplier. 
     Other transmitters may be used in parallel to the 
     main station to work multipliers on other bands.
   * SWL
    (see 12)

Notes:

    * New! Transmitters, receivers and antennas used 
      in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle.
    * The use of DX spotting nets is allowed in all categories.

4 Off Times

Single Operator stations may only operate 
36 out of the 48-hour contest period.

The total of 12 hours off time may be taken in one part 
but not more than three parts. 
The off times must be shown on the summary sheet. 
If operation is interrupted for more than 12 hours the three 
longest off time periods must be a minimum of 12 hours.

5 Exchange

A contest QSO can only be conducted between a European and a non-European
station (exception: RTTY, see 13). The exchange consists of RS/RST and a
progressive serial number starting with 001. If the station worked does not
send a serial number, log the contact with number 000. Each station can be
credited only once per band.

6 Multiplier

For non-European stations the multiplier is the number of countries defined in
the WAE Country List (see below) worked per band.

For European stations every non-European DXCC entity counts as a multiplier.
Exception: In the following countries up to ten numerical call areas count as
multipliers: W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA, PY and RA8/RA9 and RA ---- 
without respect to their geographical location.

Examples: W1, K1, KA1 and K3../1 count as W1; VE1, VO1 und VY1 count as VE1;
JR4, 7M4 und 7K4 count as JA4; ZL2 and ZL6 are two different multipliers.

Multiplier bonus: Country multiplier points are "weighted" by band. Multiply
the number of countries worked on 3.5 MHz by four, on 7 MHz by three, and on
14/21/28 MHz by two. The total multiplier is the sum of the weighted multiplier
points of all bands.

7 QTC Traffic

Additional points can be achieved by QTCs. A QTC is the report of a contest QSO
back to a European station (exception: RTTY, see 13).

The following rules apply:

   1. A QTC contains time, call sign and serial number of the reported QSO.
      Example: "1307 DA1AA 431" means that DA1AA was worked at 1307 UTC 
      and sent serial number 431.
   2. Each QSO may only be reported once as a QTC. The QTC may not be reported
      back to the original station.
   3. Every QTC that was correctly transferred, counts one point for the sender
      and one point for the receiver.
   4. Two stations may exchange up to 10 QTCs maximum. The two stations may
      establish contact several times to complete the quota.
   5. QTCs are transferred by means of QTC series. A QTC series is a block of
      one (minimum) to ten (maximum) QTCs. QTC series are numbered using the
      following scheme: The first figure is the progressive serial number 
      starting with one; the second figure denotes the number of QTCs 
      in the series. Example: "QTC 3/7" means this is the third QTC series 
      transmitted by this station and it contains seven QTCs.
   6. For every QTC series that is transmitted or received, the QTC number,
      time and frequency band of the QTC transmission must be logged. 
      If any of this data is missing from your log, 
      no credit will be given for this QTC series.

8 Scoring

The final score is the result of total QSOs plus QTCs on all bands multiplied
by the sum of all multipliers weighted by the band bonus factor (see 6).

9 Disqualification

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct 
will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. 
The decisions of the contest-committee are final.

10 Submissions

URL: www.waedc.de

Messages to contest manager (no logs): waedc-info@dxhf.darc.de

Logs need to be sent in STF or Cabrillo-Format 
to the following e-mail address:

       WAEDC CW   : waecw@dxhf.darc.de
       WAEDC SSB  : waessb@dxhf.darc.de
       WAEDC RTTY : waertty@dxhf.darc.de
       

Be sure to put the station call sign into the subject of each message.

By submitting an electronic log, the participant claims to fully 
accept the rules of the contest. A written declaration is not necessary.

Hand-written logs:

After the contest use a proper logging program or LM from DL8WAA 
to enter your data.

See Link: http://contestsoftware.com/e/home.htm

If you do not have a computer, please ask a friend or family member 
to import the log.

11 DX & Contest Club Competition

The club score is calculated by adding the final results of all 
participating club members in all three WAE contests, excluding SWLs. 
To be counted, the name of the club has to be indicated in the log 
on a separate header line using the keyword "CLUB".

The club must not be an official national amateur radio club. 
Participating club members must live within an area of a circle 
with a maximum of 500 km (312 miles) diameter. 
For a club to be listed, a minimum of three logs must be submitted.

A trophy is sponsored for the top DX (non-EU) and the top EU clubs.

For DL stations participating in the German DARC/VFDB-Clubmeisterschaft put
your DOK in the log on a separate header line using the keyword "SPECIFIC".

12 Special Rules for SWLs

SWLs record stations working in the WAEDC. 
Participation is only possible as a single operator all bands. 
Every call sign heard - European or non-European station - 
may be credited only once per band. 
Both call signs of a contest QSO have to be recorded.

Each station that is logged including the serial number that was sent 
by that station, counts one point. 
Every complete QTC which includes all QTC series
information (up to a maximum of 10 per station) also counts one point.

Multipliers are counted according to the criteria indicated in 6, 
but both European and non-European multipliers are counted. 
A call sign can only be counted as a multiplier, 
if the serial number it sent was recorded. 
In the best case, for a completely recorded QSO, 
two points and two multipliers can be credited.

13 Special Rules for RTTY

In the RTTY portion of the WAEDC there are no continental limits; 
everybody can work everybody. 
Only QTC traffic must be performed between different continents.

Every station may send and receive QTCs. 
The sum of QTCs exchanged between two stations 
(sent plus received) must not exceed 10 (ten).

The European and non-European multipliers indicated 
in 6 count for all stations.

14 Log Deadline

New! Log deadline is always two weeks or, more specific, 
the third Monday after the end of the contest.

CW: August 24; SSB: September 28; RTTY: November 30, 2009.

15 Criteria for WAEDC Awards and Plaques

Continental winners will receive a plaque. 
Printable online certificates will be availabe for 
all stations on result publication.

New! Entries from countries split by numerical call areas for 
multiplier reasons (see 6) will be listed according to their 
reported location within their respective geographical call area.

Stations who activate a WAE country for the WAEDC from where no log 
was received over the last three years will be recognized as "WAEDC Hero"
and receive a special prize. For 2009 these countries are:

New! 1A, 3A, C3, HV, JW, JW/b, JX, R1F, R1M, SV/A, TK, ZB

Stations who have been in the Top-Ten/Top-Six list for at least 
five times can apply for a special plaque.

The WAEDC committee reserves the right to honor special contest 
activities with additional plaques.


WAE Country List

1A, 3A, 4O, 4U1I, 4U1V, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, 
ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM/s, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB, HV, I, IS, 
IT, JW, JW/b, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH, OJ, OK, OM, ON, OY, 
OZ, PA, R1F, R1M, RA, RA2, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, TA1, 
TF, TK, UR, YL, YO, YU, YU8, Z3, ZA, ZB.