|Fecha:||Martes, 5 de Abril, 2005 18:03:00 (-0500)|
|Autor:||Oscar A. Gaviria <hk6dos @.......co>
|*** 425DXNews - www.425dxn.org ***
This email is to invite
all contesters to have a go in the European
Sprint contests 2005. The phone
contest is on Saturday 9th April
and the CW leg is the following Saturday,
If you're wondering which software to use, DL2NBU's program
been written specially for this contest. It is very much like K1EA's
and it is FREE for download from the new Eu Sprint web
SD by EI5DI, TRLog by N6TR, WriteLog, N1MM Contest
(and many others) all support the Eu Sprint, and if you prefer to
on paper, that's fine as well. We accept any fixed column ASCII
So, we hope you will give the Sprints a try in April, and then
your logs to <eusprint@...ONG>>. The full Eu Sprint rules are shown
the EU Sprint Gang
G4BUO, I2UIY, OK2FD &
- download the FREE software,
- rules in English, Italian,
French, Spanish, Portugese, Russian, Czech,
- all past results from 1994,
- download full logs and ubn
- all time records,
- find more information about Log
- and much more about the Eu Sprint....
You will find
everything here: <http://www.eusprint.com>
Sprint Contest - 2005
ENTRANTS: any licensed station may enter the
Sprint. European stations can
work everybody; stations outside of Europe can
work only European stations.
CATEGORIES: Single Operator ONLY. Only ONE
signal may be aired at one
time. Low Power entries (up to 100W) will be
indicated by an asterisk (*) in
* SSB: second Saturday in April - 9 April 2005 - managed by
* CW: third Saturday in April - 16 April 2005 - managed by 9A6XX
* SSB: first Saturday in October - 1 October 2005 - managed by
* CW: second Saturday in October - 8 October 2005 - managed by
TIME: from 15:00 UTC until 18:59 UTC.
BANDS: 20, 40 and 80
Pilot frequencies are: SSB: 14.250, 7.050, 3.730. CW: 14.040,
EXCHANGE: all of the following data MUST BE PART OF THE
a) your callsign,
b) the other station's callsign,
serial number starting from 001 (RST not required),
d) your name or
Please note that BOTH stations MUST repeat BOTH callsigns DURING
A valid exchange is: "OK2FD de I2UIY 118 Paolo" while "OK2FD
118 Paolo" is
NOT a valid exchange.
SPECIAL QSY RULE: if any station
initiates a call (by sending CQ, QRZ?,
etc.), he is permitted to work ONLY
one station on the same frequency. He
must thereafter move AT LEAST 2 (two)
kHz before he may call another
station or before he may solicit again (CQ,
QRZ?, etc.) other calls.
VALID CONTACTS: valid contacts are QSOs
correctly logged and confirmed.
Each operator may use ONE and ONLY one name
during the Sprint. If the
exchange is copied incorrectly, that operator will
receive zero (0) points.
In case of miscopied callsigns, both stations will
receive zero (0) points
for that QSO.
SCORING: each valid QSO counts
one 1 (one) point. The final score is the
total number of
AWARDS: Colorful certificates will be issued to the winners of each
and to the leaders in each country.
EU SPRINT PLAQUE: A
special plaque will also be awarded for the top
three scores from all four
contests combined. To be eligible for this
award an operator must enter at
least three of the Sprints in the
year. Results will be forwarded as soon as
possible to Leagues,
magazines and bulletins.
LOGS: a single
chronological log is required. Please send us your log via
email or on a
floppy disk, if you use computer for logging. Use any of the
software or send a plain ASCII file. Eu Sprint is supported by
all the major
software (N6TR, Writelog, N1MM, SuperDuper and many
others; see the software
information on our webpage). Please send us
the right files: for DL2NBU
software, send yourcall.ASC; for N6TR
software, send yourcall.DAT; for
Writelog, send Cabrillo file.
If you want the latest release of the DL2NBU
software, you can download
it from the new EU Sprint web site:
Log files must be sent NO LATER than 15 days after the
<eusprint@...ONG>>. The receipt of your electronic log will be
confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation within few hours,
or use the postal system.
Disk logs, or paper entries must be
posted NO LATER than 15 days after
the contest to the appropriate
* Spring SSB Sprint: Dave Lawley, G4BUO, Carramore,
Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EX, England, UK.
CW Sprint: Hrvoje Horvat, 9A6XX, 25 Rujan 4, HR-52000 Pazin,
Autumn SSB Sprint: Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box 14, 27043 Broni
* Autumn CW Sprint: Karel Karmasin, OK2FD, Gen. Svobody 636, 674
Trebic, Czech Republic.
Thanks in advance for your participation
de: G4BUO, I2UIY, OK2FD & 9A6XX.