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Black Sea Cup International [CW,SSB | 160,80,40,20,15,10]

Rules «Black Sea Cup International» (English)

Rules of contest
Founder
BSCC (Black Sea Contest Club)

International HF Cup of Black Sea is carried out by BSCC (Black Sea Contest Club).
The aim of the competition is to make as many contacts with hams around the world as possible, especially with the radio stations from Black Sea region countries, members of BSCC, BSCC Headquarters’ station, radio clubs and the headquarters of the national amateur radio organizations – members of the IARU (HQ-stations).

From : 03 February 2018 y. 12:00 UTC
To: 04 February 2018 y. 11:59 UTC
Eligibility: All licensed amateur radio operators worldwide
Objective: To promote Black Sea HAM radio spirit by contacting as many HAMs as possible all over the World using all HF bands (excluding WARC)
.:: ENTRY CATEGORIES ::.
The general separate classes of Entries:

  • Black Sea Countries (see Appendix 1)
  • HQ stations (national organizations – IARU members and HQ of clubs)
  • Worldwide
  • Black Sea Contest Club members

1. Single Operator categories:
– SSB HP (exceeding 100 W);
– CW HP (exceeding 100 W);
– Mixed mode HP (exceeding 100 W);
– SSB LP (up to 100 W);
– CW LP (up to 100 W);
– Mixed mode LP (up to 100 W);
– Mixed mode SB 160m (any power);
– Mixed mode SB 80m (any power);
– Mixed mode SB 40m (any power);
– Mixed mode SB 20m (any power);
– Mixed mode SB 15m (any power);
– Mixed mode SB 10m (any power);
– Mixed mode QRP (up to 5 W). Use YourCall/QRP for this entry. This category will be created in case if there will be more than 10 contester-logs submitted. Otherwise all participants will be put into Mixed mode LP.
All duties (operation and logging) must be performed by a single person.. There are no restrictions for choosing software for logging. Usage of packet and cluster is allowed. It’s mandatory to follow Terms and Limitations of participant’s national Amateur radio license. Only one transmitting signal is allowed at any given time.

2. Multi Operators, one transmitter, mixed mode (MS)
Station must remain on same band/mode for at least 10 minutes before change to another one. Only one signal is allowed at any given time. All contesters must follow the amateur radio regulations of their country at all times. Violation of this rule will lead to re-classification of the station as CheckLog category.

3. HQ-stations (Multi – multi)
There are two types of HQ-stations in this Contest:

  • HQ-Stations of national organizations
  • HQ-Stations of Clubs

May have only one transmitted signal per band mode (160 CW, 160 Phone, 80 CW, 80 Phone, 40 CW, 40 Phone, 20 CW, 20 Phone, 15 CW, 15 Phone, 10 CW, 10 Phone) at the same time.
All stations involved in an HQ operation must be in a single ITU zone.
Only one HQ station callsign per member society per band mode is permitted (160 CW, 160 Phone, 80 CW, 80 Phone, 40 CW, 40 Phone, 20 CW, 20 Phone, 15 CW, 15 Phone, 10 CW, 10 Phone).
All operators must observe the amateur radio regulations of their country at all times.

4. SWL. 
SWL contesters may use all HF bands (excluding WARC). This Category will be created if there are more than 10 SWL-contester-logs submitted.

.:: CONTEST-NUMBERS ::.
   HQ-stations send RS (T) and abbreviation of  the radio club, for example – 59 (9) UCC for Ukrainian Contest Club, 59 (9) AGB for Activity Group of Belarus or the abbreviation of its national organization – IARU member, for example – 59 (9) UARL the Headquarters of the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League, 59 (9) BSCC – for BSCC Headquarters. Participants from Black Sea Region countries transmit RS (T) and number of ITU zone. BSCC members transmit RS (T), BS (Black Sea) and membership number, for example: 59 (9)BS17 for a BSCC member with membership number 17.
Other participants send RS (T) and number of their ITU zone. For each valid QSO report must include control numbers in full.
With any participants only one QSO can be made on each band and each mode. Only contacts made in proper band segments/modes are valid. On each band Phone QSO made in phone band segment and CW QSO made in CW band segment are valid.. Cross-mode, cross-band QSO, as well as communication through the repeaters are not valid. Participants must comply with regional frequency plan and stay in recommended for contests band segments.
Use of non-amateur radio means of communication (for example: telephone or Internet) to facilitate the QSO is contrary to the spirit and rules of the Contest.
Recommended Contest call  – “CQ Black Sea Cup” in phone or “CQ BS” in CW.
.:: POINTS ::.
  • QSOs with your ITU-zone (including HQ-stations) – 1 point
  • QSOs with other ITU-zones within your continent – 3 points.
  • QSOs with ITU-zones outside your continent – 5 points.
  • QSO with Black Sea Region Countries and Members of BSCC – 10 points
.:: MULTIPLIERS (the summary of) ::.
  • ITU-zones,
  • HQ-stations,
  • Black Sea area countries,
  • BSCC-members

Exception: HQ-stations, BSCC-members cannot be additionally used for ITU zone Multiplier.

.:: SUMMERY SHEET ::.
Total score of the Contest: the total number of QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers worked.
.:: TROPHY ::.
The Trophies will be awarded to the absolute Winners in each Entry and HQ. A certificate will be awarded to the high scoring entry in each category in each DXCC country.
Additional awards may be made at the discretion of each country’s IARU member society, amateur radio clubs and private persons.

List of major awards (plaques)

«Worldwide»
SSB HP (exceeding 100 W)
CW HP (exceeding 100 W)
Mixed mode HP (exceeding 100 W)
SSB LP (up to 100 W)
CW LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode QRP (up to 5 W)
Multi Operators, one transmitter, mixed mode (MS)
«Black Sea Countries»
SSB HP (exceeding 100 W)
CW HP (exceeding 100 W)
Mixed mode HP (exceeding 100 W)
SSB LP (up to 100 W)
CW LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode QRP (up to 5 W)
Multi Operators, one transmitter, mixed mode (MS)
«Black Sea Contest Club members»
SSB HP (exceeding 100 W)
CW HP (exceeding 100 W)
Mixed mode HP (exceeding 100 W)
SSB LP (up to 100 W)
CW LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode LP (up to 100 W)
Mixed mode QRP (up to 5 W)
Multi Operators, one transmitter, mixed mode (MS)

4.«HQ stations»  national organizations – IARU members and HQ of clubs     

.:: LOGS ::.
   The Logs must be postmarked or emailed no later than 10 days after the end of the contest in on-line WEB form «BSCI LOG FILES SERVER» on this page.  Only electronic logs must be in Cabrillo file format (*.log or *.cbr) and submitted as e-mail. Electronic files must use the participant’s callsign as the file name. Delivery Confirmation log contest manager to look directly into the Web form

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