OK-OM DX SSB Contest [SSB | 160,80,40,20,15,10]

OK-OM DX SSB CONTEST – 2022

1. Contest sponsors
The Czech Radio Club, ČRK in cooperation with Slovak radioclub SARA is pleased to
announce  International “OK-OM DX SSB Contest – 2022“

2. Contest Period
second weekend in April,. i.e. 1200 UTC 9 April – 1159 UTC 10 April 2022

3. Categories:
· SOAB – Single Op, All Bands,
· SOAB Single Op, All Bands, Low Power 100 watts
· SOAB Single Op, All Bands, QRP 5 watts
· SOSB – Single Op, single band, (6 different band entries, separately
· 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m)
· MOST – Multi Op, All Bands, Single transmitter,
· MO2T – Multi Op, Two transmitters,
· SWL – Single Op, All Bands
All bands, 1.8 through 28 MHz, WARC bands excluded.
3.1 The participant can operate and enter in six different single band categories. This
allows a station, for example, enter seven cathegories for, ALL, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m,
15m, 10m and all of them count towards awards.
3.2 Single Band entrants operating other bands during the contest are encouraged to
submit their logs for more than one band to aid in the log cross-checking process.
3.3 All entries separated by World, Europe, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

4. General Rules
4.1. Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter circle. All
antennas used by an entrant must be physically connected to the transmitters by wires
(feeders).
4.2. All categories of entrants are allowed to use packet and WEB clusters.
4.3. Using any IP net for the remote receiving, including web radiostations is
unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.
4.4. Self-spotting is not allowed. Soliciting contacts by telephone, telex, internet, packet mail
during and before the contest is forbidden.
4.5. Using other stations call signs for the following – keeping the working frequency on the
other bands, making schedules, DX-spotting, moving the multipliers to the other bands – is
prohibited.
4.6. Single Operator participants may change bands and modes without restrictions. Only
one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
4.7. Single Operator: Those stations at which only one person performs all of operating,
logging, and spotting functions.
4.8. MOST stations are limited by “10 minutes” rule. Start time is determined on the first
QSO made on that particular band. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
Exception: two signals on different bands are allowed if and only if the station on another
(only one) “multiplier” band picked up a new multiplier. This “multiplier” band should also be
changed on “10 minutes” rule. Contacts, violating both rules, should be shown in the log,
they will neither be counted nor penalized for an entrant, but counted for the station
contacted.
4.9. MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters): A maximum of two transmitted signals at any time
on different bands. Each transmitter may make a maximum of 8 band changes in any clock
hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 40 meters to 80 meters and then
back to 40 meters constitutes two band changes. Both transmitters may work any and all
stations. A station may only be worked once per band.

5. Exchange:
5.1 Non-Czech and Slovak stations: signal report + QSO number, starting with 001.
5.1.1 MOST (Multi Op, All Bands, Single transmitter) can use separate serial numbers for
each band or chronological serial numbers.
5.1.2 MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters) MO2T (Multi Op, Two transmitters) can use either
separate serial numbers for each band or separate serial numbers for each transmitter.
Each QSO in the submitted log must have transmitter identifier.
5.2 Czech and Slovak stations: signal report + County code (three letters).

6. QSO Points.
6.1 Czech and Slovak station:
· QSO with your own country – 2 points,
· QSO with a different country on your continent – 3 points,
· QSO with another continent – 5 points.
Remark – OK – OM QSO is different country i.e. 3 points.
6.2 Non-Czech and Slovak stations:
· QSO with Czech and Slovak station – 10 points,
· QSO with your own country – 1 points,
· QSO with a different country on your continent – 3 points,
· QSO with another continent – 5 points.
6.3 /MM stations are not the multipliers, but worth 5 points for any participant.
6.4 SWL stations must copy one or both exchange numbers, points are scored on
common rules.

7. Dupes
7.1 Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band. If the first contact
between stations is valid, dupes have 0 points value. If the first contact is not valid, second
(dupe) contact is accepted.
7.2 Dupe contacts should not be marked in the log. Moreover, entrants are strictly
recommended to leave DUPES in the log file. DO NOT DELETE DUPES!

8. Multipliers
Two types of multiplier will be used:
· A multiplier of one (1) for each different Czech and Slovak counties contacted on each
band.
· A multiplier of one (1) for each different country (DXCC entity list + WAE multipliers list)
contacted on each band.

9. Final Score
All stations: the final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of
Czech and Slovak counties and country multipliers. The total score is calculated by the
sponsor.

10. General Log Submission Requirements
10.1 Logs are accepted in CABRILLO electronic format only.
10.2 Logs are accepted via okomdx.crk.cz webpage only.
10.3 All times must be in UTC.
10.4 All sent and received exchanges must be logged.
10.5 In the header part of the electronic log submission you must specify entry category
and your full mailing address and email, suitable for receiving certificates and trophies.
10.6 Participants of Low Power and QRP categories must clearly identify equipment used,
as well as antenna types by band. Use the comments/soapbox of your Cabrillo log.
10.7 If you are unable for reasons unknown submit the log via the web page you might
send it via email – okomdx@crk.cz

11. Log Submission Terms
11.1 Logs must be submitted to the contest sponsors within 7 days after the end of
the contest .. (APR 18, 2021, 2359 UTC)

11.2 Receipt of the log is automatically confirmed by E-mail, as well as placement into
“Logs received list” page on OK-OM DX SSB Contest WEB page.

11.3. Since the CABRILLO format does not support SWL cathegory, it was decided that we will accept SWL LOGs in any reasonable format. Only SWL LOGs can be send via e-mail: okomdx.crk.cz, SWL LOGs are not accepted through the web.

12. Awards
12.1 Special Plaques will receive winner of each categories. One station can be awarded
maximum up to one plaque per year, for the category with the maximum points.
12.2 Each participant will be able to download a certificate from OK-OM DX SSB Contest
WEB page in pdf format. Paper awards are NOT send out.

13. Contest-Related Information
13.1 Every participant who sends his electronic log will see on the web page after the
evaluation his personal UBN-list with his claimed/confirmed results separately by
bands/modes and QSO list, containing his errors and errors of worked stations. Also
confirmed Czech county list for award “OK Counties Award” would be available.
13.2 Any OK-OM DX SSB Contest related questions should be sent to the
e-mail okomdx@crk.cz
13.3 OK-OM DX SSB Contest committee decisions are final.
Contest committee invites all the radio amateurs to take part in the first OK-OM DX SSB Contest.

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