SP DX Contest - rules
Thanks to K1CC and SO5GB for translation into English
- Organizers: PZK - Polish Amateur Radio Union (Polski Związek Krótkofalowców) and the SP DX Club.
- Date: The first weekend of April - from 15:00 UTC Saturday to 15:00 UTC Sunday.
- Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m according to the IARU Contest Band Plan.
- Modes: PHONE and CW. Contacts on PHONE and CW with the same station in the MIXED category are counted as separate contacts. Cross-mode contacts (i.e. PHONE/CW) are not allowed.
- Calling practice in the contest:
- Polish stations: "CQ CONTEST" on PHONE, or "CQ TEST" on CW.
- Foreign stations: "CQ SP".
- Number exchange:
- Polish stations send a three or four character report consisting of a signal report (RS or RST) plus the letter of a voivodeship. Voivodeship abbreviations are: B, C, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, O, P, R, S, U, W, Z.
- Foreign stations send a five or six character report consisting of a signal report (RS or RST) plus a three digit contest contact number beginning with 001 (for example "59 001" on phone or "599 001" on CW).
- For Polish stations:
A QSO with a DX station (outside Europe): 3 points
A QSO with a station in Europe: 1 point
Contacts with other Polish stations do not count
- For foreign stations: 3 points for every contact with a Polish station
- For Polish stations: countries on the current DXCC list (except SP) contacted on each band, regardless of mode.
- For foreign stations: voivodeships in Poland contacted on each band, regardless of mode, for a maximum of 96 (16 voivodeships x 6 bands).
- Scoring: The total QSO points on all bands multiplied by the total multipliers on all bands.
- A. MOAB MIXED
- B. SOAB MIXED HP
- C. SOAB MIXED LP
- D. SOAB MIXED QRP
- E. SOTB MIXED
- F. SOAB PHONE HP
- G. SOAB PHONE LP
- H. SOSB PHONE
- I. SOAB CW HP
- J. SOAB CW LP
- K. SOSB CW
- L. SWL MIXED
Definition of categories and abbreviations used:
Every participant must declare their entry in one category only, any remaining QSO's will be used as check logs
- MO: Multi-operator Single Transmitter means that only one signal may be transmitted at any given time, and the number of band changes or mode changes is limited to 12 in one clock hour.
- SO: Single Operator means that all contest activities, station operating, logging and scorekeeping are performed by one person. In addition, only one signal may be transmitted at any given time, and the number of band changes or mode changes is limited to 12 in one clock hour.
- SOTB (NEW): Single Operator Three Band - SO on any three chosen bands.
- HP: High Power - High Power - the maximum output power allowed by your license class
- LP: the maximum output power is 100 watts.
- QRP: the maximum output power is 5 watts.
- AB: All Bands.
- SB: Single Band.
- MIXED: Mixed Mode.
- Short Wave Listeners (SWL):
Points, multiplier and scoring is the same as for transmitting stations. Both Polish stations and foreign stations can only be logged once per band and mode, except if one of the stations is a new multiplier.
- Polish SWL's must log the callsign, signal report and exchange sent by a foreign station, as well as the callsign of the Polish station.
- Foreign SWL's must log the callsign and exchange sent by the Polish station, as well as the callsign of the foreign station
- Contest results: The final results for foreign stations will be listed by country for all countries participating in the contest by category. In the QRP category for foreign stations, the results will be listed by continent. For Polish stations, the results will be listed by category. There will be a separate listing of top scores in all categories.<
- Awards: The top scores in each category will be awarded certificates, the number of which will be decided by the Contest Committee, depending on the number of participants in each category as well as the scores of the leading participants. First-place winners in each category, continent and country may receive special plaques or other awards sponsored by individuals and groups. It is also expected that there will be special awards in categories designated by their sponsors.
- Contest logs:
All entries must be submitted no later than April 30 of the year of the contest. Electronic logs sent in formats other than Cabrillo as well as printouts of computer logs may be used as check logs if they cannot be processed automatically.
- Electronic logs in the Cabrillo format should be sent to:
The Cabrillo log should be attached as a file, with your callsign in the "Subject:" line of the e-mail.
- Written logs should be sent to:
Polski Zwiazek Krotkofalowcow,
SPDX Contest Committee,
P. O. Box 320,
- Disqualification: Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant or violation of the rules of the contest, or unsportsmanlike conduct, will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
- Disputes: The decisions of the Contest Committee will be final.
- Polish prefixes are: 3Z, HF, SN, SO, SP, SQ, SR
PDF version of the SP DX Contest rules:
A map of Poland with borders of voivodeships (provinces):
B = Lubuskie
C = Lodzkie
D = Dolnoslaskie
F = Pomorskie
G = Slaskie
J = Warminsko-Mazurskie
K = Podkarpackie
L = Lubelskie
M = Malopolskie
O = Podlaskie
P = Kujawsko-Pomorskie
R = Mazowieckie
S = Swietokrzyskie
U = Opolskie
W = Wielkopolskie
Z = Zachodniopomorskie