SP DX Contest - rules

Thanks to K1CC and SO5GB for translation into English

  1. Organizers: PZK - Polish Amateur Radio Union (Polski Związek Krótkofalowców) and the SP DX Club.
  2. Date: The first weekend of April - from 15:00 UTC Saturday to 15:00 UTC Sunday.
  3. Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m according to the IARU Contest Band Plan.
  4. 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.
  5. Calling practice in the contest:  
  6. Number exchange:
  7. Points:
  8. Multiplier:
  9. Scoring: The total QSO points on all bands multiplied by the total multipliers on all bands.
  10. Categories:
    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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.< BR> 
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Disputes: The decisions of the Contest Committee will be final.
  17. 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