First full weekend in December, Starts Saturday 12:00 UTC, ends Sunday 11:59 UTC. (24 hours)
"TEST PCC" or "CQ PCC"
6. Entry Categories
SO-HP = Single Operator, All
bands, Single TX, High Power, ( exceeding 100 W ).
Competitors in category SO-HP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB.
SO-LP = Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, ( up to 100 W ).
Competitors in category SO-LP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB.
SO-QRP = Single
Operator, All bands, Single TX, QRP, ( max. 5W out
power and Callsign/QRP ).
Competitors in category SO-QRP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB.
= Single Operator Single Band : SO10,
SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized
Competitors in categories SOSB can participate in two categories.
Single-band entries are permitted to operate on other bands. Only QSOs on the claimed category-band give points.
MO = All club stations and teams, (regardless of the number of operators) single TX, All band only, any authorized power.
Clubs and teams may participate only in the MO category. With a club callsign you can not participate in SO categories.
MO station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station).
M = members of any CW club, All bands only, Single TX, any authorized power (including members using QRP).
They can participate in each category but if they participate in category M in the Cabrillo log will specify the name of the CW Club
of which they belong and will transmit the control /M (E.g 599 001/M). If you transmit the control in this form, only participate in the category M.
CW-clubs: AGCW, CTC, EACW, EuCW, FISTS, FOC, HSC, PRO-CW, SKCC, exTOPS, and other...
The members of the CW-clubs can participate in non-members categories but in this case they will not transmite the abbreviation /M.
= Short Wave Listeners, All
Logs of SWL will contain the report received from both stations and may contain up to 3 times the same call in a band.
Regardless of the number of categories of participation, please send only one Cabrillo log.
SO station can change bands at any time.
MO station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact
on that band (RUNNING station).
All SO category entrants must clearly indicate the category power in the Cabrillo log. If no power category is mentioned in the log
and there are QSO's in several bands, the competitors will be automatically moved to SO-HP category.
For Trophy and Grand Trophy are is taken into account the log with the highest score and if both logs are SOSB categories,
score totals are provided to exceed 50.000 points.
7. Contest Exchange
Non members should send RST report + serial number, starting with 001 for the first contact. E.g. 599 001
Members of any CW club, send RST +
serial number/M E.g 599 001/M .
In the Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 001/M. (no space betwen control and abbreviation /M)
For QSO with own DXCC country: 1 point;
For QSO with another DXCC country: 2 points;
For QSO with CW-club members (M category), non-members receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
For QSO between two CW-Club members (M category), they receive: 6 points extra-bonus.
SWL category is awarded three points for a valid full QSO and 1 point for a QSO incomplete.
Each different prefix worked will count one (1) multiplier on each band, except all prefixes from own DXCC
country who do not count as a multiplier.
The final score is the result of the total QSO points on all bands multiplied with the sum of multipliers on all bands.
For SWL category there multiplier.
There is no need for you to calculate the score.This will done by the referee software.
NAME: Prenume & Nume
ADDRESS: Strada si Numar
ADDRESS: Codul postal
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V14.9.0
QSO: 7031 CW 2016-12-03 1605 YP0CW
QSO: 28023 CW 2016-12-03 1616 YP0CW 599 002/M YO4AAC/QRP 599 008
Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for Non-members category:
NAME: First & Last Name
ADDRESS: Street and number
ADDRESS: City / Town
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4372.0
QSO: 3512 CW 2016-12-03 1623 YO4AAC/QRP
QSO: 14024 CW 2016-12-03 1625 YO4AAC/QRP 599 002 SD5Z 599 021
You can use any contest program for CW mode, but do not
forget to enter in the Cabrillo file, the name of the
contest (PCC) and the
abbreviations /M when it's the case, otherwise you lose points. It is not necessary to declare the score.
If a competitor opts for a category to which the rules do not allow, the referee has the right to change the category according
to the regulation.
QSOs are not counted and excluded from the report in case of:
- if the referee does not receive a Log report from a correspondent; (NoLog)
- if QSO is not confirmed by the Log report of the correspondent; (NotInLog)
- if there are miscounts in exchange numbers and callsigns, QSO is removed,
(Bad callsign, receive error );
- if the time of QSO differs for more than 3 minutes QSO is removed from both operators (except systematic computer errors).
- if QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log are different the QSO is removed (except systematic computer errors).
- if the category is MO the operator did not respect the 10 minutes on a band rule.