PRO DIGI CONTEST (PDC)  2020        
                                                        RULES SUMMARY

                                  start : January 18, at 00:00 UTC
                                    end: January 18, at 11:59 UTC (12 hours in 2020)
                                bands: 80/40/20/15/10m
                               modes: BPSK63 (in 2020)
                         categories: SO-HP, SO-LP, SO-QRP
                                             SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80
       reports nonmembers: RST + QSO number (E.g. 599 001)
       report members :RST + QSO number/M (members of any DigiMode-club)E.g. 599 001/M

                      scoring: 1p for QSO with own DXCC
                                     2p for QSO with another DXCC                                            

                               2p bonus for a non-member in the case of a QSO with a member
                                     6p bonus for QSO between two members  
                         multipliers: different prefix on each band, except all prefix from own DXCC
       Logs deadline: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 23:59 UTC
                                       preliminary scores: Sunday, Jan.26 until 10:00 UTC
                            Contestations are accepted only on Jan.26 until 23:59 UTC
                                              official results: Jan.27, 2020.
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                                             Organized by PRO-DIGI-CLUB, Romania
 1. Object
Contact and exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible.
     Any station may work any other station once per band.

2. Contest Period

      The third Saturday in January from 00:00 to 11:59 UTC. ( 12 hours in 2020 edition )

  3. Mode
      BPSK63 (In 2020 edition)                

   4. Benzi
     10, 15, 20, 40 si 80m
(28,072-28,125; 21,072-21,110; 14,072-14,110; 7,042-7,050; 3,582-3,600)

         - it is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;

  5. Contest call

    "TEST PDC" or "CQ PDC"
  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.

   SOSB      = Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized power.
     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 team, (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 DigiMode-clubs, 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 DigiMode-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.
   Digital Clubs: BCS,
   If some members of the DigiMode-Clubs want to participate in the non-members categories, they will not transmite the abrviation "/M".
SWL              = Short Wave Listeners, All bands
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 Digi-Clubs, 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)
  8. Scoring   
  QSO Points: 
  For QSO with own DXCC country: 1 point;
  For QSO with another DXCC country: 2 points;
  For QSO between DigiMode-Club members (M category) and non-members receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
  For QSO between two DigiMode-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.   
  9. Prizes
(For prize, please indicate in the Cabrillo log your complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)   
    All certificates will be put on the PDC contest web site (Results) as PDF files for downloading and printing.

Click here for information about all PDC awards
10. Logs Instructions
  Only electronic logs, Cabrillo format. Times must be in UTC.

     Modes in Cabrillo file must be identified as follows: RTTY - RY, BPSK - PM...
    All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. PDC will be made with total computerized control followed by each

    QSO computerized  analysis.

    EMAIL: The subject line of your e-mail entry must include your callsign and category or categories.

    e.g. Subject: YO2KHK (M) ,EN5V (SO-LP & SO40) or YO4AAC (SO-QRP).

    Your output file should be named by your callsign.log, i.e. YO2KHK.cbr or YO4AAC.log  
    The participants for two categories will send only one log with filenames: callsign.cbr or callsign.log.
   .In the e-mail of your log, please send the file(s) as attachement.
   The log must be sent only as an attachment, not as text or other content within the e-mail message.
    In the header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a category of entrance and the EMAIL address and
   the full mail address in order to receive PDC results, trophies, awards and certificates.
    Check logs are very much  appreciated, they are used for cross checking of all entries.Remarks: Contact is valid,
    if a time difference in both logs does not exceed 3 minutes. Please don't forget to set your computer's clock before the Contest!
    Awards, prizes and trophies will be sent to the home address indicated in the Cabrillo log.    

       LOG SUBMISSION Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format by e-mail

     Logs must received not later than 7 (seven) days, first Saturday, after the contest end until 23:59 UTC .
A confirmation will be sent to each entrant. Please follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
     Backup e-mail: (use backup e-mail only in case you don't get a reply message in more than 24 hours)

      Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band. If the first contact between stations is valid, dupes
     have zero points value. If the first contact is not valid, second  (dupe) contact is accepted. Dupe contacts are not penalized,
     so DUPES should not be marked or deleted.

     Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for Members DigiMode-Clubs:

    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
  NAME: Prenume & Nume
    ADDRESS: Strada si Numar

    ADDRESS: Localitatea

     ADDRESS: Codul postal
    ADDRESS: Tara
    CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ V1.0.7937

    QSO:   7031 PM 2019-12-14 1605 YO2KHK         599  001/M       SE4E                        599  002/M       
    QSO: 28023 PM 2019-12-14 1616 YO2KHK         599  002/M       YO4AAC/QRP         599  008

   Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for NON-MEMBERS category:    

    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
  First & Last Name
    ADDRESS:  Street and number
    ADDRESS:  City / Town
    ADDRESS:  Zip-code
    ADDRESS:  Country
    CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4372.0

    QSO:   3512 PM 2019-12-14 1623 YO4AAC/QRP         599  001          UA6CE        599  023/M   
    QSO: 14024 PM 2019-12-15 1625 YO4AAC/QRP         599  002          EN5V           599  021

    Free Contest software that the PDC supports:  N1MMLogger+ (User Defined Contests) and TR4W
For N1MM+ only here you can find the latest version of UDC files.
(for NON-MEMBERS : MO and SO categories )
(for Digi-Clubs members M category) 

    For TR4W
and here you can find the module :
(for NON-MEMBERS : MO and SO categories )
(for Digi-Clubs membersM category) 

    If you use another contest cw program do not forget to enter in the Cabrillo file, the name of the contest (PDC) and the
    abbreviations /M when it's the case, otherwise you lose points.
  12. Arbitration     
     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 differ QSO is removed from both operators (except systematic computer errors).
   - if the category is MO operator did not respect the 10 minutes on a band.

  13. Disqualification

   For cheating, imaginary loging and clear repetitive and intentional violation of the contest rules,
   or forthe use of an improper to QRP category.

  The provisional results will be published on the site , on the second Sunday morning after the contest.
  Every participant who sends his electronic log will receive personal UBN-list, containing  his errors
and the list of stations from which we have not received log.
Contestations are accepted only
on the second Sunday after the contest until 23:59 UTC.
  The final results will be published on the site, on the  Monday 9th day after the contest.
Decisions of the referee are final.
All awards will be send out in January next year the mail address and email specified in the Cabrillo log.

15. Contest manager, referee and sponsor is YO2RR

                                                                                                                                    Latest update 29.Jan.2020