PRO CW CONTEST (PCC)
Saturday December 7, 12:00 UTC
December 8, 11:59:59 UTC
MO, (All club stations and teams)
: SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80
non-members transmit : RST + serial number starting with 001
(E.g. 599 001)
members transmit: RST + /M (members of any CW-club)
(E.g. 599 /M)
and in the contest log, members will write 599 M
or 599 /M.
scoring: 1p for QSO with own
2p for QSO with another DXCC
2p bonus for a non-member in the case of a QSO with a
member CW club
6p bonus for QSO between two members CW club
multipliers: different prefix on each
band, except all prefix from own DXCC
logs deadline: Sunday, December 15 at
23:59 UTC at firstname.lastname@example.org
preliminary scores: Monday, December
16 up to 10:00 UTC
contestations: are accepted only
Monday, December 16 until 23:59 UTC
official results: Tuesday,
December 17, up to 10:00 UTC.(or after resolving the
appeals if they exist)
Decisions of the referee are final.
Organized by PRO-CW-CONTEST-CLUB,
Contact and exchange QSO
information with as many stations as possible.
With the same station, only
one QSO is allowed per band.
2. Contest Period:
First full weekend
in December, Starts Saturday 12:00 UTC, ends Sunday
11:59 UTC. (24 hours)
3. Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m ( 3.510 -3.560, 7.010
-7.060, 14.010 -14.060, 21,010-21,060, 28.010 -28.060 ).
it is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;
5. Contest call: "TEST PCC" or "CQ
6. Entry Categories:
M = members of any
special CW club, multiband, a single TX, any
authorized power for this mode
Club stations or teams cannot participate in category
M. If they do so, they will be listed in the CheckLog
from M category transmit RST +
/M (E.g. 599 /M),
and in the contest log, members will
write 599 /M or 599 M
registered in category M can participate only in this
category, and in the Cabrillo log the name of the CW club will
which includes the
membership number (not clubs of other ways of working) and
in the log will be entered e.g. CLUB: PCCC #155
- The members of
the CW clubs are not obliged to participate in the M
category, but in this case they will no longer send the
"M" and will follow the rules imposed on the category they have
- If you are not a member
of a CW club but you want to participate in category
M, before the start of the competition you must
to become a member of a
telegraphy club. If you do not resolve, send me an email asking
you to become a member of the
CW CONTEST CLUB (PCCC) was
founded with one purpose, to facilitate your participation if you
wish in the M category
of the PCC.
examples of special clubs for CW mode)
MO = All
club stations, regardless of the number of operators (even
with a single operator) and well as the teams, operated from
the same location
by several operators and using a single call sign on all bands
and the power is the one authorized for this mode.
In all cases, a single
TX will be used. They can only participate
in the MO category, otherwise they will be included in the
is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001
(E.g. 599 001).
After making even a single QSO on one band, MO
category stations can make another QSO on another band after at
least 10 minutes.
time this requirement of the regulation is not respected, the
respective station will be penalized with 5% of the
and the maximum penalty can
be 75% of the total score obtained. Competitors penalized in the MO
category will receive the prizes according to the rules
of the competition only if
the score remaining after the penalty is higher than the one
obtained by the first place in the SOLP category in the
= Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, High Power, any
authorized power for this mode.
transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001
(E.g. 599 001)
who have made at least 150 valid QSOs in several bands
can also opt for the second category, this being SOSB provided
that in this
least 75 valid QSOs, . If,
as a result of the arbitration, it is found that these two
conditions have not been met, the respective
competitor will be
included in the ranking only to SOHP category.
SOLP = Single
Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, ( up to 100 W
transmitted RST + serial number starting
with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
who have made at least 150 valid QSOs in several
bands can also opt for the second category, this being SOSB
that in this make at
least 75 valid QSOs.
If, as a result of the arbitration, it is found that these
two conditions have not been met, the respective competitor will
in the ranking only to
= Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20,
SO40, SO80 any authorized power for this mode.
It is transmitted RST + serial
number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
whose log contains at least 150 valid QSOs in several
bands can opt for the second category, also an SOSB provided
that in each
the two categories to make at least 75 valid QSOs or
in the SOLP or SOHP categories.
If, as a
result of the arbitration, it is found that these two conditions
have not been met, the respective competitor will be included in
the ranking only to a category.
SWL = Short Wave Listeners,
logging of one station only the callsign of the second station
count 1 point.
of both sides of a QSO - 3 points. There is no multiplier.
If the SWL
log contains the same callsign on a band more than once, the
SWL station will be disqualified.
7. Contest Exchange:
should send RST + serial number,
starting with 001 for the first contact. E.g. 599
Members of any
CW club, send RST + /M
( E.g 599 /M ).
Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 M or
See the imaginary logs below. Only in this format will the
evaluation program grant the corresponding bonus.
Cabrillo imaginary log for CW-Club members (M
Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for Non-members category:
(SOHP, SOLP, SOSB, MO and CL
with own DXCC country: 1 point;
For QSO with
another DXCC country: 2 points;
QSO with CW-club members (M category), non-members
receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
between two CW-Club members (M category), they
receive: 6 points extra-bonus.
is awarded 3 points for a valid full QSO and 1 point
for a QSO incomplete.
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.
score is the result of the total QSO points on all bands
multiplied with the sum of multipliers on all bands.
no multiplier for SWL category
No need to calculate the
score.This will done by the referee software.
after the publication of the results, the certificates in PDF
format will be found on the website of the contest at the
ARCHIVE for downloading and printing.
prizes, CLAIM and UBN file, please indicate in the Cabrillo log
your complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)
Click here for
information about all PRO CONTEST CLUB awards for
10. Logs Instructions:
electronic logs, Cabrillo format. Times must be in UTC.
Regardless of the number of categories of
participation, please send only one log.
All sent and
received exchanges are to be logged. PCC will be made with total
computerized control followed by each QSO
analysis. All SO category entrants must clearly indicate
the category power in the log. If no power category
in the log and there are QSO's in several bands, the competitors
will be automatically moved to SOHP category.
The subject line of your email entry must include your
callsign and category or categories.
YP0ZZZ (M) or YO0WWW (SOHP & SO40).
file name of the attached log will only be in the
form : YR0XXX.cbr or YO0YYY.log
participants for two categories will send only one log .
In the e-mail of your log, please send the file as attachement.
The log must
be sent only as an attachment, not as text or other content
within the e-mail message.
header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a
category of entrance and the EMAIL address and
mail address in order to receive prizes.
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!
prizes and trophies will be sent to the home address indicated in
the Cabrillo log. If the Cabrillo log header
cantain the EMAIL address and full name the
competitor will not receive the CLAIM and UBN
In the case
of the competitors from category M, they will indicate in
the Cabrillo head the obligatory CLUB (specific to the CW
membership number without which it cannot be included in the
be sent to: email@example.com. Please also
follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
If after 72
hours (but not sooner) you have not received your CLAIM
file, please send the log again to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you send a new corrected or
completed log, the address for it is email@example.com,
and in the respective email to specify what the
consist of. The last day when you can inform me that your code
is not in the list of received logs or there have been errors
in which you were included is the Monday, the 8th day after the
end of the competition when the Provisional Result is
publication of the final result, no further changes are made to
the result unless refereeing mistakes or non-compliance with the
regulation are found.
The deadline for sending logs is
Sunday, 7 (seven) days after the end of the contest until 23:59
After this date, please do not send the log because the activity
of making the provisional ranking has started.
and pages for the net, and the introduction of a new log implies
the resumption of this activity from the beginning.
Logs sent after the set deadline will be included in
the NO LOG list and will not be checked.
are contacts made with the same station on the same band. If the
first contact between stations is valid, dupes
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.
software that the PRO CW Contest supports:
Loger+ (using the PRO-CW-Contest module in USER
use any contest program for CW mode, but do not forget to enter
in the log 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
competitor opts for a category to which the rules do not allow,
the referee has the right to change the category according
not counted and ara excluded from the UBN report in case
- if the log is missing from the
correspondent the message is NoLog except for the
indicatives that exist in at least 15 logs received
from at least 5 different countries,
- if the QSO is not
confirmed in the correspondent's log or the difference between
the log times exceeds 3 minutes the message is
- if there are errors
in the callsign or the serial number changed, the link will be
canceled and the message is BadCallsign or
if the Band
or Mode differ from the correspondent's log, the QSO
will be canceled,
competitors who obtain 0 (zero) points are included in
the Check Log (CL) category.
cheating, imaginary loging and clear repetitive and
intentional violation of the contest rules.
If the SWL log
contains the same call sign in a band several times, the
station will be disqualified.
The Result of the contest:
The Provisional results
appears on the site
http://www.procontestclub.ro , on the morning of Monday, the
8th day after the contest.
Each competitor will
receive the UBN file after the declaration of the
provisional result, which will contain the mistakes of the
competitors as well
as the list of
stations that did not send a log. Therefore, the log must
contain, in addition to the complete postal address, the EMAIL
the competitor. (for EMAIL not E-MAIL, not ADDRESS).
regarding the provisional ranking are accepted only on Monday,
on the day it is posted on the site until 23:59 UTC.
ranking is definitive and will be posted starting from
Tuesday, the 9th day after the contest until 10:00
UTC (or after resolving the appeals if any).
The prizes for
PCC will be sent only once, usually in the months of March
- April next year to the postal addresses specified in
The prizes intended for radio amateurs from RUSSIA or
BELARUS will be sent only if the winning competitor
communicates to me by February 15th
the address of a friend who is domiciled in one of the
countries of the European Community to whom the prize can be
In the past editions, some of the prizes were returned, and
others were lost.
Contest manager, referee and personal sponsor is YO2RR.
Last update: 20-Feb-2024 at 03:44 UTC