DigiFest is sponsored:

    by Kyiv DX and Contest Club with support of

    - MixW team
    - Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.
   

 
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DIGIFEST RULES 2017
 
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Cabrillo logs to be sent to: digifest_robot@mixw.net 
Or upload to http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php 
 
1. Competition (unconventional digimodes):
 
 All over the world 
 
2. Date and time:
 
  I Period 04:00 UTC - 12:00 Saturday 3 June 2017
  II Period 20:00 UTC - 04:00 Saturday 3 June / Sunday 4 June 2017
 III Period 12:00 UTC - 20:00 Sunday 4 June 2017 
 
 1-st full weekend in June every year. 
 
3. Modes:
 
 RTTY75 (75 baud)
 BPSK 63
 MFSK 16
 HELLSCHREIBER
 OLIVIA (250 Hz, 4 tones)
 
4. Bands:
 
 80 meters band (3.5 MHz)
 40 meters band (7 MHz)
 20 meters band (14 MHz)
 15 meters band (21 MHz)
 10 meters band (28 MHz)
 
 Dupes are allowed on different bands or different modes on the same band.
 In other words work station once per band per mode 
(5 QSOs in different modes will be counted per each band).
 Please leave PSK31 band (14070...14071) for non-contest operation.
 
5. Categories:
 
 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H (All Modes, All Bands, High Power, 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 24H (All Modes, All Bands, Low Power, 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP 24H (All Modes, All Bands, QRP, 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8H (All Modes, All Bands, High Power, 8 Hours)*
 SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8H (All Modes, All Bands, Low Power, 8 Hours)*
 SINGLE-OP ALL QRP 8H (All Modes, All Bands, QRP, 8 Hours) *
 
 
SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE RY 24H (All Bands, Single Mode RTTY 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE PK 24H (All Bands, Single Mode PSK 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE MK 24H (All Bands, Single Mode MFK 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HE 24H (All Bands, Single Mode Hellschreiber 24 Hours)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE OL 24H (All Bands, Single Mode Olivia 24 Hours)
 
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE RY 8H (All Bands, Single Mode RTTY 8 Hours) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE PK 8H (All Bands, Single Mode PSK 8 Hours) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE MK 8H (All Bands, Single Mode MFK 8 Hours) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HE 8H (All Bands, Single Mode Hellschreiber 8 Hours) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE OL 8H (All Bands, Single Mode Olivia 8 Hours) *
 
SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 80M 24H (All Modes, Single Band 80M)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 40M 24H (All Modes, Single Band 40M)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 20M 24H (All Modes, Single Band 20M) 
SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 15M 24H (All Modes, Single Band 15M)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 10M 24H (All Modes, Single Band 10M)
 
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 80M 8H (All Modes, Single Band 80M) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 40M 8H (All Modes, Single Band 40M) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 20M 8H (All Modes, Single Band 20M) * 
SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 15M 8H (All Modes, Single Band 15M) *
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND 10M 8H (All Modes, Single Band 10M) *
 
 MULTI-OP ALL HIGH 24H (Single Transmitter, All Modes, All Bands)
 
 * 8 hours are composed from a number of arbitrary time periods, separated by breaks 
(i.e. not necessarily the whole periods I, II or III of the contest).
  The start of 8-hour entry is the first QSO time.
  The breaks minimum is 1 hour each.
  The contacts made after of 8-hour limit are counted for other participants.
 
 QRP - Max peak power 10 watts
 LOW - Max peak power 100 watts
 HIGH - Max peak power 1000 watts
 
6. Exchange:
 
 Signal report + four-digit Grid Square (Example: 599 KO50).
 
7. QSO points:
 
 1 point per 1 Km of distance (calculated by centers of Grid Squares).
 No need to calculate by participant.
 
8. Multiplier:
 
 The number of Grid Squares (once per log).
 
9. Scoring:
 
 The sum of QSO points multiplied by multiplier = TOTAL SCORE.
 
10. Disqualification:
 
 For usage of PSK31 band (14070...14071).
 For transmission over NCDXF beacons on 14100, 21150 and 28200.
 For two signals on one or many bands simultaneously.
 
11. Cabrillo logs are accepted within 7 days after the contest end:
 
 Upload via http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php 
 Or send e-mail to: digifest_robot@mixw.net 
 
 Modes in the log are marked by two character code as follows:
 
 RY = RTTY
 OL = OLIVIA
 PK = PSK (or PS)
 MK = MFSK16 (or MF)
 HE = HELLSCHREIBER
 
 The log example:
 
 START-OF-LOG: 2.0
 CALLSIGN: UX1UA *
 CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H *
 CONTEST: DIGIFEST
 CREATED-BY: MixW 3.1.1
 NAME: Sergei Litvinov *
 ADDRESS: P.O.Box 111 *
 ADDRESS: Kyiv 01001 *
 ADDRESS: UKRAINE *
 E-MAIL: ux1ua@qsl.net * 
 OPERATORS: *
 QSO: 14081 RY 2017-06-04 1421 UX1UA 599 KO50 UT2UZ 599 KO50 
 QSO: 14079 PK 2017-06-04 1422 UX1UA 599 KO50 UT7U 599 KO40 
 QSO: 14075 HE 2017-06-04 1423 UX1UA 599 KO50 S56P 599 JN76 
 END-OF-LOG:
 
 Fields marked by asterisks (*) must be filled in.
 
12. Awards, prizes and trophies (will be sent to home address indicated in the log):
 
  12.4. T-shirts, to the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd places in the following categories. To receive a T-shirt, the operator should 
 have at least 50 QSOs in the log. The T-shirts are sent to 1st place winners only if there are at least 3 participants 
 in their group; 2nd place  at least 10 participants; 3rd place  at least 15 participants.
 
 MULTI-OP ALL HIGH
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE (each Mode)
 SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND (each Band) 
 
 T-shirts to the 2nd and the 3rd places in the following categories:
 
 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 24H
 SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8H
 
 12.5. Awards (laminated paper) to every participant with more than 250 QSOs in the log.
 
13. Contact information:
 
 Cabrillo logs to be sent to: digifest_robot@mixw.net 
 Or upload to: http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/digifest_log.php 
 
 E-mail: digifestcontest@gmail.com 
  
 
 Web sites: http://www.digifest.kyiv.ua 
 http://www.rigexpert.com/index?s=main&f=digifest
 
 
 08.02.2017