DigiFest is sponsored:

    by Kyiv Contest Group with support of

    - MixW team
    - Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd.
   
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DIGIFEST RULES 2012

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1. Competition (unconventional digimodes):

    All over the world

    ONLINE results are provided by http://mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/online

2. Date and time:

      I Period 04:00 UTC - 12:00 Saturday 2 June 2012
     II Period 20:00 UTC - 04:00 Saturday 2 June / Sunday 3 June 2012
    III Period 12:00 UTC - 20:00 Sunday 3 June 2012

    1-th 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 ones 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:

    SOAH: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH            (All Modes, All Bands)
    SOAL: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW             (All Modes, All Bands)
    SOAH8: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8-HOURS        (All Modes, All Bands - any 8 hours)*
    SOAL8: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8-HOURS        (All Modes, All Bands - any 8 hours)*
    SOSMH: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HIGH     (Any Single Mode, All Bands)
    SOSML: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE LOW        (Any Single Mode, All Bands)
    SOSBH: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND HIGH     (All Modes, Any Single Band)
    SOSBL: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND LOW        (All Modes, Any Single Band)
    MO: MULTI-OP ALL HIGH             (Single Transmitter All Modes, All Bands)

    *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.

    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 counts 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: SOAL8 *
    CONTEST: DIGIFEST
    CREATED-BY: MixW 3.01
    NAME: Sergei Litvinov *
    ADDRESS: P.O.Box 111 *
    ADDRESS: Kyiv 01001 *
    ADDRESS: UKRAINE *
    E-MAIL: ux1ua@qsl.net *
    OPERATORS: *
    QSO: 14081 RY 2008-06-07 1321 UX1UA      599 KO50   UT2UZ      599 KO50  
    QSO: 14079 PK 2008-06-07 1322 UX1UA      599 KO50   UT7U      599 KO40  
    QSO: 14075 HE 2008-06-07 1323 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):

    12.1. Antenna Analyzers AA-230 sponsored by Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd for the
     high score winners in the category:

    SOAH: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH (two prizes - Europe and the rest of the World)

    12.2. Antenna Analyzers AA-30 sponsored by Rig Expert Ukraine, Ltd for the
     high score winners in the category:

    SOAL: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW (two prizes - Europe and the rest of the World)
 
    12.3. USB Interfaces RigExpert Standard for the high score winners in the following categories:
 
    SOAH8: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8-HOURS
    SOAL8: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8-HOURS

12.4. T-shirts for the winners in the following categories (there must be at least 3 participants in the respective category and 50 QSOs in the log):

    SOSMH: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE HIGH (each Mode)
    SOSML: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-MODE LOW (each Mode)
    SOSBH: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND HIGH (each Band)
    SOSBL: SINGLE-OP SINGLE-BAND LOW (each Band)
    MO: MULTI-OP ALL HIGH
   
    as well as to the 2-d and 3-rd places in the following categories:

    SOAH: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
    SOAL: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
    SOAH8: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH 8-HOURS
    SOAL8: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW 8-HOURS

    12.5. Awards (laminated paper) to every participant with more than 200 QSOs in the log.

13. Contact information:

    E-mail:        digifest_info@mixw.net
            ux1ua@qsl.net
    Web sites:    http://www.mixw.net/misc/DigiFest/index.html
            http://www.rigexpert.com/index?s=main&f=digifest


    15.04.2012