IARU Region 1 Fieldday

Contestmanager

Manfred Petersen
Suederholm 54
24395 Gelting
Germany

DK2OY
dk2oy@gmx.de

The DARC is known to provide a well accepted adjucation process and ranking for international entries in the IARU Region 1 Fielddays. There are certainly several other result listings available based on specific national rules, but only the DARC listing supports the idea of an international fieldday competition, e.g. you can find some stations from Great Britain on our listing. Your log helps us to improve the quality of our log checking. You will be rewarded with a detailed UBN report providing feedback for quality management in your fieldday team as well as a high-quality online PDF certificate, which can be reproduced for every team member.

However, the central challenge is the fieldday contest itself. Contacts have to be made with other fieldday stations, all operating portable, independent of any public energy network. Even if you participate in the "Fixed" category you will support the spirit of fieldday style operation. In the various portable fieldday classes you can find a wide variety of stations, reaching from single operator QRP with wires and battery support up to high power stations with beams and big generators. Even QRP entrants log some one hundred contacts, including DX stations. Fieldday contesting is a top level team radiosports event too: The best operators manning the stations, supported by their local radio clubs with excellent technicans and many other helping hands.

Finally, the fieldday is one of the last serious outdoor adventures in ham radio. It is always a great feeling: Camping outside under the stars, enjoying a barbecue with friends... And the glow of TRX illumination and the notebook screen inside the operator tent are indication for high activities to increase the score. Radiosports and team spirit at its best!

Updated

2015-10-02: WAEDC CW: Final results, certificates
2015-03-29:
WAEDC SSB: Final results
2015-03-29: X-Mas Contest: Final results, UBNs
2015-02-10: 10m-Contest: Claimed Scores
2015-02-10:
WAEDC RTTY 2014: Final results

Further information

IARU R1 Fieldday – Rules

IARU R1 Fieldday – Rules

1. Objective

The IARU-Region-1-Field Day is an excellent opportunity for club activity in varied areas, such as antenna design, construction and erection, generator maintenance and, increasingly, computer expertise without regular power lines and fixed antennas.

2. Contest periods

CW : first (full) weekend in June - Saturday 15.00 UTC to Sunday 14.59 UTC (2016: 04.-05. June)
SSB: first (full) weekend in September - Saturday 13.00 UTC to Sunday 12.59 UTC (2016: 03.-04. September)

3. Bands

1,8, 3,5, 7, 14, 21, 28 MHz (no SSB-operation at 1.8 MHz from German stations)

Contest preferred segments:

CW: 3.510 - 3.560, 7.000 - 7.040, 14.000 - 14.060 MHz
SSB: 3.600 - 3.650, 3.700 - 3.800, 7.060 - 7.100, 7.130 - 7.200, 14.125 - 14.300 MHz

 

4. Registration

Fieldday stations can register online at www.darc.de/referate/dx/contest/fd/anmeldung/. Successful registration is confirmed by email; there are maps with all registered stations available at the site mentioned above.

5. Working conditions for all Field Day stations

The equipment of the Field Day stations (portable) must consist of portable equipment, portable antennas and power supplies independent from the power line. Use of existing or previously installed equipment is not allowed. It is not allowed for Field Day stations to use the mains power.

The installation of the station and antenna must not start earlier than 24 hours before the beginning of the contest. It is not allowed to attach the antennas to houses or other permanent buildings. The distance to the next power line or inhabited houses must be at least 100 m.

Only one transceiver or one receiver and one transmitter is allowed. Stand-by equipment is allowed on site, but it must not be connected to a power source when the main equipment is in use. The RF power should be adjusted to the maximum power output and constantly monitored to assure that it at not time exceeds the maximum power allowed for that section.

All stations are subject to inspection by representatives of the Field Day manager who will ensure that the rules and spirit of the contest are being observed.

6. Classes of Operation

This is a portable contest as generally defined above.

  • Portable, single operator, QRP, assisted
  • Portable, multi operator, low power, non-assisted
  • Portable, multi operator, low power, assisted
  • Portable, multi operator, QRP, assisted
  • Portable, multi operator, high power, assisted
  • Fixed

Stations outside and inside Germany are participating in different categories.

Output power:
QRP = 5 watts maximum
Low Power = 100 watts maximum
High Power = more than 100 watts

Non-assisted stations are permitted to use only one antenna with a single element (vertical or dipole). No more than two elevated supports' not exceeding 15 m height above ground at its highest point' are permitted

Single operator stations are permitted to operate only 18h of the 24h contest period.

The 6h of non-operation must be taken in not more than three periods and must be clearly noted in the log.

All stations, which are not meeting the field day rules are fixed stations and are not counting for the DARC-Club-Championship and for the DARC-Short-Wave-Trophy.

7. Call

CW : CQ FD
SSB: CQ Field Day

8. Exchange

RS(T) + serial number starting from 001

If the station worked does not send a serial number, log the contact with number 000.

9. Scoring

fixed station to fixed station: 0 points

For contacts with:

  • fixed stations in Europe: 2 points
  • fixed stations outside Europe: 3 points
  • portable stations in Europe: 4 points
  • portable stations outside Europe: 6 points

Each station may be contacted only once per band.

Portable stations only count as portable if they sign "/p", "/m", "/mm", or "/am",

10. Multipliers

ONE for each WAE country / DXCC entity worked on each band

11. Scoring

The final score is computed by multiplying the sum of the total number of QSO-points by the sum of the multipliers.

12. Logs

Upload only Cabrillo logs to 

CW:
www.darc.de/der-club/referate/conteste/iaru-region-1-fieldday/logupload/cw/
SSB:
http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/conteste/iaru-region-1-fieldday/logupload/ssb/

 

FD-station accepts that on demand the log may be transferred to another FD manager outside of Germany.

13. Deadline for log entries

The 3rd Monday after the contest: (for 2016: June, 20th and September, 19th)

14. Awards

Certification of Merit will be available on the DARC server for download.

15. Disqualification

Violation of the rules of the contest, un-sportsmanship conduct, or taking credit for excessive duplicate contacts will be deemed cause for disqualification.

Actions and decisions of the DARC Contest Committee are official and final.

16. E-mail addresses

Questions: fieldday-info(at)dxhf.darc.de

Example logs

Example logs

Example logs

Please find further specification details on the Stützerbach format (STF) page and on the Cabrillo page.

Contents

  • STF
  • Cabrillo 3.0
  • Cabrillo 2.0
  • Categories

STF

STF1
Header
Contest      IARU-FD-R1-DARC-CW
MyCall       DL0CS/P
Category     Portable, multi operator, high power, assisted
Name         Manfred Petersen
MailAddress  Suederholm 54
MailAddress  24385 Gelting
EMail        dk2oy@gmx.de
ClaimedQso   1471
ClaimedDupes 7
ClaimedPts   4382
ClaimedMult  217
ClaimedScore 950894
Equipment    TS850S + PA
Power        750 W
Operators    DF9LJ,DK2OY
Club         Bavarian Contest Club
Specific     M15
Soapbox
QsoOrder     Date Time Band Mode Call SRst Sent RRst Rcvd Mult Pts
EndHeader

QSOList
20090606 1500 20    CW     UA3QG/P      599 0001   599 001    UA     4
20090606 1500 20    CW     UA9FEG       599 0002   599 001    UA9    3
20090607 1459 20    CW     ER3R/P       599 1478   599 1323   ER     4
EndQSOList

Cabrillo 3.0

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: LM Version 4.4 (c) 1992, 2010 by DL8WAA
ARRL-SECTION: DX
CONTEST: IARU-FD-R1-DARC-CW
CALLSIGN: DL0CS/P
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY-STATION: PORTABLE
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 950894
OPERATORS: DF9LJ,DK2OY
CLUB: Bavarian Contest Club
SPECIFIC: Z63
NAME: Manfred Petersen
EMAIL: 
ADDRESS: Suederholm 54
ADDRESS: 24395 Gelting
ADDRESS: Germany
SOAPBOX: 
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1500 DL0CS/P       599 0001   UA3QG/P       599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1500 DL0CS/P       599 0002   UA9FEG        599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1501 DL0CS/P       599 0003   UA3QCB        599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-07 1459 DL0CS/P       599 1478   ER3R/P        599 1323
END-OF-LOG:

Cabrillo 2.0

START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: Win-Test 4.4.0
CONTEST: IARU-FD-R1-DARC-CW
SPECIFIC: M15
CALLSIGN: DL0CS/P
CATEGORY: Portable, multi operator, high power, assisted
CLAIMED-SCORE: 950894
OPERATORS: DF9LJ,DK2OY
NAME: Manfred Petersen
ADDRESS: Suederholm 54
ADDRESS: 24395 Gelting
ADDRESS: Germany
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1500 DL0CS/P       599 0001   UA3QG/P       599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1500 DL0CS/P       599 0002   UA9FEG        599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-06 1501 DL0CS/P       599 0003   UA3QCB        599 001
QSO: 14026 CW 2009-06-07 1459 DL0CS/P       599 1478   ER3R/P        599 1323
END-OF-LOG:

Categories

The rules list all possible category names:

  • Single operator, CW, low power
  • Single operator, CW, high power
  • Single operator, mixed, low power
  • Single operator, mixed, high power
  • Single operator, mixed, QRP
  • Multi operator
  • SWL, single operator
  • Checklog

In Cabrillo logs and also in STF logs the log robot accepts any category name that complies with the Cabrillo specification.

Cabrillo 2.0:

  • SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
  • SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH CW
  • SINGLE-OP ALL LOW MIXED
  • SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED
  • SINGLE-OP ALL QRP MIXED
  • MULTI-ONE ALL HIGH
  • SWL ALL HIGH
  • CHECKLOG ALL HIGH

Cabrillo 3.0:

  • SINGLE-OP LOW CW
  • SINGLE-OP HIGH CW
  • SINGLE-OP LOW MIXED
  • SINGLE-OP HIGH MIXED
  • SINGLE-OP QRP
  • MULTI-OP
  • SINGLE-OP SWL
  • CHECKLOG

The log robot supports Cabrillo 3.0 category data in multi line form (e.g. CATEGORY-OPERATOR, CATEGORY-POWER, CATEGORY-MODE) as well as single line form (using CATEGORY). This applys to both STF and Cabrillo logs.

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