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IARU Region 1 Fieldday – English version

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Contestmanager

Manfred Petersen
Suederholm 54
24395 Gelting
Germany

DK2OY
dk2oy@darc.de

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

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 STF or Cabrillo logs to www.darc.de/referate/dx/contest/fd/logupload/

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