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Rules of the DARC XMAS-Contest

The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honour to invite amateurs to participate in the annual XMAS-Contest.

Please have a look into the new General Rules for DARC DXHF-Contests before start of the contest.


1. Contest Periode

December 26th, 08:30-10:59 UTC

2. Bands / Modes





3510-3560 khz

7010-7040 khz


3610-3650 khz
3700-3775 khz

7060-7100 khz
7130-7200 khz

Each station may be worked one time on 3.5 MHz and one time on 7 MHz.
The station calling CQ must QSY after the QSO, leaving the frequency to the station which answered his/her call.
A maximum of 20 band changes or mode changes are allowed during the contest periode.

3. Categories

Single operator, mixed, low power Single operator, mixed, high power Single operator, CW, low power Single operator, CW, high power Checklog
Output power: low power = up to 100 watts, high power = more than 100 watts

4. Exchange

German stations send RS(T) and their DOK, or "NM" (no member) if they are not DARC members. NM does not count as a multiplier.
Foreign stations: RS(T) + serial number

5. Multiplier Points

1 per DOK per band and 1 per prefix per band

6. QSO Points

Each completed QSO counts 1 point

7. Contest awards

Certificates will be awarded to every participant as PDF-file for self-printing.

8. Disqualification

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
The decisions of the contest-committee are final.

8. Score

The sum of the QSO points multiplied by the sum of the multiplier points.
Incorrect QSOs will be deleted.

9. Logs

The log-file is to be submitted in the DARC-STF or in the Cabrillo format by E-Mail to the following address: xmas(at)
Be sure to put the station callsign in the subject line of each message. By submitting the log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest.

10. Deadline

The 3rd Monday after the contest (for 2012: 14.01.2013).

11. Addresses

for logs only: xmas(at)
for questions: xmas-info(at)