DARC 10m-Contest Rules

DARC 10m-Contest Rules

DARC 10m-Contest - Official Rules


The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honor to invite radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual DARC 10m contest.

Effective of May 2014 are the General Contest Rules of DARC Committee DX and HF Contesting.

1. Contest period

2nd Sunday in January, 0900-1059 UTC: 10th January 2021

2. Band and modes

CW : 28.000 to 28.190 kHz
SSB: 28.300 to 28.700 kHz

3. Stations to be worked

All - only once

4. Categories

Stations within Germany
  • Single operator, mixed, low power
  • Single operator, mixed, high power
  • Single operator, CW, low power
  • Single operator, CW, high power
  • Single operator, SSB, low power
  • Single operator, SSB, high power
Stations outside Germany
  • Single operator, mixed
  • Single operator, CW
  • Single operator, SSB

Output power: low power = up to 100 watts, high power = more than 100 watts.


  • DX cluster support is allowed for all categories
  • Transmitters, receivers and antennas used in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle
  • Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time

5. Exchange

  • DL stations send: RS(T) + serial number + DOK or "NM" (no member) if they are not DARC members. NM does not count as a multiplier.
  • Stations from foreign countries (outside DL) send: RS(T) + serial number.

6. QSO points

Each valid QSO counts 1 point.

7. Multiplier

Each WAE country/DXCC entity and each different DOK.

8. Final score

Number of valid QSOs x Number of multipliers (countries/entities + DOKs).

9. Contest awards

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

10. Disqualification

Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

11. Logs

The log file has to be uploaded as a Cabrillo file via:



The receipt of the log will be automatically confirmed by an email. After the log checking all participants will receive their UBN file via email. The logs will be part of the DCL (DARC Contest Logbook). By submitting the log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest.

12. Log submission deadline

NEW: 7 days after the contest:   17th January 2021

13. Contact

Email address (for questions only!): 10m-info |at| dxhf.darc.de

(Logs have to be uploaded via the website given above).

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