The idea of the contest is to promote contacts between stations – operators, who are residents of the town or suburb of the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of the world. If you are not a resident of some PMC, you can also operate as portable station from some PMC (for example, you can work /p from Berlin and give a multiplier BER).
2. DATE AND TIME
24 hours of operating time from 1200UTC Saturday to 1200 UTC Sunday, every first full weekend of January.
3. BANDS AND MODES
3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28MHz, CW and SSB. IARU band plans should be observed. Suggested frequencies are: 3520-3560kHz and 3650-3750kHz, 7010-7030 and 7060-7160kHz, 14020-14060 and 14160-14260kHz, 21020-21060 and 21160-21260kHz, 28020-28060 and 28360-28460kHz.
Using of a CW decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting web sites (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., CW Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network) is alowed for all categories.
We have a total of 24 categories in our contest as follows:
4.1 Single Operator Categories ( All Band)
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions. There is no limit on operating time or band changes. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.
(a) PMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b) PMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c) PMC Single Operator QRP (max. 5W out)- CW, SSB or MIX
(a1) NONPMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b1) NONPMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c1) NONPMC Single Operator QRP(max.5W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
4.2 Multi-Operator Categories (All Band, High Power only, max.1500W out)
Any number of operators is allowed. QSO finding assistance is allowed. Only one transmitted signal per band is permitted at any time.
a) PMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX
a1) NONPMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX
For NONPMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus CQ zone number
For PMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus PMC reference (PMC stations MUST include PMC reference as part of their exchange)
5.1 LIST OF PMC
- (ABI, ANT, ARN…….WOL, WRO, YOK)
- There are 117 PMC cities at the moment, which could be active as PMC multipliers.
- Complete PMC reference list is available here:
6.1 QSO Points
NONPMC – NONPMC (QSO between NONPMC station and NONPMC station)
Each station receive 5 points for QSO
PMC – NONPMC (QSO between PMC station and NONPMC station)
PMC station receive 5 points for QSO, while NONPMC station receive 25 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC Y (QSO between stations from direrent PMC reference)
Each station receives 10 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC X (QSO between stations within the same PMC reference)
Each station receives 5 points.
The multiplier is the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on CW, plus the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on SSB. Each PMC reference counts only once for each band and each mode worked.
6.3 Total score:
The score is the total of QSO points on all bands added together, multiplied by the total of multipliers.
7. GENERAL RULES FOR ALL ENTRANTS:
- Entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could impact their submitted score.
- A different call sign must be used for each entry. Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.
- Do not exceed the total output power limitation of the chosen entry category on any band. Total output power on any band at any time is measured at the output of the active amplifier(s).
- Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.
- Remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations. The call sign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the station location.
- Remote receivers outside of the station location are not permitted.
- Only one signal on a band is allowed at any time. When two or more transmitters are present on the same band, a hardware device MUST be used to prevent more than one signal at any one time. Alternating CQs on two or more frequencies on a band is not permitted.
- All requests for contacts, responses to calls, and copying of call signs and contest exchanges must be accomplished during the contest period using the mode and frequencies of the contest.
- Correction of logged call signs and exchanges after the contest, by use of any database, recordings, email or other methods, is not allowed.
- Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO.
Should be sent in Cabrillo file, 7 days after contest is finished and delivered by provided upload link.
WW PMC contest is supported by following contest software: N1MM logger by N1MM,TR4W by UA4WLI, EI5DI by EI5DI ( now FREE) , DXLOG by 9A5K and UCX LOG by DL7UCX.
Certificates will be awarded to every station in each category, irrespective of the result achieved.
Certificates can be easy downloaded from our website.
Slovenj Gradec, November, 2015
President of S59DCD
Tomaz Kasnik, S57PKT