XMAS LETTER CHALLENGE, DEC, 2020

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EVENT AIMS:

  • To spread the joy of Christmas in the 11m DX Community
  • To provide a competitive radio sports event for the 11m DX Community

DESCRIPTION:

9 X DA-RC Members, across different DXCC, will be QRV as special event stations, with each callsign suffix including one of the 7 letters that spell the word ‘CHRISTMAS’.

For example, 166DA/C with ‘C’ being the first letter in the word ‘CHRISTMAS’.

These guys will be known as the ‘LETTER STATIONS’.

The aim is for DX Hunters to work all ‘LETTER STATIONS’ and so achieve the 9 letters that spell the word ‘CHRISTMAS’.

Several ‘JOKER STATIONS’ (1 per DXCC only), recognised by the ‘/J’ suffix, will also be QRV and these can be used by a DX Hunter to substitute a missing LETTER STATION at the end of the challenge.

For example, 321DA/J with ‘J’ being the first letter in the word ‘JOKER’



DATES:

  • December 1 — 31, 2020

BAND:

  • 26—27 MHz (SSB) [Adherence to your country’s frequency limitations is encouraged]
  • No contacts allowed on 27.555 MHz USB, 27.355 MHz LSB, 27.155 MHz LSB or 26.285 MHz USB.  Put out your call and QSY.

MODE:

  • SSB

CATEGORIES:

1.  DX HUNTER (DA-RC & non-DA-RC members)

The job of the DX Hunter is to collect the 9 x DA-RC LETTER STATIONS and/or 1 or more of the JOKER STATIONS to spell the word CHRISTMAS.

In the event that more than 1 DX Hunter achieves all 7 stations then the DX Hunter who achieved the most DA-RC SES contacts will be declared the overall winner.

2.  SPECIAL EVENT STATION (SES) (DA-RC members only)

The job of the DA-RC SES (LETTER & JOKER STATIONS) is to make as many contacts as possible over the month of December and so create as many opportunities as possible for DX Hunters to succeed in the contest.

SCORING – 1 point per contact achieved / Contacts with your own DXCC are valid / Each DXCC worked = 1 multiplier / Points are multiplied by the number of DXCC worked to give a final total


LOGS:

  • Must include the date, time and frequency of the station worked
  • The deadline for the submission of logs is January 18, 2021.

PRIZES:

  • All DX Hunters who achieve the 9 LETTER STATIONS will receive a special certificate, designed by 14DA028 Phil, emailed to them as a PDF
  • The DA-RC SES who achieves the highest points score wins an LED Callsign Plate from Cool QSL (Valued at 29 Euro + Postage) (Sponsored by 68DA052 Tom)
  • The SES Hunter who achieves the most contacts with DA-RC SES Stations will win a 100 QSL Cards from Cool QSL (Valued at 10 Euros + Postage) (Sponsored by 2DA120 Tom)

QSL CONFIRMATION:

  • An eQSL with tick boxes is available from the Project Manager to confirm all contacts with the DA-RC LETTER & JOKER STATIONS.

PROJECT MANAGER:


PARTICIPATING LETTER STATIONS

  • 14DA/C (14DA021 Eric)
  • 14DA/H (14DA049 Fred)
  • 3DA/R (3DA013 Tulio)
  • 3DA/I (3DA101 Carlos)
  • 2DA/S (2DA120 Tom)
  • 43DA/T (43DA001 Darren)
  • 14DA/M (14DA045 Chris)
  • 69DA/A (69DA961 Jorge)
  • 75DA/S (75DA101 Olimpio)

PARTICIPATING JOKER STATIONS

  • 3DA/J (3DA007 Alison)
  • 12DA/J (12DA010 Ney)
  • 14DA/J (14DA059 Jack)
  • 18DA/J (18DA011 Eugene)
  • 41DA/J (41DA533 Jimy)
  • 43DA/J (43DA007 Mike)
  • 45DA/J (45DA101 Dejan)
  • 79DA/J (79DA009 Boy)
  • 91DA/J (91DA117 Bong)
  • 104DA/J (104DA104 Alex)