CHRISTMAS CONTEST, 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 contest.

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 progressives can be exchanged on 27.555 MHz USB, 27.355 MHz LSB, 27.155 MHz LSB or 26.285 MHz USB.

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.


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 emailed to them as a PDF.
  • The DA-RC SES who makes the most contacts will receive a prize.

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)
  • 14DA/J (14DA059 Jack)
  • 18DA/J (18DA011 Eugene)
  • 41DA/J (41DA533 Jimy)
  • 43DA/J (43DA878 Robbie)
  • 79DA/J (79DA009 Boy)
  • 91DA/J (91DA117 Bong)
  • 104DA/J (104DA104 Alex)