His Majesty The King of Spain SSB Contest Rules

RULES 2014RESULTS 2014DATABASERECORDSSTATISTICS

Sponsored by: Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles (URE).

Participants: Any licensed amateur station.

Dates: SSB: 4th full weekend of June, from 1200 UTC Saturday till 1200 UTC Sunday (June 28-29, 2014).

Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters, according the IARU Region 1 band plan.
SSB: 1840-2000, 3600-3650, 3700-3800, 7060-7100, 7130-7175, 14125-14300,
21151-21450. 28225- 29200.

Categories.-

1. Single Operator All Band EA High Power (SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH).

2. Single Operator All Band EA Low Power (SINGLE-OP ALL LOW).

3. Single Operator Single Band EA. (SINGLE-OP 10M etc…).

4. Multioperator EA, only multiband (MULTI-MULTI ALL).

5. Single Operator All Bands DX High Power (SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH).

6. Single Operator All Bands DX Low Power (SINGLE-OP ALL LOW).

7. Single Operator Single Band DX. (SINGLE-OP 10M etc…).

8. Multioperator DX, only multiband (MULTI-MULTI ALL).

NOTES:
a. High power ( Maximun legal limit in each country) and Low power ( max. 100 watts )

b. The use of clusters is permitted in all categories. Self spotting, asking others to spot you, undercover spots or any spots from multioperator’s team members , this being disqualifying.

c. In the Single Operator categories, only one transmitted signal on the air is permitted at any time.

d. In the Single Operator categories, QSOs may be made on other bands but the operator can only opt for an award on one band. The callsign must appear in a minimum of 5 lists.

e. In the Multi operator categories, only one transmitted signal per band at any one time is permitted. All transmitters, receivers, and antennas must be within a radius of 500m.

f. Only one callsign is allowed to be used for the duration of the contest.

Valid Contacts: Contacts may be made with any station anywhere in the world.

Stations may be contacted only once per band. Unique QSOs will not be valid for points or for multiplier credit.

Exchange: Spanish stations send RS and the Province abbreviation and Special station His Majesty The King of Spain (EA0) will pass the abbreviation (SMR). DX stations send RS and serial number starting with 001.

Spanish stations are considered to be those stations operating within the Spanish national territory irrespective of the prefix used.

Scoring.-

EA stations:
QSOs between EA stations (including EA, EA6, EA8 y EA9) two (2) points.
QSOs with DX stations , one (1) point.

DX stations:
QSOs between DX stations, one (1) point.
QSOs with EA stations (including EA, EA6, EA8 y EA9), three (3) points.

Multipliers: The Multipliers, on each band, are the same for both EA and DX stations and are as follows:

- The EADX-100 entities.

- The Spanish provinces (52).

- Special station His Majesty The King of Spain (EA0) will pass the abbreviation (SMR)

Final score: The sum of the points obtained, multiplied by the sum of all the multipliers obtained on all bands.

Prizes EA
– Trophy or Plaque and Paper Certificate for all category winners.

- Paper Certificates for all stations who make a mínimum of 100 valid QSOs in monoband or 200 valid QSOs in multiband

- Downloadable pdf Certificates for all stations who make a mínimum of 50 valid QSOs in monoband or 100 valid QSOs in multiband.

- Downloadable pdf Certificates for all operators in winning Multioperator stations.

- Special Certificate to Spanish Provinces with very low activity during 2013 edition to Single Operator All Bands (High and Low power) and Multioperator Stations category, This year the provinces are: HU, LE, SO, IB, LU, ML, Z, ZA.

(May not enter this award winning award in another category. Organization’s decision to award trophies depending on the quality of the operating reserves).

Prizes DX
– Trophy or Plaque and Paper Certificate for all category winners.

- Paper Certificate to Each EADX100 entity winners that gets at least 200 valid QSOs in Multiband.

- Downloadable pdf Certificates for all stations who make a mínimum of 50 valid QSOs in monoband or 100 valid QSOs in multiband.

- Downloadable pdf Certificates for all operators in winning Multioperator stations.

* To qualify for a Trophy and paper Certificate, required at least 200 valid QSOs Multiband and 100 valid QSOs Monoband and have at least 5 participants Multiband and 3 participants Monoband categories.

Logs: All logs must be submitted electronically in cabrillo format.

Log sending instructions: Send your log by email as an attachment to smreyssb@ure.es. Do not compress your file.

The Subject of your email should read “SM el Rey log de XXXXXX” (substitute XXXXX for the callsign you used).

The attached file should be called XXXXX.log (substitute XXXXX for the callsign you used), which is how your logging program will generate it.

Closing Date: Logs must be received by 14th July 2014 (15 days). Any logs received after that date will not be valid.

Your comments and anecdotes will be wellcome.

NOTE: This contest is part of the “Annual HF Championship” organized by URE

SPANISH PROVINCE:
EA1: AV, BU, C, LE, LO, LU, O, OU, P, PO, S, SA, SG, SO, VA, ZA
EA2: BI, HU, NA, SS, TE, VI, Z
EA3: B, GI, L, T
EA4: BA, CC, CR, CU, GU, M, TO
EA5: A, AB, CS, MU, V
EA6: IB
EA7: AL, CA, CO, GR, H, J, MA, SE
EA8: GC, TF
EA9: CE, ML