“TRC DIGI CONTEST – 2023”

* If you want to be one of the trophy donor for some category (s), please call us for details.

Any help is much appreciated !

Date and period: The second full weekend of December (December 9-10), 2023 from 06:00 UTC on Saturday till 18:00 UTC on Sunday

Period of operation: 36 hours. Single Operator stations may operate for only 24 of these 36 hours – off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO can be logged. Multi operator stations may operate for the full 36 hours.

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m. All participants must observe IARU band plan.

Mode: RTTY

Categories:
NON TRC members

  • SO/AB/HP – Single Operator /All Bands/High Power
  • SO/AB/LP – Single Operator /All Bands/Low Power
  • SO/TB/HP – Single Operator /Three Bands / High Power
  • SO/TB/LP – Single Operator /Three Bands / Low Power
  • SO/10 – Single Operator – 10M
  • SO/15 – Single Operator – 15M
  • SO/20 – Single Operator – 20M
  • SO/40 – Single Operator – 40M
  • SO/80 – Single Operator – 80M
  • SO/160 – Single Operator – 160M
  • MO – Multi Op’s/One Transmiter/All Bands
  • SO/AB/QRP – Single Operator/All Bands/QRP

TRC members

  • SO/AB/HP – Single Operator /All Bands/High Power
  • SO/AB/LP – Single Operator /All Bands/Low Power
  • SO/TB/HP – Single Operator /Three Bands / High Power
  • SO/TB/LP – Single Operator /Three Bands / Low Power
  • SO/10 – Single Operator – 10M
  • SO/15 – Single Operator – 15M
  • SO/20 – Single Operator – 20M
  • SO/40 – Single Operator – 40M
  • SO/80 – Single Operator – 80M
  • SO/160 – Single Operator – 160M
  • MO – Multi Op’s/One Transmiter/All Bands
  • SO/AB/QRP – Single Operator/All Bands/QRP

* Low Power – maximum 100 watts output power
* QRP – output power must not exceed 5 watts on any band at any time!

Exchange:
For non TRC stations : RS(T) + Serial number ( 599 001 )
For TRC stations: RS(T) + Serial number + TRC ( 599 001TRC )

QSO points:
– Contacts between stations on different continents are worth two (2) points
– Contacts between stations on the same continent are worth one (1) point
– 10 points for each QSO with TRC station
– Contacts between TRC members – 1 point

Multiplier:
1. Countries by DXCC list on each band
2. TRC DXCC countries on each band ( only if you have worked TRC participants from these countries in the contest ).

Final score:
The sum of QSO points multiplied by final multiplier

Example:
* If you are TRC member: – LZ1YE

QSO:

Freq.

Mode

Date

Time

Callsign

sent

callsign

rcvd

mult 1

mult 2

points

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 0601 LZ1YE 599  001TRC LZ1QZ 599  001

1

1

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 0602 LZ1YE 599  002TRC LZ3ZZ 599  001TRC

1

1

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 0609 LZ1YE 599  003TRC VE2FK 599  001TRC

1

1

1

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 0610 LZ1YE 599  004TRC VE1XXX 599  002

2

Score: 4 QSO’s – 5 QSO points X 4 mult = 20 points

* If you are not TRC member: LZ3FF

QSO:

Freq.

Mode

Date

Time

Callsign

sent

callsign

rcvd

mult 1

mult 2

points

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 06 01 LZ3FF 599  001 LZ1QZ 599  001

1

1

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 06 02 LZ3FF 599  002 LZ3ZZ 599  001TRC

1

10

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 06 09 LZ3FF 599  003 VE2FK 599  001TRC

1

1

10

QSO: 14080

RY

2019-10-14 06 10 LZ3FF 599  004 VE1XXX 599  002

2

Score: 4 QSO’s – 23 QSO points X 4 mult = 92 point

Plaques ( Cups ) & Awards are awarded to recognize top performance in a number of categories.

  

Plaques & Awards:
Plaques & Awards are awarded to recognize top performance in a number of categories.

  • Plaques: if minimum 500 valid contacts for three and multi bands categories, 300 for QRP category
  • Contest award for SO/SB/160M and SO/SB/10M category winners ( if minimum 150 valid contacts )
    and 300 valid contacts for other categories – paper award to the postal address
  • Contest award to country winners by categories – ( if minimum 200 valid contacts ) – electronic format
  • Contest QSO’s are valid for all TRC awards

* Because lots of people are changing quite often their addresses… plaques & awards will be send just to the comfirmed winnner’s addresses after the contest ! Pse don’t forget to do that ! Tnx.

Electronic LOGs:
Please, send your e-log ( preferably in CABRILLO format ) to:
https://trcdx.org/upload-logs 

If any problems, send your logs via:
logs-trcdigi@trcdx.org

or ask for help.

* Please check your cabrillo file before to send it ..To be sure that after serial numbers TRC is without space !

Must be like this: 599 001TRC, 599 002TRC….

Be sure to put the station call sign in the “Subject:” line.

Head of Cabrillo format:

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: TRC-DIGI
CALLSIGN: UA8AAA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TRC  (only for TRC members)
NAME: Ivan Ivanov
ADDRESS: ul. Lenina 17-1
ADDRESS-CITY: Chelaybinsk
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 454111
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Russia
EMAIL: ua8aaa@yandex.ru

Row: CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TRC  (only for TRC members)

Don’t forget that !

LOG DEADLINE:
All entries must be sent WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 23:59 UTC December  17, 2023. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log. Logs submitted or postmarked after the deadline may be listed in the results, but are not eligible for awards.

The final score of TRC contest will be announced on TRC Web Site immediately after checking.

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General Log Submission Requirements
1. Submit your log in the CABRILLO format created by all major logging programs.
2. We need electronics logs! The TRC Contest Committee requires electronics log for every possible high-scored entry.
3. All times must be in GMT.
4. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
5. Filename for the log should be yourcall.log.
6. In the header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a category of entrance and the full postal address for dispatch to the participant
trophies & awards .
7. Hand-written log can be made in chronological order or have separate sheet for each band. Each QSO must contain call sign, time, band, RS(RST),
exchange number (both sent and received – even for check logs).
8. Points and final score calculations are not necessary, calculations are done by our software.
9. Dupes should not be marked or deleted.
10. TRC Contest Committee decisions are final.