Top band DX-ing is real ham radio challenge. 160m is also referred as the "Gentleman's band"...
160 meters - DX-ing on the Edge...


30. prosince 2007 v 0:49 | Petr, OK1RP |  Home
Hi all,
the contest is ongoing but its not bad to show all details of the rules i guess...

1. Contest period: 1500Z December 29th to 1500Z December 30th, 2007.
Operate for a maximum of 14 hours. Off times are 30 minutes minimum
and a maximum of four off periods are permitted.

A separate warm-up even will be held on October 20th/21st with the
same time period and entry categories.

2. Bands and mode: 160 meters CW only.

3. Categories: Single operator or multi-operator. Remote or Cluster
spotting shall not be used. All transmitting and receiving antennas
used must be within 100 km of each other.

4. Exchange: Four character grid square (i.e. CN85).

5. QSO Points: The number of QSO points for each contact depends on the
distance between the two stations. This is computed by taking the
distance between the centers of the two grid squares. Count a minimum
of one point per QSO and an additional point for every 500 kilometers
distance. For example, a QSO with a station 1750 kilometers away will
count for 4 QSO points. No additional distance for long path is allowed.

QSO Points are multiplied by 2X if you work a low power station and 4X
for working a QRP station. This is done based upon received logs and
is computed automatically during the log checking process.

Do not worry if your logging software does not compute the QSO points.
Our automated log checking software does this.

6. Score: Final score equals the total number of QSO points. There is
no multiplier for different grids worked. Stations running 5 to 100
watts output multiply their score by 2. Stations running less
than 5 watts multiply their score by 4. Scores will be grouped by

7. Reporting: Your log can be sent via the internet to TBDC@CONTESTING.COM
using the Cabrillo format before January 31st, 2007. Paper entries can
be mailed to BARC 15125 SE Bartell Rd; Boring, OR 97009. If possible,
please provide an electronic copy of your log. You can use the tool
INSTEW.EXE to generate a Cabrillo log from your paper log. It can be
found at

Logs for the warm-up event are due by November 20th.

8. Plaques will be awarded for categories we have sponsors for. To
volunteer to sponsor a plaque, contact Lew Sayre, W7EW at
A list of the plaques sponsored can be found on the web at

There are no plaques or other awards for the warm-up event.

9. Results are published on the web in September or October. Look for an
announcement on the topband and contest reflectors. Warm-up results will
be published before the real event in December.
Good luck in the contest and maybe see You on the air...
73, Petr OK1RP

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