1. Objective

The focus is on the training for the “KARPATY CUP”. All CW operators are invited to participate. 

2. Date and time

Every last Thursday of each quarter (4 stages annualy) from 18:00 UTC to 19:59 UTC. 

  • 1 stage “Spring” – 28.03.2019.
  • 2 stage “Summer” – 27.06.2019.
  • 3 stage “Autumn” – 26.09.2019.
  • 4 stage “Winter” – 26.12.2019.

3. Frequencies

3530-3560 kHz.

4. Mode

CW.

5. Categories

Single (SO), CheckLog.

6. Participants

Amateur Radio Operators World-Wide.

7. Power

Max. 100 W.

8. Exchange

Six figures: the serial Nr of the QSO and the serial Nr of the last corespondent's QSO. RST is not required. The RST will be considered 599 for all valid contacts. This is to be used for QSL purposes. 

First QSO exchange: 001 000. QSO with the same station is allowed in 10 minutes. (Any station can be worked once every 10 minutes - on the 10-th minute or after it). For example : QSO at 00:02 next QSO is OK at 00:12 or later. (The seconds are not important!).

9. Points

  • The unconfirmed QSOs will not count for points. 
  • Points for QSOs will not count if the time in the logbook of participants differs more than 2 minutes.
  • Each valid QSO counts 1 point regardless of country.

10. Final score

The sum of the QSO points.

During the contest we recommend to use Live Contest Score Server: https://contestonlinescore.com

11. Logs

Cabrillo format send as attached file to sprint@qrz.if.ua

Be sure to put the station callsign and the number of stage in the "Subject:" line of your letter.

Log example:

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: DX
CALLSIGN: UR5SMS
CLUB: Prykarpattia
CONTEST: CARPATHIAN
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: 80M
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CLAIMED-SCORE: 4
OPERATORS: UR5SMS
NAME: Bogdan Z. Velgan
ADDRESS: Trolleybusna str. 14/33
ADDRESS-CITY: Ivano-Frankivsk
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 76008
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UKRAINE
QSO:  3607 CW 2017-03-29 1916 UR5SMS        001 000    UT5SA         001 000  
QSO:  3607 CW 2017-03-29 1916 UR5SMS        002 001    UX7NW         023 002  
QSO:  3607 CW 2017-03-29 1916 UR5SMS        003 023    US0SU         387 254  
QSO:  3607 CW 2017-03-29 1918 UR5SMS        004 387    UZ5DX         001 001  
END-OF-LOG:

12. Paper logs

NO PAPER LOGS ACCEPTED.

13. Deadline

24 hours after the contest!

14. Winners and awards

  • Winners of the CARPATHIAN SPRINT is determined by the sum of the best results in three stages. They will be awarded the paper diplomas.
  • Winners in each stage will be awarded by diplomas electronically on this site.

15. Disqualification

Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant or violation of the rules of the contest, or unsportsmanlike conduct, will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

If you like the contest you can join the KARPATY CUP which is held annually in Uzhgorod, Ukraine on the second weekend of February. Just note in your log or event organizer e-mail - uz5dx@ukr.net that you wish to become a participant.

 

Sponsors are invited to cooperate.

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