The idea of the contest is to promote contacts between stations – operators, who are residents of the town or suburb of the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of the world.
If you are not a resident of some PMC, you can also operate as portable station from some PMC (for example, you can work /p from Berlin and give a multiplier BER).
2. DATE AND TIME
24 hours of operating time from 1200UTC Saturday to 1200 UTC Sunday, every first full weekend of January.
3. BANDS AND MODES
3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28MHz, CW and SSB. IARU band plans should be observed.
Suggested operating frequencies are:
80m: 3520-3560kHz CW in 3650-3750kHz SSB,
40m: 7010-7030kHz CW in 7060-7160kHz SSB,
20m: 14020-14060kHz CW in 14160-14260kHz SSB,
15m: 21020-21060kHz CW in 21160-21260kHz SSB,
10m: 28020-28060kHz CW in 28360-28460kHz SSB.
Using of a CW decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting web sites (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., CW Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network) is alowed for all categories.
We have a total of 24 categories in our contest as follows:
4.1 Single Operator Categories (All Band)
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions. There is no limit on operating time or band changes. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.
(a) PMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b) PMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c) PMC Single Operator QRP (max. 5W out)- CW, SSB or MIX
(a1) NONPMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b1) NONPMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c1) NONPMC Single Operator QRP(max.5W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
4.2 Multi-Operator Categories (All Band, High Power only, max.1500W out)
Any number of operators is allowed. QSO finding assistance is allowed. Only one transmitted signal per band is permitted at any time.
a) PMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX.
a1) NONPMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX.
For NONPMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus CQ zone number.
For PMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus PMC reference (PMC stations MUST include PMC.
reference as part of their exchange).
5.1 LIST OF PMC
- (ABI, ANT, ARN…….WOL, WRO, YOK)
- There are 109 PMC on the world.
- Complete PMC reference list is available here. weblink
6.1 QSO Points
NONPMC – NONPMC (QSO between NONPMC station and NONPMC station)
Each station receive 5 points for QSO
PMC – NONPMC (QSO between PMC station and NONPMC station)
PMC station receive 5 points for QSO, while NONPMC station receive 25 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC Y (QSO between stations from direrent PMC reference)
Each station receives 10 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC X (QSO between stations within the same PMC reference)
Each station receives 5 points.
The multiplier is the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on CW, plus the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on SSB. Each PMC reference counts only once for each band and each mode worked.
6.3 Total score:
The score is the total of QSO points on all bands added together, multiplied by the total of multipliers.
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