7.2 Multipliers - There are 2 types of multipliers
(i) different DXCC countries and
(ii) UK/EI District Codes
The multiplier total is the total of different DXCC countries worked on each band, (excluding the UK/EI DXCC countries EI, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW) plus UK/EI District Codes worked on each band.
Note : All QSOs with UK/EI stations only count for District Code multipliers - they do not count for DXCC country multipliers.
7.3 Total Score - The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the multiplier total e.g. 4,000 QSO pts x 500 mults = 2,000,000 points
See Appendix 2 below for a list of UK/EI District Codes.
8.1 Electronic submission of logs is required for all logs, which must conform to the Cabrillo format described below.
No other form of log will be accepted.
All QSO times must be logged in UTC.
8.2 For Cabrillo logs, the categories and category overlays are created automatically when you upload your logfile and select the categories on the log submission robot.
8.3 Please ensure you send a single log, with the logged QSOs in order of Serial number sent.
Do not send separate logs for each band.
Your Cabrillo QSO records must conform to this format:
Example UK/EI station log :
QSO: 28024 PH 2014-07-26 1338 G3XYZ 599 001 OX ON4SS 599 018 --
QSO: 21003 PH 2014-07-26 1341 G3XYX 599 002 OX GM4SID 599 130 AB
QSO: 7165 PH 2014-07-26 1343 G3XYZ 59 003 OX W3LPL 599 036 --
Example DX station log:
QSO: 28024 PH 2014-07-26 1338 DL1AA 599 001 -- ON4SS 599 019 --
QSO: 21003 PH 2014-07-26 1341 DL1AA 599 002 -- GM4SID 599 131 AB
QSO: 7165 PH 2014-07-26 1343 DL1AA 59 003 -- EI7CC 599 136 DU
Note - to qualify for an award, your submitted Cabrillo logfile must show all QSO frequencies to the nearest 1kHz.
8.4 Entries must be uploaded via the online log submission robot :
Click Here to Upload your Cabrillo logfile
Entrants should check their Cabrillo logfile via a text editor before sending it, to avoid potential problems.
Entrants will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail immediately, advising them if there is any problem with their log and asking them to correct it and resubmit it.
8.5 See Appendix 1 below for information about which contest logging software packages support these contests.
8.6 The log submission deadline is 24 hours after the end of the contest.
Logs are then electronically adjudicated and the Provisional Results posted online as soon as possible after the deadline.
Entrants who wish to appeal about any aspect of their adjudicated final score have 24 hours after the online publication of the Results to do so.
UBN files will be online and/or e-mailed to entrants.
Points may be deducted, or entrants disqualified, for violation of the rules or for having poor quality transmitted signals.
This includes, for example, use of a third party to make contacts on a list or net, contacting CW stations on an SSB frequency or vice-versa, failing to observe appropriate contest-preferred band segments, and excessively wide signals - including key clicks and distorted audio.
9.1 Logging errors -
Incorrectly logged callsign or serial number = loss of that QSO points plus 2X the value of that QSO points.
The bad QSO is removed plus a penalty of 2 equivalent QSOs is applied to the points only.
In addition, removal of a bad QSO might result in the loss of a Multiplier, so accurate logging is essential.
E.g. a UK/EI station's error in logging a 20m QSO with a European station = loss of that QSO points (2pts) plus a further 4pts (2 x 2pts)
9.2 The following penalties also apply :
NILs - loss of that QSO points plus 1x the value of that QSO points.
Operating outside the published band segments - all QSOs disallowed.
9.3 By submitting a log, you agree that the decision of the UK/EI DX Contest team will be final in all matters of dispute.
You also agree to your submitted Cabrillo logfile and the associated UBN file being in the public domain on the UKEICC website.
Certificates (PDFs) will be awarded to leading stations in each entry category and power category.
In addition the Kenwood Cup will be awarded to the UK/EI Unassisted Single-Op station with the highest score in the CW contest.
11. General Rules
The following General Rules also apply :
11.1 Entries are accepted at the sole discretion of the UKEICC committee.
11.2 A different call sign must be used for each entry.
Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.
11.3 Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.
11.4 Remote operation is permitted (see rule 4.1.1 above) if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location.
A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations.
Remote receivers outside the station location are not permitted.
11.5 Only one signal on a band is allowed at any time.
Alternating CQs on two or more frequencies on a band is not permitted.
11.6 All requests for contacts, responses to calls, and copying of call signs and contest exchanges must be accomplished during the contest period using the mode and frequencies of the contest.
11.7 Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO.
Version 6.4 July 2018 E&OE