Rules for the 2022 ANZAC DAY Contest
‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day. This contest honour’s the tradition of the ANZAC alliance.
2. CONTEST PERIODS
Phone Section: 12:00 UTC 24th April 2022 to 11:59 UTC 25th April 2022
CW Section: 12:00 UTC 24th April 2022 to 11:59 UTC 25th April 2022
Mixed Section: 12:00 UTC 24th April 2022 to 11:59 UTC 25th April 2022 (Phone+CW+Digital)
Digital Section: 12:00 UTC 24th April 2022 to 11:59 UTC 25th April 2022 (FT8 Only)
3. THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in VK and ZL in commemoration of Anzac Day
4. THE OBJECT is for:
a. VK and ZL transmitting stations to contact as many stations as possible both inside and outside the region.
b. Non-VK/ZL transmitting stations to contact as many stations as possible inside the VK/ZL region. There is no penalty for working non-VK/ZL stations but contacts between non-VK/ZL stations will score no points or multiplier credits.
5. THE BANDS that can be used are 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M and 10M (no WARC bands).
6. TERMS OF COMPETITION FOR ALL CATEGORIES
a. Each single operator is permitted to submit one entry in each section. (7a,b,c,d)
b. Multi Operator Stations can only enter all modes.
c. High power entrants must not exceed 1500 Watts total output power, or the maximum permitted output power in their country, whichever is less, on any band. Low power entrants must not exceed 100 Watts total output power and QRP entrants must not exceed 5 Watts total output power. Power is measured at the final output connector of the transmitter or associated amplifier.
d. QSO alerting assistance (e.g., incoming packet spots) is allowed in all entry categories, but self -spotting, asking other stations to spot you, or any other form of soliciting QSOs is not allowed.
e. An entrant’s transmitters and receivers must all be located within a 500-metre diameter circle or within the property limits of the station licensee, whichever is greater. All antennas must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant.
f. Remote operation is permitted. The entry location of a remote station is determined by the physical location of the transmitters, receivers, and antennas. A remote station must obey all station and category limitations.
7. ENTRY CATEGORIES
a. Single Operator QRP (SO QRP): Either all bands or a single band. One person performs all the operating and logging functions. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. The total output power must not exceed 5 Watts.
b. Single Operator Low Power (SO LP): Either all bands or a single band. One person performs all the operating and logging functions. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. The total output power must not exceed 100 Watts.
c. Single Operator High Power (SO HP): Either all bands or a single band. One person performs all the operating and logging functions. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. The total output power must not exceed 1500 Watts, or the maximum permitted output power for the station licence, whichever is less.
d. 6-hour sub-category is available under Single Operator All Band only (a, b and c above) – Rest times must be shown in the log and must be for periods great than one clock hour where no contacts are made.
e. Multiple Operators and Single Transmitter (M1): ALL MODE ONLY
More than one person can contribute to the final score during the contest period. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. The total output power must not exceed 1500 Watts, or the maximum permitted output power for the station licence, whichever is less. A maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 20M to 40M and then back to 20M counts as two band changes. Use a single serial number sequence for the entire log.
f. Multiple Operators and Two Transmitters (M2): ALL MODE ONLY
More than one person can contribute to the final score during the contest period. Only two transmitted signals are permitted at any time on different bands. The total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 Watts, or the maximum permitted output power for the station licence, whichever is less. Either transmitter may work any station. A station may only be worked once per band and mode regardless of which transmitter is used. The log must indicate which transmitter made each QSO. Each transmitter may make a maximum of eight (8) band changes in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 20M to 40M and then back to 20M counts as two band changes. Use a separate serial number sequence for each band.
g. Check Log: An entry that is submitted to assist with log checking. Check logs are not eligible for any awards or certificates.
8. EXCHANGE: RS(T) report plus a progressive contact serial number starting at 001 and incrementing by one for each contact. M2 entries are to use a separate serial number starting at 001 for each band. If the station worked does not send a serial number for the contest, then the received number is to be logged as 001.
Note the exchange for FT8 is the standard FT8 exchange – Signal report plus grid square.
9. MULTIPLIER: The multiplier is the number of different valid prefixes worked. Note that the same prefix may be counted once on each band for multiplier credit.
a. The prefix is the letter/numeral combination which forms the first part of the amateur call.
b. Examples of valid prefixes are N8, W8, WD8, HG1, HG19, KC2, OE2, OE25, LY1000, etc. Any difference in the numbering, lettering, or order of same shall count as a separate prefix. A station operating from a DXCC country different from that indicated by its call sign is required to sign portable. The portable prefix must be an authorized prefix of the country/call area of operation. In cases of portable operation, the portable designator will then become the prefix. Example: N8BJQ operating from Wake Island would sign N8BJQ/KH9 or N8BJQ/NH9. KH6XXX operating from Ohio must use an authorized prefix for the U.S. 8th district (/W8, /AD8, etc.). Portable designators without numbers will be assigned a zero (Ø) after the second letter of the portable designator to form the prefix. Example: PA/N8BJQ would become PAØ. All calls without numbers will be assigned a zero (Ø) after the first two letters to form the prefix. Example: XEFTJW would count as XEØ. Maritime mobile, mobile, /A, /E, /J, /P, or interim license class identifiers do not count as prefixes.
c. Special event, commemorative, and other unique prefix stations are encouraged to participate. The prefix must be assigned by the licensing authority of the country of operation.
10. CONTACT POINTS: Each QSO is credited twenty points on 160M; ten points on 80M; five points on 40M; one point on 20M; two points on 15M; and three points on 10M. Note that the same station may only be counted once on each band for contact points. A contact is counted once in the 24 hours, in each of the modes for QSO credit, (maximum 3 contacts with the same station) however the multiplier only counts once.
11. THE FINAL SCORE is the sum of the Contact Points multiplied by the Multiplier (the total number of prefixes worked on all bands, noting that the same prefix can be counted once on each band).
a. Certificates will be awarded to the top scoring station in each category listed under Section 7 for each IARU WAC continent and each country. A participation certificate will also be awarded to every station that makes at least one valid QSO. Participation certificates are not awarded to stations that submit check logs.
b. The certificates will be made available on the contest web site at www.cqcontest.info for entrants to download and print at their convenience.
13. GENERAL LOG REQUIREMENTS
a. Transmitting entries are to submit a log including the following details for each contact – date and time in UTC, frequency (or band), call sign of the station worked, RS(T) and serial number sent, RS(T) and serial number received. All QSOs must be submitted in date/time order. A log without all required information may be reclassified as a Check Log. All duplicate contacts must be shown – DO NOT delete duplicate contacts. No penalty will be applied for showing duplicate contacts.
b. SWL entries are to submit a log showing the following details for each contact – date and time in UTC, frequency (or band), call sign of the station ‘heard’, call sign of the station ‘being worked’ by the ‘heard’ station, and the RS(T) and serial number sent by the ‘heard’ station. The same call sign for the station ‘being worked’ may appear only once in any group of 3 consecutive entries on the same band. Note: in the case of non-Oceania SWL entries, only Oceania call signs should appear in the ‘station heard’ column.
14. ELECTRONIC LOGS are the only way to submit a log.
a. Electronic logs are to be submitted in Cabrillo format as specified at http://wwrof.org/cabrillo and supported by most popular logging programs. The Cabrillo log file must include an accurately completed header (containing the summary information) and the QSO log data. Failure to fill out the header correctly can result in the entry being placed in the wrong category or reclassified as a Check Log. See www.cqcontest.info for the latest information on the Cabrillo log format requirements.
b. The log file name is to be in the form callsign.log, for example, if ZL2WB submits a log file – then it should be named zl2wb.log.
c. Entrants using paper logging, or logging software that does not produce a Cabrillo file, are encouraged to use the on-line forms at http://www.b4h.net/cabforms/ to create and submit a Cabrillo file.
15. LOG SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All logs must be submitted on-line prior to 23:59 UTC May 1st, 2022. A listing of all logs received will be posted on the Contest web site.
Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; or taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs or multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Incorrectly logged calls will be counted as unverifiable contacts. Any entrant that uses means, other than contacts on the permitted bands and modes, to SOLICIT, ARRANGE, or CONFIRM any contacts in the contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry will be subject to disqualification.
Although no signed declaration is required, by submitting a log you are deemed to have agreed that: 1) you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to be bound by them, as well as all rules and regulations of your country which pertain to amateur radio; 2) your log entry may be made available for public viewing; and 3) all actions and decisions of the ANZAC Day Contest Committee are official and final.
19. FURTHER INFORMATION
The latest information about the contest is published on the web site at www.cqcontest.info
Any queries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL NOTES FOR THE 2022 CONTEST
a. A reminder for VK/ZL Stations that the sections each start at 12:00 UTC on Sunday Night and end at 11:59 UTC on Monday night.
b. The deadline for submitting logs is 1st May 2022
c. Entrants are reminded of the need to observe any COVID related restrictions (e.g. social distancing and travel constraints) that may be in place for the contest dates.
d. Electronic logs are to be submitted via email to AnzacTest@cqcontest.info
e. Please contact the Contest Committee at email@example.com if you are encountering difficulty in submitting your log.
g. Only one entry may be submitted by each operator or team of operators (Rule 6a).
h. If the station worked does not provide a serial number for the Anzac Day Contest, then log the received number as 001. See Rule 8.
i. A reminder that logs from Single Band entrants must record all contacts made during the contest period, even if on other bands. Only contacts made on the band specified in the Cabrillo header or summary sheet will be used for scoring purposes.
j. All entrants are reminded that UTC must be used for recording the date and time of each QSO and that care must be taken to ensure the times are recorded correctly.