WAE SSB

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 0000 UTC until Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2359 UTC

(2019-02-27)

The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) invites radio amateurs world wide to participate in the annual WAE DX Contest.

Effective of May 2014 are the General Contest Rules of DARC Committee DX and HF Contesting.

1 Times

CW: August, second full weekend
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 0000 UTC until Sunday, August 11, 2019, 2359 UTC

SSB: September, second full weekend
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 0000 UTC until Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2359 UTC

RTTY: November, second full weekend
Saturday, November 09, 2019, 0000 UTC until Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2359 UTC

2 Bands

3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz.

According to IARU recommendations operation should be avoided outside contest-preferred segments. No operation to take place on:

CW : 3560-3800; 7040-7200; 14060-14350 kHz
SSB: 3650-3700; 7050-7060; 7100-7130; 14100-14125; 14300-14350 kHz.

3 Categories

  • SINGLE-OP LOW
    Max. output 100 watts – all bands. Only one signal permitted at any time.
  • SINGLE-OP HIGH
    Output higher than 100 watts – all bands. Only one signal permitted at any time.
  • MULTI-OP
    Band changes are allowed every 10 minutes; this includes all activities of a main station, including QSO & QTC traffic and CQing.
    Only exception: Working of a multiplier. Other transmitters may be used in parallel to the main station to work multipliers on other bands.

Notes:

  • Transmitters, receivers and antennas used in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle.
  • The use of DX spotting nets is allowed in all categories.

4 Off Times

Single Operator stations may only operate 36 out of the 48-hour contest period.

Off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO or QTC is logged.

5 Exchange

A contest QSO can only be conducted between a European and a non-European station (exception: RTTY, see ยง12). The exchange consists of RS/RST and a progressive serial number starting with 001. If the station worked does not send a serial number, log the contact with number 000. Each station can be credited only once per band.

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