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OK-OM DX Contest Rules

  1. Contest period: The second full weekend in November, UTC 1200 Saturday to 1200 Sunday (13.-14. Nov 2004, 12.-13. Nov 2005).
  2. Mode: CW only.
  3. Bands: 1.8 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands.
  4. Categories:
    1. Single operator high power - all band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts (SOAB HP)
    2. Single operator high power - single band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts (SOSB HP)
    3. Single operator low power - all band, output power shall not exceed 100 watts (SOAB LP)
    4. Single operator low power - single band, output power shall not exceed 100 watts (SOSB LP)
    5. Single operator - QRP (output power shall not exceed 5 watts, all band only)
    6. Multi operator, single transmitter (MS) - all band, output power shall not exceed 1500 watts
    7. SWL
    DX cluster support is allowed for all categories. Single operator can take part in several categories (e. g. SO AB & SO 20m & SO 80m). In this case, it is necessary to send a separate log for each category. For MS: The minimum time to call CQ on a band is 10 minutes. A quick band change in order to work new multiplier is allowed - it is OK to work one station and return to the main band.
  5. Making QSOs: OK/OL/OM stations contact non OK/OL/OM stations. Non OK/OL/OM stations contact OK/OL/OM stations. A station may be worked once per band.
  6. Exchange: OK/OL/OM: RST + district abbreviation (e. g. 599 BPZ). Non OK/OL/OM: RST + progressive QSO number starting with 001.
  7. Multipliers: OK/OL/OM: prefixes following WPX rules on each band. Non OK/OL/OM: districts on each band.
  8. QSO points: Foreign (non OK/OL/OM) participants from EU countries (use CQ WW rules for continent) earn 1 point for QSO with any OK/OL/OM stations. Foreign participants from DX countries earn 3 points for QSO with any OK/OL/OM stations. OK/OL/OM stations earn 1 point for QSO with EU and 3 points for QSO with DX stations.
  9. Score: The final score is the sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.
  10. Rules for SWLs (non OK/OL/OM): Each correctly logged QSO (date, UTC, band, call-sign OK/OL/OM, district, call-sign non OK/OL/OM) per band counts 1 point (EU SWLs) or 3 points (non EU SWLs). SWL multipliers: OK/OL/OM districts on each band. Each OK/OL/OM station may be counted only once per band.
  11. Logs:
    1. All logs must contain the following data: date, UTC, band, call-sign, transmitted exchange, received exchange, multiplier (only when first time worked), QSO points for each contact. SWLs log date, UTC, band, call-sign OK/OL/OM, district, call-sign non OK/OL/OM, multiplier (only when first time heard), QSO points for each contact.
    2. Logs must be sorted in chronological order, regardless of band of operation. All-band entries submit a single log of all QSOs. Single-band entries submit one log per band. In case single-band entrant submits an electronic log, a single log is required with QSOs from all used bands and in the summary clearly designate category or all claimed categories. In Cabrillo logs all categories are writen in one line, separated by comma (e.g. "CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH, SINGLE-OP 10M HIGH") - more info here.
    3. A summary sheet including used callsign, all relevant data needed to calculate final score, description of equipment, power output, full name and address in block capitals and signed statement of compliance must accompany each log. In case the log is submitted on a disk, a paper summary sheet is necessary. If an entrant submits an electronic log, duplicate contacts, QSO points, and multipliers will be calculated automatically by the sponsors.
    4. Every competitor who used computer logging is required to submit a electronic log (computer file). We strongly recommend you submit the Cabrillo file created by all major logging programs. If Cabrillo is unavailable, then submit a summary sheet and your log in plain-text ASCII (two files). Every logging program has the option of producing an ASCII text log. Examples of the ASCII log file names of the three most common logging programs are the following: e. g. OL5Y.CBR (Cabrillo), OL5Y.DAT (N6TR), OL5Y.ALL (CT), OL5Y.PRN (NA), OL5Y.LOG (SD). Acceptable submissions can also include all other fixed-column ASCII formats. Any electronic log is always better then paper log!
    5. We strongly recommend submission of logs via e-mail. Your e-mail log will automatically be acknowledged by the server and entrants will be informed about process of log-checking. Before sending, please check if your log contain all necessary data (especially sent and received exchange), be sure to put used callsign in the "Subject:" line of each message and name the files by used callsign.
    6. Log Deadline: All log entries must be postmarked by December 1st.
  12. Penalties: For QSO errors (broken calls, bad exchanges) and QSOs which do not appear in correspondents log. One times the QSO points for such QSOs will be deducted (except errors in exchange). 10% or more bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping the participant from the classification.
  13. Disqualification: Violation of contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
  14. All decisions of the contest committee are final. The contest is sponsored by Czech Radio Club (CRC), member of the IARU.
  15. Awards: The participants will be awarded in three divisions: OK/OM, EU and DX. In each division and each category the top 50% of entrants will be awarded. From all entrants will be allotted 10 entrants (random selection) who will get T-shirt with contest logo. Plaques will be awarded to the winners of the categories, only if they make at least 73 QSO in single band category, 200 QSO in QRP or 400 QSO in all band category. One station can be awarded up to one plaque - for the category, where the maximum of points were achieved. The list of awards and their donors is still updating (look at okomdx.crk.cz) and a lot of categories are still without donors. If you are interested to promote this contest then write to contest committee (e-mail: okomdxc@crk.cz).
  16. Mailing address: OK-OM DX Contest, CRK, P.O. Box 69, 113 27 Praha 1, Czech Republic. E-mail for logs: okomdx@crk.cz, to contact committee: okomdxc@crk.cz. Please, don't forget to sign your CALL in the Subject of the e-mail!
  17. Home web page: http://okomdx.crk.cz
  18. Logging programs which support OK-OM DX Contest:
    or others and use setup for IARU HF Championship. Note that duplicate contacts, QSO points, and multipliers will be calculated automatically by the sponsors.
  19. Plaques: here

District Abbreviations

OK1 / OL Districts

APA - Praha 1
APB - Praha 2
APC - Praha 3
APD - Praha 4
APE - Praha 5
APF - Praha 6
APG - Praha 7
APH - Praha 8
API - Praha 9
APJ - Praha 10
Central Bohemia
BBN - Benesov
BBE - Beroun
BKD - Kladno
BKO - Kolin
BKH - Kutna Hora
BME - Melnik
BMB - Mlada Boleslav
BNY - Nymburk
BPZ - Praha zapad
BPV - Praha vychod
BPB - Pribram
BRA - Rakovnik
Southern Bohemia
CBU - Ceske Budejovice
CCK - Cesky Krumlov
CJH - Jindrichuv Hradec
CPE - Pelhrimov
CPI - Pisek
CPR - Prachatice
CST - Strakonice
CTA - Tabor
Western Bohemia
DDO - Domazlice
DCH - Cheb
DKV - Karlovy Vary
DKL - Klatovy
DPM - Plzen mesto
DPJ - Plzen jih
DPS - Plzen sever
DRO - Rokycany
DSO - Sokolov
DTA - Tachov
Northern Bohemia
ECL - Ceska Lipa
EDE - Decin
ECH - Chomutov
EJA - Jablonec n. Nisou
ELI - Liberec
ELT - Litomerice
ELO - Louny
EMO - Most
ETE - Teplice
EUL - Usti nad Labem
Eastern Bohemia
FHB - Havlickuv Brod
FHK - Hradec Kralove
FCR - Chrudim
FJI - Jicin
FNA - Nachod
FPA - Pardubice
FRK - Rychn n. Kneznou
FSE - Semily
FSV - Svitavy
FTR - Trutnov
FUO - Usti nad Orlici

OK2 / OL Districts

Southern Moravia
GBL - Blansko
GBM - Brno mesto
GBV - Brno venkov
GBR - Breclav
GHO - Hodonin
GJI - Jihlava
GKR - Kromeriz
GPR - Prostejov
GTR - Trebic
GUH - Uherske Hradiste
GVY - Vyskov
GZL - Zlin
GZN - Znojmo
GZS - Zdar nad Sazavou
Northern Moravia
HBR - Bruntal
HFM - Frydek - Mistek
HJE - Jesenik
HKA - Karvina
HNJ - Novy Jicin
HOL - Olomouc
HOP - Opava
HOS - Ostrava
HPR - Prerov
HSU - Sumperk
HVS - Vsetin

OM Districts

Bratislava, prefix OM1
BAA - Bratislava 1
BAB - Bratislava 2
BAC - Bratislava 3
BAD - Bratislava 4
BAE - Bratislava 5
MAL - Malacky
PEZ - Pezinok
SEN - Senec
Trnava, prefix OM2
TRN - Trnava
DST - Dunajska Streda
GAL - Galanta
HLO - Hlohovec
PIE - Piestany
SEA - Senica
SKA - Skalica
Trencin, prefix OM4
TNC - Trencin
BAN - Banovce n. Bebr.
ILA - Ilava
MYJ - Myjava
NMV - Nove Mesto n. Vah
PAR - Partizanske
PBY - Povazska Bystrica
PRI - Prievidza
PUC - Puchov
Nitra, prefix OM5
NIT - Nitra
KOM - Komarno
LVC - Levice
NZA - Nove Zamky
v SAL - Sala
TOP - Topolcany
ZMO - Zlate Moravce
Zilina, prefix OM6
ZIL - Zilina
BYT - Bytca
CAD - Cadca
DKU - Dolny Kubin
KNM - Kysucke N. Mesto
LMI - Liptovsky Mikulas
MAR - Martin
NAM - Namestovo
RUZ - Ruzomberok
TTE - Turcianske Teplice
TVR - Tvrdosin
Banska Bystrica, prefix OM7
BBY - Banska Bystrica
BRE - Brezno
DET - Detva
KRU - Krupina
LUC - Lucenec
POL - Poltar
REV - Revuca
RSO - Rimavska Sobota
VKR - Velky Krtis
ZVO - Zvolen
ZAR - Zarnovica
ZIH - Ziar nad Hronom
BST - Banska Stiavnica
Kosice, prefix OM8
KEA - Kosice 1
KEB - Kosice 2
KEC - Kosice 3
KED - Kosice 4
KEO - Kosice-okolie
GEL - Gelnica
MIC - Michalovce
ROZ - Roznava
SOB - Sobrance
SNV - Spisska Nova Ves
TRE - Trebisov
Presov, prefix OM0
PRE - Presov
BAR - Bardejov
HUM - Humenne
KEZ - Kezmarok
LEV - Levoca
POP - Poprad
SAB - Sabinov
SNI - Snina
SLU - Stara Lubovna
STR - Stropkov
SVI - Svidnik
VRT - Vranov nad Toplou
MED - Medzilaborce
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