Seanet Contest

Contest Participants:   If you did not receive a confirmation of receipt for your submitted log,  Please re-submit your log.

The Organisers of the SEANET 2019 Convention invites all Radio Amateurs and Short Wave Listeners (SWL’s) to participate in the SEANET 2019 Contest. The Contest is associated with the 47th SEANET Convention to be held in Desaru Johor, MALAYSIA from the 14th till 17th of November 2019.

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:

To promote two-way amateur radio communications within the SEANET region and between the SEANET region and the rest of the world.

CONTEST TIME & DATE:

First full weekend in June of each year – for 24 Hours.

Starts 1200 UTC Saturday 1 June 2019 and Ends 1200 UTC Sunday 2 June 2019.

BANDS / FREQUENCIES:

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters (no WARC bands)

Frequencies: Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and station license but it is suggested that activity be centred around the following frequencies, if possible.

CW: 3525, 7025, 14025, 21025, 28025 (MHz)

SSB: 3540 (for Thailand) 3790, 7090, 14320, 21320, 28320 (MHz)

MODES:

CW and / or SSB, may be used.

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

SEANET Countries / Entity:

  1. Single operator CW
  2. Single operator SSB
  3. Single operator Mixed Mode
  4. Multi-operator single Transmitter Mixed Mode

Rest of the World:

  1. Single operator CW
  2. Single operator SSB
  3. Single operator Mixed Mode
  4. Multi-operator single Transmitter Mixed Mode

Only one signal may be transmitted at any one time.

SPECIAL SWL RULES:

Only stations taking part in the SEANET Contest (both stations identified) may be logged for scoring purposes by the SWL.

SWL From SEANET Entity - Log Submission Mixed Mode

SWL From Rest of the World - Log Submission Mixed Mode

SWL Logs should show in columns:

Date

Time

  Mode

Band

Callsign of "Station Heard",

complete exchange report sent by this station,

 

Callsign of station being worked,

 

a RS(T) report on "Station Heard" at SWLs QTH,

 

points and multiplier.

 

If both sides of a contest contact are heard, they may be claimed as separate stations and the callsigns have to appear in the "Station Heard" column. A station may only appear once per band as station heard. In the column "Station Worked" the same station may not be logged more than Five (5) times per band.

POWER INPUT:

As stipulated in the regulations governing the license of the transmitting station.

EXCHANGE:

RS(T) report plus serial number starting with 001 and increased by One (1) for each successive contact.

SCORING RULES:

SEANET stations may contact all stations.

Rest of the World Stations may only contact SEANET Stations.

SWL’s may Log in all Stations participating during the SEANET Contest.

For this contest, a SEANET Station is defined as one operating from the following DXCC Country / Entity:

4S, 4W, 8Q, 9M/DX0 (Spratly), 9M2, 9M6/8, 9N, 9V, A5, BS7, BV, BV9P, BY, DU, H4, HL/DS, HS/E2, JA, JD1/M, JD1/0, KH0, KH2, P2, P5, S2, T8, V6, V8, VK, VK9C, VK9X, VR2, VU, VU4, VU7, XU, XV/3W, XW, XX9, XY, YB.

SCORING:

Valid QSOs count 1 Point.

Only one contact is allowed on each band with the same station (not one contact on each mode).

MULTIPLIERS:

  1. SEANET Stations & SWL: Claim one multiplier for each DXCC entity worked on each band including those in the SEANET region and in their own country.
  2. Rest of the World Stations & SWL: Claim only one multiplier for each DXCC entities within the SEANET region (see the entity list above). Each multiplier counts once on each band and not mode. QSO points can be claimed for QSOs with the same station on different bands.

Score: Total number of QSO points multiplied by the total number of multipliers worked.

RESTRICTIONS:

  • Contacts on cross modes or cross bands will not count.
  • Operators are not allowed to transmit more than one signal at any one time.
  • Entries that contain errors or unmarked duplicates will receive a reduction of points.
  • Any contestant who uses methods contrary to the spirit of the contest may be subject to disqualification.
  • All stations may use Internet or Packet Cluster "Spotting". Multi-band, multi-operator stations must not use more than one transmitter / transceiver at the same time for contacts, except that a second receiver / transceiver may be used for "spotting" only. The "spotting" station must not transmit or make any kind of contact.
  • The decision of the SEANET contest organizers shall be final.

LOGS AND SUMMARY SHEETS:

Logs may be either hand-written or computerized and must contain a summary sheet that specifies the Category Entered.

 

Information required for each contact shall include:

Date

Time (UTC)

Band

Mode (CW / SSB)

Report Sent (RS[t])

 

Serial Number

Report Received (RS[t])

Serial Number

Claimed Multiplier

Remarks

Duplicates should be logged, but marked clearly as duplicates (“Dupes”) and scored at zero points.

Both hand-written and computerized logs must be accompanied by a Summary Sheet listing the number of claimed contacts and multipliers per band, the final score and a declaration that the station was operated within the terms of the station license and the rules and spirit of the contest.

Computer logs and Summary Sheets must be in ASCII (text) format including Cabrillo. Please do not send (.bin) files.

It is recommended that entries be made in any standard contest logging program in the ARRL DX contest mode and then scored manually. Manual scoring is simply the number of valid QSOs multiplied by the total number multipliers. Almost every contest logging program supports the ARRL DX Contest and using this contest format allows the received serial number to be easily logged in place of the received power level. If you do not already have a contest logging program you may download CT by K1EA free of charge from www.k1ea.com.

For N1MM logging program, the SEANET parameters can be downloaded under the User Defined Contests (UDC) section at their website (http://n1mm.hamdocs.com) and saved to your computer.

  • SEANETRTTY.udc – For SEANET Countries
  • SEANETRTTY2.udc – For Non-SEANET Countries (Once downloaded, then remove the "2" from the name).

Computer logs must be sent by e-mail to:      ken.kh9qj@gmail.com

Hand-written logs should be sent to:

SEANET CONTEST 2019,

P.O. Box 4628,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813,

U.S.A.

Entries should be received not later than 2 July 2019.

AWARDS:

A certificate will be awarded to the highest scoring entry in each category. If the level of entries warrants it, runner-up certificates will also be presented. Additional awards may be made at the discretion of the SEANET contest organizers.

The results will be announced at the SEANET 2019 convention and will be published on the SEANET 2019 website.

SEANET 2019 website: http://www.seanet2019.com/home

Find rules at: http://www.seanet2019.com/seanet-contest

 

Good Luck in the Contest!!

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47th SEANET CONTEST

Status: Active.
Mode: CW & SSB.
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands (no WARC bands).

Classes:

  • SEANET Countries - Single/Multi Op
  • Rest Of The World - Single/Multi Op
  • SWL From SEANET Countries & From Rest of the World

Exchange: RS(T) + Serial No 001.

Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO
Multipliers:

SEANET: Each DXCC country once per band
non-SEANET: Each SEANET DXCC country once per band
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

E-mail logs to:            ken.kh9qj@gmail.com

Mail logs to:                SEANET CONTEST 2019

                                   P.O. Box 4628,

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii 96813,

                                   U.S.A.

Logs due by: 2 July 2019.

Find rules at: http://www.seanet2019.com/seanet-contest

Future Dates (Year 2020).

1200 UTC, 6 Jun 2020 till 1200 UTC, 7 Jun 2020.