RTTY 75 baud (In this edition)
SO-HP = Single Operator, All
bands, Single TX, High Power, ( exceeding 100 W ).
Competitors in category SO-HP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB .
SO-LP = Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, ( up to 100 W ).
Competitors in category SO-LP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB,.
SO-QRP = Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, QRP, ( max. 5W out power and Callsign/QRP ).
Competitors in category SO-QRP can participate in two categories, one being SOSB .
SOSB = Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized power.
Competitors in categories SOSB can participate in two categories.
Single-band entries are permitted to operate on other bands. Only QSOs on the claimed category-band give points.
MO = All club stations and team, (regardless of the number of operators) single TX, All band only, any authorized power.
Clubs and teams may participate only in the MO category. With a club callsign you can not participate in SO categories.
MO station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station).
M = members of any DigiMode-clubs, All bands only, Single TX, any authorized power (including members using QRP).
They can participate in each category but if they participate in category M in the Cabrillo log will specify the name of the DigiMode-Club
of which they belong and will transmit the control /M (E.g 599 001/M). Competitors from category M can only participate in this category.
Digital Clubs: BCS, DMC, EU PSK, FELD HELL, JARTS, OBC, PDC, PODXS 070 and other...
If some members of the DigiMode-Clubs want to participate in the non-members categories, they will not transmite the abrviation "/M".
SWL = Short Wave Listeners, All bands
Logs of SWL will contain the report received from both stations and may contain up to 3 times the same call in a band.
Regardless of the number of categories of participation, please send only one Cabrillo log.
SO station can change bands at any time.
MO station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact
on that band (RUNNING station).
All SO category entrants must clearly indicate the category power in the Cabrillo log. If no power category is mentioned in the log
and there are QSO's in several bands, the competitors will be automatically moved to SO-HP category.
For Trophy and Grand Trophy are is taken into account the log with the highest score and if both logs are SOSB categories,
score totals are provided to exceed 50.000 points.
7. Contest Exchange
Non members should send RST report + serial number, starting with 001 for the first contact. E.g. 599 001
Members of any Digi-Clubs,
send RST + serial
number/M E.g 599 001/M .
In the Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 001/M. (no space betwen control and abbreviation /M)
For QSO with own DXCC country: 1 point;
For QSO with another DXCC country: 2 points;
For QSO between DigiMode-Club members (M category) and non-members receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
For QSO between two DigiMode-Club members (M category), they receive: 6 points extra-bonus.
SWL category is awarded three points for a valid full QSO and 1 point for a QSO incomplete.
Each different prefix worked will count one (1) multiplier on each band, except all prefixes from own DXCC
country who do not count as a multiplier.
The final score is the result of the total QSO points on all bands multiplied with the sum of multipliers on all bands.
For SWL category there multiplier.
There is no need for you to calculate the score.This will done by the referee software.
Your output file should be named by
your callsign.log, i.e. YO2KHK.cbr or
The participants for two categories will send only one log with filenames: callsign.cbr or callsign.log.
i.e: YO8DOH.cbr .In the e-mail of your log, please send the file(s) as attachement.
The log must be sent only as an attachment, not as text or other content within the e-mail message.
In the header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a category of entrance and the EMAIL address and
the full mail address in order to receive PDC results, trophies, awards and certificates.
Check logs are very much appreciated, they are used for cross checking of all entries.Remarks: Contact is valid,
if a time difference in both logs does not exceed 3 minutes. Please don't forget to set your computer's clock before the Contest!
Awards, prizes and trophies will be sent to the home address indicated in the Cabrillo log.
LOG SUBMISSION Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Logs must received not later than four (4) days, first Thursday, after the contest end until 23:59 UTC .
A confirmation will be sent to each entrant. Please follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
Backup e-mail: email@example.com (use backup e-mail only in case you don't get a reply message in more than 24 hours)
Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band. If the first contact between stations is valid, dupes
have zero points value. If the first contact is not valid, second (dupe) contact is accepted. Dupe contacts are not penalized,
so DUPES should not be marked or deleted.
Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for Members DigiMode-Clubs:
NAME: Prenume & Nume
ADDRESS: Strada si Numar
ADDRESS: Codul postal
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ V1.0.7937
QSO: 7031 RY 2019-12-14 1605 YO2KHK
QSO: 28023 RY 2019-12-14 1616 YO2KHK 599 002/M YO4AAC/QRP 599 008
Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for NON-MEMBERS category:
NAME: First & Last Name
ADDRESS: Street and number
ADDRESS: City / Town
CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4372.0
QSO: 3512 RY 2019-12-14 1623 YO4AAC/QRP
QSO: 14024 RY 2019-12-15 1625 YO4AAC/QRP 599 002 SD5Z 599 021
If you use another contest cw program do not forget to enter
in the Cabrillo file, the name of the contest (PDC)
abbreviations /M when it's the case, otherwise you lose points.
QSOs are not counted and excluded from the report in case of:
- if the referee does not receive a Log report from a correspondent; (NoLog)
- if QSO is not confirmed by the Log report of the correspondent; (NotInLog)
- if there are miscounts in exchange numbers and callsigns, QSO is removed from both operators
(Bad callsign, receive error, partner error );
- if the time of QSO differs for more than 3 minutes QSO is removed from both operators (except systematic computer errors).
- if QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log differ QSO is removed from both operators (except systematic computer errors).
- if the category is MO operator did not respect the 10 minutes on a band.
15. Contest manager, referee and
sponsor is YO2RR .
Latest update 2019-10-06