PRO DIGI CONTEST (PDC)  2022                                              
                                                                                  3nd edition                                  
                                                        RULES SUMMARY

                                  start : January 15,2022 at 12:00 UTC
                                    end: January 16, 2022 at 11:59 UTC (24 hours)
                                bands: 80/40/20/15/10m
                               modes: FT4 (in 2022)
                         categories: SO-LP
                                             SO-HP
                                             SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80
                                             MO
                                             M
                                             CL
                                             SWL
       reports nonmembers: RST + QSO number (E.g. 599 0001)
       report members(M) : RST + ME (E.g. 599 ME )
                      scoring: 1p for QSO with own DXCC
                                     2p for QSO with another DXCC                                            
                                 2p bonus for a non-member in the case of a QSO with a member Digi club
                                     6p bonus for QSO between two members of any Digi clubs 
                         multipliers: different prefix on each band, except all prefix from own DXCC
                               Logs deadline: Sunday, Jan. 23 at 23:59 UTC at digi-contest@yo2rr.ro
                                       preliminary scores: Monday, Jan.24 until 10:00 UTC
                            Contestations are accepted only on Jan.24 until 23:59 UTC
                                              official results: Jan.25, 2022.
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                                             Organized by PRO-DIGI-CLUB, Romania
                  The rules adapted to this mode of working are perfectible and I am waiting for your observations for its improvement.
 1. Object
     Contact and exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible in digi-mode.
     Any station may work any other station once per band.  

  2. Contest Period
      The third Saturday in January from 12:00 until Sunday 11:59:59 UTC. ( 24 hours )
    

  3. Mode
      FT4 (In 2022)                
 

   4. Bands
     80, 40, 20, 15 si 10m (Suggested frequencies for FT4 mode are: 3.576-3.589, 7.080-7.089, 14.080-14.089, 21.080-21.089, 28.080-28.089 MHz)
    - it is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;

  5. Contest call
    "CQ PDC"
     6. Entry Categories

   SO-HPSingle Operator, All bands, Single TX, High Power, ( exceeding 100 W ).
    
Competitors who have made at least 50 valid QSOs, can also opt for two categories, the second being SOSB provided that in each between
    the two categories to make at least 10 valid QSOs.
    If, following the arbitration, it is found that these two conditions have not been met, the respective competitor will be included in the first
    category indicated by him in the subject of the email
or in the head of the Cabrillo log. E.g. YO0XXX (SO-HP & SO40) category will be SO-HP.
                 
   SO-LP Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, ( up to 100 W ).
   
Competitors who have made at least 50 valid QSOs, can also opt for two categories, the second being SOSB provided that in each between
    the two categories to make at least 10 valid QSOs.
    If, following the arbitration, it is found that these two conditions have not been met, the respective competitor will be included in the first
    category indicated by him in the subject of the email
or in the head of the Cabrillo log. E.g. YO0XXX (SO-LP & SO40) category will be SO-LP.

   SO-QRP = Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, QRP, ( max. 5W out power and transmit Callsign/QRP ).
    
Competitors in this category cannot compete in the second category.

   SOSB    = Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized power.
    
Competitors who have made at least 50 valid QSOs, can also opt for two categories, provided that in each betwen the two categories to make
    at least 10 valid QSOs.
If, following the arbitration, it is found that these two conditions have not been met, the respective competitor will be included
    in the first category indicated by him in the subject of the email
or in the head of the Cabrillo log. E.g. YO0XXX (SO20 & SO40) category will be SO20.
 
   MO  = All club stations,  regardless of the number of operators and teams, only multiband, a single TX, All band only, any authorized power.
    Clubs  may participate only in the MO category. With a club callsign you can not participate in SO categories.
  
To be included in MO category, teams of at least 2 members must perform at least 50 valid QSOs, otherwise will be inclded in one of the SO categories
   and in ranking of this category will appear the first callsign from the list of operators in the team.
    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 Digi club, 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 Digi Club
   of which they belong and will transmit the control /M (E.g 599 001/M).
If you transmit the control in this form, only participate in the category M.
   
Members of Digi clubs are not required to participate in the M category, but in this case they will no longer submit the
   abbreviation /M and will  comply with the rules imposed on the category for which they opted.

   SWL         = Short Wave Listeners, All bands
  
Complete logging of one station only the callsign of the second station count 1 point.
  Complete logging of both sides of  a QSO - 3 points.
  The same callsign may be logged once on each band.
          


                        
 
7. Contest Exchange
   Non members should send RST report + serial number, starting with 0001 for the first contact. E.g. 599 0001
   Members of any Digi-Clubs, send RST + ME      E.g 599 ME .
   In the Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 /ME. (with a free space betwen 599 and abbreviation /ME)
   
Only in this format will the evaluation program grant the corresponding bonus.
    
See the imaginary logs below.

  8. Scoring   
  QSO Points: 
  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.

    Multiplier:
   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.   
 
  9. Prizes
    (For prize, please indicate in the Cabrillo log your complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)   
    All certificates will be put on the PDC contest web site (Results) as PDF files for downloading and printing.

   Click here for information about all PRO CONTEST CLUB awards
        
10. Logs Instructions
    Only electronic logs, Cabrillo format. Times must be in UTC. 
     Regardless of the number of categories of participation, please send only one Cabrillo log. 
     Modes in Cabrillo file must be identified as follows: FT4
    All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. PDC will be made with total computerized control followed by each
    QSO computerized  analysis. All SO category entrants must clearly indicate the category in the Cabrillo log. 
    EMAIL: The subject line of your e-mail entry must include your callsign and category.
    e.g. Subject: YP0ZZZ (M)  or YO0WWW (SO-HP).
    The file name of the attached log will only be in the form : YR0XXX.cbr or YO0YYY.log  
    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 email 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. If the Cabrillo log header
    does not cantain the EMAIL address, the competitor will not receive the CLAIM and UBN files.
    LOG SUBMISSION Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format by e-mail to: digi-contest@yo2rr.ro
     Logs must received not later than 7 (seven) days, first Sunday, after the contest end until 23:59 UTC .
     A confirmation will be sent to each entrant. Please follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
     Backup email: nelu@yo2rr.ro (use backup e-mail only in case you don't get a reply message in more than 48 hours)

 
11.Dupes       
      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:

    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
    ARRL-SECTION: DX
    CALLSIGN: YO0ZZZ
    CLUB: DMC
    CONTEST: PDC
    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: M
    CLAIMED-SCORE:
    OPERATORS:
   
  NAME:
    ADDRESS:

    ADDRESS:

     ADDRESS:
    ADDRESS:
    EMAIL:
    CREATED-BY: VSHV Version 2.54

    QSO:   7031 FT4 2022-01-15 1605 YO0ZZZ         599 /ME       HG0YYY                  599 /ME       
    QSO: 28023 FT4 2022-12-16 1016 YO0ZZZ         599 /ME       DL0XXX                    599  0008
    END-OF-LOG

   Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for NON-MEMBERS category:    

    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
    ARRL-SECTION: DX
    CALLSIGN: YP0YYY
    CLUB: 
    CONTEST: PDC
    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SO-LP
    CLAIMED-SCORE:
    OPERATORS: YO0YYY
    NAME:
  First & Last Name
    ADDRESS: 
    ADDRESS: 
    ADDRESS: 
    ADDRESS: 
    EMAIL:
    CREATED-BY: MSHV Version 2.54

    QSO:   3512 FT4 2022-12-15 1623 YP0YYY         599  0001          RA0XXX            599 /ME   
    QSO: 14024 FT4 2022-12-16 1025 YP0YYY         599  0002          S50ZZZ            599 0021
    END-OF-LOG   

     The recommended program for this contest is:
   - MSHV (PRO DIGI Contest)
     It also works:
   - WSJT-X (RTTY RU with Exch: DX for non-members and ME for Members(M)
     or another program that can be set for this contest.
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  12. Arbitration     
     If a competitor opts for a category to which the rules do not allow, the referee has the right to change the category according
     to the regulation.    
      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 or the difference between the times in the logs exceeds 3 minutes (NotInLog);
   - if there are miscounts in exchange numbers and callsigns, QSO is removed (Bad callsign, receive error);
   - if QSO bands or modes in entrant's log and other station's log differ QSO is removed from both operators;.
   - if the category is MO operator did not respect the 10 minutes on a band.

  13. Disqualification
   For cheating, imaginary loging and clear repetitive and intentional violation of the contest rules.
   
  14. Results
  The Provisional results appears at www.procontestclub.ro on the morning of Monday, the 8th day after the contest.
  The appeals regarding the provisional ranking are accepted only on Monday, on the day of its posting on the site until 23:59 UTC.
  Every participant who sends his electronic log will receive personal UBN-list, containing the mistakes of the competitors
  and the list of stations from which we have not received log.
  The final results will be published on the site, on Tuesday the 9th day after the contest. Decisions of the referee are final.
   prizes for PCC, PDC and PCC & PDC  are sent betwen February and March at the addresses specified in the Cabrillo log.

   
15. Contest manager, referee and sponsor is YO2RR
.
    
                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                          22.03.2021  YO2RR