PRO DIGI CONTEST (PDC)
start : Saturday, January 18, at 12:00
end: Sunday, January 19, at 11:59 UTC (24 hours)
bands: 80/40/20/15/10m ( Band segments allocated for the
working modes used in the contest will be used).
mode: FT, RTTY & BPSK63
(competitors can make qso's
in all 3 modes, but in this case they will send 2 contest logs
a log for qso's in
FT4 and another one for qso's in RTTY and BPSK63.
In the log with qsoes
in RTTY and BPSL63 on one band, a single qso with the same
station is scored regardless
of the working mode.
If two contest logs are sent, the final score will be the one
obtained by summing up the two logs).
MO, (All club stations and
SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80)
In the case of this contest, a competitor can participate in
only one category
reports nonmembers: RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
report members(M) : RST
+ abbreviation"M" (members of any DIGI-club) (E.g. 599 M for RTTY si
BPSK63 or 599 ME for FT4 )
scoring: 1p for QSO
with own DXCC
2p for QSO with another
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
prefix on each band, except all prefix from own DXCC
Logs deadline: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 23:59
UTC at email@example.com
preliminary scores: Monday,
Jan.27 until 10:00 UTC
Contestations are accepted
only on Jan.27 until 23:59 UTC
official results: Tuesday,
January 28, until 10:00 UTC.(or after resolving the appeals if
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Organized by PRO-DIGI-CONTEST-CLUB, Romania
Making radio QSOs with as
many stations as possible in digi-mode.
With the same station, only one valid QSO
can be made on each band.
2. Contest Period
Every year, the third full
weekend of January,
start Saturday at 12:00 UTC until Sunday
at 11:59:59 UTC. (24 hours)
80, 40, 20, 15 and
10meter, ( Band segments allocated for the
working modes used in the contest will be used).
5. Contest call
"TEST PDC" or "CQ PDC"
6. Entry Categories
= members of any digital mode club, multiband,
a single TX, any autorized power for this mode
= Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, High Power, (with a power of up
100 watts out).
Club stations or teams
cannot participate even in category M. If they do so,
they will be listed in the CheckLog (CL).
M category will transmit as follows:
For the RTTY and BPSK63
: RST +
(E.g. RST M ) and for
FT4: RST + ME (E.g. 599
If you submit the control in the form
above must participate in category M
and the log will specify the name of the digital mode
Club which also includes the
(not clubs of
other mode of working) and in the log will be entered e.g. CLUB: PDCC # 123.
- If you send the control in the form
of ex. 599 M means that you have opted
only for category M (Members) and you will
receive more bonus
points than competitors from other
In the contest log, the
control will be noted exactly as it is transmitted for example
: 599 M or 599 ME
- The members of the digi mode club are
not obliged to participate in the M category, but in
this case they will no longer send the abbreviation "M"
and will follow the
rules imposed on the category they have chosen.
- If you are not a member of a
digital mode club but want to participate in category M,
before the start of the contest you must
to become a member of a club
with specific digital modes. If you do not resolve, send me
an email asking you to become a member of the PDCC.
PRO DIGI CONTEST CLUB
(PDCC) was founded with one purpose, to facilitate
your participation if you wish in the M category of
examples of special clubs for digital modes)
MO = All club
stations, regardless of the number of operators (even
with a single operator) and well as the teams,
the same location
by several operators and using a single call sign on
all bands and the power is the one authorized for this
In all cases, a single
TX will be used. They can only participate in the MO category,
otherwise they will be included in the Check Log(CL)
MO station transmit RST
+ serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599
After making even a
single QSO on one band, MO category stations can make
another QSO on another band after at least 10 minutes.
For each time this
requirement of the rules is not respected, the respective
station will be penalized with 5% of the total score,
and the maximum penalty
can be 95% of the total score obtained. If a competitor loses all points by penalty, he
will be included in the CheckLog category.
transmitted RST + serial
number starting with
SOLP = Single
Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, (with a
power of up 50 watts out).
transmitted RST + serial
number starting with
= Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20,
SO40, SO80 .
It is transmitted RST
+ serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
= Short Wave Listeners, All bands
The same callsign may be logged once on
If the SWL log contains the
same callsign on a band more than once, the SWL station will be
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
(E.g 599 M for RTTY and BPSK63 and 599 ME for FT4.
Only in this format will the evaluation program grant the
See the imaginary logs below.
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 3 points
for a valid full QSO and 1 point for a QSO
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
The score on each log is represented by the
sum of the different validated prefixes,and the final score is
summing the scores obtained in the two logs
There is no multiplier for the SWL
It is not necessary to calculate the
score.This will done by the referee software.
after the publication of the results, the certificates in PDF
format will be found on the website of the contest at the
PDC RESULT ARCHIVE for
downloading and printing.
CLAIM and UBN file, please indicate in the Cabrillo log your
complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)
for information about all PRO CONTEST CLUB awards for
DO NOT SEND CONTEST LOG BEFORE
READING THE ROWS BELOW
Only electronic logs are accepted, files in
ASCII format, the Cabrillo format being preferred. Time is noted
Do not send the log as a
.ZIP, ADI,or .JPG file. The CheckLog will also comply with the
above requirements for cross-linking.
Competitors' email will contain the
attachment log.The Subject of the email with the contest
log will contain the code and category
. Ex. YO0WWW (SO-LP) .See
example The file name of the attached
log will only be in the form : YR0XXX.cbr or
The log must be sent only as an
attachment, not as text or other content within the email
In the header part of the electronic
log submission you MUST specify a category of entrance and the EMAIL
the full mail address in order to
CheckLogs 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!
If this is not mentioned, and the log
contains QSOs in multiple bands, the competitor will be moved to
the SOHP category.
Logs sent after the deadline will be
included in the NO LOG list and will not be verified.
The PDC uses full computer control to
verify each QSO. Prizes will be sent to the mailing address
specified in the Cabrillo log.
If the Cabrillo logo header does not
contain the EMAIL address and full name, the
competitor will not receive the CLAIM and UBN
and if the specified postal address
is incomplete or does not exist, will not receive the prize
In addition, M-category
competitors must indicate at the top of the Cabrillo log ,
CLUB: (specific to the DIGI club) with Member number
without which it cannot be included in the
Logs will be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
also follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
If after 72
hours (but not sooner) you have not received the CLAIM
file and you are not listed in the Received Logs list, please
send the log again
but this time to email@example.com
(If your code is in Received
logs but you have not received your CLAIM file, it means
that it has been returned to me and usually the same thing
will happen with the UBN file). Only
if you send a new corrected or completed log, the address
for this is firstname.lastname@example.org
The last day when you can
inform me that your call is not in the list of received logs
or there have been errors regarding the category in which you
were included is the Monday,
the 8th day after the end of the competition when the Provisional
Result is published.
Once the final result is published,
no further changes are made to the result unless there are
refereeing mistakes or non-compliance with the rules.
deadline for sending logs is Sunday, 7 (seven) days after
the end of the contest until 23:59 UTC
After this date, please do not
send the log because the activity of making the provisional
ranking has started
and pages for the net, and the
introduction of a new log implies the resumption of this
activity from the beginning.
Logs sent after the deadline will
be included in the NO LOG list and will not be verified.
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
Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for
PRO-DIGI-CONTEST 2024 Members category: M
RTTY and BPSK63 FT4
Cabrillo imaginary log for PRO-DIGI-CONTEST 2024 Non-Members
category: SO,MO RTTY
and BPSK63 FT4
The recommended program for
this contest is:
Logger + (PRO CW Contest in User Defined Contests
and is used in both PCC and PDC for BPSK63 and RTTY
Contest) for the FT4 contest with
Exch seting: DX for Non-members and
ME for Members. MSHV
program that can be set for this contest.
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 UBN report in case of:
- if the log is missing from the
correspondent the message is NoLog except for the
indicatives that exist in at least 15 logs received from
at least 5 different countries,
- 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
- if the Band or Mode in
entrant's log and other station's log differ QSO is removed from
- also competitors from any category get 0 (zero)
points are included in the Check Log (CL)
For cheating, imaginary loging and clear repetitive and
intentional violation of the contest rules.
If the SWL
log contains the same callsign in a band several times, the
SWL station will be disqualified.
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.
If your call is
not in Priovisional results, please let me know on the day of
its publication so that I can make the necessary correctios.
The final results will be
published on the site, Tuesday the 9th day after the contest.(or
after resolving the appeals if they exist)
of the referee are final.
The prizes for the PDC edition, will be sent
between February and April of each year.
The prizes intended for radio
amateurs from RUSSIA or BELARUS will be sent only if the
winning competitor communicates to me by
February 15th the
address of a friend who is domiciled in one of the
countries of the European Community to whom the prize can
In the past
editions, some of these prizes were returned, and others
15. Contest manager, referee and personal
sponsor is YO2RR .
21-Feb-2024 at 10:15 UTC