PRO CW CONTEST (PCC)
start : 2023 December 2,
end: 2023 December
3, 11:59:59 UTC
MO, (All club stations and teams)
: SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80
reports nonmembers: RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g.
report members: RST + serial number starting with
001 + /M (members of any CW-club) (E.g. 599 001/M)
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 CW club
6p bonus for QSO between two members CW club
multipliers: different prefix on each
band, except all prefix from own DXCC
logs deadline: Sunday, December 10 at
23:59 UTC at firstname.lastname@example.org
preliminary scores: Monday, December
11 up to 10:00 UTC
contestations: are accepted only
Monday, December 11 until 23:59 UTC
official results: Tuesday,
December 12, 2023 up to 10:00 UTC.(or after resolving
the appeals if they exist)
Decisions of the referee are final.
Contact and exchange QSO
information with as many stations as possible.
With the same station,
only one QSO is allowed per band.
2. Contest Period:
First full weekend
in December, Starts Saturday 12:00 UTC, ends Sunday
11:59 UTC. (24 hours)
3. Mode: CW
4. Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m ( 3.510
-3.560, 7.010 -7.060, 14.010 -14.060, 21,010-21,060, 28.010
is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;
5. Contest call: "TEST PCC" or "CQ PCC"
6. Entry Categories:
members of any special CW club, multiband, a single TX, any
authorized power for this mode
It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with
001 + /M (E.g. 599 001/M).
you submit the control in the form above
must participate in category M (Members).
registered in category M can participate only in this
category, and in the Cabrillo log the name of the CW club
will be specified
which includes the
membership number (not clubs of other ways of working) and
in the log will be entered e.g. CLUB: PCCC # 55
- The members of the
CW clubs 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 CW club but you want to participate in
category M, before the start of the competition you must
to become a member of
a telegraphy club. If you do not resolve, send me an email
asking you to become a member of the
This club was founded with one purpose, to
facilitate your participation if you wish in the M
category of the PCC.
- Please do the same if
you sent for example the control 599 001/M but in the
head of the Cabrillo log you did not specify a club
CW of which you are a
member, in order to be included in the MEMBERS category
ranking (M). If you do not proceed in this way
your log will be included in
the Check Log (CL) category.
= All club stations, regardless of the number of operators
(even with a single operator) and teams, only multiband, a
TX operated from the same
location and using a single callsign on all bands and the
power is the one authorized for this mode.
It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001
(E.g. 599 001)
MO station must remain the same
band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact on
that band (RUNNING station).
= Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, High
Power, any authorized power for
It is transmitted RST
+ serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
Competitors who have made at least 120 valid QSOs can also opt for the second category,
this being SO-SB provided that in this
make at least 60 valid
QSOs, . If,
as a result of the arbitration, it is found that these two
conditions have not been met, the respective
competitor will be
included in the ranking only to SO-HP
= Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power,
( up to 100 W ).
It is transmitted RST
+ serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
Competitors who have
made at least 120
valid QSOs can also opt for the second category, this
being SO-SB provided that in this
make at least 60
valid QSOs, or in the SO-LP or SO-HP categories if it has a
total of at least 120 valid QSOs.
If, as a result of the arbitration, it is found that these
two conditions have not been met, the respective competitor will
in the ranking only to
= Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15,
SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized power for this
It is transmitted RST +
serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599
Competitors whose log contains at
least 120 valid QSOs can opt for the second category,
also an SO-SB provided that in each
between the two categories to make at
least 60 valid
QSOs or in the SO-LP or SO-HP categories if it has a total
of at least 120 valid QSOs.
If, as a result of the arbitration,
it is found that these two conditions have not been met, the
respective competitor will be included in the ranking only
to a category.
SWL = Short Wave
Listeners, All bands
logging of one station only the callsign of the second station
count 1 point.
of both sides of a QSO - 3 points. There is no multiplier.
callsign may be logged once on each band.
If the SWL
log contains the same callsign on a band in more than 3 QSOs,
the SWL station will be disqualified.
7. Contest Exchange:
should send RST report + serial number, starting
with 001 for the first contact. E.g. 599 001
Members of any
CW club, send RST + serial number +
/M ( E.g 599 001/M ).
Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 001/M.
with own DXCC country: 1 point;
For QSO with
another DXCC country: 2 points;
QSO with CW-club members (M category), non-members
receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
between two CW-Club members (M category), they
receive: 6 points extra-bonus.
is awarded 3 points for a valid full QSO and 1 point
for a QSO incomplete.
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.
score is the result of the total QSO points on all bands
multiplied with the sum of multipliers on all bands.
no multiplier for SWL category
No need to calculate the score.This will done
by the referee software.
prizes, CLAIM and UBN file, please indicate in the Cabrillo log
your complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)
certificates will be put on the PCC contest web site (Results)
as PDF files for downloading and printing (Soon).
Click here for
information about all PRO CONTEST CLUB awards for
electronic logs, Cabrillo format. Times must be in UTC.
Regardless of the number of categories of
participation, please send only one Cabrillo log.
All sent and
received exchanges are to be logged. PCC will be made with total
computerized control followed by each QSO
analysis. All SO category entrants must clearly indicate
the category power in the Cabrillo log. If no power category
in the log and there are QSO's in several bands, the competitors
will be automatically moved to SO-HP category.
The subject line of your email entry must include your
callsign and category or categories.
YP0ZZZ (M) or YO0WWW (SO-HP & SO40). See
file name of the attached log will only be in the
form : YR0XXX.cbr or YO0YYY.log
participants for two categories will send only one log .
In the e-mail of your log, please send the file as attachement.
The log must
be sent only as an attachment, not as text or other content
within the e-mail message.
header part of the electronic log submission you MUST specify a
category of entrance and the EMAIL address and
mail address in order to receive prizes.
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!
prizes and trophies will be sent to the home address indicated in
the Cabrillo log. If the Cabrillo log header
cantain the EMAIL address and full name the
competitor will not receive the CLAIM and UBN
In the case of
the competitors from category M, they will indicate in
the Cabrillo head the obligatory CLUB (specific to the CW
membership number without which it cannot be included in
Logs will be sent to: email@example.com.
Please also follow the RECEIVED LOGS page.
If after 72
hours (but not sooner) you have not received your CLAIM
file, please send the log again to firstname.lastname@example.org
you send a new log corrected or completed the address for
it is email@example.com
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
are contacts made with the same station on the same band. If the
first contact between stations is valid, dupes
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.
Cabrillo imaginary log for CW-Club members (M
Cabrillo imaginary log for Non-members category: PCC!!!
Free Contest software that the PRO CW Contest
Loger+ (using the PRO-CW-Contest module in USER
use any contest program for CW mode, but do not forget to enter
in the Cabrillo file, the name of the contest (PCC)
and the abbreviations /M when it's the case,
otherwise you lose points. It is not necessary to declare
competitor opts for a category to which the rules do not allow,
the referee has the right to change the category according
not counted and ara excluded from the UBN report in case
- if the log is missing from the
correspondent the message is NoLog except for the
indicatives that exist in at least 10 logs received
from at least 3 different countries,
- if the QSO is not
confirmed in the correspondent's log or the difference between
the log times exceeds 3 minutes the message is
- if there are errors
in the callsign or the serial number changed, the link will be
canceled and the message is BadCallsign or
if the Band
or Mode differ from the correspondent's log, the QSO will
- if the competitors
from the MO category do not respect the 10 minutes
on a dand,
- competitors who
obtain 0 (zero) points are included in the Check Log (CL)
For cheating, imaginary loging and
clear repetitive and intentional violation of the contest
If the SWL log contains the same callsign on a band in
more than 3 QSOs, the SWL station will be disqualified.
14.The Result of the
results appears on the site http://www.procontestclub.ro ,
on the morning of Monday,
the 8th day after the contest.
Appeals regarding the provisional
ranking are accepted only on Monday, on the day of its posting
on the site until 23:59 UTC.
Every competitor who send the electronic log and entered their own
EMAIL address will receive personal UBN-list, containing
of the competitors
and the list of stations from which we have not
results will be published on the site, on the second Tuesday
after the contest until 10:00UTC (or after resolving the appeals if they
of the referee are final.
will be send once in two to three monts after the contest at the
addresses specified in the Cabrillo log.
(Prizes destined for RUSSIA or
UKRAINE will be shipped when the situation allows. In the last
edition, some returned and others were lost).
15. Contest manager, referee
and sponsor is YO2RR..
Last update: 16-June-2023 at 05:04 UTC