PRO CW CONTEST (PCC) 2022                                                                          
                                                              
21th edition                                      
                                         RULES SUMMARY
                               
  start : December 3,  12:00 UTC 
                                           end: December 4,  11:59:59 UTC
                                       bands: 80/40/20/15/10m
                                      modes: CW
                                categories: SO-HP, SO-LP,
                                                   SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80
                                                   MO
                                                   M
                                                   CL
                                                   SWL
                      reports nonmembers: RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
                              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 11 at 23:59 UTC at cw@procontestclub.ro
                          preliminary scores:  Monday, December 12 up to 10:00 UTC
                            Contestations are accepted only Monday, December 12 until 23:59 UTC
                                  official results: Tuesday, December 13 2022.

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                                             Organized by PRO-CW-CONTEST-CLUB, Romania

                  1. Object
                     
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
                     
Only CW          

                4. Bands
                     10, 15, 20, 40 si 80m ( 28,010-28,060; 21,010-21,060; 14,010-14,060; 7,010-7,040; 3,510-3,560).
                                       - it is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;
                  5. Contest call

                    "TEST PCC" or "CQ PCC"

   
                  6. Entry Categories
        
                  M = 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).
                  If you submit the control in the form above must participate in category M (Members).

                 
Competitors 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 PCCC.
                -
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.
 
     

                 
MO  = All club stations, regardless of the number of operators and teams, only multiband, a single TX,
                  any authorized power for this mode.
     
                  It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
                  Clubs  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).
   

                  SOSB  = Single Operator Single Band : SO10, SO15, SO20, SO40, SO80 any authorized power for this mode.       
                  It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
                  Competitors whose log contains at least 80 valid QSOs can opt for the second category, also an SOSB provided that in each
                  between the two categories to make at least 40 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.
    
    
       

                  SO-HPSingle Operator, All bands, Single TX, High Power, any authorized power for this mode. 
                  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 SOSB provided that in this
                  make at least 40 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.
               

                 SO-LP 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 SOSB provided that in this
                 make at least 40 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 first category.
          

                 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. There is no multiplier.
                 The same callsign may be logged once on each band.          
 
                 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 CW club, send RST + serial number + /M      E.g 599 001 /M .
                 In the Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 001 /M.

  
                  8. Scoring   
                  QSO Points: 
                  For QSO with own DXCC country: 1 point;
                  For QSO with another DXCC country: 2 points;
                  For QSO with CW-club members (M category), non-members receive : 2 points extra-bonus;
                  For QSO between two CW-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.
                 There is no multiplier for SWL category

                 No need to calculate the score.This will done by the referee software.   
 
                 9. Prizes
                
(For prizes, CLAIM and UBN file, please indicate in the Cabrillo log your complete MAIL and EMAIL address.)   
                 All 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

               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. 
                 All sent and received exchanges are to be logged. PCC will be made with total computerized control followed by each QSO
                 computerized analysis. 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.
                 EMAIL: The subject line of your email entry must include your callsign and category or categories.
                 e.g. Subject: YP0ZZZ (M)  or YO0WWW (SO-HP & SO40).
                 The file name of the attached log will only be in the form : YR0XXX.cbr or YO0YYY.log  
                 The 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.
                 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 prizes.
                 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 and full name the competitor will not receive the CLAIM and UBN files.   

                In the case of the competitors from category M, they will indicate in the Cabrillo head the obligatory CLUB (specific to the CW club)
                with membership number
without which it cannot be included in the ranking.
 
               
Logs will be sent to: cw@procontestclub.ro. 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 cw-contest@yo2rr.ro
                If you send a new log corrected or completed the address for it is corrected_logs@procontestclub.r
o
               The 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.
    
    
               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 CW-Club members (M category):

                  START-OF-LOG: 2.0
               ARRL-SECTION: DX
               CALLSIGN: YO2KHK
               CLUB: PCCC #2
               CONTEST: PCC
               CATEGORY: M
               CLAIMED-SCORE:
               OPERATORS:
               NAME:  First & Last Name
               ADDRESS:  Street and number
               ADDRESS:  City / Town
               ADDRESS:  Zip-code
               ADDRESS:  Country
               EMAIL: .....@............
               CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V14.9.0

               QSO:   7031 CW 2021-12-05 1605 YO2KHK         599  001 /M       DL0ZZZ                   599  002 /M       
               QSO: 28023 CW 2021-12-05 1616 YO2KHK         599  002 /M       PA0XXX/QRP         599  008
               END-OF-LOG

               Sample of Cabrillo imaginary log for Non-members category:    

               START-OF-LOG: 2.0
               ARRL-SECTION: DX
               CALLSIGN: LZ0YYY/QRP
               CLUB: 
               CONTEST: PCC
               CATEGORY: SO-LP
               OPERATORS:
               NAME:  First & Last Name
               ADDRESS:  Street and number
               ADDRESS:  City / Town
               ADDRESS:  Zip-code
               ADDRESS:  Country
               EMAIL: ...@.......
               CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4372.0

               QSO:   3512 CW 2021-12-05 1623 LZ0YYY         599  001          YO2KHK          599  023 /M   
               QSO: 14024 CW 2021-12-05 1625 LZ0YYY         599  002          HG0ZZZ            599  021
               END-OF-LOG   

               Free Contest software that the PRO CW Contest supports: 
               N1MM Loger+ (using the PRO-CW-Contest module in USER DEFINED CONTESTS) 
   

               TR4W  and DXLog                                                                

              You can 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 the score.

              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 ara excluded from the UBN report in case of: 

            - if the log is not received from the correspondent the message is NoLog, except for stations whose call sign exists in at least 5 received logs,
            - The QSO is not confirmed in the correspondent's log or the difference between the log times exceeds 3 minutes the message is NotInLog,

            - if there are errors in the callsign or the serial number changed, the link will be canceled and the message is BadCallsign or ReceiveError,
              if the tapes or working mode differ from the correspondent's log, the QSO will be canceled,
            - 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) category.

             13. Disqualification
            For cheating, imaginary loging and clear repetitive and intentional violation of the contest rules,
   
 
             14.The Result of the contest
             The Provisional 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 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 the second Tuesday after the contest and decisions of the referee are final.
               All prizes will be send once in two to three monts after the contest at the addresses specified in the Cabrillo log.

           15. Contest manager, referee and sponsor is YO2RR..                                                                                                                    

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