PRO DIGI CONTEST (PDC)  2022                                              
                                                           4nd edition                                  
                                             RULES SUMMARY

                          
start : Saturday,January 21,2022 at 12:00 UTC
                                    end: Sunday,January 22, 2022 at 11:59 UTC (24 hours)
                                bands: 80/40/20/15/10m
                               modes: BPSK63 (in 2023)
                         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(M) : 
RST + serial number starting with 001 + /M (members of any DIGI-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 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. 29 at 23:59 UTC at digi@procontestclub.ro

                                    
  preliminary scores: Monday, Jan.30 until 10:00 UTC
                            Contestations are accepted only on Jan.30 until 23:59 UTC
                                              official results: Jan.31, 2023 until 10:00 UTC.
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                 Organized by PRO-DIGI-CONTEST-CLUB, Romania
   .
 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

     BPSK63  (In 2023)                
 

  4. Bands
     80, 40, 20, 15 si 10meter,  in the segments recommended by the IARU for this mode. 
    - it is allowed to transmit only one signal at any given time;

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

      M     = members of any digital mode club, multiband, a single TX, any autorized 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),

      and the
Cabrillo log will specify the name of the digital mode Club
which also includes the membership number
      (not clubs of other mode of working)
and in the log will be entered e.g. CLUB: PDCC # 2.
  
   
- If you send the control in the form of ex.599 001 /M you must participate in category M (Members).
    - 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.
     -
Please do the same if you sent the control 599 001 /M but at the head of the Cabrillo log you did not specify a digi mode club
       of which you are a member, in order to be included in the ranking of the MEMBERS category (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, All band only,
                    any authorized power for this mode.
                   
It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
     Club stations with one or more operators, regardless of the number of QSOs made, or power can only participate in the MO category.

    
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 120 valid QSOs can also 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 in the first category indicated by him in the email with the log.


    
SO-HP Single 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 in the first category indicated by him in the email with the log.
                               
           

   
      SO-LP 
Single Operator, All bands, Single TX, Low Power, ( up to 50 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 in the first category indicated by him in the email with the log.
                               
 
                            

      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 120 valid QSOs can also 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 in the first category indicated by him in the email with the log.
                               
 

    MO      = All club stations,  regardless of the number of operators and teams, only multiband, a single TX, All band only,
                    any authorized power for this mode.
                   
It is transmitted RST + serial number starting with 001 (E.g. 599 001)
     Club stations with one or more operators, regardless of the number of QSOs made, or power can only participate in the MO category.
    
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 digital mode club, multiband, a single TX, any autorized 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),

       and the
Cabrillo log will specify the name of the digital mode Club
which also includes the membership number
       (not clubs of other mode of working)
and in the log will be entered e.g. CLUB: PDCC # 2.
  
    
- If you send the control in the form of ex.599 001 /M you must participate in category M (Members).
     - 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.
     -
Please do the same if you sent the control 599 001 /M but at the head of the Cabrillo log you did not specify a digi mode club
       of which you are a member, in order to be included in the ranking of the MEMBERS category (M). If you do not proceed in this way your log
       will be included in the Check Log (CL) 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.
      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. 599 001
      Members of any digi-clubs, send RST  ME (E.g 599 001 /M).
      In the Cabrillo log please use following syntax : 599 001 /M. (with a free space betwen 001 and abbreviation /M)
      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 3 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 the SWL category.

     It is not necessary 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
       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 in UTC.
       Do not send the log as a .ZIP,ADI,TXT, or .DOC file. The CHECK LOG will also comply with the above requirements for cross-linking.
       Competitors' email will contain the attachment log. Regardless of the number of categories in which you participated, only one contest log
       will be sent, which will contain the call sign and the category for which it was chosen. Ex. YO0WWW (SO-LP) .

       The file name of the attached log will only be in the form : YR0XXX.cbr or YO0YYY.log  
       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 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!
       If this is not mentioned, and the log contains QSOs in multiple bands, the competitor will be moved to the SO-HP 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 files,
      and if  the specified postal address is incomplete or does not exist, will not receive the prize obtained.
      In addition, M-category competitors must indicate at the top of the Cabrillo log , CLUB: (specific to the DIGI club) with NR.de Member
      without which it cannot be included in the ranking.
      Logs will be sent to: digi@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 digi-contest@yo2rr.ro
      If you send a new log corrected or completed the address for it is corrected-logs@procontestclub.r
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      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.

      Logs sent after the deadline will be included in the NO LOG list and will not be verified.

 
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 Digi Mode Clubs:

    START-OF-LOG: 2.0
    ARRL-SECTION: DX
    CALLSIGN: YO2KHK
    CLUB: PDCC #55
    CONTEST: PDC
    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: M
    CLAIMED-SCORE:
    OPERATORS:
     NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    ADDRESS:

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

    QSO:   7031 PM 2022-01-15 1605 YO2KHK         599 /ME       HG0YYY                  599 /ME       
    QSO: 28023 PM 2022-12-16 1016 YO2KHK         599 /ME       DL0XXX                    599  008
    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 PM 2022-12-15 1623 YP0YYY         599  0001         YO2KHK          599 /ME   
    QSO: 14024 PM 2022-12-16 1025 YP0YYY         599  0002          S50ZZZ            599 0021
    END-OF-LOG   

     The recommended program for this contest is:
    - N1MM Logger + (PRO CW Contest in User Defined Contests and is used in both PCC and PDC for RTTY and PSK contests.
   -  MSHV (PRO DIGI Contest)  for the FT4 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.
        
    
  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 UBN report in case of,
      - if the referee does not receive a Log report from a correspondent: (NoLog) except for stations whose call sign exists in at least 5 received logs,
      - 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,
      - 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. 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
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Last update: 01-February-2022 at 12:50 UTC    YO2RR