For amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.
Date and Contest Period:
Second weekend of March. Starts 12:00 UTC Saturday; runs through 12:00 UTC Sunday. (March 10 – 11 th 2018).
SSB: RS, plus CQ Zone of the station location (e.g. 59 13)
CW: RST, plus CQ Zone of the station location (e.g. 599 13)
Final score is result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of CQ zones and prefix multipliers.
QSO Points: stations may be contacted once on each mode. QSO points are based on the location of the station worked.
1. Contacts with South American stations count four (4) points.
2. Contacts with other DX stations outside own country, count two (2) points.
3. Contacts with Marine Mobile (/MM) or Aerial Mobile (/AM) count two (2) points.
4. Contacts with other DX stations same country count zero (0) points.
South American Stations
Multiplier: Different prefixes, plus CQ zones.
Maritime and Aerial Mobile stations: (/MM and /MA) would count as either as South American or DX station depending of the CQ Zone the station is operating from. Zones 9,10,11,12 and 13 are for South America, any other CQ Zones are considered DX.
Single Operator Categories:
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions. There is no limit on operating time. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSO finding assistance is permitted.
Multi Operator Category, Single transmitter:
More than one person performs all operating and logging functions. There is no limit on operating time. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSO finding assistance is permitted.
Entry submitted to assist with the log checking. The entry will not have a score in the results and the log will not be made public.
Awards: electronic certificates will be awarded to:
First-place electronic certificates will be awarded in each category , the highest score of the individual operator and multi station - operator (in each category) to:
Definitions of terms:
General rules for all entrants:
Electronic submission of logs is required for all entrants who use a computer to log the contest or prepare contest logs.
All entries must be sent WITHIN FIFTEEN (15) DAYS after the end of the contest. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log. Logs must be submitted no later than 23:59 UTC March 25, 2018.
The SA 10 meters Contest Committee is responsible for checking and adjudicating the contest entries.
Entrants are expected to follow the rules and best amateur radio practices. Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the Committee.
APPENDIX South American Prefixes list (32 countries):
CQ zone indicated within brackets
Falkland Island / Islas Malvinas:
Fernando de Noronha:
Juan Fernandez Islands:
Peter 1 Island:
San Felix & San Ambrosio:
South Georgia Island:
South Orkney Islands:
South Shetland Islands:
St. Peter & St. Paul:
Trindade & Martim Vaz:
Trinidad & Tobago:
CE9, AY1Z, AY2Z, AY3Z, AY4Z, AY5Z, AY6Z, AY7Z, AY8Z, AY9Z, LU1Z, LU2Z, LU3Z, LU4Z, LU5Z, LU6Z, LU7Z, LU8Z, LU9Z, LU/FT5YK, LU/GØHFX/Z … and lots more (see cty.dat)
AY, AZ, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, LO, LP, LQ, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LW
PP, PQ, PR, PS, PT, PU, PV, PW, PX, PY, ZV, ZW, ZX, ZY, ZZ
3G, CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, XQ, XR
5J, 5K, HJ, HK
3GØ, CAØ, CBØ, CCØ, CDØ, CEØ, XQØ, XRØ
PPØF, PQØF, PRØF, PSØF, PTØF, PUØF, PVØF, PWØF, PXØF, PYØF, PYØZ, ZVØF, ZWØF, ZXØF, ZYØF, ZYØZ, ZZØF, PPØR, PQØR, PRØR, PSØR, PTØR, PUØR, PVØR, PWØR, PXØR, PYØR, ZVØR, ZWØR, ZXØR, ZYØR, ZZØR
3GØZ, CAØZ, CBØZ, CCØZ, CDØZ, CEØI, CEØZ, XQØZ, XRØZ
4T, OA, OB, OC
3GØX, CAØX, CBØX, CCØX, CDØX, CEØX, XQØX, XRØX
PPØS, PQØS, PRØS, PSØS, PTØS, PUØS, PVØS, PWØS, PXØS, PYØS, ZVØS, ZWØS, ZXØS, ZYØS, ZZØS
PPØT, PQØT, PRØT, PSØT, PTØT, PUØT, PVØT, PWØT, PXØT, PYØT, ZVØT, ZWØT, ZXØT, ZYØT, ZZØT
CV, CW, CX
4M, YV, YW, YX, YY