SEANET CONTEST 2011
The organisers of the SEANET Convention 2011 invite all radio amateurs
to participate in the SEANET 2011 Contest. This contest is associated
with the 39th annual SEANET Convention to be held in Bandar Seri
Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, over the period 17 to 20 November 2011.
1. PURPOSE OF CONTEST:
To promote two-way amateur radio communications within the SEANET
region and between the SEANET region and the rest of the world.
2. CONTEST TIMES & DATES:
From 1200UTC Saturday to 1200UTC Sunday on the first full
weekend in June each year. In 2011, the dates are:
Starts: 1200UTC on 4 June 2011,
Ends: 1200UTC on 5 June 2011 (duration 24 hours).
3. BANDS / FREQUENCIES:
80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre bands (no WARC bands).
Frequencies should be used as appropriate to the mode and
station licence but it is suggested that activity should be centred
around the following frequencies where possible, so that it is easy to
find SEANET Stations:
CW: 3525, 7025, 14025, 21025, 28025.
SSB: 3540 (for Thailand), 3790, 7090, 14320, 21320, 28320.
Only CW or SSB may be used.
5. ENTRY CATEGORIES:
5.1. Single operator (SEANET)
5.2. Multi-operator (SEANET)
5.3. Single operator (Rest of the World)
5.4. Multi-operator (Rest Bof the World).
Both single-operator and multi-operator stations may use any
or all bands (10 – 80m) and any or all modes (CW, SSB). All stations
may use Internet or Packet Cluster ‘spotting’. Any number of
transceivers or receivers may be used, but only one signal may be
transmitted at any one time (there is no ‘Multi-Two’ or ‘Multi-Multi’
6. POWER INPUT:
As stipulated in the regulations governing the licence of the station.
RS(T) report plus serial number starting with 001.
8. SCORING RULES:
SEANET Stations may contact Rest of the World stations and
SEANET Stations, including those within their own country.
Rest of the World stations may only contact SEANET Stations.
For the purpose of this contest a “SEANET Station” is defined
as one operating from the following DXCC entities:
4S, 4W, 8Q, 9M/DX0 (Spratly), 9M2, 9M6/8, 9N, 9V, A5, BS7, BV,
BV9P,BY, DU, H4, HL/DS, HS/E2, JA, JD1/M, JD1/O, KH0, KH2, P2, P5, S2,
T8, V6, V8, VK, VK9C, VK9X, VR2, VU, VU4, VU7, XU, XV/3W, XW, XX9, XY,
These are all the DXCC entities in CQ Zones 22, 24, 25, 26, 27,
28 and 29. Note: The definition of a SEANET Station is based on
its DXCC entity, not the CQ Zone, therefore VK stations located
in Zone 30 and BY stations located in Zone 23 also count as
multipliers. Not included as multipliers are Antarctica in Zone 29, or
other DXCC entities that happen to be in Zones 23 and 30.
All valid QSOs count 1 point per QSO.
Note: Only one contact is allowed on each band with the same station (not
one contact on each mode).
SEANET Stations claim one multiplier for each DXCC entity worked on
each band, including those in the SEANET region and in their own
Rest of the World stations can only claim multipliers for DXCC
entities within the SEANET region: see the entity list above.
Each multiplier counts once on each band (not mode).
The total number of QSO points multiplied by the total number of
Contacts on cross modes or cross bands will not count.
Operators are not allowed to transmit more than one signal at any one
Entries which contain errors or unmarked duplicates are liable to a
reduction of points.
Any entrant who uses methods contrary to the spirit of the contest may
be subject to disqualification.
The decision of the SEANET contest organisers shall be final.
11. ENTRIES, LOGS AND SUMMARY SHEETS:
Entries may be in the form of hand-written logs with a summary sheet
or, preferably, by computer log also with a summary sheet.
Information required for each claimed contact is:
Date Time (UTC) Band Mode (CW / SSB )
Report sent (RS[T])serial number Report received (RS[T]) serial
number Claimed multipliers.
Duplicate contacts should be logged but marked clearly as duplicates
(“Dupe”) and scored at zero points.
Both hand-written and computerised logs must be accompanied by a
Summary Sheet listing the claimed multipliers on each band, the number
of claimed contacts and multipliers per band, the final claimed score,
and a declaration that the station was operated within the terms of
the station licence and the rules and spirit of the contest.
Computer logs can be in any ASCII (text) format, including ‘Cabrillo’.
Please do not send binary (.bin) files. The Summary Sheet
should also be in ASCII / text format.
It is recommended that entries be made using any standard contest
logging program in ‘ARRL DX Contest’ mode as if you were a North
American station and then scored manually. Manual scoring
is very easy: it is simply the number of valid QSOs multiplied by the
total number of multipliers. Almost every contest logging program
supports the ARRL DX Contest and using this contest format allows the
received serial number to be easily logged in place of the received
power level. If you do not already have a contest logging program you
may download CT by K1EA free of charge from www.k1ea.com
Computer logs must be sent by e-mail by 31 July 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand-written logs should be sent by air-mail post to:
SEANET Contest 2011
Bandar Seri Begawan BE3978
Entries should be received not later than 31 July 2011.
A certificate will be awarded to the highest-scoring entry in each
category. If the level of entries warrants it, runner-up certificates
will also be presented. Additional awards may be made at the
discretion of the SEANET contest organisers. The results will be
announced at the SEANET 2011 Convention and will be published on the
SEANET 2011 website.