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AGCW VHF/UHF Contest    

valid from 28 September 2019


I. Target

Increase CW activity on the VHF/UHF bands. All radio amateurs can participate.

II. Dates

Annually on the 1st of January, on the 3rd Saturday in March, on the 3rd Saturday in June and on the 4th Saturday in September, respectively

from 1400 to 1700 UTC at 2m and

from 1700 to 1800 UTC to 70cm .

Next dates:

09/28/2019

01/01/2020

03/21/2020

06/13/2020

09/26/2020

III. Frequencies

144,025 – 144,150MHz

432,025 – 432,150MHz

IV. Classes of participation

A: up to 5 watts output

B: more than 5 to 50W output

C: more than 50W output

During a contest section, neither class nor location may be changed.

V. Operation

Only CW (A1A).

Only single operation is allowed . The use of decoders or reading software is not permitted.

CALL: CQ AGCW TEST

RAPPORT: RST and consecutive 3-digit QSO number

(from 001) / class / WW-Locator. The slashes are to be transmitted.. Example: 579001 / A / JO31XX

The participation of a club station is only valid if it is operated by a single operator. In this case, the operator uses only the club call sign throughout the entire contest.

VI. Rating

QRB POINTS: The distance bridged by each QSO counts 1 point per kilometer. ( According to IARU R1 rules point 10 scoring )

TOTAL POINTS: The sum of the QRB points gives the total points.

Error: Wrong locator or wrong call = QSO is deleted.

VII. Awards

Contest awards are issued to all participants as a PDF download.

With a minimum of 20 entries per band and operator certificates are issued. These are provided for download as a PDF file.

The list of previously achieved awards with certificates

VIII. Submission of entries

Not complete QSOs must appear in the log, but are not taken into account by the count. Each volume counts individually. For each band a log has to be created separately. Failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification.

The logs in REG1TEST format are uploaded to http://contest.agcw.de/vhfuhf .

The upload is open until the third Monday after the contest.

IX. Contest-Manager

Mario Fietz, DL4MFM
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X. Contest Website

http://contest.agcw.de/vhfuhf

XI. Loggingsoftware (Selection)

UcxLog
WinContest
TAC Log
(Linux, Windows, DOS)
RUMLog
https://dl2rum.de/rumsoft/RUMLog.html                                               
(mac OS X)