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Portuguese Navy Day Contest - 2017

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Portuguese Navy Day Contest - 2017
CQ
RULES

The “Portuguese Navy Day Contest” is a Contest of International nature held annually in May and we are looking forward to having a lot of participation.
It is part of Portuguese Navy Day celebrations which celebrate the arrival of the Armada of Vasco da Gama at India.
The contest is open to all radio amateurs and SWL according to the rules.

DATES
The Contest takes place on 13th May 11.00 UTC 2017 to 20th May 23.00 UTC 2017. (8 days)

BANDS
10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters, within the segments and frequencies recommended by IARU for Contests.

MODES
CW, SSB, Digitals (PSK31 and RTTY) and Mixed.
Mixed mode: any combination of each mode.
Each player should write down if will participate in mixed mode or any individual mode.

CATEGORIES
Only single operator except the special station CS5NRA which will be multi-operator;

CALL
CQ CDM TEST

EXCHANGE
a) NRA Club members and Naval Sister Societies: Send RST and his or her Club member (i.e. 599 PN20);
b) No Club members or no Naval Sister Societies: Send RST and sequential numbering starting at 001 (ie 599 001)
c) Players are to use a unique numerical sequence for the whole contest, regardless of operation mode;

Each station worked once by day, by band and by mode.         

POINTS
a) Contacts with CS5NRA worth 5 points only once per band and mode;
b) Contacts with stations held by members of the NRA worth 3 points only once per band and mode;
c) Contacts with stations held by sisters members of the NRA worth 2 points only once per band and mode;
d) Contacts with other stations worth 1 point only once per band and mode.

QSO’s VALIDATION
A QSO without an entry in a log will not be valid.

Short Title

Sister Naval Societies

ID # Prefix

BMARS

Belgian Maritime Amateur Radio Society:

BM

MFCA

Marine Funker Club Austria:

CA

FNARS

Finnish Naval Amateur Radio Society:

FN

INORC

Italian "Navy Old Rhythmers Club":

IN

MARAC

Marine Amateur Radio Club Netherlands:

MA

MF

Marinefunker-Runde e.V.:

MF

ARMI

Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani:

MI

RNARS

Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society:

RN

YO-MARC

Romanian Marine Radio Amateur Club:

YO

NRA

Núcleo de Radio Amadores da Armada Portugal:

PN

MULTIPLIERS
a) Contacts with CS5NRA counts as a multiplier only once per band and mode;
b) Contacts with stations held by members of the NRA counts as multiplier only once per band and mode;

FINAL SCORES
Sum of points multiplied by sum of multipliers.

TROPHYS
A trophy is awarded to the highest score in each mode;
a) CW - The player is entitled to Trophy since he or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
b) SSB -  The player is entitled to Trophy since he or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
c) MIXED - The player is entitled to Trophy since her or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
d) Digitals - The player is entitled to Trophy Diplom since he or she log at least 25 valid contacts;

DIPLOMAS
a) CW - The player is entitled to Diploma since he or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
b) SSB -  The player is entitled to Diploma since he or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
c) MIXED - The player is entetled to Diploma since he or she log at least 50 valid contacts;
d) Digitals - The player is entitled to Diploma since he or she log at least 25 valid contacts;
e) SWL - The player is entitled to Diploma since her or she log at least 50 valid contacts, regardless of mode.


CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION
a) All stations having not qualified for Trophy / Diploma, will be entitled to a Certificate of Participation since they have made a minimum of 10 valid contacts;
b) Participation Certificates and Diplomas undeliverable will be sent in PDF format via email to the player in accordance with this Regulation entitled thereto.

LOGS
a) Logs should have: Date and UTC time; Frequency (or band); call of the worked station; TX Exchange and RX Exchange;
b) An incorrect Log will be reclassified ad Checklog;
c) Time difference between entrant’s log and other station’s log must not exceed 3 min;
d) Logs have to include address for a possible delivery - see “ Delivery of Trophies and Diplomas” below;
e) Logs are to be sent to contest@nra.pt up to 4th of June 23.00 UTC 2017;
f) Only formats (.TXT, XLS or Cabrillo will be accepted;
g) Write down if will participate in mixed mode or any individual mode, ie: CT1CZT_CW.ext, CT1EHK_MISTO.ext, CT1CLO_DIG.ext, CT7AHW_SSB.ext;
h) Logs will be confirmed through e-mail;
i) Logs received after 4th of June 2017 will be classified as Checklog;
j) Even though a log will not reach number of desired contacts will be welcome.

DOWNGRADING
Any participant station may be disqualified in case of violation or unsportsmanlike conduct.

CLARIFICATIONS
In case of any problem/doubt be free to email us to nra@nra.pt or have a look at our website at “www.nra.pt”;

DELIVERY OF TROPHIES AND DIPLOMAS
Trophies and Diplomas will be handed out in a proper ceremony or will be sent by mail per request, all mail expenses will be payed by the contesters.

FINALS
The participant unconditionally accepts the rules laid down in this Regulation. In case of doubts, they will be judged by the Contest Organization and decisions will be irrevocable.

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