Logs received / 2018



Rules

The  CQMM  DX  Contest  is  a  continuation  of  the  popular  and  successful  Manchester Mineira All America CW Contest, being  organized  and  established  by  the  CWJF Group  since  1993.  The  competition  was  initially  limited  to  stations in Brazil ( 1993 – 1996 ), later expanded to South America ( 1997 – 2006 ) and finally extended to the Americas ( 2007 – 2010 ).

From  2011,  it  becomes  an  international  competition  held  among  all  six  ( 6 )  continents.

The  Liga  de  Amadores  Brasileiros  de  Rádio  Emissão  ( LABRE ),  founded  on  February  2,  1934,  supports  the  contest  in  accordance  with  the  joint  efforts  of  Brazilian  Ham  Radio,  Clubs  and  Groups.

1 – OBJECTIVE :

a ) Promote unity and integration of all hams in the world;

b ) Promote conditions for obtaining 2 CWJF Awards and other awards that exist in Brazil;

c ) Promote the art of the CW among the amateurs, clubs and groups that practice this mode in the world.

The city of Juiz de Fora is so-called “Manchester Mineira” (The Manchester of the State of Minas Gerais) for being one of the most industrialized cities in Latin America.

2 – DATE AND PERIOD OF CONTEST :

2.1 ) It is held annually on 3rd full weekend of April.

2.2 ) Start: 1200 UTC, Saturday; End: 2359 UTC, Sunday.

3 – MODE & BANDS :

3.1 ) Mode: Only CW (A1A);

3.2 ) Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.

4 – CATEGORIES :

All categories below compete separately by continent: SA, NA, EU, AF, AS and OC.

4.1 ) M/S – Mult Operator, Single Transmitter, All Band ( HP / LP ) :

General settings :

– There is no limit on the number of operators. The station doesn’t need to be a Club or an Association, just to have more than one operator during the contest period.

– The main station can transmit at any time to CQ or respond to others CQs.

– The second station, called a “hunter” should seek new multipliers in a different band from the main station. Therefore, the signals in two different bands are allowed only if the hunter station is working a new multiplier.

– The “hunter” station cannot call CQ.

– The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.

– All antennas used must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.

 

New on 2018

– MO / ST / AB / HP – Multi Operator, Single Transmitter, All Band, High Power: the total power output shall not exceed 1,500 watts or limited to the maximum power output allowed by your license and/or the country in which you are operating from.

– MO / ST / AB / LP – Multi Operator, Single Transmitter, All Band, Low Power: the total power output shall not exceed 100 watts.

 

4.2 ) SO / AB – Single Operator, All Band ( HP, LP, QRP and YL ) :

General settings :

– Only the participant will perform all functions relating to transmitting, and listening e logging of contacts throughout the contest period. You may not use outside help to achieve any QSO.

– The participant may change bands without restrictions. Only one signal can be transmitted at any time on any band.

– The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.

– All antennas used must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.

Division by Power Output :

– SO / AB / HPSingle Operator, All Band, High Power: the total power output shall not exceed 1,500 watts or limited to the maximum power output allowed by your license and/or the country in which you are operating from.

– SO / AB / LPSingle Operator, All Band, Low Power: the total power output shall not exceed 100 watts.

4.3 ) SO / SB – Single Operator, Single Band ( HP / LP ) :

General settings :

– Only the participant will perform all functions relating to broadcasting, and listening to records of contacts throughout the contest period. You may not use outside help to achieve any QSO.

– The participant of the Single Band category can operate on all five bands, but it is mandatory to define in the log which band you are competing.

– QSOs made in more than one band should be included in the log, necessarily, to facilitate the process of cross checking, but the final score is only referring to the QSOs of the band chosen and reported in the submitted log. Other contacts will be considered check-log.

– The participant may change bands without restrictions. Only one signal can be transmitted at any time.

– The transmitters and receivers must be located within a circle of 500 meters radius.

– All antennas used by the operator must be physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the participant.

4.4 ) SO / AB / QRP – Single Operator, All Band, QRP :

– Same general settings listed under item 4.2;

– The total power output shall not exceed 5 watts.

4.5 ) SO / AB / YL – Single Operator, All Band, YL : 

– Only YL operator is allowed to participate on this category, and they will compete against each other for special YL Certificate or Plaque, regardless country or continent, beside regular competition on her choose category.

– No power division;

– No band division;

5 – ALERT NETWORKS :

The use of alert networks (for example DXCluster, Skimmer, etc) is allowed for all categories. Participants may receive information about callsign and frequency from Alert Networks during the competition, however it is strictly forbidden to solicit, by any means, that others announce yourself during the competition or make self-spotting on any Alert Network, for example DXCluster, Twitter, MSN, Skype, etc. Violation of this rule will result in penalties or even subject of disqualification.

6 – VALID CONTACTS :

– Are all QSO made between two participants of the contest and confirmed by cross-checking the received log.

– In the absence of the log of one part, shall be considered participating stations from competition those whose callsign appear in at least 5 logs received.

– Is valid only one contact per band with each station. All duplicate (DUPE) QSO on the same band worth zero point.

7 – CQ MESSAGE :

We  suggest  using  the  message  “Test CQMM <your callsign>”  for  the  contest,  but  is  allowed  the  traditional  format “CQ TEST MM <your callsign>”.

8 – MESSAGE EXCHANGE :

Regular participants (Not CWJF Members, or QRP, or YL or Group), must send only: RST + Continent (eg, 599 EU, 599 SA, 599 AF).

8.1 ) CWJF Members ( list ) :

RST + Continent + M (eg, 599 SAM, 599 EUM);

8.2 ) QRP Stations :

RST + Continent + Q (eg, 599 EUQ, 599 NAQ – even if you are a member);

8.3 ) YL Stations :

RST + Continent + Y (eg, 599 OCY, 599 AFY – even if you are a member);

8.4 ) Mult Operator, Clubs or Groups :

RST + Continent + C (eg, 599 NAC, 599 SAC).

9 – QSO POINTS :

9.1 ) QSO with same DXCC worth 1 point on any band;

9.2 ) QSO with different DXCC, but same Continent worth 2 points on 10, 15 and 20 meters and 4 points on 40 and 80 meters;

9.3 ) QSO with different Continent worth 3 points on 10, 15 and 20 meters and 6 points on 40 and 80 meters;

9.4 ) confirmed QSO with a CWJF Members, QRP stations and YL Operators worth 10 points at any band (regardless of country or continent);

9.5 ) Maritime Mobile Station (/MM) worth 3 points regardless band, country or continent the contact was made.

10 – MULTIPLIERS :

Will be used two types of multiplier for all Country and Continents:

10.1 ) All different worked South America PREFIXES once per band;

10.2 ) All worked DXCC once on any band (not per band).

Additional Information :

– Maritime mobile station (/MM) does not count as valid multiplier. For example: PY4KL/MM

– The CWJF Group encourages the use of special prefix by ham radios from Brazil and other South American countries, mainly because they are valuable multipliers.

– Will be added a zero (Ø) after the second letter on those prefix without number, Example: ZP/PY4KL, the prefix will be considered as ZPØ only for log check propose. The participant should not modify it on his log.

11 – FINAL SCORE :

For all stations (regardless of country or continent), the final score is the result of the sum of points obtained in each band, multiplied by sum of multipliers (SA prefix + DXCC countries):

Final Score = QSO points x (SA prefixes per band + DXCC any band)

Example: 400 QSO points x 50 mults (40 SA Prefixes + 10 DXCC) = 20,000 points as Final Score.

12 – CERTIFICATES AND PLAQUES :

Certificates and Plaques will be awarded by CWJF Group. These awards are sponsored by individual ham radio operators, Amateur Radio Clubs, Groups and Companies. If you want sponsor an award, please contact the CWJF Group. If your award was not sponsored, you can sponsor it by yourself, please contact the CWJF Group.

 

From 2016

12.1 ) Certificates :

a) All participants on final results will be awarded by a certificate ( except checklog ) indicating the score and classification. No certificate will be sent by postal mail. All certificates will be available for Download in PDF right after final result disclose as well;

12.2 ) Plaques :

a ) The station with the highest final score in each category will be considered World Champion and will receive a special plaque, regardless of the continent;

b ) YL station with the highest final score will receive a special plaque, regardless her category (except for M/S) and Continent.

 

13 – DISQUALIFICATION :

13.1 ) Violating the law of Amateur Radio Service in the country which you are operating from;

13.2 ) Violating any part of this rules;

13.3 ) Self-spotting or arrange contact by any way (telephone, telex, internet, Packet Radio, etc.) during the contest;

13.4 ) Claims points by including excessive of QSOs and multipliers missing or unconfirmed;

13.5 ) Do not practice and/or do not promote Fair Play during the competition;

All of the above are grounds for disqualification, because our goal is to maintain fair competition and prevent operations or procedures unsportsmanlike. Decisions taken by the contest committee are final.

14 – DUPLICATE CONTACTS :

14.1 ) Duplicates contact are those made with the same station in the same band more than once;

14.2 ) It is recommend that duplicate contacts are retained in the log. Do not delete the duplicate contacts from your log.

15 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF LOG :

The CQMM DX Contest committee appreciates receiving your log in electronic format.

a ) Please e-mail your log in Cabrillo format, which is the standard for competition logs and it is available in all major logging programs;

b ) Name of your log file shall be <callsign-used.log>, example, py4kl.log;

c ) In the Cabrillo header, specify your category and full postal address. Those information are vital for archive final results and sending back plaques, certificates and trophies. A written declaration is not required;

d ) A log without all the information required may be regarded as checklog;

e ) The times must be in UTC;

f ) It is not necessary to calculate your final score. This will be done by our software verification;

g ) The electronic log should be sent by email to: cwjf@cqmmdx.com and before submitting your log, be sure to put in the SUBJECT field the callsign used in the contest. The server will check the information in your log and acknowledge receipt by email within 48 hours;

h ) You can also use the Web Form to create your Cabrillo log in the correct format (Cabrillo):

Webform to generate your log :

i ) Paper logs must be made in chronological order. Each QSO must contain the call, time, band and complete exchange (sent and received);

j ) The papers logs must to be separated by band and sent to:

CWJF GROUP

Rua Dr. Edgard Quinet 35 / 401

36036-080  Juiz de Fora – MG

Brazil

More info about how to send your log, visit our website :

http://www.cqmmdx.com

We recommend use software N1MMLogger, select module CQMMDX, which gives full support to CQMM DX Contest participation. Or SD by EI5DI, beside It gives full support to this contest, It is fast and simple. Please, refer to software page for more informations about how to use a log software on the CQMM DX Contest.

16 – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF LOG :

a ) All logs must be sent or posted until May 22 ( 23:59 UTC ).

b ) Logs sent or posted after the deadline will be listed on results (checklog), but they are ineligible for any award;

17 – STATEMENT :

By submitting your log to the CQMM DX CONTEST, you agree that:

a ) You red and complied with the contest rules and agree to follow them;

b ) You participated in the contest in accordance with all rules and regulations pertaining to amateur radio in his country;

c ) Your log can be opened to interested parties by the Contest Organizing Committee;

d ) All actions and decisions of the Committee are official and final.

18 – DISCLOSURE OF RESULTS :

The Board of CWJF Group is committed to announcing the result of the CQMM DX Contest, four (4) months after the deadline for receiving the conteste logs.

The results will be published online by CWJF Group :

http://www.cqmmdx.com  and  http://www.cwjf.com.br

19 – THANKS :

Your participation is very important to us.

We are open to your criticisms and suggestions.

Thanks for your valuable support.

We all hope to see you actively participating in our contest.