The WAE contest, organized by DARC (Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club), starts again with the CW round this weekend. The SSB and RTTY rounds will follow respectively in September and November.
The goal is to work as many European stations as possible.
The rules are valid for all the three contest rounds and can be found at: http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/contest/waedc/en/rules/
As usual, here is an abstract of the rules:
Date and time: August 11th, 0000 UTC through August 12th, 2359 UTC.
Bands: 3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz.
- SINGLE-OP LOW
Max. output 100 watt – all bands.
- SINGLE-OP HIGH
Power more than 100 watts – all bands.
The 10 minute band change rule is enforced, except for new multipliers.
Here is the multipliers list:
1AØ, 3A, 4O, 4U1I, 4U1V, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM/s, GU, GW, HA, HB, HBØ, HV, I, IS, IT, JW, JW/b, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1F, RA, RA2, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, TA1, TF, TK, UR, YL, YO, YU, YU8, Z3, ZA, ZB.[R1M has been deleted]
In this weekend there are interesting opportunities even from Dxpeditions.
Let’s start with D64K, Comoros. In this Indian ocean entity took place one of the most oustanding Dxpeditions ever: D68C in 2001. Since then though, there have been only a very few operations. We recall those of February-March 2007 by D60VB, op. Vlad UA4WHX and D69XC, op. Andy UA9XC.
D64K is on the air from August 8th to 21st on HF bands and 6 meters (also in EME). The operators team is partly composed by the same operators of TY1KS, (C31CT, IW3SQY, IZ8GCE, SP3DOI) plus the old timer Sigi, DL7DF and two newcomers: Josep, EA3AKY and Paolo, IV3DSH.
Another noticeable activity is that of 9M4SLL, Spratly islands, from Pulau Layang Layang (AS-051) between August 7th and 13th, by John, 9M6XRO and Steve, 9M6DXX, two operators often on the air either on short operations in Malaysian islands or even as members of some major Dxpeditions. The QSL manager Tim, M0URX. You can send your card either direct, by OQRS (http://m0urx.com/oqrs) or through the bureau (mark it “via M0URX”). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW shortly thereafter. There is NO online log but if you are not sure of any QSO you can work them again just in case. Web site: www.m0urx.com/9m4sll.html
This article has been written by Alex IK8YFU