HamSphere 4.0 Contest Calendar
NameHamSphere 4.0 French DX contest 2017
DescriptionThis contest is dedicated to French National Bastille Day 14 of July.

Contest info:
Work as many operators from France and French overseas departments and territories on all continents as possible for multipliers and also with operators from all over the world (including France and French overseas departments and territories) for points.

1st places in every category will receive 40 HS credits
2nd places in every category will receive 25 HS credits
3rd places in every category will receive 15 HS credits
ModeSSB
Bands160 m, 80 m, 60 m, 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m
RulesEvery participant can work all stations all over the world. Repeated QSOs with the same operator are valid on every new band. For every valid confirmed QSO you will receive points depending on distance between you and operator which you have worked. Multipliers will be every new French and French overseas territories operator once during all contest. List of territories which are valid for multipliers is shown below in the Multipliers section. Final result will be calculated as points for every valid confirmed QSO multiplied by a number of worked French and French overseas territories stations. QSL exchange is needed. Note, that only confirmed QSOs will be valid. Do not forget about the 15 minutes rule. 15 minutes must have passed before you can contact the same op on a different band.

CATEGORIES:
1) Group “Europe” (including France and Corsica)
2) Group “Asia”
3) Group “North America and South America” (including French Guiana, St Pierre and Miquelon, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St Barthelemy, St Martin)
4) Group "Africa and Oceania" (including Reunion, Mayotte, French Southern Territories, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna)
1st places in every category will receive 40 HS credits
2nd places in every category will receive 25 HS credits
3rd places in every category will receive 15 HS credits
Score CalculationTotal points for QSOs distances multiply by (Total numbers of worked French and French overseas territories operators+1)
+1 is for cases, if operator did not work with any operator from France or French overseas territories.
Max Power100 Watts
ExchangeRS + Serial numbers (beginning from 001)
QSO Points1 point per QSO (0-500 km)
2 points per QSO (500 km-2500 km)
3 points per QSO (2500 km-5000 km)
4 points per QSO (5000 km-10000 km)
5 points per QSO (10000 km-…)
MultipliersMultipliers:

Every new operator from France and French overseas territories ONE TIME during the contest.
Countries and territories valid for multipliers:
CORSICA 6C 104 TK
FRANCE FR 14 F
FRENCH GUIANA GF 22 FY
FRENCH POLYNESIA PF 201 FO
FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES TF 124 FB8Z
GUADELOUPE GP 196 FG
MARTINIQUE MQ 136 FM
MAYOTTE YT 189 FH
NEW CALEDONIA NC 172 FK
REUNION RE 173 FR
SAINT BERTHELEMY BL 346 FJ
SAINT MARTIN MF 207 FS
SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON PM 141 FP
WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS WF 210 FW
Start date UTC2017-07-15 00:00
End date UTC2017-07-15 23:59
Log deadline UTC2017-07-16 23:59
ManagerUR5FAI
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