Rules for the Dutch Kingdom Contest (DKC)

 

Organizer DKARS;
Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society.

 

Purpose
Promoting the radio hobby in general and within the Kingdom of The Netherlands in particular.

 

Date
First weekend of June from Saturday 15:00 UTC to 15:00 UTC Sunday (3 and June 4, 2017).

 

Radio bands
40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters. Following IARU band plans is strongly encouraged. Participation is subject to applicable license conditions.

 

Modes
SSB and / or CW.

 

Categories

 

A. European Netherlands

1. Single operator / Single Transmitter / up to 100 watts output divided into 3 sub categories: CW, SSB and Mixed.  Sections: A1CW, A1SSB and A1MIXED
2. Single operator / Single Transmitter / high power / divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: A2CW, A2SSB and A2MIXED
3. Multi Operator / Single Transmitter / up to 100 watts output divided into 3 sub categories: CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: A3CW, A3SSB and A3MIXED
4. Multi Operator / Multi Transmitter / high power divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: A4CW, A4SSB and A4MIXED
5. Novice / 40m, 20m and 10m / 25 watt output, divided into three subcategories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: A5CW, A5SSB and A5MIXED

 

B. Caribbean NL (P4,PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ6 and PJ7)

  1. 1. Single operator / Single Transmitter / up to 100 watts output divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: B1CW, B1SSB and B1MIXED
    2. Single operator / Single Transmitter / high power divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: B2CW, B2SSB and B2MIXED
    3. Multi Operator / Single Transmitter / up to 100 watts divided into 3 sub-CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: B3CW, B3SSB and B3MIXED
    4. Multi Operator / Multi Transmitter / high power divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: B4CW, B4SSB and B4MIXED

 

C. The rest of the World

  1. 1. Single operator / Single Transmitter / 200 watt output divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: C1CW, C1SSB and C1MIXED
  2. 2. Single operator / Single Transmitter / high power / divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: C2CW, C2SSB and C2MIXED
  3. 3. Multi Operator / Single Transmitter / 200 watt output / di vided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: C3CW, C3SSB and C3MIXED
  4. 4. Multi Operator / Multi Transmitter / high power / divided into the three sub categories CW, SSB and Mixed. Sections: C4CW, C4SSB and C4MIXED

 

D. SWL

  1. 1. Single Operator Mixed mode,


Section D1MIXED

SWL's log the station heard complete with another station, even if it is not heard by the SWL-er itself. In a log entry, the full report of the station heard with the other station's report should always be listed, so including the given sequence number. In case the other station is heard by the SWL that information must be listed on a new log entry. Each station may be logged once per band / mode and one particular contest station may be logged not more than 5 times per band / mode. Every logged station (From The Netherlands , Caribbean Netherlands or Worldwide) results for the SWL in 1 point. The score is then equal to the number of valid log lines.

 

Exchange
Report + serial number starting with 001 for example, 59 001 or 599 001 Multi / Multi stations are numbering each band separately

 

Score / multipliers
If applicable, this applies to the mixed classes, each station may be worked. Both in CW and Phone A. Each QSO with a new station per band or mode scores 1 point B. or each QSO with a Dutch Kingdom DXCC scores five QSO points, Dutch Expats radioamateurs here also count for 5 points C. or each QSO with a portable station within the Dutch Kingdom scores 10 QSO points D. Per band and/or mode, each new DXCC is a multiplier of 5 points E. and / or per band and mode of every Dutch Kingdom DXCC (PA, P4, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ6 and PJ7) is a multiplier of 10 points F. and / or a band and / or mode every European Dutch country identifier, PA, PB, PC, PD, PE, PF, PG, PH and PI is a multiplier of 10 points

Score per QSO=(A or B or C) X (D or E or F)

 

After closing the log submission the actual "Expat multiplier stations" will be determined. The actual score can therefore be higher than the claimed score in some cases.

 

What do we mean with Expats?
For this contest we mean stations of Dutch descent who are temporarily or permanently residing outside the Kingdom. This includes Dutch /MM stations (these do not count as a new DXCC). In short: Dutch-speaking radio amateurs with Dutch roots.

 

Dupes
Working the same callsign in the same mode on the same band is a dupe and results in zero points. Dupes do not need to be removed from the log.

 

Rejected QSOs
A QSO is rejected and leads to zero points if: - The other station incorrectly logged, - The report and/or serial number of the other station incorrectly logged, - The QSO is not in the log of the other station - The QSO times in both logs more than 5 minutes differences In all other cases of doubt, the contest manager decides.

 

Final score
For each section, the final score is the sum of the scores for each QSO.

 

Submitting logs

Only in Cabrillo format. Upload your log on the website: www.dkars.nl

 

Closing date and time

The first following Sunday after the contest at 23:59 UTC

 

Log software

All standard contest log software is to use, the only thing that MUST be recorded as contest exchange the reports with corresponding serial numbers. The final score is determined by the DKARS Robot and because of the "Expat" multipliers comes the surprise afterwards.

 

Prices

All participants will receive a certificate in PDF format showing their rankings. Participants who have a band and / or mixed band / mode all Koninkrijksmultipliers worked also receive a "Worked Dutch Kingdom" certificate.

 

Results

The final results will be published in a special edition of the contest DKARS Magazine. All participants are also invited to share their findings via a soapbox comments and possibly add photos at uploading the log to the website In this way, the special contest issue of DKARS Magazine can become very interesting and informing.

 

Any questions?
Please mail to: contest@dkars.nl See you in the contest!

 

Download the rules as PDF : Rules.pdf