XVIII Marconi Memorial Contest HF CW

  • Date and Time: Every First week-end of July from 14.00 UTC Saturday until 14.00 UTC Sunday.
    In 2014 it will be held on 5-6 July.

  • Official Website: http://www.arifano.it

  • Mode: Only CW

  • Call: CQ MMC (Marconi Memorial Contest)

       - Single Operator
       - Multi Operator  (*)

  • The category Single Operator is shared in:
       - High Power
       - Low Power (Max 100 watt).
       - QRP (Max 5 watt).

  • (*) ONLY Multi Operator stations are limited by 10 minutes rule. They must remain on a band for at least 10 minutes before changing band. The 10 minute clock starts when a QSO is logged. Multi Operator Station is to be considered only High Power. Multi Operator station must operate with ONE TX only, prohibited simultaneous emission.

  • Bands and Mode: Only CW, 10 m thru 160 m (except WARC bands) are allowed according to IARU Band Plans.

  • Exchange: The stations send RST + a serial number from 001.

  • Points/QSO, each verifiable QSO counts:
       1 Point per QSO with same country;
       3 Points per QSO with same continent;
       5 Points per QSO with different continent.

  • Multipliers: All CQWW countries count 1 multiplier. The same multipliers can be counted once for band.

  • Final Score: The sum of Points/QSO from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands. 

  • The use of the DX-Cluster system (packet cluster, web cluster) is allowed, for all categories of participants. No self spots !

  • Log Instructions:

      • The CABRILLO file format is the standard for logs
      • Files must be named: YOURCALL.LOG or YOURCALL.CBR
      • Logs should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      • The entries must be submitted within 5 days of the end of the contest.
    • For each log received notification of receipt will be sent.

    • Rankings and Awards: Plaque to the winner, diploma to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th place in each Single Operator/High Power, Single Operator/Low Power, Single Operator/QRP and Multi Operator Category.

    • Penalties and disqualifications: will be applied at the discrection of Contest Committee in case of violation of the contest rules or bad ham spirit. Each decision of the Contest Committee will be final. Excessive unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. All logs are checked using custom software. Call sign errors are removed and receive a penalty of two times the Point/QSO value for that contact. Contacts with an incorrectly received exchange are removed with no additional penalty. Contacts that do not meet the band change rules for multi-operator entries are removed with no additional penalty.
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    ARI Fano President
    IW6CDA Storaci Marco

    Contest Manager
    IK6BAK Eliseo Chiarucci
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