The VHF-DX-Portal MMMonVHF in cooperation with the magazines DUBUS and Funk-Telegramm (by Joachim, DL8HCZ/CT1HZE) invites you to take part in our 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest, which took place for the first time in the 2008 Perseid shower. The 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest will take place each year on the day of the from IMO (International Meteor Organization) announced maximum of the Perseid shower. Feel free to download the rules in English or German.
Rules of the the MMMonVHF and DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter-Sprint Contest 2010:
2010 contest period:
Date: 12./13. August 2010 Time period: start 12.August 12:00hrs till end 13.August 2010 12:00hrs "UT" (End time of the last complete QSO).
Reference data for 2010 by the IMO (http://www.imo.net/docs/cal2010.pdf)
Perseids Maximum 2010: Aug. 12th 23.30hrs - Aug. 13th 02.00hrs (λo = 140°0 - 140°1) with a expected ZHR of 100.
Logs must be received at the latest by September 15, 2010. Please send them to: mssprint [at] mmmonvhf.de Subject: MSSPRINT "CALL" The MMMonVHF-Team, in cooperation with the DUBUS and Funk-Telegramm Team, intends to launch this contest to increase the activity on Meteor Scatter, as the Perseids are one of the best Meteor Showers of the year. Note: There are no single or multi operator classes, and no extra points for "QSY QSO's". AM nor FM QSO's are allowed. It is only allowed to participate in one class. The classes are described here below.
Category 1: QRP - Stations who have a set-up which may produce a maximum ERP of 1.5 kW (= 2.5 kW EIRP). An example is a power output of < 100W into an antenna with 11.8dB gain (= 14 dBi). Types of modulation: FSK441/SSB/HSCW
Category 2: QRO - Stations who have a set-up which may produce an ERP of > 1,5 KW (> 2.5kW EIRP). Example: 400W and an antenna with 13dB gain, will give you an ERP of 8 kW (which equals 12 kW EIRP). Types of modulation: FSK441/SSB/HSCW
Category 3: VINTAGE - Stations, who run only HSCW or/and SSB, no power restrictions. Types of Modulation: SSB/HSCW Modes of operation: All Random and Sked QSOs in WSJT (FSK441), HSCW and / or SSB are valid. A QSO is counted as Complete (valid) when both Stations have received both complete callsigns, their report and a confirmation that the other stations has received all necessary info. This confirmation can be the "R" in the roger report or a string of "RRR's", as described in paragraph 8.d.ii, App.4 - Revised MS Procedure - Interim Meeting, Vienna (2004).
The MS SPRINT contest is now supportet by two kinds of logging software: MS Sprint by Arcom and UcxLog by DL7UCX
More Informations about the software can be found as well in the forum of MMMonVHF.
MS SPRINT contest software actual version 2010-1.0 developed by ARCOM (Ham Office). Download link can be can be found in the forum on MMMonVHF.
UcxLog - Freeware Log and Contest Program now supports as well the MS SPRINT contest in the actual "BETA version" The software can be found on the homepage http://www.ucxlog.org/.
With kind regards, DK5EW (MS Sprint Contest Manager)