2010 WWSA Update
Alberto U. SILVA (LU1DZ)
June 7, 2010
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GACW WWSA CW DX Contest
World Wide South
WWSA 2010 Update
On Saturday June 12th from 1500Z until Sunday 13th at
1500Z, we will have our CW international party on the HF bands, it is the World
Wide South America CW Contest where the South Americans played during that 24 hours
the role of the 'stars'.
That day the Football World Cup in South Africa will be running and Argentina will play its first match
against Nigeria on Saturday 12th at 1400Z but later there will be other games Greece Vs England and
Korea Vs USA.
We have been discussing, a little joke and a little serious about the difficulty mean this game
schedule, some argue that the band will be empty of argentines and others that very few of them will
give importance to football and they will be mostly QRV in the bands.
Anyway this will be a real challenge for us as a WWSA organizer country, so we're
spreading to the LU stations to be prepared to have a TV nearby shack for the contest and
watch time to time the second half time, hi hi.
In another way Guillermo LW1EXU has already made the address registration of the new blog will
have as soon as possible exclusively dedicated for WWSA, for now you can only see a text sign. The
address is http://www.wwsatest.org and we hope to begin to
build the entire history of our WWSA with results, photos, and everything that may be of interest to
Esteban LW1DTZ has also worked extensively for the development and improvement of software
control tools and his progress is very interesting, but I´m not sure that we can count on them for the
occasion. We'll see how follow the progress of our 'Official Developer'.
Among our progress I would say that if you visit the page http://gacw.no-ip.org and click the WWSA CW Contest item
menu, will see that the rules are now available in six languages, Castilian, English, German , Romanian,
Portuguese and French. The number (Hits) that appears to the right of each topic is the number of
times this page has been accessed.
The site for WD8KNC ALL in ONE software that
includes WWSA computations of points and multipliers while you are running the contest has been
redirected to the new temporary accommodation: http://www.ghafler.com/wd8knc.html
The GACW web site administrator Gabriel LU3DAT made some
changes to show a a clock counting the remaining time for the WWSA starting.
That's it for today folks.
SECOND WEEK END OF JUNE
12th/13th JUNE 2010 -
15.00 UTC saturday till 15.00 UTC sunday – 24
For amateurs around the world to contact other
amateurs in as many CQ zones and radio countries as possible in A1A mode (CW).
CONTEST - everybody-works-everybody ) - A station can be contacted once
per band only.
All bands, 3,5 through 28, no WARC/160m bands.
Single Operator Categories
Single band or all band; only one signal allowed at any time; the operator can change bands
at any time.
Single Operator High Those stations at which one person performs all of the operating, logging, and spotting functions.
The use of DX alerting assistance of any kind places the station Multi Operator category.
Single Operator Low
The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.
Single Operator QRP
The power output must not exceed 5 watts.
All band operation only.
Only one transmitter and one band permitted during any 10 minute period defined as starting with the
first logged QSO on a band. Exception: One-and only one-other band may be used during any 10
minute period if-and only if the station worked is a new multiplier. Logs found in violation of the ten-
minute rule will be automatically reclassified as multi-multi.
No limit to transmitters but only one signal and running station allowed per band.
RST report plus CQ zone.
Two types of multiplier will be used.
1. A multiplier of one (1) for each different zone contacted on each band.
2. A multipier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band. Stations are permitted
to contact their own country and zone for multiplier credit. The CQ WAZ definitions, DXCC and the
GACW country list, WAE country list, and WAC boundaries are standards. Maritime mobile stations will
count only for a zone multiplier.
1. Contacts between stations on different
continents are worth three (3) points.
2. Contacts between stations on the same continent but different countries, one (1) point.
3. Contacts between stations in the same country are permitted for zone or country multiplier
credit but have zero (0) point value.
4. Contacts with South
American stations = 5 pts. (Only for non SA)
All stations: The final score is the result of the total
QSO points multiplied by the sum of your zone and country multiplier. Example: 100 QSO points x 100
multiplier (20 Zones + 80 Countries) = 10,000 (final score).
Electronic award will be send to Category
1. The club can be a local or national group/club.
(except IARU member Societies).
2. There is no country or geographic area limit.
3. Mention your Club/Group partitipation in your summary sheet.
1. All date/times must be in UTC.
2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
3. Indicate zone and country multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked on each band.
4. Logs must be checked for duplicated contacts, correct QSO points and multipliers. Submitted
logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown.
5. Internet: Please send us LOG and SUMMARY sheet via Internet: The CABRILLO format we
want is your CALL.LOG and CALL.SUM files. Please name the appropriate file as: your
6. List all QSOs cronologically - Do not use a separate sheet for each band.
7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, category
of competition, contestant's name and address and a signed declaration that all contest rules and
regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed.
8. All entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for
each band (Except those who send electronic logs).
9. QRP and low power stations must indicate same on their summary sheets and state the actual
maximum power output used, with a signed declaration.
NOTE: We will acept any paper log
form to send via post mail.
+ EI5DI Super Duper - Free Download
+ WD8KNC ALL in
ONE. Free download from http://www.ghafler.com/wd8knc.html
+ AA LOG Test module for contest. Free Download from AA LOG web
+ CW TYPE - The terminal program
for CW-operators. Its user can transmit both from the keyboard and from a paddle connected to a
gameport or LPT port. Free download http://www.aalog.com/en/products/cwtype/
+ N1MM Logger since version 5 - Free download from http://pages.cthome.net/n1mm/
+ Wincontest - Software Italiano - Free
download from http://digilander.libero.it/wincontest/
+ Freeware GEN LOG by W3KM - Logs 260
HF and VHF contests and was satisfactory tested: http://www.qsl.net/w3km/gen_log.htm
+ VE6YP - YP
LOG - http://members.shaw.ca/ve6yp/
+ DL4RCK - RCK
LOG - http://www.rcklog.de/e/
+ F5MZN - Win
Violation of amateur radio regulations in the
country of the contestant, or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for
excessive duplicate contacts; unverifiable QSOs; or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient
cause for disqualification.
The use of non-amateur means such as telephones, emails, telegrams, spots, DX-Cluster, DX-Net,
Packet Radio Cluster, etc., to ilicit contacts or multipliers during a contest is unsportsmanlike and the
entry is subject to disqualification.
Actions and decisions of the GACW Contest Committee are official and final.
1. All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than
XV - GACW Address:
GACW DX CONTEST,
P.O. Box 9
email to Alberto U. SILVA LU1DZ - firstname.lastname@example.org - PSE copy to Guillermo Vahnovan LW1EXU
Web Site http://gacw.no-ip.org
WWSA Yahoo group - http://ar.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwsatest/
2010 WWSA Update
by LU1DZ on June 18, 2010
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The GACW want to thanks you for your WWSA Contest support.
The bad CONDX wasn´t an obstacle to enjoy this Only CW Competition.
The daily updated list of 2010 WWSA Contest logs is in the front page of GACW web site
Check the update date and time.
PSE send us your picture for the WWSA Gallery.
Many thanks for your support.
Alberto U. Silva LU1DZ
WWSA Contest Manager
RE: 2010 WWSA Update
by LU1DZ on January 17, 2011
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Visite the NEW WWSA CW CONTEST Web Site
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