The idea of the contest is to promote contacts between stations – operators:
a) which are residents of the town or suburb of the Peace Messenger Cities (PMC) or
b) members of radio clubs or contest clubs or DX associations , which are located in Peace messenger cities
and the rest of the world.
So, if your QTH is not in the Peace messenger city but you are member of some club/association, which is located in some PMC, you can be the multiplier.
For example: all members of SLOVENIA CONTEST CLUB can give multiplier LJA in the contest.
If you are not a resident of some PMC, or member of some radio/contest club or DX association located in PMC , you can also operate as portable station from some PMC (for example, you can work /p from Berlin and give a multiplier BER).
24 hours of operating time from 1200UTC Saturday to 1200 UTC Sunday, every first full weekend of January.
1.8 , 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28MHz, CW and SSB. IARU band plans should be observed. Suggested frequencies are: 1810-1836kHz and 1850-2000kHz, 3520-3560kHz and 3650-3750kHz, 7010-7030 and 7060-7160kHz, 14020-14060 and 14160-14260kHz, 21020-21060 and 21160-21260kHz, 28020-28060 and 28360-28460kHz.
Using of a CW decoder, DX cluster, DX spotting web sites (e.g., DX Summit), local or remote call sign and frequency decoding technology (e.g., CW Skimmer or Reverse Beacon Network) is alowed for all categories.
We have a total of 24 categories in our contest as follows:
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions. There is no limit on operating time or band changes. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time.
(a) PMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b) PMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c) PMC Single Operator QRP (max. 5W out)- CW, SSB or MIX
(a1) NONPMC Single Operator High Power (max.1500W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(b1) NONPMC Single Operator Low Power (max.100W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
(c1) NONPMC Single Operator QRP(max.5W out) - CW, SSB or MIX
Any number of operators is allowed. QSO finding assistance is allowed. Only one transmitted signal per band is permitted at any time.
a) PMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX
a1) NONPMC Multi-Operator - CW, SSB or MIX
For NONPMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus CQ zone number
For PMC entrants: Send RS(T) plus PMC reference (PMC stations MUST include PMC reference as part of their exchange)
- (ABI, ANT, ARN…….WOL, WRO, YOK)
- There are 117 PMC cities at the moment, which could be active as PMC multipliers.
- Complete PMC reference list is available here:
NONPMC – NONPMC (QSO between NONPMC station and NONPMC station)
Each station receive 5 points for QSO
PMC – NONPMC (QSO between PMC station and NONPMC station)
PMC station receive 5 points for QSO, while NONPMC station receive 25 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC Y (QSO between stations from direrent PMC reference)
Each station receives 10 points for QSO.
PMC X – PMC X (QSO between stations within the same PMC reference)
Each station receives 5 points.
The multiplier is the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on CW, plus the total of different PMC references contacted on each band on SSB. Each PMC reference counts only once for each band and each mode worked.
The score is the total of QSO points on all bands added together, multiplied by the total of multipliers.
Certificates will be awarded to every station in each category, irrespective of the result achieved.
Certificates can be easy downloaded from our website.
Slovenj Gradec, November, 2015
President of S59DCD
Tomaz Kasnik, S57PKT