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2017 (51th) MARAC COUNTY HUNTERS CONTEST (CW)
1400z to 2400z Saturday May 13th and 1400z to 2400z Sunday May 14th
The Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club is pleased to sponsor the 51st Annual County Hunters Contest. Mobile and Fixed operation from every county in the U.S. is encouraged.
1. Mobiles must clearly identify themselves as being mobile by signing /M or /County. 2. Multipliers: Each category, Mobile, Fixed, and DX will have a separate set of 3077 Multipliers. A Multiplier can only be counted once in each category during the contest, regardless of band. 3. A Mobile on a county line can be counted for each county as a new potential multiplier and two (2) contacts (30 points). Three and four county lines are not allowed. : 4. Single operator stations only. Mobile drivers are allowed. 5. Contest contacts between operators in the same vehicle or in shadowing vehicles are invalid. There are no restrictions on spotting mobile stations. 6. To be considered as “Mobile”, you must transmit from a minimum of three (3) counties. 7. Net contacts are not allowed. 8. For a contact to be valid, one station must be in a U.S. county. 9. Official list of County Codes (Multipliers) can be downloaded at: www.w0qe.com/county_hunting.html
U.S. station: Signal report, State Code and County Abbreviation. Ex: 599 MI JKSN or 599 MI JKSN/CHOU All others: Signal report, “DX” (Including Mexico and Canada) Ex: 599 DX
FIXED stations – 1 point
DX stations – 5 points
MOBILE stations – 15 points
MOBILES: 1. Calculate a STATE score for each state that you activate by: a. Add up the Total # of QSO points worked while in that state. b. Add up the total # of unique multipliers worked while in that state. c. Total State score = (Total # QSO pts) x (Total # Multipliers)
2. Scores CAN NOT count a multiplier more than once regardless of the State, County or band that you are operating in. 3. Final Score = (Total QSO points from all states) x (Total Multipliers from all states) 4. You must submit a log and summary sheet for each state. 5. Submit a Summary Sheet for Total Mobile Category Score.
FIXED: 1. Scores Can Not count a multiplier more than once regardless of band. 2. Final score = (Total # QSO pts) x (Total # Multipliers 3. You must submit a log and summary sheet.
3.550, 7.050, 14.050, 21.050, and 28.050. Fixed stations should operate above the suggested frequencies and mobiles below.
MARAC PLAQUES: (A station can only win one plaque) · 1st and 2nd place MOBILE and FIXED · 1st place DX station · 1st place Canadian Station when five or more entries are received.
MARAC Contest Certificates: · Highest scoring Mobile and Fixed stations in each State. · Highest scoring ARRL Country and Canadian Provinces. · MARAC Participation Certificate is awarded to all entrants with at least 100 valid contacts.
APPLICATION AND FEES: In order to be eligible for an award, an entrant must submit a log and entry information that meets all of the requirements of the contest rules. There are no contest entry fees or other fees for these awards.
Send completed logs and summary sheet by June 30th, 2017 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Or mail to: Greg Potter, NM2L 5390 Lexington View Place Sugar Hill, GA 30518-7627
Please note that the contest chairman will not score your log. Any logs not scored, or lack of a summary sheet, will be considered check logs only.