DARC 10m-Contest – Official Rules


DARC 10m-Contest – Official Rules

Rev. 20th Apr 2012, DK9TN
The Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) has the honor to invite radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the annual DARC 10m contest.

Contest period

2nd Sunday of January, 0900-1059 UTC
13th January 2013

Band and modes

CW : 28.000 to 28.190 kHz
SSB: 28.300 to 28.700 kHz

Stations to be worked

All – only once


Stations within Germany
  • Single operator, mixed, low power
  • Single operator, mixed, high power
  • Single operator, CW, low power
  • Single operator, CW, high power
Stations outside Germany
  • Single operator, mixed
  • Single operator, CW
Output power: low power = up to 100 watts, high power = more than 100 watts.
  • DX cluster support is allowed for all categories
  • Transmitters, receivers and antennas used in the contest must be located within a 2 km diameter circle
  • Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time


  • DL stations send: RS(T) + serial number + DOK or “NM” (no member) if they are not DARC members. NM does not count as a multiplier.
  • Stations from foreign countries (outside DL) send: RS(T) + serial number.

QSO points

Each valid QSO counts 1 point.


Each WAE-country/DXCC-entity and each different DOK.

Final score

Number of valid QSOs x Number of multipliers (countries/entities + DOKs).

Contest awards

Certificates will be awarded to every participant as a PDF file for self-printing.


Violation of the rules of the contest or unsportsmanlike conduct will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.


The log-file has to be submitted in the Cabrillo or DARC-STF format by email to the following address: 10m@dxhf.darc.de
Be sure to put the station callsign in the subject line of each message. The logs will be part of the DCL (DARC Contest Logbook). By submitting the log, the participant claims to fully accept the rules of the contest.


3rd Monday after the contest.
Deadline: 28th January 2013


Email address for log submissions: 10m |at| dxhf.darc.de
Email address for questions: 10m-info |at| dxhf.darc.de