Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Ben,

On Christmas day we have a Swedish contest (called “Jultesten” = Christmas test), where I am to sent a different message for each QSO.

The message shall include a number starting from 001 plus a 5-letter word. And the 5-letter word shall be randomly changed for each following QSO. The same applies for the message to be received from the other station worked.

Is there any existing contest among all the contests included in the UCX-log, that automatically can handle the message described above?

73 de Leif – SM0DSG
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Leif,

There is a possible similar rule in the "LZ Open" contest:
Serial number starting with 001 + last rcvd number, e.g. 001004

What means "randomly changed " in detail ?

73 Ben
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello again Ben,

Thanks for the quick answer.

I´ve tried LZ-Open contest, but its not working OK since it only allows 3 numbers.

The Swedish test demands that you apart from a QSO number starting from 001, also send a 5 letter message which changes automatically (randomly) for the coming QSOs. E.g. QSO no 1 = 001 WQLYX, QSO no 2 = 002 HKWLZ etc.

It is also ok to send the 5-letter message received from the previous contact, as in the LZ-OPEN where you send the previously received QSO number.
73 Leif
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Leif,

I can implement a new contest "SM Jultesten" with take over of the received 5-letter word into the next own exchange.
But therefore I need the complete rules of the contest.

73 Ben
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Ben,

Great idea. Implementing a new contest "SM Jultesten" is very much appreciated.

73 de Leif

Below please find the complete RULES translated by a computor program from swedish into english

RULES for SSA Christmas Test(Called “JULTESTEN” in swedish)

Times
Pass 1: 25 December 0800-1000 UTC
Pass 2: 26 December 0800-1000 UTC

Frequencies
CW only
3525-3575 kHz
7010-7040 kHz.

Classes
Class A: Single Operator
Class B: Single Operator - QRP (maximum 5 W output power)

Call
“TEST SM de SM5XYZ”.

Test message
RST + serial number from 001 + five-digit letter group that changes for each QSO, e.g. 599 017 LUCIA. Continue the numbering on December 26, where you ended up in the December 25 day pass.

Points
Each Swedish station can be contacted once per band and pass. Each approved QSO gives 2 points. In the event of an error in the received report, serial number or letter group, 1 point is deducted. Additional errors cause the QSO to receive 0 points.

Multipliers
SSA Christmas test has no multiples.

Final score
The sum of the QSO points from session 1 (December 25) is added with the sum of the QSO points from session 2 (December 26).

Logs
Submitted log must be in Cabrillo format. The log must be sent via email to jultest@ssa.se no later than 9 January.
Use UTC to enter the time! If the test time is set to 0800-1000, a QSO with the time indication 0759 and earlier and 1000 and later is invalid. The first valid time is then 0800 and the last valid time is 0959! It is permitted to end a QSO outside the test period, if the QSO was started before the end of the test period. Then just remember to "correct" the time,if your log program logged the time when the QSO is completed!

OBSERVE!! If you send or receive any RST report other than 599 - make sure it is also correct in the log you submit! This may mean that the log must be edited afterwards, as most contest programs log 599 automatically. If it is not written correctly in the log, there will be a points deduction!

Diploma
Diplomas are awarded to the first three in both classes. More or fewer diplomas can be awarded depending on the number of participants. In class A, gold, silver and bronze plaques are also awarded.
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Leif,

In the rules I miss the specification of the Cabrillo template,
because the "standard" template (see https://wwrof.org/cabrillo/cabrillo-qso-data/) is not useful.
It has only 1 column for 6 characters exchange but here we need 2 columns and 9 characters (e.g. 017 LUCIA).

The template of the "SSA Monthly HF Contest" would be e.g. usable.

73 Ben
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Ben,

Yes I also beleive the template of the "SSA Monthly HF Contest" can be used

73 de Leif
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello Leif,

The contest "SSA Christmas (JULTESTEN)" is implemented in Version 8.08 Beta 14.
Please check it, afterwards you can delete the test log using menu "Contest - Delete Log".

73 Ben
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Re: Contest with randomly new message for each new contact

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Hello again Ben,

I´ve tested the JULTESTEN contest in the 8.08 Beta 14 version .
It works great.
It will be a pleasure using it on the 25 and 26 of dec.

Once again thank´s for your help

73 and merry X-mas de Leif
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