The 2021 Worked All Provinces of China (WAPC) DX Contest

End:UTC 2021-04-18 05:59 The Organizers:Mulan DX Club

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1.Objective

Amateurs around the world can work any other amateurs during the 24 hour contest period, while contacting as many as possible with amateurs in Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, and special administration regions is encouraged.

2. Contest Date

The third Saturday of April, from 06:00UTC Saturday to 05:59UTC Sunday, a total of 24 hours.
The Ninth WAPC will begin at 06:00UTC, 17 April and end at 05:59UTC, 18 April, 2021.

3. Bands and Modes

Bands: 5 amateur bands, 80-40-20-15-10 meter bands.
Modes: 3 modes, CW, SSB, and the MIXED of CW and SSB modes.

4. General Rules

4.1 All transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle, or within the property limits of the station licensee’s address. All antennae must be physically connected by wires (i.e. feeder line) to the transmitters and receivers.
4.2 Entrants of all categories are allowed to use packet, WEB clusters, skimmer and RBN.
4.3 Remote control of transmitting and receiving device is allowed, under the condition that all of the remotely controlled transmitters and receivers must be within only one location as required by 4.1, and no local transmitters and receivers are used.
4.4 Self-spotting is not allowed. Soliciting contacts by telephone, telex, internet, packet mail and other means during and before the contest is prohibited.
4.5 All mixed mode entrants can contact a same station only once in each of the CW, SSB  mode. The following frequencies are recommended for contest QSOs, cross mode QSO is not allowed.

Band        CW(Mhz)            SSB(Mhz)                      

80             3.500-3.580         3.600-3.875                 

40             7.000-7.035         7.043-7.200                 

20             14.000-14.070     14.112-14.350             

15             21.000-21.070     21.150-21.450             

10             28.000-28.070     28.300-29.000           

 5. Categories

High power: peak power is less than 1000w, or not exceeding your license limit.

M-MIX Multi-operator all band mixed mode(BY first prize) for the COVID-19,Multi-oprator category canceled 2021

SOAB-FD Single operator all band field mixed mode(BY first prize)

SOAB-MIX Single operator all band mixed(BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-CW Single operator all band CW(BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-SSB Single operator all band SSB(BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-MIX Single operator single band mixed(BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-CW Single operator single band CW(BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-SSB Single operator single band SSB(BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

Low power: peak power is less or equal to 100w

M-MIX-L Multi-operator all band mixed mode(BY first prize) for the COVID-19,Multi-oprator category canceled 2021

SOAB-FD-L   Single operator all band low power field mixed(BY first prize)

SOAB-MIX-L Single operator all band low power mixed(BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-CW-L Single operator all band low power CW (BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-SSB-L Single operator all band low power SSB (BY first, second, and third prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-MIX-L Single operator single band low power mixed (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-CW-L Single operator single band low power CW (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-SSB-L Single operator single band low power SSB (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

QRP: for SSB peak power is less than or equal to 10w, CW less than or equal to 5w

SOAB-FD-Q  Single operator all band field QRP mixed(BY first prize)

SOAB-MIX-Q Single operator all band QRP mixed(BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-CW-Q Single operator all band QRP CW (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOAB-SSB-Q Single operator all band QRP SSB (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-MIX-Q Single operator single band QRP mixed (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-CW-Q Single operator single band QRP CW (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

SOSB-SSB-Q Single operator single band QRP SSB (BY first prize, each DX country first prize)

Notes:

*Chinese entrants compliant with 13.2 are eligible for special Dxpedition award.

*Chinese territories are listed in appendix 1.

*Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan, Huangyan island and Dongsha island are all belong to China, although they have their own DXCC prefixes, they are counted as multiplies but not eligible for a DX prize.

5.1 Single operator category

5.1.1 One and only one transmitting signal is allowed at any moment during the contest period.
5.1.2 All contest functions such as operating, logging and spotting must be accomplished only by contest operator himself/herself, no other operator is allowed to do assisting transmitting or receiving.
5.1.3 For single operator field day style mixed mode, all antennae must be constructed on site temporarily and no mains power is used. When submit your contest logs, please include photos of your field QTH, antenna and rigs to help the contest committee to judge whether or not the contest is made in a typical field day style contest environment.(Note: We do not distinguish single mode and single band categories for field day style operation, which is only applied for Chinese entrants. A multi-operator operation is allowed to set up in a field day style and all these entrants will be treated as a single category.)

5.2 Multi-operator category for the COVID-19,Multi-oprator category canceled 2021

A) Encourage all Chinese contest clubs to organize and participate in the contest, thus to promote DX contest among local amateurs.

B) For multi-operator entrants, low and high power categories are provided, but you must stay within your legal limits when enter as high power category, there is no limit for the number of transceivers, but only one transmitting signal is allowed in a given mode during the contest.

6. Exchange

For contest CQ we recommend CQ WAPC.
6.1Non-Chinese station: signal report with a serial number, start from 001. e.g. 59(9) 001.
6.2 Chinese station: signal report with a two character shorthand for the Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, and special administration regions, e.g. 59(9) BJ.
See appendix 1 for list of the Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, and special administration regions.

7. Calculating QSO Points

7.1 For Chinese stations:
QSO with other Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, and special
administration regions: 1 points;
QSO with other Asian DXCC entity: 1 points;
QSO with other continent: 3 points.

Marine and airborne mobile stations are not counted as multipliers, but worth 2 points for any participant.

Points of QSOs on 40 and 80 meter band will be doubled as a bonus.

7.2 For Non-Chinese stations:
QSO with stations on the same continent: 1 point;
QSO with stations on a different continent : 3 points;
QSO with a Chinese station: doubles the above points;

Marine and airborne mobile stations are not counted as multipliers, but worth 2 points for any participant.

Points of QSOs on 40 and 80 meter band will be doubled as a bonus.



8. Dupe

8.1 Dupes are contacts made with the same station on the same band and the same mode. If the first contact between the two stations is valid, dupes have 0 points value. If the first contact is not valid, second (dupe) contact is accepted.
8.2 Dupe contacts are not penalized. It is not necessary to mark them in the log. Moreover, entrants are recommended to leave DUPES in the log file. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE DUPES!

9. Multipliers

Two types of multipliers are available, provincial and DXCC entity:

Provincial: Each different Chinese province, municipal city, autonomous region and special administration region contacted on each band, is counted as one multiplier, despite of the modes worked. That is, only 34 Chinese provincial multipliers are available on each band.

DXCC entity: Each different DXCC entity contacted on each bands, is counted as one multiplier, despite of the modes worked. DXCC list is published on ARRL website.

10. Total Scores

The total scores is the result of total QSO points multiplied by the sum of the provincial and DXCC entity multipliers.

11. General Requirements of Log Submission

Use an electronic contest log and submission the log online in the web page are highly recommended. The web page is http://www.mulandxc.com.  The Contest Committee of WAPC requires any potential high score entrants to provide their electronic contest log.
11.1The N1MM contest logger is recommended, please go to http://www.mulandxc.com to download the corresponding self defined contest module.

11.2 Submit your Cabrillo format contest log to the contest committee after contest, submission of the log online in the web page is recommended, see the web page address in 11.1. The online submitted logs must be filled in with all the contents as prompted, especially the category, your mailing address and your email. Chinese entrants please fill in the log with your name and address in Chinese and also include a mobile phone number for express delivery.

11.3 All times in the log must be UTC.
11.4 Contest log must include the contest exchanges, i.e. signal report with the two character shorthand of provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions or special administration regions, or a serial number.
11.5The file name of the contest log should be your_contest_call_sign.log.
11.6 Paper log will be accepted only as check log, not for a prize and rank.  A paper log should include all the contents as described in 11.2, and be mailed to:

 Mulan DX Club, 5 Xiajiaodonglu, Huicheng district, Huizhou city, Guangdong province, China.

11.7 If the submitted log cannot be correctly converted to the text format, it will be treated as invalid.
11.8 If you can not submit your log online in the web page, you can choose to submit via email:mulandxc@hotmail.com, make sure your contest call sign and category and also an effective mailing address for diploma and/or trophy are included in your email’s subject line.

11.9 Calculation of the total scores is not necessary in the log, it will be officially calculated by the Contest Committee designated software.

12. Deadline of Log Submission

12.1 Contest logs must be submitted within 7 days after the contest (before UTC 06:00 25 April, 2021). In case of delayed submission of a contest log, a proper reason must be presented to the Contest Committee.Logs dated after the deadline and without a proper reason are ineligible for an award.

13. Awards

13.1 For Chinese entrants: Certificates will be issued to each categories listed in section 5 only if the entrant had successfully finished a minimum 30 QSOs in a high power or a low power categories, or a minimum 15 QSOs in a QRP category.

13.2 Special Dxpedition Award

A) Encouraging groups to travel to the rare provinces to set up their contest station and participate in the contest. Rare provinces are defined as there was less than one station showed up in last years’ WAPC.

B) Single operator who travel to a rare province must not be a registered amateur of the province(the contest committee will judge the registration according to CRAC standard call allocation rules only), members of a Dxpedition group must consist of at least 30% of non-registered amateur of the province.

C) Special Dxpedition award will not affect your normal category award.

D) Special Dxpedition award must be acclaimed when submitting your contest log.

13.3 For non-Chinese entrants: A first place certificate will be issued for each category in each country only if the entrant had successfully finished more than 10 QSOs, except the multi-operator and field categories.

13.4 First place of a single category of the world and first place from each continent will be awarded with a plaque from the Mulan DX club.

13.5 Amateurs who worked all the 34 Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions and special administration regions within one contest period, will receive a special WAPC contest award. Amateurs who worked all the 34 Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions and special administration regions outside of a contest, is eligible for a WAPC contact award by showing copies of QSL cards received and a certain amount of fee will be charged as a sponsorship for the contest.

13.6 Individual or organizational plaque sponsors are eligible for designating specific award categories, their titles, names or call signs will be printed on the corresponding certificates or plaques.

14. Penalties

Following penalties are counted as triple good QSO points:
incorrectly logged calls(bad call);
incorrectly logged exchange numbers;
QSO not in other station’s log(NIL).
QSO is neither counted nor penalized for the following:
other station incorrectly logged entrant’s call;
other station incorrectly logged entrant’s exchange number;
QSO time in entrant’s log and other station’s log difference is more than 3 minutes;
QSO bands or modes in entrant’s log and other station’s log differ;
dupe QSO which is not in the other station’s log.

15. Punishment

If an entrant exercising unsportsmanlike conducts (e.g. Self spotting or equivalent; using high power but claim low power category, etc)during the contest to improve contest scores, or if there is enough proof indicating behaviors against amateur radio regulations of his or her own countries, the contest committee will take actions like issuing a warning, subtract scores or disqualifying.

16. This rule is made by Mulan DX Club. The Mulan DX Club Contest Committee’s decision is final. Awards and punishment lists will be announced before January 10 of the next year on the official club website:http://www.mulandxc.com. Certificates and souvenirs will be delivered before the end of February of the next year.


Appendix 1

List of Chinese provinces, municipal cities, autonomous regions, and special administration regions (source: China National Standards series GB/T 2260-2007).
AH Anhui province
BJ
Beijing municipal city
CQ
Chongqing municipal city
FJ
Fujian province
GD
Guangdong province
GS
Gansu province
GX
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region
GZ
Guizhou province
HA
Henan province
HB
Hubei province
HE
Hebei province
HI
Hainan province
HK
Hongkong special administration region
HL
Heilongjiang province
HN
Hunan province
JL
Jilin province
JS
Jiangsu province
JX
Jiangxi province
LN
Liaoning province
MO
Macau special administration region
NM
Inner Mongolia autonomous region
NX
Ningxia Hui autonomous region
QH
Qinghai province
SC
Sichuan province
SD
Shandong province
SH
Shanghai municipal city
SN
Shaanxi province
SX
Shanxi province
TJ
Tianjin municipal city
TW
Taiwan province
XJ
Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region
XZ
Xizang (Tibet) autonomous region
YN
Yunnan province
ZJ
Zhejiang province

BS7 is in HI, BQ9 is in TW.

CheckLog

CallSign All QSO Valid QSO Score Entity Ranking Diploma Medal Ele Diploma
DU1VGX 60 0 0