Pacific Northwest Challenge Cup

Pacific Northwest Challenge Cup Rules
Effective as of July 23, 2006

As agreed to by representatives from the BCDX Club, the WWDX Club, and the WVDX Club


PREAMBLE

In an attempt to stimulate activity from stations within the clubs’ regions it has been decided to implement the following rules which will be reviewed yearly at the Pacific NW Convention.

These rules, originally used in the 2005-2006 contest season, have been reviewed at the 2006 PNW Convention in Vancouver, BC and have been renewed for the 2006-2007 Contest season. They will be reviewed at the 2007 PNW Convention in Seattle, WA.

FOR CONTACTS MADE BY A PARTICULAR STATION TO COUNT

The station has to be somewhere within the boundaries of BC, Washington State or Oregon. For example, any points made by XE1KK, who is a member of the BCDX Club, won’t count unless he’s in BC, WA or OR when he makes the contacts.

At least one of the operators (at a given station in BC, WA or OR) must be a member of one of the 3 clubs.

POINTS MADE BY A PARTICULAR STATION ARE ALLOCATED TO THE VARIOUS CLUBS AS FOLLOWS

1) If the station belongs to a member (not the call used, the physical station) then the ratio of total points made by that station allocated to a particular club is equal to the number of ops belonging to that club divided by the total number of ops at that station who belong to any of the 3 clubs. Ops who are not a member of any of the clubs are ignored in this calculation.

example A: VE7FO makes 1M points (well, maybe someday). He has 5 newbie ops who don’t belong to any of the 3 clubs, himself, 2 ops from WWDXC and 1 from WVDXC. Then BCDXC gets 1/4 = 250k points, WWDXC gets 2/4 = 500k and WVDXC gets 1/4 = 250k.

example B: VE7UF makes 2M points. There are 4 ops, 2 of whom are members of BCDXC and 2 are not members of any of the clubs. BCDXC gets 2/2 = 2M points.

2) If the station does not belong to a member then the ratio of total points allocated to a particular club is equal to the number of ops belonging to that club divided by the total number of ops at that station.

example: VE7GL (a non-member) makes 4M points. There are 8 ops. One belongs to BCDXC and 2 to WWDXC. The rest are non-members. BCDXC gets 1/8 = 500k points. WWDXC gets 2/8 = 1M points.

APPLICABLE CONTESTS

  • CQWW RTTY
  • CQWW SSB
  • CQWW CW
  • ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP
  • WPX RTTY
  • ARRL DX CW
  • ARRL DX SSB
  • WPX SSB
  • WPX CW
  • IARU

SUNSET CLAUSE

These rules are for the 2006-2007 contest season.
At the end of the season they will be reviewed to see if we want to keep them or modify them.

Originally Prepared by Jim Smith, VE7FO

Pacific Northwest Challenge Cup Coordinator for the BCDX Club
and modified for 2006-2007 by Michael Dinkelman, N7WA

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2007-2008 changes

DXpedition points can count, but in a somewhat limited and very interesting way.

Say W7EJ, a member of the WV Club, makes 5 million points in a particular contest from CN2. Say the total points scored by WV Club members operating in Oregon for that contest is 2 million. Then they get to count W7EJ’s score up to a max of 2 million, resulting in a total WV Club score for that contest of 4 million. Suppose the cinco nueve guys also operated in the same contest from TI5N and made 3 million points for a total of 8 million DXpedition points. WV Club still ends up with 4 million.