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Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

Use the download rules button.

The limit is 24 hours starting Saturday 12:00 UTC to Sunday 12:00 UTC. Operate as much as you want during the contest period.

Yes you can, an operator may participate in a multistation and then participate at home and also submit his own log.

Every participant who submits a log and provides a valid address in the cabrillo log header will receive an token of merit at that address. At Multi stations, the number of participants must be specified in order to send the correct number of tokens.

Yes, this is possible for every participating station, use the menu button CERTIFICATES. For the time being only possible in the same year of participation.

Logging Questions

Yes! Please log all contacts that you make even if they are duplicates. The log robot will correct those entries.

The robot accepts both Cabrillo V2 and Cabrillo V3 formats. Examples are under the LOGS button.

Extensions of the log deadline may be requested by email to the Contest Manager. The request must include the entry callsign, a valid reason for why the extension is needed, and a date by which the log will be submitted. The request must be submitted before the log deadline. A request for extension must be acknowledged by the Contest Manager to be valid.

We actually do not encourage logging on paper. Log checking is complicated and labor intense.
You can send your log by mail to the postal address stated in the PACC rules.

Operator Questions

Yes, all classes are assisted.

Any operator may post their scores to a live scoreboard (e.g., cq-contest.net or contestonlinescore.com). Operators are allowed to view scores of the competition on a live scoreboard site. Some Loggers have provisions built in for live scoring.

Since 2016, mixed mode stations are allowed to work the same station twice per band, once in CW and once in SSB. If this station is a multiplier, it counts as two multipliers one for each mode.

Yes, this is allowed as long as there is an interlock present so that you only transmit one signal at a time.
It is important to configure radio’s used in the logging program, e.g. radio 1 = 0 and radio 2 = 1. (use Cabrillo by default). Also the ten minute rule applies here. The band may not be changed more than once every ten minutes, not even for multipliers.

Hint: make sure the date and time are exactly the same on your computers.

The band may not be changed more often per station / transmitter than once every ten minutes, not even if it concerns a multiplier. It is important to configure radio’s used in the logging program, e.g. radio 1 = 0 and radio 2 = 1. (use Cabrillo by default).

Hint: make sure the date and time are exactly the same on your computers.

Foreign (non PA) stations (including SWLs): one multiplier for each different Dutch province per band per mode.
The Dutch province abbreviations are:
DR= Drenthe        NB = Noord-Brabant
FL= Flevoland      NH = Noord-Holland
FR= Friesland       OV = Overijssel
GD= Gelderland    UT = Utrecht
GR= Groningen     ZH = Zuid-Holland
LB= Limburg         ZL = Zeeland

Provinces of the Netherlands

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