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INTERNATIONAL ENIGMA RELOADED AWARD
SIXTH EDITION - 2019


From September 27th to October 11th 2019

 

DURATION PERIOD & DATES
- Start on Sept. 27th 2019 at 07:00 UTC, in conjunction with the “European Researcher’s Night”;
- End on Oct. 11th 2019, at 23:59 UTC;
The complete program of the event is available on the website: www.enigma-reloaded.it


AIM AND PARTICIPATION RULES 

The award is worldwide.

All Radioamateurs in the world can participate, with the aim of contacting as many ENIGMA Activating Stations as possible according the rules described in this document.

The official list of the Activating Station will be published on the website www.enigma-reloaded.it .

The only award’s participation categories are: OM and SWL.

The two categories are distinct and independent, each with their own ranking.

As previously defined, basic requirement for an Activating Station is to be "paired" with an original Enigma machine, even if not necessarily functioning.

By the time of the registration application of the Activating Stations, the name of the museum or owner group hosting the machine will be made known.

For amateur collectors or private owners, the province where the machine is located will be considered as a sufficient information. Any additional detail if given will be welcome, but not mandatory.

 

QSO / HRD RULES  

QSOs and HRDs are allowed on all HF bands: 10-12-15-17-20-30-40-60-80-160 meters using the emission modes Phone (SSB), CW and all admitted digital modes (E.g. : RTTY, FT8, JT65, JT9, PSK).

Contacts by means of repeaters, trasponders or similar systems and means are not permitted.

The contact will be valid once mutually exchanged the standard RS(T) reports, provided the following “Dupe Rule” is observed:

For the entire duration of the award, each Activating Station can be contacted only once per day on the same band and with the same emission mode: any contact between the same stations on the same day, on the same band and using the same emission mode will be considered as a “DUPE”, and its score will be set to zero.

Packet Cluster spotting is allowed, with the only limitation that “self - spotting” by the Activating Stations for themselves : this is NOT allowed.

“Self - spotting” is defined as a spot on the packet cluster posted by a given callsign on the same callsign.

Example of a NOT permitted spot: II4GRM sends a spot for II4GRM

Example of an allowed spot: IK4PKK sends a spot for II4GRM

AWARD’s CERTIFICATES

There are two award’s certificate types :

A) Score Ranking Award Certificate: it will be assigned to all radio stations having reached the minimum required score, according to the rules described in this document;
B) Participation Certificate: it will be assigned to all radio stations having collected at least 12 valid QSOs/HRDs with Activating Stations, even contacting more than once a same activating station, independently on the obtained score.


 
 

QSO / HRD SCORES AND MULTIPLIERS 

The following scores will be assigned to each valid (NOT dupe) QSO or HRD:

A) For QRP stations (Power ≤ 5 W): 2 points;
B) For NOT QRP stations (Power > 5 W): 1 point.

Each callsign of an Activating Station counts as a multiplier.

Examples of score calculation :

• QRP station: for 10 contacts with “Activating Station 1”, 25 contacts with “Activating Station 2” and 7 contacts with “Activating Station 3” (three stations in total) the total QSO score is : (10)(2) + (25)(2)+ (7)(2) = 84 and 3 multipliers, so the total score is : (84)*(3) = 252 points;

• NOT QRP station: for 10 contacts with “Activating Station 1”, 25 contacts with “Activating Station 2” and 7 contacts with “Activating Station 3” (3 stations in total) the total QSO score is : (10)(1) + (25)(1)+ (7)(1) = 42 and 3 multipliers, so the total score is : (42)*(3) = 126 points;



 

MINIMUM SCORE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE SCORE RANKING AWARD’s CERTIFICATE 

The minimum score P is calculated as follows:

 For Italian stations: P = 32*N
 For European, NOT Italian stations: P = 16*N
 For Extra European stations: P =8*N
where N is the total number of the Activating Stations who participated to the award, going on the air.

This number N will be officially published on the website //www.enigma-reloaded.it/

 

SCORE  RANKING AND PRIZES 

Since November 5th 2019, accessing to the website:

 

 http://arifidenza.hamlogs.net/

 


each participant will be able to check his/her QSOs put in log and the corresponding obtained score, simply inputing his/her callsign into the field named “Check Your QSOs”.

Once obtained the minimum score required for getting the Score Ranking Award’s Certificate, this will be automatically made available for download as a PDF file.

The same holds for the Participation Certificate, which will be made available for download on the website given above as soon as the condition B) described above under paragraph “AWARD’S CERTIFICATES” is fulfilled.

The complete list of the award’s certificates already issued will be available in real time by clicking the button “LIST OF ISSUED AWARDS”.

Any participant not adhering to the rules defined in this document will be liable to squalification, according to the irrevocable judgement of the A.R.I. Fidenza’s Award Committee.

Any decision made by the A.R.I. Fidenza Committee appointed for the log check, regarding the ranking score and the assignment of the award’s certificates, will be final and unappelable.

 

FINAL  REMARKS

Anything not specifically mentioned in this Regulation and its amendments, as well as any additional information  will be published on the official web site www.enigma-reloaded.it, to which as any request for additional information should be addressed.  
As general ruling system, the common practice, customs and conventions usually adopted within the amateur radio competitions hold.
Anything not specifically mentioned in this Regulation and its amendments, as well as any additional information related to the award, will be published on the official web site www.enigma-reloaded.it, to which any question or request for additional information should be addressed.

As a general behavior code, the common Ham Spirit practices, customs and conventions usually adopted within the frame of Radioamateur activities and competitions hold.