Ernst Krenkel Memorial
Radio amateurs from around the world are invited to participate
in the 41st contest. The RAEM contest is organised by "Soyuz Radioljubitelej
Rossii" (Union of Radioamateurs of Russia) in memory of Ernst Krenkel
(1903-1971) – famous polar investigator and radio communications operator
(callsign RAEM), Hero of the Soviet Union, chairman of the USSR Radiosport
Federation (1959-1971), and the first chairman of Central Radio Club of
the USSR. Beginning in 1924, Krenkel was a pioneering member and main
radio operator of many Russian Arctic winter research expeditions, as
well as a veteran of the Russian Arctic polar station "North Pole-1"
and numerous other Arctic marine expeditions.
1. Date. Bands. Mode
RAEM contest is held every year on the Sunday of the fourth
full weekend of December.
In 2012 the contest commences 23rd December at 00.00 UTC and ends 23rd
December at 11.59 UTC. Period of operation – 12 hours.
Bands: Only the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m bands may be used.
Mode: CW only.
2. Entry categories
Select only one of the following:
MULTI-ONE: Multiple operators, Single transmitter, all bands
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH: Single operator, All bands, High power
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW: Single operator, All bands, Low power (total output
power must not exceed 100 W)
SINGLE-OP 80M: Single operator, 80m band
SINGLE-OP 40M: Single operator, 40m band
SINGLE-OP 20M: Single operator, 20m band
SINGLE-OP 15M: Single operator, 15m band
SINGLE-OP 10M: Single operator, 10m band
During the contest, the Ernst Krenkel memorial amateur
radio station will be on the air with the callsign RAEM. The honour of
operating RAEM is given to the previous year's high scoring Russian MULTI-ONE
team. The RAEM memorial radio station does not compete with other participants
and has no limitations on the number of transmitters.
The exchange is formed from the following parts:
– progressive contact serial number starting with 001 for the first contact;
– your geographic latitude rounded to one degree precision;
– one-letter designator of hemisphere: "N" for North and "S"
– your geographic longitude rounded to one degree precision;
– one-letter designator of hemisphere: "О" for East (from German
Ost) and "W" for West.
RW9HZZ sends "001 57n85o": 001 is QSO number, 57n and 85o are
RX0LWC sends "001 44n133o": 001 is QSO number, 44n and 133o
4. Terms of operation
1. A station may be worked once on each band for QSO point
2. A maximum of ten band changes for MULTI-ONE may be made in any clock
hour (00 through 59 minutes). Otherwise, all QSOs made after the eleventh
band change and until the end of that clock hour give no points. For SINGLE-OP
stations there is no limit on band changes.
3. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any one time for all categories.
When two or more transmitters are present, either a software or hardware
interlock must be used to prevent more than one signal at any time.
4. Use of any assistance or information provided by any outside person
or device is not allowed. The exception is that publicly accessible (open)
information networks (e. g. DX clusters) are allowed in every category.
5. Single-band entries are permitted to operate on other bands. Only QSOs
on the claimed category-band give points.
6. The number of duplicated sent or skipped QSO numbers must not exceed
2% of claimed QSOs.
7. By submitting an entry in the RAEM International DX Contest you agree
that you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to
be bound by them.
1. Every valid QSO gives 50 points.
2. Every one degree in geographic coordinates' difference in latitude
(your and received coordinates in exchange) gives one point in addition;
the same for longitude.
3. Every QSO with a polar amateur radio station (defined as a station
located within the Earth's Polar Circles and sending a latitude of 66
degrees or greater) gives 100 points in addition.
4. Every QSO with the RAEM memorial amateur radio station gives 300 points
6. Final score
The final score is the sum of QSO points, geographic coordinates'
points, polar contacts' points, and RAEM station points. Example: (300
QSOs) х 50 + 11000 points for coordinates + (17 QSOs with polar stations)
х 100 + (RAEM QSOs on each of five bands) х 300 = 29200 points.
For participants located within the Polar Circles, the score above is
multiplied by factor 1.1.
The calculation of claimed score is provided by Contest Committee: it
is not required for participants themselves to calculate the score.
7. Rules for SWL category
SWLs have to copy callsigns of both sides of a QSO and
the complete exchange sent by one of the stations.
No more than three QSOs may be claimed where the same station is one of
the sides. Every one station gives points only once on each band.
Scoring is the same as for other categories. SWLs own geographic coordinates
are used for geographic coordinates' points calculation.
Plaques will be awarded to the world's 1st, 2nd and 3rd
scores in every category with five or more participants.
Certificates will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd scores in MULTI-ONE,
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH and SINGLE-OP ALL LOW categories in every continent
and among polar stations.
Special achievement certificate will be awarded to every participant with
100 or more confirmed QSOs.
All certificates will be arranged on the RAEM contest web site (raem.srr.ru)
as JPG files for downloading and printing.
Sponsors are welcome (contact Organizing Committee).
1. Electronic log submission is required for all logs
which may come in 1st to 10th position in each section.
2. Please send logs in Cabrillo format, and be sure to include the full
exchange. A single file must be attached to one email. Name the file "CALL.CBR"
where "CALL" is your callsign in the contest. Put your callsign
and category in the "Subject" line of the Email. Arrange QSOs
in chronological order. SWLs may send any suitable file format: Excel
tables are preferred.
3. All entries must be emailed or postmarked no later than 30 days after
the contest (January 22, 2013).
4. Logs sent after the deadline or received more than 45 days after the
contest may be used as checklogs only.
5. An additional time period for log submission can be requested by any
participant: if this is required, send a request to the Contest Committee.
Postal address: Alex S. Pashkov, P.O. Box 177, Novosibirsk, 630032, RUSSIA
Contest home page on the Internet: raem.srr.ru
11. Computer software which supports RAEM contest