You make the left side of my brain hurt !!

Distracting my fragile focus skills even further by adding one of my favorite songs in the background.
I liked it and I will definitely integrate it in my CW training :-)

Devoted to my radiobuddy Jimmy SV1LKM who wants to sharpen his CW !

1st Greek Telegraphy Club CW Cup !!

Aim of the contest:             To contact members of the Greek Telegraphy Club (G.T.C.) in CW mode and to promote CW mode to the Radio Amateur community

Contest Period:             Saturday, 24 September 2011 - 12:00UTC until Sunday, 25 September 2011 - 12:00UTC

Modulation:                       Exclusively CW (A1A)
Bands:                                  80m (3.520Mhz – 3.530Mhz)
                                              40m (7.020Mhz – 7.030Mhz)
                                              20m (14.030Mhz – 14.060Mhz)
                                              15m (21.030Mhz – 21.060Mhz)
                                              10m (28.030Mhz – 28.060Mhz)
                                              The above working bandwidths are recommended by the G.T.C. , but all CW QSOs in accordance with the official band plans will be considered valid

Categories:             A. SOAB (Single Operator, All Bands, regardless of power output to the antenna input)
                                   B. SOAB/QRP (Single Operator, All Bands, power output to the antenna input limited to 5W PEP). Stations participating in this category are obliged to send /QRP after their callsign (e.g. SV5DKL/QRP)

RST:             G.T.C. Members: RST + GTC + 3-digit member number (e.g. for G.T.C. member nr. 28 the sent report should be 599 GTC 028)
                      Non-members : RST + Serial No. staring from 001

Who to work:             Everyone may work everyone, but just once per each band. Participating members of the G.T.C. should take part under their own callsign and not under any special callsign

QSO Points:             QSOs with G.T.C. members: 10 points
QSOs with non-G.T.C. members : 1 point

Multipliers:             Each QSO with a G.T.C. member per band counts for one (1) multiplier. For instance, if you work the same G.T.C. member in three (3) different bands, then this counts for three (3) multipliers

Total Score:             The total score is calculated by the sum of QSO points (as described above) multiplied by the multiplier total

Log submission:             Electronic logs of your participation should be e-mailed at latest by 30 October 2011 to the European Communications Manager of G.T.C. , Stathis Maliakis - SV5DKL to the following e-mail address:
At the field of your e-mail you must write the callsign used as well as the category of participation (Α ή Β). For instance, SV5DKL - Category A

Valid logs will be considered those that will have been received up to the above mentioned date and that will be fully completed (the logs should contain at least the following data for each QSO: Date, UTC, Callsign, Band, Mode, RST sent, Serial No. sent, RST received, Serial No. received)
There is no special software developed yet for logging GTC CW Cup QSO data, so logs of the following formats will be accepted: ADIF, Cabrillo , .csv , .xls , .txt , .dat (dBase) , .wl (Writelog for Windows).
Also, hand-written logs sent by mail with postal signature up to 30 October 2011 will be accepted, as long as they, too, contain at least the required data mentioned above for each QSO

All hand-written logs should be mailed to the following address:
Efstathios Maliakis, SV5DKL, 2, G. Georgiadi str., GR-85100, Analipsi, Rhodes, Greece.
All submitted logs must clearly mention the details of the participating station (Callsign, Name/Surname of the station's licensee and postal address) as well as the following sentence:
΄΄I hereby state responsibly that my participation to the 1st G.T.C. CW Cup is fully complied with the rules and conditions set by the G.T.C. CW Cup committee and with the permissions and restrictions defined for my station's radio amateur license. Furthermore, I will wholeheartedly accept the results and decisions of the 1st G.T.C. CW Cup Committee"

Results:             The official results of the 1st G.T.C. CW Cup will be published during the Greek Hamfest 2012 which will be possibly held in the first weekend of June 2012
The results and decisions of the G.T.C. CW Cup Committee are final and no objections will be considered

Awards:             Top scorer of category Α. SOAB (regardless if he is a G.T.C. member or not) will be awarded with a 30 cm. height cup with a commemorative plaque
Top scorer of category Β. SOAB/QRP (regardless if he is a G.T.C. member or not) will be awarded with a 18 cm. height cup with a commemorative plaque
All stations that will submit their logs will receive a commemorative lapel pin for their participation in the 1st G.T.C. CW Cup

Vy 73s & 55s
Efstathios Maliakis, SV5DKL , GTC #028
European Communications Manager - Greek Telegraphy Club

Well, I'll be there, at least this event is marked as #1 priority in my calendar for that weekend !
I have to admit that at first glance, I didn't like the multiplier policy, however this event ain't a hardcore contest, rather than a friendly QSO Party event, to get acquainted with GTC, meet old buddies and make new ones !  I'm sure that this will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and work SV ops from all the greek regions by tapping your keys.

As of the club itself, you may find and study the GTC member list by clicking here.
The GTC is open to all amateurs worldwide so you'll notice that there's a portion of non-SV amateurs who have joined the club.

Hopefully, a kind vollie will create a contest module, otherwise I will have to set the logging program I'll run to CQWPXCW along with a custom send msg, containing my GTC membership no.

Date-talking, unfortunately, it coincides with the 40th JLRS Party Contest, a YL contest which attracts few hundreds of logs.  Then is the solely SSB part of the contest, thus it's absolutely incompatible to participate simultaneously at both contests :-(
After all, I'll give it a good try to be QRV as much as possible then. Considering that I will enjoy radio only the upcoming weekend for IOTA Contest as part of the SY9M crew, the next time that I will enjoy shortwave should be during the GTC Cup, late September, so I will have missed the radio hum a lot by then :-)
Cheers !