RULES OF CVA-DX CONTEST
Date Mode Time Day Event
Penultimate Saturday of August CW 21:00 (UTC) 18 start
penultimate Sunday of August CW 21:00 (UTC) 19 end
Last Saturday in August SSB 21:00 (UTC) 25 start
Last Sunday in August SSB 21:00 (UTC) 26 end
RULES OF THE CVA-DX
2.1 Categories CW and SSB:
(a) Single Operator, Single Band, High Power : 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80: All work and logging operation run by
one person (the operator). Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to another band after 10
minutes the band has worked. The output power shall not exceed the maximum allowed by the legislation
in force in the country. (1st place awards for national and international).
(b) Single Operator, Single Band, Low Power (up to 100 W) 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80m: All work and logging
operation run by one person (the operator). Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. The total
output power must not exceed 100 w (prize for 1st place 1st place national and international).
(c) Single Operator, All bands, QRP (up to 5 W):All work and logging operation run by one person (the
operator). Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to another band after 10 minutes the
band has worked. The total output power must not exceed 5w (prize for 1st place 1st place national and
(d) Single Operator, All Bands, High Power: All work and logging operation is performed by one person (the
operator). QSY to another band after 10 minutes the band has worked. The output power shall not exceed
the maximum allowed by the legislation in force in the country. (1st place award for 1st place national and
(e) Single Operator, All Bands, Low Power: All work and logging operation is performed by one person (the
operator). Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to another band after 10 minutes the
band has worked. The maximum output power shall not exceed 100 watts (1st place award for 1st place
national and international).
(f) MIL (stations Multi – operator located in Military Units): In this category the operators may be
civilian or military stations operating within Military Units, Armed Forces or Auxiliary. (Awards: 1st place
National and 1st International).
(g) Military Single Operator , All Bands Low Power : active military, reservists and retired military of Armed
Forces and Auxiliary Forces.All work and logging operation is performed by one person (theoperator).Only
a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to another band after 10 minutes the band has worked.
The maximum output Power shall not exceed 100 watts. (1st place award for 1st place nationaland
(h) Military Single Operator , All Bands High Power : active military ,reservists and retired military of
Armed Forces and Auxiliary Forces. All work and logging operation is performed by one person
(theoperator). Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to another band after 10 minutes
the band has worked. The output power shall not exceed the maximum allowed by the legislation in force
in the country(1st place award for 1st place national and international).
(I) Multi – Operator , Single Transmitter all bands high power: More than one person can contribute to the
final score during the official competition. Only a transmitted signal is permitted at any time. QSY to
another band after 10 minutes the band has worked. The output power shall not exceed the maximum
allowed by the legislation in force in the country. (awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place nationally and 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place international).
(j) Clubs: (Sum of scores of all participants): In this category there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
national and international place.
(l) HQ: Associations and leagues Recognized by IARU (1st place award for 1st place national and
(m) TEEN Single Operator (up to 17 years): 1st place award for 1st place national and international.
n) Single Operator YL: Exclusive to Young Ladies, (awards for 1st place National and 1st place international).
ORVELAY: SUBCATEGORY CW and SSB
o) ROOKIE (rookie): To participate in this category, the operator must have been licensed to three (3) years
or less from the date of the competition. Indicate the date of the first license in the field SOAPBOX and
have never participated in the CVA DX with another incative.
“Remarks: QSY only after a period of 10 minutes the band has worked. The ten-minute periods are
defined asbeginning with the first logged QSO on a band. Only one signal to be transmitted by time.”
a) Station Director CRAEC
RST + CVA (599 CVA ou 59 CVA)
b) Stations of LABRE and amateur associations recognized by the IARU
RST + HQ (599 HQ ou 59 HQ)
c) Station located in Military Units or Single Operator Military
RST + MIL (599 MIL ou 59 MIL)
d) Stations Brazilian
RST + UF (599 RJ ou 59 RJ)
* RJ is the UF of Rio de Janeiro.
e) Stations QRP
RST + QRP (599 QRP ou 59 QRP)
f) E s t a ç õ e s YL
RST + YL (599 YL ou 59 YL)
g) Stations operated by TEEN ham aged less than or equal to 17 years.
RST + TEEN (599 TEEN ou 59 TEEN)
h) Stations DX
RST + DX (599 DX or 59 DX)
QRP: 599 QRP or 59 QRP
MIL: 599 MIL or 59 MIL
YL: 599 YL or 59 YL
HQ: 599 HQ or 59 HQ
TEEN: 599 TEEN or 59 TEEN
1) will be valid all QSOs confirmed, a station worked per band. QSY only after a period of 10 minutes in the
band. The ten-minute periods are defined as beginning with the first logged QSO on a band.
(a) Stations “PY”
Contacts between stations in Brazil = 2 pts
Contacts between stations in Brazil and DX = 3 pts
(b) Stations DX
Contacts between stations in the same country = 0 pt
Contacts between stations of different countries = 1 pt
Contacts with stations of Brazil = 3 pts
(c) All Seasons
Contacts with the station director (PT2CVA) = 10 pts
Contacts with stations HQ or MIL = 5 pts (regardless of country)
Contacts with QRP stations = 3 pts (regardless of country)
Two types of multipliers will be used:
M1) multiplier for different UF contacted by Brazilian band.
M2) A multiplier different country contacted on each band.
Allowed contacts with stations in their own country for the credit multiplier.
* Federal Units:
Estado UF Estado UF Estado UF
Acre AC Alagoas AL Amapá AP
Amazonas AM Bahia BA Ceará CE
Brasília DF Espírito Santo ES Goiás GO
Maranhão MA Mato Grosso MT Mato G do Sul MS
Minas Gerais MG Pará PA Paraíba PB
Paraná PR Pernambuco PE Piauí PI
Rio de Janeiro RJ Rio G Sul RS Rondônia RO
Rio G Norte RN Roraima RR Santa Catarina SC
São Paulo SP Sergipe SE Tocantins TO
The final score is calculated by the following formula: Total = total score (sum of QSO points of all bands) ×
M1 (UF all bands) x M2 (Countries worked from all bands).
By submitting an entry to the CVA DX CONTEST you agree that: 1) you have read and understood the
contest rules and agree to follow the same, 2) you have operated in accordance with all rules and
regulations pertaining to amateur radio in his country, three ) your og can be opened to the public, and 4)
all actions and decisions of the CVA DX Contest Committee are official and end.
8. LOGS AND RESULTS:
1) All logs must be submitted on the website of CRAEC (http://www.craec.org) until the 15th year the
contest september The log must be submitted in Cabrillo format to: email@example.com and ssb @ craec.org
2) The recommended software to record the Log is N1MM, update from V 8.5.12.
3)The latest update can be obtained ( http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tiki-list_file_gallery.php?galleryId=15 ).
4) N1MM software, can be obtained from: ( http://n1mm.hamdocs.com/tikilist_
5) here is also a program called SD which is compatible with the CVA DX (http://www.ei5di.com/).
6) The results will be published on the website of CRAEC (http://www.craec.org) or (http://www.cvadx.org).
CVA DX CONTESTE
Contest Rules – FAQs
The goal of this report is to answer some of the most common questions about the rules of the
Competition Green and Yellow and how some of the rules are interpreted by the Organization of the CVA.
Please send your inquiries to the organization in our mailbox. The explanations here apply only to the CVA
DX CONTEST SSB and CW.
Can I use the DX-CLUSTER?
Yes. However, the self-spot is forbidden.
Who is eligible for the Rookie category?
The Rookie category is only for operators who have an amateur radio license for less than 3 years. If you
have had an amateur radio license before the time, you are not eligible for the Rookie category. The time
limit is applied to the operator and not the station.
Our registration software led us to make duplicate contacts. Is this a problem?
No, just a QSO will be validated.
The station sends me “serial numbers”. What should I log in register?
The exchange are only accepted under the Regulation.
I would like to work in various bands, but only provide a single band. Is this allowed? How should I
submit my log?
Yes, you can work with other bands corresponding to your license and also submit your registration as a
single band. First, make sure your log includes all QSOs made on all bands. This helps us with the log scan.
Secondly, make sure the Cabrillo file header has a whole category for the one band you want to insert. (eg BAND
CATEGORY: 20M) only in a single band QSOs is used to compute the score. Please enter only one containing all log
QSOs! Each log that you send will replace the previously submitted log.
It is permitted to be looking for multipliers on other bands for requesting a QSY to other bands or sked?
What are the penalties for punctuation errors detected during the scan log?
Indicative incorrect – QSO loss.
Exchanges incorrect – (exchange record do not match the exchange sent by another station, and only
use may be provided in exchange CVA) – loss of the QSO.
Duplicate QSO – just a QSO will be validated.
Error log change in the band – the loss of all QSOs in the band spelled incorrectly.
Time tolerance in the log – the difference is tolerated 3 (three) minutes between QSOs, after this his
program is designed to eliminate the QSO over three minutes.
Should I submit the record to Cabrillo 2.0 or 3.0?
The Cabrillo log format standard is 3.0.
I did log on paper. What is the best way to present my log?
The organization of the CVA will not accept paper records.
Instructions for sending non-Cabrillo log:
If you can not send a log in CABRILLO format, your log may or may not be considered if it is not clear
enough to perform the calculation.
Frequently Asked Questions about filling out logs
Cabrillo refers to a universal format log presentation creator Trey Garlough, N5KO. This is the preferred
format for all electronic records.
There are two versions of the file format Cabrillo log. The Tender Green and Yellow only accept version 3.0.
Here is an example of a Cabrillo file header for version 3.0 of the Competition Green and Yellow.
1. CABRILLO FOR STATION:
CATEGORY OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
CATEGORY POWER: HIGH
CATEGORY TRANSMISSOR: ONE
CLAIMED – SCORE:18
OPERATORS: PT2AC, PT2LA
ADDRESS: Rod DF 001 Km 005 Taquari
ADDRESS -Estado-Província: DF
ADDRESS COUTRY: BRASIL
QSO: 7005 PH 2012/08/25 PT2CVA 599 CVA PY1AA 599 HQ
QSO: 7006 PH 2012/08/25 PT2CVA 599 CVA PS7EB 599 RN
QSO: 7006 PH 2012/08/25 PT2CVA 599 CVA PY3CM 599 MIL
2. HOW TO COMPLETE THE CABRILLO CVA
START OF LOG: X.X version number
It should be the first line of submission of registration. This file is version 3.0.
The callsign used during the competition.
CONTEST: Name Contest
The competition should be the name of one of the following options.
Make sure to use hyphens as shown.
Category of operators:
The operator-category must be one of the following. (If you do not want your score to be included in the
lists, you must set this field to checklog).
NON-ASSISTED ASSISTED OR (NOT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN CHOICE)
In this space you should say what exchange to be sent (DX, HQ, MIL, TEEN, YL, QRP or UF states)
PT2AA exchage the HQ is to be filled (clubs and Labres)
PS7DX the exchange to be completed will be the UF RN radio operator (operator – single or multi -
PY2TEY the exchange will be completed YL operator (female)
PY3CM the exchange will be completed MIL (for stations located in Military Organizations or single
OA4DX the exchange to be completed will be DX (FOREIGN STATIONS)
The category to be one of the following.
SSB e CW
The category of band should be one of the following: If you are entering into a category all bands (ALL), all
uses, otherwise, select one of the individual bands shown to compete monoband.
ALL, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M or 10M
The category of food should be one of the following.
Only one transmitter.
OVERLAY CATEGORY: text
IMPORTANT: If you are entering as a Rookie, you must also provide information CATEGORY-OVERLAY – see below.
To ROOKIE, type:
OVERLAY CATEGORY: ROOKIE
Name of the radio club with which the score should be aggregated. PLEASE give the name CLUB!
CREATED BY: Text
Name and version of the registration program used to create the Cabrillo file. (This field is optional.)
A place to put an e-mail if you wish. (Very important to feed our database)
Behalf. Maximum 75 characters.
Address correspondence to each line should have a maximum of 45 characters. Address lines are permitted up to 6.
ADDRESS CITY: text
STATE OF THE PROVINCE ADDRESS: text
ADDRESS ZIP Code: Text
Optional fields to provide postal address details. (Important for our database)
Address Country: text
Brazil name postal service to the country of your address. You only need to e-mail outside of Brazil.
Operators: callsign1 [callsign2, callsign3 ...] In this field operators that are operating Multi-Op stations and want to
include their prefixes for making individual pieces. Can include them.
Must be the last line of the commit log.
CVA-2011 DX with N1MM
The latest versions N1MM comes with support for DX-CVA. To configure it, follow the steps below:
1 – On the main screen N1MM select File / New Log in Database.
2 – In the window that opens, the option Log Type, select CVADXCW CVADXSSB or, as appropriate. Do not forget to
check the date.
3 – The Contest tab, do the other settings Band, Category, power, information being sent, etc…
4 – Then click on OK
(official website of the Amateur Radio Club of the School of Communications)
(official website of the Competition Green and Yellow)
Commander of the Brazilian Army
School of Communications of the Brazilian Army
Amateur Radio Club of the School of the Communications
Portuguese Version : http://www.cvadx.org/