BUBBA 2006!

----------------- CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT ------------------

 

NOTICE!!!  The Exchange has changed.

 

Here are the rules for the 2006 BUBBA (Burn Ur Big B___ Away) Contest:

 

BUBBA Summer QRP Sprint, sponsored by the Arizona ScQRPions

 

Saturday, August 19, 2006, 1600Z-2200Z

 

QRP HF Only. CW or SSB (5W max). Near QRP calling freqs (no WARC bands).

 

Categories: Single Op       (Home/Field) One Operator/One Station/One Call

Multi-Single(Home/Field) Multiple Operators/One Station/One Call

Multi-Multi (Home/Field) Multiple Stations/Multiple Operators/One Call

 

Work stations once PER band. Score 1 point per QSO.

 

DETAILS OF THE NEW BUBBA EXCHANGE

 

QRPARCI has graciously agreed for the ScQRPions to join them for their Silent Key Memorial Contest.  An unfortunate scheduling error has placed the BUBBA event overlapping the already scheduled QRPARCI event.  The BUBBA exchange has changed slightly to very closely resemble the exchange of the QRPARCI contest.  This will allow those who wish to operate one or BOTH contests to do so as contacts in either will count for both.  Just submit your score calculated according to the rules (including time period) of the contest(s) you are entering.  The ONLY difference in exchanges will be the temperature transmitted for BUBBA.  THE TRANSMITTED TEMPERATURE IS OPTIONAL for BUBBA, but encouraged.  You may not receive a temperature from participants of the QRPARCI event.  No need to ask for a “fill”.  If you are a QRPARCI member participating in both contests, you may transmit your QRPARCI member number instead of power out since that gets you more points in that contest.  Non-QRPARCI members transmit power out.  Click here for QRP ARCI Silent Key Memorial Contest rules.

 

The new BUBBA exchange follows:

 

Exchange:  RST, State/Province/DXCC Country (SPCs), QRPARCI Member Number OR power out, and optionally, [temperature (Fahrenheit)] at the operator’s position.  Indoor stations must report Indoor temperature.

 

 Example:  579 AZ 2W [90F] (non-Member)  OR  579 AZ 12345 [90F] (QRPARCI Member)

 

 Multipliers:

 

         SPCs (each counts once PER band),

 

         Field Location: x4 (Field per ARRL FD definition),

 

         Alternative Power (including batteries): x2,

 

         QRPp (less than 1W): x2,

 

         Highest Operating Temp (at OP'S POSITION):

 

                    < 90   F = x1;  A nice winter day

 

                  90 -  99 F = x2;  A nice spring day.

 

                 100 - 104 F = x3;  A nice day in May.

 

                 105 - 109 F = x4;  A nice summer day.

 

                 110 - 114 F = x5;  A warm summer day.

 

                 115F and UP = x6.  But it’s a dry heat…

 

Outdoor ops use the Heat Index / Dew Point Tables below.

 

Heat Index Chart

 

             Temp          Dew Point(F)

              (F)     50.0  55.0  60.0  65.0  70.0  75.0  80.0  85.0

             --------------------------------------------------------

               65:    62.7  63.8  65.0  66.6

               70:    67.8  68.7  69.8  71.1  72.6

               75:    73.1  73.9  74.8  75.9  79.2  80.7

               80:    79.8  80.6  81.6  82.8  84.4  86.9  90.9

               85:    83.5  84.7  86.1  88.0  90.5  94.0  99.0 106.6

               90:    87.9  89.4  91.2  93.6  96.9 101.2 107.2 115.6

               95:    92.9  94.5  96.7  99.6 103.4 108.4 115.2 124.3

              100:    98.1  99.9 102.4 105.6 109.8 115.3 122.7 132.3

              105:   103.4 105.4 108.1 111.6 116.1 122.0 129.7 139.7

              110:   108.7 110.9 113.8 117.5 122.3 128.4 136.3 146.5

 

             Temp       Relative Humidity (%)

              (F)    90.0  80.0  70.0  60.0  50.0  40.0  30.0  20.0  10.0

             ------------------------------------------------------------

               65:   65.6  64.7  63.8  62.8  61.9  60.9  60.0  59.1  58.1

               70:   71.6  70.7  69.8  68.8  67.9  66.9  66.0  65.1  64.1

               75:   79.7  76.7  75.8  74.8  73.9  72.9  72.0  71.1  70.1

               80:   88.2  85.9  84.2  82.8  81.6  80.4  79.0  77.4  76.1

               85:  101.4  97.0  93.3  90.3  87.7  85.5  83.5  81.6  79.6

               90:  119.3 112.0 105.8 100.5  96.1  92.3  89.2  86.5  84.2

               95:  141.8 131.1 121.7 113.6 106.7 100.9  96.1  92.2  89.2

              100:  168.7 154.0 140.9 129.5 119.6 111.2 104.2  98.7  94.4

              105:  200.0 180.7 163.4 148.1 134.7 123.2 113.6 105.8 100.0

              110:  235.6 211.2 189.1 169.4 151.9 136.8 124.1 113.7 105.8

              115:  275.3 245.4 218.0 193.3 171.3 152.1 135.8 122.3 111.9

              120:  319.1 283.1 250.0 219.9 192.9 169.1 148.7 131.6 118.2

 

             Any value less than 80 is considered comfortable.

             Any value greater than 90 is considered extreme.

             Any value greater than 100 is considered hazardous.

             Any value greater than 110 is considered dangerous.

 

For contacts with NQ7RP or any other ScQRPion you can find, add 5,000 points. One contact PER mode PER band allowed.  Calculate your score using the highest temperature recorded during your operating time.

 

Final Score:

 

[(QSOs x SPCs)](x Temp Multi)(x Field)(x AltPwr)(x QRPp) + (NQ7RP Bonus Points)

 

 

EXAMPLE:      (Thanks KI0II – Multi-Multi - FYBO 2004)

 

 

      BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   SPC

 _________________________________________________

 

   40CW        6           6          6        5

   40SSB       2           2          2        1

   20CW       56          56         55       26

   20SSB       2           2          2        1

   15CW       13          13         13        9

   15SSB       2           2          2        1

   10SSB       2           2          2        1                       

 _________________________________________________

 

 Totals       83          83         82       44

 

 

    Final Score = 82 QSO Pts X 44 SPC = 3608 X 5 (Temp Multi for 110F highest

        temp) = 18,040 X 4 (Field Ops) = 72,160 X2 (Alt pwr -Solar) =

        144,320 + NQ7RP bonus = 149,320 Total points

     

Prizes:  The Glory!  Ok.  Maybe a certificate too.

 

Please include your soapbox comments with your log! We’d like to hear of the trials of hot-weather operating, and any and all anecdotes are appreciated.

 

Logs are due 30 days after contest.

 

Please mark logs with category, i.e, single, multi-op, multi-multi and home or field.

 

Please email ASCII-text entries to: bubba at AzScQRPions dot org

Hard copy, if you must, to k5js.  Be sure to INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS if you want confirmation that we received your logs.

 

Include summary sheet, callsign, operator(s), power, location, and highest operating Temp. Logs are always fun to look at and put into databases to play with, but they are not required.

 

NOTE: This is a fun contest, NOT an episode of Survivor.  Take and drink lots of water!  Stay in the shade.  Be aware of the temperature and the possibility of heat exhaustion or stroke!  PLEASE be careful.