Event: DKC 6/7 June 2015 1500-1500 UTC (24h)
A new contest is approaching this weekend. It is the Dutch Kingdom Contest. New and....different. Information can be found on the website from the Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society.
Different? Well, this contest is as far as I know the only HF contest that includes the VHF 6m band. On the other hand it excludes 160m and 80m. Logical considering the time of the year.
Multipliers are like most contests every new DXCC per band. So what else is different in this contest? Different from other contests are multipliers from the dutch prefixes PA-PI and P4, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ6 and PJ7. Extra multipliers are the dutch expats. People originally from the Netherlands that are living anywhere in the world outside the Netherlands. That includes maritime mobile stations (not counting as new DXCC). You can work every station as well in SSB as CW on every contest band.
I think the rules pointed out at DKARS are clear but just for shure:
A. Every new station per band/mode = 1 QSO point
B. Every dutch kingdom DXCC including dutch expats per band/mode = 5 QSO points
C. QSO with a /P station inside the dutch kingdom per band/mode = 10 QSO points
D. QSO with a new DXCC per band/mode = 5 multipliers
E. QSO with a dutch kingdom DXCC PA, P4, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ6, PJ7 per band/mode = 10 multipliers
F. QSO with a dutch prefix PA-PI per band/mode = 10 multipliers
This is a new contest and held for the first time. I guess there will probabely be a change of rules next year as you cannot predict how a contest will go on. Personally I will try to participate as much as possible and hope to find many participating in this new contest as well.