"Enigma" Award (PZK)

14:38 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

14 - 30 August 2015


The event is organized by the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the direct patronage of the event is held by Bydgoszcz local branch of PZK. This event’s goal honors Marian Rejewski, whose successes in cracking Enigma cipher changed course of events during World War II.

The award period is from August 14th to August 30th 2015. The end date is subject to change. Information about possible change of the end date will show up at appropriate time on the event website.

We invite the participation in the event from all ham radio operators and SWLs from all over the world.

Look for the following special calls will participate in this event:

These special event stations will be active on all bands from 80 m to 10 m, including WARC bands.
Special stations will use following modes: CW, Phone and DIGI (all digital modes will count as one)
For QSOs with SN0CIPHER station, you will receive a cryptogram, which you must decode. This station will give a new cryptogram for each QSO on new band or new mode. Cryptograms will automatically show up on the website of event.

For QSOs with SN1ENIGMA, SN2ENIGMA and SN3ENIGMA stations, you will receive the decryption data necessary to decode the cryptogram. In order to decode one cryptogram it is necessary to make a QSO with all three stations using the ENIGMA suffix. In order to receive more decryption data, a QSO can be repeated on a different band or different mode, i.e. operator that has already a QSO on 20m CW with SN1ENIGMA station, can repeat it only on different band or different mode.

The special station SN0LEAK will be active for only 3 days during the event without providing exact times. The station will call CQ as long as it will not be added to DX Cluster. At the moment of showing up on a DX Cluster, the station will announce QRT for 30 minutes after which it will start calling CQ again on a different band or different mode. For QSO with the SN0LEAK station operator receives all necessary data to decode the first not fully decoded cryptogram. Only one cryptogram can be decoded this way. Repeated QSOs will not count for the award.

The same rules apply to SWLs. In order for SWL report to be accepted, the calls of both correspondents must agree with the log of special station and the time of QSO cannot differ by more than 3 minutes.

All information on the web site will show up after the uploading of special stations logs. Logs will be uploaded at least once a day after all stations finish their work. SWLs must upload their logs in Cabrillo format using the website of the event. Logs must be fully consistent with Cabrillo format. Logs can be uploaded up to one week after the event is finished. After that point uploading of logs will not be possible anymore.

Using decryption data and the website of the event operators must decode all received cryptograms. The operator who receives and correctly decodes at least 3 cryptograms will be rewarded with a diploma, which can be downloaded from the event web site, containing call sign and the name of operator as well as number of decoded cryptograms. The diploma will also contain the place taken by operator in general classification. General classification will be held separately for ham radio operators from Poland, Europe, rest of the World and SWLs despite of location. The diploma will contain a signature of the daughter of Marian Rejewski – Janina Sylwestrzak.

Nine operators and three SWLs who will manage to decode the highest amount of cryptograms in the least amount of time will receive a reward – a statuette with the representation of Enigma machine. The statuette will include the call sign of operator / SWL. Three statuettes will be assigned to operators form Poland, Europe (except Poland), rest of the World and SWLs despite of their location. In order to receive the reward operator does not need to decode all cryptograms, but the highest amount of them in the least amount of time. If a few operators will manage to decode all cryptograms or the same amount of cryptograms, the time in which they managed to do it will decide their place in general classification.

Diplomas will be available for download after the completion of the event from the web site of the event. Certificates will be sent when the event has completed.

Internet: http://enigmaaward.eu/

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