Rules of International VHF, UHF and SHF Contest (HA – VHF, UHF, SHF)

(FOR FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS)

Organizer: Contest Committee of Hungarian Radio Amateur Society on behalf of MRASZ.

Purpose:  Keeping up traditionally friendly relationship with radio amateurs, reinforcing the reputation of Hungarian radio amateurs, to develop and prove their technological level and knowledge, and giving possibility to obtain radio amateur awards.

Date: First full weekend of July every year, from Saturday 14:00 UTC until Sunday 13:59 UTC. 

Participants:  All licensed Hungarian and foreign radio amateurs (single operator) and radio amateur contest teams (multi operator) accepting the rules of the contest. 

Categories:

SINGLE-OP MULTI BAND
SINGLE-OP MULTI BAND 6H
SINGLE OP 2M
SINGLE OP 70 CM
SINGLE OP 23 CM&UP
MULTI-OP MULTI BAND
MULTI-OP 2M
MULTI-OP 70 CM
MULTI-OP 23 CM&UP
IMPORTANT: THESE CATEGORIES SHALL BE PUT INTO ROW PSect OF THE EDI LOG!

Remark:

- 6H: 6H category starts with issuing contest exchange 001 on the band operator started his/her contest activity. 6H period can be devided into maximum2 parts. Between the 2 parts there has to be minimum 2 hours break. During the break no contest QSO can be made on any VHF band. Failing to adhere the 2 hours break (having shorter break) will result in reclassification of the entry category. Contacts can only be validated as contest contacts falling into the 2 periods. All contest contacts made after the 6 hours period will qualify for 0 contest points but will be taken into consideration as if they were part of check logs (evaluated for cross checking only).

SINGLE-OP: in line with the individual’s licence
MULTI-OP: contest teams in line with the licence.
SINGLE-OP: only 1 signal at any given time in all bands valid in the contest.
MULTI-OP: only 1 signal at any given time in 1 band.

All participants can make contest contacts on all bands regardless of the entry category. Participants will be evaluated in 1 entry category only.

Bands: 2M and all amateur bands above 2M according to the band plan of IARU Region 1 

Type of emission: Phone: J3E, R3E, F3E, G3E  CW: A1A.

Contest call: Phone: CQ CONTEST and CW: CQ TEST

Exchange: RS or RST + separate progressive serial number starting with 001 by bands and WW QTH locator (e.g.: 589 011 JN97HP). 

Scores: For contacts on the 2M band: one (1) point/kilometer  For contacts on the 70CM band: one and half (1.5) points/kilometer  For contacts on the 23CM band: two (2) points/kilometer  For contacts on the 13CM band and UP: three (3) points/kilometer

Final score: Sum of points by band.

Logs: Only electronic logs in EDI format will be accepted by bands.

The logs have to be submitted:

Via internet: http://www.ha-dx.com/havhf Via email using an attached log file to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Logs can be typed in on the following website (in case edi log can not be produced): http://www.ha-dx.com/havhf In a case of any questions or comments please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDI logs contain contest contacts for 1 band only. Logs for each band need to be submitted in consequtive order. Please use the same password received at the log submission for the first band sending logs electronically or uploading on the website.

Deadline: All entries must be submitted not later than 23:59 on the second Monday after the contest. Late logs and non EDI format logs will be considered only for check logs.

Awards: All contesters get a certification which will be available to download on the contest home page after publishing the final result. 

Announcement of final results: The final result of contest will be announced in the web site www.mrasz.hu

Notes:

a) All participants shall adhere to the rules prescribed in his/her license. Ignoring this may result in disqualification.
b) The decision of the contest committee is final.