EUROPEAN HF CHAMPIONSHIP  
  organized by Slovenia Contest Club  

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CONTEST RULES

 

 

1. OBJECTIVE

For European amateurs to contact as many other European amateurs and compete for the "European HF Champion" title. Only EU to EU contacts count, considering CQWW countries list.

 

2. CONTEST PERIOD

Every year, first Saturday in August, from 12:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC (August 2, 2014).

 

3. BANDS

All amateur bands from 1.8 MHz through 28 Mhz, except WARC bands.

 

4. ENTRY CATEGORIES

Single operator All band categories only:

 

Category

Appropriate Cabrillo category

CW/SSB - High Power

SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH MIXED

CW/SSB - Low Power

SINGLE-OP ALL LOW MIXED

CW only - High Power

SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH CW

CW only - Low Power

SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW

SSB only - High Power

SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH SSB

SSB only - Low Power

SINGLE-OP ALL LOW SSB

 

High Power categories: Total output power must not exceed 1500 watts at any time.

Low Power categories: Total output power must not exceed 100 watts at any time.

 

Terms of Competition for all categories:

a)  All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score. Only the entrant’s call sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.

b)  Only one transmitted signal is allowed at any time. Only one operator is allowed to perform all of the operating and logging functions and only one callsign is allowed from a particular radio station.

c)  All operation must take place from one operating site. Transmitter and receiver must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle.

d)  Any public QSO alerting assistance is allowed for all categories. This includes, but is not limited to, DX Cluster-type networks, local or remote Skimmer and/or Skimmer-like technology and reverse beacon network. Self-spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed.

 

5. EXCHANGE

a)  RS(T) report plus a two digit number, meaning the last two digits of the year of operator's first ever official amateur radio license (i.e.

     59(9) 82 means that operator received his/her first ever official amateur radio license in the year 1982).

b)  Operators operating from club stations and guest operators operating from stations owned by other amateurs must sign a two digit

     number corresponding to the year of his / her own - the operator's first ever official amateur license, NOT the first license of the station

     owner or the club station license.    NOTE: SWL license also counts as official amateur radio license.

 

6. MULTIPLIERS

Multipliers are different two-digit numbers, meaning the last two digits of the year of operator's first ever official amateur radio license. The multiplier is counted only once per band regardless of mode.

 

7. QSO POINTS

Each completed contact counts one (1) point regardless of mode. The same station may be worked once per band and mode.

 

8. SCORING

The final score is the sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.

 

9. BAND AND MODE CHANGES

a)  In single mode (CW only, SSB only) categories a maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes).

b)  In mixed mode (CW/SSB) categories a maximum of ten (10) band and mode changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes. For example, five (5) band plus five (5) mode changes, where band together with mode change counts as one (1) change.

c)  All contacts made after ten (10) band changes in particular hour as well all QSOs logged on the wrong band or mode will be removed from

     the log.

 

10. DXCC ENTITY COMPETITION

A separate list of DXCC entity scores (the sum of all scores from one DXCC country), regardless of club affiliation, will be published.

 

11. AWARDS (Plaques & Certificates)

European Champions in all categories will be awarded with plaques. It is strongly recommended to write exact operating frequency for each QSO in the Cabrillo log. Only logs with exact written frequencies will be eligible for the plaques.

The Contest Committee will, upon its own judgment, award certain number of certificates in each category.

 

12. PENALTIES

a)  For broken calls, bad exchanges, QSOs, which do not appear in correspondent's log and other similar irregularities in the log QSO points and additional one (1) QSO point for each such error will be removed. High percentage of bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping participant from the classification.

b)  Participants who were disqualified or sanctioned in other contests in previous year shall result in dropping participant from the classification.

c) Other reasons, like non-submission of information requested from participant, could also lead to dropping the participant from the classification.

 

13. DISQUALIFICATION

Violation of contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or very high percentage of unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Disqualified operator will not be classified in European HF Championship standings in the year following disqualification.

 

14. SUPERVISION

The Organizer reserves its right to use any available technology and to appoint different persons to check operation of different stations during the competition.

 

15. DECLARATION

By submitting the log in the EU HF Contest you agree that:

a)   you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to be bound by them,

b)   you have operated according to all rules and regulations of your country that pertain to amateur radio,

c)   your log and UBN report may be made open to the public, and

d)   all actions and decisions of the Contest Committee are official and final.

 

16. DEADLINE AND LOG INSTRUCTIONS

The Cabrillo file format is the standard for logs. All submitted logs in Cabrillo format must be uploaded from the Log Submission page no later than 9 days after the contest (Monday 23.59 UTC). Here is a samle/template how your EUHFC Cabrillo log should looks like.

 

If you are not able to submit a Cabrillo format log or should you have other questions, please contact the organizer at “scc (at) hamradio.si“ for assistance.

 

Ljubljana, July 2013