RULES

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

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1. General Terms
1.1 This contest is conducted with the purpose of popularization and development of Radio-Sportsmanship, to better the operating abilities and technical knowledge among the Hams. The purpose of the competition is to determine the strongest competitors in the “Shortwave Radio Communications” field
1.2 This contest is organized by:
- UA9QCQ server
- Russian Contest Club
- CQHAM.RU Amateur Radio Portal
- HAMLOG.ONLINE Amateur Radio Portal
1.3 Based on contest final results, these General Terms may be revised in the subsequent years, per results analysis and feedback received from the contest participants

2. Date and Time
2.1 This contest takes place on February 6, 2021, from 08.00 until 16.59 UTC, on all HF bands (160-10m), using both CW and SSB (WARC bands excluded).
2.2 With exception noted below, the total operating time for all participants’ Single-Op categories is 6 hours. Participants may take breaks of no less than 1 hour in duration
2.3 Thus, from the total contest time of 9 hours, participants may select any 6 hours of their choosing
2.4 Multi-Op – All Bands category stations may operate entire 9 hours of the contest

3. Contest Exchanges
3.1 Contest participants exchange RS(T) and their full QTH locator information. For example: 59 MO16TB

4. Scoring
4.1 QSO points are scored based on the distances between the stations, 1 point per full kilometer

- 160 m QSOs over 500 km: each additional 500 km add 10% to the points for that contact
- 80 m QSOs over 1000 km: each additional 1000 km add 10% to the points for that contact
- 10 m QSO for distances 100-800km – the contact points are multiplied by 10
- 15 m QSO for distances 100-800 km – the contact points are multiplied by 5
Scoring Example:
QSO between RT8U and R7AT:
The distance between the stations is 3435 km
For QSO on 10, 15, 20 и 40m = 3435 points;
For QSO on 80m: 3435 х (1+0,3) = 4465 points (i.e. + 30% for 3000 km = 3х1000km);
For QSO on 160m: 3435 х (1+0,6) = 5496 points (i.e. + 60% for 3000 km = 6х500km);
QSO between RT8U and UC0A:
The distance between the stations is 354 km
For QSO on 20, 40, 80 and 160m = 354 points;
For QSO on 15m: 354 х 5 = 1770 points;
For QSO на 10m: 354 х 10 = 3540 points.

4.2 Additional, one-time, 1000 bonus points are credited for each new 4-digit Locator (i.e. KO91, KO92) worked during the contest

5. Multipliers
5.1 Big square QTH locator (first 2 digits) act as multipliers, once per band per mode. (For example – for MO16TB locator the multiplier is MO)
5.2 Thus, Big QTH-locator applies to a maximum of 12 times, 6 x CW and 6 x SSB during the contest

6. Final Score
6.1 The final score is determined as a sum of QSO points and bonus points, multiplied by the number of multipliers worked
6.2 SWL points are scored in the manner similar to other stations (see 4.1, 4.2, 5.1)

7. Participating categories
7.1 Separate scores apply to Eurasia (Europe and Asia) stations in the following geo-locations:
Zone A:
– Europe (for the stations located on European continent)
Zone B:
- Urals Region, Siberia (for stations in Asiatic Russia, located in ITU zones 20-22, 30-32)
- Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirghiz, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan)
- Middle East, Central and Southern Asia (stations located in ITU zones 29, 39, 40-42)
Zone C:
- Far East, Japan, China, South East Asia (stations located in Asia, ITU zones 23-26, 33-35, 43-45, 49, 50, 54)
Separate scoring (without awards) is offered to each QTH-locator. For example, sector JO, KO, KP, etc.)

7.2 Operating Groups:
“Single Op” and “Multi-Op”
7.3 Operating Categories:
7.3.1 Single Op – All Bands, mixed
- High power
- Low power
7.3.2 Single Op – All Bands, SSB
- High power
- Low power
7.3.3 Single Op – All Bands, CW
- High power
- Low power
7.3.4 Single Op – Single band, Mixed, without further classification by power or modes used
7.3.5 Multi-Op – All Bands, Mixed
7.3.6 Separate scoring applies to stations located outside of Europe and Asia, in Single-Op and Multi-Op categories
7.3.7 Short-Wave Listeners (SWL). The final contest tally reflects result for all SWL, and includes every operational location.

7.4 Operating requirements
7.4.1 Transmitter output power on any band must not exceed stations’ licensed power in your selected category
7.4.2 There are no set limits to the number of band switches
7.4.3 A station is permitted to transmit with one signal only at any moment of time
7.4.4 A station must use a single callsign throughout the contest
7.4.5 Third-party assistance or information in making contacts during the contest in not permitted, with exception of open networks (DX-clusters, local or remote skimmers)
7.4.6 One CW and one SSB contact /SWL may be made with each station per band

8. Log submissions
8.1 Logs must be submitted electronically, in CABRILLO format only
8.2 GRID-LOCATOR station data of your log must exhibit complete QTH locator (6 digits), showing your exact location at the time of the contest
8.3 . For Single-Op category participants:
- When total operating time does not exceed 6 hours in duration; and when each of the breaks taken is no less than 1 hour, there is no need to show the times of these breaks. For example: when you made a QSO at 10.00 UTC and took a break, your next QSO can be made no earlier than 11.01 UTC. If you made your next QSO at 11.00 UTC, your entire break equals 59 minutes. That entire time would be counted towards your operating time and not the break.
- When your total operating time exceeds 6 hours in duration you must indicate periods you wish to delete from the scoring of your log. This non-scoring time must be clearly listed in the station data under the OFFTIME. The number of OFFTIME lines must equal the number of breaks. OFFTIME need not display the time before the first QSO and time after the last QSO were made.
How to Complete the OFFTIME entry:
OFFTIME: 2021-02-06 1000 2021-02-06 1059
This example shows a participant who had a break from 10:00 UTC until 10:59 UTC. Prior to taking a break, the last QSO must be made no later than 09:59 UTC and the first contact after the break – no earlier than 11:00UTC
Each brake is to be listed separately, on its own line
- When the participant operated over 6 hours and failed to indicate which contacts should NOT be counted towards the score, his log will be scored from the first contact he made until the last QSO within 6 hours (i.e. first 6 hours). The rest of the contacts would not count.

8.4 Logs must be submitted through the Web-interface at ua9qcq.com
8.5 All logs must be submitted within 5 calendar days after the end of the contest
8.6 Submitted logs will be scored by the judges. They will also use computer modeling to recreate logs of the stations that had not submitted them.
8.7 No points will be scored for contacts when:
8.7.1 QSO is not found in the station correspondent’s log
8.7.2 Discrepancies are found in callsigns recorded; QSO time is off by more than 3 minutes; wrong band or mode is listed. This QSO is stricken off for both stations, unless this is a systematic error found in one of the station’ log. In that case, the QSO is stricken from the participant with the systematic error, but not from his correspondent
8.7.3 The QSO is removed when the callsign found is unique; that station call is found in less that 3 submitted logs and when no log from that station was received
8.8 When one of the correspondents makes an error recording contest exchange, each station loses 50% of the points for that contact; bonus (multiplier) is disallowed
8.9 50% point reduction applies to QSOs made with stations that do not submit logs. This applies to any QSO where exchange was received correctly. Bonus (multiplier) is allowed for these contacts.

9. Contest Award
9.1 Contest Participants are awarded with:
9.1.1 All of the participants are awarded by Digital Certificates of Participation
9.1.2 Winner of the Multi-Band categories (see 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.5), in each Zone (see 7.1) are awarded with “EURASIA CHAMPION” plaques.
Separate plaque is issued for shortwave listeners.
Awards are given out when logs are received from no less than 10 participants in a selected category
9.1.3 Winners in Single Band categories (see 7.2.4) in each Zone (see 7.1) are awarded with “EURASIA CHAMPION” paper certificates
9.1.4 Every participant who conducted no less than 100 QSOs and submitted their log in a timely manner qualifies for souvenir medal “EURASIA CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL” (fees apply)
9.1.5 Every participant who conducted no less than 300 QSOs and submitted their log in a timely manner qualifies for memorial plaque “EURASIA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY” (fees apply)
9.1.6 Given outside sponsorship, contest organizers reserve the right to award Single Band category winners and institute additional nomination categories prior to the contest. Awardees will be listed at the Contest website, under the ‘Awards’ tab. Each participating station is entitled to no more than one award. If a participant is recognized as ‘top’ in the additional nomination, then the second best station in the same category received that award also.
9.2 Absolute winners residing outside of Europe and Asia are awarded plaques in Single-Op and Multi-Op categories.

10. Contest Official Website is located at the address below

http://www.eurasia-contest.com

2021 Translated by Ed Kritsky, NT2X

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP' 2021
FEBRUARY, 6   08-17 UTC