RULES

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

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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” category.

1.2 This contest is organized by:

- UA9QCQ server;

- Russian Contest Club.

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.

  1. DATE AND TIME.

2.1 This contest takes place on February 5, 2022, from 06.00 until 17.59 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’ categories is 9 hours. Participants may take breaks of no less than 1 hour in duration.

2.3 Thus, from the total contest time of 12 hours, participants may select any 9 hours of their choosing.

2.3.1. Time from the beginning of the contest to the first QSO does not count as a break. The same applies to the period between the last QSO was made and the time the contest ended.

2.3.2 If you made a QSO at 10:00 UTC and decided to take a break, the next QSO to be counted can be made no earlier than 11:01. If a contact is made at 11:00, you break would be equal to 59 minutes and as such would count towards your operating time, but not a break.

2.3.3 When your total operating time does not exceed 9 hours, the contest organizers ask you NOT to show OFFTIME in your log.

2.3.4 Participants in the SINGLE-OP category may operate over 9 hours. In that case QSOs made over this time limit would not be counted towards their own scores. Their correspondents would receive credit for contacts made. Paragraph 8.3 of these Rules outlines how this “overtime” must be shown.

2.4 Multi-Op – All Bands category stations may operate entire 12 hours of the contest.

  1. CONTEST EXCHANGES.

3.1 Contest participants exchange RS(T) and their full QTH locator information. For example: 59 MO16TB.
3.2 Contest participants are encouraged to verify their correct QTH locators prior to the contest.

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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).

 

  1. 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, 51, 54), and including the following countries:

YB - Indonesia
DU - Philippines
4W - Timor-Leste
9M6, 9M8 - East Malaysia
V8 - Brunei Darussalam

 

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.

  1. 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. Participants in the SINGLE-OP category should indicate OFFTIME only when the total operating timed exceeds 9 hours. If you want your first 9 hours counted towards your score, there is no need to show break times in your log.

For example, when the contest participant operated from 07:00 UTC to 16:59 UTC without breaks, his total operating time is 10 hours.

Should the participant want the first 9 hours of operating (between 07:00 UTC to 15:59 UTC) to count towards his score, showing break time is not necessary.

Should the participant want the periods from 07:00 UTC to 10:59 UTC and from 12:00 UTC to 15:59 count towards his score, he must indicate 11:00 по 11:59 UTC as his OFFTIME:

OFFTIME: 2022-02-05 1100 2022-02-05 1159

The time prior to the first QSO need not be listed as OFFTIME.

Likewise, the time from the last QSO made and until the end of contest need not be listed as OFFTIME.

Do not list OFFTIME in your log without reason. Improper OFFTIME entries make automated log processing more difficult.

Here’s the correct OFFTIME entry format:

The date break started, the time break started; The date break ened, the time break ended. Every field must be separated by a single space.

Dates are posted in YYYY-MM-DD format, while times in hhmm format.

For example

OFFTIME: 2022-02-05 1100 2022-02-05 1159

The above example describes the break that commenced 05 Feb 2022 at 11:00 UTC and ended 05 Feb 2022 at 11:59 UTC.

I.e. the last QSO before the break must be made no later than 10.59 UTC, while the first QSO after the break – no earlier than 12:00 UTC.

 

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.

  1. CONTEST AWARD.

9.1 Contest Participants are awarded with:

9.1.1 All of the participants are awarder by Digital Certificates of Participation.

9.1.2 Winner of the Multi-Band categories (see 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.5), 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.

  1. CONTEST OFFICIAL WEBSITE IS LOCATED AT THE ADDRESS BELOW

https://www.eurasia-contest.com

2021 Translated by Ed Kritsky, NT2X

EURASIA HF CHAMPIONSHIP' 2022
FEBRUARY, 5   06-18 UTC