6. BALKAN HF CONTEST 2019

Organizer: Federația Română de Radioamatorism / Romanian Federation of Amateur Radio (FRR)

Participants: Only radio amateurs from Balkan countries, i.e. with callsigns, starting with (in alphabetical order): 4O, 5B, 9A, C4, E7, ER, H2, J4, LZ, P3, S5, SV, SW, SX, SY, SZ, TA, TB, TC, YM, YO, YP, YQ, YR, YT, YU, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZC4.

Objective: To contact as many as possible radio amateurs from Balkan countries (including own country) with as many as possible prefixes (see bellow).   

Date and Time: From 13:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC on 10 February 2019, Sunday.

Bands: 3.5 MHz and 7 MHz. Change of the band requires at least 10 minutes activity on the new band.

Modes: CW, SSB, Mixed.

Categories:

  • Category A – Power permitted to the amateur according his/her license, but not exceeding 1000 W INPUT and
  • Category B – Power not exceeding 10 W INPUT (QRP). The participants in this category transmit /QRP after their callsign (e.g. LZ1US/QRP).

Exchange: CW – RST report plus the consequent number of the QSO (e.g. 589006), SSB – RS report plus the consequent number of the QSO (e.g. 57023). In case of changing the mode or band the sequence of numbers continues.

Multipliers:  Separately for each band – the number of Balkan prefixes contacted on the relevant band. For the purposes of this contest a different prefix is each callsign that differs in its first three marks. Therefore LZ6, LZ7, SV3, SV4, Z31, Z32, TA1, TA2 etc. are different multipliers, but LZ07KM counts as LZ0, YO2014A counts as YO2, ER650MD counts as ER6, etc. Participation from area with prefix different from original counts as that prefix (e.g. SV0XCA/5 counts as SV5).

Allowed contacts: Only one contact with any station is valid on each band, independently on the mode (e.g. if LZ6Y makes a contact with ZA1RE on 7 MHz / CW, another contact between them on the same band, regardless on CW, or on SSB, shall not be valid; one contact between them on 3.5 MHz shall be valid). 

QSO Points: Each contact with category A station is worth one (1) point while each contact with category B station is worth two (2) points. Repeated contacts with the same correspondent on the same band are worth zero (0) points for both (initial and repeated) contacts. Contacts logged with more than 5 minutes difference from the real time are also worth zero (0) points.

Final score: The final score for both categories is the sum of QSO points on 3.5 MHz band, multiplied by the multiplier on this band, plus QSO points on 7 MHz band, multiplied by the multiplier on this band (e.g. if Z32TY has contacted 20 stations on 3.5 MHz, 3 of them QRP, number of contacted prefixes 15 as well as 25 stations on 7 MHz, 5 of them QRP, number of contacted prefixes 18, his final score shall be (17+6)x15 + (20+10)x18 = 345+540 = 885 points). 

Classification: Separately for Category A and Category B. No difference between CW only, SSB only or mixed.

Logs: All times must be in UTC (GMT). All logs must be electronic and in cabrillo format, they must be uploaded online at the web address https://www.hamyo.ro/balkanhf2019/upload_log.php

Deadline: All logs must be sent by e-mail not later than 17 February 2019, Sunday. 

Disqualification: Violations of amateur radio regulations, the rules of the contest, unsportsmanlike conduct, use of any non-amateur means of contacts (such as telephone, Internet etc.) will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. 

Awards: Plaques (or trophies with certificates) are awarded for top performance to first six (6) classified in category A and first three (3) in category B, as well as best participants from each country, if not in those above.

 Link: http://hamyo.ro/balkanhf2019/rules.php

International Police Association Radio Club Contest 2018

Dear (X)YL and OM, 

the 43. IPARC contest is coming up on first weekend in november. It would be appreciated if you give a corresponding reference to this contest on your homepage and/or in your magazine. For your information please find the rules in the attachment. Further informations around the German section of  the IPARC, contest and the award program are available on our homepage (www.iparc.de). 

If you are the wrong addressee please forward this information to the right person and/or let me know. 

By the name of the IPARC, I hope to have many radio amateurs of your country in our contest. 

After 22 years, I will "retire" from the job as contestmanager and there will be a new one next year: Christiane, DL4CR.

I would appreciate if you support her, too.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and support all the years! 

 

Vy 73 

Uwe Greggersen, DJ6QQ

 

IPARC2018

Takmičenje povodom 100 godina samostalnosti Poljske

Dear Amateur Radio Friends,

In the name of Mr Waldemar Sznajder, 3Z6AEF - President of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and Mr Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR - Secretary of the PZK, I have the honour to invite all of you to participate in a special award programme, organised by the Polish Amateur Radio Union on the occasion of The 100th Anniversary of Poland Regaining its Independence. 

You will find any necessary details about this programme under the address given below: 

https://logsp.pzk.org.pl?page=award&id=32

The programme will last from 1st October until 30th November 2018. 

Good luck as a whole!

 

Kindest 73,

Paweł Zakrzewski

SP7TEV

IARU Liaison Officer

 

of the Polish Amateur radio Union (PZ

Propozicije KT/KV takmičenja „RK Gračanica E74DNO – 65 godina“

Ovom prilikom Vas pozivam da učestvujete u KT/KV takmičenju „RK Gračanica E74DNO – 65 godina“ koje se organizuje povodom 65 godina od osnivanja Radio kluba "Gračanica" E74DNO.

Propozicije možete pročitati ovdje.

73

Sadmir E77R

Rezultati takmičenja "RK Gračanica - E74DNO 65 godina"

Rezultate HF takmičenja održanog povodom 65 godina postojanja i rada radiokluba Gračanica - E74DNO možete pogledati ovdje.

ENIGMA Reloaded 2018

We are pleased to announce an international event which will hopefully be of interest to all Ham Radio operators :

“ENIGMA RELOADED" 2018

Fifth Edition

from September, 28th to October, 6th

The main goal of the Enigma Event is to promote as much radioamateur’s activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the outcome of World War II, and spreading the knowledge of those key people who contributed to its decryption.

The fifth edition of "Enigma Reloaded" event will take place in two steps :

  • From 28 th September to 05 th October, Italian and foreign Amateur radio stations registered as "Activator stations” will ensure the activation of their radio stations in order to allow to the participants getting their scores for the "Enigma Award" Contest.
  • On October, 6th, the final event’s day, the Activator Stations will exchange predefined CW messages previously encyphred by a real or emulated Enigma machine.

All details and rules are available on the official website : www.enigma-reloaded.it (english version: http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/index_eng.html)

Project made possible by:

A.R.I. - Italian Amateur Radio Association - Radio Club of Fidenza, PR - ITALY

Technical Naval Museum of La Spezia, Italy 

Cultural Association "Rover Joe" - Fidenza (PR, Italy)

A.R.M.I. - Marine Italian Amateur Radio Association

As mentioned above, we believe that is mainly interest  all Ham Radio operators , so please notify it to your associated OM and /or your webmaster/website .

Best regards and 73's de

Cristiano Cornini , IW4CLV

A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club President

www.arifidenza.it <http://www.arifidenza.it> 

Danish HQ Award

New Danish HQ Award available. Rules are simple: All contacts with OZ1HQ counts for the award. More info on https://www.qrz.com/db/OZ1HQ

Awardmanager:  Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je vidjeli.

Please announce the award in your places - TU.

 

Vy 73 de OZ2i  Henning 

www.OZ1BII.dk

 

FWC 2018

Dear friends,
 
Tomorrow begins our radio marathon dedicated to the World Cup in 2018.
Unfortunately, Eugene R4AS has not yet finished writing instructions on how to register and upload logs. I hope he does it very soon.
Information about the work of the site can be obtained from him Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je vidjeli. <Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je vidjeli.
 
On May 31 they have the following licenses:
3Z18FWC (Poland)
6V1FWC (Senegal)
7S18FWC (Sweden)
7X2FIFA (Algeria)
8S18FWC (Sweden)
9A18FWC (Croatia)
A60FIFA (United Arab Emirates)
A71FIFA (Qatar)
A91FWC (Bahrain)
AO18FWC (Spain)
AY0FWC (Argentina)
CN18FWC (Morocco)
CR2018FWC (Portugal, Azores)
CW18FWC (Uruguay)
DJ18FWC (Germany)
DK18FWC (Germany)
DT18FIFA (Korea)
DT18FWC (Korea)
DX18FIFA (Philippines)
E70FIFA (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
ER18FIFA (Moldova)
EV18FWC (Belarus)
G6XX (England)
GB18FIFA (North Ireland, 01.06.2018-28.06.2018)
GB18FIFA (Scotland, 30.06.2018-15.07.2018)
GB18FWC (England)
GI6XX (North Ireland)
GM6XX (Scotland)
GW6XX (Wales)
HD18FIFA (Ecuador)
HF18FWC (Poland)
HG18FIFA (Hungary)
HH18FIFA (Haiti)
HI0RCD (Dominican Republic)
HP18FWC (Panama)
HZ18FIFA (Saudi Arabia)
HZ18FWC (Saudi Arabia)
II9FIFA (Italy)
J32FIFA (Grenada)
KP4ES (Puerto Rico)
LX18FIFA (Luxembourg)
MB18FIFA (Scotland - 10,13,14 July)
MB18FIFA (Wales - 12 July)
OC18FWC (Peru)
OE18FIFA (Austria)
OM18FIFA (Slovakia)
OM2018FIFA (Slovakia)
OU18FWC (Denmark)
PA18FIFA (Netherlands)
PZ18FIFA (Suriname)
SB18FWC (Sweden)
SC18FWC (Sweden)
SD18FWC (Sweden)
SE18FWC (Sweden)
SF18FWC (Sweden)
SH18FWC (Sweden)
SI18FWC (Sweden)
SU18FWC (Egypt)
SX18FIFA (Greece)
TM18FWC (France)
UP18FIFA (Kazakhstan)
V218FIFA (Antigua and Barbuda)
VB18FIFA (Canada)
VK18FIFA (Australia)
VP9FIFA (Bermuda)
VR2FIFA (Hong Kong)
YB18FIFA (Indonesia)
YI0FIFA (Iraq)
YL18FIFA (Latvia)
YU18FWC (Serbia)
YW18FIFA (Venezuela)
Z60FIFA (Kosovo)
ZA18FIFA (Albania)
ZL18FIFA (New Zealand)
ZZ18FWC (Brazil)

 

I suggest that everyone start work from 00:00 UTC on June 1.
The order of uploading logs to the site will be announced later.

 

Also,  all  special  stations  need  to  open the pages on QRZ.COM <http://QRZ.COM> . If
someone has difficulties, you can contact UA6JD/W7 Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je vidjeli. <Ova adresa el. pošte je zaštićena od spambotova. Omogućite JavaScript da biste je vidjeli.>  . He will help for free.

 

73! Aliy Kuysokov - UA6YW, also RU18WC  (Coordinator)
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