The Hungarian Radio Amateur Society invites all radio-amateurs in IARU Region 1 to participate in the September 2007 VHF Contest
All licensed radio amateurs in Region 1 may participate in the contest. Multiple operator entries will be accepted, provided only one call sign is used during the contest. The contestants must operate within the letter and spirit of the contest and at no greater power than permitted in the ordinary licenses of their country. Stations operating under special high power licenses do so „hors concourse” and cannot be placed in the contest proper.
Stations operating temporarily outside their „home-country” are for purpose of the contest participating, as stations in the country where they operate and their logs must be submitted to the Contest Committee of their home country shall not be submitted to the adjudicating society.
2. Contest sections.
The contest will comprise the following sections:
I Stations operated by a single operator, with no assistance during the contest
II All other entrants
No more than one transmitter may be in use at any one time. All the equipment of the stations (transmitters, receivers and antennas, etc) must be located within a single circle of no greater than 500 meters diameter.
Participating stations must operate from the same location throughout the event.
The contest shall start on the first Saturday of September.
4. Duration of contest.
The contest shall commence at 1400 hours UTC on the Saturday and end at 1400 hours UTC on the Sunday.
Each station may only be worked once, whether it is fixed, portable or mobile. If a station is worked again during the same contest only one contact may count for points, but any duplicate contacts shall be logged without claim for points and clearly marked as duplicates. Contacts made via active repeaters do not count for points.
6. Type of emission.
Contacts may be made in A1A J3E or F3E (G3E).
7. Contest Exchanges.
Code numbers exchanged during each contact shall consist of the RS or RST report, followed by a serial number starting with 001 for the first contact and increasing by one for each successive contact. The complete Locator of the sending station must immediately follow this exchange (examples: 59003 JN87UE or 579123 JO30CD).
Points shall be scored on the basis of one point per kilometer, i.e. the calculated distance in kilometers will be truncated to an integer value and 1km will be added. The center of each locator square is used for distance calculations. In order to make contest scores comparable, for the conversion from degrees to kilometers a factor of 111.2 should be used when calculating distances with the aid of the spherical geometry equation (Noordwijkerhout, 1987).
The entries must be set out in digital/electronic form fulfilling the requirements under rule 12. Logs must be sent to the national VHF Manager or the national Contest Committee not later than the second Monday following the contest weekend. Late entries will not be accepted. The submission of the logs implies that the entrant accepts the contest rules.
10. Judging of entries
The final judging of the entries is the responsibility of MRASZ. Its decision shall be final. Entrants deliberately contravening any of these rules or flagrantly disregarding the IARU Region 1 band plans shall be disqualified. Each VHF Manager and/or national Contest Committee shall be responsible for monitoring during contest. Additional monitoring stations may be appointed but these stations may not take part in the contest. The national VHF Manager/Contest Committee is responsible for disqualification based upon the results of monitoring. The claimed contact shall be disqualified for any error in the information logged by the station. Claiming points for a duplicate contact shall be penalized by deducting ten times the number of points claimed for that duplicate contact from the score. Any error in the information logged by a station shall result in the loss by the receiving station of all points for that contact.
The winner in each section shall receive a certificate.
Logs shall be sent in EDI (REG1TEST) format.