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EUROPEAN HF CHAMPIONSHIP

organized by SLOVENIA CONTEST CLUB
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Attention to following changes: CONTEST PERIOD (Par. 2)
CATEGORIES (Par. 4)
LOG-FREQUENCIES (Par. 11.c)
AWARDS (Par. 12)
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1. OBJECTIVE
For European amateur radio stations to contact other European
Amateur radio stations and compete for the "EUROPEAN HF CHAMPION"
title. Only EU to EU contacts count, considering CQWW countries
list.
Calling: CQ EU on CW and CQ EUROPE on SSB.

2. CONTEST PERIOD
Every year, first Saturday in August, from 12:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC.

3. BANDS
All amateur bands from 1.8 through 28 Mhz, except WARC bands.
Operating in DX segments is not allowed!

4. TYPE OF COMPETITION
Single operator all band category only in six classes:

I. CW/SSB - High power (maximum 1500W output)
II. CW/SSB - Low power (maximum 100W output)
III. CW - High power (maximum 1500W output)
IV. CW - Low power (maximum 100W output)
V. SSB - High power (maximum 1500W output)
VI. SSB - Low power (maximum 100W output)

ONLY ONE transmitted signal is allowed at any time. CW contacts in
SSB portion of the bands and SSB contacts in CW portion are not
allowed. 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. Use of DX CLUSTER, spotting nets
or any other forms of alerting are NOT permitted.

5. EXCHANGE
RST report (CW) or RS report (SSB), plus a two digit number,
meaning the last two digits of the year of operator's first
official amateur radio license (i.e. RST 82 or RS 82 means that
operator received his/her first official amateur radio license in
the year 1982).
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 their OWN first official
amateur license.

6. MULTIPLIERS
Multipliers are different two-digit numbers, meaning the last two
digits of the year of operator's first official amateur radio
license. The multiplier (XX) 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. SCORE
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
In CW and SSB categories maximum 10 band changes per full hour
(i.e. 11:00 - 11:59 UTC) are allowed and in CW/SSB category
maximum 10 band and mode changes per full hour are allowed
(example: 5 band + 5 mode changes, where band together with mode
change counts as one change). All contacts made after 10 band
changes in particular hour will be removed from the log.

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

11. LOG INSTRUCTIONS
a) All logs must include following data: time in UTC, frequency (band),
mode, callsign of worked station, sent and received exchanges.
b) Logs must be sorted in chronological order, regardless of band
and mode of operation.
c) It is strongly recommended to write exact operating frequency for
each QSO in the band column.
ONLY LOGS WITH EXACT WRITTEN FREQUENCIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR
THE PLAQUES.
d) All competitors who use computer logging or established 200 and
more QSOs are obliged to submit log in a computer file. Preferred
format is Cabrillo. If not Cabrillo, log must be in ASCII format
and files shall be named: "callsign.LOG" and "callsign.SUM".
e) In case of paper logs, a summary sheet including all relevant data
needed to calculate final score, used power output, name, family name,
address and year of operators first licence in block capitals and
signed statement of compliance with rules must accompany each log.
f) We strongly recommend submission of logs via e-mail.

12. AWARDS
European Champions in classes I. - VI. will be awarded with plaques
according to recommendation of the Paragraph 11.c).
The Contest Committee will, upon its own judgment, award certain
number of certificates in each class/category.

13. PENALTIES
For unmarked duplicate QSOs (in case of paper log), broken calls,
bad exchanges and QSOs, which do not appear in correspondent's log,
QSO points and additional one (1) QSO point for each such error
will be removed. 10% or more bad contacts, or violation of contest
rules shall result in dropping participant from the classification.
Other reasons, like non-submission of PC files or other information
requested from participant, could also lead to dropping the
participant from the classification.

14. SUPERVISION
The Organizer reserves it's right to appoint different persons to
check operation of different stations during the competition.

15. 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 EUHF Championship standings in the year following
disqualification.

16. ALL DECISIONS OF THE CONTEST COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.

17. DEADLINE
All submitted logs must be postmarked no later than August 31st of
that year. Indicate EU HF CHAMPIONSHIP and CATEGORY on the
envelope.

E-mail submission address: euhfc@hamradio.si

Please send paper logs and diskettes to:

Slovenia Contest Club
Saveljska 50
1000 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA


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