Croatian Telegraphy Club

Contest Rules 2003
Hrvatski radioamaterski savez - HRS (Croatian Amateur Radio Association) has the honour of inviting amateurs all over the world to take part in the 2003 Croatian CW Contest.
  • Date (period):
  • 3rd full weekend in December from 1400 UTC on Saturday until 1400 UTC on Sunday.
    In 2003 Croatian CW Contest will be held on 20th and 21st of December.
  • Bands:
  • 1,8 / 3,5 / 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 MHz.
    The minimum time of operation on one band is 10 minutes, though a quick band change in order to work a new multiplier is allowed.

    Please use the frequencies according to the IARU Region 1 preffered contest segment : 1830-1850, 3500-3560 and 14000-14060 kHz.
  • Mode:
  • Only CW
  • Categories:
  • - single operator, all bands - High power
    - single operator, all bands - Low power (< 100 Watts)
    - single operator, single band - High power
    - single operator, single band - Low power (< 100 Watts)
    - single operator, all bands - QRP (< 5 Watts)
    - multi operator, all bands, one TX
    - SWL
  • Exchange:
  • RST + serial number (starting with 001 for the first contact).
  • Points:
  • - 10 points contacts with 9A stations on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 6 points on 14/21/28 MHz
    - 6 points contacts with other continent on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 3 points on 14/21/28 MHz
    - 2 points contacts with own continent, including entrant's own country on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 1 point on 14/21/28 MHz.
  • Multipliers:
  • DXCC countries plus WAE list on each band 1 point.
  • Final score:
  • Sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied with sum of multipliers from all bands.
  • SWLs:
  • Each different station counts 1 point per band. Logs must contain the codegroups of both stations in QSO. Multipliers as above.
  • Logs:
  • In standard form 40 QSO per page. Please mark only new multipliers on each band. On the bottom of each page should be the sum of multipliers and QSO points from that page. The logs should be accompanied with the summary sheet and declaration. Multi operator stations should send the list of all operators. Each double QSO must be clearly marked in the log. The logs on disk 3,5" are welcome (your log must be in plain ASCII file and summary sheet also in plain ASCII file) . If you are sending log on disk, it must be accompanied with summary sheet on paper. Acceptable formats are .dat or .all or .log files from major contest programs like N6TR, K1EA or EI5DI. Please name your files as follows: yourcall.all or .dat or .log and yourcall.sum.There is contest program specially developed for this contest. It could be found on Internet, packet radio. More information via 9A4GL.
  • Awards:
  • Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring station in each DXCC/WAE country in each category. Plaques will be awarded to the first station worldwide in section single operator, all bands and multi operator. Some additional plaques may be awarded to the continental winners and world champions in category single operator, single band, depending on getting sponsors for those. SWLs will be awarded with certificate.
  • Electronic logs:
  • You can send your log via E-mail : [email protected] Your log must be in plain ASCII file and summary sheet also in plain ASCII file. Please name your files as follows yourcall.all or .dat or .log and yourcall.sum.
    Please mail the logs within 30 days to the address:
    Dalmatinska 12,10000 ZAGREB
    Good luck in the contest!
    73 de Zlatko, 9A2EU