Rules UHF/SHF

Rules
ALPE-ADRIA UHF/SHF CONTEST 2018

Date and Time

Sunday, 17 June 2018   07:00 – 15:00 UTC (09:00 – 17:00 CEDST)

Bands and Modes

70cm (432 MHz) and above

A1(CW) and SSB(J3E)

Categories

Category A:        70 cm   (432 MHz)
Category B:        23 cm   (1,2 GHz)
Category C:        13 cm   (2,3 GHz)
Category D:        9 cm   (3,4 GHz, n/a in Austria)
Category E:        6 cm   (5,7 GHz)
Category F:        3 cm   (10 GHz)
Category G:        1,2 cm   (24 GHz)
Category H:        6 mm   (47 GHz)
Category I:        4 mm   (76 GHz)
Category J:        3 mm   (122 GHz)
Category K:        2 mm   (134 GHz)
Category L:        1 mm   (241 GHz)

Additional total scoring:

A total score for all bands (except 9cm/3,4 GHz) will be computed for participants who take part in more than one category on several bands.
Category winners get 100 points for the additional total scouring. Others receive points relative to their category winning score. (e.g. Station A is winner of Category G with 800 points and will get 100 points. Station B with 400 points Cat. G score receives 50 bonus points.)

Additional Rules

No single or multi operator categories. No portable category.

Each station can participate in several categories.

Multipliers: x1, that is 1 point/km in all categories

Log Submissions

All logs must be submitted by the second Monday after the end of the contest.

Logs must be submitted in EDI format to:

http://slovhf.net/vhfmanager/index.php

Awards

Plaques and certificates will be awarded to the three winning scores of each category (if more than 10 participants). 4th and 5th places will receive certificates. With fewer than 10 participants per category, winners will receive a plaque and a certificate. Places 2 to 5 will receive certificates.

All participants can generate individual prints of their certificates from the Alpe Adria Website.

Special award for rookie contesters (under the age of 25):

The highest ranking rookie score of category A will be awarded a plaque. Please mark your log PClub=YOUNG if you are eligible for this rookie category.

AA Contest Committee 2018

 

DATE AND TIME:

Sunday in the third full weekend in June from 07.00 – 15.00 UTC

BAND AND MODES

Band: 432 MHz & up

Modes: CW (A1), SSB (J3E) and FM(F3E) only above 1 GHz

SECTIONS

Section A: 70 cm (432MHz)

Section B: 23 cm (1,2 GHz)

Section C: 13 cm (2,3GHz)

Section D: 9 cm (3,4 GHz)

Section E: 6 cm (5,7 GHz)

Section F: 3 cm (10 GHz)

Section G: 1.2 cm (24 GHz)

Section H: 6 mm (47 GHz)

Section I: 4 mm (76 GHz)

Section J: 3 mm (120 GHz)

Section K: 2 mm (136 GHz)

Section L: 1 mm (248 GHz)

General classification: Number of points, each station in section gets, is a percentage related to the section winner score (100 points for the winner). General classification is a sum of points earned in each section excluding 9cm (3,4 GHz). For participation in general classification the station must be active at least in two sections.

Remarks: No subdivision will be between single and multi-operators or fixed and portable stations in any section. One station can take part to more sections.

MULTIPLIERS:

MULTIPLIERS: x 1 (1 point/km)

ORGANIZERS

The organizers of AA contest are Austria (ÖVSV), Croatia (HRS), Italy (ARI) and Slovenia

(ZRS) as following:

2018 – ZRS (S5)

2019 – ÖVSV (OE)

2020 – HRS (9A)

2021 – ARI (I)

ENTRIES OF LOGS

Participants, citizens in one of the four organizer countries must send their logs to their national contest managers. Others can send their contest logs to any e-mail addresses listed below. All logs must be in EDI format and must be send 8 days (second Monday) from contest date.

National contest managers are obligated to send all received logs to the organizer. The death

time of sending the logs is:

30. September for AA VHF and AA UHF/SHF contest

The e-mail addresses of organizers are:

AUSTRIA: oe8fnk@oevsv.at

CROATIA: alpeadria@hamradio.hr

ITALY: alpeadria@ariudine.it

SLOVENIA: vhfctest@hamradio.si

The organizer is obligated to publish the general results to the end of the year. Before publishing the results the organizer is obligated to coordinate them with the national contest managers.

JUDGING OF ENTRIES

To judging of entries the general rules for IARU REGION 1 VHF/UHF/SHF contests are in force.

PRIZES

The organizer of AA contest will award a prize to the first 5 entries of each section – international results (place 1-3 plaque and place 4 – 5 certificate) and general classification.

If there are less than 10 participants in a section then the organizer will award just the winner with the plaque.

Young contester (age under 25) with the best score in Sections UHF/SHF(A) will be awarded. Participation in Young overlay category must be indicated in EDI log as shown (EDI file designator PClub=YOUNG)

AA Contest Committee/October 2017