NRAU-Baltic Contest rules

NRAU-Baltic Contest rules

Objective:

The objective of this contest is to have a competition between Nordic and Baltic Countries.
(ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL to contact each other.)
There is also a national competition between nations. (JW/Svalbard and JX/Jan Mayen count for LA/Norway, OX/Greenland and OY/Faroe Islands count for OZ/Denmark and OHØ/Aland Islands and OJØ/Market Reef for OH/Finland in this contest.)

 

Dates/Times:

Sunday morning, each year, on the 2nd full weekend of January.
SSB: Sunday 0530-0730 UTC
CW: Sunday 0800-1000 UTC
The CW and SSB parts are separate contests. Also mixed mode results (CW+SSB) will be listed.

 

Frequencies:

Only 80 and 40 meter bands.
CW: 3510-3560 and 7010-7040 KHz.
SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3775 and 7050-7100, 7130-7200 KHz.
No contest between 7100 and 7130 KHz.
Please pay attention to frequency limits, QSO made outside of the limits will give zero points.

 

Categories:

  • A – Single Operator HP
  • B – Single Operator LP (Maximum 100 watts output)
  • C – Multi Operator

National competition:

The sum of best ten (10) CW scores and best ten (10) SSB scores in each country will represent each country score. The results of the national competition will also be listed.

Contest call:

CQ NRAU de —-

Message:

RS(T) + serial number starting from 001 + 2 letters showing  Fylke / Län / Province / Region, e.g. 59(9) 001 VN. (See the abbreviation list at end of rules).
Note! Use different serial numbers for CW and SSB, as they are two separate contests. Multi operator stations may use separate numbers per band.

 

Points:

Each station can be contacted once per band, both on CW and SSB. Every correct two-way QSO with ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL gives 2 points.
A QSO with wrong received message. gives you only 1 point
A QSO with a station not submitting a log will not give any points, unless the station is found in at least ten (10) other logs. In that case it gives 1 point

 

Multiplier:

Each worked Fylke / Län / Province / Region per band, per mode gives one (1) multiplier.  (See the multiplier list below)
A QSO with a station not submitting a log will not give any multiplier, unless the station is found in at least ten (10) other logs. The multipliers are counted separately for CW and SSB.

 

Final score:

Score = (sum of QSO-points)  x  (sum of multipliers worked on the two bands).
Separate final scores for CW and SSB.

 

Logs:

Logs must be submitted separately for CW and SSB within 7 days after the contest. Only electronic logs are accepted.
Look here for this year’s Log submission: http://www.nrau.net/nrau-baltic-contest/logs.html
Please check your log for typing errors and leave ALL your QSOs in the log – including dupes. The log checking software will find the dupes and mark them with zero (0) points.
By submitting a log you agree that your log and the corresponding log checking report may be made open to the public.

 

Awards:

Awards and prizes are issued to the first three (3) places on CW, SSB and MIXED in each category.
Additional or fewer awards may be issued depending on the number of contestants.Every participating country may give out additional awards and prizes.

 

Disqualification:

Violation of Amateur Radio Regulations in the country of the contestant or the rules of this contest, unsportsmanlike conduct and taking credit of unverifiable QSOs or multipliers may lead to disqualification.
The decisions by the Contest Committee are final and definite. The right to make changes in these rules is reserved.

Arrangement of the contest:

Arrangement alternates between SSA, NRRL, EDR, ERAU, LRAL, LRMD and SRAL in that order.


Logging software:

 

Manual input of a paper log:

SM2EZT has made a program for manual input of a paper log after the contest.
The output file will be a CABRILLO-file for checking your log in a log checking program.

Cabrillo editor for NRAU Baltic by SM2EZT (Version 1.11 – 21 January 2006)

It’s only one .exe-file called NRAUMan.exe (518 kB). Due to restrictions from the server provider we have to distribute the file as a .zip-file called NRAUMan.zip (258 kB).

CLICK HERE   to download the latest version of the program

How to install:
  • Save in a temporary directory
  • unzip the file using WinZip or similar
  • use File Manager to put NRAUMan.exe in a folder that you prefer
    (example: C:/Program/NRAUMan).

For instructions “How to make your log” CLICK HERE!


Multiplier list for NRAU-Baltic Contest

Effective from Januar 2018

 

 

 

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