Hungarian DX Contest

Contest Rules

Organizer: Hungarian Radio Amateur Society.

Goals: to promote the traditionally good friendship between the radio amateurs.

Date and time: The 3rd full weekend of January, between Saturday 12:00 UT to Sunday 11:59 UT. On January 19-20th, 2019.

Participants: any licensed radio amateur stations or SWLs.


  • SOAB CW  LP    – Single Op All Bands CW Low Power
  • SOAB CW  HP    – Single Op All Bands CW High Power
  • SOAB SSB LP    – Single Op All Bands SSB Low Power
  • SOAB SSB HP    – Single Op All Bands SSB High Power
  • SOAB MIX QRP   – Single Op All Bands MIXED QRP
  • SOAB MIX LP    – Single Op All Bands MIXED Low Power
  • SOAB MIX HP    – Single Op All Bands MIXED High Power
  • SOSB CW  LP    – Single Op Single Band CW Low Power
  • SOSB CW  HP    – Single Op Single Band CW High Power
  • SOSB SSB LP    – Single Op Single Band SSB Low Power
  • SOSB SSB HP    – Single Op Single Band SSB High Power
  • SOSB MIX LP    – Single Op Single Band MIXED Low Power
  • SOSB MIX HP    – Single Op Single Band MIXED High Power
  • MS MIX LP      – Multi Ops All Bands Single TX MIXED only Low Power
  • MS MIX HP      – Multi Ops All Bands Single TX MIXED only High Power
  • MM             – Multi Ops All Bands Multi TX MIXED only
  • SWL

QRP: Max 5W out
LP: Max 100W out
HP: Max 1500W out

The Categories to be used in the header of the Cabrillo log files can be found on the contest home page ( under the Submit Log / Example Cabrillo menu.

Frequencies: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m amateur bands considering  the contest preferred segments of the entrant’s own IARU Region band plan. 

Modes: A1A (CW) and A3J (SSB). Calls: CQ TEST or CQ CONTEST

Contacts: Any stations around the world can contact as many other stations around the world as possible. The entrant can work once with the same station in the same band except in MIX categories where the entrant can work both CW and SSB with the same station in the same band.

Exchange: RS(T) + QSO consequent serial number from 001. MM stations shall use separate serial numbers on each bands, starting with 001.

Stations operating from HUNGARY – RS(T) give their HA-DXC membership number or two letters county code.

(The new membership number multipliers may not be correctly handled by some contest software. Anyway, just submit your Cabrillo file after the contest and our valuator software will check all QSOs and recalculates points and multipliers.)

Hungarian county codes: ZA, GY, VA, KO, VE, SO, TO, BA, FE, BP, NG, HE, PE, SZ, BE, CS, BN, BO, SA, HB.


  • QSO with own DXCC country: 1 point;
  • Another country on same continent: 1 point;
  • Other continent: 3 points;
  • Contacts with Hungarian stations: 6 points.
  • Contacts with /M, /AM, /MM stations: 0 point

Multipliers: Hungarian counties and HA-DXC member numbers per band.

 Total score: Sum of QSO points multiplied by sum of multipliers. If no Hungarian stations were reached multiply QSO points by one.

 Logs: Only Cabrillo format accepted. Cabrillo files should be

  • submitted on the world wide web under the following URL:
  • sent as e-mail attachment to the following e-mail address:
  • Filename of your log should be <yourcall>.log or <yourcall>.cbr; Example: UA1ANX.log.

If you cannot create a Cabrillo file please use our simple manual log editor interface on the web under the following URL:

Please copy only plain text into the editor QSO window. The best to use is NotePad for copy-paste the QSOs.

In the case you email your log the valuator robot will not accept any format other than Cabrillo. (NO EXCEL, NO PDF, NO WORD etc.)

If you have any questions or remarks please use our information e-mail: address:

Deadline of log submission is not later than 14 days after the contest (February 3th, 2019 based on email timestamp)

Contest software: Most of the well-known contest software are available for this contest. Check your favorite software for latest upgrade.

Awards: Every contest participant gets a certification which will be available for download on the contest home page after publishing the final result. The winner of the category can get a plaque in case of sponsorship.


  • The equipment and antennas should have physical connection and must be located in 500 meters radius.
  • Single Operator participants may change bands and modes without limitation. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
  • Single operator who wants evaluation on single band only can also work on other bands for fun. The QSOs on other bands will be considered as check log and so please leave these QSOs in the log. In this case the Cabrillo file clearly should indicate the category-band for evaluation otherwise it will be considered as MultiBand.
  • In MS categories the RUN station should stay minimum 10 minutes on the same band. If it changes the band in less than 10 minutes the QSOs in the rest time up to 10 minutes will be considered zero point. Band change starts at the first QSO on the new band. Only one signal can be transmitted at any given time.
  • In MS category the MULT station can make QSOs on other band for only multipliers without any limitation of time or mode. If the QSO is not a multiplier then it will be considered as band change. If the entrant realizes during or after the contest but before the log submission deadline that the QSO is not a multiplier, he should use X-QSO instead of QSO in the row of the log. The valuator robot will skip over the rows starting with X-QSO without any penalty.
  • MULT station cannot transmit “CQ CONTEST”
  • During the contest only one signal is allowed in the same time except in MS category in case of working on another band  with a new multiplier.
  • Dupe QSO is considered as the second or more QSOs with the same station on same band and mode.
  • The logged but not scored dupe contact is not qualified as an error. It is better to leave the dupe QSO in the log for evaluation.
  • If the received call sign in your log is invalid, or the received RST and/or serial number is different from that in the sender’s station log your QSO point will be considered zero.
  • The maximum time difference between the logged contacts is 3 minutes. If from the received logs or some other way (like SDR, skimmer etc.) it is proved clearly  who logged the wrong time, only the contact in the log of the entrant logging the wrong time will be counted as an error. We recommend you to synchronize your PC clock to GPS or Windows time server prior to contest.
  • A contact with a station meaning multiplier should be logged at least in two more logs if this station has not sent a log. Otherwise this multiplier is going to be erased.
  • All entry categories are allowed to use packet and/or web clusters for spotting assistance. Self-spotting is not allowed.
  • Information coming from any other QTH is not allowed.
  • All entrants must conform to rules of their radio amateur license and national legislation.



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