For European amateurs to contact as many other European amateurs and compete for the “European HF Champion” title. Only EU to EU contacts count, considering CQWW countries list.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
Every year, first Saturday in August, from 12:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC (August 1, 2020).
All amateur bands from 1.8 MHz through 28 Mhz, except WARC bands.
4. ENTRY CATEGORIES
Single operator All band categories only:
High Power categories: Total output power must not exceed 1500 watts at any time.
Low Power categories: Total output power must not exceed 100 watts at any time.
Logs with all QSOs on single mode will be accepted as “single mode” (CW or SSB) logs.
Terms of Competition for all categories:
a) All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score. Only the entrant’s Call Sign may be used to aid the entrant’s score.
RS(T) report and two-digit number of the YEAR OF OPERATOR’S FIRST EVER OFFICIAL AMATEUR RADIO LICENCE irrespective from which station operation takes place or which Call Sign is used in the contest.
– i.e. 59(9) 82 means that first ever official amateur radio licence was issued in 1982
– SWL licence also counts as official amateur radio licence
– there is no exception regarding Special Event or Contest calls, exactly the same rules apply as written above, operator’s first ever official licence counts as valid exchange
– please contact the organizer before the contest if you are unsure or in doubt about the correct contest exchange
Multipliers are different two-digit numbers, meaning the last two digits of the year of operator’s first ever official amateur radio licence. The multiplier is counted only once per band regardless of mode.
7. QSO POINTS
Each completed valid contact counts one (1) point regardless of mode. The same station may be worked once per band and mode.
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
a) In single mode (CW only, SSB only) categories a maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes)
b) In mixed mode (CW/SSB) categories a maximum of ten (10) band and mode changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes. For example, five (5) band plus five (5) mode changes, where band together with mode change counts as one (1) change.
c) Band or mode change after 10th band / mode changes will be penalized with QSO points and mults deduction for those QSOs in particular hour.
10. DXCC ENTITY COMPETITION
A separate list of valid DXCC entity scores (the sum of all scores from valid DXCC country), regardless of club affiliation, will be published. ARRL DXCC Current Entities List is used for this purpose.
11. AWARDS (Plaques & Certificates)
European Champions in all categories will be awarded with plaques. It is strongly recommended to write exact operating frequency for each QSO in the Cabrillo log. Only logs with exact written frequencies will be eligible for the plaques.
The Contest Committee will, upon its own judgment, award certain number of certificates in each category.
– For broken calls, bad exchanges, QSOs which do not appear in correspondent’s log and other similar irregularities in the log QSO points and additional one (1) QSO point for each such error will be removed. High percentage of bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping participant from the classification.
– Participants who were disqualified or sanctioned in other contests in previous year shall result in dropping participant from the classification.
– Other reasons, like non-submission of information requested from participant, could also lead to dropping the participant from the classification.
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 European HF Championship standings in the year following disqualification.
The Organizer reserves its right to use any public available technology and to appoint different persons to check operation of different stations during the competition.
By submitting the log you agree that:
a) you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to be bound by them,
b) you have operated according to all rules and regulations of your country that pertain to amateur radio,
c) your log and UBN report may be made open to the public, and
d) all actions and decisions of the Contest Committee are official and final.
16. DEADLINE AND LOG INSTRUCTIONS
The Cabrillo file format is the standard for logs.
All submitted logs in Cabrillo format must be uploaded from the Log Submission page no later than 48 hours after the contest (Monday 23.59 UTC).