UBA DX CONTEST 2003
Rules for non ON stations
The UBA has the honour to announce that this contest will be
challenged under the Patronage of the European Union. The 16th
EUROPEAN UNION TROPHY will be awarded to the highest scoring EU member
station from both the CW and SSB Class C competition.
To contact as many Belgian and other amateurs as possible and to
provide a way to achieve the WABP and the EC Awards in the "UBA
13:00 UTC Saturday to 13:00 UTC Sunday.
January 25th - January 26th, 2003
(starting the last Saturday of January).
February 22rd - February 23th, 2003
(starting the last Saturday of February).
A = Single Operator Single Band (A10, A15, A20, A40 & A80).
C = Single Operator Multi Band (5 bands).
D = Multi Operator Single Transmitter (5 bands).
E = QRP 5 Watt output, as class C.
F = SWL, as class C (Rules under item 11).
* In all categories ONLY ONE transceiver (or receiver) and
transmitting signal is allowed at any time during the contest, so NO
multiplier station permitted.
* Cat B doesn't exist for harmonisation reasons with the ON
Bands to be used: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. The IARU band plan as
well as the frequencies proposed by the HF Contest Committee must be
adhered to. At this time, the preferential frequencies are:
SSB : 3.600 - 3.650; 3.700 - 3.775; 7.040 - 7.100; 14.125 - 14.300;
21.175 - 21.350 & 28.400 - 28.700 MHz.
CW : 3.510 - 3.560; 7.000 - 7.035; 14.000 - 14.060; 21.000 - 21.080 &
28.000 - 28.070 MHz.
The band segments 3.500 - 3.510 and 3.775 - 3.800 shall not be used
unless for DX contacts (this means no one shall call "CQ Contest" in
5. CONTEST CALL AND EXCHANGE
SSB "CQ UBA"; CW "TEST UBA".
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number starting from 001 for each log.
Note that Belgian stations give their province abbreviation which is a
mandatory part of the exchange and must be in the log (e.g. 59001/AN).
Each QSO with a Belgian station counts 10 points.
Each QSO with another EU member station as listed below counts 3
QSOs with any other station outside the EU counts 1 point.
7. MULTIPLIERS PER BAND
All Belgian provinces : AN, BW, HT, LB, LG, NM, LU, OV, VB and WV.
The Region of Brussels Capital: BR
All Belgian prefixes e.g. ON4, ON5, ON6, ON7, ON8, ON9, OR0/5, OT3,
The following DXCC countries from the European Union : CT, CU, DL, EA,
EA6, EI, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, I, IS, LX, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0,
OZ, PA, SM, SV, SV5, SV9, SY and TK.
Remark : a QSO with a Belgian station can give you 2 multipliers
(province and prefix).
8. FINAL SCORE
Total QSO points (from all bands) times the total number of
multiplier points (from all bands).
9. SPECIAL CONDITIONS
The use of the DX-Cluster facilities is permitted.
Each log must include a summary sheet showing the detailed scoring
information (QSOs, points and multipliers per band) and the serial
number must be starting from 001 (see point 5). Use the appropriate
designation to mark your entry Class (A10, A15, A20, A40, A80, B, C,
D, E). The log summary sheet shall contain the following signed
declaration : "I declare that all contest rules and all the rules and
regulations for amateur radio operations in my country have been
observed and adhered to. I accept the decisions of the Contest
Committee". The IARU Region 1 standard format sheets are recommended.
* Computer logs: Computer logs on 3"1/2 diskettes can only be accepted
if the file format is ASCII or DBF. One QSO per record is mandatory
(ending with CR/LF) for computer processing. The names of the files
will be MYCALL.LOG and MYCALL.SUM (MYCALL being your own call). We
prefer logs generated by EI5DI, WriteLog or ARI contest program as
these are specially written for this contest. We recommend the use of
the SDU contest software by EI5DI. This software was developed
especially for this contest, and is freely available to all
participants. It can be down loaded from the Web Site of EI5DI
<http://www.ei5di.com> or from the UBA Web Site <http://www.uba.be>.
The UBA HF manager will send you a copy upon request and after having
received a SAE with a formatted disk from you. In this case, the
computer files to be submitted are the files MYCALL.ALL and MYCALL.SUM
where MYCALL stands for your own callsign.
* A selection of pictures of operators in action will be published
with the results, so please send us your picture. Please send your
comments with your contest log and send us a picture.
All logs must be postmarked not later than 30 days after the contest.
Late logs will not be considered for the competition. The logs must be
send to :
Michel Le Bon ON4GO
UBA HF Contest Manager
Chée de Wavre 1349
Contest logs are also accepted via E-mail at following address :
< firstname.lastname@example.org >. The logs sent by E-mail must meet the
specifications as outlined above for computer logs. We will confirm
reception of your log by E-mail.
11. SPECIAL SWL RULES
Only stations taking part in the Contest may be logged for scoring
purposes. Logs should show in columns: Time (UTC), callsign of
"Station Heard", complete exchange sent by this station, callsign of
station being worked, a RS(T) report on "Station Heard" at SWLs QTH,
new multiplier and points claimed. If both sides of a contest contact
are heard they may be claimed as separate stations and the callsigns
have to appear in the "Station Heard" column.
A station may only appear once per band as station heard. In the
column "Station Worked" the same station may not be logged more than
10 times per band.
The stations having sent US $ 5.00 with their log will receive the
results by direct mail. THE FASTEST WAY TO RECEIVE THE RESULTS IS TO
MENTION YOUR AX25 PACKET BBS OR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR LOG.
Awards will be sent to the highest scoring stations from each class in
each country and W, VE, PY, ZL, JA and VK call area provided they have
logged at least 40 valid contacts. Other participants receive a
certificate when 40 valid contacts are logged.
The EU TROPHIES go to the EU winners of class C of both the CW and the
13. PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATION
* Incomplete or incorrect exchanges : the QSO will count for zero
points, but no additional penalty will be applied.
* Deduction of 10 times QSO value for any unmarked duplicate contact.
* For cheating, imaginary logging and clear, repetitive and
intentional violation of the contest rules.
* For continuous or repetitive violation or total negation of the IARU
* If the total amount of penalty points amounts to more than 2 % of
the total number of contacts.
The decisions of the Contest Committee are final
Amateur Radio Station ON7SS
UBA HF Contest Info
Ferdinand Coosemansstraat 32
B - 2600 Berchem-Antwerpen