The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation invites radio amateurs world wide to
participate in the annual International Short Wave Championship of Romania
(YO DX HF Contest) which is held this year on Aug 27, 12 UTC - Aug 28, 12
An important change this year is that contacts between stations within own
country are allowed and give 1 point.
YO DX HF Contest rules can be read here:
text version is listed below.
YO DX HF Contest is recently supported by Writelog and N1MM Logger. Please
make sure you downloaded the latest version (Writelog 10.55, N1MM Logger
5.7.2). Other software packages compatible with YO DX HF Contest are listed
on this page: http://www.hamradio.ro/contests/yodxhf-software.htm
The International Short Wave Championship of Romania
YO DX HF Contest
The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) has the honour to invite
the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the
International Short Wave Championship of Romania (YO DX HF Contest)
which is held on the last weekend of August every year.
The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as
possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in
II. Contest period
Last weekend of August, 24 hours.
Saturday Aug 27, 12:00 UTC - Sunday Aug 28, 12:00 UTC
III. Bands and modes
80, 40, 20, 15, 10m, according to IARU band plan for each country, CW
Contacts on the segments of band reserved for DX traffic are not
IV. Categories for the stations outside Romania
Cat. A - single operator single band (SOSB10, SOSB15, SOSB20, SOSB40,
Cat. B - single operator multi band (SOMB)
Cat. C - multi operator multi band (no more than two operators) (MOMB)
V. Contest call
CQ TEST YO (CW) or CQ CONTEST YO (phone)
YO stations send: RS(T) + Romanian county abbreviation (two letter
Non-YO stations send: RS(T) + serial number (starting with 001)
QSO with a YO station - 8p
QSO with a non-YO station outside own continent - 4p
QSO with a non-YO station inside own continent - 2p
QSO with a station inside own country - 1 p
Per band, each different DXCC country plus each different YO county (no
matter the mode).
YO does not count as DXCC country multiplier.
YO2 = AR CS HD TM
YO3 = BU IF
YO4 = BR CT GL TL VN
YO5 = AB BH BN CJ MM SJ SM
YO6 = BV CV HR MS SB
YO7 = AG DJ GJ MH OT VL
YO8 = BC BT IS NT SV VS
YO9 = BZ CL DB GR IL PH TR
IX. Final score
The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the
sum of multipliers.
X. Special rules
The following special rules apply:
. Only one trasmitter is allowed at one time (one signal on the
. The minimum time to call CQ on a band is 10 minutes. A quick band
change in order to work a new multiplier is allowed - it is OK to
work one station and return to the main band.
. Only one QSO is allowed with the same station on the same band
(no matter traffic mode), i.e max. 5 QSOs with the same station
in the contest.
. Cross mode mode QSOs are not allowed.
. Only terrestrial contacts are valid.
. When band or mode changes, serial number sent is progressive.
. The use of DX spotting nets is allowed in all categories and
Penalties apply for QSO errors (broken calls, bad exchanges) and QSOs
which do not appear in correspondents log.
Two times the QSO points for such QSOs will be deducted.
10% or more bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in
dropping the participant from the classification.
Violation of contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or taking credit
for excessive unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for
All decisions of the contest committee are final.
XIII. Log instructions
Electronic log submission via e-mail is highly recommended. Cabrillo
logs are recommended but a plain-text ASCII log, in chronological
order, could be also accepted. In this case a plain-text ASCII summary
sheet must be included.
The e-mail containing the log will be automatically acknowledged by the
server and entrants will be informed about process of log-checking.
The paper logs must be written for each band and should contain the
Date | Time UTC | Call | RST Tx | Code Tx | RST Rx | Code Rx |
Multiplier | Points
Separate files for each band.
A summary sheet including used callsign, category, all relevant data
needed to calculate final score, description of equipment, power
output, full name and address in block capitals and signed statement
that all contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country
of operation have been observed must accompany each log.
If no category (A, B or C) was specified, the station will be entered
automatically in C category.
All log entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the
XIV. Mailing address
All written logs should be mailed to the following address:
YO DX HF Contest, P.O. Box 22-50, Bucharest RO-014780 ROMANIA
All electronic logs should be sent to the following E-mail address:
Special certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each
operating category in every participating country. Plaques will be
available respecting with our potential sponsors.
73s de Chip N2YO
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