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Rules of the ON Contest

ON Contest 2015

The UBA Section MCL - Mechelen invites all radio amateurs to participate in the 35th edition of the ON Contest.

1 - Contestperiods

6 meters Phone/CW 27/09/2015 from 07:00 UTC to 10:00 UTC. Change of time!
80 meters SSB 4/10/2015 from 06:00 UTC to 10:00 UTC.
80 meters CW 11/10/2015 from 06:00 UTC to 09:00 UTC. Change of time!
2 meters Phone/CW 18/10/2015 from 06:00 UTC to 10:00 UTC.

2 - Categories

  • a    ON stations.
  • a2  ON stations QRP.
  • b    ONL (Belgium SWL's member of the UBA).
  • c    UBA sections.
  • d    Foreign stations.
  • e    Foreign SWL.

QRP: Participants in this category will state clearly "QRP" in the heading of their log and state they didn't used more power the 5W in CW or 10W in SSB.

UBA-sections: In each contest part only those sections are counted from which at least 5 logs (ON + ONL) (80m CW 3 logs) with each at least 25 valid QSO's. The points of the 3 best logs are added together to produce the result of the sections. To determinate the final result for the sections, the totals obtained by the sections are dived by a factor equal to the average of the first 3 ON station of that contestpart/10000.

For foreign stations, only QSOs with Belgian stations are valid.

3 - Bands

Use the IARU contest preferred bandsegments:
  • 80m CW: 3510 to 3560 KHz.
  • 80m SSB: 3600 to 3650 and from 3700 to 3775 KHz.

4 - Contest call and exchange

CQ ON Contest
  • Stations in Belgium: RS(T) + QSO-number from 001 + UBA Section (stations not member of the UBA will give XXX)
  • Stations outside Belgium: RS(T) + QSO-number from 001
Only stations operating from inside Belgium can give a UBA section as multiplier.

5 - Points

3 points for each QSO. For ONL/SWL 3 points for every ON station heard.

6 - Multipliers

1 multiplier for each UBA Section (XXX is also a multiplier).

7 - Final Result

The number of QSO points multiplied with the number of multipliers.

8 - Logs

Send your log in cabrillo format.
Logs in another format must have a summary sheet and one or more logpages.
Logsheets on an A4 format paper will have 40 QSO's per page and will mention following items:
  • Date, UTC, Band, call, report send, report received (RST + QSO number + UBA section), multiplier and points.
  • Date, UTC, Band, call station heard, report send (RST + QSO number + UBA section), call station being worked, multiplier and points. (voor ONL/SWL.  The same station being worked may only appear 10 times).
The summary sheet will mention:
  • Contestname, contestdate.
  • Name and first name, callsign, complete address, UBA section.
  • Number of QSO's, points and multipliers and the calculated score.
  • Statement: "I declare that all the contest rules and all the rules and regulations for amateur radio operation in my country have been observed and adhered to. I accept all the decisions of the contest committee".
  • Signature and date.

Following programs support this contest:
SD from EI5DI. Download here the updated list of the UBA Sections for SD. (Click right and save as)
N1MM (freeware). Download here the updated list of the UBA Sections for N1MM. (Click right and save as)

9 - Deadline and address

All logs have to be send in no more than 3 weeks after each contest. Logs received via email will receive a confirmation within a week.

  • via email: ubaon [at] uba [dot] be (subject: Log%20ON%20Contest%20from) (ubaon[at]uba[dot]be).
  • at the address: Welters Leon ON5WL, Borgstraat 80, 2580 Beerzel, Belgium.

10 - SWL

The station heard must be an ON station.
On VHF, the ONL/SWL does not have to mention the station worked.

11 - Certificates

  • The winners of each category will receive an award if they have at least 25 valid QSO's in their log.
  • A plaque will be awarded to the section obtain the highest score in the 4 combined contestparts.

12 - Penalties and disqualification

  • For paper logs: each double non marked QSO will be penalised with 5 times the value of the QSO before the final score is calculated.
  • QSO's which do not appear in the log of the other station count for 0 points, but no additional penalty will be applied.
  • Logs on paper with more than 3% double not marked QSO's will be disqualified.
  • 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 band plan.

13 - Remarks

  • In view of the short duration of the contest there is no distinction between single- or multioperator stations. Both are allowed and will be placed in the same category.
  • A maximum of 10 QSO's with members of your own section will be taken in account for points. You may work more stations of your own section but they will count for 0 points.
  • Stations using a special event call will be placed outside competition and are not eligible for an award.

Good luck!
The contest committee: ON5WL

UBA Sections

AAA Antwerpse Actieve Amateurs HOB Heist-op-den-Berg RAM Radio-Amateurs Mouscronnois
ACC Antwerpse Contest Club HRT Herentals RAT Radio Amateur Team
ARC Amateur Radio Club of Brussels IPR Ieper RBO Eupen
AST Aalst KSD Koksijde RCA Radio Club des Ardennes
ATH Radio Club de Ath KTK Kortrijk RCB Radio Club de Bruxelles
ATO Tienen LGE Liège RCN Radio Club Noord
BDX Brussels DX team LIR Lier REM Radioamateurs Erpe-Mere
BLW Brussel West LLV La Louvière RFA Radioclub Famenne-Ardennes
BRC Bell Radio Club LUS Luxembourg Sud RST Sint-Truiden
BSE Brabant Sud-Est LVN Leuven RSX Ronse
BTS Brabant Sud MCL Mechelen SBS Sambre-Basse-Sambre
BXE Bruxelles Est MLB Midden Limburg SNW Sint-Niklaas
CDZ Ciney Beauraing Rochefort MNS Mons THN Thuin
CLR Charleroi MTT Mol-Turnhout TLS Tussen Leie en Schelde
CPN Charleroi Pays Noir MWV Midden West-Vlaanderen TOR Tournai
CRD Club Radioamateur de Durnal NBT Noord Brabant TRA Torhoutse Radio Amateurs
DNZ Deinze NLB Noord Limburg TRC Trudo Radioamateurs Club
DRC Dendermonde NMR Namur TRK Tieltse Radioamateur Klub
DST Diest NNV Ninove TWS Together We’re Strong
EKO Eeklo NOK Noorderkempen VHF Antwerpen VHF
ERA Radioamateurs Eeklo NOL Noord-Oost Limburg WLD Waasland
GBN Geraardsbergen ODE Oudenaarde WRC West-vlaamse Radio Club
GBX Gembloux ONZ Oosthoek WTN Radio Club Wetteren
GDV Gang De Verviers ORA Opwijkse Radio Amateurs WTO Waterloo
GNT Gent OSA Antwerpen XXX Not member of UBA
GTM Grensloze TransMissie OSB Brugge ZLB Zuid Limburg
HAC Hasselt OST Oostende ZLZ Zelzate
HCC Haaglandse Contest Club RAC Radio Amateurs Club ZTM Zottegem