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Rules of the Spring Contest

UBA Spring Contest 2015

The UBA section of DST (Diest) invites all radio amateurs to take part in the 32nd edition of the UBA SPRING-CONTEST.

1. Contest dates / Contest parts

  • HF-80m CW: 8 March 2015 (07.00 -11.00 hour UTC).
  • VHF-2m Phone/CW: 15 March 2015 (07.00 -11.00 hour UTC).
  • HF-80m Phone: 22 March 2015 (07.00 -11.00 hour UTC).
  • VHF-6m Phone/CW: 4 April 2015 (06.00 -10.00 hour UTC).

Attention: only UTC time in the log is valid.

2. Contest call

CQ UBA contest.

3. Points

3 points for each contact.
Only “point to point” contacts via the air are allowed.

4. SWL'S

Each station HEARD may be counted ONCE. A station WORKED may appear a maximum of 10 times. Each QSO logged must contain at least one ON station.

5. Multipliers

  • Each section of the UBA (group of 3 characters), sent by the ON stations member of the UBA. Ex.: DST, OSB and LGE are 3 multipliers.
  • The 3 characters group XXX, sent by ON stations NOT member of the UBA.
  • The 3 characters group UBA, sent by the National station ON4UB.
  • For ON stations only: all DXCC countries, except ON.

6. Reports

  • ON Stations: Report = RS(T) + QSO serial number starting with 001 + UBA section or XXX for ON stations NOT member of the UBA. Ex: ON4DST - rprt given 59(9)001 DST - rprt received 59(9)003 MCL.
  • Foreign stations: Report = RS(T) + QSO serial number starting with 001. Ex.: G3ZZZ - report given 59(9)005 - report received 59(9)019 DST.
The QSO serial number must run continuously, regardless of the mode of transmission (VHF).

7. Foreign stations

Only contacts with ON stations are valid.

8. Final score

Total of QSO points x Total of MULTIPLIERS.

9. Classifications

a. Individual rankings for each contest
  • (1) ON Stations (QRP separate).
  • (2) Foreign Stations.
  • (3) SWL ON Stations.
  • (4) Foreign SWL Stations.
b. Rankings by club (UBA Sections)
  • (1) 80m band: SSB and CW.
  • (2) VHF bands: 2m and 6m.

SCORE = (AxB)/C

A= Sum of the individual final scores of the section.
B= Number of logs of the section.
C= The number of members of the section (March 1, 2015).

10. QRP stations

In the individual rankings for each contest QRP stations are mentioned separately. QRP stations indicate "QRP" in the log- and the summary sheet headers.
Maximum output power: CW = 5 Watts, Phone = 10 Watts.

11. Souvenirs

  • The winner of each classification and the QRP station with the best result in each part of the contest will receive a souvenir.
  • A challenge cup is provided for the winning section of the HF and VHF contests. After three consecutive victories by the same section, this trophy becomes the property of the section.

12. Logs

We strongly encourage participants to use freeware log software WinOnContest from ON4AVJ (see UBA website under downloads) or N1MM Logger. We will only accept CABRILLO logfiles which can be generated by each of those programs. Rename the files to MYCALL.CBR or MYCALL.LOG where "MYCALL" is your call sign. (example ON4DST.CBR or ON4DST.LOG) Make sure you send in the right cabrillo format.
Paper logs: No paper logs are accepted anymore!

Cabrillo header must include:
  • Callsign.
  • Your name, first name and complete address.
  • UBA Section (only for UBA members).
  • The category in which you took part.
  • Station description and used power.
Incomplete logs will be used as "Check logs.

Remark: Only 1 log per station will be accepted. (or with his normal call, or with his special call or as SWL).

13. Deadline

The logs (via e-mail) must arrive at latest 2 weeks after EACH contest date at: ubaspring [at] uba [dot] be.

14. Disqualification

  • Logs with more than 5% faulty QSO's will be disqualified.
  • If the same person sends more than one log per contest, these logs will be disqualified.
  • Absence of one or more items of information listed in paragraph 12 may result in disqualification.

15. HF bandplanning

The IARU contest segments should be respected.
  • CW: 3,510 to 3,560 MHz.
  • SSB: 3,600 to 3,650 MHz and 3,700 tot 3,775 MHz.

The result can't be discussed.

Hope to meet you in the contest! The UBA-DST spring contest - committee ON4PJA, ON7FH, ON7KS.

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