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Rules of the UBA International Prefix Hunt

UBA International Prefixhunt 2014

This is not a contest in usual sense but a competition, which runs over the whole year and enables you to measure your achievements in prefix chasing. Even if you are not a contester you can easily participate because every QSO you make on every HF band counts for the competition.

1. Dates

From January 1, 2014 00:00 UTC until December 31, 2014 23:59 UTC.

2. Bands

All HF bands (160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m).

3. Categories and modes

Single Operator only (SWL's are also allowed to participate).
  • Mixed Mode
  • Phone (SSB, AM, FM)
  • CW
  • Digital Modes (RTTY, PSK, etc...)
Everybody will be in Mixed Mode. Once you made a QSO in the other modes the program will automatic calculate the score for the other categories.

4. Points, Multipliers and Final score

  • Every different prefix counts 1 point on each band.
  • Every different prefix counts once as a multiplier.
  • The sum off all prefixes on all bands multiplied by the number of different prefixes.

5. Logs

Only electronic logs via email in ADIF format will be accepted.
Send your log of the past month before the 5th of the following month to the Competition Manager in order to compile an interim results list.
Just export your log of the last month in ADIF. You don’t have to calculate your score yourself.
Last logs must reach the Competition Manager before the 10th of January of the following year.
Name your file “yourcall-month in figures.adi” (ex: ON7SS-01.ADI for the January log). There is no need to mention a claimed score.
All logs will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be made public.

Mail your log to ubaprefixhunt [at] uba [dot] be (ubaprefixhunt{at}uba{dot}be)

6. Certificates

Digital competition certificates will be granted to all participants who reach at least 300 different prefixes.

7. Remarks

  • We do count on your hamspirit and expect you to log only QSO’s which took actually place.
  • You may enter the competition during the year, in which case your QSO's start counting from the month before you have send your first log. (ex log send in April, QSO's start counting form march 1)
  • Only one callsign may be used during the entire year (/P, /M or /A activations are accepted). Holders of different callsigns may enter with more than one callsign. If you change your callsign during the year, you can start over again with that callsign. Your score with the old callsign will be retained.
  • This is a Single Operator competition. If your callsign is used during a contest in a Multi Operator category you may not use these QSO's for the competition. For that reason no participation will be accepted from clubstations.

Good luck in Prefixhunting
Marc, ON7SS - OO9O