Modified Denmark, Finland multipliers.
The objective of this contest is to have a competition between Nordic and Baltic Countries.
(ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL to contact each other)
There is also a national competition between nations.
(JW/Svalbard and JX/Jan Mayen count for LA/Norway, OX/Greenland and OY/Faroe Islands count for OZ/Denmark and OH0/Aland Islands and OJ0/Market Reef for OH/Finland in this contest)
Sunday morning, each year, on the 2nd full weekend of January.
SSB: 0630-0830 UTC
CW: 0900-1100 UTC
The CW and SSB parts are separate contests. Also mixed mode results (CW+SSB) will be listed.
Only 80 and 40 meter bands.
CW: 3510-3560 and 7010-7060 KHz.
SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3775 and 7050-7100, 7130-7200 KHz.
No contest between 7100 and 7130 KHz.
Please pay attention to frequency limits, QSO made outside of the limits will give zero points.
A - Single Operator HP
B - Single Operator LP (Maximum 100 watts output)
C - Multi Operator
The sum of best ten (10) CW scores and best ten (10) SSB scores in each country will represent each country score.
The results of the national competition will also be listed.
RS(T) + serial number starting from 001 + 2 letters showing Fylke / Lan / Province / Region, e.g. 59(9) 001 VN.
See the abbreviation list at end of rules.
Note - Use different serial numbers for CW and SSB, as they are two separate contests. Multi operator stations may use separate numbers per band
Each station can be contacted once per band, both on CW and SSB.
Every correct two-way QSO with ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL gives 2 points.
A QSO with wrong received message gives you only 1 point.
A QSO with a station not submitting a log will not give any points unless the station is found in at least ten (10) other logs. In that case it gives 1 point
Each worked Fylke / Lan / Province / Region per band, per mode gives one (1) multiplier.
A QSO with a station not submitting a log will not give any multiplier,
unless the station is found in at least ten (10) other logs. The multipliers are counted separately for CW and SSB.
Score = (sum of QSO-points) x (sum of multipliers worked on the two bands).
Separate final scores for CW and SSB.
Logs must be submitted separately for CW and SSB within 7 days after the contest. Only electronic logs are accepted.
Go to 'Send log' tab on this page to submit your log(s).
Please check your log for typing errors and leave ALL your QSOs in the log - including dupes. The log checking software will find the dupes and mark them with zero (0) points.
By submitting a log you agree that your log and the corresponding log checking report may be made open to the public.
Awards and prizes are issued to the first three (3) places on CW, SSB and MIXED in each category.
Additional or fewer awards may be issued depending on the number of contestants.
Every participating country may give out additional awards and prizes.
MR-Möre og Romsdal
SF-Sogn og Fjordane
Great contest, short and fast enough. Rig:FTDX-5000 Ant: 40m Inverted V, 80m Horizontal Quad
Proper propagation on 40CW only for last 20 minutes. Couldnt even hear LY's in the beginning :)
Youth team (C1), operators 11-12 y/o.
Hard to work Baltic on 80 with my 100W. Most of the QSOs on 40. Propagation improved the last hourb but there was a real hard time after 80 closed and 40 had not opened.
QRP as always, 5W and 200m LW antenna
A - Single Operator HP
IC-756ProII, 50 W, Trap Dipole
FTdx101-D, 100w, horizontal wire loop.
RIG: Sommerkamp FT-250 PWR: 80 W ANT: 40 m - Dipole
just a fun test, does not last too long, the speed is affordable - and newcomers can easily join in and have fun. so just fun on a couple of radio waves, yes
Rig: Elecraft K3/P3; SSPA: 600 W HexBeam
I have some comments on the test.
Rig: Kenwood TS-820 Ant: 2x10m, 2x20m dipole
Thanks for nice activity. Note: SM2CEW sent BD on 80, later NB. I changed 80 m QSO to NB. SM9X sent UL on 80, later UP. I changed 80m QSO to UP.
73 de SM5SIC Göran
Had terrible local noise on 80m but 40m was great. Fun contest!
Worked QRP. Conditions on 80m was good but 40m very very difficult. Only OH/SM stations can work. W, Dual band 160m/80m Inverted L 20m high with 8 elevated radials. Inverted V 80m, Inverted V 40m. See you next year!
Qso count is extracted from received logs, so the real qso count is probably bigger.
Upload your CW and PH logs separately
Here's a minimal sample log format that we expect:
CATEGORY: A - Single Operator HP
SOAPBOX: few words of comment here..
QSO: 3544 CW 2020-01-12 0901 ES3VI 599 0001 RP ES5EP 599 003 TA
QSO: 3544 CW 2020-01-12 0902 ES3VI 599 0002 RP LY4K 599 003 KM
This site is created and maintained by ES1TU.
All feedback, comments, critics appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org