Objective 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) Dates/Times 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. Frequencies 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. Categories A - Single Operator HP B - Single Operator LP (Maximum 100 watts output) C - Multi Operator National competition 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. Message 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 Points 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 Multiplier 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. Final score Score = (sum of QSO-points) x (sum of multipliers worked on the two bands). Separate final scores for CW and SSB. Logs Logs (Cabrillo) must be submitted separately for CW and SSB within 7 days after the contest. Only electronic logs are accepted. 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. Here's a minimal sample log format that we expect: ===================================================================================== START-OF-LOG: 2.0 CALLSIGN: ES3VI CATEGORY: A - Single Operator HP SOAPBOX: few words of comment here.. 1 7 12 15 26 31 45 49 54 61 75 80 84 | | | | | | | | | | | | | 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 END-OF-LOG: ===================================================================================== Awards 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. Denmark BH-Bornholm FA-Faroe Islands GR-Greenland KH-Hovedstaden NJ-Nordjylland RO-(RO) deleted SJ-Syddanmark VJ-Midtjylland VS-Sjaelland Estonia HM-Hiiu HR-Harju IV-Ida-Viru JG-Jõgeva JR-Järva LN-Lääne LV-Lääne-Viru PL-Pölva PU-Pärnu RP-Rapla SR-Saare TA-Tartu TL-Tallinn VC-Valga VO-Võru VP-Viljandi Finland AL-Ahvenanmaa EK-Etelä-Karjala EP-Etelä-Pohjanmaa ES-Etelä-Savo KE-Keski-Suomi KL-Kymenlaakso KP-Keski-Pohjanmaa KT-Kanta-Häme KU-Kainuu LA-Lappi PH-Päijät-Häme PK-Pohjois-Karjala PM-Pirkanmaa PO-Pohjanmaa PP-Pohjois-Pohjanmaa PS-Pohjois-Savo SA-Satakunta UU-Uusimaa VA-Varsinais-Suomi Iceland IS-Island Latvia AI-Aizkraukle AU-Aluksne BA-Bauska BV-Balvi CE-Cesis DG-Daugavpils DO-Dobele GU-Gulbene JE-Jelgava JP-Jekabpils KG-Kuldiga KV-Kraslava LI-Liepaja LM-Limbazi LU-Ludza MD-Madona OE-Ogre PR-Preili RE-Rezekne RR-Riga SD-Saldus TS-Talsi TU-Tukums VE-Ventspils VK-Valka VR-Valmiera Lithuania AT-Alytus KD-Klaipeda-city KI-Klaipeda KM-Kaunas-city KN-Kaunas MM-Marijampole PA-Panevezys PN-Panevezys-city SI-Siauliai-city SU-Siauliai TG-Taurage TI-Telsiai UT-Utena VU-Vilnius-city VV-Vilnius Norway AG-Agder BO-Bjørn Øya Svalbard FI-Troms og Finnmark HO-Vestland IN-Innlandet JA-Jan Mayen MO-Møre og Romsdal NO-Nordland OS-Oslo RL-Rogaland SV-Svalbard TE-Vestfold og Telemark TR-Trøndelag VF-Viken Sweden BL-Blekinge DA-Dalarna GA-Gävleborg GO-Gotland HA-Halland JL-Jämtland JO-Jönköping KA-Kalmar KR-Kronoberg NB-Norrbotten OG-Östergötland OR-Örebro SE-Skåne SL-Stockholm SO-Södermanland UP-Uppsala VB-Västerbotten VD-Västra Götaland VL-Värmland VM-Västmanland VN-Västernorrland
Too late when switching to 40m
I received a couple of comments during the SSB part that my signal was too wide. Didn't find the reason until after the contest - had a wrong TX-filter setting :-( My sincerest apologies to the other participants for the QRM this may have caused!
Great all around activity this time, very nice contest
Had to work hard for QSOs. Bad take off to eastern directions here. Hard to be heard in OH, LY, YL, ES.
S&P with Kenwood TS-570DG and 80m skyloop in country
SSB SPOTS ARE OUT OF FASHION THESE DAYS :-(
It was fun, long time since last NRAU-Baltic
73 de OH1SIC/SM5SIC Göran
SOME STATIONS WERE CALLING CQ ON 7130, SHOULD BE 7132,5 IF THE LIMIT IS 7130.
Thanks for a nice contest. With not a real antenna for 80m, I probably lost 50% of the potential score Anyhow, I abused my R-7000 vertical also on 80 m for few qsos. Quite good activity from Nordic and Baltic countries!
tnx for the contest. HNY 2022!
Elecraft K3s 100 Watt and a dipole.
My first contetst. Not the last for sure. Tnx and best 73
Rig: Kenwood TS-820 Ant: 2x10m, 2x20m dipole
Radio Yaesu FTDX 3000 Antenna home made vertical Power 200W
LATE STARTER. COM PORTS DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY WITH ME TODAY I HAVE ONLY TO BLAME MYSELF, FIRING UP 2 MINUTES BEFORE START.
Very nice indeed, thanks for all the QSO. 73 de Eric
NOTE MY SENT SERIAL NUMBER STARTED OVER AGAIN FROM 1 AT 0945Z.
Good Contest! Tnx & 73!