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NAC VUSHF Rules

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The following has been copied off LA1KKA's webpage, and is a free translation of the original Norwegian contents:


 

1. Eligible participants

The test is open to all Nordic radio amateurs. Multi-operator/groupstations can participate. However, the use more than one transmitter and/or receiver at the time is not allowed.

More amateurs are not allowed to use the same equipment except for 2,3GHz & up.

Use of special callsiigns is seen as a new participant in the yearly overall standing. The tests can be run from anywhere inside national territory, but only one QTH is allowed for each test.

All of the station's equipment (transmitters, receivers and antennas) must be located inside a radius of maximum 500 meters.

2. Contest Sections / Classes / Days

The six contest sections takes place on the following weekdays:

Band/Section Day of the month
50 MHz Second Thursday of the month
70 MHz Third Thursday of the month
144 MHz First Tuesday of the month (2 classes - 144S and 144E)
432 MHz Second Tuesday of the month (2 classes - 432S and 432E)
1296 MHz Third Tuesday of the month
2,3 GHz & up Fourth Tuesday of the month

Please note that the Test Sections for 144 MHz and 432 MHz are split into two classes.

  • Class S, "Standard class", is for stations operating with a maximum output power of 100W measured on the transmitters/PA stage output.
  • Class E, "Extra class", is for participants using more than 100W output power.

3. Time periods
All tests takes place between 1900 and 2300 local Norwegian time (i.e. 1800 - 2200 UTC during winter and 1700-2100 UTC during summer).

4. Contacts
Each station will only count once in each test. QSOs through active repeater, via satellite or EME does not count.

5. Modes
All activities are to comply with the IARU Region 1 bandplan for the respective bands.

6. Reports
Both RS(T) and Maidenhead Locator (e.g. 589/JO59JX) is to be exchanged.

7. Scoring points

50, 70, 144, 432, 1296 MHz: 1 point per km, plus 500 points for each new main locator square (e.g. J049, JO59, etc).
2,3 GHz & up: 1 point per km multiplied with GHz multiplier, plus 500 points for every new main locator square (eg J049, J059, etc). Each main square is only counted once, even if it has been contacted on more bands during the test.
GHz multiplier: 2,3 GHz = 2
3,4 GHz = 3
5,7 GHz = 4
10 GHz =  5
24 GHz =  6
47 GHz =  7

8. Radiologs
A software logging program has to be used (e.g. TACLog, Logger, TestLogg, etc) with a setup similar to IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/Microwave log. Only electronic logs are accepted. Separate logs must be used for the each of the five sections. Remember to state Class in addition to Section (e.g. 144S or 144E). All logs must be submitted within one week from the actual test date. Logs may be sent via e-mail as text, or EDI-file, to NRRL's VHF testmanager, and is seen as accepted when a receipt is received. All test participants are encouraged to submit logs.

9. Controlling log entries
If there are obvious errors in callsigns or locators, the QSO will be rendered invalid. If minor errors, the QSO's points will be reduced in accordance with the following: 1 error 25%, 2 errors 50%, 3 or more errors 100%. Logs containing repetetive obvious errors may be partly or fully revoked.

Any complaint or protest must be initiated within one month following the publishing of the official results. Complaints are to be sent to the test manager, with attached documentation.

10. Winners
The Section / Class winners are those who obtain the most points during the year. The best nine (9) tests count in each participant's summary. The best three (3) in 50, 70, 1296 and 2,3GHz & up will receive a diploma. For 144 MHz and 432 MHz a diploma will be awarded to the three best participants from each class.
If sufficient participation in a section (with a minimum of 12 submitted testlogs during a year) the winner will receive a plaque. The plaque is only awarded as one per section, and not per class.

11. Additional comments
These rules are valid from January 2012. Responsible test manager and information on where to sendt the logs, will be published on the webpages of the individual Nordic Amateur Radio organizations.

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