NRAU-Baltic contest rules

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The objective of this contest is to have a competition between Nordic and Baltic Countries.

(ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OHØ, OJØ, 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 and OHØ/Aland Islands and OJØ/Market Reef for OH/Finland in this contest.)


Sunday morning of the 2nd full weekend of January each year.

CW: Sunday 0630-0830 UTC

SSB: Sunday 0900-1100 UTC

Note! 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 7010-7040 KHz

SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3775 and 7050-7200 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 (at least 50% of the operators should be 23 years old or younger. Age of each operator must be indicated in the log!)

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.

Contest call:

CQ NRAU de ----


RS(T) + serial number starting from 001 + 2 letters showing Amt / Fylke / Län / 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, i.e. two times in each part. Every correct two-way QSO with ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OHØ, OJØ, 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. 


Each worked Amt / Fylke / Län / Province / Region etc. per band gives one (1) multiplier for each contest. (See the multiplier list below)

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.

I.e. the multipliers are counted separately on 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 must be submitted separately for CW and SSB within 7 days after the contest. Only electronic logs are accepted.

By submitting your log you agree that your log and the corresponding log checking report may be made open to the public. 

Logs for 2014 in Cabrillo format may be uploaded on UA9QCQ site:


The link to upload logs:

The link to check list of uploaded logs and claimed scores:


Robot checks the correct format, helps you to identify errors and calculates the claimed score. You can upload your log as many times as you need to get it right. Using the robot makes the job of contest organizers much easier so please use it if you can.

Alternatively you can e-mail your log to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

List of uploaded logs and claimed scores can be viewed on this site:

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.

Use the following examples for naming the CABRILLO log files:



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. 


Violation of Amateur Radio Regulations in the country of the contestant or the rules of this contest, unsportsmanlike conduct and taking credit of unverifiable QSOs or multipliers may lead to disqualification.

The decisions by the Contest Committee are final and definite. The right to make changes in these rules is reserved.

Arrangement of the contest:

The arrangement alternates between SSA, NRRL, EDR, ERAU, LRAL, LRMD and SRAL in that order. 

Logging software:

Manual input of a paper log:

SM2EZT has made a program for manual input of a paper log after the contest. The output file will be a CABRILLO-file for checking your log in a log checking program.

Cabrillo editor for NRAU Baltic by SM2EZT
(Version 1.11 - 21 January 2006)

It’s only one .exe-file called NRAUMan.exe (518 kB). Due to restrictions from the server provider we have to distribute the file as a .zip-file (258 kB).

to download the latest version of the program

How to install: Save in a temporary directory, unzip the file using WinZip or similar, use File Manager to put NRAUMan.exe in a folder that you prefer (example: C:/Program/NRAUMan).

For instructions "How to make your log"


Multiplier list for NRAU-Baltic Contest 


(Unique abbreviations of Amt / Fylke / Län / Province / Region)
ES - Estonia 16 multipliers
HM Hiiu PU Pärnu
HR Harju RP Rapla
IV Ida-Viru SR Saare
JG Jõgeva TA Tartu
JR Järva TL Tallinn
LN Lääne VC Valga
LV Lääne-Viru VO Võru
PL Põlva VP Viljandi
LA - Norway 21 multipliers
AA Aust Agder OP Oppland
AK Akershus OS Oslo
BU Buskerud RL Rogaland
FI Finnmark SF Sogn og Fjordane
HE Hedemark ST Sör Tröndelag
HO Hordaland SV Svalbard/Björnöya
JA Jan Mayen TE Telemark
MR Möre og Romsdal TR Troms
NO Nordland VF Vestfold
NT Nord Tröndelag VG Vest Agder
OF Östfold    
LY - Lithuania 15 multipliers
AT Alytus SI Siauliai-city
KD Klaipeda-city SU Siauliai
KI Klaipeda TG Taurage
KM Kaunas-city TI Telsiai
KN Kaunas UT Utena
MM Marijampole VU Vilnius-city
PA Panevezys VV Vilnius
PN Panevezys-city    
OH - Finland and Aland Is. 20 multipliers
AL Ahvenanmaa LA Lappi
EK Etelä-Karjala PH Päijät-Häme
EP Etelä-Pohjanmaa PK Pohjois-Karjala
ES Etelä-Savo PM Pirkanmaa
IU Itä-Uusimaa PO Pohjanmaa
KE Keski-Suomi PP Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
KL Kymenlaakso PS Pohjois-Savo
KP Keski-Pohjanmaa SA Satakunta
KT Kanta-Häme UU Uusimaa
KU Kainuu VA Varsinais-Suomi
OX/OY/OZ - Greenland,
Faeroe Islands, Denmark
16 multipliers
AH Århus RI Ribe
BH Bornholm RK Ringköbing
FA Färöarna RO Roskilde
FB Frederiksborg SJ Sönderjylland
FY Fyn SS Storström
GR Grönland VI Viborg
KH Köbenhavn VJ Vejle
NJ Nordjylland VS Västsjälland
SM - Sweden 21 multipliers
BL Blekinge OR Örebro
DA Dalarna SE Skåne
GA Gävleborg SL Stockholms Län
GO Gotland SO Södermanland
HA Halland UP Uppsala
JL Jämtland VB Västerbotten
JO Jönköping VD Västra Götaland
KA Kalmar VL Värmland
KR Kronoberg VM Västmanland
NB Norrbotten VN Västernorrland
OG Östergötland    
TF - Iceland 1 multiplier
IS Island
YL - Latvia 26 multipliers
AI Aizkraukle LM Limbazi
AU Aluksne LU Ludza
BA Bauska MD Madona
BV Balvi OE Ogre
CE Cesis PR Preili
DG Daugavpils RE Rezekne
DO Dobele RR Riga
GU Gulbene SD Saldus
JE Jelgava TS Talsi
JP Jekabpils TU Tukums
KG Kuldiga VE Ventspils
KV Kraslava VK Valka
LI Liepaja VR Valmiera


Future dates and organizers of NRAU-BALTIC Contest


Year Date   Organizing League
2014 12/1   LRAL - Latvia
2015 11/1   LRMD - Lithuania
2016 10/1   SRAL - Finland
2017 15/1   SSA - Sweden
2018 14/1   NRRL - Norway
2019 13/1   EDR - Denmark
2020 12/1   ERAU - Estonia
2021 10/1   LRAL - Latvia
2022 9/1   LRMD - Lithuania

NRAU-BALTIC Contest Managers
EDR - Experimenterende Danske Radioamatorer
Peter Müller
Postboks 29
E-mail to OZ3ABE
The Estonian flag Estonia
ERAU - Estonian Radioamateurs' Union
Tõnno Vähk
Merivalja tee 5-W308
11911, TALLINN
Phone mobile: +372 56 800 447  
E-mail to ES5TV
The Latvian flag Latvia
LRAL - Latvijas Radio Amatieru Lîga
Agris Belasovs
P O Box 105
Phone mobile: +371 29 366 773  
E-mail to YL2VW
The Lithuanian flag Lithuania
LRMD - Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija
Remigijus Vaicius
Neuzmirstuoliu str. 5-19
Phone: +370 698 239 17  
E-mail to LY8O
The Norwegian flag Norway
NRRL - Norsk Radio Relae Liga
Stein Roar Brobakken
P.B. 5
Phone mobile: +47 48 22 44 21  
E-mail to LA6FJA
The Finnish flag Finland
SRAL - Suomen Radioamatooriliitto ry
Jussi-Pekka Sampola
Tölbyn niittytie 238
Phone: +358 40 837 1232  
E-mail to OH6RX
The Swedish flag Sweden
SSA - Sveriges Sändareamatörer
Jan-Eric Rehn
Finstavägen 26, 7 tr.
Phone home: +46 60 56 88 73
Phone mobile: +46 70 663 86 25
E-mail to SM3CER