The Nordic Radio Amateur Union

NRAU - Baltic

NRAU-Baltic contest rules

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Objective:

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.)

 


Dates/Times:

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

SSB: Sunday 0530-0730 UTC

CW: Sunday 0800-1000 UTC

Note! 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 7010-7040 KHz

SSB: 3600-3650, 3700-3775 and 7050-7100 & 7130-7200 KHz

IARU SSB Contest preferred segment is non contest between 7100-7130 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.


Contest call:

CQ NRAU de ----


Message:

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.  


Points:

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. 


Multiplier:

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:

Logs must be submitted separately for CW and SSB within 7 days after the contest. Only electronic logs are accepted.

Look here for this year’s Log submission: www.nrau.net/nrau-baltic-contest 

Logs should be submitted in Cabrillo format within 7 days after the contest (latest 21nd  January) to nrau-baltic-cw(a)nrau.net (CW) or nrau-baltic-ssb(a)nrau.net (SSB). Please send any inquiries to NRRL Contest Team team(a)nrrlcontest.no 

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:

  • CW: OH2XYZ_CW.log
  • SSB: OH2XYZ_SSB.log

More info: http://www.nrau.net/nrau-baltic-contest/logs.html 

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


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. 


Disqualification:

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 calledNRAUMan.zip (258 kB).

CLICK HERE
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"
CLICK HERE!

 


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

JX/JW/LA - Jan Mayen

Svalbard - Norway

21 multipliers
AA Aust Agder OP Oppland
AK Akershus OS Oslo
BU Buskerud RL Rogaland
FI Finnmark SF Sogn og Fjordane
HE Hedmark ST Sör Tröndelag
HO Hordaland SV Svalbard/Björnöya
JX 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/OJØ/OHØ - Finland, Market Reef and Aland Is. 19 multipliers
AL Ahvenanmaa    
EK Etelä-Karjala PH Päijät-Häme
EP Etelä-Pohjanmaa PK Pohjois-Karjala
ES Etelä-Savo PM Pirkanmaa
KE Keski-Suomi PO Pohjanmaa
KL Kymenlaakso PP Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
KP Keski-Pohjanmaa PS Pohjois-Savo
KT Kanta-Häme SA Satakunta
KU Kainuu UU Uusimaa
LA Lappi VA Varsinais-Suomi
OX/OY/OZ - Greenland,
Faeroe Islands, Denmark
8 multipliers
VS Region Sjælland VJ Region Midtjylland
KH Region Hovedstatden GR Green land
FA Faroe Island NJ Region Nordjylland
SJ Region Syddanmark BH Bornholm
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 Iceland
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
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-logo
EDR
EDR - Experimenterende Danske Radioamatorer
 
OZ1BII
Henning Andresen
Slotsgade 17
DK-6100 Haderslev
DENMARK
   
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The Estonian flag Estonia
 
ERAU-logo
ERAU
ERAU - Estonian Radioamateurs' Union
  ES5TV
Tõnno Vähk
Merivalja tee 5-W308
11911, TALLINN
ESTONIA
Phone mobile: +372 56 800 447  
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The Latvian flag Latvia
 
LRAL-logo
LRAL
LRAL - Latvijas Radio Amatieru Lîga
  YL2VW
Agris Belasovs
P O Box 105
LV-4601 REZEKNE
LATVIA
Phone mobile: +371 29 366 773  
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The Lithuanian flag Lithuania
 
LRMD-logo
LRMD
LRMD - Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija
  LY2EN
Simonas Kareiva
S. Zukausko 26-43
LT-08239 VILNIUS
LITHUANIA
Phone:   
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The Norwegian flag Norway
 
NRRL-logo
NRRL
NRRL - Norsk Radio Relae Liga
  LB3RE
Stein Roar Brobakken
Furuvegen 43
NO-2870 Dokka 
NORWAY
Phone mobile: +47 48 22 44 21  
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The Finnish flag Finland
 
SRAL-logo
SRAL
SRAL - Suomen Radioamatooriliitto ry
 
OH6KZP 
Kim Ostman
Näkinkuja 6A 10
FIN-00530 HelsinkiFINLAND
Phone:   
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The Swedish flag Sweden
 
SSA-logo
SSA
SSA - Sveriges Sändareamatörer
  SM3CER
Jan-Eric Rehn
Finstavägen 26, 7 tr.
SE-863 31 SUNDSBRUK
SWEDEN
Phone home: +46 60 56 88 73
Phone mobile: +46 70 663 86 25
 
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