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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, OX/Greenland and OY/Faroe Islands count for OZ/Denmark and OHØ/Aland Islands and OJØ/Market Reef for OH/Finland in this contest.)

Dates/Times:
Sunday morning, each year, on the 2nd full weekend of January.
SSB: Sunday 0630-0830 UTC
CW:  Sunday 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.

Contest call:  CQ NRAU de ----

Message:
RS(T) + serial number starting from 001 + 2 letters showing  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. 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. In that case it gives 1 point

Multiplier:
Each worked Fylke / Län / 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 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: https://www.nrau.net/nrau-baltic-contest/logs.html
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: 
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:
Arrangement alternates between SSA, NRRL, EDR, ERAU, LRAL, LRMD and SRAL in that order.

 


 

 

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Future dates and organizers

 

Year Date   Organizing League
2020 12/1   ERAU - Estonia
2021 10/1   LRAL - Latvia
2022 9/1   LRMD - Lithuania
2023     SRAL - Finland
2024     SSA - Sweden
2025     NRRL - Norway
2026     EDR - Denmark

NRAU-BALTIC Contest Managers
 
  Denmark
EDR-logo
EDR
EDR - Experimenterende Danske Radioamatorer
 
OZ2I
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
Grevlingvegen 20
NO-2840 Reinsvoll 
NORWAY
skype lb3re.rag  
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The Finnish flag Finland
 
SRAL-logo
SRAL
SRAL - Suomen Radioamatooriliitto ry
 
OH7WV 

 
FINLAND
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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