World Amateur Radio Day Contest VHF

Organizer: MRASZ

Mission: Providing a practice opportunity for HAM radio operators. Instilling and developing competitive ability. Strengthening the bond between operators of all ages.

Time: April 18, 15:00-15:49 UT. Comprises five 10-minute periods (00-09, 10-19... 40-49 mins). One contact per station per period and mode may be logged (for a total of 10).

Participants: Any HAM radio operator who agrees to the terms and conditions included in the contest announcement.

Evaluation Categories:

Individual HAM radio operators (all stations participating)

Junior (license-holders) - up to age 25
Junior with supervision (without license) - up to age 25
Old timer – age 70 and above

Frequency: 144035-144150 kHz CW and 144150-144390 kHz SSB.

Modes: CW (A1A), SSB (A3J).

Reporting: RS(T) + age (as of January 1 – e.g. if the contestant turned 17 on February 5, 16 will be transmitted) + QRA Locator (e.g. HA5KYZ 599 27 JN97DE)

Scoring: The points for a QSO is calculated as a sum of the points for the age of the operator plus the distance calculated by the QRA Locators!

Ages       <10     - 500 points
Ages     10-13    - 400 points (10,11,12,13)
Ages     14-18    – 300 points (14,15,16,17,18)
Ages     19-25    - 200 points (19,20,21,22,23,24,25)
Ages     26-69    - 100 points (26,27,...68,69)
Ages     70-75    - 200 points (70,71,72,73,74,75)
Ages     76-80    - 300 points (76,77,78,79,80)
Ages     81-85    - 400 points (81,82,83,84)
Ages     ≥ 85      - 500 points (85,86...)

Multipliers: Various ages/ mode.

Total Score: the sum of points for valid contacts multiplied by the applicable multipliers

Evaluation: All HAM radio stations submitting a log will be evaluated.

Log: In EDI format.

Submission Deadline: Midnight, April 21.

All Logs must be sent to:  https://log.mrasz.hu

Announcement of Results: The final results will be published on the MRASZ website (www.mrasz.hu) within 60 days after the contest.

Awards: All operators submitting a valid log will receive a commemorative