Goals: to promote the traditionally good friendship between the radioamateurs.
Date and time: The 3rd full weekend of January, between Saturday 12:00 UT to Sunday 11:59 UT. In 2015: 17-18th January.
Participants: any licensed radioamateur station or SWL.
Frequencies: 1,8 - 28 MHz (no WARC bands). The recommendations for IARU Region 1. Bandplan have to be obeyed.
Modes: CW and SSB.
QRP: Max 10W out
Low Power: Max 100W out
High Power: Max 1500W out
The Categories to be used in the header of the Cabrillo log files can be found on the contest home page (www.ha-dx.com) under the Submit Log / Example Cabrillo menu.
Contacts: Any station can be contacted during the contest. Every station can be contacted once per band and mode.
Exchange: RS(T) + QSO number starting with 001. MM stations shall use separate serial numbers per band, starting with 001.
Stations operating from HUNGARY - RS(T) give their HA-DXC member number or two letters county code.
Hungarian county codes: ZA, GY, VA, KO, VE, SO, TO, BA, FE, BP, NG, HE, PE, SZ, BE, CS, BN, BO, SA, HB.
Multipliers: Hungarian counties and HA-DXC member numbers per band.
Total score: Sum of QSO points multiplied by sum of multipliers. If no Hungarian stations were reached multiply QSO points by one.
Logs: Only Cabrillo format. Cabrillo files can be
If you cannot create a Cabrillo file please use our simple manual log editor interface on the web under the following URL: http://www.ha-dx.com
If you have any questions or remarks please use our information e-mail: address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper log only for check.
Deadline of log submission is 30 days after the contest (based on email timestamp or postal stamp)
FREE Contest Softwares: N1MM logger, SD by EI5DI, MixW.
Awards: every contest participant gets a certification which will be available for download on the contest home page after publishing the final result.
The logged but not scored dupe contact is not qualified as an error;
The maximum time different between the logged contacts is 3 minutes. If based on received logs it could be proved clearly that who logged the wrong time, then contact of entrant logging wrong time should be only counted as an error;
A contact with a station meaning multiplier has to be logged at least more two logs if this station has not sent a log. Otherwise this contact is going to be erased;
Information coming from any other QTH is irregular;
All entrants must conform to rules of their radio amateur license.
Packet cluster can be used in all entries. Self-spotting is forbidden!