ALPE-ADRIA VHF CONTEST RULES
DATE AND TIME:
Sunday in the first full weekend in August from 06.00 – 13.59 UTC
BAND AND MODES:
Band: 2 m /144.025 – 144.399 MHz
Modes: CW (A1), SSB (J3E)
Recommendation for CQ calling:
QRP stations: 144.350 MHz and up
QRO stations: 144.350 MHz and down
Section A: fixed and portable stations (at licensed address) / licensed PWR
Section B: CW stations regardless the location / licensed PWR
Section C: fixed and portable stations /max. PWR: 50W OUTPUT
Section D: portable stations /max. PWR: 5W OUTPUT / location above 1000m A.S.L.
The equipment of the portable stations (Section D) must consist of portable equipment, portable antennas and power supplies independent from the power line. Use of existing or previously installed equipment is not allowed. It is not allowed for portable stations to use the mains power. The installation of the station and antenna must not start earlier than 24 hours before the beginning of the contest.
x 1 (1 point/km)
The organizers of AA contest are Austria (ÖVSV), Croatia (HRS), Italy (ARI) and Slovenia (ZRS) as following:
2019 – ÖVSV (OE)
2020 – HRS (9A)
2021 – ARI (I)
2022 – ZRS(S5) …
ENTRIES OF LOGS:
Participants, citizens in one of the four organizer countries must send their logs to their national contest managers. Others can send their contest logs to any e-mail addresses listed below or the log can be uploaded to the 9A VHF/UHF/SHF robot https://www.hamradio.hr/vhfrobot/index.php?Lang=english .
All logs must be in EDI format and must be send 8 days (second Monday) from contest date.
National contest managers are obligated to send all received logs to the organizer. The deadtime of sending the logs is:
September 30th for AA VHF and AA UHF/SHF contest
The e-mail addresses of organizers are:
The organizer is obligated to publish the results by the end of the year. Before publishing the results the organizer is obligated to coordinate them with the national contest managers.
JUDGING OF ENTRIES:
To judging of entries are in force the general rules for IARU REGION 1 VHF/UHF/SHF contests.
The organizer of AA contest will award a prize to the first 5 entries of each section –international results (place 1- 3 plaque and place 4 – 5 certificate).
If there are less than 10 participants in a section then the organiser will award just the winner with the plaque.
Young contester (age under 25) with the best score in Sections VHF (A or B or C or D) will be awarded. Participation in Young overlay category must be indicated in EDI log as shown (EDI file designator PClub=YOUNG)
AA Contest Committee/February 2019