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::.  RULES

YO DX HF Contest
The International Short Wave Championship of Romania
The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the International Short Wave Championship of Romania (YO DX HF Contest) which is held on the last weekend of August every year.
Results - 2005 YO DX HF Contest


YO DX HF Contest

 I. Objective:

The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs around the world and radio amateurs in Romania.

 II. Contest period:

Last weekend of August, 24 hours.

2006: Saturday Aug 26, 1200 UTC - Sunday Aug 27, 1200 UTC

 III. Bands and modes:

80, 40, 20, 15, 10 m, according to IARU band plan for each country, CW and Phone.

Contacts on the segments of band reserved for DX traffic are not allowed.

 IV. Categories for the stations outside Romania:

  • Cat. A - single operator single band (SOSB10, SOSB15, SOSB20, SOSB40, SOSB80)

  • Cat. B - single operator multi band (SOMB)

  • Cat. C - multi operator multi band (no more than two operators) (MOMB)

 V. Contest call:


 VI. Exchange:

YO stations send: RS(T) + Romanian county abbreviation (two letter code).

Non-YO stations send: RS(T) + serial number (starting with 001).

 VII. Score:

  • QSO with a YO station - 8 p.
  • QSO with a non-YO station outside own continent - 4 p.
  • QSO with a non-YO station inside own continent - 2 p.
  • QSO with a station inside own country - 1 p.

 VIII. Multiplier:

Per band, each different DXCC country plus each different YO county (no matter the mode).

YO does not count as DXCC country multiplier.

The 42 Romanian counties (by call-area) are:

YO2 AR - CS - HD - TM 4
YO3 BU - IF 2
YO4 BR - CT - GL - TL - VN 5
YO5 AB - BH - BN - CJ - MM - SJ - SM 7
YO6 BV - CV - HR - MS - SB 5
YO7 AG - DJ - GJ - MH - OT - VL 6
YO8 BC - BT - IS - NT - SV - VS 6
YO9 BZ - CL - DB - GR - IL - PH - TR 7
Maximum counties:   42

 IX. Final score:

The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of multipliers.

 X. Special rules:

The following special rules apply:

  • Only one transmitter is allowed at one time (one signal on the band).

  • The minimum time to call CQ on a band is 10 minutes. A quick band change in order to work new multiplier is allowed - it is OK to work one station and return to the main band.

  • Only one QSO is allowed with the same station on the same band (no matter traffic mode), i.e max. 5 QSOs with the same station in the contest.

  • Cross mode QSOs are not allowed.

  • Only terrestrial contacts are valid.

  • When band or mode changes, serial number sent is progressive.

  • The use of DX spotting nets is allowed in all categories and encouraged.

 XI. Penalties:

Penalties apply for QSO errors (broken calls, bad exchanges) and QSOs which do not appear in correspondents log. Two times the QSO points for such QSOs will be deducted. 10% or more bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping the participant from the classification.

 XII. Disqualification:

Violation of contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or taking credit for excessive unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.

All decisions of the contest committee are final.

 XIII. Log instructions:

Electronic log submission via e-mail is highly recommended. Cabrillo logs are recommended but a plain-text ASCII log, in chronological order, could be also accepted. In this case a plain-text ASCII summary sheet must be included.

The e-mail containing the log will be automatically acknowledged by the server and entrants will be informed about process of log-checking.

The paper logs must be written for each band and should contain the following data:

Date | Time UTC | Call | RST Tx | Code Tx | RST Rx | Code Rx | Multiplier | Points

Separate files for each band.

A summary sheet including used callsign, category, all relevant data needed to calculate final score, description of equipment, power output, full name and address in block capitals and signed statement that all contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed must accompany each log.

If no category (A, B or C) was specified, the station will be entered automatically in C category.

All log entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the contest.

 XIV. Mailing address:

All written logs should be mailed to the following address:

Paper entries should be mailed to:
YO DX HF Contest
P O Box 22-50

All electronic logs should be sent to any of the following E-mail addresses:

E-mail entries to:

 XV. Certificates:

Special certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each operating category in every participating country.

Plaques will be available respecting with our potential sponsors.


This year, Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) will issue the special award "ROMANIA" to encourage amateur radio stations around the world, to participate in YO-DX-HF Contest.

The award is free of charge and can be obtained working in YO-DX-HF Contest 2006, minimum 100 QSO-s, including 10 different YO callsigns.

Please send the Cabrillo log to any of the addresses, mentioned in the contest rules.

Date of info: 22 August, 2006 Source: Alex YO9HP and Web Site
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