Wednesday, December 2, 2009

International Naval Contest 2009

December 12th and 13th are the dates for the International Naval Contest 2009 - sponsored by the Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club - NRA. This Great Naval Contest takes place every year on the second weekend of December. This year, NRA (Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club) will be organising the International Naval Contest. When: Saturday 12 Dec. 2009 16:00 UTC until Sunday 13 Dec. 2009 15:59 UTC.
Bands: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz.
Mode: CW-SSB-Mixed.
1. Naval Club Member: RST + CLUB + MEMBERSHIP NUMBER (eg. "599 PN007").
2. Non Naval Club Member: RST + NUMBER (eg. "599 001").
1. Naval Club Members: 10 Points.
2. Non Naval Club Members: 1 Point.
1. Every contacted and logged member of a participating Naval Club.
2. Every Naval station only counted once as multiplier during the contest regardless of the number of bands you work them on.
Note: Participation in contest only as member of one club, do not use different club membership numbers.
Score: Total QSO points x Multipliers.
Classes: A = All band mixed mode (single op); B = All band CW (single op); C = All band SSB (single op); D = All band SWL; E = Naval-Club-Station (multi op); F = Non Naval.
Trophys and awards: First winner of each class plus one more special trophy to the winner of most participated category. The goal of this trophy is to increase participation. A Special Award will be presented tothe first five classified stations of each class.
Logs: All electronic Logs are to use formats: Cabrillo, Word or Excel. Each Log is to be titled with the Contest Station Call Sign.
Having into consideration that there could be a large number of Old Men who don't use computers, we will accept handwritten paper Logs.
The summary sheet is to have "FAIR PLAY STATEMENT" stating that contest rules and general amateur rules have been applied during operation. All handwritten paper Logs are to be forwarded to:NRA - NĂșcleo Radioamadores da ArmadaInternational Naval ContestATTN: Contest ManagerETNA - Base Naval de Lisboa - ALFEITE 2810-001 Almada PORTUGAL Electronic Logs are to be addressed to:E-Mail: February 1st, 2010 is the deadline to receive either electronic or handwritten Contest Logs.
Participant Clubs:
ANARS Australian Naval Amateur Radio Society AX
BMARS Belgian Maritime Amateur Radio Society BM
MFCA Marine Funker Club Austria CA
FNARS Finish Naval Amateur Radio Society FN
INORC Italian Navy Old Rhythmers Club IN
MARAC Marine Amateur Radio Club Netherlands MA
MF Marinefunker-Runde e.V. MF
ARMI Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani MI
RNARS Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society RN
YO-MARC Romanian Marine Radio Amateur Club YO
NRA NĂșcleo de Radio Amadores da Armada Portugal PN

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