Tuesday, October 27, 2009

4th Himalayan Contest 2009 :

Date: 31st October 2009 1200 UTC(1730 IST) to 01st November 2009 1200 UTC(1730 IST).

This contest is open for VU QSOs only. Regular/Occasional Net controllers, Organisers of this contest, are not ELIGIBLE FOR ANY PRIZES. They may, however, take part and send their logs to help the participants.

Bands: 1.8 to 28 MHz except WARC and VHF/UHF.

Modes: CW, SSB, Mixed.

Contest Call: VUs call “CQ Himalaya” in SSB and “CQ HC” in CW.

Category: Single Operator Single Band CW or SSB or Mixed.

Single Operator Multi Bands CW or SSB or Mixed

SWLs: Multiband CW or SSB or Mixed

Exchange: VUs give “six digit PIN code” combination to VUs.

Restriction: A particular VU can be worked only once in any band irrespective of Mode.

Only VU-VU QSOs. If you work VU2ABC on 7 cw, no need to work him again on any other band or mode.

Scoring: Every QSO with a unique PIN code is 1 point.

All VUs located in States like JK,HP,UP,SK,WB,AS,AR count for 5 points each.

They have either the foothills or the Himalayan range in their State.

Bonus: Every CW QSO gives 5 points Bonus.

SWLs: VU SWLs must report complete 2-way QSOs of contest stations. Every station can be logged only once.

A complete QSO between VU and VU gives 5 points on any band.

Multipliers: Every unique exchange which a VU station gives is a multiplier.

Example: 600042,602002,615003, 695403,560075,571313 etc are different multipliers.

A multiplier is counted only once for all bands taken together.

Final Score: It is the (sum of QSO points from individual band/bands) multiplied by the (sum of multipliers from individual band/bands)

Logs: Mark each log sheet with your call sign and category.

Kindly send your logs by POST ONLY, to the

Contest Manager VU2UR Arasu, MIG-6, 80 Feet Road, Kengeri Upanagara, Bangalore 560060, India, before the 20th November 2009

Awards to be issued:

For VU stations, top three in every category get certificates.

For VU SWLs, suitable certificates are going to be issued.

Any feed back regarding this contest, may please be sent to: gopal.madhavan@gmail.com or vu2ur@rediffmail.com

Courtesy : OM Arasuji, VU2UR

1 comment:

  1. VU contests are receiving cold response from hams these days. Not much stations could be heard on contest days this year too. Contest bug, it seems ,had bitten only a countable few in vu even in international contests.


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