© EDR VHF 2000-02-14

BALTIC-NORDIC FIELD DAY

PARTICIPANTS All radio amateurs in Aaland, Denmark, Estonia, The Faeroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Market Reef, Norway and Sweden. Only portable stations may participate.
DATE & TIME The Baltic-Nordic VHF-UHF-SHF Field Day takes place every year on the first weekend of July from Saturday 1400 UTC to Sunday 1400 UTC.
SECTIONS A) Single Band
B) Microwave (1,2 GHz and upwards)
C) Classic (144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1,3 GHz) *
D) All Band (50 MHz and upwards) *

* Note that for each participating station only one entry is allowed in either section C or D.
CONTACTS FM, SSB or CW according to the current band plan. QSO via active repeaters (terrestrial or satellite) or EME is not allowed.
VHF/UHF/SHF bands from 50 MHz and upwards according to the current band regulations.
The 3,4 GHz band is not included.
 
EXCHANGE RS(T) + QSO number, starting with 001 for the first contact on each band, increasing by one for each contact + locator.
POINTS Different points are awarded for intra Baltic-Nordic contacts and for contacts with stations outside the Baltic-Nordic countries. Contacts between stations in the Baltic-Nordic countries counts 3 points/km. Contacts with stations outside the Baltic or Nordic countries counts 1 point/km. E.g. a contact between SM-SM or LY-OH will award 3 points/km whereas contacts between SM-DL or LY-SP will award one point per km. If only a 4 digit locator is received, on 50 MHz only, the shortest possible distance to the locator should be calculated.
Locator bonus is awarded for each square worked, e.g. JO65 or KG44:
- 50 MHz = 1000 bonus points
- 144 MHz = 500 bonus points
- 432 MHz and upwards = 300 bonus points

Microwave multiplier:
- 1,2 GHz = point x 1
- 2,3 GHz = point x 2
- 5,6 GHz = point x 4
- 10 GHz = point x 5 etc.

For each band the log is calculated separately. Final score for each band is the sum of all QSO points + the sum of locator bonuses. In the Classic section, C, and All Band section, D, the band score on 432 MHz is multiplied by 2 and the band scores on the microwave bands are multiplied by 3. Total score: band score 50 MHz + band score 144 MHz + band score 432 MHz x 2 + microwave band score x 3. The participants calculate their points themselves and include them with the log on a summary sheet.

Doublet QSOs for which points are claimed will result in a reduction of the points by 5 times the points claimed. More than 5 doublets will result in disqualification of the station. If the log is submitted to late or the contest rules are broken the station will be disqualified.
 
AWARDS The overall winner of the All Band section receives the Baltic-Nordic VHF-UHF-SHF Field Day Trophy. The winner of the All Band section in each participating country receives the national VHF-UHF-SHF Field Day Trophy. The 1, 2 and 3 placed station in each section on each band receives the Baltic-Nordic Field Day Diploma.
MANAGER Logs and summary sheets of QSOs, bonus, ODX and a description of the equipment for each band should be mailed no later than two weeks after the contest to:
Claus Felby, OZ1FDH
Søholm, Skovvangsvej 17
DK-3670 Veksø
DENMARK

The log can be submitted on a 3½" diskette in REG1TEST or ARRL Suggested Standard Format. A summary sheet must be included. The diskettes become the property of the Field Day Manager.
 
COMMENTS See also "EDR Basic Contest Rules".
FIELD DAY SITE Station assembly
The radio equipment must be assembled not earlier than 8 hours before the start of the contest. Antennas, masts, generators etc. may be transported to the field day site 24 hours before the start of the contest.
Installations
The station including antennas and power supply must under no circumstances be operated from or supported by buildings or other fixed structures. All equipment except antennas shall be within a 100 meter radius. The station must be operated from the same locator throughout the contest.

Equipment
Only one station must operate on each band. Electrical power should be from local generators, batteries, solar panels etc. The equipment must under no circumstances be connected to the mains supply.
 
 

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