Hungarian DX Contest – Contest Rules

Contest Rules – Hungarian DX Contest

In memoriam Macsuga Győző, HA0MM

Organizer: Hungarian Radioamateur Society.
Goals: to promote the traditionally good friendship between the radioamateurs.
Date and time: The 3rd full weekend of January, between Saturday 12:00 UT to Sunday 11:59 UT. In 2013: 19-20th January.

Participants: any licensed radioamateur station or SWL.
Frequencies: 1,8 – 28 MHz (no WARC bands). The recommendations for IARU Region 1. Bandplan have to be obeyed.
Modes: CW and SSB.
    • SOAB CW  LP    – Single Op All Bands CW Low Power
    • SOAB CW  HP    – Single Op All Bands CW High Power
    • SOAB SSB LP    – Single Op All Bands SSB Low Power
    • SOAB SSB HP    – Single Op All Bands SSB High Power
    • SOAB MIX QRP   – Single Op All Bands MIXED QRP
    • SOAB MIX LP    – Single Op All Bands MIXED Low Power
    • SOAB MIX HP    – Single Op All Bands MIXED High Power
    • SOSB CW  LP    – Single Op Single Band CW Low Power
    • SOSB CW  HP    – Single Op Single Band CW High Power
    • SOSB SSB LP    – Single Op Single Band SSB Low Power
    • SOSB SSB HP    – Single Op Single Band SSB High Power
    • SOSB MIX LP    – Single Op Single Band MIXED Low Power
    • SOSB MIX HP    – Single Op Single Band MIXED High Power
    • SO2R AB MIX HP – Single Op Two Radio MIXED High Power
    • MS MIX LP      – Multi Ops All Bands Single TX MIXED only Low Power
    • MS MIX HP      – Multi Ops All Bands Single TX MIXED only High Power
    • MM             – Multi Ops All Bands Multi TX MIXED only
    • SWL            – All Bands, Mixed only.
    QRP: Max 10W out
    Low Power: Max 100W out
    High Power: Max 1500W out
    The Categories to be used in the header of the Cabrillo log files can be found on the contest home page ( under the Submit Log / Example Cabrillo menu.
      Contacts: Any station can be contacted during the contest. Every station can be contacted once per band and mode.
      Exchange: RS(T) + QSO number starting with 001. MM stations shall use separate serial numbers per band, starting with 001.
      Stations operating from HUNGARY – RS(T) give two letters county code.
      Hungarian county codes: ZA, GY, VA, KO, VE, SO, TO, BA, FE, BP, NG, HE, PE, SZ, BE, CS, BN, BO, SA, HB.

      • QSO with own DXCC country: 1 points;

      • Another country on same continent: 1 point;

      • Other continent: 3 points;

      • Contacts with Hungarian stations: 6 points.
      Multipliers: Hungarian counties per band.
       Total score: Sum of QSO points multiplied by sum of multipliers. If no Hungarian stations were reached multiply QSO points by one.
       Logs: Only Cabrillo format. Cabrillo files can be 

      • submitted on the world wide web under the following URL: 
      • sent as e-mail attachment to the following e-mail address:
      • sent on floppy or CD via mail to: MRASZ 1400 Budapest, PO.BOX 11, Hungary.
      If you cannot create a Cabrillo file please use our simple manual log editor interface on the web under the following URL:
      If you have any questions or remarks please use our information e-mail: address:
      Paper log only for check.
      Deadline of log submission is 30 days after the contest (based on email timestamp or postal stamp)
      FREE Contest Softwares: N1MM loggerSD by EI5DI, MixW
      Awards: every contest participant gets a certification which will be available for download on the contest home page after publishing the final result.

        • The logged but not scored dupe contact is not qualified as an error;

        • The maximum time different between the logged contacts is 2 minutes. If based on received logs it could be proved clearly that who logged the wrong time, then contact of entrant logging wrong time should be only counted as an error;

        • A contact with a station meaning multiplier has to be logged at least more two logs if this station has not sent a log. Otherwise this contact is going to be erased;

        • Information coming from any other QTH is irregular;

        • All entrants must conform to rules of their radio amateur license.
        Packet cluster can be used in all entries. Self-spotting is forbidden!