MOON contest

Another contest will be held on 7.5.2014 on 144 MHz band.

c o n t e s t   c o n d i t i o n s

OK2VBZ is announcing MOON contest conditions on bands VKV and KV in the year of 2006.

1st - 3rd Wednesday each month (according to category)

20:00 - 22:00 (local time in Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Amsterdam, Rome, Stockholm)
UTC 19:00 - 21:00 (1.11. to 31.3.) and 18:00 - 20:00 (1.4. to 31.10.)

callsign, RST, serial number starting from 001, WW - locator and name of QTH

call of the contest:

maximal output of transmitter:
max. 50W

144 MHz - 1st Wednesday of each month
432 MHz - 2nd Wednesday of each month
3,5 MHz - 3rd Wednesday of each month

possible modes:
144 MHz and 432 MHz - FM, SSB, CW and DIGITAL according to IARU band plan
3,5 MHz - SSB, CW and DIGITAL according to IARU band plan


fone FM mode:

QSO with station in own large square of WW - locator (first two letters and following two numbers) are scored by 2 points. In neighbouring large squares, that are scored by 3 points and in another stretches it is always scored by one point more than in previous stretches.

fone SSB mode

The same as in fone mode plus 4 points.


The same as in fone mode plus 4 points.

CW mode

The same as in fone mode plus 8 points.

opposite station QTH

For obtaining name of QTH from the opposite station will be scored plus 2 points. Competing station is always duty to give its name of QTH to the opposite station.

In each contest round you can include only one valid connection with each station in each mode (it means max. 3 QSO - 1 for FONE, 1 for DIGITAL, 1 for CW), if there was given the full contest code between both stations. Each station can have only one signal in each moment on each band. The connection with non-competing station is valid, but this non-competing station have to give full contest code with QSO serial number 001. The connection through repeaters or packet nodes are not valid.

final score:
Final score is the total sum of the QSO points, multiplied by the total number of multipliers. Multipliers are the great squares of WW-locator that you connected during the contest including your own square.

special QSY rule:
If any station initiates a call (by sending CQ, QRZ?, etc.), he is permitted to work only one station on the same frequency. He must thereafter move at least 5 kHz by SSB, CW and DIGITAL mode and at least 12,5 kHz by FM mode, before he may call another station or before he may solicit again (CQ, QRZ?, etc.) others.

contest report:
Contest stations are duty to send report from each contest round at the latest in 5th day after contest round, that is 1st Monday after contest round to the address of OK2VBZ.

Report from each contest has to include:
- name of the contest
- date of the contest
- callsign of competing station
- category of the contest
- JUNIOR mark for stations, that are competing in Junior MCR
- WW Locator station during the contest
- name of the QTH station during the contest
- number of valid QSO
- number of QSO in FM mode
- number of QSO in SSB mode
- number of QSO in DIGITAL mode
- number of QSO in CW mode
- number of QSO including QTH opposite station
- total number of points for connection for all kinds of modes + points for obtained QTH
- number of multipliers
- final score
- name of operator
- used TRX
- used antenna
- used transmitter output
- affirmation about observing of permission and contest conditions and truthfulness of dates in contest report

Each round of Moon contest will be evaluated separately and there will be done the all-year assessment in the end of the year. In this assessment will be counted scores from every rounds for each station.

example of report:

Subject: OK9XYZ - report of MOON CONTEST 4.1.2006


date of contest: 4.1.2006
contest station: OK9XYZ
contest category: 144 MHz
participation in Junior MCR: YES
contest WW-locator: JN78HP
contest QTH: Liblenice

number of valid QSO: 94
number of QSO in FM mode: 24
number of QSO in SSB mode: 32
number of QSO in DIGITAL mode: 18
number of QSO in CW mode: 20
number of QSO with information about opposite station QTH: 86
total number of points for connection in all kinds of modes + points for obtained QTH: 786
number of multipliers: 7

final score: 5502

name of operator: Peter McBean
used TRX: YAESU FT-90
used antenna: F9FT 9 element
used transmitter output: 50W

I declare I observed the contest conditions and all above-mentioned dates are true.

date of sending: 4.1.2006


the addresses for sending of report:

There is possibility to enter your report on-line in internet on adress:

e-mail: ok2vbz* or Packet Radio box: ok2vbz*
(For sending replace the symbol * by the symbol @. Symbol * is used like the protection from spam robots.)

After reading of report you will informed about delivery of the report (with information about date and time of delivery). Please, send the report again, if the information about delivery won't be sent to you and draw our attention to it.

Evaluator has a right to ask for contest log from contest station for the check. After processing and publishing of delivered reports evaluator will ask the stations on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for sending of contest logs. This logs will be published on page together with result list for possibility of public check. The contest logs in EDI format are prefered, but there is possible to send logs in another formats, e.g. xls, txt, pdf etc.

publication of results:
Evaluation of each round will be done and results will be published always by 10 days. The results will be published in internet on address: and also on packet radio in section CONTESTS.

After evaluation of all year he first 3 station in each category will get a diploma with information about category and reached result.

27.12.2005 #OK2VBZ

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