HAPPY NEW 21th Century Contest


The Budapest Society of the Hungarian Radio Amateur Society and the Puskás Tivadar Radio Amateur Club, HA5KHC, herby invites the radio amateurs and SWLs of the World to take part in the Happy New 21th Century Contest  in the first 21 hours of the 21th century (as of UTC).

Operating period:        from 01.01.2001. 00:00 UTC to 01.01.2001. 21:00 UTC

Operating bands:        1,8 - 3,5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 – 144 – 432 – 1296 MHz radio amateur bands according to the

                                      frequency allocation recommendations of the IARU Region 1.
Operating modes:        HF:   CW , SSB
                                     VHF/UHF:    CW , SSB , FM


Contest call:                CQ XXI or CQ CONTEST

Control exchange:       CW: RST+HNY , Phone: RS+Happy New Year

Categories:                  A:    SW    1,8-29,7MHz

                                       B:    V/UHF    144-1300MHz

                                       C:    SWL    1,8-1300MHz

Scoring:                        1 point for each QSO per band, 21points for the QSO with station HG21XXI and other

                                       21 or 21XXI suffix
Multipliers:                   On HF bands: DXCC countries, and stations having suffix „HNY” in the callsign.
                                         On VHF/UHF bands: each large QTH Locator square (e.g.:JN97), stations having
                                        suffix „HNY” in the callsign.
                                        Multipliers are counted separately for each band.


Claimed score:               The sum of the QSO points multiplied by the by the sum of multipliers on each band.

                                          The sum of the final scores achieved in each bands makes the claimed score.

Other conditions:           QSOs made through active repeaters or on emergency calling frequencies are not permitted

                                          and are null and void!
                                          The same station can only be worked once in each band independently of the operating mode!
                                          Even in case of multi-operator category only one transmitted signal is permitted in the same band!

                                          All the QSOs that are made in any other contest activity which is running in the same time can be

                                          counted as valid if in other respects these QSOs meet the present contest rules.
                                         During the contest the permitted output power must be in accordance with the station licence,
                                         but it is limited to 250 watts in the HF bands and to 100 watts in the VHF/UHF bands.


        During the contest an occasional station will be operated using the HG21XXI special callsign.

Awards:         Every winners of the first three places in each country and in each category will receive an Award.

                        Everyone of the participants who submits a contest log and an application will be receive a beautiful
                      certificate of participation. The fee is HUF 200 for the Hungarian stations and 5 IRCs for the stations abroad.


Contest logs:The contest logs are to be made up for each band separately, using the LOG 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 blanks or

                      similar format computer logs. The contest evaluation committee highly appreciates if the participant’s contest
                      logs are made using the commonly used computer logging programs and sending them on an 1.44 Mbytes
                      floppy disk, by e-mail attachment or by packet radio through our BBS (converted into text file by 7PLUS)


The computer logging program will be available to download from December 2000 from the home page of

HA5HNY (http://www.puskas.hu/ha5hny) and from the Hungarian packet BBS (title:XXI@WW).

Contest log submission deadline (according to postmark):    31st January, 2001.

Postal address:    Puskás Tivadar Rádióamatőr Klub

HNC 21th Contest

H-1476 BUDAPEST,P.O. Box 166.


e-mail address:ha5oj@puskas.hu


To obtain the final results please visit the home page of HA5HNY or the Hungarian packet BBSs.