Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), Inc.

Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), Inc.

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2016 VHF-UHF Round Up Contest Rules and Guidelines

27 August 2016 0500 UTC – 28 August 2016 0459 UTC

1. Objective:

2. Period of Operation:

3. Eligibility

4. Suggested Frequencies

5. Entry Classifications

6. Rules

7. Exchange

RS (T) plus the 6 digit Grid Locator:

Example: 59(9) PK04mk

For information on your grid locator, please visit :

8. Multipliers

Multipliers are the number of Grid Locators and prefixes worked.

A PREFIX is the letter/numeral combination which forms the first part of the amateur call. Examples: DU1, DU2, 4F2, DW1, DV9, DX5, etc. Any difference in the numbering, lettering, or order of same shall count as a separate prefix. Should a station be signing in as a portable callsign, the prefix credit shall follow the district number where the station is located. (Example: DX3DEF/2, the prefix holds as DX2) (second example: DY1, DW1, DV1, DU1 and 4F1 are unique prefixes and shall count as a multiplier)

9. QSO Points

Contacts between stations from different Radio Districts are worth ten (10) points (example1: DU1 calling a DU2 station, example2: DU station calling a Foreign DX station)

Contacts between stations within the same radio district are worth five (5) points.


The final score equals the total QSO points multiplied by the total number of grid locators and prefixes worked.


Colored award certificates will be awarded to the top finishers in each category.

Colored award certificates will be awarded for the second and third place finishers in each category.

Participation certificates will be given to all participating stations submitting their logs on time.

The result of this contest will be published in the PARA website

A special colored certificate shall be given to the stations making the Longest Haul contact on the 6 meter, 2 meter and 70 centimeter, 23 centimeter band.

All awards will be issued to the licensees.

12. Log Instructions

Use the universal coordinated time (UTC) in logging the contacts. Log all sent and received exchanges.

Log/s must be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points and multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly marked.

Logs must be submitted on a Cabrillo format (available log conversions are on the internet) to with the subject line stating call sign and PARA VHF-UHF CONTEST 2016 LOG. The electronic log must be submitted as a file attachment to the email with the subject line of the email containing the callsign

A copy of the amateur radio station license and the valid permit for special callsigns must be submitted as an attachment to the log sheet/s or as an attachment to the electronic log submission.

13. Disqualification

A. Violation of amateur radio rules and regulations of the contest.

B. An entrant whose log is deemed by the Contest Committee to contain a large number of discrepancies may be disqualified.

Action and decision of the PARA Contest Committee are official and final.

14. Deadline

Submitted logs must be emailed NOT LATER than 30 September 2016. Logs emailed after the deadline will not be entertained.