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 Holyland Contest - rules 

Rules for participants worldwide
(outside of Israel)


The previous contests ran from
Saturday night through Sunday night,
meaning that any serious Israeli
op had to take Sunday off work
(a work-day in this fair land).
This should ensure a lot more Israeli stations

around the clock for the contest,
and some higher scores abroad this year.
So more winners this time as well as well as more expected participation.

THE AIM: To promote contacts between Radio Amateurs around the globe and Israeli Hams.
To aid Amateurs to achieve the different Israeli Awardsand to introduce the new "HOLYLAND AWARD".
1. Eligibility All licensed amateurs and SWL's worldwide.
2. Object To contact as many different Israeli amateur radio stations on as many bands, and from as many 'Areas', as possible in both modes, CW and SSB.
3. Contest Period Starting: Saturday 15 April 2006, 0000 UTC.
Ending: Saturday 15 April 2006, 2359 UTC.
4. Categories 1. Single operator - MIX ( all bands)
- Single operator - SSB only ( all bands)
- Single operator - CW only ( all bands)
2. Multi operator - single transmitter - all bands
3. Short Wave Listeners
5. Modes SSB; CW; MIX (SSB and CW)
6. Bands 1.8 , 3.5 , 7, 14, 21, 28 Mhz.
According to the IARU Region-I recommendations:
3.50-3.56, 3.60-3.65, 3.70-3.80, 14.00-14.06, 14.125-14.300,
21.00-21.08, 21.20-21.40, 28.00-28.10, 28.50-28.80 Mhz.
7. Exchange Worldwide stations send RS(T) + QSO number starting
with 001. Israeli stations give RS(T) and 'Area'.
8. Valid Contact The same station may be contacted both in CW and SSB
on each band. It is thus possible to make up to 12
valid QSO's with the same station if worked in CW
and SSB on each band. Neither Cross-Mode or Cross- Band
contacts are not permitted.
9. QSO Points 2 points for each QSO, on 1.8 - 3.5 - 7 Mhz
1 point for each QSO on 14 - 21 - 28 Mhz.
10. Multipliers One multiplier for each 'Area' worked once per band.
Note : A district 'Area'. See explanation below.
11. Final score To calculate the final score, multiply the sum of QSO-points on all bands with the sum of multipliers worked on all bands.
12. Logsheets Logs ELECTRONIC Files and PAPER Logs are acceptable. A. Electronic files must be in ASCII text format on 3.5?,1.44 MB disks.B. Handwritten paper logs are acceptableSeparate logs for each band and mode.A.Each entry shall report: Time UTC, call sign, band, mode, RS(T) QSO number sent, RS(T),
'Area' received and points.B. SWL's shall report on Israeli stations only: Time UTC, band, mode, callsign, stations worked, RS(T), 'Area' sent and points.
13. Summary sheet A. All entries must be followed by a summary sheet showing station callsign, contest category, name of operator(s) and address.
A summary sheet shall list number of multipliers and pointsscored from each band worked.
B. Declaration of compliance with rules of contest and own Radio Amateur License.
C. Entries must be postmarked not later than May 31,2006 and sent to: e-mail: 4Z4KX@IARC.ORG Contest Manager 4Z4KX , Israel Amateur Radio Club, Box 17600, Tel Aviv 61176.
14. Awards:

1. A trophy for the overall winner-MIX - Sponsored by "Holyland DX group"
2. A trophy for the overall winner- CW - Sponsored by "4X-FOC members".   
3. A trophy for the overall winner- QRP - Sponsored by   4X4FJ.   
4. A trophy for the overall winner- SSB .
5. A trophy for the overall winner- SWL. 
6. A plaque for each continental winner - only highest scores.
7. Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each country or state  provided a minimum of 50 valid QSO's points have been reached.

15. Special Operation Israeli mobile or portable stations may move and change their location, during the contest, into 5 different 'Areas', restricted to an operating time of at least one full hour per 'Area'. The operation from each 'Area' gives that station the status of a different station with a another call, thus giving additional contest points and multipliers.To identify its different location / 'Area' those stations will change their callsigns by adding a number after their prefix.
For example 4X4JU will use 4X41JU, 4X42JU...4X45JU or 4X6JS will use 4X61JS, 4X62JS etc.
  1. The square system:
    The country is divided geographically, by the Survey Department of Israel, into a
    grid system resulting in squares of 10 by 10 Kilometers.
    North to South coordinates are identified by numbers, while West to East
    coordinates are identified by letters. The square is defined through the combination
    of the relevant coordinates i.e. E14.
  2. The Administrative System:
    The country is divided into 23 administrative regions.
    Here is a list of the Regions and their respective abbreviations:
    Akko AK Haifa HF Ramallah RA Yizreel YZ
    Ashqelon AS Hasharon HS Ramla RM Zefat ZF
    Azza AZ Hebron HB Rehovot RH
    Beer Sheva BS Jenin JN Shekhem SM
    Bethlehem BL Jerusalem JS Tel Aviv TA
    Hadera HD Kinneret KT Tulkarm TK
    Hagolan HG Petah Tiqwa PT Yarden YN
  3. The 'Areas' (multipliers):
    An 'Area' is made up from the 10 by 10 km. grid reference square and the region.
    For example: F15TA, E14TA, H08HF.
    The 'Area' is the basis for the "Holyland Award" and the "Holyland DX Contest".
    For that purpose the 'Area' must contain land and only that land or any waterway in
    that 'Area' is considered to be the 'Area'.
  4. Region Boundaries:
    The region boundaries are drawn in an arbitrary manner so that often the 10 km grid
    reference square does cover more than one single region.
    For example, the square H08 lies partly in the region of Haifa, partly in the region of
    Hadera and partly in the region of Yizreel. As a result one may work, in the same
    square, three different Areas - H08HF, H08HD and H08YZ.
  5. Maps:
    The Israel Survey Department has printed the following maps:
    1. Country Road Map with a 1:250.000 scale, comprising 2 sheets.
    2. Country Road Map with a 1:100.000 scale, comprising 6 sheets.
    3. Region Map with a 1:250.000 scale, comprising 2 sheets.

All logs received by e-mail will be confirmed by e-mail.

Best 73's & Shalom,
Mark Stern, 4Z4KX
Contest Manager I.A.R.C.
P.O.Box 3033
Rishon 75130 , ISRAEL