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Thursday, April 25, 2013

1st Balkan HST Championship - Bulletin No.2

BFRA has issued the 2nd official bulletin, concerning the 1st Balkan HST Championship, to be held in Lovech, Bulgaria between 31/05/2013-02/06/2013.

Here is the full text of the related bulletin:



Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs

First Balkan High Speed Telegraphy Championship  

31 May 2 June 2013

Lovech, Bulgaria

Bulletin No 2

(29 April 2013)
                                                    

I. Format of the Championship:

All official male and female categories (A to I) are welcome and will be awarded separately. Each country is allowed to participate with unlimited number competitors in each category.

The format of the competition is relaxed and includes 3 tests only, as follows:

-          Callsigns Receiving Test (RUFZ) – according to the official rules. There will be two attempts; better result will be taken in consideration for the classification. The winner will get 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.

-          Morse Runner Test – according to the official rules. There will be two attempts; better result will be taken in consideration for the classification. The winner will get 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.

-          Transmission Test – mixed text only, 5 characters in a group, composed of Amateur Radio callsigns, Amateur Radio abbreviations, Q-codes, popular names, popular QTHs, etc. There will be two attempts (two different texts); better result will be taken in consideration for the classification. Competitors will be allowed to stay 9 minutes in the transmitting room in which to send the two messages provided. The winner will get 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.

The classification will be individual only; rankings will be in total sum of points earned by the three tests (maximum 300).
                                          

II. Time schedule:

31 May (Friday):

Till 18:00 Arrival and accommodation;

18:00 Official opening;

19:00 Dinner;

20:30 Team leaders meeting.

1 June (Saturday):

08:00 Breakfast;

09:00 Competition;

13:00 Lunch;

14:30 Competition,

19:30 Hamfest (including dinner).

2 June (Sunday):
 
08:00 Breakfast;
09:00 Competition;
13:00 Lunch;
14:30 Awarding ceremony;
15:30 Departure.


III. Awards:

First, second and third places in each category will be awarded medals. Each participant will receive certificate.

IV. Entry fees:

Accommodation for two nights, two days full board and hamfest cost 65 EUR per person in double or triple room, 80 EUR per person in single room. Entry fees will be paid upon arrival.

V. How to arrive by car at Lovech, the venue of the event:

From Sofia follow direction to Varna. After driving approximately 125 km, turn left following signs Lovech (Ловеч).

From Ruse follow direction to Sofia. After driving approximately 105 km, turn left following signs to Levski (Левски) and Lovech (Ловеч).

If you travel to Sofia by plane/train/bus, BFRA will organize upon request your transportation to Lovech and back. Please, let us know.
                                    

VI. How to reach the place of the Championship:

The Championship will be held in Hotel Varosha, Lovech, Todor Kirkov Square 36 (Хотел Вароша, Ловеч, площад Тодор Кирков 36).

For GPS navigation enter: 36 Ploshtad Todor Kirkov, 5503 Lovech, Bulgaria.  

There are two small free parkings around the hotel and a larger paid parking.

Telephone of the hotel +359 68 603377.

Telephone of the organizers: +359 898 312372.

 
Attention, please! There is another hotel near by with similar name Varosha 2003. Our hotel in situated on a square and there is a monument in front.
 

VII. Need of information:

We need to receive till 29 May at latest names, call sign and category of each competitor. We need the names of the visitors, too. Please send that information to:  bfra_hq@hotmail.com or panayotdanev@yahoo.com

If you have any question, do not hesitate to ask. Use the same e-mail addresses.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Lovech!
BFRA   
I will be there and compete with the best Balkan HSTers, representing Greece.

73s from Rhodes Island
Stathis, SV5DKL

 
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