International HELL-Contest by DARC

We have the great pleasure to invite you to join the International HELL-Contest. This contest is organised by Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club (DARC) to increase interest of HELL mode.

Test PeriodOn the first full weekend in the month of October every year
 Saturday: 80 m 1400-1600 UTC
 Sunday: 40 m 0900-1100 UTC
 and the following
 Thursday: 2/0.70 m 1800-2000 UTC
Classes:1 - HF Single Operator
 2 - HF Short Wave Listener (SWL)
 3 - VHF Single Operator
 4 - VHF Short Wave Listener (SWL)
Bands:HF-part: 3.5 and 7 MHz
 VHF-part: 144 and 430 MHz
Modes:all two-way contacts in Hell
Contacts:the same station may be contacted once on each band for QSO and multiplier credits
Message:RST and QSO number starting with 001, in class 3 additional QTH-Locator
QSO-Points: HF: one point each completed QSO
  VHF: one point each kilometers distance for each completed QSO
QTC-traffic: An additional score of one point credit for HF-part and 10 points credit for VHF-part can by achived by giving and reporting a QTC.
  After working a number these QTC can be reported back during a QSO with another station. A QSO my be reported only once and not back to the orginating station. A QTC contains the time, call sign, and QSO number of the station being reported (1214/DF5BX/003).
 A maximum of 5 QTCs can be sent to or received by the same station, which can be worked several times to complete this quota.
Multipliers: HF: on each band 1 multipliers for each country by the DXCC and WAE-list and for each call-district in JA, W, VE;
  VHF: on each band 1 multiplier each square
Logs: Please a separate log for each band.
Logs must contain: Band, Date, Time UTC, Callsign, Message sent and received, Name, QTH, QTH-Locator for VHF-part, QTCs, Points and Multipliers.
Scoring: Sum of the total points of QSO and QTCs multiplying by the sum of multipliers from all bands
Deadline: two weeks after the test (postmarked)
Contest manager: Alfred Schlendermann, DL9GS,
P.O.Box 102201,
D-44807 Bochum
e-mail: DL9GS(a)

WAE-country-list (by 1th April 1997):
C3, CT1, CU, DL, EA, EA6, EI, ER, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM Shet, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HV, I, IS, IT, JW Bear, JW Spitz, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1/FJL, R1/MVI, RA, RA2, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV5 Rh, SV9 Cr, SV Mt.Ath, T7, T9, TA1, TF, TK, UR, YL, YO, YU, Z3, ZA, ZB2, 1A0, 3A, 4U Gen, 4U Vie, 9A, 9H