RULES of the 10th (2020) KANHAM CONTEST

April 29, 2020
Executive Committee
Kansai Amateur Radio Festival (KANHAM)


NOTE:

Amateur radio operators must be good society members, healthy and kind.

When you participate in the contest, it is recommended that you make an appropriate protective procedure from the common-sense perspective of an ordinary society member for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Amateur radio operators must be progressive.

You can participate in Multi-operator entry. Please utilize KANHAM contest as experimental occasions unique to amateur radio operators, such as multi-operator entry using remote control system, etc.

Amateur radio operators must have a global mindset.

Although the frequency expansion notice for 1.9Mhz band and 3.5Mhz band was announced on April 21st 2020, the contest frequencies will be the same as the ones we specified last year.

Bands CW Phone (AM/SSB)
1.9MHz 1.9075 – 1.9125MHz none
3.5MHz 3.510 – 3.530MHz 3.535 – 3.570MHz

I. Date and Contest Period

Starts: 21:00 UTC Saturday June 6, 2020
Ends: 09:00 UTC Sunday June 7, 2020

II. Objective

For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many Japan’s prefectures as possible.

III. Bands

You must use the contest frequency of 1.9 to 1200MHz established by JARL (The Japan Amateur Radio League).

Contest frequency established by JARL

Bands CW Phone (AM/SSB) Phone (FM)
1.9MHz 1.9075 – 1.9125MHz none none
3.5MHz 3.510 – 3.530MHz 3.535 – 3.570MHz none
7MHz 7.010 – 7.040MHz 7.060 – 7.140MHz none
14MHz 14.050 – 14.080MHz 14.250 – 14.300MHz none
21MHz 21.050 – 21.080MHz 21.350 – 21.450MHz none
28MHz 28.050 – 28.080MHz 28.600 – 28.850MHz 29.200 – 29.300MHz
50MHz 50.250 – 50.300MHz 50.300 – 51.000MHz 51.000 – 52.000MHz
144MHz 144.050 – 144.090MHz 144.250 – 144.500MHz 144.750 – 145.600MHz
430MHz 430.050 – 430.090MHz 430.250 – 430.700MHz 432.100 – 434.000MHz
1200MHz Strict adherence to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Notice No. 179.

IV. Entry categories

Your entry category (outside Japan or within Japan) will be determined by the location where you transmit. For example, when you participate in from the Mariana Islands (U.S.) with a Japanese call sign, such as KH0/JA3xxx, you will be classified as an overseas station.

A) Overseas Stations (outside Japan)

Classes Categories
Single Operator (CW & PHONE)
*all-mode operation only
All Bands S-CWPH-ALL-OS
All Bands Young [*1] S-CWPH-Y-OS
Multi-Operator (CW & PHONE)
*all-mode operation only
All Bands M-MIX-ALL-OS
All Bands Young [*1] M-MIX-Y-OS
*1
The operator must be 20 years old or younger (U20) or female (YL) on the date of the contest.

B) Domestic Stations (within Japan)

Classes Categories
Single Operator (CW) 1.9MHz S-CW-1.9
3.5MHz S-CW-3.5
7MHz S-CW-7
14MHz S-CW-14
21MHz S-CW-21
28MHz S-CW-28
50MHz S-CW-50
144MHz S-CW-144
430MHz S-CW-430
1200MHz S-CW-1200
All Bands S-CW-ALL
All Bands Young [*1] S-CW-Y
Single Operator (PHONE) 3.5MHz S-PH-3.5
7MHz S-PH-7
14MHz S-PH-14
21MHz S-PH-21
28MHz S-PH-28
50MHz S-PH-50
144MHz S-PH-144
430MHz S-PH-430
1200MHz S-PH-1200
All Bands S-PH-ALL
All Bands Young [*1] S-PH-Y
Handhelds [*2] S-PH-HT
Single Operator (CW & PHONE) 3.5MHz S-CWPH-3.5
7MHz S-CWPH-7
14MHz S-CWPH-14
21MHz S-CWPH-21
28MHz S-CWPH-28
50MHz S-CWPH-50
144MHz S-CWPH-144
430MHz S-CWPH-430
1200MHz S-CWPH-1200
All Bands S-CWPH-ALL
All Bands Young [*1] S-CWPH-Y
SWL All Bands S-CWPH-SWL
Multi-Operator (CW & PHONE)
*all-mode operation only
All Bands M-MIX-ALL
All Bands Young [*1] M-MIX-Y
*1
The operator must be 20 years old or younger (U20) or female (YL) on the date of the contest.
*2
Handheld radio FM mode on 144 MHz, 430 MHz and 1200 MHz can be used. But you cannot use an external power supply. The power supply should be batteries that are in the equipment. Battery replacement is allowed during the contest period. You must use an antenna attached to the handheld radio or a whip antenna corresponding to it. Using an external antenna is not allowed. You can use a conversion connector. You must fill out the model number of the radio, the power supply and the antenna in the SOAPBOX field of Cabrillo file.

V. Contest Operation Method

CW
CQ KH TEST
PHONE
CQ KANHAM CONTEST

VI. Contest Exchange

A) Overseas Stations (outside Japan)

  • RST report
  • Operators with 20 years old or younger (U20) or female (YL):
    RST report plus “Y” (e.g., 59 Y, 599 Y).

B) Domestic Station (within Japan)

  • Non-special stations
    RST report plus your prefecture number established by JARL (e.g., 59 25, 599 25).
  • Operators with the age of 20 years old or younger (U20) or female (YL):
    RST report plus your prefecture number established by JARL plus “Y” (e.g., 59 25 Y, 599 25 Y).
  • Special station (8N3Q and 8J3XXV):
    RST report plus your prefecture number established by JARL plus “Y” (e.g., 59 25 Y, 599 25 Y).

VII. Prohibited operation matters

  • Cross-band contacts.
  • Operation site change during the contest.
  • Single operator: Transmitting two or more signals simultaneously on the same band or different bands.
  • Multi operator: Transmitting two or more signals on the same band simultaneously. Operating from multiple locations. Contacting stations as a single operator, despite participating in the contest as a multi operator.
  • Contacts through repeaters.
  • Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is prohibited. However, use of technology to let operators know call signs or multiplier together with receiving frequency information such as packet cluster, web cluster, CW skimmer and reverse beacon network is permitted.
  • Remote operation is permitted only if the physical location of all transceivers, receivers and antennas are at one location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license and participating category rules.
  • Using remote receivers outside the permitted remote location where your transmitter, receiver and antenna are placed.
  • Logging call signs, confirming the log or correction of logged call signs and exchanges after the contest by using database, recordings, email or other methods of confirming QSOs is prohibited.

VIII. Scoring (amateurs)

A) Score

  • ALL BANDS:
    (The total of the QSO points on each band) x (The total of the multipliers on each band)
  • SINGLE BAND:
    (The total of the QSO points on the band) x (The total of the multipliers on the band)

B) QSO points

Completed contact will be scored as follows. Duplicate contact with the same station on the same band will not count as a point.

CONTEST EXCHANGE POINT
DOMESTIC STATION
(within Japan)
OVERSEAS STATION
(outside Japan)
Non-special stations RST +Number [*1] RST 1
8N3Q and 8J3XXV RST +Number [*1] + Y 5
U20 RST +Number [*1] + Y RST + Y 5
YL RST +Number [*1] + Y RST + Y 5
*1
your prefecture number established by JARL

C) Multiplier

The total of the different prefecture number that you worked on each band

IX. Scoring (SWL)

A) Score

(The total of the SWL points on each band) x (The total of the multipliers on each band)

B) SWL Points

One point is given to the complete reception of the working two stations’ call signs and the contest exchanges. However, duplicate reception in the same band (meaning that the same station is received twice or more.) is not considered as a point even if the mode is different, except for one reception.

C) Multiplier

The total of the different prefecture number that you heard completely.

X. LOG Instructions

  • Contest logs must be submitted electronically in Cabrillo format. The format can be found on the KANHAM Contest website (Cabrillo Log Format for the KANHAM Contest).
  • The contest log must be written in the body of the E-mail and submitted. E-mail must be sent in plain text format. Sending by HTML E-mail is prohibited.
  • You can submit only one contest log. If you participated in more than one class, you can only submit one contest log of these classes.
  • In case of Multi-Operator: Specify the name of the persons who operated during the contest and the qualification of the amateur radio operator in SOAPBOX. Logs should be arranged in time order for each band.
  • In case of 20 years old or younger (U20) on the date of the contest: Specify the date of birth in SOAPBOX.
  • The contest committee may require the awardee to provide original log and other materials.

XI. LOG Deadline

Deadline for submission: June 30, 2020 (Tue) 14:59:59 UTC
Specify “Call sign and CATEGORY” in the subject of E-mail, submit to jh3bum@jarl.com.

XII. Awards

The award and extra prize will be mailed to the winner of each entry. The extra prizes are to be donated by the committee members of Kansai Amateur Festival Steering Committee. The contest results will be posted on the KANHAM contest web site.

XIII. Inquiries

For inquiries regarding this contest, please send e-mail to the KANHAM Executive Committee.
mail_kanham@yahoo.co.jp


[Appendix] JARL Code Number: Japan prefectures and Subprefectures of Hokkaido, Japan.

Category Area Name Code Number
Subprefectures of Hokkaido
*Sapporo City is included in the Ishikari area.
Souya 101
Rumoi 102
Kamikawa 103
Okhotsk 104
Sorachi 105
Ishikari 106
Nemuro 107
Shiribeshi 108
Tokachi 109
Kushiro 110
Hidaka 111
Iburi 112
Hiyama 113
Oshima 114
Prefectures
*8J1RL is included in the Tokyo area.
Aomori 02
Iwate 03
Akita 04
Yamagata 05
Miyagi 06
Fukushima 07
Niigata 08
Nagano 09
Tokyo 10
Kanagawa 11
Chiba 12
Saitama 13
Ibaraki 14
Tochigi 15
Gunma 16
Yamanashi 17
Shizuoka 18
Gifu 19
Aichi 20
Mie 21
Kyoto 22
Shiga 23
Nara 24
Osaka 25
Wakayama 26
Hyogo 27
Toyama 28
Fukui 29
Ishikawa 30
Okayama 31
Shimane 32
Yamaguchi 33
Tottori 34
Hiroshima 35
Kagawa 36
Tokushima 37
Ehime 38
Kochi 39
Fukuoka 40
Saga 41
Nagasaki 42
Kumamoto 43
Oita 44
Miyazaki 45
Kagoshima 46
Okinawa 47
Others
*Okinotori-Shima, Minami-Tori-Shima (Southern Bird Island) and Iwo-To (Iwo Jima) are included in the area of Ogasawara.
Ogasawara 48