Contest Rules

The Portuguese Navy Amateur Radio Club – NRA, has the honour of inviting amateurs from all over the world in general and in particular all members of International Naval Hamradio Clubs to take part in the International Naval Contest (INC) 2018 which take place every year on the second weekend of December.

This year: 8th December 2018 16:00 UTC to 9th December 2018 15:59 UTC

Bands: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz

Preferred frequencies:
CW: 3,565 - 7,020 - 14,055 - 21,160 - 28,350 MHz
SSB: 3,625 - 7,060 - 14,303 - 21,175 - 28,993 MHz

Mode: CW - SSB - Mixed

1. Naval Club Member: RST+CLUB+MEMBERSHIP NUMBER (eg. "599 PN070")
2. Non-Naval Member: RST+NUMBER (eg. "599 001")
1. Naval club members: 10 Point
2. Non-Naval members: 1 Point
1. Each station may be worked once per band.
2. Each logged member of a Naval Club is counted only once as a multiplier, even if he or she has worked on multiple bands.

Score: Total QSO points * Multipliers = total score

Participating Naval Clubs:

ARMIAssociazione Radioamatori Marinai ItalianiMI
BMARSBelgian Maritime Amateur Radio SocietyBM
FNARSFinnish Naval Amateur Radio SocietyFN
INORCItalian Naval "Old Rhythmers" Club"IN
MARACMarine Amateur Radio Club NetherlandsMA
MFMarinefunker-Runde e.V.MF
MFCAMarine Funker Club AustriaCA
NRANúcleo de Radio Amadores da Armada PortugalPN
RNARSRoyal Naval Amateur Radio SocietyRN
YO-MARCRomanian Marine Radio Amateur ClubYO

Participating classes:
A = Naval Station all band mixed mode (single op)
B = Naval Station all band CW (single op)
C = Naval Station all band SSB (single op)
D = All band SWL
E = Naval Club Station (multi op)
F = Non-Naval Station
G = Checklog

Note: Participation in the contest is allowed only under one membership number.

Trophies: Award for 1st 2nd and 3rd rank per class;

Certificates: Certificates of participation to all participants;

Note: Awards and Certificates will be sent by e-mail, in PDF Format;

1. Logs are to be uploaded to the contest site under Cabrillo format ( ) ;
2. Information about Contest is avaiable at the dedicated site ( );

Deadline: Logs are to be uploaded till 2018 December 31st;


For any question please contact David, CT1DRB, contest manager, through e-mail: