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IARU HF World Championship


The IARU HF World Championship is fast approaching. It is essential that the global COVID-19 pandemic must be taken into account when planning participation, including by IARU member-society HQ station teams.

Multi Operator and IARU Member Society HQ Station operations must adhere strictly to the regulations and physical distancing guidelines issued by the responsible health authorities and the World Health Organization and in effect at the time of the event, even if observing the guidelines is not legally required in their locations. This requirement also applies to Single Operator stations and especially to those hosting guest operators. This may reduce participation but it is vital that the IARU, its member societies, and individual radio amateurs behave as responsible members of the global community.

Radio amateurs should always look for opportunities to address communication challenges through the application of technology. Growing numbers of stations including Multi Operator stations are capable of being operated remotely. The IARU encourages their participation in the HF World Championship wherever national regulations permit.

The objective of the IARU HF World Championship is “to support amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10-meter bands.” The special rules governing IARU Member Society HQ Stations allow for multiple sites to be used, again subject to national regulations. HQ stations will be able to be active, but possibly not at their usual level.

The IARU Headquarters station, NU1AW, will be operated entirely remotely.

The second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday. Both Single and Multi operator stations may operate the entire 24-hour period.

Log Submission Deadline
Entries must be submitted no later than seven (7) days after the end of the contest. Electronic Cabrillo log submissions should be made via web app to https://​contest​-log​-submission​.arrl​.org/. Entries in Cabrillo format sent as attachments to email must be sent to IARUHF@​iaru.​org. Paper log submissions must be postmarked by the deadline.

By submitting a log to the IARU HF World Championships, the entrant agrees the log may be open to the public.


  • A certificate will be awarded to the high scoring entry in each category in each ITU zone, each DXCC country and each ARRL Section.
  • A certificate of participation will be awarded to each IARU member society HQ station and to each Administrative Council and Regional Executive Committee station.
  • Achievement level awards will be issued to those making at least 250 QSOs or having a multiplier total of 75 or more.
  • Certificates are only available online at http://​contests​.arrl​.org/​c​e​r​t​i​f​i​c​a​t​e​s​.​php

For more information, visit the ARRL IARU HF World Championship page.

contests@​arrl.​org or +1 860 594‑0232


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