Amateur Radio Union of Serbia
3rd Balkan High Speed Telegraphy Championship(Open)
15-17 May, 2015.
Svilajnac, Serbia
Bulletin No. 1
(15 April 2015.)
I Organizer of the event:

Amateur Radio Union of Serbia (SRS), Trg Republike 3/6, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia. Tel: +381 11 2634-246, e-mail:, web site:

II Venue for event:

Svilajnac, Serbia. Svilajnac is a mid-size town and municipality in central Serbia, located 100 km south-east of Belgrade on the banks of the river Resava and bordering the river Morava. Its name stems from the word "silk" in Serbian.

III Dates of the event:

15-17 May 2015

IV Invited countries:

Unlimited number competitors, team leaders, trainers, guests, visitors from the following countries are officially invited (in alphabetical order): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia(FYRO), Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.

It will be an open championship, so competitors from non-Balkan countries are welcome, too. A separate classification and separate set of medals will be provided for them. Visitors from non-Balkan countries are welcome, too.

Serbian HST Championship 2015

Alongside Balkan HST there will be Serbian HST championship in all disciplines (RUFZ, MR, TX, RX) and all categories (A-I). Winners will be awarded and Serbian HST team for next World IARU HST Championship in Ohrid will be defined.

SRS-HQ meeting

In May the 17th (Sunday) SRS-YT0HQ team meeting will take place. The organizer-SRS will send the invitation to all HQ-2014/2015 team members to take part at this meeting.

V Accommodation:

The accommodation will be organized in a student apartments in "Agricultural school" in Svilajnac in double and triple rooms. Full board will be provided, starting with dinner on 15th of May and finishing with breakfast on 17th of May in restaurant "Strelac". The competition will take place at Natural Center Svilajnac.

VI Expected weather:

In that period of the year the temperatures during the day are normally 20-24 deg C and 15-16 deg C during the night.

VII Visa requirement

Only participants from Moldova and Turkey need visa to enter Serbia. Upon request SRS will send invitations to participants from these countries in order to get visa. Participants from other Balkan countries may enter Serbia with biometric passports.

VIII Transportation:

If you come to Svilajnac by plane, SRS will organize upon request your transportation to Svilajnac and back. Those who plan to come by car, the final destination is: Restaurant "Strelac", Svilajnac.

Contact: phone +381 63 802-9-268, Ljubisa YT3PL or YU90HST, VHF repeater R-7.

IX Format of the championship and time schedule:

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 testsonly, as follows:

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

The organizers believe that such format will attract not only traditional HST competitors but also many radio amateurs, lovers of CW.

The schedule:

15 May (Friday) - Arrival and accommodation, dinner, team leaders meeting;

16 May (Saturday) - Breakfast, Competition, Lunch, Competition, Hamfest (including dinner) Awarding;

17 May (Sunday) - Breakfast, Competition, Lunch, Awarding, Departure. The competitors, visitors and guests who would like to have a lunch, must have an extra payment of 10,00 EUR.

X Entry fees:

Accommodation for two nights, two days full board and hamfest cost 70 EUR per person in double or triple room. Entry fees will be paid upon arrival.

XI Application for participation:

Please, send the application form bellow not later than 5.May 2015, mentioning the predicted number of competitors and predicted number of visitors to:

WE (SOCIETY OR INDIVIDUALS): ________________________.

E-MAIL: ________________________




Do not hesitate to ask for any details using also the above e-mail addresses.

Amateur Radio Union of Serbia


Vojislav Kapun YU7AV