The competition will take place at Natural Center Svilajnac.
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.
A - Women aged 16 and younger
B - Men aged 16 and younger
C - Women aged 17 to 21
D - Men aged 17 to 21
E - Women regardless of age
F - Men regardless of age
G - Women aged 40 and older
H - Men aged 40 to 49 years
I - Men aged 50 and older
The format of the competition is relaxed and includes 3 tests only, as follows:
Transmission Test (TX) – mixed text only, 5 characters in a group, composed of Amateur Radio callsigns, Amateur Radio abbreviations, Q-codes, popular names, popular QTHs, etc. The winner gets 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.
Callsigns Receiving Test (RUFZ) – according to the official rules. The winner gets 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.
Morse Runner Test (MR) – according to the official rules. The winner gets 100 points, the rest – proportionally less.
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.
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.