Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A.R.I. International DX Contest

A.R.I. International DX Contest 2011
Rules for non-Italians participants

1. The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (A.R.I.) has the honour of inviting radio amateurs from all over the world to participate in the ARI International DX Contest.

2. Aim. It is a world-wide competition: everybody can work everybody.

3. Date and time. The contest will be held on each first full week-end of May starting at 2000z
Saturday and ending at 1959z Sunday. In year 2011 the dates will be May 7–8.

4. Categories
· Single Operator - CW
· Single Operator - SSB
· Single Operator – RTTY
· Single Operator – Mixed
· Multi Operator - Single TX - Mixed
· SWL - Single Operator - Mixed
a) Only one signal is permitted at any time.
b) Use of packet cluster, skimmers or any other alerting system is permitted for all entrants
c) Self spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed
d) Multi-Operator stations must adhere to the 10 minutes rule (both runner and multiplier station). Only one band can be used within a 10 minutes period. The 10 minutes period starts when the first QSO is logged on that band. QSO in violation of the 10 minutes rules will cause score reduction, while an excessive number may lead to disqualification of the entry.

5. Bands. Bands from 10m through 160m (RTTY: 10m through 80m), except WARC bands, are
allowed according to IARU Band Plans.

6. Exchange. Italian stations will send RST and two letters to identify their province. Other stations will send RST and a serial number from 001. The serial number will NOT restart from 001 on each band/mode.

7. Multipliers.
· each Italian province (110) count 1 (one) multiplier,
· each DXCC country (except I & IS0) count 1 (one) multiplier.
The same multiplier (country/province) can be counted once and only once for each band.
The 110 Italian provinces (by call-area) are:
· I1: AL, AT, BI, CN, GE, IM, NO, SP, SV, TO, VB, VC.
· IX1: AO.
· I2: BG, BS, CO, CR, LC, LO, MB, MI, MN, PV, SO, VA.
· I3: BL, PD, RO, TV, VE, VI, VR.
· IN3: BZ, TN.
· IV3: GO, PN, TS, UD.
· I4: BO, FC, FE, MO, PC, PR, RA, RE, RN.
· I5: AR, FI, GR, LI, LU, MS, PI, PO, PT, SI.
· I6: AN, AP, AQ, CH, FM, MC, PE, PS (or PU), TE.
· I7: BA, BR, BT, FG, LE, MT, TA.
· I8: AV, BN, CB, CE, CS, CZ, IS, KR, NA, PZ, RC, SA, VV.
· I0: FR, LT, PG, RI, RM (or ROMA), TR, VT.
· IT9: AG, CL, CT, EN, ME, PA, RG, SR, TP.
· IS0: CA, CI, NU, OG, OR, OT, SS, VS.

8. QSO/Points
· QSO/HRD with own country counts 0 (zero) point but is good for the multipliers credit.
· QSO/HRD with own continent counts 1 (one) point,
· QSO/HRD with different continent counts 3 (three) points,
· QSO/HRD with any Italian (I & IS0) station counts 10 (ten) points.
The same station can be contacted on the same band once on SSB/CW/RTTY but only the first QSO is good for multipliers credit.
PLEASE REMEMBER that I (Italy) and IS0 (Sardinia Island) are NOT country-multipliers.

9. Final score. The Final Score is the sum of QSO/points from all bands multiplied by the sum of
multipliers from all bands.

10. SWL Stations. Listeners are required to log the callsigns of both the station heard and the
correspondent station. Score is calculated based only upon the station heard using the same rules
as per the transmitting stations. A callsign may not appear more than 3 (three) times on each band as a correspondent, regardless of mode.

11. Log instructions .
a) Only CABRILLO log will be accepted
c) LOG must be sent via e-mail to: < aricontest@kkn.net >
d) Include ONLY your Callsign in the “Subject:” line of your e-mail.
e) LOG must be e-mailed no later then 30 days after the contest (June 7, 2011)
f) The Robot will send a confirmation on the log submission.
g) A list of the received LOG will be published on www.ari.it site.
h) If you are not able to submit a CABRILLO log, please contact the A.R.I. HF Contest Manager at < i2wij@ari.it >

12. Penalties and disqualifications.
Logs will be carefully checked by the Contest Committee and mistakes may cause a score reduction. Unsportsmanlike conduit may lead to disqualification of the entry. Unsportsmanlike conduit may be found in the LOG data as well in any other recording available to the Committee.
Contest Committee decisions are official and final.

13. Awards.
A plaque with a certificate will be awarded to the top scoring station in each category. Special
plaques can be awarded by the Contest Committee if country/continental/call-area participation will justify the decision. A certificate will be awarded to No. 2, 3, 4, 5 top scoring stations in each
category as well as to the top scoring stations in each country in each category.

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