A.R.I. International DX Contest
The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (A.R.I.) has the honour of inviting radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the ARI International DX Contest.
|Aim||It is a world-wide competition: everybody can work everybody.|
|Date and time||
The contest will be held on each first full week-end of May from 2000z Saturday till 1959z Sunday. Dates for the next years are:
Single Operator - CW
Single Operator - SSB
Single Operator - RTTY
Single Operator - Mixed
Multi Operator - Single TX - Mixed
SWL - Single Operator - Mixed
Bands from 10m thru 160m (RTTY: 10m thru 80m), except WARC bands, are allowed according to IARU Band Plans. Band AND MODE can be changed only after 10 minutes you have been on it (only Multi Operators).
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.
The same multiplier (country/province) can be counted once and only once for band.
The 110 Italian provinces (by call-area) are:
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.
The sum of QSO/points from all bands times the sum of multipliers from all bands.
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 transmitting stations. A callsign may not appear more than 3 (three) times per band as a correspondent regardless of mode. SWLs MUST log no more than 1 (one) QSO on each line of their log.
|Penalties and disqualifications||
Logs will be carefully checked by the Contest Committee and mistakes may cause a score reduction. Disqualification may apply for:
Instead to disqualify a log, the Committee may decide to penalize it by erasing a percentage of its score.
|Awards||A plaque with a certificate will be awarded to the top scoring station in each class. 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 class as well as to the top scoring stations in each country in each class.|
Several programs manage ARI DX Contest and you can find a list at <http://www.qsl.net/contest_ari>, together with a lot of informations about our contest.