A.R.I. International DX Contest 2001
Rules for DX entrants (outside of I & IS0)
Rules in Spanish and in French are available at this
The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) has the honour of
inviting radio amateurs all over the world to partecipate in the
2001 ARI International DX Contest.
Its 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 2000z Sunday. In 2001 it will be on May 5/6.
1. Single Operator - CW
2. Single Operator - SSB
3. Single Operator - RTTY
4. Single Operator - Mixed
5. Multi Operator - Single TX - Mixed
6. SWL - Single Operator - Mixed
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 (Multi Oprs).
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
1. each Italian province (103) count 1 (one) multiplier,
2. each DXCC country (except I & IS0) count 1 (one) multiplier.
The same multiplier (country/province) can be counted once and
only once for band.
The 103 Italian provinces (by call-area) are:
I1: AL, AT, BI, CN, GE, IM, NO, SP, SV, TO, VB, VC.
I2: BG, BS, CO, CR, LC, LO, MI, MN, PV, SO, VA.
I3: BL, PD, RO, TV, VE, VR, VI.
IN3: BZ, TN.
IV3: GO, PN, TS, UD.
I4: BO, FE, FO (or FC), MO, PR, PC, RA, RE, RN.
I5: AR, FI, GR, LI, LU, MS, PI, PO, PT, SI.
I6: AN, AP, AQ, CH, MC, PS (or PU), PE, TE.
I7: BA, BR, FG, LE, MT, TA.
I8: AV, BN, CB, CE, CZ, CS, IS, KR, NA, PZ, RC, SA, VV.
I0: FR, LT, PG, RI, ROMA (or RM), TR, VT.
IT9: CL, CT, EN, ME, PA, RG, SR, TP, AG.
IS0: CA, NU, SS, OR.
1. QSO/HRD with own country counts 0 (zero) point but is good for
the multipliers credit.
2. QSO/HRD with own continent counts 1 (one) point,
3. QSO/HRD with different continent counts 3 (three) points,
4. QSO/HRD with any Italian (I & IS0) station counts 10 (ten)
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 trasmitting
stations. A callsign may not appear more than 3 (three) times as
a correspondent regardless of mode. SWLs MUST log no more than 1
(one) QSO on each line of their log.
LOGS and SUMMARY SHEET
Separate logs are necessary for each band. Logs must show all the
QSOs data. A summary sheet is required showing all the scoring
details, class of entry, name, callsign, full address of the
applicant, callsign of other operators and a signed declaration.
Logs must be mailed within 30 days from the end of the contest
and addressed to:
ARI Contest Manager, Paolo Cortese, I2UIY, P. O. Box 14, I-27043
BRONI (PV) Italy (E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
**VERY IMPORTANT** Logs on diskette are really very welcome and
accepted in substitution of paperlogs. Please send us your log on
diskette. Accepted formats are: N6TR, K1EA, EI5DI, UA1AAF, WF1B
as well as the MS/DOS software distributed FREE of cost from the
Contest Committee. A printed summary sheet must always be
**NEW** Alternatively, logs in ASCII format (or as attached
files) may be sent via e-mail addressed to <email@example.com>.
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your log within
PENALTIES and DISQUALIFICATIONS
Logs will be carefully checked by the Contest Committee and
mistakes may cause a score reduction. Disqualification may apply
for: excessive number of unmarked duplicates (more than 2%),
violation of the "10 minutes rule" (either for band and mode),
excessive declared score, log without the summary sheet. instead
to disqualify a log, the Committee may decide to penalize it by
erasing a percentage of its score.
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 partecipation
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.
An IBM-compatible software to administrate this contest is
available FREE of cost. It can be used on real-time or either
after the contest. It calculates points, multipliers and score,
you have just to type the callsign and the received report. It
prints logs, summary and dupe sheets as well as QSL labels. It
has PacketCluster capability. An updated version is now
available, revised and modified. It is shareware and it can be
downloaded from <http://loja.kkn.net/~i2uiy/>.
NEW FREE SOFTWARE
A brand new software to handle ARI DX Contest has been written by
UA1AAF. It can be used on real-time or either after the contest.
It sends CW with the usual interfaces and it can be used in both
K1EA or N6TR modes. It is shareware and it can be downloaded from
ALL TIME RECORDS
The ARI DX Contest All Time Records sorted by country, continent
and category can be found on <http://loja.kkn.net/~i2uiy/>. On the
same page is available a set of rules written in Spanish.
THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRY !
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