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Subject: [CQ-Contest] A.R.I. International DX Contest 2006
From: it9blb@infcom.it
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 21:32:12 GMT
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This email is to invite all contesters to have a go in
the ARI International DX Contest 2006 that will take
place on May 6/7. 

It's a world wide type competition and the allowed
operating modes will be SSB, CW and RTTY.
ARI DX Contest is fully supported by WriteLog for
Windows, SuperDuper by EI5DI, TRLog by N6TR, N1MM
Contest Logger, RTTY by WF1B, RCKLog by DL4RCK,
OH2GI Ham System, GenLog32 by W3KM, UA1AAF,
WinTest, and many other softwares. Take a visit to
ARI DX Contest webpages and download a FREE
program at the following URL: <www.qsl.net/contest_ari>. 

NOTE: If you will use UA1AAF software, please, look for
the last available release. 

NOTE: The new E-mail address to submit your log
is: <aricontest@ari.it> . 

We hope you will give the ARI DX a try in the first
full weekend of May, and then send your logs to
<aricontest@ari.it>. We are able to convert any
kind of file's format, but Cabrillo or others ASCII
files are preferred and welcome. The full ARI DX
rules are shown below. 

73s and see you in contest
de IT9BLB - A.R.I. HF Contest Manager 


A.R.I. International DX Contest 2006
Rules for DX entrants (outside of I & IS0) 

The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (A.R.I.) has
the honour of inviting radio amateurs all over the
world to participate in the 2006 A.R.I. International
DX Contest. 

AIM. Its a world-wide competition: everybody can work

DATE and TIME. The contest will be held on each first
full week-end of May from 2000z Saturday till 1959z
Sunday. In 2006 it will be on May 6/7. 

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 

BANDS. 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 Operators only). 

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. 

1. each Italian province (110) count 1 (one) multiplier,
2. each DXCC country (except I & IS0) count 1 (one)
The same multiplier (country/province) can be counted once
and only once for 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, VR, VI.
IN3: BZ, TN.
IV3: GO, PN, TS, UD.
I4: BO, FE, FC, MO, PR, PC, RA, RE, RN.
I5: AR, FI, GR, LI, LU, MS, PI, PO, PT, SI.
I6: AN, AP, AQ, CH, FM, MC, PU, PE, TE.
I7: BA, BR, BT, 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, CI, MD, NU, OG, OR, OT, SS. 

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)
4. 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. 

FINAL SCORE. The sum of QSO/points from all bands times
the sum of multipliers from all bands. 

SWL. 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 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 DX Contest, c/o ARI, Via
Scarlatti 31, 20124 Milano, Italy.
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,Writelog, Cabrillo. A printed summary
sheet must always be enclosed.
Alternatively, logs in ASCII format (or as attached files)
may be sent via e-mail addressed to <aricontest@ari.it>.
You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your log
within 48 hours. 

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. 

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. 

FREE SOFTWARE. Many free software are able to handle ARI DX
Contest. Take a visit to ARI DX Contest webpages for download:
<www.qsl.net/contest_ari> . 


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