First time doing this one. We need to do this more often!
I screwed up the first 45 minutes and sent the state I just
received in addition to the name, thought I'd keep you guys on
your toes! Everything was sent by hand and logged on paper.
115 total with a couple low dipoles strung in trees at 30'
L A W D ones: K5GO, N4OGW, N2IC, KM9P, KM0L, K0EJ, Gator
and there was a KR something or other that was in there
Odd names: Blaze, Lazer, Radman, Eram, Ace..... and what the
hell is a FUQUAY and a BAGWON?
Lost about 20 minutes due to phone calls and a bathroom
break... the pepto bismol didn't work in time. :-)
Also, I have an older Logikey keyer and lost the manual. Can someone either
mail me a copy or email the embedded functions to me? I'll pay for the
postage and copying costs, plus I'll buy you a beer at Dayton!
And finally, all Society of Midwest Contesters that did not get
my direct mailing who want to be on a team for the NAQPs,
drop me a note. For that matter, I'll make a few teams for
anyone anywhere. Let me know how serious you'll be and what
mode(s) you'll be on for.
Oh yeah, CONTEST :-)
>From Takao KUMAGAI <email@example.com> Thu Dec 28 08:15:00 1995
From: Takao KUMAGAI <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Takao KUMAGAI)
Subject: **NEW** JIDX contest
JIDX contest committee is pleased to announce **NEW** rule.
Previously different rules were applied to each contests
(Low band, High band & PH) but now it is merged into one
Please delete old JIDX contest rules and keep this new rule
for all future JIDX contests. The complete rule is bit lengthy
but to avoid the confusion I introduce it herewith.
Information by email:
You can get results/rule by email as follows.
Send an email to the info-server;
with the following commands in the body of the message;
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST
** This new rule will be applied from '96 Low Band CW contest **
OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world(DX) to contact JA stations
in as many JA prefectures as possible.
For amateurs in Japan to contact DX stations in as many DXCC countries
and CQ Zones as possible.
1. CONTEST PERIOD
Starts 1 hour(2 hour for Low Band CW) before the 2nd full weekend of
January(LF CW), March(HF CW) and November(Phone) then will finishes in
Low Bands CW(LF CW)
Starts: Jan. 12 1996(Fri.) 2200 UTC
Ends : Jan. 14 1996(Sun.) 2200 UTC
High Bands CW(HF CW)
Starts: Apr. 12 1996(Fri.) 2300 UTC
Ends : Apr. 14 1996(Sun.) 2300 UTC
PHONE Nov/08/96 2300 - Nov/10/96 2300 UTC
LF CW Jan/10/97 2200 - Jan/12/97 2200 UTC
HF CW Apr/12/97 2300 - Apr/13/97 2300 UTC
PHONE Nov/07/97 2300 - Nov/09/97 2300 UTC
Operating period is maximum 30 hours of the total 48, except for
JAs, who can operate the full 48 hours.
Off period must be longer than 60 minutes length and clearly indicated
in the summary sheet.
PHONE 3.5/7/14/21/28MHz (JAs on 3525-3575,3747-3754,3791-3805KHz)
CW LF 1.9/3.5/7 MHz (JAs on 1907.5-1912.5KHz)
CW HF 14/21/28 MHz
Except for the WARC bands.
3. ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:
Choose only one!
3-1.Single Operator(*1) High Power(*2)
3-2.Single Operator Low Power(*3)
3-3.Multi Operator (*4)
All categories, except Multi Op, only one transmitted signal is
allowed at any one time.
Single operator can change bands at any time.
*1 Single operator must do all contest related thing by himself.
Single operator, single band contestants may only submit an entry
for a single band, though submission of check logs for operation
on other bands is encouraged.
*2 High Power: Output power 100w over
*3 Low Power: Output power 100w or less
*4 Multi Op station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes
when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station).
They can transmit one other band simultaneously only when the
station worked is a new multiplier (MULTIPLIER station).
The 10 minutes rule will be applied to each RUNNING station and
MULTIPLIER station separately.
*5 /MM stations result will be listed separately but not eligible
for the awards.
4. CONTEST EXCHANGE:
JAs : RS(T) + Prefecture number(01 to 50)
Others: RS(T) + CQ Zone number
Only contacts between JA and DX(+/MM) are worth contest points.
(DX-DX, DX-/MM or JA-JA contacts are no point and no multi)
1.8/1.9MHz ............... 4 points
3.5/3.8MHz ............... 2 points
7MHz, 14MHz and 21MHz..... 1 point
28MHz..................... 2 Points
The same station may be worked only once per band.
No cross mode, cross band nor repeater contacts are allowed.
JAs :The number of different DXCC country (except JD1) and CQ
Zone worked on each band.
QSO with /MM stations is worth for Point and Zone multi but
no Country multi.
Others:The number of different Japanese Prefecture plus Ogasawara
Is.(JD1), Minami-Torishima Is.(JD1) and Okino-Torishima Is.
worked on each band. Maximum of 50 (See the List) per band.
The final score is the result of the
(Total QSO points) multiplied by (Total multiplier).
Ex. 100 QSO points x 59 multi = 5,900
8. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:
8-1. All times must be in UTC.
8-2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
8-3. Indicate the new multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked
on each band.
8-4. Duplicate contacts on same band must be clearly shown and
marked as 0 QSO point.
8-5. Electronic Log:
Disk log: MS-DOS compatible disks are accepted only with the
printed summary sheet. The LOG format must meets the "ARRL
Suggested Standard File Format For Submission of Contest Log
Email Log: Request to send the instructions to the email address
indicated below with the word "#get eleclog.eng" in the body of
email@example.com (For information request only)
Then you'll receive the instructions by email.
8-6. Use a separate sheet for each band.
Use a separate sheet for Multi Op, RUNNING and MULTI station.
8-7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all
scoring information, class of entries, name and address in BLOCK
LETTERS, and a signed declaration that
"All contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country
of operation have been observed. JIDX Contest committee decision
8-8. The 18 hour non-operating periods must be clearly shown in
the summary sheet.
8-9. All entrants are required to submit dupe-check sheets (an
alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band if 200 or more
QSOs were made on that band, or for all bands if a total of 500
or more QSOs were made.
Plaques and Awards will be awarded to the winners in each class
in the World, each Continent and Japan. However the published
Award Program has priority.
The Single Op/Sigle band plaques will be awarded to the highest
scorer regardless of the High/Low power category.
Candidates for Combined CW LF+HF plaques for Japan & World single
Op must have submitted entries for both contests.
10. Special Prize:
The free round trip ticket to Japan will be granted to the #1
USA single operator in PHONE to receive the plaque in a year.
Same station is not eligible for the prize in continuous years
and the prize will go to 2nd position in the USA.
This special prize has been donated by Bear Kumagai, JA7RHJ/AA6PU.
First(plus 2nd & 3rd, depending on number of entries) place
certificates will be awarded in each class in every country and
in each call area of the USA.
12.SPECIAL CONTEST AWARD:
Any entrants who worked all Japanese prefectures (01 to 47)
during the contest period can request a "Special Contest Award"
with the separate worked list with free of charge.
Stations callsign, time, band must be indicated ordered
prefecture number in the list.
A original log and a summary sheet will be requested with a SAE
with one IRC but any log forms will be accepted.
All logs should be sent to
JIDX "PHONE/LFCW/HFCW" Contest
c/o FIVE-NINE MAGAZINE
P.O.Box 59, Kamata, Tokyo, 144 Japan
The contest results will be sent with one IRC and SAE.
Dead line: No later than the following Post Marked date of that year
PHONE December 31
LF CW February 28
HF CW May 31
The deadline will be extended up to 1 month if the JIDX contest
committee accept the request with the reason by FAX or email.
Email log submissions will be judged with the time stamp of the
email and it should be sent to;
firstname.lastname@example.org (Log submissions only)
The acknowledgment will be sent when the email log is received and
the result also will be sent by email.
Violation of the contest rules.
False statement in the report.
The decision of the JIDX contest committee is final.
Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM