[CCF] ARI International DX Contest 2006

Toni Lindén oh2ua at luukku.com
Tue May 2 07:00:51 EDT 2006



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 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 at 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 at 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 at 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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