[CQ-Contest] ARI Internationa DX Contest

Bob I.2.WIJ i2wij at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 22 14:12:32 PDT 2011

Hello dear Contesters!

Since January 2011, A.R.I. has a new HF Contest Manager.
That’s me, Roberto “Bob” I2WIJ.

I am aware that the last two editions of the
ARI International DX Contest suffered from lack
of communication to the whole contesting community,
and this is something undoubtedly reprehensible 
and which needs to be put to an end.

Putting aside the reasons why all this happened and 
looking forward to a different future behaviour,
there are good news to come in short-term.

Results, of 2009 and 2010 editions, for foreigners are
just round the corner as well as the plaques 
and the awards for the deserving.

Results will be published shortly on the A.R.I. web
site www.ari.it and an announcement will be done here too.

In the meantime I start to remind you that the
2011 edition of the ARI International DX Contest
will be held on May 7-8, starting at 2000Z, as usual.

The new Rules for non-Italians participants have been published at: 

and you can find a copy also hereafter.

The only thing that has been changed is the LOG 
will only be accepted in Cabrillo format. 
We decided to follow the mainstream and we hope this
will help in speed-up the log checking process.

We hope you will continue to support the 
ARI International DX Contest and send in your LOG.

Submit your Cabrillo log to: aricontest at kkn.net
and the robot will give you a confirmation.

A list of the received log will also be published
on the ARI web-site http://www.ari.it.

If you need more info, please contact me at: i2wij at ari.it

73s and CU in the contest!
Roberto Soro - A.R.I. HF Contest Manager
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A.R.I. International DX Contest 2011 
Rules for non-Italians participants

1. The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (A.R.I.) has the honour of inviting 
radio amateurs from 

all over the world to participate in the ARI International DX Contest.

2. Aim. It is a world-wide competition: everybody can work everybody.

3. Date and time. The contest will be held on each first full week-end of May 
starting at 2000z 

Saturday and ending at 1959z Sunday. In year 2011 the dates will be May 7–8.

4. Categories
• Single Operator - CW
• Single Operator - SSB
• Single Operator – RTTY 
• Single Operator – Mixed   
• Multi Operator - Single TX - Mixed
• SWL - Single Operator - Mixed
a) Only one signal is permitted at any time.
b) Use of packet cluster, skimmers or any other alerting system is permitted for 
all entrants
c) Self spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed
d) Multi-Operator stations must adhere to the 10 minutes rule (both runner and 
multiplier station). 

Only one band can be used within a 10 minutes period. The 10 minutes period 
starts when the first QSO is 

logged on that band. QSO in violation of the 10 minutes rules will cause score 
reduction, while an 

excessive number may lead to disqualification of the entry.

5. Bands. Bands from 10m through 160m (RTTY: 10m through 80m), except WARC 
bands, are allowed according to IARU Band Plans.

6. 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.

7. Multipliers.
• each Italian province (110) count 1 (one) multiplier, 
• each DXCC country (except I & IS0) count 1 (one) multiplier. 
The same multiplier (country/province) can be counted once and only once for 
each 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, VI, VR. 
• IN3: BZ, TN. 
• IV3: GO, PN, TS, UD. 
• I4: BO, FC, FE, MO, PC, PR, RA, RE, RN. 
• I5: AR, FI, GR, LI, LU, MS, PI, PO, PT, SI. 
• I6: AN, AP, AQ, CH, FM, MC, PE, PS (or PU), TE. 
• I7: BA, BR, BT, FG, LE, MT, TA. 
• I8: AV, BN, CB, CE, CS, CZ, IS, KR, NA, PZ, RC, SA, VV. 
• I0: FR, LT, PG, RI, RM (or ROMA), TR, VT. 
• IT9: AG, CL, CT, EN, ME, PA, RG, SR, TP. 
• IS0: CA, CI, NU, OG, OR, OT, SS, VS. 

8. QSO/Points
• QSO/HRD with own country counts 0 (zero) point but is good for the multipliers 

• QSO/HRD with own continent counts 1 (one) point, 
• QSO/HRD with different continent counts 3 (three) points, 
• 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 

9. Final score. The Final Score is the sum of QSO/points from all bands 
multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.

10. SWL Stations. 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 per 

the transmitting stations. A callsign may not appear more than 3 (three) times 
on each band as a 

correspondent, regardless of mode.

11. Log instructions .
a) Only CABRILLO log will be accepted
c) LOG must be sent via e-mail to: < aricontest at kkn.net >
d) Include ONLY your Callsign in the “Subject:”  line of your e-mail.
e) LOG must be e-mailed no later then 30 days after the contest (June 7, 2011)
f) The Robot will send a confirmation on the log submission.
g) A list of the received LOG will be published on www.ari.it site.
h) If you are not able to submit a CABRILLO log, please contact the A.R.I. HF 
Contest Manager at  < i2wij at ari.it >

12. Penalties and disqualifications.
Logs will be carefully checked by the Contest Committee and mistakes may cause a 
score reduction. 

Unsportsmanlike conduit may lead to disqualification of the entry. 
Unsportsmanlike conduit may be found 

in the LOG data as well in any other recording available to the Committee.
Contest Committee decisions are official and final.

13. Awards.
A plaque with a certificate will be awarded to the top scoring station in each 
category. 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 category as well 

as to the top scoring stations in each country in each category. 

Roberto Soro, I2WIJ
A.R.I. HF Contest Manager

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