The 43rd ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST - 2002
Supported by the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Japan.
The purpose of this contest is to enhance the activity of radio amateures in Asia and to establish as many contacts as possible during the contest periods.
2002 News: From this year, we adopted both "Donor System" and "Contest Award System" to make this contest more active. This "Donor System" is, as you may know very well, special plaques will be awarded to the highest scorers by donors' cooperation. And the latter is, if you wish, special awards will be issued if you fulfill the certain requirements during the contest period.
01. CONTEST PERIOD:
(1) CW: From 00:00 UTC the third Saturday
of June to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (June 15-16,
(2) Phone: From 00:00 UTC the first Saturday of Sept. to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (Sept. 7-8, 2002)
Amateur bands below 30MHz except 10, 18, 24MHz bands(1.8MHz band:CW ONLY. 3.5MHz band:includes 3.8MHz band)
03. ENTRY CATEGORIES:
(1) Single Operator Single Band
a: Asian stations.................High Power, Low Power
b: Non-Asian stations.........High Power only
(2) Single Operator Multi Band
a: Japanese(JA) stations........High Power, Low Power, Junior, Silver
b: Asian stations.......................High Power, Low Power
c: Non-Asian stations...............High Power only
(3) Multi-Operator Single Transmitter(all bands only)
(4) Multi-Operator Multi Transmitter(all bands only)
Note1: Single Operator stations means that
one person performs all concerned operations during contest period.
Use of PacketCluster is permitted.
2: Low Power stations are limited 100W output or less. No limitation on High Power stations.
3: Junior stations' operator age must be 20 years old or younger, and Silvers operators must be 70 years old or older.
4: 10 minutes rule(CQ WW method) is applied to Single Transmitter stations. The 10 minutes rule means that only one transmitter and one band are permitted during any 10 minutes period, defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a band. However, one-and only one other band may be used during any 10 minutes period if and only if the station worked is a new multiplier. This rule is spplied to not only running stations, but multi-stations respectively.
04. POWER, TYPE OF EMISSION AND FREQUENCIES:
Within the limits of own station license.
05. CONTEST CALL:
(1) CW ........... "CQ AA"
(2) Phone......... "CQ AA Contest"
(1) For OM stations: RS(T) report plus operators'
For example (If operator is 25 years old): Phone........5925, CW..........59925
(2) For YL stations: RS(T) report plus operators' age, but if the operator does not want to send her age, RS(T) report plus "00" (zero zero) can be sent.
For example (the operator is 25 years old): Phone........5925, CW..........59925
07. RESTRICTIONS ON THE CONTEST:
(1) No cross band contacts.
(2) No change of operating site.
(3) For single Operator nad Multi-Operator Single Transmitter entry:
Transmitting two signals or more at the same time, including cases of different bands, is not permitted. (Except transmitting two signals to get New Multiplier under the 10 minutes rules)
(4) For Multi-Operator's entry: Transmitting two signals or more at the same time within the same band is not permitted.
(5) No operation from two sites or more for Multi-Operator's entry.
(6) No contact made through repeaters.
08. POINTS AND MULTIPLIERS:
(1) For Asian stations:
a: Points........Perfect contact will be scored as follows. Contact among same entities will neither count as a point nor a multiplier. Duplicate contact with the same station on same band will not count as a point.
1.8MHz band.......3 points per Asian QSO.
9 points per Non-Asian QSO.
3.5MHz band.......2 points per Asian QSO. 6 points per Non-Asian QSO.
28MHz band.......2 points per Asian QSO. 6 points per Non-Asian QSO.
Other bands........1 point per Asian QSO. 3 points per Non-Asian QSO.
b: Multipliers........The total number of different entities (according to the DXCC List) worked on each band.
(2) For non-Asian stations:
a: Points.......Perfect contact with Asian stations (excluding U.S. auxiliary military radio stations in the Far East, Japan) will be counted as follows:
1.8MHz band................3 points
3.5MHz band...............2 points
28MHZ band...............2 points
Other bands.................1 point
b: Multipliers.......The total number of different Asian Prefixes(according to the WPX Contest rules) worked on each band.
(3) JD1 stations.
a: JD1 stations on Ogasawara (Bonin and
Volcano) Islands belong to Asia.
b: JD1 stations on Minami-tori Shiama(Marcus) Islands belong to Oceania.
(4) Maritime Mobile Stations
For all maritime mobile stations at any location (no matter outside or inside Asia), perfect contacts with only Asian stations can be counted. The total score will be published in the contest results. But, they will not be ranked. Contacts points with maritime mobile stations will be considered as same as contacts among Asian stations. But, it will not count as multiplier.
(The total of the contact points on each band) x (The total of the multipliers on each band)
10. INSTRUCTIONS ON THE SUMMARY AND LOG SHEET:
It is recommended to use JARL A.A. Contest Log and Summary sheet which are available from JARL HQ for one IRC and SAE. (Summary and Log are available as "PDF files" from the JARL Web site)
(1) Each Summary sheet must include your DXCC entity, callsign used, entry class, multipliers by band, points by band and total score. It should also include a signed declaration indicating that you have observed the rules and regulations of the contest.
(2) Log sheet must contain band, date, time in UTC, call of station worked, exchange sent, exchange received, multipliers and QSO points. Use a separate sheet for each band.(For Single Transmitter entry:in order of the time contacted). Multipliers should be clearly marked by entities or Asian prefixes, first time worked on each band.
(3) For Japanese (JA) Multi-Operator's stations:Log sheet must contain operator's name/hundle in each QSO.
(4) E-mail submission
Guidlines for the acceptable electronic file format are introduced in the "Guidelines for E-mail submission of JARL contests"
(1) For both CW and Phone, certificates will be awarded to those having the highest score in each entry in proportion to the number of participants from each entity and also those from US CQ Zone 3, 4, and 5 in the United States.
a: If the number of participants are under
10 there will be an Award only to the highest scorer
b: From 11 to 20 ............ Awards only to the runner-up
c: From 21 to 30 ............ Awards to the top three
d: From 31 or more ........ Awards to the top five
(2) The highest scorer among JARL members of category in each area of Japan,under the condition having a ranking of half and more,will receive a certificate from JARL. However,this rule doesn't apply to those who received an above-mentioned certificate.
(3) The highest scorer on each Continent of the Single Operator Multi Band entry will receive a medal from JARL and a certificate from the Minister for Public Management , Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, Japan.
(4) The highest scorer of the Multi-Operator Single Transmitter and Multi Transmitter entry on each Continent will receive a medal from JARL.
(5) All JARL members who submit a log and
summary will receive a "Entry Certificate" from JARL
through the QSL card bureau.
(6) Special plaques will be awarded to the stations in the categories mentioned in a separate page.
(7) The Contest Award will be issued to whom fulfill the certain requirements during the contest period. The detailed information will be appeared in near future.
(1) Submit a summary sheet and logs of only
one entry classification. E-mail submission will be welcomed.
(2) The log and summary should be postmarked by the following dates, addressed to:
JARL, All Asian DX Contest, 170-8073, Japan
Indicate CW or Phone on the envelope.
E-mail submissions to:
Deadlines for submissions:
a: CW...................July 31,2002
b: Phone................October 31,2002
(1) Taking points for duplicate contact
on the same band in excess of 2% of the total.
(2) False statements in the report.
(3) Violations of the contest rules.
14. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS:
Results will be published in the March, 2003 issue of JARL News and also will be appeared on JARL's web site (http://www.jarl.or.jp).
For those wishing to receive contest results
by post, please enclose one IRC with your log.
15. LIST OF ASIAN ENTITIES:
1S Spratly Is. 3W,XV Vietnam 4J,4K Azerbaijan 4L Georgia 4P-4S Sri Lanka 4X,4Z Israel 5B Cyprus 7O Yemen 8Q Maldives(*) 9K Kuwait 9M2,4 West Malaysia 9N Nepal 9V Singapore A4 Oman A5 Bhutan A6 U.A.E. A7 Qatar A9 Bahrain AP-AS Pakistan BS7 Scarborough Reef BV Taiwan BV9 Pratas Is BY,BT China E4 Palestine EK Armenia EP-EQ Iran EX Kyrgyzstan EY Tajikistan EZ Turkmenistan HL South Korea HS Thailand HZ Saudi Arabia JA-JS,7J-7N,8J Japan JD1 Ogasawara Is. JT-JV Mongolia JY Jordan OD Lebanon P5 North Korea S2 Bangladesh TA-TC(excluding TA1) Turkey(*) UA-UI8,9,0 RA-RZ Asiatic Russia UJ-UM Uzbekistan UN-UQ Kazakhstan VR2 Hong Kong VU India VU Andaman and Nicobar Is. VU Laccadive Is. XU Cambodia XW Laos XX9 Macao XY-XZ Myanmar YA Afghanistan YI Iraq YK Syria ZC4 UK Sov.Base Area on Cyprus (*) only Asian area Total 55 Entities as of March 1, 2002
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