The 49th ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST - 2008
Supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.
We misinformed the deadlines for your submissions.
Correct deadlines are:
a: CW......................August 15 ( note ), 2008 (postmark acceptable)
b: Phone................October 31,2008 (postmark acceptable)
Note: August 15 is a special treatment for abroad stations due to our incorrect announcement. Usual deadline, according to our contest rules, is July 31.
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.
- Contest Period
- Power, Type of Emission and Frequencies
- Contest Call
on the Contest
- Instructions on the Summary and Log sheet
of Asian Entities
(1) CW: From 00:00 UTC the third Saturday
of June to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (June 21-22,
(2) Phone: From 00:00 UTC the first Saturday of Sept. to 24:00
UTC the next day <48 hours> (Sept. 6-7, 2008)
Amateur bands 160m(CW only), 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m
(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,
b: Asian stations.......................High Power, Low Power
c: Non-Asian stations...............High Power only
(3) Multi-Operator Single Transmitter(all
(4) Multi-Operator Multi Transmitter(all
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 19 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.
(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,
(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(or 5900),
RESTRICTIONS ON THE CONTEST:
(1) No cross band contacts.
(2) No change of operating site.
(3) For single Operator nad Multi-Operator Single Transmitter
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.
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.
160m band.......3 points per Asian QSO.
9 points per Non-Asian QSO.
80m band.......2 points per Asian QSO. 6 points per Non-Asian
10m band.......2 points per Asian QSO. 6 points per Non-Asian
Other bands........1 point per Asian QSO. 3 points per Non-Asian
b: Multipliers........The total number of
different entities (according to the DXCC List) worked on each
(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:
160m band................3 points
80m band...............2 points
10m 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
(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
(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 Internal Affairs and Communications, 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
(7) The Contest
Award will be issued to whom fulfill the certain requirements
during the contest period. The detailed information will be appeared
in a separate page.
(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...................August 15, 2008
b: Phone................October 31, 2008
(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.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS:
Results will be published in the Spring,
2009 issue of JARL News and also will be appeared on JARL's web
For those wishing to receive contest results
by post, please enclose one IRC with your log.
LIST OF ASIAN ENTITIES:
1S Spratly Is.
4P-4S Sri Lanka
9M2,4 West Malaysia
BS7 Scarborough Reef
BV9 Pratas Is
HL South Korea
HZ Saudi Arabia
JD1 Ogasawara Is.
P5 North Korea
TA-TC(excluding TA1) Turkey(*)
UA-UI8,9,0 RA-RZ Asiatic Russia
VR2 Hong Kong
VU Andaman and Nicobar Is.
ZC4 UK Sov.Base Area on Cyprus
(*) only Asian area
Total 55 Entities as of April 1, 2008