The 47th ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST - 2006



Supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 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.

  1. Contest Period
  2. Bands
  3. Entry Classification
  4. Power, Type of Emission and Frequencies
  5. Contest Call
  6. Exchange
  7. Restrictions on the Contest
  8. Points and Multipliers
  9. Scoring
  10. Instructions on the Summary and Log sheet
  11. Awards
  12. Reporting
  13. Disqualifications
  14. Announcement of Results
  15. List of Asian Entities

01. CONTEST PERIOD:
(1) CW: From 00:00 UTC the third Saturday of June to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (June 17-18, 2006)
(2) Phone: From 00:00 UTC the first Saturday of Sept. to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (Sept. 2-3, 2006)

02. BANDS:
Amateur bands 160m(CW only), 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m

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 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.

05. CONTEST CALL:
(1) CW ........... "CQ AA"
(2) Phone......... "CQ AA Contest"

06. EXCHANGE:
(1) For OM stations: RS(T) report plus operators' age
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.

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 QSO.
10m 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:

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 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.

09. SCORING:
(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"

11. AWARDS:
(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 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 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 a separate page.

12. REPORTING:
(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:
a: CW...................aacw@jarl.or.jp
b: Phone...............aaph@jarl.or.jp

Deadlines for submissions:

a: CW...................July 31,2006
b: Phone................October 31,2006

13. DISQUALIFICATIONS:
(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 Spring, 2007 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                   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                   Lakshadweep
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, 2006

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