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::.  RULES

ALARA Contest
Contacts are allowed with the SAME station on the SAME band and in the SAME mode so long as an interval of at least ONE HOUR elapses between the two contacts.

The Florence McKenzie CW Trophy is open to ALL VK YLs.


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 ELIGIBILITY:

All licensed operators throughout the world are invited to participate.
Also open to SWLs.

 OBJECT:

Participation: YL may work everyone, OMs and Clubs may work YLs only.

One contest (combined phone and CW) run over 30 hours.

 DATE/TIME:

STARTS: Saturday 30th August 2003 at 0600 hours UTC

ENDS: Sunday 31st August 2003 at 1159 hours UTC

 SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES:

Bands to be used are 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz only.

The following are suggested frequencies for easier location of contacts:

28.380 to 28.410     21.170 to 21.200     21.380 to 21.410
14.250 to 14.280      7.070 to  7.100      3.560 to  3.590

 OPERATION:

Every individual phone or CW contact may be counted.

There must be an interval of at least one hour between contacts with any one station on any one band and in the same mode.

No net or list operations.
No crossmode operations.
No crossband operations.

All contacts must be made in accordance with operator and station licence regulations.

 PROCEDURE:

Phone: Call "CQ ALARA CONTEST"
CW: YLs call "CQ TEST ALARA"
OMs call "CQ YL"

 EXCHANGES:

ALARA member: RS or RST, serial no. Starting at 001, ALARA member, name.

YL non-member, OM or Club: RS or RST, serial no starting at 001, name and whether a Club station.

 SCORING:

Phone:
  • 5 points for ALARA member contacted
  • 4 points for YL non-member contacted
  • 3 points for OM or Club station contacted

CW: Contacts where at least 1 operator is Novice class count double points otherwise same as phone.

SWL, OM & CLUB:

  • 5 points for ALARA member logged
  • 4 points for YL non-member logged

 LOGS:

Single log entry (but Australian YLs entering for the Florence McKenzie CW Trophy should indicate their CW score separately). Logs must show date/time UTC, band, mode, callsign worked, report and serial number sent, report and serial number received, name of operator of station worked, whether it is a Club station, and points claimed.

Sample Log:

 DATE  TIME  BAND                  RS(T)   SERIAL No
  UTC   UTC   MHz  MODE  CALLSIGN  SENT    RECEIVED   NAME        POINTS
-----  ----  ----  ----  --------  ------  ---------  ----------  ------
12/11  0135   28   SSB   VK6DE     59001   58028      Bev            5
       0141   21   CW    VK3KS     599002  599025     Mavis          5
       0600   14   SSB   FK8FA     59025   59011      Aimee          5
       1100  3.5   CW    VK2PXS    599129  599004     Bobbie        10
       1103  3.5   SSB   VK3BSP    59130   59006      Joe (Club)     3

LOGS MUST BE SIGNED.

Logs also to show full name, callsign and address of operator, and show final score (points claimed). No carbon copies. No logs will be returned.

Decision of the Contest Manager will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Logs must be received by the Contest Manager by: 31st October, 2003.

 CONTEST MANAGER:

Mrs Marilyn Syme, VK3DMS.

Logs can be sent by ordinary mail to:

Mailing address:
Mrs Marilyn Syme, VK3DMS
99 Magnolia Avenue
MILDURA 3500, VIC
AUSTRALIA

or by email to:

E-mail:
alaracontest@wia.org.au

in Plain Text, or MS Word or MS Excel.

 FLORENCE McKENZIE CW TROPHY:

This will be awarded to the Australian YL operator with the highest CW score (not necessarily an ALARA member). Minimum score 50 points. The actual trophy, because of the size and weight, will not be forwarded to the winner, but a certificate bearing a photo depicting the trophy will be sent to the winner each year.

 CERTIFICATES:

Certificates will be awarded for the following:

  • Top score overall
  • Top score phone only
  • Top score Australian YL CW (Florence McKenzie Cert.)
  • Top score ALARA member in each country and VK call area
  • Top score YL non-member in each continent
  • Top score OM in each continent
  • Top score SWL in each continent
  • Top score VK novice
  • Top score overseas YL CW
  • Top score VK Club station

 TROPHIES:

Trophies will be awarded to the following:

  • Top scoring Australian YL
  • Top scoring DX YL

 CLUB STATIONS:

Operators of Club stations may use the Club call only for contacts, and MUST identify each contact as with a Club station. Use of personal callsigns while operating as a Club member is not permitted.

Date of info: 26 August, 2003
Original rules uptated: May-2003
Source: ALARA Web Site
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Please send corrections/changes/new rules/results to:
Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
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