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::.  RULES

Japan International DX Contest

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 OBJECTIVE:

For amateurs around the world (DX) to contact JA stations in as many JA prefectures + JD1 islands as possible.

For amateurs in Japan to contact DX stations in as many DXCC countries and CQ Zones as possible.

 1. CONTEST PERIOD:

*** Contest period will be shortened to 30 hours only ***
CW: Start Sat. 0700 - Sun. 1300 UTC 2nd full weekend of April
PH: Start Sat. 0700 - Sun. 1300 UTC 2nd full weekend of November

CW:   2005-Apr-09, 0700 - 2005-Apr-10, 1300 UTC

PH:   2005-Nov-12, 0700 - 2005-Nov-13, 1300 UTC

 2. BANDS:

PHONE: 3.5/7/14/21/28 MHz (JAs on 3525-3575, 3747-3754 & 3791-3805 kHz)

CW: 3.5/7/14/21/28 MHz

Except for the WARC bands.

 3. ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:

*** CHOOSE ONLY ONE! ***

3-1. Single Operator (*1) High Power (*2)
Multi Band
Single Band

3-2. Single Operator Low Power (*3)
Multi Band
Single Band

3-3. Multi Operator (*4)

3-4. Maritime Mobile (*5)

# - All categories, except Multi Op, only one transmitted signal is allowed at any one time.
# - All stations can use the spotting network (like PacketCluster tm).
# - Single operator can change bands at any time.
# - All stations, except Maritime Mobile, must not change the operating location in entire contest period.
# - Anyone may only submit one entry in spite of the callsign used. Submission of check logs for operation on other bands is encouraged.

*1 - Single operator must do all contest related things by himself.
*2 - High Power: Output power 100 W over
*3 - Low Power: Output power 100 W or less
*4 - Multi Op station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station). They can transmit one other band simultaneously only when the station worked is a new multiplier (MULTIPLIER station). The 10 minutes rule will be applied to each RUNNING station and MULTIPLIER station separately.
*5 - All Maritime Mobile stations must sign "/MM" after the callsign. They will send CQ-Zone number for exchange with JA stations only. Their scores will be listed in the result but not eligible for the awards.

 4. CONTEST EXCHANGE:

JAs: RS(T) + Prefecture number (01 to 50)

Others: RS(T) + CQ Zone number

 5. POINTS:

Only contacts between JA and DX (+/MM) are worth contest points.
(DX-DX, DX-/MM or JA-JA contacts are no point and no multi)

  • 3.5/3.8 MHz ........................... 2 points
  • 7 MHz, 14 MHz and 21 MHz .... 1 point
  • 28 MHz .................................... 2 Points

The same station may be worked only once per band.
No cross mode, cross band nor repeater contacts are allowed.

 6. MULTIPLIER:

JAs: The number of different DXCC country (except JD1) and CQ Zone worked on each band. QSO with /MM stations is worth for Point and Zone multi but no Country multi.

Others: The number of different Japanese Prefecture plus Ogasawara Is. (JD1), Minami-Torishima Is. (JD1) and Okino-Torishima Is. worked on each band.
Maximum of 50 (See the List) per band.

 7. SCORING:

The final score is the result of the (Total QSO points) multiplied by (Total multiplier).

Ex. 100 QSO points x 59 multi = 5,900

 8. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:

*** Only one log is accepted for the result regardless of the callsign used ***

8-1. All times must be in UTC.

8-2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
*** DO NOT FORGET TO RECORD YOUR ZONE/PREFECTURE
ON EITHER LOG or SUMMARY ***

8-3. Indicate the new multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked on each band.

8-4. Duplicate contacts on same band must be clearly shown and marked as 0 QSO point.

8-5. Electronic Log:
Please follow the ELECTRONIC LOG instructions. You can send it by following 2 ways to the committee.

DISK LOG: MS-DOS compatible 3.5" disk only. (No 5" disk or Mac format)

EMAIL LOG: send the Log file as email attatchement. The instruction is here.

Send your email logs to:

CW:
cw@jidx.org

PHONE:
ph@jidx.org

8-6. Use a separate sheet for each band.
Use a separate sheet for Multi Op, RUNNING and MULTI station.

8-7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, class of entries, name and address in BLOCK LETTERS, and a signed declaration that "All contest rules and regulations for amateur radio in the entity of operation have been observed. JIDX Contest committee decision is final".

8-8. All entrants, except Electronic Log submittion, are required to submit dupe-check sheets (an alphabetical list of calls worked) for each band if 200 or more QSOs were made on that band, or for all bands if a total of 500 or more QSOs were made.

 9. PLAQUES:

Plaques will be awarded to the winners which have donors.

The Single Op/Single band plaques will be awarded to the highest scorer regardless of the High/Low power category.

 10. AWARDS:

First (plus 2nd & 3rd, depending on number of entries) place certificates will be awarded in each class in every entity and in each call area of the USA if the station get sufficient score.

* Plaque winners will not receive the printed award.

 11. SPECIAL CONTEST AWARD:

Any entrants who worked all Japanese prefectures (01 to 47) during the contest period can request a "Special Contest Award" with the separate worked list with free of charge.

Stations callsign, time, band must be indicated ordered prefecture number in the list.

 12. REPORTING:

A original log and a summary sheet will be requested with a SAE with one IRC but any log forms will be accepted.

All logs should be sent to:

Mailing address:
JIDX "PHONE/CW" Contest
c/o FIVE-NINE MAGAZINE
P O Box 59, Kamata
TOKYO 144-8691
JAPAN

The contest results will be sent with one IRC and SAE.

Email log submissions will be judged with the time stamp of the email and it should be sent to:

Separate addresses for each (Phone & CW) contests NOW!!

CW:
cw@jidx.org

PHONE:
ph@jidx.org

(Log submissions only)

The acknowledgment will be sent when the email log is received and the result also will be sent by email.

Email Log Submission Guide is available here.

CABRILLO FORMAT is recommended.

 13. DEADLINE:

No later than the following Post Marked date of that year:

CW - May 31
PHONE - December 31

The deadline will be extended up to 1 month if the JIDX contest committee accept the request with the reason by FAX or email prior to the deadline.

FAX: 81-3-3733-0234 (JA1ELY)
Email: jidx-chairman@jidx.org

 14. DISQUALIFICATION:

  • Violation of the contest rules.
  • False statement in the report.

The decision of the JIDX contest committee is final.

 


(2005-04)
JIDX contest committee chairman
Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KHØAM
Internet: jidx-chairman@jidx.org

Date of info: 7 April, 2005 Source: JIDX Contest Official Page - English rules
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Multiplier (Japanese Prefecture) List
for
Japan International DX Contest

Japan prefixes:

JA, JD, JE, JF, JG, JH, JI, JJ, JK, JL, JM, JN, JO, JP, JQ, JR, JS,
7J, 7K, 7L, 7M, 7N
  • 1: JD1 (no other areas) for Ogasawara, Minamitorishima & Okinotorishima
  • 2: 7J for foreigners under the reciprocal agreement.
  • 3: 7K1-4, 7L1-4, 7M1-4 & 7N1-4 for JA1 area

Japaneese Prefectures:
Prefix Nr Prefecture Prefix Nr Prefecture
JA1 10 Tokyo JA4 35 Hiroshima
JA1 11 Kanagawa JA5 36 Kagawa
JA1 12 Chiba JA5 37 Tokushima
JA1 13 Saitama JA5 38 Ehime
JA1 14 Ibaraki JA5 39 Kochi
JA1 15 Tochigi JA6 40 Fukuoka
JA1 16 Gumma JA6 41 Saga
JA1 17 Yamanashi JA6 42 Nagasaki
JD1 48 Ogasawara *8N1OGA JA6 43 Kumamoto
JD1 49 Minamitorishima JA6 44 Oita
JD1 50 Okinotorishima JA6 45 Miyazaki
JA2 18 Shizuoka JA6 46 Kagoshima
JA2 19 Gifu JS6 47 Okinawa
JA2 20 Aichi JA7 02 Aomori
JA2 21 Mie JA7 03 Iwate
JA3 22 Kyoto JA7 04 Akita
JA3 23 Shiga JA7 05 Yamagata
JA3 24 Nara JA7 06 Miyagi
JA3 25 Osaka JA7 07 Fukushima
JA3 26 Wakayama JA8 01 Hokkaido
JA3 27 Hyogo JA9 28 Toyama
JA4 31 Okayama JA9 29 Fukui
JA4 32 Shimane JA9 30 Ishikawa
JA4 33 Yamaguchi JAØ 08 Niigata
JA4 34 Tottori JAØ 09 Nagano
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