JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST RULE
1 April 2012
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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL DX CONTEST RULE
** RULE CHANGE! ** 1. Deadline is shortened. 1month after the contest.
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 entities
and CQ Zones as possible.
1. CONTEST PERIOD
CW Start Sat. 0700 -Sun. 1300UTC 2nd full weekend of April
PH Start Sat. 0700 -Sun. 1300UTC 2nd full weekend of November
CW 2012-04-14 0700 - 2012-04-15 1300 UTC
PH 2012-11-10 0700 - 2012-11-11 1300 UTC
(JAs on 3525-3575, 3599-3612, 3680-3687, 3702-3716 3745-3770 & 3791-3805KHz
CW 1.8/3.5/7/14/21/28MHz (JAs on 1810-1825 & 1907.5-1912.5KHz)
Except for the WARC bands.
3. ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS:
**** CHOOSE ONLY ONE! ****
3-1.Single Operator(*1) High Power(*2)
Abbreviation = category
AB = SINGLE-OP ALL-BAND HIGH-POWER
28 = SINGLE-OP 28MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
21 = SINGLE-OP 21MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
14 = SINGLE-OP 14MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
7 = SINGLE-OP 7MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
3.5 = SINGLE-OP 3.5MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
1.8 = SINGLE-OP 1.8MHz SINGLE-BAND HIGH-POWER
3-2.Single Operator Low Power(*3)
ABL = SINGLE-OP ALL-BAND LOW-POWER
28L = SINGLE-OP 28MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
21L = SINGLE-OP 21MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
14L = SINGLE-OP 14MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
7L = SINGLE-OP 7MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
3.5L = SINGLE-OP 3.5MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
1.8L = SINGLE-OP 1.8MHz SINGLE-BAND LOW-POWER
3-3.Multi Operator (*4)
MOP = MULTI-OP (SINGLE-TX ALL-BAND HIGH-POWER)
MM = MARITIME-MOBILE
# All categories, except Multi Op, only one transmitted signal is
allowed at any one time.
# All stations can use the spotting network(like DXsummit).
# No SELF-SPOTTING of any form is allowed in all categories.
Self-spotting is defined as generating spots for your contest
callsign by yourself.
# 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 or other
callsigns are encouraged.
# JA stations must sign their call area as "/#" if they operate from
different call area against their callsign.
*1 Single operator must do all contest related things by himself.
+Single-Operator can change bands at any time.
+Multiple Single-Operator entries from the same location must use
*2 High Power: Output power 100w over
*3 Low Power: Output power 100w 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 above 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
4. CONTEST EXCHANGE:
JAs : RS(T) + Prefecture number(01 to 50)
Others: RS(T) + CQ Zone number
You can download the Prefecture number= jidxmult.lst
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)
3.5/3.8MHz ............ 2 points
7MHz, 14MHz and 21MHz.. 1 point
28MHz.................. 2 Points
The same station may be worked only once per band.
No cross mode, cross band nor repeater contacts are allowed.
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.
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 2ways 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 [jidxelog-e.html] is here.
send your email logs to
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.
Plaques will be awarded to the winners which have donnors.
The Single Op/Sigle band plaques will be awarded to the highest
scorer regardless of the High/Low power category.
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 got SUFFICIENT* score.
*What is sufficient? Depending on the band conditions, activities
etc, judged by the committee.
*Plaque winners will not receive the printed award.
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
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!!
Please use the following email addresses;
CW : email@example.com
(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 recommeneded.
No later than ONE month after the end of contest.
The deadline will be extended up to 2 weeks if the JIDX contest committee
accept the request with the reason by email prior to the deadline.
Violation of the contest rules.
False statement in the report.
The decision of the JIDX contest committee is final.
13.Information on the Internet
You'll be able to get JIDX related informations at the
JIDX Official HomePage.
JIDX contest committee chairman
Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM