The 53nd ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST – 2012

The 53nd ALL ASIAN DX CONTEST – 2012

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

(1) CW: From 00:00 UTC the third Saturday of June to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (June 16-17,2012)
(2) Phone: From 00:00 UTC the first Saturday of Sept. to 24:00 UTC the next day <48 hours> (Sept. 1-2, 2012)

02. BANDS:
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, Senior
b: Asian stations…………………..High Power, Low Power
c: Non-Asian stations……………High Power only

(3) Multi-Operator Single Transmitter(multi band only)
(4) Multi-Operator Multi Transmitter(multi band only)
Note1: Single Operator stations means that one person performs all concerned operations during contest period. Use of Packet Cluster 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 Seniors operators must be 70 years old or older.
4: 10 minutes rule(CQ WW method) is applied to Multi-Operator 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 applied to not only running stations, but also to multi-stations respectively.

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’ 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(or 5900), CW……….59925(or 59900)
(3) For Multi-Operator stations: RS(T) report plus the averaged age of operators, but if each operator wishes, the age of active operator can be sent.
For example (the operators are 25 and 35 years old): Phone……..5930 for all operators (or 5925 for 25 years old operator and 5935 for 35 years old operator), CW……….59930 for all operators (or 59925 for 25 years old operator and 59935 for 35 years old operator)

(1) No cross band contacts.
(2) No change of operating site.
(3) For single Operator and 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.

(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 Shima(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.
(1) Multi-band: (The total of the contact points on each band) x (The total of the multipliers on each band)
(2) Single-Band: (The total contact points on the band) x (The total multipliers on the band)

It is recommended to use JARL A.A. Contest Log and Summary sheet which are available from JARL HQ for two 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. Multi-Operator stations must submit a list of all operators call-sign or name.
(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) E-mail submission
   JARL Format   or   Cabrillo Format.

(1) For both CW and Phone, certificates will be awarded to those having the highest score in each category 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 to the highest scorer and the runner-up
c: From 21 to 30 ………… Awards to the top three
d: 31 or more …………….. Awards to the top five

(2) The highest scorer among JARL members of each category in each area of Japan, under the condition having a ranking within top half, will receive a certificate from JARL. However,this rule doesn’t apply to those who received the highest scorer of the entity certificate.
(3) The highest scorer on each Continent of the Single Operator Multi Band category 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 category on each Continent will receive a medal from JARL.

(5) Special plaques will be awarded to the stations in the categories mentioned in a separate page.

(6) 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:
a: CW………………
b: Phone…………

Deadlines for submissions:
a: CW……………….July 31, 2011
b: Phone…………..October 31, 2011

(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.

Results will be published in the Spring, 2012 issue of JARL News and also will be appeared on JARL’s web site (
For those wishing to receive contest results by post, please enclose two IRC with your log.


--                   Spratly Is.
3W,XV Vietnam
4J,4K Azerbaijan
4L Georgia
4S Sri Lanka
4X,4Z Israel
5B,C4,P3 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 Pakistan
BS7 Scarborough Reef
BV Taiwan
BV9P Pratas Is
B China
E4 Palestine
EK Armenia
EP-EQ Iran
EX Kyrgyzstan
EY Tajikistan
EZ Turkmenistan
HL,6K,6N South Korea
HS,E2 Thailand
HZ Saudi Arabia
JA-JS,7J-7N Japan
JD1 Ogasawara Is.
JT-JV Mongolia
JY Jordan
OD Lebanon
P5 North Korea
S2 Bangladesh
TA-TC Turkey(*)
UA-UI8,9,0 RA-RZ Asiatic Russia
UJ-UM Uzbekistan
UN-UQ Kazakhstan
VR Hong Kong
VU India
VU4 Andaman and Nicobar Is.
VU7 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 June 1, 2009