Contest America AT

1) Participants

 

All the stations in the world (AT and non AT) are invited to participate. The participants will divide themselves in 3 (three) different categories:

 

A Category – AT American stations.

B Category – non AT American stations.

C Category – stations outside America (AT and non AT).

 

Only “Single Operator” modality will be allowed.

Note: See Awards nº2 and nº5 for American DXCC countries reference list.

 

2) Modes and Frequencies

 

All contacts made in all modes within the frequency ranging 27405 to 27495 and 27605 to 27855 will be considered as valid. All modes of transmission will be allowed.

 

3) Date and duration

 

Starting date: April, 20th at 03:00 GMT.

Finishing date: April, 21th at 03:00 GMT.

Total length: 24 hours.

 

4) Objectives and Score

 

American stations’ (A and B Categories) objective will be to contact the biggest quantity of participant stations; while the stations of the rest of the world (C Category) must contact the biggest quantity of American stations. The score of each participant will be calculated as it follows:

 

A Category

10 points for each American country.

1 point for each valid contact.

Note: The contacts between stations from same countries will be considered as valid.

 

B Category

10 points for each American country.

1 point for each valid contact.

1 point for each AT American station contacted.

Note: The contacts between stations from same countries will be considered as valid.

 

C Category

10 points for each American country.

1 point for each valid contact.

1 point for each AT American station contacted.

Note: In this category only the contacts made with American stations will be considered as valid.

 

Tie break: It can be held between two or more participant stations. The winner station will be the one that managed to get all the contacts (and so the score) in the shorter period of time (first to last contact).

 

5) Log and Progressives

 

As in the AT World Contest, we suggest the participants to use the official AT LOG SHEET to mark the contacts.

 

It is NOT necessary to change QSL cards during the contest (only the Log guarantees each contacted station).

 

Only contacts made with participants appearing in at least 20% of the Logs received by committee will be considered as valid.

 

6) Sending the Log

 

Send the Log to:

 

America Contest Committee

Po. Box 16196

11600 Montevideo

Uruguay

 

or vía e-mail to : cx7ach@gmail.com before August 1st, 2013.

 

Note: Remember to send your Log, is very important for the final classification!!

 

7) Committee

 

America Contest Committee’ organizing will be formed this year by 12AT189 Pablo.

 

8) Prizes and Classification

 

The general positions will be published in Eleven news, Internet, and various world-wide news forums. The following prizes will be awarded:

 

A Category 1st place

B Category 1st place

C Category 1st place

 

The awards will be handed in at the Uruguay 2012 Meeting, or posted to the winners in case they are not present at the meeting.

 

Summary

 

All the stations of the world can participate.

Stations of America can contact all the participant stations.

Stations outside America shall only contact stations of America.

10 points by country of America will be obtained.

1 point by valid contact.

For Categories B and C – 1 point by each AT American station contacted.

Total length is 24 hours.

Remember to send your Log to the organizing Committee (we suggested format AT Log Sheet).

It is NOT necessary to exchange QSL to certify the contacts.

Only the stations that appear in 20% of the Logs received will be considered as valid.

1st and 2nd of the A Category, and winner of B and C Categories will be awarded.

The prizes will be given in the Meeting Uruguay 2013, or will be sent by mail after the meeting is accomplished.