IAFA CONTEST 2018 (30.06. – 01.07.2018)

The Contest is organized by The International Club of Amateur Radio Aviators “Fifth Ocean”http://www.aviaham.ru

Date and Period:
 Saturday 30 June 2018 from 06:00 UTC till 17:59 UTC on Sunday 1 July 2018

Bands:
 80m, 40m, 20m 15m and 10 m

Modes:
 CW, DIGITAL (PSK63 and RTTY) and SSB

Radio amateurs all over the world are invited to take part in this Contest. Anyone can work anyone. The main purpose is development of the International Air Field Award (IAFA) program http://www.iafa.su of The International “Fifth Ocean” club.

Only one transmitted signal is allowed at any given time.

Counts QSO with one and the same station only made on different modes and different bands. With IAFA mobile activators (/M) counts separately QSO’s for each different ICAO code (aerodrome).

Single operator (SO) stations may operate for only 24 of these 36 hours – off times must be a minimum of 60 minutes during which no QSO can be logged. Multi operator (MO) stations may operate for the full 36 hours.

Important for activators (/P and /M): You need to give proof that you’ve worked from the QTH locator(s) of the relative aerodrome – photos, scan or photo of GPS navigator or any other proofs that you must send to E-mail admin@aviaham.ru after the Contest but before sending the Log .

Categories (25):


HUNTERS
:
Non members of the “Fifth Ocean” club:
SO / AB / MIX
SO / AB / CW
SO / AB / SSB
SO / AB / DIGI (PSK63, RTTY)
MO / AB / MIX
Members of the “The Fifth Ocean” club:
SO / AB / MIX
SO / AB / CW
SO / AB / SSB
SO / AB / DIGI (PSK63, RTTY)
MO / AB / MIX

ACTIVATORS:

IAFA fixed activators:
SO / AB / MIX
SO / AB / CW
SO / AB / SSB
SO / AB / DIGI (PSK63, RTTY)
MO / MIX
Activators IAFA field / P
SO / AB / MIX
SO / AB / CW
SO / AB / SSB
SO / AB / DIGI (PSK63, RTTY)
MO / AB / MIX
Activators IAFA mobile / M
Activators of this category can work from more than one aerodrome. The number of QSO established from each aerodrome must be 100 or more.
SO / AB / MIX
SO / AB / CW
SO / AB / SSB
SO / AB / DIGI (PSK63, RTTY)
MO / AB / MIX

EXCHANGE:
Hunters: RS (T) and the serial number of the QSO (599001 or 59001 …)
Activators: RS(T) and the identification code of the ICAO of the corresponding aerodrome (599UUDD, 59UUDD). You can find list of all IAFA aerodromes here: http://iafa.hamlogs.net/

QSO POINTS:

For hunters:
QSO with station IAFA activator – 10 points
QSO with station on different continent – 3 points
QSO with station on the same continent – 2 points
QSO with station with your country – 1 point
For activators:
QSO with station on different continent – 3 points
QSO with station on the same continent – 2 points
QSO with station with your country – 1 point
QSO with another activator – 1 point

MULTIPLIERS:
They are multipliers only for hunters: each different aerodrome (ICAO code) on each band and each mode. For example one aerodrome (ICAO code) can give you maximum 15 multipliers: 5 bands, CW + SSB + DIGI

FINAL SCORE:
The sum of QSO points multiplied by final sum of multipliers.

AWARDS:
The winner in each category is awarded with a plaque of the club “The Fifth Ocean” if 3 or more stations participated in the corresponding category.
For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category will be send certificate in electronic form.
All other participants are awarded with certificates of participation in electronic form.

LOG SUBMISSION:
Logs must be submitted in Cabrillo format within 10 days after the end of the contest e.g. 12 July 2018. You can upload your Log via the web form at www.ua9qcq.com or to E-mail: admin@aviaham.ru
Paper logs are not accepted.
Activators before submission of their logs must send approval (according to IAFA program requirement for activators) to E-mail: admin@aviaham.ru

LOGGING SOFTWARE:
Anyone generation log in Cabrillo format.

IAFA Contest Committee decisions are final.