IAFA DAY 2019 (06.07. – 07.07.2019)

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

Date and Period:
 6 July 2019 from 03:00 UTC till 14:59 UTC on 7 July 2019

Bands:
 80m, 40m, 20m 15m and 10 m

Modes:
 CW, DIGITAL and SSB

Radio amateurs from around the world are welcome. The main purpose of the IAFA DAY-2019 Contest is to develop the Program of the International Club of Radio Amateurs-Aviators “The Fifth Ocean” of the IAFA (International AirField Award) and to identify the best activators of the Program. Participants need to stick to the IARU frequency plan.

Accepted is communication between hunters and activators, as well as between activators.

The emission of a single signal is permitted.

Each IAFA activator station (stationary, mobile / M, field / P) counts one link for each airfield, on a different band and with different types of transmission.

Important: for activators (mobile / M, field / P): for control it is necessary to provide: any evidence of work from the stated areas of airfields (personal photos with reference to time and place of work, against the background of airfield plates or settlements included in QTH locators, scans or photos of GPS navigators or mobile phone screens with coordinates or QTH locators, and other specific evidence of their presence in the area). These data should be sent to admin@aviaham.ru after the end of the contest. The time for all categories of participants is 36 hours. http://www.iafa.su of The International “Fifth Ocean” club.

Categories:
Activators – any station operating from areas of airfields included in the list of IAFA-RAFA. Participants must make sure that they are working from the squares of QTH-locators, in which airfields are located which are counted by the IAFA-RAFA program. All questions on the IAFA-RAFA can be resolved on the official sites: https://www.aviaham.org/rafa/ and https://iafa.su/ Refinement for activators groups / P and / M. If you are in the square of a QTH-locator, where there is more than one aerodrome, only one identifier is broadcast and stated in the report. After carrying out 100 or more QSOs with this identifier, you can, without changing the position and if there is another aerodrome in the square, start work on another, new reference. Only in this case, you will be credited with multipliers.

ACTIVATORS:

ACTIVATORS (stationary, portable /P, mobile /M):

IAFA Stationary Activators:
SO/AB/CW
SO/AB/SSB
SO/AB/DIGI
SO/AB/MIX
MO/AB/MIX
Activators IAFA portable / P:
SO/AB/CW
SO/AB/SSB
SO/AB/DIGI
SO/AB/MIX
MO/AB/MIX
Activators IAFA mobile / M:
SO/AB/CW
SO/AB/SSB
SO/AB/DIGI
SO/AB/MIX
MO/AB/MIX

HUNTERS:
SO/AB/CW
SO/AB/SSB
SO/AB/DIGI
SO/AB/MIX
MO/AB/MIX

Stationary activators (call sign without a fraction / M and / P), as a rule, work with constant QTH and activate only one airfield. Portable / P category activators and mobile / M can operate from more than one aerodrome. The total number of QSOs conducted from each aerodrome must be at least 100.

EXCHANGE:
Hunters: RS (T)
Activators: RS(T) and aerodrome identification code.
4Y1A transmits RS (T) ICAO.

QSO POINTS:

For the Hunters subgroup:
QSO with IAFA activator gives – 1 point on each band, each type of mode.
QSO with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) radio station – 4Y1A – gives an additional 5 points on each new band, regardless of the type of transmission.
For the Activators subgroup:
QSO with another activator – 1 point
QSO with a hunter – 1 point
QSO with 4Y1A – gives 5 points on each new range, regardless of the type of transmission.
Repeated connections are allowed on different ranges and different types of transmission.

MULTIPLIERS:
Each individual airfield provides a multiplier of 3 for all categories of activators.
For applicants there is no multiplier.

FINAL SCORE:
The multiplication of the sum of points by a factor.

AWARDS:
The winners in the Activator class (stationary, /P, /M) are awarded with a plaque of the Fifth Ocean Club.
For the 1st place in each category – pennant IAFA DAY 2019 and certificate in electronic form.
For 2 and 3 places in each category certificate in electronic form.
The winner in the class Hunter is awarded a plaque of the Fifth Ocean Club.
For 1,2 and 3 places in each category – a certificate in electronic form.
All participants who have completed at least 100 QSOs will be awarded member certificates in electronic form.

Collective radio stations:
The team consists of 2-3 people for all classes.

For activators:
class /M – car antenna and equipment mounted on the car.
class /R – equipment and antennas deployed in the field.
For applicants: work from one stationary place.

LOG SUBMISSION:
Reports in electronic form provide ONLY ACTIVATORS, the results of hunters are determined on the basis of the received reports of activators. Calculation of results is carried out by computer through the program QSO_T, therefore, the report must comply with the format Cabrillo (Ermak). The time difference should not exceed 3 minutes.
Reports will be sent within 10 days after the end of IAFA DAY-2019.
Activators, separate files must provide supporting materials of stay in the areas of airfields to the address: admin@aviaham.ru

ADDRESS FOR REPORT TRANSFER:
E-mail: IAFA2019 (@) yandex.ru
Homepage: https://www.aviaham.org/rafa/

REPORT SENDING TIME: 17 July 2019 г.

ALLOWED CORRESPONDENTS:
In the standings are communication between hunters and activators, as well as between activators.

TERMS OF DISQUALIFICATION:
Violation of the terms and conditions.

LOGGING SOFTWARE:
Any competition amateur radio programs that support the correct cabrilo format.

Sample member report. The report is sent as a single file in the format of cabrillo *.cbr as a separate attachment to the e-mail (but not in the e-mail itself!). In the subject line you should indicate your callsign and test group in accordance with the Regulations.

Activator / M:
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CONTEST: IAFA DAY 2019
CALLSIGN: RA2DE/M
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
CATEGORY-STATION: MOBILE
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ACTIVATOR
CATEGORY: SO/AB/SSB
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS
LOCATION: ZF4F, ZA4D, ZO1A
CLAIMED-SCORE:
NAME: EvgenijKuzar
ADDRESS: Lesnoy bur, 21-75
ADDRESS-CITY: Protvino
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: Moskovskaya obl.
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 132281
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: Russia
EMAIL: rs2de@yandex.ru
SOAPBOX: SO/AB/SSB
QSO: 7000 PH 2019-07-06 0606 R2DE/M 59 ZF4N UA1TAN/M 59 ULNW
QSO: 7000 PH 2019-07-06 0619 R2DE/M 59 ZF4N OH3GZ 59 002
QSO: 14000 PH 2019-07-07 1234 RA2DE/M 59 ZF4N 4Y1A 59 ICAO
END-OF-LOG:

Activator / P (line contrast, the rest is the same as for / M):
CALLSIGN: RZ3UAF/P
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ACTIVATOR
CATEGORY-STATION: PORTABLE
CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS

The IAFA activator stationary (line contrast, the rest is the same as for / M):
CATEGORY: MO/AB/MIX
OPERATORS: RZ4NZA
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ACTIVATOR
CATEGORY-STATION: BASE
NAME: SergeyMurazin, Victor Denisov, Petr Gluchin
OPERATORS: Sergey Murazin UA1AS, Victor Denisov R4BA, Petr Gluchin R-121-217

IAFA Applicant:
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: applicant
CATEGORY-STATION: BASE
LOCATION: BR-01