NEW CONTEST: Ten JA Districts Award

Ten JA Districts Award

I. Objective: For SDXA members to make contact with all ten of the Japanese call sign districts during any combination of the seven remaining 2022-2023 PNW DX Competition contests or two digi contests between January 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023.

II. The Seven PNW DX Contests:

  1. ARRL RTTY Roundup, January 7 and 8, 2023, UTC
  2. CQ WPX RTTY, February 11 and 12, 2023, UTC
  3. ARRL DX CW, February 18 and 19, 2023, UTC
  4. ARRL DX SSB, March 4 and 5, 2023, UTC
  5. CQ WPX SSB, March 25 and 26, 2023, UTC
  6. CQ WPX CW, May 27 and 28, 2023, UTC
  7. IARU, July 8 and 9, 2023, UTC

III. The Two Digi Contests:

  1. ARRL International Digital Contest, June 3 and 4, 2023, UTC.
  2. World Wide Digi DX Contest, August 26 and 27, 2023, UTC.

IV. Bands: Bands are the ones allowed in each particular contest.  All have 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 m.  Some include 6 m and 160 m so check the rules for each contest.

V. Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, FT4, FT8 or any combination of the five.

VI. Entry Categories:

  1. Non-Million Point Club members may count contacts made in any of the nine contests.
  2. Million Point Club members must contact all ten JA districts in a single Which contest is your choice.  You don’t have to choose the contest in advance.VII.

VII. Log Submission: Simply submit a list with the date, time, mode, and the JA call sign to [email protected].

VIII. Award:

  1. Non-Million Point Club members will receive a coffee cup with the name of the award and their call sign.
  2. Million Point Club members will receive a certificate with the name of the award and their call sign.

IX. Notes:

  1. You do not need to find the location of the JA operator. We will use the numeral after the prefix as the district.
  2. If the JA station has a forward slash (/) in the call, you can choose which numeral you want to use. An example is JJ2JQF/1.  It is your choice to use this station as a 2 or as a 1.
  3. JA districts 5 and 9 are not as common as the others.