Rules


     

S.E.S. / CONTEST - AT40Y
Event Rules


OBJECTIVE:

To bring on-air the biggest number of AT members in much countries as possible, during 2018, celebrating 40th anniversary since Gruppo Radio Italia Alfa Tango foundation in 1978. During World Meeting AT 2018 in Asti, prizes will be awarded to winning stations in each category, as listed below.

START / END:

National SES stations 40Y: each weekend (Saturday 00.00UTC to Sunday 23.59UTC) between 06/01/2018 and 29/07/2018
Change of rules (01/06/2018): from 01/06/2018 until 29/07/2018 also the National SES Stations 40Y will be able to transmit on any day of the week, at any time.
Single Operators: 06/01/2018 00.00 UTC to 29/07/2018 23.59UTC

BAND:

11 meters (all modes)

CONTEST EXCHANGE:

Only 2-way QSOs with R/S report exchange (R/S/T for CW/Digimodes). No cross-mode QSOs.

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

National SES Stations / 40Y (eg. 1AT/40Y)

Any country with a resident AT member, or where an AT member wishes to operate from if there’s no resident AT member.
All AT members, in good standing with 2018 membership renewal, are eligible to take part into National SES Stations / 40Y. All those who wish to operate a National SES Station, should get authotization directly from AT40Y Event Manager (1AT070 Simon), by applying on www.at40y.com
A valid National SES Station MUST:
- register within proper category on www.at40y.com
- upload final log, with a MINIMUM of 100 QSOs made, on www.at40y.com

Single AT Operator / 40Y (eg. 1AT174/40Y, 1AT70/40Y, 306AT111/40Y)

All AT members worldwide, in good standing with 2018 membership renewal.
A valid Single AT Operator MUST:
- register within proper category on www.at40y.com
- upload final log, on www.at40y.com

Single non-AT Operator (es 1SA100, 14SD999, 26XY101)

All non-AT operators, wishing to contact all of AT 40Y stations, both National SES Stations and Single AT Operators.
A valid Single non-AT Operator MUST:
- register within proper category on www.at40y.com
- upload final log, on www.at40y.com

Special SES Station 1AT/HQ40Y

Operated from AT HQ in Asti, giving extra bonus to AT Single Operator and non-AT Single Operators Categories.

Important notice: Single AT Operators can also operate National SES Stations, providing separate logs will be uploaded, and separate scores assigned.


SCORE:

Confirmed QSO with 1AT/40YHQ 200 points
Confirmed QSO with National SES Station 40Y 100 points
Confirmed QSO with AT country 50 points
Confirmed QSO with Single AT Operator 40Y 10 points
Confirmed QSO with non-AT Operator (counted ONLY for ATs) 2 points

AT DX-peditions (eg. 325AT/0, 151AT/DX, 36/1AT100, 18AT/EU113), approved by AT SuperCommittee and with uploaded log on www.at40y.com, will provide score too (country score ONLY).

AWARDS:

- Electronic Certificate available for all categories, available for download from www.at40y.com
- Electonic Award of National SES 40Y stations confimed, available for Single AT and Single non-AT categories, available for download from www.at40y.com
- Plaque for National SES 40Y #1, to be awarded at World AT Meeting 2018 in Asti
- Plaques for Single AT Operators #1 to #5, to be awarded at World AT Meeting 2018 in Asti
- Cups for Single non-AT Operators #1 to #5, to be awarded at World AT Meeting 2018 in Asti

LOG CHECKING / PENALTIES / RANKINGS:

Official rankings will be sorted from logs correctly uploaded on www.at40y.com ONLY.
Dupes or no-2way QSOs will be discarded, with no penalties applied.
Final rankings will be published during World AT Meeting 2018 in Asti.
Top 5 rankings will be published during official prizes consignment in World AT Meeting 2018 in Asti.
Electronic Certificates and Awards will be available for download from www.at40y.com AFTER World AT Meeting 2018.

REGISTRATION / LOG FORMAT AND UPLOAD:

ALL entrants in ALL categories MUST register and upload log on www.at40y.com
SES / Contest AT 40Y official log software will be available for download from www.at40y.com

LOG DEADLINE:

The log can be uploaded from 01/08/2018 on www.at40y.com, no later than 23.59 UTC 15/08/2018

CONTACT:

Any official contact with 40Y Manager via web form avaialble on www.at40y.com

JUDGING / DISPUTES:

Any decision by AT40Y Event Manager (1AT070) is OFFICIAL and FINAL.