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PostHeaderIcon A.R.I. International DX Contest 2023

Rules for non-Italians participants

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1. The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (A.R.I.) has the honour of inviting radio amateurs from all over the world to participate in the ARI International DX Contest.

2. Aim: it is a world-wide competition: everybody can work everybody. The only exception is no QSO/HRD between Italian station are permitted. 

3. Date and time: the contest will be held on each first full week-end of May starting at 1200Z Saturday and ending at 1159Z Sunday. In year 2023 the dates will be May 6-7.

4. Categories:

  1. Single Operator – CW – HIGH/LOW POWER
  2. Single Operator – SSB – HIGH/LOW POWER
  3. Single Operator – RTTY – HIGH/LOW POWER
  4. Single Operator – MIXED – HIGH/LOW POWER
  5. Multi Operator - Single TX – MIXED & HIGH POWER only
  6. Multi Operator - Multi TX – MIXED & HIGH POWER only
  7. SWL - Single Operator – MIXED

For Italian stations only two overlay category is present:

  • Rookie: if operator was first licensed as a radio amateur less than three (3) years before the date of the contest;
  • Youth: if operator has less than 25 years at the date of the contest;


  • For Single-Operator, only one signal is permitted at any time.
  • Use of packet cluster, skimmers or any other alerting system is permitted for all entrants.
  • Self spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed.
  • Multi-Operator Single TX stations must adhere to the 10 minutes rule (both runner and multiplier station). Only one band can be used within a 10 minutes period, while another band can be used only to work a new multiplier. The 10 minutes period starts when the first QSO is logged on that band. QSO in violation of the 10 minutes rule should be left in the log and they will be automatically deleted by the Committee but no extra penalties will be applied. Be aware that an excessive number of violations may lead to the disqualification of the entry.
  • LOW POWER category entrants can use 100W maximum total output power.
  • It is forbidden the dual-CQ on the same band.
  • For Multi-Operator Multi-TX stations only one transmitted signal per band is permitted.