AUSTRALIAN LADIES AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION INC.
A0031101B

41st A.L.A.R.A. CONTEST

NOTE: Contest is always on the last FULL weekend of August.

ELIGIBILITY: All licensed operators throughout the world are invited to participate.

OBJECT: Participation: YLs work everyone; OMs work YLs only.

CONTEST: Combined phone and CW run over 24 hours:
STARTS: Saturday 28th August 2021 at 0600 hours UTC
ENDS:     Sunday 29th August 2021 at 0559 hours UTC

SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES: All HF Bands except 160m & WARC Bands.
Contacts made on ECHOLINK will also be accepted.

OPERATION:

  • YLs operating with their own callsigns.
  • YLs from Scout and Girl Guides groups using their Club's equipment/callsign with a licensed Amateur present.
  • Second operators. If YL is operating as a 2nd operator, her husband/partner CANNOT participate in the contest.
  • Every individual phone or CW contact may be counted.
  • There must be an interval of greater than 1 hour between contacts with any one station on any one band and in the same mode.
  • All contacts must be made in accordance with operator and station licence regulations.

PROCEDURE:   Phone: Call “CQ ALARA CONTEST”
                           CW: YLs call “CQ TEST ALARA”
                           OMs call ”CQ YL”

EXCHANGES:   ALARA member: RS or RST, serial no. starting at 001, ALARA member, name.
                           YL non-member, OM: RS or RST, serial no. starting at 001, name and whether YL or OM.
                           OMs work YLs only

SCORING:         Phone:            5 points for ALARA member logged
                                                   4 points for YL non-member logged or Scout and Guide groups (YL's)
                                                   3 points for OM logged including from Scout groups (OM's)
                           CW:                 All contacts made on CW count for double points
OM or Scout group(OM's):       5 points for ALARA member logged
                                                    4 points for YL non-member logged or Scout and Guide groups (YL's)

LOGS:
  • Single log entry. Logs must show date, UTC time, band, mode, call sign worked, report and serial number sent, report and serial number received, first name of operator of station worked and points claimed.
  • Scout and Girl Guide participants should also include their patrol name.
  • Please note in mode if contact is on Echolink.
  • Paper logs or electronic logs are both welcome.
  • LOGS MUST show full name, call sign and address of operator, and show final score (points claimed).
  • ELECTRONIC LOGS MUST BE IN A FORMAT WHICH CAN BE PRINTED BY MICROSOFT WORD OR MICROSOFT EXCEL.
  • Logs must be legible. No logs will be returned. Decision of the Contest Manager will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
to download the General Logging Spreadsheet
to download the Guides and Scouts Logging Spreadsheet

Logs must be received by the Contest Manager by: 30th September 2021

CONTEST MANAGER: Mrs. Sue Southcott VK5AYL
PO Box 708
Goolwa SA 5214
AUSTRALIA or: alaracontest@wia.org.au

Certificates will be awarded for the following:
Top score YL overall
Top score YL phone only
Top score YL Echolink
Top score Australian YL CW
Top score DX YL CW
Top score DX YL
Top score ALARA member in each country & VK call area
Top score OM in each continent & VK call area
Top score VK YL Foundation Licence holder

A trophy will be awarded for the following:
Top scoring Australian YL
Top scoring Foundation Licence ALARA member

The top scoring VK non-ALARA lady member will be awarded 1 year's subscription membership to ALARA.