A small group of amateurs from around the world have been in discussion for a while looking into the feasibility of starting a brand new international HF contest.
The AFRICA-DX all band all mode 24 hour contest
The objective of this all mode contest is to stimulate contesting from Africa. All participating stations worldwide may work any country during the contest period, QSO’s with amateurs from Africa is encouraged as reflected in the higher points being awarded in the scoring mechanism.
African DXCC entities are defined as those valid per the ARRL DXCC AF Listing published at the time of the contest.
Please note the use of the term Africa and not South Africa. We strongly encourage all African stations to take part in this event. The rules are in no way biased in favour of any one single group or country within Africa. We would like nothing better than seeing a bunch of African stations active during this 24 hour event.
This will contest will be beneficial to all concerned. The station worldwide will benefit from increased activity from Africa on all bands and modes, this will bolster their much needed empty DXCC band / mode slots. On the other hand, the Africans will benefit due to the fact that the world outside of Africa will be turning there beams towards Africa for a change and this will be a great opportunity to be at the centre of activity, with its associated benefits, pileups and hopefully finding new entities towards their own DXCC status.
Rules can be downloaded here:
I think with a bit of luck that this may in time become a popular annual event, I sure hope others feel the same.