Thursday, 15 September 2016

The AFRICA DX all band all mode 24 hour contest

The 2nd ALL AFRICA-DX contest

1200Z Saturday 17 September to 1200Z Sunday 18 September

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:
A N1MM+ contest template is available here:

With a bit of luck that this may in time become a popular annual event, I sure hope others feel the same.


  1. I am really hoping that Africa will come to the party. I have sent emails to all the African leagues who belong to the IARU as well as to some locals in various African countries.

    Holding thumbs for lots of activity from Africa and the DX world.

    Geoff ZS6C

  2. Never been so excited about a contest :) This is a big one!

  3. Nice entry. I am waiting for the next one.

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