NEWINGTON, CT (Mar 11, 2005) -- Only IRLP contacts will be allowed in this, the first running of the International IRLP Contest. The contest will be held starting March 18, 2005 at 0001 UTC and ending April 17, 2005 at 2359 UTC.
Points will be awarded as follows:
1 point for a contact with someone not in the contest in your own country
2 points for a contact with someone in the contest in your own country
2 points for a contact with someone in another country who is not in the contest
3 points for a contact with someone in the contest in another country
5 points for contact with single node countries and special event stations such as the InternationalInternational Space Station
The following information must be included in your log: Name, QTH, Node #, Contact # (for example, “You are number 001.”) Any contacts without this information will be counted as a single point contact.
At present, the logging program that will be used will be DXKEEPER, which is available free on-line.
For those without computers, paper logs are to be sent to Bruce Dehn, WB7OTQ, 306 Cripple Creek Ct, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, USA. Logs should be sent in within 30 days of the end of the contest.
At present we have the use of reflector 9250 and should have others by contest start time. Any node may be used as long as the node owner does not object. The contest is 30 days, which should help with people talking over one another. We are trying to promote IRLP as a viable means of communications and also to introduce newcomers to DX IRLP Style. This will help those amateurs who don’t have HF privileges. Feel free to contact WB7OTQ via e-mail or via telephone after 3 PM Eastern at 757-306-4292.
The sponsoring nodes are:
6391 in Melbourne -- Graham, VK3JBO, is head honcho there;
4865 in Portsmouth, Virginia -- Keith, KG4ZXK, or Bruce, WB7OTQ. -- Bruce Dehn, WB7OTQ
(taken from http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/03/14/3/