CQ RTTYops WW DX RTTY CONTEST

Original Contest as old SCC RTTY from 1988-2019. NRRL Contest Manager take over the contest in 2020 to save RTTY and to make a Scandinavian - Baltic RTTY Contest.

Programmed in dxlog by SM7IUN Bjørn & LB3RE Stein-Roar 


CONTEST RULES

1. OBJECTIVE
For amateur radio stations around the world to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible on HF bands using RTTY Baudot mode(45 BAUD), and to contact Scandinavia and Baltic DXCC.

The object is to collect year of issued license of each contacted station and to collect Scandinavia and Baltic callsign prefixes. Also special QSO points scoring per band system.

 

2. CONTEST PERIOD
In 2021 , the last weekend of August,27-29th August 2021

Period 1: from 22:00 UTC Friday To 12:00 UTC Saturday (14 hours)

Period 2: from 1200 UTC Sunday To 23:59 UTC Sunday ( 12 hours)

3. BANDS
All amateur bands from 1.8 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands (160/ 80/40/20/15/10m).

BANDS
All amateur bands from 1.8 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands (160/ 80/40/20/15/10m).

RTTY segments 

160m 1838-1850 KHz & 1850-1920 KHz

80 m 3560-3650 KHz

40m 7030-7090 KHz / 7100-7130 KHz

20 m 14068-14150 KHz

15m 21080-21150 KHZ

10m 28080-28200 KHz

 

4. ENTRY CATEGORIES
#
Category
Appropriate Cabrillo category
4.1)
Single Operator / All Bands / High Power Classic  HPC 
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH (Classic 1 radio) - One signal only
4.2)
Single Operator / All Bands / Low Power  Classic  LPC
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW (Classic 1 radio) - One signal only

4.3)
Multi Operator TWO band

  •  Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO)
  •  Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO) Lowpower

Two transmitting signals on the air ONLY. I.E Two bands at same time.

4.4)
Multi Operator Multi-Unlimited:

  •  Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-Unlimited)
  • Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-distributed)   (Multi-QTH: Due covid 19 we accept split up the station, All QTH within the DXCC, can transmit with 1 transmitted signal per band.

NB! Multi operation must to onlinescoring to cqcontest etc.

4.5

Single Op. / All Bands / Unlimited  / SOU


SINGLE-OP Unlimited TX - High power only
( Allowed with SO2R-SOxR) One operator Unlimited with multiple TX connected to stations antennas within a 500 m radius.

Remote TX/RX Web link is forbidden.


– all other logs and logs with the improper category information will be accepted as Checklog.

Terms of Competition for all categories:
– All entrants must operate within the limits of their chosen category when performing any activity that could affect their submitted score.
– All operation must take place from one operating site. Transmitter and receiver must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle.
– Remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations. The call sign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the station location. Remote receivers outside of the station location are not permitted.
– Any public QSO alerting assistance is allowed for all categories. This includes, but is not limited to, DX Cluster-type networks, local or remote Skimmer and/or Skimmer-like technology and reverse beacon network.
– Self-spotting or asking to be spotted is not permitted.

“Single Operator Classic” categories (#4.1,4.2):
– Only one operator is allowed to perform all of the operating and logging functions.

“Single Operator Unlimited” categories (#4.1,4.2):
– Only one transmitted signal is allowed at any time. Except Single op Unlimited TX. (#5)

“Multi Operator” category (#4):
– More than one person operates, logs, checks for duplicates etc.
– Only one signal per band is allowed.

“High Power” categories :
– Total output power must not exceed 1500W at any time.

“Low Power” categories:
– Total output power must not exceed 100W at any time.

 

4.1 Overlay Single operator (category #4.1,4.2,4.5)

  • CLASSIC      (4.1 - 4.2) 
  • DISTRIBUTED
  • WIRES-ONLY
  • ROOKIE  (less than 3 years license
  • PORTABLE
  • Youngster - below 25 years old (YOTA)

5. EXCHANGE
“SINGLE Operator” categories:
Single op. stations must always transmit RST report and four-digit number of the year of operator’s first ever official amateur radio license irrespective from which station operation takes place or which Call Sign is used in the contest.

MULTI Operator” category:
Multi op. stations must transmit RST report and four-digit number of the year of first ever official amateur radio license issued to the:
– Club station (when Club station Call Sign is used in the contest) OR
– Owner of the Call Sign (when personal / individual Call Sign is used in the contest).

NOTE:
– i.e. 599 1982 means that first ever official amateur radio license was issued in 1982
– SWL license also counts as official amateur radio license
– there is no exception regarding Special Event Call Sign, exactly the same rules apply as written above
– please contact the organizer before the contest if you are unsure or in doubt about the correct contest exchange

6. MULTIPLIERS
6.1 Multiplier 1 are different four-digit numbers, meaning the four digits of the year of correspondent’s first official amateur radio licence. The multiplier (XXXX) is counted once per band.

6.2 Multiplier 2 are only for stations outside Scandinavia and Baltic area. Each prefix count as mult per band.

 

Following DXCC is counting in Scandinavia and Baltic area: ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL

Following prefixes:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL
Following prefixes:
Svalbard:JW0-JW9
Jan Mayen: JX0-JX9
Norway LA0-LA9– LB0-LB9– LC0-LC9 – LG0-LG9 – LI0-LI9 – LJ0-LJ9 – LM0-LM9 – LN0-LN9
Finland OF1-OF9 – OG1-OG9– OH1-OH9– OI1-OI9
Aland Islands OFØ – OGØ – OHØ
Market Reef OJØ
Greenland OX0-OX9 – XP0-XP9
Faroe Islands OW0-OW9– OY0-OY9
Denmark 5P0-5P9– 5Q0-5Q9 – OU0-OU9– OV0-OV9 – OZ0-OZ9
Sweden 7S0-7S0 – 8S0-8S9– SA0-SA9 – SB0-SB9 – SC0-SC9– SD0-SD9– SE0-SE9– SF0-SF9 – SG0-SG9– SH0-SH9– SI0-SI9– SJ0-SJ9– SK0-SK9 – SL0-SL9 – SM0-SM9
Iceland TF0-TF9
Estonia: ES0-ES9
Lithuania: LY0-LY9
Latvia: YL0-YL9

 

7. QSO POINTS

160 + 80m:

-          Five (5) QSO points for valid contacts within your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Five (5) QSO points for valid contacts within your own continent but outside your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Fifth-teen (15) QSO points for valid contacts outside your own continent.

-          Eight (8) QSO points for valid contacts to Scandinavian- and Baltic call-areas:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL

Following prefixes:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL
Following prefixes:
Svalbard: JW
Jan Mayen JX
Norway LA – LB – LC – LG – LI – LJ – LM- LN
Finland OF – OG – OH – OI
Aland Islands OFØ – OGØ – OHØ
Market Reef OJØ
Greenland OX – XP
Faroe Islands OW – OY
Denmark 5P – 5Q – OU – OV – OZ
Sweden 7S – 8S – SA – SB – SC – SD – SE – SF – SG – SH – SI – SJ – SK – SL – SM
Iceland TF
Estonia: ES
Lithuania: LY
Latvia: YL

 

 

40m:

-          Six (6) QSO points for valid contacts within your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Six (6) QSO points for valid contacts within your own continent but outside your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Ten (10) QSO points for valid contacts outside your own continent.

-          Eight (8) QSO points for valid contacts to Scandinavian- and Baltic call-areas:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL

Following prefixes:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL
Following prefixes:
Svalbard: JW
Jan Mayen JX
Norway LA – LB – LC – LG – LI – LJ – LM- LN
Finland OF – OG – OH – OI
Aland Islands OFØ – OGØ – OHØ
Market Reef OJØ
Greenland OX – XP
Faroe Islands OW – OY
Denmark 5P – 5Q – OU – OV – OZ
Sweden 7S – 8S – SA – SB – SC – SD – SE – SF – SG – SH – SI – SJ – SK – SL – SM
Iceland TF
Estonia: ES
Lithuania: LY
Latvia: YL

 

20m,15m,10m:

-          One (1) QSO points for valid contacts within your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Two (2) QSO points for valid contacts within your own continent but outside your own DXCC or WAE country;

-          Three (3) QSO points for valid contacts outside your own continent.

-          Five (5) QSO points for valid contacts to Scandinavian- and Baltic call-areas:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL

Following prefixes:

ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OJ0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF and YL
Following prefixes:
Svalbard: JW
Jan Mayen JX
Norway LA – LB – LC – LG – LI – LJ – LM- LN
Finland OF – OG – OH – OI
Aland Islands OFØ – OGØ – OHØ
Market Reef OJØ
Greenland OX – XP
Faroe Islands OW – OY
Denmark 5P – 5Q – OU – OV – OZ
Sweden 7S – 8S – SA – SB – SC – SD – SE – SF – SG – SH – SI – SJ – SK – SL – SM
Iceland TF
Estonia: ES
Lithuania: LY
Latvia: YL

 

8. SCORING
The final score is the sum of QSO points from all bands multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.

9. DXCC ENTITY COMPETITION
A separate list of valid DXCC entity scores (the sum of all scores from valid DXCC country), regardless of club affiliation, will be published. ARRL DXCC Current Entities List is used for this purpose.

10. AWARDS (Plaques & Certificates)
Plaques will be awarded to the first place finishers in Five (5) entry categories (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and others if specifically sponsored to youngster & portable. It is strongly recommended to write the exact operating frequency for each QSO in the Cabrillo log. Only logs with exact written frequencies will be eligible for the plaques.
The Contest Committee will, upon its own judgment, award certain number of certificates in each category.

 

11. PENALTIES
– For broken calls, bad exchanges, QSOs which do not appear in correspondent’s log and other similar irregularities in the log QSO points for each such an error will be removed. High percentage of bad contacts or violation of contest rules shall result in dropping participant from the classification.
– Participants who were disqualified or sanctioned in other contests in previous year shall result in dropping participant from the classification.
– Other reasons, like non-submission of information requested from participant, could also lead to dropping the participant from the classification.

12. DISQUALIFICATION
Violation of signal quality, powerlimits checked due RBN reports, contest rules, unsportsmanlike conduct or very high percentage of unverifiable QSOs will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification. Disqualified operator will not be classified in RTTYops RTTY scoring standings in the year following disqualification.

13. SUPERVISION
The Organizer reserves its right to use any available technology and to appoint different persons to check operation of different stations during the competition.

14. DECLARATION
By submitting the log you agree that:
– you have read and understood the rules of the contest and agree to be bound by them;
– you have operated according to all rules and regulations of your country that pertain to amateur radio;
– your log and UBN report may be made open to the public;
– all actions and decisions of the Contest Committee are official and final.

15. DEADLINE AND LOG INSTRUCTIONS
– The Contest Committee will accept electronic logs only. The Cabrillo file format is the standard for logs. If you are logging on the paper you have to make a fair copy into the file by yourself.


– All submitted logs in Cabrillo format must be uploaded from the Log Submission page no later than 7 days after the contest (Sunday 23.59 UTC).

15.1 Logrobot

Submit your log here at our logrobot https://log.rttyops.com or to rttyops-ww-rtty(a)rttyops.com

All participants are encouraged to submit their logs to aid in the log cross-checking process.

 

If you are not able to submit a Cabrillo format log or should you have other questions, please contact the organizer at lb3re(at)rttyops.com or log(a)rttyops.com