About RTTYOps RULES
For amateur radio stations around the world to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible on HF bands using RTTY Baudot mode.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
Every year, last full weekend in August, from 12.00 UTC Saturday to 11.59 UTC Sunday (24 hours); in 2020 29-30 august.
All amateur bands from 3.5 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands (80/40/20/15/10m).
4. ENTRY CATEGORIES
# New categories in 2020
Appropriate Cabrillo category
Single Op. / All Bands / High Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
Single Op. / All Bands / Low Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
Single Op. / Single band (5 categories)
Any power up to 1500 Watts for a single band entry is permitted (no power separation).
Multi Op. / All Bands which includes 2 categories
– Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO) HP/LP
– Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-MULTI)
Single Op. / All Bands / Multi TX ((NEW))
High Power – ( category #5)
SINGLE-OP Multi TX HIGH power
( can run so2r-so3r-so4r)
– logs with QSOs on one band only will be always accepted as “single band” logs.
– 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” categories (#1,2,3,5:
– Only one operator is allowed to perform all of the operating and logging functions.
– Only one transmitted signal is allowed at any time.
– Single Band entrants are required to include all contacts made during the contest period, even if on other bands. Only contacts made on the band specified in the Cabrillo header will be considered for scoring purposes.
“Multi Operator” category (#4):
– More than one person operates, logs, checks for duplicates etc.
– Only one signal per band is allowed.
“High Power” categories (#1,3,4):
– Total output power must not exceed 1500W at any time.
“Low Power” category (#2):
– Total output power must not exceed 100W at any time.
– Classic 1 radio
– Wires only antenna
– Rookie less than 3 years license
– Youngster <25 years
“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 licence 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 licence 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).
– i.e. 599 1982 means that first ever official amateur radio licence was issued in 1982
– SWL licence also counts as official amateur radio licence
– 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
Multipliers 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.
7. QSO POINTS
– One (1) QSO point 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;
– Two (2) QSO points for valid contacts between different W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA and PY Call Areas, LU provinces and Asiatic Russia UA9/UA0 oblasts;
– Three (3) QSO points for valid contacts outside your own continent.
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.
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