RTTOPS WW RTTY Contest rules

About RTTYOps  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.

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.

3. BANDS
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
1)
Single Op. / All Bands / High Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
2)
Single Op. / All Bands / Low Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
3)
Single Op. / Single band (5 categories)
Any power up to 1500 Watts for a single band entry is permitted (no power separation).
SINGLE-OP 80M
SINGLE-OP 40M
SINGLE-OP 20M
SINGLE-OP 15M
SINGLE-OP 10M
4)
Multi Op. / All Bands which includes 2 categories 
– Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO) HP/LP 
– Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-MULTI)

5)
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.

 

4.1 Overlay

– Classic 1 radio

– Wires only antenna

– Rookie  less than 3 years license

– Youngster <25 years

 

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 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).

NOTE:
– 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

6. MULTIPLIERS
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.

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.

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RSGB Hope QSO Party – The RTTY Parts


– The RTTY Partsin this time of pandemic I believe amateur radio is one ofthe best hobbies world wide. 

Pity is, that almost all events had to be canceled.Nice too see that amateur radio organizations are thinkingand planing some events in this difficult time. 

I picked up for you the RTTY parts of the Hope QSO Party :
HQP #1 RTTY 1 Mo 13.04.20 08:30 – 10:00

RTTYHQP #1 RTTY 2 Di 21.04.20 10:00 – 11:30

RTTYHQP #1 RTTY 3 Mi 29.04.20 11:30 – 13:00

RTTYHQP #1 RTTY 4 Do 04.05.20 13:00 – 14:30

RTTYHQP #1 RTTY 5 Fr 15.05.20 14:30 – 16:00

RTTYTime of course in UTC.
For all informations got to → INFO ←

RTTY Activity Centre

RTTY Activity Centre
160m 1840 KHz DX calling QRG
160m 1835-1842 KHz
80m 3580-3600 KHz
80m 3585 & 3590 KHz DX calling QRG
80m Japan: 3520-3525 KHz
80m Japan: 3580-3629 KHz
60m 5354 KHz DX calling QRG
40m 7040-7050 KHz
40m 7040 & 7045 KHz DX calling QRG
40m USA; 7080-7100 KHz
30m 10130-10140 KHz
30m 10142 & 10144 KHz DX calling QRG
20m 14070-14099 KHz ( Beacons on 14100)
20m 14101-14150 KHz
20m 14080 & 14085 KHz DX calling QRG
17m 18100-18105 KHz
17m 18101 KHz DX calling QRG
15m 21070-21100 KHz
15m 21080 & 21085 KHz DX calling QRG
12m 24920-24925 KHz
12m 24921 KHz DX calling QRG
10m 28070-28150 KHz
10m 28080 & 28085 KHz DX calling QRG
6m 50300 KHz DX calling QRG
6m 50300-50350 KHz
Amateur radio RTTY frequencies. It is easy to remember the ham radio band plans for RTTY: most activity will be found between 80 and 100 kHz up from the bottom edge of the band, except on 80 meters, which goes an additional 40 or 50 kHz higher, and on 160 meters. 160 meter RTTY activity is rare, but when found, it is usually between 1800 and 1820 in USA.
RTTY allocations for 40 meters vary greatly all over the world. In the US, RTTY is permitted between 7000 and 7150, although most US activity is between 7080 and 7100. DX activity is often found between 7040 and 7050.
Frequencies in JAPAN & USA:
3580-3620 kHz (3520-3525 in Japan)
7080-7100

RTTY Survey 2015

We invite everyone to take a quick survey on RTTY contesting. There are 23 multiple choice questions that are easy to answer in less than 5 minutes. The questions expand on the surveys done in 2007 and 2010, so we can see how our preferences have evolved.
http://survey.hamdocs.com/index.php/991223
Please take the survey as soon as possible, and no later than Saturday, 9 May, 2359 UTC. We will compile the results and present at the Dayton RTTY Forum the following weekend. The results will also be archived onwww.rttycontesting.com.
Thanks & 73,
Ed W0YK, Don AA5AU, Larry K8UT

49th ALESSANDRO VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST

49th ALESSANDRO VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST

http://www.contestvolta.it

The SSB and RTTY Club of COMO and the A.R.I. (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani) are pleased to announce the details of the 48th “Alessandro VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST”.

This contest is organized to increase interest in RTTY mode as used by radio amateurs and to honor the Italian discoverer of electricity, ALESSANDRO VOLTA.

TEST PERIOD: from 12:00 GMT Saturday May 9, 2015 until 12:00 GMT Sunday May 10, 2015. Continue reading 49th ALESSANDRO VOLTA RTTY DX CONTEST

NSSS RTTY ladder

Coming up september 5th is NSSS ladder

 

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