Contest as old SCC RTTY from 1988-2019.
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, first full weekend in October, from 12.00 UTC Saturday to 11.59 UTC Sunday (24 hours); in 2020 (4-5th October).
All amateur bands from 3.5 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands (80/40/20/15/10m).
4. ENTRY CATEGORIES
Appropriate Cabrillo category
Single Op. / All Bands / High Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH (Classic 1 radio)
Single Op. / All Bands / Low Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP ALL LOW (Classic 1 radio)
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(Two categories):
– Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO)
– Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-MULTI)
Single Op. / All Bands / Multi TX
High Power (1 category)
SINGLE-OP Multi TX
( Allowed with SO2R-SOxR)
– 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. Except Single op Multi TX. (#5)
– 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 :
– 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 (#1,2)
– 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.
10. AWARDS (Plaques & Certificates)
Plaques will be awarded to the first place finishers in three (3) entry categories (#1, 2, 4,5) and others if specifically sponsored. 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.
– 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.
Violation of signal quality, powerlimit, 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 Championship standings in the year following disqualification.
The Organizer reserves its right to use any available technology and to appoint different persons to check operation of different stations during the competition.
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.
– Here is a sample/template how your RTTY Cabrillo log should looks like. A log without all required information may be reclassified to checklog.
– USA, VE, VK, ZL, ZS, JA and PY stations are obliged to mark their STATE and/or a REAL (geographical) CALL-AREA in their LOG Header. All the results will be re-calculated based on the real CALL- AREA of the stations.
– All submitted logs in Cabrillo format must be uploaded from the Log Submission page no later than 7 days after the contest (Sunday 11.59 UTC).
Upload your log here: to rtty(@)lb3re.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 rtty (at)lb3re.com