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::.  RULES

ARRL RTTY Round-Up
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The American Radio Relay League


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 1. Object:

Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31, and Packet - attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station.

 2. Date and Contest Period:

First full weekend of January, but never on January 1.

Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 2400 UTC Sunday
(January 8-9, 2005)

2.1. Operate no more than 24 hours.

2.2. The six hours of off time must be taken in no more than two blocks.

 3. Entry Categories:

3.1. Single Operator:

3.1.1. Low Power
3.1.2. High Power

3.2. Multioperator, Single Transmitter:

3.2.1. Power

3.2.1.1. Low Power
3.2.1.2. High Power

3.2.2. Stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.
3.2.3. Includes those single operators that use any form of spotting assistance such as from nets or packet.
3.2.4. Includes those that receive assistance with logging or relief operators, etc.
3.2.5. Limited to 6 band changes (maximum) in any clock hour.
3.2.6. The clock hour is from zero through 59 minutes.
3.2.7. Band changes are defined so that, for example, a change from 20 meters to 15 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band changes.

 4. Exchange:

4.1. United States: Signal report and State.

4.2. Canada: Signal report and Province.

4.3. DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001.

 5. Scoring:

5.1. QSO Points: Count one point for each completed QSO.

5.2. Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.

5.2.1. Count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2. The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

Canadian Multipliers
Prefix Province Prefix Province
VE1, VE9 NB VE7 BC
VE1 NS VE8 NWT
VE2 QC VO1 NF
VE3 ON VO2 LB
VE4 MB VYØ NU (Nunavut)
VE5 SK VY1 YT
VE6 AB VY2 PEI

 6. Reporting:

6.1. All entries are must be postmarked or emailed by February 8, 2005.

6.2. Entries in electronic format may be submitted to:

E-mail:
rttyru@arrl.org

or submitted on an 3.5" diskette to:

Mailing address:
RTTY Round-Up
ARRL
225 Main St
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
USA

6.3. All logs that are created electronically are required to submit their electronic log file in Cabrillo file format. A print out of an electronically generated log is not an acceptable substitute. A hand written log that is later entered into a logging or other electronic program is considered an electronically generated log and must meet electronic file requirements.

6.4. The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list.

6.5. Submissions may be made using the web applet at www.b4h.net/cabforms

6.6. Hand-logged entries may be submitted to:

Mailing address:
RTTY Round-Up
ARRL
225 Main St
NEWINGTON, CT 06111
USA

 7. Miscellaneous:

7.1. Packet radio contacts made through digipeaters or gateways are not permitted.

7.2. All ARRL Contest rules and forms may be downloaded from the ARRL Contest web page at: http://www.arrl.org/contests/forms or obtained from the Contest Branch by sending an SASE with 2 units of postage.

7.3. For contest information contact contests@arrl.org or (860) 594-0232

 8. Awards:

8.1. Certificates will be awarded to:

8.1.1. Top high power and low power Single Operator and Multioperator scorers in each ARRL/RAC Section.
8.1.2. Top high power and low power Single Operator and Multioperator scorers in each DXCC country (other than W/VE).

8.2. Plaques, if sponsored, will be awarded to the top scoring low and high power entrant in each category overall, each ARRL Division, and Canada.

8.2.1. Unsponsored plaques may be purchased from the ARRL.

ARRL RTTY Round-Up Plaque - Link to ARRL Contest Plaques

 9. Other:

See "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" and "General Rules for ARRL Contests on Bands Below 30 MHz (HF)" November 2001 QST.

Recommended HF Digital
Operating Frequencies (MHz)
North and
South America
Europe/Africa
3.590 RTTY DX 3.580 - 3.620
3.605 - 3.645  
7.040 RTTY DX 7.035 - 7.045
7.080 - 7.100  
14.070 - 14.099.5 14.080 - 14.099
21.070 - 21.100 21.080 - 21.120
28.050 - 28.150  

Recommended Novice
Digital Operating Frequencies (MHz)
10 meters 28.100 - 28.150 *
* Authorized power output 200-watts maximum for Novices / Tech Plus only in the 10-meter Novice sub-band.

Suggested simplex
packet-radio frequencies
28.102.3
28.104.3

Date of info: December 30, 2004
Original rules modified: October 5, 2004
Source: 2005 ARRL RTTY Round-Up Rules
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