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SM3CER Contest Service




RTTY by WF1B is a teletype contestors program. It combines features of a terminal program with the features of a contest logging program. RTTY has become the defacto standard of the RTTY contesting world!

RTTY by WF1B incorporates many advanced features that create the ultimate contesting tool for novice and expert alike.

Imagine seeing a callsign appear on your screen, then with one keystroke (or mouse click), dupe-check, country-id, multiplier-id and send the exchange! This is the life isn’t it? Enter (or mouse click) the exchange information, then log, score, and QRZ with one keystroke (or mouse click). It really is this easy. Enter one command to generate all paperwork needed by the contest sponsor. You’ll never have to spend hours doing paperwork again.

If you like to search and pounce, advanced features interact automatically while you are tuning in the signals. On screen notification will tell you if it is a needed multiplier (or double, triple multiplier) or let you know that he is already worked.

Primary User Display Features:

    The primary screen has several simultaneous displays:
  • HF RTTY receive window
  • Log Editing Window
  • Packet Needed Spots Window
  • Callsign Status Window
  • Country Status Window
  • Tuning Displays for HAL & K6STI
  • Pulldown Menu
  • UTC Clock
  • Count Up timer since last QSO
  • Realtime QSO Rates
  • Multiplier bearing (beam heading)
  • Message window
  • Current Score

RTTY by WF1B Version 4 directly supports the following contests:
  • ARRL RTTY Roundup (Jan)
  • WPX RTTY Contest (Feb)
  • BARTG RTTY (Mar)
  • EA WW RTTY (Apr)
  • SP DX RTTY (Apr)
  • ARI International RTTY (May)
  • VOLTA RTTY (May)
  • ARRL Field Day (Jun)
  • NA QSO Party (Jul)
  • Russian WW RTTY (Jul)
  • SARTG RTTY (Aug)
  • SCC RTTY Championship (Aug)
  • CQWW RTTY (Sep)
  • JARTS RTTY (Oct)
  • WAEDC RTTY (Nov)
  • TARA Sprint (Dec)
  • Internet Sprint
  • DXpeditions

Terminal Units Supported:

  • HAL P38 Lightning
  • HAL PCI-4000/M
  • HAL PCI-3000
  • HAL DSP-4100
  • K6STI "RITTY" Software
  • AEA PK-232
  • AEA PK-900
  • AEA Generic (Command Mode)
  • MFJ-1278
  • Kantronics KAM Allmode
  • AMT-1
  • Kantronics UTU
  • Timewave DSP-599ZX
  • All "Baudot" style Terminal Units (ST-8000)

Mouse Features:

  • 95 % hands-off keyboard operation!
  • for accepting callsigns
  • for accepting exchange information
  • for sending/receiving QTC data
  • for changing bands
  • for accepting packet spots
  • accessing the pulldown menus
  • sending exchanges
  • for logging contacts

Operation Features:

  • Advanced callsign detection algorithm
  • Automatic Dupe Checking
  • Automatic Identification of Country
  • Automatic Multiplier Identification
  • State, Province, Oblast, Country
  • CQ Zone, Districts, Continents
  • Prefixes, and others!
  • Super Check Partial
  • Friend file for custom buffers
  • 21 user programmable buffers
  • Accurate scoring for each contest
  • DXCC Status tracking

Radio Control Supported:

  • All Kenwood
  • Yaesu FT-890, FT-900, FT-920, FT-990,1000,1000D,1000MP
  • Icom, most models using CIV interface
  • TenTec, using IC-735 mode

Display Windows:

  • Score Summary Window
  • CQ Zone Map , US States
  • VE Provinces, The Country Map Prefix List
  • Country List , DXCC List ,Help Window
  • User definable help window
  • UTC Date Time
  • Program Function Keys
  • Set Serial Port Settings
  • Serial Number Changing
  • Country Districts
  • Russian Oblasts
  • Polish Provinces
  • Spanish Provinces
  • Prefix Multipliers
  • Italian Provinces
  • Partial Call Search
  • Super Partial Call Search
  • Full screen Packet Window
  • Notes

Report Generation:

    Creates ALL sponsor required "paperwork" for example:
  • Dupe Sheets, State/Province Multiplier Sheets
  • Country Multiplier Sheet Log Sheets
  • District Sheets Continent Sheets
  • Score Summary Sheet

Networked Computers:

  • Use simple Lap-Link® cable to attach computers
  • Throughput rates in excess of 10K QSOS/hr
  • Use PacketCluster® from any computer
  • Each computer has a complete copy of the log for data redundancy, and hard disk failure recovery
  • Send messages, QSY/QRG frequencies of mults
  • Keep all clocks synchronized automatically

Hardware Requirements:

  • RTTY is a protected mode, DOS based program
  • Compatible with Windows 3.1, Windows95, Windows 98, Windows NT 3.51, and OS/2
  • Minimum: 386, 16MHz, 1MB
    Recommended: 386, 33MHz, 4MB or higher
  • Com1-8, IRQ 2-15

Direct, easy access to the software author: No middle man, if you need help, or have a suggestion, send a note!

RTTY Version 4 Software runs on nearly ALL systems, no need for high speed Pentiums® with massive memory requirements. A basic 386 with a couple of megs of RAM will get you started.

Just RTTY, no other modes to detract from the emphasis on a high quality RTTY contesters system.

Advanced callsign detection algorithm assists in pulling that call right out of the noise.

There are many other features, and quite simply, there is not enough room to show them all.

There are sample screen shots on the internet web site which is


RTTY by WF1B - Version 4.2 (28 October 1998)

Have a look at the RTTY by WF1B Revision Notes
(From version 4.0a to version 4.1)

Version 4.1 is now on the WWW, available for downloading.

This is the version with FREE FIELD DAY, no need for special registration numbers, just select "Field Day" as the contest, and let her rip!


to find product information, and the download files.

The updates page is:

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Please help me to fill this pages with links to other pages with contest software! Send me an e-mail with the URL, and I will put it in.
I’m also interested in getting contest software files (for any contest - big or small) to put on this site for downloading (freeware, shareware).
Please send me a message if any of the links is not functional.
I am most grateful for any help!

E-mail to Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER

Copyright © 1997-1999 Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER
This page was created July 7 1997
Most recent revision January 10 1999
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