SCC RTTY CHAMPIONSHIP

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CONTEST 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 2014: 30 - 31 August

 

3. BANDS

All amateur bands from 3.5 through 28 MHz, except WARC bands (80m/40m/20m/15m/10m).

 

4. ENTRY CATEGORIES (8 categories)

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Category

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)

4)

5)

6)

7)

Single Op. / Single band (for each band - 5 categories)

SINGLE-OP 80M

SINGLE-OP 40M

SINGLE-OP 20M

SINGLE-OP 15M

SINGLE-OP 10M

8)

Multi Op. / All Bands (1 category) which includes:

- Multi Op. Single TX (MULTI-ONE) or

- Multi Op. Two TX (MULTI-TWO) or

- Multi Op. Multi TX (MULTI-MULTI)

MULTI-OP

MULTI-ONE

MULTI-TWO

MULTI-MULTI

 - 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:

-   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.

-   The use of cluster is allowed for all categories, but self-spotting or asking other stations to spot you is not allowed.

“Single Operator” categories (#1 - 7):

-   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 (#8):

-   More than one person operates, logs, checks for duplicates etc.

-   Only one signal per band is allowed.

 “High Power” categories (#1, 3 - 7):

-   Total output power must not exceed 1500W at any time.

“Low Power” category (#2):

-   Total output power must not exceed 100W at any time.

 

5. EXCHANGE

“Single Operator” categories (#1 -7):

-   Single Operator stations must transmit RST report and four-digit number of the year of operator's first ever official amateur radio license (i.e. 599 1982 means that operator received his/her first ever official amateur radio license in the year 1982).      

      Club stations and guest operators (#1 -7): Single Operators operating from club stations and guest operators operating from stations owned by other amateurs must sign a four digit number corresponding to the year of his / her own - the operator's first ever official amateur license, NOT the first license of the station owner or the club station license.

            NOTE: SWL license also counts as official amateur radio license.

 

“Multi Operator” category (#8):

-   Multi op. club stations must transmit RST report and four-digit number of the year of first ever official amateur radio license issued to the club station. If Multi op. operation takes place from other station (not club station) than station must transmit RST report and four-digit number of the year of first ever official amateur radio license issued to the owner of callsign used in the contest.

         NOTE: SWL license also counts as official amateur radio license.

 

6. MULTIPLIERS

Multipliers are different four-digit numbers, meaning the four digits of the year of correspondent's first official amateur radio license. The multiplier (XXXX) is counted once per band.

 

7. QSO POINTS

-   One (1) QSO point for contacts within your own DXCC or WAE country;

-   Two (2) QSO points for contacts within your own continent but outside your own DXCC or WAE country;

-   Two (2) QSO points for 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 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 DXCC entity scores (the sum of all scores from one DXCC country), regardless of club affiliation, will be published.

 

10. AWARDS (Plaques & Certificates)

Plaques will be awarded to the first place finishers in three (3) entry categories:

#1 Single Op. / All Bands / High Power

#2 Single Op. / All Bands / Low Power

#8 Multi Op. / All Bands

Plaques for Single band categories (#3 - #7) will be awarded only 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.

 

11. PENALTIES

-   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.

 

12. DISQUALIFICATION

Violation of 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 SCC RTTY Championship standings in the year following disqualification.

 

13. SUPERVISION

The Organizer reserves its right to use any available technology and to appoint different persons to check operation of different stations during the competition.

 

14. DECLARATION

By submitting the log in the SCC RTTY Contest 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 SCC 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 8 days after the contest (Monday 23.59 UTC).

 Upload your log here

 

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 scc@hamradio.si for assistance.

  

Ljubljana, August 2013