The contest takes place on the second full weekend of June each year.
0000 – 0759 UTC Saturday.
1600 – 2359 UTC Saturday.
0800 – 1559 UTC Sunday.
For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many countries as possible.
3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Existing bandplans must be observed.
The international beacon frequency 14100 kHz +/- 500 Hz must be kept free of contest traffic.
RTTY (45.45 Baudot) only.
4. GENERAL for all categories:
a) A station may only be worked once per band.
b) All operation must take place from one operating site. All antennas must be physically connected by wire to the transmitters and receivers used by the entrant.
c) Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time, except category B (MOP).
A1 – SINGLE-OP (SOAB)
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions (i.e. SO1R). Only one transmitter.
A2 – SINGLE-OP 6-HOURS (SOAB6)
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions (i.e. SO1R). May operate up to max. 6 hours. Off-times (breaks) must be greater than 60 minutes. Only one transmitter.
A3 – SINGLE-OP UNLIMITED (SOABU)
One person (the operator) performs all operating and logging functions (i.e. SO2R etc.).
B – MULTI-OP (MOP)
Several persons (the operators) perform all operating and logging functions. Only one transmitter. Other transmitters may be used in parallel to the main station to work multipliers on other bands.
NOTE: “Only one transmitter” means only one transmitter with one VFO.
6. CONTEST EXCHANGE:
Example: 599 14
For each completed QSO use the “Exchange Points Table” to obtain the
QSO points. This table is available for download at www.drcg.de.
QSO-points on 40m multiply by 2
QSO-points on 80m multiply by 3.
Note: Longer distance QSOs will bring more points.
All DXCC countries and all JA, W, VE and VK call areas (W1, W7, VK2, ..) count as multipliers on each band. Except JA, W, VE and VK main land do not count as multiplier.
(c) SCORE: Total QSO-Points x Total-Multipliers
All QSOs made during the contest must be included in the log, also if participating in the SOAB6 class, but working more than the allowed time in the contest. In this case all QSOs in excess of the allowed operating time do not count towards your score, and will be used as
(a) Only CABRILLO Logs will be accepted.
(b) The Contest Committee requires an electronic log. Logs must be sent as an e-mail attachment named “callsign.log”. The e-mail subject header must include the callsign used in the contest.
(c) Submit logs to ” email@example.com”.
(d) Any log with missing/wrong information may be treated as checklog.
(e) Logs where more than 15 % of the claimed QSOs have been removed as a result of log checking will be classified as checklogs.
9. CLOSING DATE:
Logs must be received not later than seven (7) days after the contest end.
Certificates will be awarded in each Category to:
– 1st to 10th place in the World
– 1st to 3rd place in each Continent
– 1st to 3rd place in each Country(DXCC).
Awards will be made available only as PDF file for download from www.drcg.de.
Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant or the rules of the contest, unsportsmanlike conduct, taking credit for unverifiable QSOs or multipliers may be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
THE JUDGES decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. We reserve the right to list multiple awards on any Certificate and/or vary the numbers of awards given without notice. Logs become the property of the DRCG WW RTTY CONTEST.