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Contest Period:  December 5, 1998 (Saturday)
From:  18:00 UTC until 02:00 UTC Dec 6.

1998 RTTY Sprint WINNERS posted, CLICK HERE


1) Object: Contact and exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible using RTTY only. Any station may work any other station.

2) Contest Period: December 5, 1998 (Saturday) From: 18:00 UTC until 02:00 UTC Dec 6.

3) Modes: RTTY only!

4) Bands: All amateur bands 3.5-30 Mhz (excluding 10,18 and 24MHz).

5) Entry Categories:

(A) Single Operater, multiband - One person performs all operating and logging functions. Use of spotting nets (operating arrangments involving assistance through DX-alerting nets, etc.) is not permitted. Single operator stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.

1) less than 150 W output
2) 150 W output or more

(B) Multi operator, single transmitter only - More than one person operates, checks for duplicates, keeps the log, etc. Once the station has begun operation on a given band, it must remain on that band for at least 10 minutes; listening time counts as operating time. Multioperator stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.

6) Exchange:

US: signal report and state.
Canada:Signal report and province.
DX: Signal report and serial number starting with 001.

Both stations must receive and acknowledge the complete exchange for the contact to count.

7) Scoring:

(A) QSO Points: Count one point for each completed QSO (anyone can work anyone). A station may be worked once per band for QSO credit (but not for additional multipliers).

(B) Multiplier: Count only once (not once per band), each US state (except KH6 and KL7), each VE province (plus VE8 and VY1) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as seperate DXCC countries. The US and Canada do not count as DXCC countries.

8) Miscellaneous:

(A) The use of non-Amateur Radio means of communication (eg, telephone) for the purpose of soliciting a contact (or contacts) during the contest period is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of this announcement.

9) Reporting:

(A) Entries must be postmarked no later than 41 days after the end of the contest: January 16, 1999.

Any entry making more than 200 total QSO's must submit duplicate check sheets (an alphabetical listing of stations worked). No late entries can be accepted. Use ARRL RTTY Roundup forms, a reasonable facsimile or submit entry on diskette or electronically. Send entries to:

William J. Eddy NY2U
2404 - 22nd Street,
Troy, New York 12180-1901

or Via Email:

(B) You may submit your contest entry on diskette in lieu of paper logs. The floppy diskette must be IBM-compatible, MS-DOS formatted, 3-1/2 inch. The log information may be in an ASCII file, following the ARRL Suggested Standard File Format, and contain all log exchange information (band,mode,date, on and off times, time in UTC, call sign of station worked, exchanged sent, exchange received, multipliers [marked the first time worked ] and QSO points). Also, we can accept log files from CT and/or RTTY by WF1B.  Please use your callsign for ALL file names.  If you send your files via e-mail, please "zip" them up with WinZip, pkZip or any zip compatible program.  One entry per diskette. An official summary sheet or reasonable facsimile with a signed contest participation disclaimer is required with all entries. You may file these electronically by emailing

10) Awards:

Distinctive certificates will be awarded to: Top high-power and low power single-operator and multioperator scorers in each continent plus each Novice and Technician entrant. Please note on your log if you are a Novice, Technician or Tech+ licensee.

11) Conditions of Entry:

Each entrant agrees to be bound by the provisions as well as the intent of this announcement and the regulations of his/her licensing authority.

12) Disqualifications:

For excess duplicate contacts and call sign or exchange errors.

Reminder: Tune to 14.088 and 7.088 after contest for a round table of RTTY contesters comparing scores.

For more information contact Bill Eddy (NY2U) at 518-273-9248 or



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