I saw a couple of posts today for the ANARTS contest rules,
so here they are:
IJ> Subject: ANARTS WW RTTY Contest Rules
IJ> From: email@example.com (Myzer)
IJ> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IJ> AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO TELEPRINTER SOCIETY
IJ> For information of all potential contestants and the Editors
IJ> of all appropriate publications. These rules may be
IJ> published at the discretion of all readers.
IJ> A.N.A.R.T.S. To be held on the week-end of
IJ> 10th-11th JUNE. 1995.
IJ> WW RTTY CONTEST
IJ> Australian National Amateur
IJ> Radio Teleprinter Society.
IJ> RULES P.O. Box 860, CROWS NEST, NSW 2065.
IJ> These Rules are distributed to cover the 1995 ANARTS WW RTTY
IJ> TEST PERIOD: Contest takes place on the second full week-end of
IJ> June in each year. Contests start 0000 UTC Saturday and end 0000
IJ> UTC Monday. The 1995 contest is to be held 10-11th June.
IJ> Not more than 30 hours of operating is permitted for Single Op.
IJ> Stations Non operating periods can be taken at any time during the
IJ> Multi Op. Stations may operate the entire contest period.
IJ> Summary of operating times must be submitted with each contest log.
IJ> BANDS: Use Amateur bands 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres.
IJ> MODES: All digital modes permitted (RTTY,AMTOR,FEC,PKT,PACTOR)
IJ> NOTE: No satellite operation permitted.
IJ> CLASSIFICATIONS: (A) SINGLE OPERATOR (One transmitter)
IJ> (B) MULTI-OPERATOR (One transmitter)
IJ> (C) SWLs
IJ> MESSAGES: To consist of RST, TIME (UTC), and (CQ) ZONE.
IJ> SCORING: For each band used - As per Exchange Points Table to
IJ> obtain QSO Points. (This Table was revised 1994 and is so
IJ> marked). Count Countries worked (see definition)
IJ> Total all bands used to obtain (1) Total QSO Points.
IJ> " " " " " " (2) Total Countries.
IJ> World stations calculate "VK BONUS" which is 100 points
IJ> for each VK worked on 14MHz; 200 points for each VK worked
IJ> on 21MHz; 300 points for each VK worked on 28Mhz; 400
IJ> points for each VK worked on 7MHz and 500 points for each
IJ> VK worked on 3.5MHz.
IJ> CLAIMED SCORE for WORLD STATIONS is calculated by
IJ> multiplying (1) TOTAL QSO POINTS by (2) TOTAL COUNTRIES
IJ> then THAT TOTAL by (3) the NUMBER OF CONTINENTS WORKED
IJ> during the contest.(Note that each continent counts once
IJ> only to a maximum of 6). To the total obtained ADD the "VK
IJ> BONUS" to show GRAND TOTAL CLAIMED SCORE.
IJ> Example for World Station: 720 points from zone chart (1)
IJ> X 29 countries (2) = 20,890 X 5 continents (3) = 104,400
IJ> pts plus(+) 6 VK stations worked on 14MHz (that is 600
IJ> points) giving a grand total of 105,000 points.
IJ> CLAIMED SCORE for AUSTRALIAN STATIONS (VK1-VK8) is
IJ> calculated by multipying (1) TOTAL QSO POINTS by (2) TOTAL
IJ> COUNTRIES and then that total by (3) the NUMBER OF
IJ> CONTINENTS WORKED during the contest with a maximum of six
IJ> as stated above. This calculation gives the GRAND TOTAL
IJ> CLAIMED SCORE.
IJ> In all cases, a station may only be worked once per band,
IJ> but may be worked on other bands for QSO points and
IJ> COUNTRIES: The country count is as per ARRL DXCC list of
IJ> countries, except that Australia (Areas 1-8), Canada,
IJ> Japan, and U.S.A. mainland DO NOT count as separate
IJ> countries. HOWEVER, each call area VK1-VK8, and each
IJ> call area in Canada, Japan and mainland U.S.A. DO COUNT AS
IJ> SEPARATE COUNTRIES. Contact with ones own country does
IJ> count for QSO points but does NOT COUNT AS A MULTIPLIER.
IJ> (NOTE that call areas VK1-8, and in Canada, Japan and USA
IJ> mainland count as countries).
IJ> LOGS: Logs must show in this order:
IJ> 1. DATE
IJ> 2. TIME (UTC)
IJ> 3. CALLSIGN OF STATION WORKED/HEARD
IJ> 4. MESSAGE INFORMATION SENT/RECEIVED
IJ> (RST/TIME/ZONE) 5. POINTS CLAIMED.
IJ> SUMMARY REPORT: Summary sheet must show: Callsign of station, name
IJ> and address of operator, bands used (a separate log is
IJ> required for each band), the points claimed for each
IJ> band, the number of countries worked on each band, the
IJ> number of continents worked; and details of VK BONUS
IJ> calculations for world stations. A summary of the
IJ> calculations made to obtain the GRAND TOTAL CLAIMED SCORE
IJ> as per the "Scoring" section will assist checking. The
IJ> general certification regarding compliance with rules and
IJ> signature of operator is also required.
IJ> Multi-op logs must contain signatures and callsigns of
IJ> each operator.
IJ> AWARDS: Plaques will be awarded for first place in each
IJ> Classification. Certificates will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
IJ> in World and also on a country basis (see above). The judges
IJ> decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
IJ> Logs become the property of ANARTS
IJ> CLOSING DATE: Logs must be received by the Contest Manager,
IJ> A.N.A.R.T.S P.O. Box 93, TOONGABBIE, NSW 2146, AUSTRALIA, by 1st
IJ> September of the year of the contest.
IJ> Note that corrected Exchange Points Tables can be obtained from the
IJ> Contest Manager (SASE or similar appreciated) and that the Guide to
IJ> RTTY Contests published by N6GG and used by many of the Stateside
IJ> magazines contains correct versions of the Table. If in doubt, we can
IJ> do the scoring for you but it makes for a lot of work.
IJ> Please allow plenty of time for your log to reach the Contest Manager,
IJ> last year we had logs, mainly from eastern Europe but also one from
IJ> South America which took nearly six months to make the journey, by
IJ> which time the results had been determined and published.
IJ> 73 es Good Luck to All. ANARTS...
IJ> The Society will be very appreciative of any circulation of the above
IJ> Rules carried out by recipients of this message. Amateurs in any
IJ> areas could canvass their local organisations to ensure good coverage.
By the way, does anyone have a copy of the points table, maybe it is the
same as the Volta contest. I haven't entered this contest yet and would
like to spend a little time on this one.
See all you RTTY contester this weekend
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