I just wanted to remind everyone that the JARTS (Japanese Amateur Radio
Teleprinter Society) World-Wide RTTY Contest is being held on October 19 &20.
This will be the 11th annual JARTS contest. This is a very fun RTTY contest and
one of my favorites. There is a lot of activity. Last year the top 13
over 900 QSO's.
The exchange is a simple RST and AGE.
Official rules in English at http://www.edsoftz.com/JARTS/2002/rules2002.html.
Official rules in Japanese at http://www.edsoftz.com/JARTS/2002/rules2002j.html.
If you do not already have contest software for this contest, the author of
(which is the best RTTY decoder available for free in my opinion) has written a
program called MMJARTS which is specifically written for this contest and uses
MMTTY with a sound card. It's available at http://www.qsl.net/mmhamsoft/.
For WriteLog users, I've placed contest message examples on my WriteLog website
For those that wish to get started on RTTY, please refer to my "Getting Started
tutorial at http://www.aa5au.com/rtty/. This tutorial is geared toward using
the program to get you started on RTTY.
I'm happy to help anyone who wishes to get started on RTTY. However, I have to
warn that I'm very busy in my regular job trying to re-establish communications
oil & gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Lili. I hope to have
this stabilized by
next week and plan on taking a few days off before the contest to recuperate.
I'm very much looking forward to this year's JARTS contest. I hope you can
73, Don AA5AU