w2up at mindspring.com
Sat Sep 11 01:33:29 EDT 1999
FOURTH INTERNET RTTY SPRINT CONTEST
Contest period: 01:00:00Z to 03:00:00Z on Oct 7th, 1999.
This is Wednesday evening in the USA.
Bands: 40 and 20 meters only (this is a real radio contest, no
internet). Suggested frequencies are 7070-7100 and 14070-14095.
Max power output: 150 watts at transmitter output connector.
Exchange: Serial number, your name and state or province or
country (if outside W/VE).
Call: CQ INT
***The standard sprint QSY rule must be followed. This means
that if you solict a QSO (ie: with CQ or QRZ), after completing the
QSO, you must QSY at least 1 kHz before calling another station,
or 5 kHz before solicting another QSO.***
Both callsigns must be sent during the exchange. Only one signal
at a time please and all QSOs are to take place on RTTY. All
information submitted must have been decoded during the contest.
The use of post contest detection or verification techniques or
systems is not allowed. Also, do not make round robin type QSOs.
A round robin QSO is one where you should QSY, but instead
hang around to work the station who is QSOing the station you
gave the frequency to. You may work the same station multiple
times provided they are separated by at least 3 other QSOs in both
logs (regardless of band). For example, if W2UP works K5DJ, DJ
must work at least 3 other stations before he can work UP again.
UP must also work 3 stations before working DJ again. Changing
bands does not eliminate the three QSO requirement. The three
QSOs must not be dupes themselves.
You must not work the same station or stations using any kind of
schedule or system. It is the intent of the dupe rule to make
sure we don't run out of stations to work. It is NOT the intent
of this rule for you to change how you would operate the contest
if dupes were not allowed. If, in the log checkers opinion, you
have not lived up to the intent of this rule, your log will be
Total score is the number of contacts you make. Any QSO found
to be defective in anyway will be removed from BOTH logs (yes,
if someone miscopies your exchange, you won't get credit for
Logs must be sent in ASCII format via internet to
<w2up at mindspring.com> within 72 hours of the end of the contest
AND please put the word SPRINT in the subject line of your e-mail.
Figuring out how to send in your log on the internet is PART OF
THE CONTEST. If you need help, we will try to assist the best we
Logs must show the band, time, station worked, serial numbers,
name received and QTH received for each QSO. Also, please tell
me the name you start the contest with.
Results will be published on WF1B-RTTY within 2 weeks of the
contest. Decisions of the judging committee are final and arbitrary.
Good luck, tell a friend and HAVE FUN!!
Barry W2UP, e-mail: w2up at mindspring.com
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA FRC alternate: barry at w2up.wells.com
CQ-Contest on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests: cq-contest-REQUEST at contesting.com
More information about the CQ-Contest