[CQ-Contest] Re: RTTY WPX and NA Sprint CW this weekend

Jim Reisert jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Thu Feb 7 10:42:47 EST 2002

It's not a RTTY sprint, it's the RTTY WPX contest (sponsored by the RTTY
Journal and CQ, not NCJ).  The rules are found at:


They don't specify RTTY frequencies, but traditionally RTTY contests operate

  7.040 and 7.080

The DX tends to operate around 7.040 and stateside around 7.080.  The 7.040
RTTY frequency is the one that tends to get trashed by the sprinters.

- Jim

--- Mike Gilmer - N2MG <n2mg at contesting.com> wrote:

> I'm no RTTY guy so I can't say where the RTTY guys REALLY hang out; maybe you
> can elaborate...
> The NCJ Sprint rules say:
> "Bands: 80, 40 and 20 meters only. Suggested frequencies are around 3540,
> 7040 and 14040 kHz on CW; 3850, 7225 and 14275 kHz on Phone; and 3580, 7080
> and 14080 kHz on RTTY. You may work the same station once per band."
> So, for the NA RTTY Sprint, they recommend a much higher frequency for RTTY
> operation on 40m than the 3540 you suggested below.  In fact, NCJ recommends
> a 40m CW frequency smack-dab in the middle of the "no-fly zone".
> I'd love to comply, but with what?

Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
USA +978-251-9933, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.com

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