[CQ-Contest] CQWW RTTY interesting rules

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Sun Sep 20 12:26:20 PDT 2009

Perhaps it should be the other way around.  The one point QSOs help 
equalize the inequities of the CQWW CW/SSB tests.
For example, EU s get 2 pointers for QSOs a stone's throw away in 
another country and Ws get nothing for QSOs 3000 miles away, other than 
a zone multiplier, which we often have to beg to be put in the log.

Is it wrong that it should be possible for a stateside station to win a 
category worldwide in CQWW SSB or CW?  I did it in the CQWW RTTY in 1997 
and 2000.

How does that change it from a world-class event?  CQWW RTTY has always 
been the king of the RTTY contests.

Barry W2UP

Steve London wrote:
> Flame on....
> RTTY activity has dramatically increased in the past decade. Hasn't RTTY 
> activity reached the point that the CQWW RTTY could have the same rules as the 
> CQWW CW and SSB contests ?  Almost every weekend there is an 
> everyone-works-everyone RTTY contest. Isn't it time for a world-class, 
> everyone-works-only-DX RTTY contest ?  Until the CQWW RTTY adopts the same rules 
> as its big brothers, it will be, in my mind, a poor cousin to the CQWW CW and 
> CQWW SSB contests.
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
> K1TTT wrote:
>> If you still haven't looked into operating CQWW RTTY this coming weekend
>> please give it a serious thought.  This is a MUCH different event than CW
>> and SSB  In this one there are NO ZERO POINT QSO's.  And States and
>> Provinces count as multipliers in addition to the normal countries and
>> zones.  And yes, that does mean there are TRIPLE multipliers!!  So yes,
>> there will be activity on 10m and 15m where we all want to work states in
>> addition to the zones. Just think, get on 10m and you could be a TRIPLE
>> multiplier for lots of stations!  So please think about it, even if for only
>> a few hours, and don't forget 10m!
>> Check out last year's results and this year's rules at:
>> http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/RTTYDXContest.html
>> And don't forget to post your scores in real time to
>> http://www.getscores.org/
>> David Robbins K1TTT
>> e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
>> web: http://www.k1ttt.net
>> AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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