[CQ-Contest] CW Open Contest - 6 SEP 0000Z, 1200Z, 2000Z - Assistance is Allowed

dfaklis at frontiernet.net dfaklis at frontiernet.net
Thu Aug 28 11:47:03 EDT 2014

Several have written to ask if assistance is allowed in The CW Open.  The answer is:  Yes.
"While packet and similar 'help' such as skimmer and/or reverse beacon networks is allowed, please indicate use of such 'help' on a voluntary basis in the log.   Entering as "SO Assisted", or any multi-operator category will be taken to mean: single operator with assistance.  Results may indicate this status."
There is still time to register your team so spread the word to your club and list the CW Open invitation on your reflectors.  Please visit the following link for the rules:
The first 4-hour session begins 0000Z, September 6, and all amateurs are welcome.  See below for details.  Thanks!
73, Dean, NW2K
Contest Manager

You Are Invited to The 2014 CW Open!  September 6, 2014

A competitive international event with winning rates over 100 QSO's/hour....every hour!
Unique multipliers enhance strategy and scoring for all operators in all regions of the world.
The CW Open consists of three separate 4-hour fast-paced CW contests with log checking.

There were 1,000 logs submitted in 2013 from all around the globe.

*  September 6: 0000-0359Z; 1200-1559Z; 2000-2359Z
*  Participate in 1, 2 or all 3 sessions
*  160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters

Each session is scored separately; several chances to win

*  Awards for each session, each ITU Region
*  Awards for combined session scores

Comprehensive logging software support (see http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html)

*  Exchange is sequential Serial Number and Name (e.g. 4 Alex), starting at 1 for each session
*  One (1) point per QSO, work stations once per band, per session
*  For each session, each different call sign is a multiplier the first time it is worked on any band
*  Each session is logged separately and begins with 0 points and 0 multipliers

Awards (Thank You ICOM America for the Beautiful Awards!)

*  Trophy, high score, each session, each ITU Region (9 trophies)
*  Plaque, high score, each of HP, LP and QRP, each session, each ITU Region (27 plaques)
*  Trophy, high combined score (all sessions), each ITU Region (3 trophies)


*  HP = Legal power above 100 watts
*  LP = 100 watts or less
*  QRP = 5 watts or less
*  Single Operators Only
*  Team Competition:  No geographical limitations (http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html)
*  Packet, Skimmer, and Reverse Beacon Network systems are allowed!
*  Rules at www.cwops.org/cwopen.html

Any questions or help finding a team, please email NW2K at arrl.net

Thanks and see you on September 6 at 0000Z!
73, Dean, NW2K
Contest Manager

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