[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Station Guidelines

David Siddall hhamwv at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 20:46:40 EDT 2020

Guidelines Issued for ARRL DX Contest Multioperator Stations

ARRL has issued guidelines for multioperator stations competing in the ARRL
DX Contest (CW and phone). With the global pandemic continuing to impose
restrictions on social gatherings, multioperator contest stations may not
be able to operate normally while still adhering to local social distancing
guidelines. ARRL has taken the decision to make temporary accommodations
for a multioperator station to participate as a team in these popular ARRL
contests, under the following guidelines:

   - Team members may operate from their home stations in conjunction with
   the multi-op station.

   - Their home station must be located within a radius of 100 kilometers
   (62 miles) of the multiop contest station.

   - Their home station must be located within the same DXCC entity as the
   multiop contest station.

   - All team member stations must use the same call sign as the multi-op
   contest station for the duration of the contest.

   - Logging software must be networked, so that all team member stations
   are using a common log.

   - Individual operators may not work the multi-op contest station or
   other team member stations using a personal call sign or other call sign.

   - All multioperator rules, such as band changes and number of signals on
   a band, still apply. See the full *contest rules*
   <http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx> for details.

   - The team must determine and control band assignments, ensuring that no
   more than one team station is transmitting on any given band at a time.

The multiop contest station may be staffed at less than full capacity while
maintaining safe practices, so operating with a combination of team members
at home stations and team members at the contest station is permissible.

The CW contest takes place on the third full weekend in February (February
20 – 21, 2021). The phone contest takes place on the first full weekend in
March (March 6 – 7, 2021).

For questions, *contact* <contests at arrl.org> the ARRL Contest Branch.

73, Dave K3ZJ

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