CQ/RJ World-Wide RTTY DX Contest Rules/VIP Plaque Sponsors

Ron Stailey, K5DJ Ron-Stailey@easy.com
Sun, 21 Sep 1997 22:10:36 -0500

 We have had several new plaque sponsors since the last posting.  Many 
 thanks to all these wonderful people/groups that make it possible for
 the winners to remember a certain event for a life time...
 Good luck to everyone in this years CQ/RJ World-Wide RTTY DX Contest...
   73's de Ron K5DJ 

                The 1997 CQ/RJ World-Wide RTTY DX Contest.
              Sponsored by CQ Magazine and the RTTY Journal. 

                        September 27-28, 1997

I.     Announcing: The Eleventh Annual CQ/RJ RTTY WW DX Contest.

II.    Objective: For amateurs around the world to contact other amateurs
       in as many CQ Zones and countries as possible using the digital

III.   Contest Period: 0000 UTC September 27 to 2400 UTC September 28 
       NOTE: The total contest period is 48 hours,  ALL STATIONS and 
       Operator Classes may operate the entire 48 hour period, there are 
       NO REQUIRED OFF TIME PERIODS for any entries. 
IV.    Operator Classes:  There is a High Power category (greater than 
       150 watts) and a Low Power category (less than 150 watts).  Only
       Single Operator All Band and Multi-Op Single Transmitter entries 
       are eligible to enter the High or Low Power Category.  Enter one 
       or the other, and so note on your log. Single Band entries, Single
       Operator Assisted, and Multi-Multi entries are NOT eligible to 
       enter the High or Low Category.
   1.  Single Operator, All Band and Single Band. One person performs all
       operating and logging functions. Use of spotting nets, DX Alert 
       Packet Systems, telephone etc. is NOT permitted.
   2.  Single Operator Assisted, All Band Only. One person performs all 
       operating and logging functions, however the use of DX spotting 
       nets or any other forms of DX alerting assistance IS allowed.  The
       operator can change bands at any time. Single operator stations are
       allowed only one transmitted signal at  any given time.
   3.  Multi-Operator, Single Transmitter.  All band entry only. More than 
       one person operates, logs, checks for duplicates, use of a spotting
       net, etc.  
   a)  Only one (1) transmitter and one (1) band permitted during the same 
       time period ( defined as ten (10) minutes ). Once the station has 
       begun operation on a given band, it MUST remain on that band for 10
       minutes; listening time counts as operating time.
       Exception:  One, and only one, other band may be used during 
       the same time period if and only if, the station worked is a new
       multiplier. Logs found in violation of the ten (10) minute rule
       will be automatically reclassified as multi-multi to reflect their
       actual status.
   4.  Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter.  All band entry only. No limit
       to the number of transmitters, but only one (1) signal per band
   a)  All transmitters must be located within a 500 meter diameter or
       within the property limits of the station licensee's address,
       whichever is greater. The antennas must be physically connected
       by wires to the transmitter.

V.    Entry Categories:
      (a) Single Operator All Band High Power or Low Power.
      (b) Single Band.
      (c) Single Operator Assisted, All Band.
      (d) Multi-Op Single Transmitter,All band, High Power or Low Power.
      (e) Multi-Op Multi Transmitter, All Band.

VI.   Modes: Contacts may be made using Baudot, ASCII, AMTOR, PACTOR,G-TOR,
             CLOVER & Packet. (No unattended operation or contacts through
             Gateways or Digipeaters).

VII.  Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.  

VIII. Valid Contacts: A given station may be contacted only ONCE per band
      regardless of the Digital MODE employed.  Additional contacts are 
      allowed with the same station on each of the other bands.

IX.   Exchange: Stations within the 48 Continental United States and the 
      13 Canadian areas must transmit RST, State or VE area, and CQ ZONE 
      number. All other stations must transmit RST and CQ Zone number.

X.   Countries: The ARRL and WAE Country lists will be used.

       Example: The 1st US State and Canadian area you work not only
                counts as a multiplier for the state or area, but also
                counts as a country multiplier for each band.

XI.  QSO Points: One (1) QSO point for contacts within your own country. 
                 Two (2) QSO points for contacts outside your own country
                         but within your own continent.
               Three (3) QSO points for contacts outside your own

XII. Multiplier Points:
     One (1) multiplier point for each U.S. state (48) and each Canadian
             area (13) on each band.
     One (1) multiplier point for each DX country in the ARRL and/or
             WAE lists on each band.  
     One (1) multiplier point for each CQ zone worked on each band.
             A maximum of 40 Zones per band.

     NOTE: KL7 and KH6 are country multipliers ONLY and NOT state

     NOTE: Canadian areas are: VO1, VO2, VE1 N.B., VE1 N.S., VE1 P.E.I., 
           VE2, VE3, VE4, VE5, VE6, VE7, VE8 N.W.T and VY YUKON.

XIII. Final Score: Total QSO points times the total multipliers equals 
                   the total claimed score.

XIV. Contest Entries and Logging Instructions: CQ/RJ RTTY WW DX logs and 
     forms should be used to facilitate scoring and checking.
     All Logs must show:
 1.  Times in UTC.
 2.  All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
     (Callsign, RST, Zone, Country, State/VE, points claimed)
 3.  Indicate State/VE area, Zone and Country Multiplier only the FIRST 
     TIME it is worked on EACH BAND.
 4.  Use a separate log sheet for EACH BAND.
 5.  A check list of duplicate contacts for EACH BAND (DUPE SHEET).  
     Logs MUST be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points and
     multipliers.  Submitted logs must show duplicate contacts clearly 
 6.  A MULTIPLIER Check Sheet for each band.
 7.  An overall SUMMARY SHEET showing total QSOs, Points, Zones, countries 
     and states/VE areas worked.
 8.  Each entry must be accompained by a sign declaration that all contest 
     rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation 
     have been observed. Contest forms are available from CQ Magazine and 
     the Contest Directors.  Please include a large SASE with 2 units of 
     US first class postage or IRCs.
 9.  DISKS: Logs may be sent on DISK.  Clearly label the outside of the 
     disk with the call, file names and type of program used. All DISKS
     MUST be accompanied by a Printed Summary Sheet.
10.  Logs may also be sent via e-mail, addresses for both Low and High 
     Power Categories are listed below.. 

XV.  Disqualifications: Operating in an unsportsmanlike 
     manner,manipulating scores or times to achieve a score advantage, or
     failure to omit 
     duplicate contacts which would reduce the overall score more than 2%
     are grounds for disqualification.  The use of Non Amateur means such
     as telephones, telegrams, etc., to elicit contacts or multipliers
     DURING the contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to 
     disqualification.  Actions and decisions of the Contest Committee are
     official and final.

XVI. Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the first-place finishers in each 
     of the operator classes. Certificates will be awarded to second and 
     third. Certificates will be awarded to the first place finishers in 
     each DXCC Country. In countries or sections where the returns 
     certificates may be awarded to second and third place. All scores 
     will be published, to be eligible for an award, a Single Operator 
     Station must operate a minimum of 12 HOURS and a Multi-Operator 
     Station, a minimum of 18 HOURS. A Single Band entry is eligible for a 
     single band award only. If a log contains more than one band it will
     be judged as an all band entry, unless specified otherwise.
     All certificates and plaques will be issued to the licensee of the 
     station used.

XVII. Deadline: All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than December 1, 
                1997. An extension may be given, if requested. 
       LOW POWER Logs should be mailed to:
       Roy Gould, K1RY, CQ/RJ WW RTTY WW DX Contest Director,        
       P.O. Box DX 
       Stow, MA 01775-0312
       Low Power Log E-Mail address is:  gould@corpcom-events.com

       HIGH POWER Logs should be mailed to:
       Ron Stailey, K5DJ, CQ/RJ WW RTTY WW DX Contest Co-Director,
       504 Dove Haven Drive, 
       Round Rock, TX 78664-5926
       High Power Logs E-Mail address is:  k5dj@easy.com       
XVIII. Plaques Donors: (Sponsors V.I.P. List)
      Single Operator, All Band High Power: (SOH)

      World  - Dunestar Systems
      North America  - TG9VT Memorial, by K1RY & W2JGR
      USA - John Devoldere, ON4UN
      South America - Neal Sulmeyer, AE6E
      Europe - RTTY Journal, by K9GWT
      Oceania - Open      
      Asia - N5JJ Memorial, by K5AAD
      Africa - Phil Duff, NA4M
      Single Operator Assisted, All Band HIgh Power (SOA)

      World - CQ Magazine
      North America - Jeff Bouvier, K1AM
      USA - RTTY by WF1B
      Europe - RTTY Journal, by K9GWT
      South America - Great Lakes DX & Conteat Club-(K9PXV)
      Asia - Kazuaki Ohya, JH1HRJ
      Oceania - Open
      Africa - Open

      Single Operator, All Band Low Power:

      World - Amateur Radio Trader
      North America - Dick Stevens, N1RCT
      USA - RTTY Journal, by K9GWT
      Europe - Don Hill, AA5AU
      Asia - Bruce Lee, KD6WW
      Oceania - Dave Barr, K2YG
      Africa -  Bill Gallier, W4WX
      South America - Open

      Single Band:

      3.5 Mhz - Neal Campbell, K3NC / ON9CNC
      7.0 Mhz - Tri - County DX Association
      14 MHZ. - Kunihiko Fujii, JH1QDB
      21 MHZ  - Denis W4DC & Mike KA4RRU
      28 MHz  - Open

      Multi/Operator Single Transmitter High Power:

      World High Power - Amateur Radio Trader
      North America High Power - Eddie Schneider, G0AZT 
      USA High Power - TR Logging Software
      Europe - Ron Stailey, K5DJ & Wayne Matlock, K7WM
      South America - Open
      Asia - Open
      Africa - Open

      Multi Operator Single Transmitter Low Power:

      World - HAL Communications Corp.
      North America - Don Hill AA5AU & Eddie Schneider G0AZT
      USA - Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society
      All Continents - Open

      Multi Operator, Multi Transmitter:

      World - CQ Magazine
      North America - RTTY Journal, by K9GWT
      Europe - The W3LPL CQWW RTTY Group
      All Other Continents - Open

      There are many plaques looking for sponsors,  High Power, 
      Low Power, Single Band, a specific country, Multi/Op by 
      continent etc.  If interested contact the Contest  
      CO - Director, Ron Stailey, K5DJ
      504 Dove Haven Drive
      Round Rock, TX.  78664-5926.. 
      Internet: K5DJ@easy.com.


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