FYI....Have fun folks!
1) Object: Contact and exchange QSO information with as many stations as
possible using RTTY only. Any station may work any other station.
2) Contest Period: December 1, 2001 (Saturday) From: 18:00 UTC until 02:00
UTC December 2.
3) Modes: RTTY only!
4) Bands: All amateur bands 3.5-30 MHz (excluding 10,18 and 24MHz).
5) Entry Categories:
(A) Single Operater, multiband - One person performs all operating and
logging functions. Use of spotting nets (operating arrangments involving
assistance through DX-alerting nets, etc.) is not permitted. Single operator
stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.
1) less than 150 W output
2) 150 W output or more
(B) Multi operator, single transmitter only - More than one person operates,
checks for duplicates, keeps the log, etc. Once the station has begun
operation on a given band, it must remain on that band for at least 10
minutes; listening time counts as operating time. Multioperator stations are
allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.
US: signal report and state.
Canada: Signal report and province.
DX: Signal report and serial number starting with 001.
Both stations must receive and acknowledge the complete exchange for the
contact to count.
(A) QSO Points: Count one point for each completed QSO (anyone can work
anyone). A station may be worked once per band for QSO credit (but not for
(B) Multiplier: Count only once (not once per band), each US state (except
KH6 and KL7), each VE province (plus VE8 and VY1) and each DXCC country. KH6
and KL7 count only as separate DXCC countries. The US and Canada do not
count as DXCC countries.
(A) The use of non-Amateur Radio means of communication (e.g., telephone)
for the purpose of soliciting a contact (or contacts) during the contest
period is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of this announcement.
(A) Entries must be postmarked no later than MONDAY, December 31, 2001
Any entry making more than 200 total QSO's must submit duplicate check
sheets (an alphabetical listing of stations worked). No late entries can be
accepted. Use ARRL RTTY Roundup forms, a reasonable facsimile or submit
entry on diskette or electronically. Send entries to:
William J. Eddy NY2U
2404 - 22nd Street,
Troy, New York 12180-1901
or Via Email: rtty@...
B) You may submit your contest entry on diskette in lieu of paper logs.
The floppy diskette must be IBM-compatible, MS-DOS formatted, 3-1/2. The
log information must be in an ASCII file, following the ARRL Suggested
Standard File Format, and contain all log exchange information
(band, mode, date, on and off times, time in UTC, call sign of station
worked, exchanged sent, exchange received, multipliers [marked the first
time worked ] and QSO points). Also, we can accept log files via e-mail,
please "zip" them up with WinZip, pkZip or any zip compatible program. One
entry per e-mail.
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU NAME YOUR ATTACHED FILE CORRECTLY! DO NOT name
your file as "TARARTTY.ZIP" "RTTY2001.ZIP" "MYRTTY.ZIP" or other such
combos that tell us NOTHING. Please use your callsign in the name,
example: "NY2USOAB.ZIP". Just so long as it has your callsign in it. Last
year we had 15 files named TARARTTY.ZIP!! An official summary sheet or
reasonable facsimile with a signed contest participation disclaimer is
required with all entries. You may send your files electronically at:
We recommend submitting your contest logs and claimed score
at TARA's Official Web Site: http://www.n2ty.org/
Once you've logged
on--just follow the links. Comments or queries should be addressed to
our contest manager (Bill Eddy) at ny2u@...
Distinctive certificates will be awarded to: Top "High Power" & "Low
Power" single-operator and multioperator scorers in each category,
including Novice and Technician entries. Novice & Technician Class
entries must make a special notation on their entry form!
11) Conditions of Entry:
Each entrant agrees to be bound by the provisions as well as the intent of
this announcement and the regulations of his/her licensing authority.
For excess duplicate contacts and call sign or exchange errors.
For more information contact:
Bill Eddy (NY2U)