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ARRL RTTY/Digital Mode Round-Up , 1/5 - 1/6

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  • Mark Thompson
    ARRL RTTY/Digital Mode Round-Up Date: January 5-6, 2008 Location: Baudot RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31, and Packet—attended operation only on 80, 40, 20, 15, and
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      ARRL RTTY/Digital Mode Round-Up

      Date: January 5-6, 2008

      Location: Baudot RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31, and Packet—attended operation only on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands

      Notes: 2008 ARRL RTTY Round-Up Rules
      General Rules

      Object: Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using digital modes (Baudot RTTY, ASCII, AMTOR, PSK31, and Packet—attended operation only) on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station.

      Date and Contest Period: First full weekend of January, but never on January 1. Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 2400 UTC Sunday (January 5-6, 2008).
      2.1. Operate no more than 24 hours.
      2.2. The six hours of off time must be taken in no more than two blocks.

      Entry Categories:
      3.1. Single Operator:
      3.1.1. Low Power.
      3.1.2. High Power.
      3.2. Multioperator, Single Transmitter:
      3.2.1 Power.
      3.2.1.1. Low Power
      3.2.1.2. High Power
      3.2.2. Stations are allowed only one transmitted signal at any given time.
      3.2.3. Includes those single operators that use any form of spotting assistance such as from nets or packet.
      3.2.4. Includes those that receive assistance with logging or relief operators, etc.
      3.2.5. Limited to 6 band changes (maximum) in any clock hour.
      3.2.6. The clock hour is from zero through 59 minutes.
      3.2.7. Band changes are defined so that, for example, a change from 20 meters 15 meters and then back to 20 meters constitutes two band changes.

      Exchange:
      4.1. United States: Signal report and State.
      4.2. Canada: Signal report and Province.
      4.3. DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001.

      Scoring:
      5.1. QSO Points: Count one point for each completed QSO.
      5.2. Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
      5.2.1. Count only once (not once per band).
      5.2.2. The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.


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