CQ WPX RTTY Contest
February 09 – 10, 2019
Starts: 0000 GMT Saturday
Ends: 2359 GMT Sunday
CQ WPX RTTY RULES
GOAL: For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the period of operation.
BANDS: Only the 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz bands may be used. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.
EXCHANGE: RST report plus a progressive contact serial number starting with 001 for the first contact. Note: Multi-Two and Multi-Unlimited entrants use separate serial number sequences on each band.
All Rules can be read and download in several different languages at the official CQ WPX RTTY Web Site
Rule Differences from WPX SSB/CW Contest
Identical wording is used for both the RTTY and CW/SSB rules where the intent is the same. However, there are some key differences for the RTTY mode:
- No 1.8 MHz operation
- QSO alerting assistance is allowed in all categories, i.e., there is no Single-Op Assisted category
- Single-Op 30-hour limit (vs. 36)
- Contact points:
– Different-country contacts within any continent (not just North America) get 2 or 4 points
– Same-country contacts get 2 points on the low bands
Free RTTY Software
Here is a selection of popular free to use RTTY programs, many more links to RTTY software can be found on our dedicated links category.
MixW Software – Update DLL
Many of the Cabrillo format problems in submitted logs are from MixW users. There is a new DLL for CQ WW RTTY that must be used.
Please install the MixW DLL for CQ WW RTTY, available here. Instructions for configuration of MixW and how to create a proper Cabrillo file are here.