SARTG New Year RTTY Contest
Sponsored by the
Scandinavian Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group

January 1st 2014

 Contest Period:

0800 - 1100 UTC

 Bands:

80 and 40 m.

 Classes:

A: One radio/All Band
B: Two radio/All Band
C: SWL/All Band

NOTE: - One radio participants have to stay on the same band five minutes after making a QSO on a new band.
- Two radio participants are only allowed to have one signal on the air at the same time but can change bands freely. Participants that have changed bands twice in less than five minutes will automatically be transfered to Class B.
- Multi operator operation is permitted in both Class A and B.
- DX spotting and alerting assistance is permitted in all classes.

 Modes:

RTTY only.

 Exchanges:

RST + QSO number, starting with 001 + name + "Happy New Year" in your native language. Abbrevations like "HNY" are not allowed.

 QSO Points:

One (1) point per QSO. Same station can be worked once on each band.

 Multipliers:

Each DXCC country on each band except Scandinavia and each prefix-figure in Scandinavia (SM1, SM2, LA1, LA2...) will count as one (1) multiplier on each band.

Scandinavia include:

JW, JX, LA, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OX, OY, OZ, SM and TF.

 Scoring:

Sum of QSO points x sum of multipliers = TOTAL SCORE.

 Awards:

To the top five stations in each class and to winners in each country if the number of QSOs is reasonable.

 Logs:

Both traditional logs and Cabrillo logs are accepted

1. Traditional logs.

Use separate log sheets for each band. Log must show: BAND, DATE/TIME(UTC), CALLSIGN, EXCHANGE MESSAGE SENT and RECEIVED, MULTIPLIERS, and QSO points. Exception; received "HAPPY NEW YEAR" messages do not need to be in log, but your sent "HAPPY NEW YEAR" message must be noted somewhere e.g. on the summary sheet.

Summary sheet must show scoring, class, your callsign, name and address.

Multi-Op stations must show the callsign and names of all operators involved.

2. Cabrillo logs

The Contest name has to be SARTG-NY-RTTY

Each QSO line must include SENT-RST, SENT-QSO-NUMBER, SENT-NAME, RECEIVED-RST, RECEIVED-QSO-NUMBER and RECEIVED-NAME. Received "HAPPY NEW YEAR" messages do not need to be in log.

Your sent "HAPPY NEW YEAR" message should be included in a SOAPBOX line

Your comments will be very much appreciated.

 Logs Deadline:

Logs must be received by January 31 to qualify.

Mail logs to:

SARTG Contest Manager
Ewe Håkansson, SM7BHM
Pilspetsvagen 4
SE-291 66 KRISTIANSTAD
SWEDEN

or send as E-mail:

contest@sartg.com

Log Robot:

Cabrillo logs can be submitted by uploaded directly to our log robot http://ua9qcq.com. The robot checks the log, saves it and a claimed list is also available.

 More info at:

SARTG Web Site:
http://www.sartg.com