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

January 1st 2024

 Contest Period:

0800 - 1100 UTC


80 and 40 m.


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.


RTTY only.


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

Logs that miss columns for received name or serial number will be regardes as check logs.

 QSO Points:

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


Each DXCC entity on each band except Scandinavia will count as one (1) multiplier on each band.

Each worked prefix-number (Ø-9) in each Scandinavian DXCC entity will count as one (1)multiplier for each band.
- E.g. SI3, SK3, SL3, SM3, 7S3, and 8S3 are all in ONE district and count for ONE (1) multiplier on each band.
- Stations without a prefix number count for the 10th area (e.g., LA/G3XYZ counts for LAØ), and those with two or more prefix numbers for the area indicated by the first number (e.g., OZ150A counts for OZ1). OHØ and OJØ are separate DXCC entities and thus also separate call areas.

Scandinavia include:

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


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


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


Both Cabrillo logs and traditional logs are accepted

1. 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. Log example.

2. 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.

Your comments will be very much appreciated.

 Logs Deadline:

Logs must be received by January 31 to qualify.

Log Robot:

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

Mail logs to:

SARTG Contest Manager
Ewe Håkansson, SM7BHM
Pilspetsvagen 4

or send as E-mail:

 More info at:

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