CQ WW RTTY Practice
Ed Muns, W0YK
The overall World Wide DX contest season opened at the end of August with the inaugural WW Digi DX Contest. However, as always, the venerable CQ World Wide DX Contest season opens this weekend with the RTTY mode. The following practice sessions provide an opportunity to check out equipment, software, operator, etc.:
Thursday, 26 September, 2000-2100z (Thursday evening, EU time)
Use whichever bands work for you at each time slot. Use regular contest messages and be prepared to have someone alert you that the contest starts a day later. Some people program a message memory with “PRACTICE FOR CQ WW” or similar.
Rules are available at http://www.cqwwrtty.com/rules.htm in English and several other languages thanks to a number of volunteer translators.
P.S. Don’t miss the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest webinar:
We will review the 32-year history of the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest and describe the few distinctive rule differences from the CQ WW CW/SSB DX Contests. The various participant resources will be examined along with log submittal, Log Check Reports, the Scores Database and awards. Questions and discussion will be fielded at the end. The webinar is being offered at two different times to reach as many people worldwide as possible.