|NAQP CW/SSB/RTTY Rules|
(Revised January 8, 2013)
pdf version of rules
CW - Chris Hurlbut, KL9A (email)
SSB - Bill Lippert, ACØW (email)
RTTY - Mark Aaker, K6UFO (email)
- Eligibility: Any radio amateur licensee may enter.
- Object: To work as many North American stations as possible during the contest period.
- North American Station: Defined by the ARRL's DXCC list with the addition of Hawaii.
- Contest periods:
CW: 1800 UTC January 12 to 0559 UTC January 13, 2013 (second full weekend in January)
CW: 1800 UTC August 3 to 0550 UTC August 4, 2013 (first full weekend in August)
SSB: 1800 UTC January 19 to 0559 UTC January 20, 2013 (third full weekend in January)
SSB: 1800 UTC August 17 to 0559 UTC August 18, 2013 (third full weekend in August)
RTTY: 1800 UTC February 23 to 0559 UTC February 24, 2013 (starts on last Saturday in February)
RTTY: 1800 UTC July 20 to 0559 UTC July 21, 2013 (third full weekend in July)
- Entry Classification:
- Single Operator:
- One person performs all transmitting, receiving, spotting and logging functions as well as equipment and antenna adjustments.
- Access to spotting information obtained directly or indirectly from any source other than the station operator, such as from other stations or automated tools, is prohibited.
- Only one transmitted signal allowed at a time.
- May operate 10 out of the 12 hours of the contest. Off times must be at least 30 minutes in length. In order to count as off time, the difference between the times of consecutive contacts must be greater than or equal to 31 minutes (i.e. 30 intervening minutes, during which no contacts occur).
- Any use of assistance such as packet spotting networks, skimmers and the like will place the operation into the multioperator category.
- Multi-Operator Two-Transmitter:
- More than one person performs transmitting, receiving and logging functions, etc.
- A maximum of two transmitted signals at any given time, each on a different band. Both transmitters may work any and all stations.
- Each transmitted signal must have at least 10 minutes between band changes. Ten minute periods are defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a band.
- May operate for the entire 12 hours of the contest.
- Multioperator stations are required to use a single name throughout the entire contest.
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