FT4 DX Contest 2022

NEW RULES

DATE:

Starts: Saturday, 26-February-2022 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:  Sunday, 27-February-2022 | 12:00 UTC

BANDS:

3.5, 7, 14, 21 & 28 MHz. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked one time per band.

MODE:

FT4

FT4 recommended sub-bands:

  • 3.580-3.590
  • 7.080-7.090
  • 14.080-14.090
  • 21.080-21.090
  • 28.080-28.090

Set the radio dial at the bottom of the sub-band and work stations on audio frequencies within the radio passband, typically 2.5-4 kHz wide. If a sub-band becomes crowded, move the radio dial frequency up in 2 kHz increments, as needed. (For example: 14.080, 14.082, 14.084, 14.086 and 14.088)

CONTEST EXCHANGE:

Four (4) character Grid Square (Locator). Example: EM61

CATEGORIES:

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

SCORING:

A. Score: The final score is the sum of QSO points across all bands multiplied by the sum of two (2) character Grid Fields across all bands. Example: 1000 QSO points * (70 Grid Fields) = 70,000 (final score).

B. QSO Points: QSOs are scored only once per band, QSOs are one (1) point plus one (1) point for each 3000 km between Grid Square centers of the QSO partners. (e.g., 5541 km = 2 points).

C. Multipliers: A multiplier of one (1) for each different 2 character Grid Field contacted on each band.

LOGS:

The Cabrillo log entries must include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed no later than 6-March-2022 at 23:00 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

MISCELLANEOUS:

Participants must use:

AWARDS:

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

April 2021: FT8 DX Contest

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 10-April-2021 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    11-April-2021 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT8 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 18-April-2021 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use:

Suggested frequencies are: 3.590-3.600, 7.080-7.100, 14.130-14.150, 21.130-21.150 and 28.160-28.200 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.132 MHz. (Note from Japan: For JA-JA and JA-DX contacts, use 3.522, 7.032, 14.078, 21.078 and 28.078MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy. Tap your F3 or F5 keyboard keys to see concise lists of relevant keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

Last weekend of February: FT4 DX Contest 2021

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 27-February-2021 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    28-February-2021 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT4 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. The Cabrillo format generated by MSHV (recommended) and WSJT-X is the right one. All logs must be emailed by 7-March-2021 at 23:59 UTC to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use the lastest version of WSJT-X or MSHV (recommended)

Suggested frequencies for FT4 mode are: 3.580-3.590, 7.080-7.090, 14.080-14.090, 21.080-21.090 and 28.080-28.090 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.082, 14084 MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

MSHV
MSHV

FT8 DX Contest 2021

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 10-April-2021 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    11-April-2021 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT8 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 18-April-2021 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use WSJT-X (last version) or MSHV (last version)

Suggested frequencies are: 3.590-3.600, 7.080-7.100, 14.130-14.150, 21.130-21.150 and 28.160-28.200 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.132 MHz. (Note from Japan: For JA-JA and JA-DX contacts, use 3.522, 7.032, 14.078, 21.078 and 28.078MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy. Tap your F3 or F5 keyboard keys to see concise lists of relevant keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

FT4 DX Contest 2021

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 27-February-2021 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    28-February-2021 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT4 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. The Cabrillo format generated by MSHV (recommended) and WSJT-X is the right one. All logs must be emailed by 7-March-2021 at 23:59 UTC to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use the lastest version of WSJT-X or MSHV (recommended)

Suggested frequencies for FT4 mode are: 3.580-3.590, 7.080-7.090, 14.080-14.090, 21.080-21.090 and 28.080-28.090 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.082, 14084 MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

FT4 DX Contest 2020

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 29-February-2020 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    01-March-2020 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT4 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 15-March-2020 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use WSJT-X version 2.1.2 or later or MSHV version 2.30 or later.

Suggested frequencies for FT4 mode are: 3.580-3.590, 7.080-7.090, 14.080-14.090, 21.080-21.090 and 28.080-28.090 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.082, 14084 MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

FT8 DX Contest 2020

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 11-April-2020 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    12-April-2020 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT8 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 26-April-2020 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use WSJT-X version 2.0.1 or later or MSHV version 2.15 or later.

Suggested frequencies are: 3.590-3.600, 7.080-7.100, 14.130-14.150, 21.130-21.150 and 28.160-28.200 MHz.

Set the WSJT-X dial frequency to a multiple of 2 kHz, for example, 14.132 MHz. (Note from Japan: For JA-JA and JA-DX contacts, use 3.522, 7.032, 14.078, 21.078 and 28.078MHz.

Note: The WSJT-X development team proposes that run stations should select integral multiples of 200 Hz as their audio transmit frequencies and check the TX EVEN/1st box. Search and-pounce (S+P) stations should call at frequencies 0, 60, or 120 Hz above the run frequency. The WSJT-X user interface has tools to make these settings easy. Tap your F3 or F5 keyboard keys to see concise lists of relevant keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.

FT8 DX Contest 2019

Rules

1 – Date

Begins: 13-April-2019 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    14-April-2019 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT8 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories  

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW  (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring  

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 28-April-2019 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use WSJT-X version 2.0 or later or MSHV version 2.14 or later.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.