IRTS 80 metres Evening Counties Contest Rules

The IRTS General Contest Rules will apply, except as noted below.

1

Dates and Time

1.1 Two separate contests: a date in February and a date in November (see Contest Calendar)
1.2 Both contests run from 20:00 to 21:00 UTC

2

Sections

2.1 Stations in EI/GI:
     A.  SSB Only
     B.  SSB/CW
2.2 DX Stations (outside EI/GI):
     C.  SSB Only
     D.  SSB/CW
2.3 In the SSB/CW section, a station may be worked on both modes provided it remains in the same county/DXCC entity.

3

Power

3.1 Maximum output power of 100 watts PEP

4

Exchange

4.1 Signal report, serial number (starting 001 for the first contact) and county e.g. 59 001 WIC.
(See the County Codes / General Rules)
DX Stations send signal report & serial number only

5

Frequencies

5.1 CW 3510 – 3560;   SSB 3600 – 3650  &  3700 – 3775
CW centre of activity: 3522

6

Scoring

6.1 Stations in EI/GI: SSB QSOs CW QSOs
  •  Any County in EI/GI 4 points 8 points
  •  Contacts outside EI/GI 1 point 2 points
  The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the number of EI/GI counties plus DXCC entities outside EI/GI worked
 
6.2 DX Stations (outside EI/GI): SSB QSOs CW QSOs
  •  Each contact with EI/GI 4 points 8 points
  The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the number of EI/GI counties worked
 
6.3 In the SSB/CW sections, for multiplier purposes counties and DXCC entities only count once

7

Awards

(See Rule 6.2 / General Rules regarding the minimum number of QSOs for award eligibility)

7.1 An award will be made to the leading station in each section.
Contest Calendar and Rules page

Updated: 22 October 2017