In the High Power sections (or where no power limit is specified) the power limit is the maximum permitted by the entrant’s licence or 400W, whichever is the lower
In the Low Power sections the power limit is 100W
Entrants must operate from a single location for the duration of the contest.
In the SSB/CW sections, a station may be worked on both modes provided it remains in the same county/DXCC entity.
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
The IARU Region 1 Band Plan should be observed, and in addition:
• CW contacts should be made only in the recognised CW end of the band
• Use contest-preferred segments of the band, where applicable
• As these are local contests, no operation should take place where the Band Plan indicates priority for intercontinental operation
80m: CW 3510 – 3560; SSB 3600 – 3650 & 3700 – 3775 CW centre of activity: 3522
40m: CW 7000 – 7040; SSB 7060 – 7100 & 7130 – 7175 CW centre of activity: 7022
Only one signal may be transmitted at a time.
(Note: The scoring rules mean that an EI or GI station must be at one or both ends of a QSO)
Stations in EI/GI:
• Any County in EI/GI
• Contacts outside EI/GI
The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the number of EI/GI counties plus DXCC entities outside EI/GI worked
DX Stations (outside EI/GI):
• Each contact with EI/GI
The final score is the total QSO points multiplied by the number of EI/GI counties worked
In the SSB/CW sections, for multiplier purposes counties and DXCC entities only count once
QSOs with Bonus Station During 2022, the special event call sign EI90IRTS will be active (as a checklog entry) in a number of IRTS contests.
QSOs with this station are worth double points, along with the relevant county multiplier.
Note that two separate EI90IRTS stations may be activated – one each for SSB and CW: if these two stations are in different counties, the county multiplier for both stations will be available.