1. Date and Contest Period: WRTC2000 will be run within the
IARU 2000 HF Championship. Begins 1200 UTC Saturday, ends 1200 UTC
Sunday, July 8-9, 2000.
2. WRTC2000 Operating Time: 24 hours with obligatory 4 hours of
breaks (maximum 3 breaks, each at least 60 minutes).
3. Frequency Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. Frequencies below
are allocated for amateur-radio use in Slovenia and must be obeyed.
Frequencies in parenthesis are recommended frequencies, based upon our experience,
where most of contest activity takes place.
3500 - 3600 kHz CW (3500 - 3580)
3600 - 3800 kHz SSB (3650 - 3800)
7000 - 7040 kHz CW
7040 - 7100 kHz SSB
14000 - 14099 kHz CW (14000 - 14070)
14101 - 14350 kHz SSB (14120 - 14300)
21000 - 21149 kHz CW (21000-21080)
21151 - 21450 kHz SSB (21200-21400)
28000 - 28190 kHz CW (28000-28080)
28225 - 29700 kHz SSB (28300-28700)
4. Modes: SSB, CW
5. Contest Exchange: WRTC stations send signal report and ITU
zone (S5 is in zone 28). A complete exchange must be logged for each valid
6. Valid Contact: The same station may be worked
once per band and mode. Reworking a station in the phone portion of the band on CW
and vice versa is not permitted.
7. Antennas: The Organizer will provide all locations
with equal antennas. For 10/15/20 meter bands, a 3-element tri-band Yagi will be
WINDOM antenna for 80/40 meter bands, both mounted approximately 12 meters above the
8. Logging: We strongly recommend computer logging. In this
case, only software supplied by the Organizer shall be used. We will supply
logging software from K1EA (CT), N6TR (TR), EI5DI (SDW) and K8CC
(NA). Special versions of all mentioned programs,
that support WRTC2000, will be uploaded on
our web page shortly. All teams must submit their computer disks
to Referee within fifteen (15)
minutes after the contest ends.
9. Pile-up simulation: Outside of the
IARU 2000 HF Championship, pile-up simulation tests will be
conducted. Teams will have to figure out as many as possible correct call-signs in
both modes. There will be separate tests for CW and SSB. Only one team
member is allowed to receive. It is also allowed that only one member receives in
10. Total score: Total score of the WRTC2000 will be sum
of points achieved in four different standings:
- CW and SSB pile-up simulation
- Number of CW contacts
- Number of SSB contacts
- Number of multipliers.
11. Scoring: The best team in pile-up simulations is
awarded 100 points, the team with the highest number of CW contacts 300 points,
the team with the highest number of SSB contacts 300 points and the team with
the highest number of multipliers is awarded 300 points.
Other teams will receive adequate
number of points related to the percentage of the best
score they achieve. Logs will be verified by a nominated team of
Example: team "XX" managed to work
212 multipliers, being highest number overall, team "YY" has worked
168 multipliers, therefore, 300 points will be awarded to team
"XX" and 238 points to team "YY".
12. Multipliers: ITU
zones, HQ stations and IARU
representatives. Each multiplier is counted once per mode on each
frequency band. Contacts with HQ stations and IARU
representatives do not count as zone.
13. Penalty: For every bad call verified by nominated team of
Referees, 2 extra contacts in the same mode will be removed (total of 3
14. The Winner: The team with highest total score will be
announced as the Winner of WRTC2000. We will also announce rankings in different
standings according to paragraph "10" above.
15. The use of non-Amateur Radio means of communications (e.g.
telephone or Internet) for the purpose of soliciting a contact (or contacts) during
the contest period and use of packet cluster or any other spotting methods is not allowed.
16. All decisions of the Contest Committee are final.
1. The Organizer will make best effort to provide largest
possible selection of quality transceivers. However, we strongly encourage all teams
to bring their own equipment, this means everything except the coax and antennas.
2. Radios: Two transceivers are allowed, but only one will be
allowed to transmit. It should be named "MAIN" before the contest begins. Second
transceiver can only be used for receiving. Change of functions between the transceivers
is only permitted in case of malfunction, as determined by the Referee.
Transceivers must not be physically connected in any way.
3. Output power: Maximum output power is 100W and is verified
by external power-meter provided by the Organizer.
4. Band and mode changing: Any control of transceiver's
functions via interface and logging software is not allowed, the only exception
being CW keying. All functions must be performed by the operators manually.
5. CW: It is allowed to send CW from the PC. Use of electronic
memory keyers is also allowed. Interfaces between the transceiver and the PC for
sending CW, keyers and paddles, if wanted, must be provided by the teams.
6. Phone: Use of different devices for reproduction of voice is
allowed. If wanted, the teams must provide any such devices or interfaces used to
7. Audio: Teams are allowed to listen via speakers or
headphones. A "Y" type 1/4" connector is plugged into "phones"
socket on the MAIN transceiver. One input on the "Y" connector is
strictly reserved for the station Referee. All audio accessories (except for the Referee's
headphones and "Y"
connector), if wanted, must be provided by the teams.
ANTENNAS, ANTENNA-SWITCHES, FILTERS
1. Antennas: The Organizer will provide all
locations with equal antennas. For 10/15/20 meter bands, a 3 element tri-band Yagi
will be supplied and WINDOM antenna for 80/40 meter bands. Antennas are
fed via two coaxial cables with PL-259 type connectors at the
2. Antenna switches: WRTC Committee will provide antenna
switchers for the competitors, no other switches are allowed
3. Filters: Use of different band-pass filters on both radios is
allowed. Filters and coaxial cables for their connection, if wanted, must be
supplied by the teams.
4. Coaxial cables: If used in connection with different RX/TX
filters, all coaxial cables must be closed with PL-259 type connectors. Female
connectors on different devices must be SO- 239 type.