Each complete QSO counts according to the rules. SWL logs must contain both callsigns and at least one complete report for each QSO.
Each station may only be worked once. The telegraph characters must be recorded with the ear and decoded manually. Any type of electronic reading device is against competition rules.
Straight Key Party 80m: Annually on the first Saturday in February.
Straight Key Party 40m: Annually on the first Saturday in September.
Only CW (A1A) with a straight key, single OP operation.
The IARU Region 1 band plan must be strictly adhered to! This means 80m band operation only between 3510 kHz and 3560 kHz.
Both callsigns must be sent at the beginning of a QSO.
DL1ABC de DL9XYZ
Report: RST + consecutive 3-digit QSO number (starting with 001)/Class/Name/Age.
YLs enter “xx” in place of the age. In principle, the indication of the age is voluntary, if you don’t want to indicate your age, you give “xx”.
Class A: max. 5 W out (10 W in)
Class B: max. 50 W out (100 W in)
Class C: max. 150 W out (300 W in)
Class D: SWL
Class A with Class A: 9 points
Class A with Class B: 7 points
Class A with Class C: 5 points
Class B with Class B: 4 points
Class B with Class C: 3 points
Class C with Class C: 2 points
TOTAL SCORE: Sum of all QSO points.
The log must contain the following information:
|Date||UTC||Band||Mode||Other station’s call||Report sent||Report received|
|20210904||1305||40||CW||OK2OHA||599 001/B/Heinz/84||599 001/B/Bob/80|
The file header must contain category, description of the station, calculation of the points, declaration of honour that only a straight key was used. SWL logs must contain both calls of a QSO and at least one complete exchange.
The log files can be submitted by email or via the import function at the end of this page.
A Freeware Software is available here. Please submit recommended .STF or .CBR files.
Please send your log via e-Mail to the contest coordinator.