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World Wide Digi DX Contest Aug 31-Sept-01

posted Aug 16, 2019, 10:01 AM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Aug 21, 2019, 6:13 AM ]

 The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation ("WWROF") is pleased to announce the first annual
World Wide Digi DX Contest ("WW Digi"). The new contest taps into the excitement being generated by
 the new digital modes pioneered by Joe Taylor K1JT and the WSJT-X development team. 
The contest will occur over 24 hours on August 31 and September 1, 2019, using the FT4 and FT8 modes on the 160,
80, 40, 20, 15, and 10-meter bands. 

WW Digi will utilize a distance-based scoring system to measure operators'
abilities in making DX contacts across the 6 HF amateur radio bands.
Contacts will earn points based on the distance between grid square centers
of the two stations. 

To encourage activity across all bands, a multiplier will be given for each
new 2-character grid field contacted on each band. The final score will the
product of the total contact points times the number of grid fields
contacted. There should be plenty of strategy required to balance distant
QSOs and the need to work all available grid fields. Single and
multi-operators are welcome to operate as much or as little of the 24-hour
contest period as they wish. 

The contest has been designed to enable making contacts utilizing standard
WSJT-X software behavior, making it easy for non-contesters to participate.
At the same time, the contest supports some new techniques that will
encourage operating innovation, such as permitting stations to work up to
three "QSO streams" on a band at one time. Robotic operation is specifically
prohibited in order to keep the human element as part of the game. The full
rules and other information are available on the WW Digi DX contest web site
at https://ww-digi.com

A recording of the Webinar is now available for viewing- 

Video Recording    Presentation PDF