• Reminder: World Wide Digi DX Contest Debuts on August 31

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Friday, August 23, 2019 14:34:14

    The inaugural World Wide Digi DX Contest[1] is set for August 31 - September 2, sponsored by the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF[2]), in collaboration with the Slovenia Contest Club (SCC[3]). Sponsors hope the WW Digi will become an annual event. The new contest will embrace the use of both FT4 and FT8 protocols of the WSTJ-X[4] version 2.1.0 software suite on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.

    Participants earn points based on the distance between grid square centers of the two stations in a given contact. Each new two-character grid field contacted on each band will be a multiplier. The final score will the product of total contact points and grid field contacts. Single-operator and multioperator entries are welcome. Plaques will be awarded to top scorers. Additional resources: "Using DigiRite with WriteLog in the WW Digi Contest[5]" and "Operating WW Digi with N1MM+[6]."

    [1] https://ww-digi.com/
    [2] http://www.wwrof.org/
    [3] http://lea.hamradio.si/scc/
    [4] https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html
    [5] https://www.rttycontesting.com/tutorials/writelog3/digirite/
    [6] https://www.rttycontesting.com/tutorials/n1mm/operating-ww-digi-with-n1mm/

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