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Open Ukraine RTTY Championship rules:
1. Date: Every first full weekend of March, 04-05 March in 2023 (02-03 March in 2024 etc...)
2. Time & bands: The contest consist of two parts:

LOW BANDs-part includes 2 rounds:
the First round is 18:00-20:59 UT,
the Second - 21:00-23:59 UT (06 March);

HIGH BANDs-part includes 2 rounds:
the First round is 08:00-10:59 UT,
the Second - 11:00-13:59 UT (07 March).

LOW bands mean: 1,8 , 3,5 & 7 MHz,
HIGH bands - 7, 14, 21 & 28 MHz.

Operation should keep in digimodes sub-bands, RTTY 45 Baud.

3. Call: CQ UKR.

Attention! Repeated QSO with the same participant is permitted on different bands and in each round of LOW BANDs-part and HIGH BANDs-part.

4. Classes: SOMB; MOMB;
SOSB 1,8 MHz; SOSB 3,5 MHz; SOSB 7 MHz;
SOSB 14 MHz; SOSB 21 MHz; SOSB 28 MHz.

! NEW: SO2R participants (single operator, that operate more then one TX/RX equipment sets) should sign in MOAB class and should follow MOMB band change rules too!

For any classes allowed only one TX signal in given time.
Band change and other special rules defined in the item 9 of this rules follow.

! For SOSB participants allowed to sign in one SOSB class of LOW BANDs contest part and in another SOSB class in HIGH BANDs part of contest separated.
Please mark you choice in the log and e-mail message!
Or just sent two log files, like: CALL80.log or CALL20.log etc.

There are "Clubs competition", don't forget to mark in the log your prefered membership (if any).

5. Exchange: Two letters - the abbreviation of region (state or canton, province, land, uyzd etc.) and serial number, starting from 001.

For example:
Poltava region (Ukraine) PO001;
Ancona (Italy) AN021; Alsace (France) AL035;
Gotlands (Sweden) GO123;
New York (USA) NY001; etc.

RST - is not used, please don't sent it!

6. Scoring: 2 points for each contact + 10 points for QSO new region. (new region code)

Points valid for QSOs on each bands, in each rounds of LOW BANDs-part and HIGH BANDs-parts of the contest

7. Final scoring: For classes SOMB and MOMB - Total score is the sum of all bands results;
For rest of classes - score is the single band result.

Final results will be cross-checked by computer software.

8. Awards: The Medals - for the first, second and third place of SOMB and MOMB classes.
Diplomas - for the first, second and third place for SOSB classes.

Special Diploma - "The best score for participant outside of Ukraine"!

NEW from 2021: Classic printed and laminated diplomas will be issued to the best points scores on overseas DX-continents:

- North America - South America - Africa - Far East Asia (including YB/JA) - Oceania (including VK/ZL/Pacific)

9. Notes: Cross-check by QSO time difference no more than +/- 2 minutes in both logs.
Please don't forget to correct your computer's clock before the Contest!

Valid QSOs will be confirmed to participant if all cross-checked data in logs is present and correct.

Please send your LOG even if you made only a few QSOs, it will give valid points to other participants.

Band change rules:

all participants must remain on one band at least for 10 minutes after make one complete qso on that band.
Quick QSY to another bands is permitted only for MOMB participants to QSO new region (state etc).

QSOs made during 10-minute rule on another band and which are not new regions will be count 0 points, but should not removed from the log!

All stations can use public spotting networks (DX Cluster), but self-spotting techniques is not allowed for all classes.

10. Software: This contest is supported by follow software:

-N1MM Logger - n1mm.hamdocs.com (select config UKRRTTYOPN);
Use macros # to send serial nr. of your exchange, for example: PO# PO#
Write direct your Region code in exchange macros and for serial number use # code. Don't use default macros "EXCH"! It will not increase serial numbers!
Setup your Sent Exchange code as on example: http://krs.ho.ua/openrtty/cfg/N1MM1.jpg It will make your output log file correct.

-MIXW2 - www.mixw.net , also download DLL-file for this contest
and run macros <WKDIGNOREBEFORE:05.03.2022 21:00:00> to reset dupe sheet for second round of low band part;
run macros: <WKDIGNOREBEFORE:06.03.2022 11:00:00> to reset dupe sheet for second round of high band part.
-5MContest - http://5mcontest.qrz.ru ;
-AATEST+TRUETTY - www.dxsoft.com ;
-DXLOG - http://dxlog.net

If your RTTY software don't support log format for this contest, please select more suitable form of logging and do check before contest to be able logging of full received exchange (region+NR), also make modification of output file using follow example of CABRILLO LOG for this contest:

CLUB: "Kremenchug radioamateurs union"
ADDRESS: Kremenchug-21
ADDRESS: Ukraine
ADDRESS: 39621
ADDRESS: email: aaa@bbb.com
OPERATORS: 1.... 2..... 3.....
QSO: 3500 RY 2020-03-07 2200 UT1HZM PO 001 UU8JQ SL 001
QSO: 3500 RY 2020-03-07 2200 UT1HZM PO 002 UT5DL ZA 001
QSO: 3500 RY 2020-03-07 2201 UT1HZM PO 003 ER5KS MD 001
QSO: 1800 RY 2020-03-07 2304 UT1HZM PO 051 YL2KF LM 025

! String CATEGORY: should be followed by Cabrillo 2.0 standard, examples: CATEGORY: MULTI-ONE ALL , SINGLE-OP ALL , SINGLE-OP 160M , SINGLE-OP 80M , SINGLE-OP 40M , SINGLE-OP 20M , SINGLE-OP 15M , SINGLE-OP 10M or CHECKLOG.

11. Logs: Cabrillo format is preferred.

LOG need your personal info, class, address; full QSO data, eg:
band, mode, date, time, your call, send exchange, station call, received exchange.
Look for example of LOG file in item 10 of this text.

All participants in any classes should send log as text file "call.log" or "call.cbr", for example:
ux0ff.log, oh2lu.cbr etc...

Comments, anecdotes and suggestions are welcome!

LOGs entries must be E-mailed by 21 March 2022.

12. Address for LOGs: E-mail: krs @ model.poltava.ua
Backup e-mail: rttyopen @ ukr.net

Note: when typing e-mail address, delete spaces near @ char (spam protection);
use backup e-mail in case not get reply message more than two days.

13. Disqualification: Violation of the Rules; unsportmanlike behavior.