Supported Contests Setup

Supported Contests Setup

When a contest has a specific mode (SSB, CW or RTTY) then the Mode Category is automatically changed to that mode. So when you select CQWWSSB for the CQ World Wide SSB contest the Mode Category will be set by the program to SSB. You can change this but that will give wrong Cabrillo output and maybe even erroneous behavior of the program, so don’t!!
If the selected contest doesn’t have a specific mode the program will set the Mode Category to MIXED.
If the radio is interfaced, its mode will be changed. The frequency is not changed; it is up to the user to ensure that the radio is tuned to the correct part of the band.

This is a contest program, but for general logging you can use DX as the selected contest. Dupes are allowed and an exchange is not necessary.
To import a contest into your regular logging program use ADIF export (and ADIF import in your general logging program).

When going through the possible contests you will see a “contest” DELETEDQS.
This is not actually a contest. QSOs deleted from other contests will be put in here by the program. This is especially important for multi-user support.

The maximum received serial number is 99999 (for serial number contests). Check out info about the serial number server in the Contest Setup Dialog chapter .

Read the Contest Instructions!
Always read the instructions from the contest committee prior to the contest. Then you know how to set up the program, what exchange to give and what to expect in return, which hours to operate etc.

Generic Contest Types

DX Log

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: DX
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

For general or DX logging.

  • Entered QSOs in General log (or DX log) don’t need to have an exchange
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the qso can be logged

DXpedition

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: DXPEDITION
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

For DXpedition logging

  • Entered QSOs in the DXPEDITION log don’t need to have an exchange
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the QSO can be logged

Working with split VFOs on a DXpedition – Rx on VFOa, Tx on VFOb

Most DXpedition operators will leave VFOb on a stationary transmit frequency while tuning the pile-up with VFOa in receive. For optimal results in N1MM+ perform the following three actions: Set >Config >Hardware for SO2V (Single Op 2 VFO) operation. Place the program and the radio in Split mode by typing ctrl+S. Disable Run/S&P auto-toggle by pressing alt+F11.

DX Serial

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: DXSERIAL
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

For general Serial Number contest logging

  • Entered QSOs in DXSERIAL don’t need to have an comment
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the QSO can be logged
  • ‘Standard’ points calculation; 1 point per qso, DXCC countries are counted
    • All other kind of multiplier and point calculations have to be done by hand
    • This for all not supported serial number contests

DX Satellite

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: DXSATELLIT
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

For Satellite logging.

  • Entered QSOs in the DXSATELLIT log don’t have an exchange and don’t need to have a grid
  • When a grid is entered it needs to be 4 or 6 characters long
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the QSO can be logged

VHF DX

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: VHFDX
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

For VHF and up logging.

  • Entered QSOs in VHFDX don’t need to have a grid
  • When a grid is entered it needs to be 4 or 6 characters long
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the qso can be logged
  • Bearing info is shown in the log window and saved in the Misc field
  • Distance info is shown in km in the log window and saved in the Points field

VHF Serial

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: VHFSERIAL
  • Mode Category: MIXED if you want to log both SSB and CW contacts, MIXED+DIG to add digital modes as well

Comments need to be added using Ctrl+N. There is no room left in the Entry Window to add a separate field. Comments will be shown in the log window and added to the Cabrillo and generic output reports

For VHF and up logging

  • Entered QSOs in VHFSERIAL don’t need to have a grid
  • When a grid is entered it needs to be 4 or 6 characters long
  • Dupes are shown by the word Dupe! but the QSO can be logged
  • Bearing info is shown in the log window and saved in the Misc field
  • Distance info is shown in km in the log window and saved in the Points field

Deleted QSOs

DELETEDQS “contest”

QSOs which are deleted from other logs using ‘Edit Contact’ are moved to this ‘contest’.
This is especially important for multi-user support. The moved QSOs can be exported.

Setup HF Contests – CW and SSB

9A CW contest

The 9A (Croatian) CW contest is a CW only contest.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: 9ACW
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange: 001

AGCW

CW-only, on New Year’s Day

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: AGCW
    • Mode Category:CW
    • Sent Exchange: 001 + AGCW Member Nr.

All Asian CW / SSB

The All Asian contest can be used by Asian stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: ALLASIACW
      • Sent Exchange:Your age Example: 34
        • XYL and YL stations may give 00
    • SSB
      • Log Type: ALLASIASSB
      • Sent Exchange:Your age Example: 34
        • XYL and YL stations may give 00

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Asian station or a non-Asian station.

Asia Pacific Sprint CW / SSB

The Asia-Pacific Sprint contest can be used by Asia-Pacific stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: APSCW
      • Sent Exchange:001
    • SSB
      • Log Type: APSSSB
      • Sent Exchange:001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Asia-Pacific station or a DX station.

Asiatic Russia Championship

  • For Asiatic Russian stations only.
  • Exchange consists of 2-digit location (one-digit lat/one-digit long rounded up to nearest 10 degrees e.g. 59N 81E > 69) plus serial number
    • Use 001 for Sent Exchange, incorporate location in F2 message e.g. “69 {EXCH}”

ARCI QRP Contests & Michigan QRP Contest

The ARCI contest supports 7 ARCI QRP Contests. The Michigan QRP Contest has almost the same rules. Several other QRP contests use the same exchange type, although the scoring may be different.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARCI
    • Mode Category:
      • CW
        • for Spring QSO party ; HootOwl Sprint ; Summer Homebrew Sprint ; Fall Qso Party ; Holiday Spirits ; Michigan QRP Contest
      • SSB
        • for Winter Fireside
      • MIXED
        • for Topband Sprint
    • Sent Exchange:
      • First Part
        • State abbreviation for USA stations. Example: CT
        • Province abbreviation for VE stations. Example: ONT
        • Country abbreviation for non US or VE stations. Example: DL
      • Second Part
        • ARCI number for ARCI members
        • Sent power for non-ARCI members
  • Log Window: Mult = DXCC Mult2 = Section (State or Province) Example: CT
  • Power is recognized by containing a non numeric character. Example: 100W is power, 100 is a member number
  • There is a check on provinces and states, no check on countries. The program will give a proposal for the country prefix if non VE or K
  • No calculations made for power multi or Bonus Points, this has to be done by the operator after the contest on the summary sheets
  • Select CW, SSB or MIXED as ‘mode Category ‘to have the multiplier window work correctly
  • The program allows stations to work each other in the contests in both modes, even when only CW or SSB is allowed according the rules. We assume the operator knows the rules and follows them…

ARI International DX Contest

The ARI International DX contest can be configured for Italian stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARIDX
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 001 for non-Italian stations
      • Your Province for Italian stations
  • Call History: ARIDX (Thanks to UR7QM for 2019 version)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Italian station or a DX station.

ARRL 10 Meter contest

The ARRL 10M contest can be used by K/VE stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRL10M
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
      • 001 – for DX stations (non K/VE)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a W, KH6, KL7, VE station.

All non-28 MHz spots are marked as unworkable.

ARRL 160 Meter contest

The ARRL 160M contest can be used by K/VE stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRL160 (not ARRL160M if shown)
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange:
      • ARRL/RAC section – for ARRL/RAC stations Example: VI
      • DX stations should enter their prefix or “DX” here. By this contest’s rules, DX stations only send a report, no further exchange, but this is needed nonetheless to ensure a correct Cabrillo file for submission to the contest sponsors. This means that DX stations should not use the {EXCH} macro in their messages for this contest, so if you are using the default CW messages, they will need to be edited.

The callsign in the Station Information dialog (>Config >Change Your Station Data >Call) determines if you are a DX station or an ARRL/RAC station.
The ARRL/RAC sections can be found at http://www.arrl.org/contests/sections.abv.html

The contest module accepts ITU regions: R1, R2 or R3 for /MM and /AM stations.

All non-160 meter spots are marked as unworkable.

ARRL Field Day contest

The ARRL Field Day contest can only be used by US (K, KL and KH) & Canada stations (i.e. there are more FD contests outside the US & Canada which are not covered by this contest type – see FDREG1).

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: FD
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Your Class Your section
    • Call History File: FD.txt – ARRL FD 2019 (Original file from Mike AA1AR) with Club/Group name (will be updated until FD send corrections direct to ve2fk@arrl.net)

Here is word from Dan Henderson from the ARRL contest branch on using Cabrillo for your log submission.

Field Day is not included in the Cabrillo format. It has no way to mark/indicate power sources, GOTA station callsigns, bonus points, NTS traffic messages, etc. Also, Field Day only requires Dupe Sheets, not full logs. It is perfectly acceptable to include the Cabrillo log in lieu of the Dupe Sheets, but Field Day must have a completely filled out Summary sheet that includes all necessary information. This can be done with a “reasonable facsimile” electronically. However, since “proofs of bonus” (i.e. copies of letters to newspapers, visitor logs, photos, etc) are abundantly provided, most people find it easier to do Field Day via the regular mail – and use a combined system of part-electronic added to the paper summaries. Anything received electronically for Field Day will be receipted but we may have to manually follow up if we can’t get the basic required information from the email.

73′ Dan Henderson, N1ND

Here are some logging tips from Jim, VE7FO

Q: I always have a problem with the FD GOTA log. Besides just logging the QSO, I also need to ID the operator, the operators age and the GOTA coach. This has always been difficult to reconstruct after the fact. Any body else seen this?

A: Just give the GOTA coach the following responsibilities: When a new op comes on have him hit CTRL-O and enter his call or name followed by a space and his age. This gets two of the vital pieces of info into the log. Require the coach to keep a log of his on and off times at the GOTA position; or you could add the coach’s call at the end of the CTRL-O stuff too. You’ll have to increase the width of the operator column in the log in order to see all this.

Changing from HF to VHF (and back)

ARRL Field Day is unusual because it includes both HF and VHF bands. Switching bands with Ctrl+ PgUp/Dn won’t work for band changes across the HF/VHF divide, but you can operate, dupe and log on the right band by one of two methods:

  • if your radio is interfaced, just change bands on the radio and your log will follow.
  • If your radio is not interfaced, just type an appropriate frequency in KHz (such as 50125 for 6 meters) in the Entry window’s callsign field) and press Enter.

In either case, the band buttons in the Entry window will continue to display HF bands, but the Available window and Bandmaps will display spots for the band you have selected.

Using FT8 on Field Day

Users planning to operate the FT8 (or related) mode with WSJT-X on Field Day should read about the WSJT-X to N1MM+ interface in the manual section on the WSJT Decode List window. Remember to set the Mode category in the Contest Setup to SSB+CW+DIGITAL.

ARRL International DX contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type:ARRLDXCW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange: Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
      • Sent Exchange: Power – for DX stations (non K/VE) Example: 200
    • SSB
      • Log Type:ARRLDXSSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
    • Sent Exchange: Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
    • Sent Exchange: Power – for DX stations (non K/VE) Example: 200

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX stations or a W/VE station.&&&
The default power for DX stations is:

  • 100 Watts – Default
  • 200 Watts – For the following countries: UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, R1FJ, R1MV
  • 400 Watts – For the following countries: G, GM, GI, GD, GM, GM/s, GW
  • 500 Watts – For the following countries: I, IS, IT9

Use the Space bar when the cursor is in the callsign field to have the ‘Power’ field filled with the default power. The default power will only be entered when the Power filed is empty. If you type another power level, it will replace the default power that the program put in there.

Some stations use K or KW for 1000 watts in the exchange. You don’t have to enter 1000, just type K. The log checking software from the contest committee will understand.

Call History for DX stations: When Call History is selected and a file is imported with US callsigns and States, the bandmap will be checked against the log and the call history and colored for mults when needed. So incoming spots will be colored when they are a qso, dupe or mult and found in the log or call history.

ARRL November Sweepstakes CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: SSCW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange box: Precedence, Year first licensed,and ARRL/RAC section (and in this order!). Example: B 70 EMA (make sure there is no leading space, and only one space character each between the precedence and check and the check and section) (NOTE: This is not what you should send over the air or in your F2 exchange messages; it’s what you must enter into the Sent Exchange box in the Contest Setup window in order to create a valid Cabrillo file)
        • F5 key: !
        • F2 key: Right click on the CW message buttons and change F2 to: # B * 70 EMA (or whatever your own precedence, check and section are). The # and * will be automatically converted on the fly to the serial number and your call sign

If you have separate Run and S&P buttons, you will have to do this for both of them.

Don’t put a serial number in the Sent Exchange box in the Contest Setup window

Sweepstakes is unlike most other serial number contests in that it does not require you to enter “001” (or #) in the Sent Exchange box in the Contest Setup dialog window. In fact, you must NOT do that. The ONLY things you put in the Sent Exchange box are your Precedence, Check and Section, separated by single spaces and without any leading or trailing spaces. This is required in order to produce a valid Cabrillo file.

Don’t use the {EXCH} macro in your Sweepstakes exchange messages

The standard default function key message file that you use in other contests will not work for Sweepstakes. Do not use the {EXCH} macro in your Sweepstakes exchange messages. Instead, program the full exchange explicitly in your Exchange messages: # (Precedence) * (Check) (Section), as in # A * 78 WMA .

  • SSB
    • Log Type: SSSSB
    • Mode Category: SSB
    • Sent Exchange box: Precedence, Year first licensed, and ARRL/RAC section, separated by single spaces (and in this order with no leading space before the precedence!). Example: B 70 EMA (do not put in any extra space characters) (NOTE: This is not what you should send over the air; it’s what you must enter into the Sent Exchange box in the Contest Setup dialog window in order to create a valid Cabrillo file)
      • F5 key: Normally empty; use ! only if you have pre-recorded letter and number wav files in the wav\LettersFiles sub-directory for voicing of call signs
      • F2 key: Normally, most users should plan on saying callsigns and serial numbers and then pressing F2 for the rest of a pre-recorded exchange message, beginning with your precedence, then your call sign, your check (year licensed) and your section. If you are using voicing of call signs and serial numbers, the F2 message would start with # followed by the pre-recorded message for the rest of the exchange

We do not recommend starting out using voicing of serial numbers in SSB contests, because experience has shown that serial numbers enunciated as “one two three one”, no matter how skillfully recorded, are never as easily understood as “one thousand two hundred thirty one.” However, once you have experience with using simple SSB messages, if you want to go to the next step and explore advanced voicing of serial numbers or callsigns, click here.

Example of playing WAV files using ESM.

Put a single space in the message column of the F5 line of the SSB function key table.

Speak the callsign of the station you’re working and the serial number and press Enter. Your exchange.wav file should be something like “Bravo N1MM Check 61 Connecticut”

Entering Received Exchanges

Entering the received exchange is different in Sweepstakes than for any other contest because SS uses a five part exchange (nr, prec, call, ck, section). After you enter the call and move to the Exchange window (either by ESM or by pressing the Space Bar) you can enter all five in one window, and the program will do its best to interpret what you enter.

If you use a Call History file in Sweepstakes (don’t forget to check Call History Lookup on the Config menu), when you enter a callsign that is in the file and press the Space bar, it will pre-fill the Check (CK) and Section (SEC) for you and position the cursor one space behind the pre-filled information. All you need to do, then, is type the Serial Number and Precedence as you copy them. They look like they are in the wrong order, but look above the Exchange textbox for the line of small black type. You’ll see it in the correct order, as it will be entered in your log.

You do not need to type the call again unless you had it wrong the first time, in which case you can type it into the exchange box and you’ll see the program magically correct it (again in the small black type). If the program thinks there may be a problem, it tries to signal that by changing the type color to blue, so be aware of that. If something is screwed up, we recommend backspacing to the point where the exchange (or partial exchange) looks right again, and then re-entering the information. You should never have to wipe, or highlight and hit Delete.

There are a couple of important rules. You must always enter the Serial Number and Precedence as a single element – e.g. “23B” not “23 B”. This helps the program tell a check from a serial number. Otherwise, you should put a space between elements. This is probably a good habit to get into, because when you need to correct something you have copied (see below) you’ll need to do this.

Correcting what you copied

This is where N1MM Logger+ gives you a real advantage in Sweepstakes. The basic idea is that you never have to tab or space back to the Callsign field, or to space back in the Exchange field, to make corrections. The basic rule is simply to type your correction at the end of the Exchange string you have already copied. This includes callsigns.

You can confuse the parser (the routine that generates the black type above the Exchange window). Here are easy rules you can apply to help with proper parsing:

  • When you are correcting a Callsign in the Exchange field – make sure you set it off with spaces.
  • If you need to enter or correct a Serial Number, enter it with the Precedence, without a space between – e.g “99B”, not “99 B”. Similarly, enter the Check and Section as another “couplet” – e.g., “54WV”, not “54 WV”. If you do this, we don’t think you will be able to make the parser get it wrong.

ARRL Rookie Roundup

Rookies (operators licensed 3 years or less) work everyone; non-rookies work only rookies. Rookie status is determined by the 2-digit licensing year as entered in the Sent Exchange field of the Contest Setup Window (reached by File > New Log in Database or Open Log in Database). BOB 08 WV in the Sent Exchange field tells the program Bob’s a rookie; BOB 54 WV tells it he’s not.

You do not need any special suffix on rookie calls (do not use /ROK. This is a rule change since the first running). Rookies are encouraged to call “CQ Rookie Roundup” on phone and “CQ RR” on CW and digital modes. Non-rookies should call “CQ Rookies” on phone and “CQ R” on CW or digital modes. A sample CW function key definition (message) file is here, in the file called “RRCW.mc” in the Function Key Files – CW subfolder. The messages are set for Rookies, non-rookies will need to change the CQ RR to CQ R.

Log the exchange in order — name, 2-digit year, and state. Check the space immediately above the exchange field, where the program will indicate how it has “parsed” the exchange, and correct if necessary. 4-digit years should not be sent or logged – it will only cause confusion

Score summaries are due within 72 hours of the end of the contest – 2359 Wednesday evening UTC, or 1859 EST. Use the “Submit your score” link under “Score submission” at the ARRL web page for the RR. ARRL says logs are not required or accepted.

  • Window: Contest Setup
    • Make sure that you have entered your 2-digit licensing year in the Sent Exchange field.
  • Select Log Type
    • Log Type: RRSSB, RRRTTY, RRCW (pick the appropriate one)
    • Sent Exchange: Name, two-digit check (year first licensed), and State or Canadian Province, Mexican call area (XE1-4), or DC (examples: PETE 54 WV, BOB 67 XE1, MARY 09 NU, ANN 10 DX

ARRL School Club Roundup

The station categories in this contest are different from those in the Cabrillo specification. You can choose a station category from the pull-down list, but you will have to edit it after the contest to read CLASS-I, CLASS-C, CLASS-S-EL, CLASS-S-JH, CLASS-S-HS or CLASS-S-UN according to the category of your station.

  • Window: Contest Setup
  • Select Log Type
    • Log Type: ARRL-SCR
    • Sent Exchange: Category (I, C or S for Individual, Club (non-school) or School class) and QTH (2-letter state/province abbreviation in W/VE, DX for other locations)

Asia Pacific Sprint Contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: APSCW
      • Mode Category: CW (spring and fall)
      • Sent Exchange: 001
    • SSB
      • Log Type: APSSSB
      • Mode Category: SSB (summer)
      • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX stations or an Asia-Pacific station.

Baltic contest

The Baltic contest can be configured for stations from the Baltic countries (ES, YL, LY) and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: BALTIC
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a Baltic station.

Black Sea Cup International

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: BSCI
    • Mode Category: MIXED
    • Sent Exchange: ITU Zone
      • HQ stations: IARU society abbreviation
      • BSCC members: membership number, e.g. BS17

CNCW Spanish contest

The CNCW contest (EA CW NATIONAL CONTEST) is only for Spanish stations operating inside the national territory.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CNCW
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange: Spanish Province letters Example: SG

CQ M International DX contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CQM
    • Mode Category: Select what category you enter (SSB, CW or Mixed)
    • Sent Exchange: 001
Special country file needed

The CQM contest uses a special country list. In order to score properly, you need to import that country list into the database you will be using. First download the file by selecting the >Files >Additional Support Files menu item on the N1MM Logger+ web site and copying the file Cty-CQM.dat to your N1MM Logger+ user directory. Then, from the Tools menu in the N1MM Logger+ program, select Import Country List from Downloaded File, and select the special Cty-CQM.dat file. Import it, and you’re good to go.

After the contest, don’t forget to re-import the wl_cty.dat file to restore the normal country list.

If you discover after the contest that you skipped this step, just be sure to submit your log in Cabrillo format, and the organizers will re-score it for you. Alternatively, you can import this special country list and re-score the contest (Tools > Rescore), but if you do that be sure to back up the database first, just in case.

CQSA SSB Contest

  • This contest uses the Cabrillo 3.0 log file format so be careful to check the Contest Setup Window (File > Open Contest) to make sure you have filled in appropriate entry class, etc.

CQ 160 Meter DX contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: CQ160CW
      • Mode Category: CW
    • SSB
      • Log Type: CQ160SSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange:
        • Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
        • Your CQ zone – for DX stations (non K/VE)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX stations or a W/VE station.

All non-160 meter spots are marked as unworkable. Spots are marked with state from call history lookup as mults (if needed) in Bandmap and Available windows.

CQ World Wide DX contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: CQWWCW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange: Your zone Example: 14
    • SSB
      • Log Type: CQWWSSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange: Your zone Example: 14
  • The default zone values for US (K,N,W,A) stations are
    • Zone 3 – If number in callsign is 6 or 7
    • Zone 4 – If number in callsign is 5 or 8 or 9 or 0
    • Zone 5 – If number in callsign is 1 or 2 or 3 or 4
  • The default zone values for Canadian (VE) stations are
    • Zone 1 – If callsign starts with: VY1
    • Zone 2 – If callsign starts with: VE2, VO2
    • Zone 3 – If callsign starts with: VE7, VC7
    • Zone 4 – If callsign starts with: VE3, VE4, VE5, VE6, VA3
    • Zone 5 – If callsign starts with: VO1, VE1, XJ1, VY2
  • Press the Space bar when the cursor is in the ‘Callsign’ field to have the ‘Zone’ field filled with the default value
  • The default zone will be selected, so that if you type another zone, it will replace the numbers that the program put in there
  • For US users, Ctrl+Up/Ctrl+Dn doesn’t stop at US stations
  • US spots are not grayed out for Canadian users
  • Don’t show and count own countries as workable in the Bandmaps and the Available window
  • A new zone will be shown in red in the Entry window
  • Band changes
    • In multi-single, there is a 10-minute band change timer for both Run and Mult stations
    • In multi-two, there is a limit of 8 band changes per station per hour. The band change counter is reset to 0 on first contact after the top of the hour
  • The program will look up the zone if the call has been changed, provided no zone was typed by the user

CQ World Wide WPX contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: CQWPXCW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange: 001
    • SSB
      • Log Type: CQWPXSSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange: 001
  • Multi-Single and Multi-Two entries have a single set of serial numbers across all bands; per the rules, in multi-single a single sequence of serial numbers is generated regardless of band.
  • Band changes (per hour)
    • The allowed band changes are 10 for Multi-single and 8 for Multi-two
    • The band change counter is reset to 0 on first contact after the top of the hour

CIS contest – CW / SSB

The Commonwealth of Independent States Contest where everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: CISCW
      • SSB: CISSSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • CIS stations: CIS area code Example for Moscow City: RU11
      • Non-CIS stations: 001

Cup of the Russian federation RFC contest CW / SSB

The RFC Contest is an internal Russian contest only between Russian stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: RFCCW
      • SSB: RFCSSB
    • Sent Exchange:Grid Example: 115

CWops Mini CWT

Several 1-hour mini-contests each week. Each 1-hour segment is a separate contest.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CWOPS
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Name and membership number (members)
      • Name and state/province/country (non-members)

Call history lookup for member numbers in the Sect or Exch1 field of the call history file is supported.

CWops CW Open

Three four hour contests – September 6 (0000-0359Z, 1200-1559Z and 2000-2359Z) in 2014

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CWOPSOPEN
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange box:
      • 001 and name (e.g. 001 JOHN)

DARC 10 meter contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DARC10M
    • Mode Category: MIXED or CW (depends on the entry class)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • In the contest setup dialog window, Sent Exchange field, put only #
    • DL stations: (in your Function Key definition, put {SENTRST} {EXCH} DOK or NM )
      • DARC members send: RST + # + DOK (Example: 599 092 A12)
      • non-DARC members send: RST + # + NM (NM stand for non-member)
    • Foreign stations send: RST + # (in your Function Key definition, put {SENTRST} {EXCH} )

Call history lookup for DOK’s is supported. Make a text file with Call and DOK and import this in the program. See the chapter Before the Contest for information how to use Call History and how to create the text file. During the contest “Call History Lookup” has to be enabled under the Config menu. When a station (which is in the Callhistory lookup table) is entered, pressing SPACE when the cursor is in the callsign field will enter the DOK in the section field.

The contest manager from the DARC 10 meter contest approved and will accept the files made by N1MM Logger+ and likes to receive:

FileHow to make…Exported
Log file>File >Export >Export to File (Generic) >Generic File Output sorted by time[callsign].txt
Summary sheet>File >Export >Print Score Summary to File[callsign].sum
  • Send the “Generic File Output sorted by time” as a txt-File named with your call like DL8WAA.TXT
  • Don’t forget your used own call, category and if you are a DL station: own sent DOK. This can be put in the Email or sent in the Cabrillo file.

DARC Weihnachtswettbewerb XMAS contest

The DARC Weihnachtswettbewerb is a contest on December 26 from 08.30-10.59 UTC between any station on 40 and 80 meters.
The DARC contest manager for the Xmas contest accepts the standard generic file as log together with the summary sheet..

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: XMAS
    • Mode Category: MIXED
    • Sent Exchange:
      • DL stations:001 + DOK Example: 001 A12
      • Non-DL stations: 001

During the contest info about suspicious DOK’s are shown in the info bar and written to the Notes filed.&&&
After the contest check >View >Notes for the following situations:

  • “DL station non DARC member” – no DOK is given (DL station who is not a DARC member)
  • “DL station with DOK length 1” – DOK length is only one
  • “DOK with only numbers” – no letters in DOK

DIG contest CW / Phone

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: DIGCW
      • SSB: DIGSSB
      • Sent Exchange: anything as it is not being used (DIG members could enter their DIG number here)

Elecraft QSO Party

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: EQSO
    • Mode Category: Mixed
    • Exchange: State/Province/Country, Rig code + Rig serial number, or Power (non-elecraft rigs)
      • e.g. K3 serial #1234 would send 31234

European Sprint CW/ SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: EUSCW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange: Serialnumber & Operator name Example: 001 Tom
    • SSB
      • Log Type: EUSSSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange: Serialnumber & Operator name Example: 001 Tom

Example: The Exchange key (F2) can look like this: de * # {Exch} where “#” is current QSO Number and “{Exch}” is the Operator name.

EU HF Championship

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: EUHFC
    • Sent Exchange: Last two digits of the year of operator’s first official amateur radio license Example: 82 (for 1982)

Field Day Region 1

The Region I field day contest can be configured for Region 1 stations and DX stations. Supported are the rules for stations in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom (**), Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland (only CW), Italy, Slovenia (S5) and Russia (UA, UA2, UA9).

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: FDREG1
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call) determines if you are a Region 1 supported station or not and if you are /P etc. or not..

N1MM Logger+ checks whether the callsign used is a portable or a fixed station by checking the callsign in the Station dialog under config! So using a /P, /M etc there could make a difference in scoring!

United Kingdom: The ModeCategory selects the CW or the SSB version of the contest. The rules between the CW and the SSB version are very different.

First Class Operators Club (FOC) Marathon – members only

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: FOCCW
    • Sent Exchange:membership number

The calculation of bonus points for working the same station on 5 (10 additional points) or on 6 bands (an extra 5 points) is not supported by the program.

Martin/OK1RR and John/G3WGV have posted contest routines to rescore the contest from a Cabrillo file to a fully correct (including the 5/6 band bonuses).

First Class Operators Club (FOC) QSO Party

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: FOCBWQP
    • Sent Exchange:
      • FOC members: Name and FOC Number
      • Non-members: Name

GACW WWSA CW DX contest

The GACW WWSA CW DX contest can used by South American stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: GACW
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange: Your zone Example: 14
  • The rules are almost equal to the CQWW contests.
  • Default zones for US (K,N,W,A) and Canadian (VE) stations apply

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a SA station or a DX station.

Gagarin Cup

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: GCUP
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange: Your ITU zone (not CQ zone e.g., 8 rather than 5 for eastern USA)
Special country file needed
The Gagarin Cup contest uses a special country list. In order to score properly, you need to import that country list into the database you will be using. First download the file by selecting the >Files >Additional Support Files menu on the N1MM Logger+ web page and copying the file Cty-CQM.dat to your N1MM Logger+ user directory. Then, from the Tools menu in the N1MM Logger+ program, select Import Country List from Downloaded File, and select the special Cty-CQM.dat file. Import it, and you’re good to go.

After the contest, don’t forget to re-import the wl_cty.dat file to restore the normal country list.

If you discover after the contest that you skipped this step, just be sure to submit your log in Cabrillo format, and the organizers will re-score it for you. Alternatively, you can import this special country list and re-score the contest (Tools > Rescore), but if you do that be sure to back up the database first, just in case.

HA DX Contest

The Hungarian DX Contest can be configured for HA stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: HADX
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-HA stations: 001
      • HA stations
        • HADXC members: HADXC membership number Example: 101
        • Other HA stations: two letters county code. Example: GY

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a HA station or a DX station.

Helvetia Contest

The Helvetia Contest can be configured for HB stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: HELVETIA
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 001 for non-HB stations
      • 001 Your Canton Example: ZH for HB-station

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a HB station.

High Speed CW Contest

The HSC CW contest can be configured for members and non-members.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: HSCCW
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-members: NM
      • Members: HSC-Membershipnumber

Holyland Contest

The Holyland Contest can be configured for 4X stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: HOLYLAND
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 001 for non-4X stations
      • Your Area Example: E15RH

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a 4X station.

IARU Radiosporting Contest HF

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: IARU
    • Mode Category: CW or SSB or MIXED
    • Sent Exchange: IARU member society abbreviation for IARU member society HQ stations and IARU International Secretariat club station
      • AC for IARU Administrative Council
      • “R1,” “R2,” and “R3” for the three IARU regional Executive committees
      • ITU zone for all other stations Example: 27

The zone is prefilled while typing the callsign to allow multipliers to be shown while typing the callsign.

Call history lookup for HQ multipliers is supported. Correct format is: W1AW,,,,ARRL,,,

  • If Call History Lookup is enabled, and a Call History file containing HQ multipliers has been loaded, then when an HQ multiplier or partial HQ multiplier (at least two letters) is entered into the exchange field and there is no call sign in the call sign field, the Check window will display all call signs in the Call History file with that same HQ multiplier in the Reverse Call Lookup pane
    • The call signs can be clicked on with the mouse to transfer one of them to the call sign window
    • If there is a partial call sign in the call sign field, possibly using wild cards for missing characters, the list of call signs displayed will be limited to those matching the partial call sign

IOTA Islands On The Air Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: IOTA
    • Sent Exchange:001 NA123 (default exchange) Be sure to delete the “NA123” from the Sent Exchange field in the Contest Setup dialog if you are not an island station, because otherwise the program’s scoring will be incorrect.
      • Your own IOTA reference must be in the form XXYYY where XX = letters and YYY = numbers.

NB: The syntax for the sent IOTA reference must be in the form XXYYY where XX = letters and YYY = numbers. Example: 001 EU001 and not 001 EUTT1 or 001 EU1. If you wish to transmit your exchange with cut numbers or without leading zeros in the IOTA reference, you will have to hard-code your desired exchange in your exchange messages instead of using the {EXCH} macro

  • The received IOTA reference does not need the dash (-) when logged. Example: Enter EU123 in the IOTA field, not EU-123. The Cabrillo output will have the – added automatically
  • The IOTA contest has many multipliers and therefore the program will only show worked IOTA references and add a new IOTA reference when a new multiplier is worked. In the Multiplier window, choose the “Sect” tab
    • If Call History Lookup is enabled, and a Call History file containing IOTA references has been loaded, then when an IOTA reference or partial IOTA reference is entered into the exchange field and there is no call sign in the call sign field, the Check window will display all call signs in the Call History file with that same IOTA reference in the Reverse Call History pane
    • The call signs can be clicked on with the mouse to transfer one of them to the call sign window
    • If there is a partial call sign in the call sign field, possibly using wild cards for missing characters, the list of call signs displayed will be limited to those matching the partial call sign
  • If your Call History file contains a list of country prefixes and island codes for those DXCC countries that are entirely on islands (e.g. G, VK), then entering a call sign from one of these countries will automatically pre-fill the IOTA reference field with the most common IOTA code for that country (see the IOTA Call History.txt file distributed with the program – country references are at the end of the file)
    • Since in many cases there is more than one IOTA reference for the same country, you must be prepared to override this code; when the cursor is moved to the IOTA field, the second (numerical) part of the IOTA reference code is highlighted to make it easy to override the default number

Note for multi-operator stations:

  • The IOTA contest allows multi-operator stations to use two radios, one of which is only allowed to work new multipliers. This is similar to the Multi-Single category in the CQ WW and CQ WPX contests; note that in this contest, the two stations are allowed to transmit simultaneously
    • If you wish to make use of two radios, in the contest setup window choose the MULTI-ONE category (Operator category MULTI-OP and Xmtr category ONE). Select Networked-Computer Mode on both computers (see the Networked-Computer Support section of the manual for detailed instructions)
      • At the multiplier-only station, check the following options under Config > Networked-Computer Tools: Is Mult Station, and Don’t work non-mults
      • If you wish to allow simultaneous transmitting at both stations, check the Block my Tx Only if Other Stn Transmitting on Same Band&Mode (Multi-One) option. This will allow both transmitters to operate simultaneously. This option is not “sticky”, i.e. you will have to check it every time you restart the program, otherwise your radio will be blocked from transmitting whenever the other radio is transmitting. WARNING: DO NOT rely on the software lockout to protect your radios – the lockout is intended only to facilitate compliance with contest rules, and should not be relied upon to protect against damage
  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: NAVAL
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Club+Membership number for Naval Club member, e.g. PN007
      • 001 for non-Naval Club member

2009 contest rules: are here.

2010 dates: 8 / 9 May – CW and SSB, 15/16 May – PSK and RTTY;

JA domestic contests

This is a general contest class for Japanese domestic contests and only for use by JA stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: JAdomestic
    • Sent Exchange: Section + class Example: 25M or 10L

General rules:

  • Japanese stations may only work Japanese stations
  • Example exchange numbers in ALL JA contest with assuming as follows.
    • I am in Osaka with 100W output and another party is in Tokyo with 10W.’ send:59925M receive:59910L
    • I am in Okinawa with 1KW output and another party is in Sapporo in JA8 with 50W. send:59947H receive:599106M
  • Dupe and multiplier examples
    • 20 mtr JE1CKA 10H SSB 1 point + multiplier
    • 20 mtr JE1CKA 10H CW 0 points dupe, no multiplier
    • 20 mtr JE1CKA 10H SSB 0 points dupe, no multiplier
  • Same station should counts for 1 point only once on each band regardless of mode.
  • The multiplier counts once on each band regardless of mode.
  • When the SentExchange does not end on H, L, M or P then there is no Powercode check.

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a JA station.

JIDX Contest

This JIDX contest contest can be configured for Japanese stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
  • CW
    • Log Type: JIDXCW
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-JA stations: CQ Zone number Example: 14 (01 to 40)
      • JA stations: Your Prefecture Example: 34 (01 to 50)
  • SSB
    • Log Type: JIDXSSB
    • Mode Category: SSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-JA stations: CQ Zone number Example: 14 (01 to 40)
      • JA stations: Your Prefecture Example: 34 (01 to 50)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a JA or a DX station.

JT DX Contest

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: JTDX
    • Mode Category: CW or SSB, select one only
    • Sent Exchange: CQ Zone (e.g., 5, 14, 23, etc.)

King of Spain Contest

The King of Spain contest can be configured for EA stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: KINGEACW
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange:
        • non-EA stations: 001
        • EA stations:Your Province Example: AV
    • SSB
      • Log Type: KINGEASSB
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange:
        • non-EA stations: 001
        • EA stations:Your Province Example: AV

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a EA station.

Logbook of the World Contest CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: LOTWCW for the Digital part of the contest (LOTWRTTY)
      • SSB: LOTWSSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For North American stations: State/Province abbreviation Example: CT
      • For non North American stations: Countryprefix

LZ DX Contest

The LZDX contest can be configured for LZ stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: LZDX
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-LZ stations: ITU zone
      • LZ stations:Your District abbreviation Example: BU

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a LZ station.

LZ Open and LZ Sprint Contests

Supports all three versions of the contest (LZ Open contest, LZ Open 40 meter Sprint contest and LZ Open 80 meter Sprint contest)

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: LZOPEN
    • Sent Exchange: 001
    • Select LZOPEN contest. The Sent Exchange in the “contest selection window” is 001 or #.
    • Your F2 exchange message should be: {EXCH}{LASTEXCH} or #{LASTEXCH}
    • Since it is required, the program will always send leading zeros for this contest. Unchecking the leading zeros box in Configurer will have no effect
    • When a callsign is in the Entry Window, the Info Window displays the time since you last worked the station
    • If you have a radio interface enabled, the bandmap colors of the callsigns will update when you can work the station again for points
      • Set the Bandmap Packet Spot Timeout greater than 30 minutes
    • Do not enter received cut letters into the exchange box. They will not be converted to numbers
    • Read the contest rules
    • Submit the contest results with the Cabrillo output

The 30 minute time period is computed per the organizers instructions. That is to ignore the seconds of the logged QSO when computing the 30 minute interval. The 30 minute interval is computed from the last QSO on the current band so it is not recommended to log a contact that will not produce any points.

LZ Open and LZ Sprint contests display the sent exchange on the Entry Window status line. This addition expects that the {LASTEXCH} macro is used as required by these contests.

Manchester Mineira Contest

The Manchester Mineira Contest by CWJF is the major CW contest in South America. Since 2011 this contest is now open to stations anywhere in the world.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CQMMDX
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange: Continent (e.g. NA), or Continent + M (member), Y (YL), Q (QRP) or G (multi-operator group)

Michigan QRP Contest

See the ARCI contest which uses almost the same rules.

Supported are: January CW Contest ; Memorial Day CW Sprint ; July 4th CW Sprint ; Labor Day CW Sprint

MiniTest CW Test

Almost every week on Wednesday at 18 GMT and lasts only one hour. It has 6 time periods
(10 minute each). Band: 3520 – 3570 kHz, mode: CW, exchange: RST+serial.
Every QSO gives 1 point, multiplier: the number of unique calls during this hour of the contest. Classes: 1- club station, 2 – SO, A- power ❯ 100 W, B – power ❮= 100 W, 3 – SWL. The results can be submitted at 19.00 GMT on 3720 KHz (SSB) or on 3541 KHz (CW).
The submitted information (QSO number, multiplier, class) will look like this: “125 36 A”. The results are published here:
http://www.minitest.narod.ru/2009/2009.htm

NA Sprint CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: SPRINTCW
      • SSB: SPRINTSSB
    • Sent Exchange: 001 Tom CT
      • Serial number, your name and your location (state, province or country) Example: PA1M DE N1MM 123 TOM CT K

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a North American station or a non-North American station.

  • Example function keys can be found in the Example Function Keys chapter
  • Check out the Macros chapter. The {PGUP} and {PGDN} macros are useful in the Sprint.
    • By Tom – W4BQF: Open config – Confiigure Ports…. – Other. Under the ‘Other’ tab, look at the right-most column, where you will see “CW Up/Down Arrow” and “PgUp/PgDown”. These can be configured to QSY. Configure the Up/Down Arrow keys to QSY, say 2 kHz each time you press your keyboard up or down arrow keys. Configure PgUp/Down to QSY ‘x’ kHz, and then use {PGUP} or {PGDN} as a macro assigned to any of the function keys. Example: F10 Freq UP, {PGDN} {run} F11 Freq DN, {PGUP}{run}
      In my case “PgUp/Down” will move my frequency 5.5 kHz and the “CW UP/Down Arrow” keys set to QSY 1.5 kHz. A little tricky because {PGDN} actually moves you UP in frequency, but it works very well.

N1MM Logger Sprint Survival Tips – Version 1.7, by N2IC (written for Logger Classic, should be applicable to Plus)

I thought I would share what I have learned about customizing N1MM Logger for this contest.

I’m not going to try to explain how to operate the Sprint – for this, there is an excellent writeup by Tree, N6TR here.

What I will do is describe how to get the most out of N1MM Logger in the Sprint. My operation is SO2R, and my configuration is optimized for that mode. However, I’m sure you SO1R guys will pick up a few tricks from what I have done for SO2R.

The most important thing is to get your options, windows and function keys set up correctly before the Sprint starts.

The Options…

Start up N1MM Logger using version 12.1.0 or later, and create a new SPRINTCW contest.

I assume that your radio(s) are interfaced to N1MM Logger, so that N1MM Logger will automatically track the frequency of each radio. If you do not have interfaced radios, this configuration and function key assignment will not work correctly for the Sprint.

In the Config menu, select the following options:
– Enter sends message (ESM)
– QSYing wipes the call & spots QSO in bandmap
– Do Not Automatically Switch to Run on CQ Frequency
– Show non-workable spots
– SO2R->Toggle CTRLFx Macro

The “Toggle CTRLFx Macro” can also be toggled using Ctrl+Shift+L. This is handy if you need to turn off {CTRLFx} during the contest.

The Windows…

These are the only windows I have on my screen:
– Entry Window (one for each radio)
– Visible Dupesheet (one for each radio)
– Info
– Log
– Score Summary

They all fit nicely on my small monitor. My screen layout is shown at http://www.kkn.net/~n2ic/sprint.bmp .

The Visible Dupesheet is really nice once you get used to it. To see if a station is a dupe, you just scan the dupesheet with your eyes, rather than frantically type a call into the Entry Window.

Open a Bandmap window. Right click and select “Packet Spot Timeout”. Change the packet spot timeout to 1 minute. That’s right….1 minute. Hit OK. Now close the Bandmap window. Don’t reopen it. It is of no value in Sprint, but it is important to change the packet spot timeout value to 1 minute. (Side note: This option should really be called “Bandmap Timeout” not “Packet Spot Timeout”. It controls how long calls stay on the bandmap and the appearance of calls in the “on deck” frame of the Entry Window. We’re obviously not using packet in the Sprint.)

Notice that I do NOT have the “Available Mults & Q’s” nor the Bandmap windows open.

Function Keys ….

Here are my function key definitions. I’ll explain a few that aren’t obvious:

F1 CQ,{JUMPRX}cq na cq na * na
F2 Exch,* # steve nm
F3 TU,{CLEARRIT}t{END}{CONDJUMP}{STOPTX}
F4 {MYCALL},*
F5 Call,!
F6 QSO B4,qso b4 *
F7 Other Short,{CTRLF10}
F8 Other Long,{CTRLF11}
F9 GoS&&P,{S&P}
F10,cq na * * na {RUN}
F11 Long CQ,cq na cq na * * na {RUN}
F12,-
F1 S&&P CQ,{JUMPRX}cq na cq na * na
F2 S&&P Exch,! # steve nm * {RUN}
F3 S&&P tu,tu
F4 S&&P,*
F5 S&&P his call,!
F6 S&&P,-
F7 S&&P Other Short,{CTRLF10}
F8 S&&P Other Long,{CTRLF11}
F9 GoRun,{RUN}
F10,cq na * * na {RUN}
F11 Long CQ,cq na cq na * * na {RUN}
F12,-

With the Run F3 key, my “thank you” message is sent. When you QSY, you will automatically be changed to S&P mode. Do not include the {S&P} macro here – it will cause the last station worked to get “stuck” in the on-call frame of the Entry Window.

With the S&P F2 key, as soon as I send my exchange, it immediately switches to Run mode.

I can also force myself into Run and S&P modes with the F9 key.

The F7 and F8 keys send CQ’s on the “other” radio. This is very useful when the other station is sending his exchange, and you are going to lose the frequency (i.e. it will become “his” frequency). You can send a CQ on the other radio, while he is sending his exchange. Then, when he finishes sending his exchange and you need to send your “thank you” message to finish the QSO, all you have to do is hit Enter, which will stop the CQ on the other radio, and send your Run F3 message on the active radio. After the “thank you” message is sent, the {CONDJUMP} macro in the Run F3 message will move your entry focus to the “other” radio, so that you will be ready to copy a new caller on the radio you were CQing on.

When I’m CQing on the active radio, but simultaneously doing S&P on the other radio, and hear a new station, I can hit the Enter key. This will stop the CQ, and send my call on the other radio.

One thing you need to do is keep an eye on where your transmit and receive focus is (the red and green dots on the Entry Window). When you’re doing SO2R in the Sprint, there will be times where your focus is not where you might expect it, or want it. Always be ready with the \ and Pause keys to jump between radios. Yes, this takes lots of practice, and you will make mistakes. The Thursday night NCCC Sprints are good practice for this.

NA Sprint CW by Kenny, K2KW

North American Sprint CW is just a few hours away, and thought I would take a moment to help others get their CW messages ready. Your messages may differ slightly from mine, but I just wanted to highlight what’s happening on the F2 and F3 messages which are the key setup items for Sprint. The F2 exchange is set up to give you the correct sequence for this contest using ESM, and the exchange sequence varies based on if you are Calling CQ, or you answered someone while S&P. F3 is used to confirm the message, and change your state from S&P to Running, or Running to S&P. The {RUN} and S&P} macros are inserted at the end of the F3 message, and will automatically change your state, and thus exchange sequence.

I have also changed the Up/Down Arrow to move 1.5 kHz, giving you an “instant QSY” per the rules. You may choose to use a wider QSY increment, but the goal was to offer you an idea for QSYing so you can abide by the rules.

If you are not aware of the uniqueness of the Sprint exchange and QSY rule, check out: http://n6tr.jzap.com/sprint.html and http://www.ncjweb.com/sprintrules.php

73 and CU in the contest,

  • Set the Exchange:
    • >File >Choose Which Contest to Log >Sent Exchange
      • # yourname yourstate
        • Example: # KEN CA
  • Set QSY distance:
    • In the >Config >Configurer >Other window, change the CW Up/Down Arrow Incr = 1.5
      • That gives me an instant QSY somewhat greater than the minimum QSY required after you leave a frequency. Any value over 1 kHz is recommended

SprintNS and Sprint Ladder

Window: Contest Setup

These contests are identical except for the dupe rule that is incorporated. SPRINTNS does not allow no in-band dupes, while SPRINTLADD allows dupes with one intervening QSO.

  • Log Type:
    • SPRINTNS, SPRINTLADD
  • Sent Exchange: 001 Tom CT
    • Serial number, your name and your location (state, province or country) Example: PA1M DE N1MM 123 TOM CT K

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a North American station or a non-North American station.

See NA Sprint above for more information (rules for the NS Sprint and Sprint Ladder are derived from but slightly different than NA Sprint, so be advised!).

NAQP North American QSO Parties CW / SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: NAQPCW
      • Operator Category: SINGLE-OP or MULTI-TWO
        • For Multi-Two see the extra info below!
      • Mode Category: CW
      • Sent Exchange:
        • For North American stations – Operator name and station location (state, province, or country) Example: Tom CT
        • For non-North American stations – Operator name only Example: Thomas
    • SSB
      • Log Type: NAQPSSB
      • Operator Category: SINGLE-OP or MULTI-TWO
        • For Multi-Two see the extra info below!
      • Mode Category: SSB
      • Sent Exchange:
        • For North American stations – Operator name and station location (state, province, or country) Example: Tom CT
        • For non-North American stations – Operator name only Example: Thomas

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a North American station or a non-North American station. Contest rules require the Multi-Operator stations use a single name throughout the entire contest.

Note: There are two multipliers in this contest with identical exchange abbreviations: Hawaii (HI) and Dominican Republic (HI). The program scores these correctly despite the ambiguity, i.e. if you work them both on the same band you will get credit for both multipliers (one in each multiplier column in the Log and Score Summary windows).

NRAU Baltic Contest

This contest is only for stations from the following countries: ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF, and YL

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: NRAUCW
      • SSB: NRAUSSB
    • Sent Exchange: Section Example: AA

When a station is logged the following checks are made:

  • Is the logged station from a valid country ( ES, JW, JX, LA, LY, OH, OH0, OX, OY, OZ, SM, TF, and YL)
  • Is the entered section a valid section (from NRAU.sec)
  • A warning is given when a qso is made an another band than 7 or 3,5 MHz. A note is made with the logged qso.

Oceania Contest

Supported are the CW and SSB version of the contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: OCEANIACW
      • SSB: OCEANIASSB
    • Sent Exchange: 001

Note: The rules have special instructions for not complete portable callsigns so a prefix can not be deduced normally. Adding numbers like the rules state is not supported and should be done by editing the log file (afterwards). Example: N8BJQ/PA would be PA but is not a valid prefix and should become PA0 (add the zero).

OK OM DX contest

The OK-OM DX contest can be configured for OK/OM stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: OKOMDX
    • Mode Category: CW (it is a CW only contest)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-OK/OM stations: 001
      • OK/OM stations: district abbreviation Example: BPZ

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an OK/OM station or a DX station.

PA Beker Contest

The PA-beker contest is a local Dutch contest on 40 and 80 meters. The text below is in Dutch.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: PABEKERCW
      • SSB: PABEKERSSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • QSL regio Voorbeeld: 27 (en niet R27)
  • QSL regio ingeven en invoeren zonder R dus 27 en geen R27
  • Log, Entry en Score summary geven de juiste scores.
  • De multiplier window (Ctrl+J) geeft onder ‘Sect’ de gewerkte QSL regios alleen daar wordt de eigen regio wel getoond indien gewerkt.
  • Er zit geen beperking op banden (dus let op dat je op 40 en 80 meter logt).
  • In te zenden log bestanden:
FileHow to make…Exported
Log file>File >Export >Export to File (Generic)[callsign].txt
Summary sheet>File >Export >Print Score Summary to File[callsign].sum

PACC Contest

The PACC contest can be configured for PA stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: PACC
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-PA stations: 001
      • PA stations: Your province Example:DR

PA stations ONLY (i.e. not stations outside the Netherlands) have to import an adapted CTY.DAT file for the PACC contest so the right multipliers will be used. In the ‘Entry window’ go to ‘Tools’, and select ‘Import country list from downloaded file’. This adapted country file can be downloaded from the N1MM website, under ‘Files’, select in the menu: ‘Additional Support Files’. Don’t forget importing the original CTY.DAT file again when entering other after the PACC contests.

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a PA station.

The PACC contest committee approved and will accept the files made by N1MM logger and likes to receive:

FileHow to make…Exported
Cabrillo Log file>File >Generate Cabrillo File[callsign].log
PA stations: Vergeet niet in de cabrillo log file te vermelden de klasse waarin je mee doet en de afdeling voor het afdelingsklassement!
PA stations kunnen tijdens de PACC contest op 160 meter gelijktijdig meedoen aan de RSGB 1.8 MHz CW contest in de avonduren. N1MM accepeteert na het volgnummer ook de districtscode. Voorbeeld: 599 123AA (NB, geen spatie tussen het ontvangen volgnummer en de district code)

Portugal Day Contest

The Portugal Day contest can be used for Portuguese stations (CT, CT3 or CU) and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: PORTUGAL
    • Operator setting MUST be: SINGLE-OP
    • Exchange:
      • District or Autonome Region for Portuguese stations
      • 001 for DX stations (serialnumber)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Portuguese station or DX.

QCWA QSO Party

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: QCWAQSO
    • Mode Category: Mixed
    • Exchange: Year licensed, Name, Chapter (or state/province/country)
  • The unique scoring for operating within 50 miles of the special events station and the one QSO rule for your home chapter are not supported.

RAC Canada Day Contest / RAC Canada Winter Contest

Both contests are supported with the same set of rules. These RAC contests can be used both for VE stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RAC
    • Exchange:
      • Province or territory for stations in Canada
      • 001 for VE0 stations and stations outside Canada (serialnumber)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are from Canada, VE0 or outside Canada.

The 6m and 2m bands are included in the RAC contest. You can use the “Change Band Panel Display” item in the right-click pop-up menu in the Entry window to add these two bands to the band panel buttons and enable switching to them using the Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn keys, provided the radio, if one is interfaced, is capable of switching to those bands. If you are using two (or more) radios, one of which is interfaced to the computer, then you should configure N1MM+ for SO2R and log each contact in the Entry window associated with the particular radio that is used for the contact.

RAEM CW Contest

The RAEM Contest is CW only and has no multipliers, only points. These points are calculated based on QSO points and distance between the stations (based on exchanged coordinates). Extra points are added for polar stations. Extra bonus points for RAEM memorial stations are not added because the call RAEM has no number is will not be accepted by the program. Use RAEM99 or so and update the log and score (300 additional points) after the contest. 10 band changes per hour are permitted, and a band change counter is activated when this contest is selected.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RAEM
    • Mode Category: CW (it is a CW only contest)
    • Sent Exchange: 001 & Coordinates Example: 001 53N6O
      • The own coordinates is the second token in Sent Exchange without spaces (one ‘word’)

Coordinate rules: These rules apply for the ‘Sent Exchange’ and also when entering a coordinate in the Entry Window.

  • Own coordinates: Second token in Sent Exchange without spaces (one ‘word’)
  • First part is the Longitude with at the end N or S Example: 53N
  • Second part is the Latitude with at the end W or O (not E) Example: 6O
  • As a total this makes: 53N6O

Log and rescore: To generate the log use the Generic log file and the Score summary. Always rescore and check the log. If a qso has 1 point then the Received exchange is not correct. If there are QSOs who have gotten 2 points then your Sent Exchange is not correct. Update your Sent Exchange in the contest setup and rescore. Check again.

Call History: The call history can be used but… the coordinates have to be entered in the Name field of the Call History table. This is the only field which is capable of handling all different coordinates 1N2W but also 67N169O

REF Contest CW / SSB

The REFContest can be configured for stations in REF countries and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: REFCW
      • SSB: REFSSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For DX stations: 001
      • For stations in REF countries – Department (F and TK) or Prefix (all other REF countries)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a station in a REF country.

RF Championship

The RF Championship is a contest for stations of the Russian Federation only.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RFCHAMP
    • Mode Category: Select mode used in contest (CW, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange: 001

Please add the zone to sent in the Function keys. The points are calculated based on your callsign and the callsign received.

RSGB 160 Meter CW Contests

The RSGB 1.8MHz CW Contests can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGB160CW
    • Mode Category: CW (it is a CW only contest)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For DX stations: 001
      • For stations in the UK – 001 & District Example: 001 ZE

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are in the UK or not.

Serial numbers must be logged from UK stations.
There is no check by the program if a serial number is entered for non-UK stations. This because there are often several other EU contests going on at the same time and an entrant in those may not sent a serial number just an area code like DR (PACC) or a French department like 78. If a non UK station sends a serial number it must be logged in the received serial nr field, if it sends a code like DR is must be logged in the districts field.

RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest

The RSGB 21/28 MHz CW Contests can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGB2128
    • Sent Exchange: 001

RSGB 80 Meter Club Championship

The RSGB 80 Meter Club Championship can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGB80MCC
    • Sent Exchange: 001

RSGB Affiliated Societies Team Contests AFS

The RSGB Affiliated Societies Team Contests can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: RSGBAFS-C
      • SSB: RSGBAFS-S
    • Sent Exchange: 001

RSGB Club Calls Contest

The RSGB Club Calls contest can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGBCLUB
    • Sent Exchange: 001

RSGB Commonwealth Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGBBERU
    • Exchange: 001 (HQ stations enter 001 HQ in this box, with a single space between the 001 and the HQ)

This contest is for British Commonwealth stations only. The callsign in the Station Information dialog (Config >Change Your Station Data >Call) determines whether you are in the Commonwealth or not.

There are no multipliers in this contest. Contacts with Commonwealth stations outside your own Commonwealth Call Area (CCA) are worth 5 points; contacts within your own call area or with non-Commonwealth stations are worth zero points. There are bonus points for the first 3 contacts on each band in each CCA (25 points instead of 5 points). HQ stations send HQ after the serial number in the exchange (enter HQ in the HQ block in the entry window when you work one of these), and are also worth 25 points. You can work three bonus stations in each CCA on each band for 25 points each; any additional contacts in that CCA are worth 5 points each (unless there is an HQ station in that CCA – HQ stations are always worth 25 points). You can work the HQ station in your own call area for bonus points. HQ stations can work all CCAs including their own.

Bonus stations (first three contacts in a CCA, and HQ stations) are shown in red in the Entry window; other Commonwealth stations are in blue. Non-Commonwealth stations and stations in your own CCA are shown in grey (including the HQ station in your CCA until the HQ box in the Entry window is filled in). If you wish to work and log a zero-point QSO, use Ctrl+Alt+Enter to force-log the contact.

To have the Multiplier window show only Commonwealth Call Areas, go to the Files > Additional Support Files on this web site and download file cty-BERU-20150131.dat into the SupportFiles subfolder in your N1MM Logger+ user files folder, then use the Logger’s Tools > Import country list from downloaded file menu item to import this list into the database. You will have to close and reopen the Multiplier window for this change to take effect. The Multiplier window only shows whether one station has been worked in that CCA. Remember to reload the normal wl_cty.dat file into the database after the contest is over and your log has been exported!

Unless you are using a BERU-specific Call History file containing only HQ station call signs, Call History Lookup should be turned off in this contest to prevent state/section information for other contests from prefilling the HQ box.

HQ stations are recorded in the “Sect” column in the log. Call areas are recorded in the “Exch” column. In the Score Summary window, the “Cty” column indicates the number of bonus-point QSOs (first three QSOs in a CCA), and the “Sec” column indicates the number of HQ stations worked.

After the contest, review your Cabrillo file header using a text editor and compare it against the RSGB Cabrillo instructions. The RSGB uses some non-standard fields in its Cabrillo file headers, so you may need to make some changes.

RSGB SSB Field Day & RSGB National Field Day

The Region I field day contest can be configured for RSGB and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: FDREG1
    • Mode Category: The ModeCategory selects the CW or the SSB version of the contest. The rules between the CW and the SSB version are very different..
      • CW for the CW Field day contest
      • SSB for the SSB Field day contest
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a RSGB station or not and if you are /P etc. or not..

N1MM Logger+ checks whether the callsign used is a portable or a fixed station by checking the callsign in the Station dialog under config ! So using a /P, /M etc there could make a difference in scoring!

RSGB Low Power Field Day

The RSGB Low Power Field Day can be configured for RSGB stations and DX stations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RSGBLP
    • Mode Category: CW (it is a CW only contest)
    • Sent Exchange: 001 Power Example: 001 2W5

RSGB ROPOCO

The RSGB ROPOCO (re-named ROLO) is an RSGB contest and open to all stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ROPOCO
    • Mode Category: CW/SSB (SSB April, CW October)
    • Sent Exchange: First contact your full Locator (taken from station info) then last Locator received.

NOTE. Use the macro {LASTEXCH} to send the postcode from the previous qso. Example F2 key: ❮❮❮5nn❯❯❯ {LASTEXCH}

Russian District Award Contest

The Russian District Award contest can be configured for Russian stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RDAC
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-Russian stations: 001
      • Russian stations: District code by RDA list (for example TB02)
  • Call History exchange field: Exch1

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Russian station or a DX station.

Russian DX Contest

The Russian DX contest can be configured for Russian stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RUSSIANDX
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-Russian stations: 001
      • Russian stations: Your oblast code (two letters)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Russian station or a DX station.
Example: Default RU1A would have SP, in the call hisotry RU1A could be added so it will give the correct exception LO.
When a station is found in Call history it will use the section/oblast from it. IIf not found in Call history it will use the default oblast.

Example Call history

RA1AR,,,, LO

RU1A,,,,LO

RU6FA,,,,KM

Log submission notes:

‘CATEGORY-OVERLAY’. In the RDXC you can submit one log and have it scored as two single band entries. Like operating 10m during day time and 160m at night. Now, this is particular to this contest and you need to submit your log like this:

CATEGORY-OVERLAY: [operator-cat] [band-cat] [power-cat] [mode-cat] The category overlay of the log submission when appropriate. In RDXC, two single band entries are allowed from one participant. In this case, one entry must be listed under CATEGORY tag, the other one under CATEGORY-OVERLAY, such as:

  • CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP 80M HIGH MIXED
  • CATEGORY-OVERLAY: SINGLE-OP 15M HIGH MIXED

Russian Radiosport Team Championship

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • RRTCT (invited teams)
      • RRTC (everyone else)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • three-letter code (teams)
      • ITU zone (others)

Russian YL/OM Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RUSYLOM
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 73 for male stations (OM)
      • 88 for female stations (YL)

YL stations (female) may only work OM stations (male) and vice versa.

SAC Contest CW / SSB

The Scandinavian Activity Contest can be configured for Scandinavian stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • CW
      • Log Type: SACCW
      • Sent Exchange: 001
    • SSB
      • Log Type: SACSSB
      • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Scandinavian station or a DX station.

Spanish Towns Contest

The Spanish Towns contest can be configured for EA stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CME
    • Mode Category: SSB
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-EA stations: 001
      • EA stations: Your INE code Example: 18145

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX station or a EA station.

SPDX Contest

The SPDX contest can be configured for Polish stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SPDX
    • Multi-Op set Operator Category = MULTI-ONE
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 001 for non-SP stations
      • Your province Example: B for Lubuskie

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Polish station or a DX station.
The band and mode change counter is shown in the Info window.

Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge

The Stew Perry contest is CW only.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: STEWPERRY
    • Power category:
      • HIGH when > 100 Watt
      • LOW when 10 – 100 Watt
      • QRP when less than 10 Watt
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Your four character grid Example: JO33

The point calculation in the log is multiplied by a power multiplier for each qso point value. This factor depends on the selected Power category chosen. HIGH is multiplied by a factor 1, LOW by a factor 2 and QRP by a factor 4.

Scandinavian Young Ladies Radio Association SYLRA

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type:SYLRA
    • Mode: Mixed+Dig
    • Sent Exchange: 88 for YLs, 73 for OMs

UA1DZ Memorial Cup

The UA1DZ Memorial Cup can be used by St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DZCUP
    • Mode Category: Select mode used (CW, Mixed, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For non-St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region stations: Grid Square e.g. EL98
      • For St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region stations: RDA (administrative area)

UBA Contest CW / SSB

The UBA DX Contest can be configured for ON stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: UBACW
      • SSB: UBASSB
    • Mode Category: CW
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For non-ON stations:001
      • For ON stations: 001 + Your province Example: 001 OV

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an ON station or a DX station.

Log submitting for non Belgian stations:

Before submitting your log look at this page from Franki, ON5ZO

The information tells how to update the category in the Cabrillo file so you are placed in the right category.
The UBA contest manager approved and will accept the Cabrillo output made by N1MM Logger+.

IMPORTANT NOTE quoted from the rules as found on the UBA website, regarding log submission:

Log submission info from UBA: The UBA likes to receive a Cabrillo file

Special Setup for Belgian participants:

How to include your province abbreviation in the Cabrillo output?
This MUST be done for both SSB and CW contests! Go to Config > Change your Station Data > State field: fill in the abbreviation for your province (OV, VB etc). It is VERY IMPORTANT to do this, as it will determine what you have sent in the log (Cabrillo output), and it is needed by the UBA Contest Team. The official abbreviation (2 letters) for the Belgian Provinces is to be found on the UBA site, under the rules for HF contests.
Non-Belgian participants can leave this field ‘as is’, it is only used for Belgian contesters.

How to send your province abbreviation after the serial number in CW?
When you have selected to begin a new log for the UBA DX CW contest, you must change the F2 button message to send your province.
This is done like this; go to: Config > Change Packet /CW/SSB/Digital Message buttons > Change CW buttons In the right column, second row, there is: ❮❮❮5nn❯❯❯ {EXCH} This means the incrementing serial number. Now you have to add your province abbreviation, preceded by a slash (/). It should look like this: ❮❮❮5nn❯❯❯ {EXCH}/OV or ❮❮❮5nn❯❯❯ {EXCH}/AN

WARNING: Never change the ‘001’ as the Sent Exchange value in the Select Log Type window, as the software will no longer send serial numbers!!!

UBA ON Contest

The UBA ON Contests (4 in total) can be configured for ON stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UBAON
    • Mode Category: Select mode used (CW, Mixed, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For non-ON stations:001
      • For ON stations – Serial + Your UBA gewest Example: 001 AAA

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an ON station or a DX station.

UBA Spring

The UBA Spring contest (4 in total) can be configured for ON stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UBASPRING
    • Mode Category: Select mode used (CW, Mixed, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For non-ON stations: 001
      • For ON stations – Serial + Your UBA gewest Example: 001 AAA

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an ON station or a DX station.

UBA Low Band Winter

The UBA Low Band Winter contest (4 in total) can be configured for ON stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UBAWINTER
    • Mode Category: Select mode used (CW, Mixed, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For non-ON stations:001
      • For ON stations – Your UBA gewest Example: AAA

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an ON station or a DX station.

UK/EI DX CW and SSB

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKEIDXCW or UKEIDXSSB
    • Mode Category: Select mode used (CW, SSB)
    • Sent Exchange: (Macro “001”: N1MM replaces the 001 with the correct sequential serial number)
      • For non-UK/EI stations: 001
      • For UK/EI stations: 001 followed by YOUR District code (NOTE: no space following the 001 macro)
        • e.g. 001BM District codes can be found in the rules HERE

Ukrainian Championship

The Ukrainian Championship is run on CW, SSB and RTTY.(for Ukrainian stations only)

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: UKRCHCW, UKRCHSSB, UKRCHRTTY
    • Sent Exchange: two-letter district designator, plus serial number – e.g., KV 001

Ukrainian DX contest

The Ukrainian DX contest can be configured for Ukrainian stations and non-Ukrainian stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKRAINDX
    • Mode Category: MIXED
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Oblast for Ukrainian stations Example: CH
      • 001 for non-Ukrainian stations

Note: Countries are counted per band for SSB, CW and RTTY, because RTTY is in a separate contest module they won’t be counted correct when a station makes next to SSB and CW also RTTY q’s or the other way around…

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Ukrainian station or a non-Ukrainian station.

UN DX Contest

Kazakhstan Open Championship

  • Window: Select log type
    • Log Type: UNDX
    • Mode Category: Mixed
    • Sent Exchange:
      • District code for Kazakhstan stations Example: L17
      • 001 for non-Kazakhstan stations

Independence of Venezuela Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: YV
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The YV call areas are shown in the Multiplier window, choose the tab “Sect”.

WAEDC Contest CW / SSB

The WAEDC Contest can be configured for European stations and non-European stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • CW: WAECW
      • SSB: WAESSB
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a European station or a non-European station.

Introduction to WAE DX CW/SSB – based on an article originally written by Franki, ON5ZO

WAE has something no other contest has, that you’ll either love or hate – the exchange of information on past contacts in the contest, or QTC. Except in WAE RTTY, a QTC is a piece of traffic that can only be sent from stations outside EU to EU stations. EU stations will beg to get them. Why? Simply because for both sides each QTC is added to the QSO total. If N1MM makes a QSO with ON5ZO, then they both get 1 point for the QSO. If they decide to exchange 10 QTCs during this QSO, they each earn 11 points, 1 QSO + 10 QTCs. If, after the contest, ON5ZO made 300 QSOs, during which he got 500 QTCs, his total count will be 800, multiplied by the number of multipliers.

Each QTC has three main parts – time, call and received serial number of a QSO from the DX (non-European) station’s log. Suppose that N1MM logged ON5ZO at 0123UTC, and ON5ZO gave ‘012’ as his serial number. Later in the contest, N1MM can send the QTC to 9A7P, for example.: He would send 0123 ON5ZO 012.

The rules say that a DX station can only send a total of 10 QTCs to a EU station, and that previous QSOs with the receiving station cannot be included in the batch of QTCs sent. Each QSO can only be sent once as a QTC, so a DX station can never have more QTCs sent than QSOs logged. A EU station however, can have many more QTCs than QSOs, as each non-duplicate QSO can yield up to 10 QTCs.

A DX station can choose to send 10 QTCs to a single recipient during a single QSO, or piecemeal. In addition, QTCs do not have to be exchanged only during a non-dupe QSO. Suppose that early in the contest, ON5ZO is running, and N1MM calls on 20m. They have a regular QSO and exchange serial numbers. ON5ZO asks ‘QTC?’ but N1MM wants to make some QSOs first, so he declines. Towards the end of the contest, N1MM is running on 20m and ON5ZO finds him, ON5ZO sees that N1MM is a dupe because they QSO’d at the beginning of the contest. However, they didn’t pass QTCs, so ON5ZO asks ‘QTC? de ON5ZO’. N1MM sees that they have worked but indeed: there were no QTCs sent then, and N1MM is now eager to send 10 of his QSOs as QTCs. They do it, and both go away happy. The second QSO doesn’t count, of course, but the QTCs do.

Each set of QTCs must be numbered. The sending station initiates the series of QTCs with a “batch” number like ‘QTC 11/10’, which means that it is the 11th batch sent by the DX station, and there will be 10 QTCs in the batch.

All this sounds terribly complicated, doesn’t it?. Fortunately, N1MM Logger takes care of all the clerical work. Let’s look at how it works in detail, starting with

WAE from Europe (ON5ZO as an example)

After completing the QSO, where both stations exchange serial numbers, ON5ZO goes into QTC mode by pressing Ctrl+Z. In CW, the program can be set up so that this triggers the program to send ‘QTC?’ to ask the other station if he wants to send QTCs. This is controlled by a menu option “Config > WAE > Ctrl+Z sends QTC? automatically (EU stations, Run mode only)” in the Entry window. In SSB, he might uncheck this option and ask the other station “Do you have QTCs for me?” before pressing Ctrl+Z. Either way, pressing Ctrl+Z opens a Receive QTC window like the one below:

WAE RQTC Dialog

The cursor starts in the QTC header field, and ON5ZO logs the QTC batch number sent by the other station, such as ’12/10′. If he only types the batch number without the forward slash and count, the program will assume the count is 10. ON5ZO then hits Space, which sends QRV in CW and moves the cursor to the first QTC window. In SSB he can tell the other station he is ready by using the microphone, or he can record a wav file to be sent at this point (see the Entry window “Config > WAE > Open QTC Window Setup area” menu item). Each time he copies a part of the QTC, he presses Space to move into the next box. If he doesn’t copy the QTC, he can click on the numbered “Agn” button for that QTC to ask the other station to send it again. If he only wants a repeat of one part of the QTC, he can use the Shift+1, Shift+2 or Shift+3 key to ask for a repeat of the time, call or serial number. When the QTC is received and logged, he presses Enter or clicks on the “Cfm” button and the program logs the QTC and sends a confirmation message, so that the other station knows ON5ZO got it OK and he can start transmitting the next QTC.

WAE RQTC Dialog 4QTCs Received

When the series of QTCs is copied, ON5ZO presses the Exit button or F3, the program sends a TU message and closes the QTC window, returning to normal QSO mode. There are options in the “Config > WAE > Open QTC Window Setup area” for customizing the actions at various points in the process (CW), or the messages to be sent using the internal voice keyer (SSB) at various points.

Sometimes when conditions are poor or deteriorating or QRM is getting heavier, it is not possible to complete a batch of QTCs. If you want to start the batch over again, you can use the Clear button to clear the window and start fresh. Or, if you click on the Cancel button or press the Esc key, the QTC process is aborted. Note that both Clear and Cancel leave any QTCs that have already been logged still in the log. Depending on the circumstances, you can either leave those QTCs in the log, or if necessary (for example, if you start over and find you have duplicated some QTCs in the log) you can delete individual QTCs in the Log window.

You can use Alt+W to wipe the current line, or Ctrl+Q to place the Entry window into Quick Edit mode to edit a QSO or QTC. Normally the program will prevent you from logging an invalid QTC (non-number in the time or serial number fields, or an invalid call sign). Whenever the Agn button is highlighted, you can override this validity checking and force-log the QTC using Alt+Enter, Alt+Space or Alt+Tab.

Sometimes the number of QTCs in the header was miscopied, and the number of QTCs actually received is smaller or larger than the number originally expected. You can use Ctrl+A to remove the last blank line from the QTC window and reduce the count in the QTC header (and in logged QTCs in that batch) by 1. Or, you can use Alt+A to add a new blank line and increase the count in the header and the log (up to a maximum of 10).

Note: Sometimes DX stations don’t repeat the two digits representing the hour in the time part of the QTC. They just send the minutes, because the hour is the same for a bunch of QSOs. For example, the DX station might send ‘1134’ for the time of the first QTC, but then send 35 and 36 for the next two.

When copying QTCs at 36 wpm or faster, you don’t have the time to do anything but type what you copy. If you copy two numbers, and the next character is a letter, you usually know you need to press Space and begin typing the callsign. N1MM Logger will automatically add the two hour digits to your log. This doesn’t work so well with number prefixes like 5B or 4Z unless the sending station is careful with his spacing, and we’d welcome suggestions on a better approach.

The QTC process works in either Run or S&P mode. The same keystroke, Ctrl+Z, turns it on and off (in case you need to abort QTC mode).

WAE from the DX (non-Europe) side

The process is even easier from the non-European (DX) side. If you want to send QTCs, you simply press Ctrl+Z. If you’ve forgotten to log the QSO first, Ctrl+Z will do it for you. A pop-up window opens, asking you how many QTCs you want to send to the EU station:

WAE QTC CountDialog

The pop-up defaults to the maximum number you can send that station, but if you want to send fewer, you can just type in the new number over the old one. When you exit from the pop-up by hitting Enter or pressing OK, the QTC header is sent to the other station, and a QTC window opens up, populated with all the information you need to send:

WAE SQTC Dialog

Once the other station indicates he’s ready, usually with ‘QRV’ in CW, you can press Enter to send each QTC in turn, waiting for the other station to acknowledge after each QTC. The following screen shot shows the window after the 5th QTC has been sent – note that the highlight is on the “Snd 6” button, because that is the one that will be sent if you press Enter at this point:

WAE SQTC Dialog 5QTCs Sent


If he asks for a repeat, you can press the = key, Alt+Enter, or + key, or you can click on the “Snd” button for the previous QTC, i.e. the one that was not yet received and acknowledged. If he asks for a repeat of only part of the QTC, you can right-click on one of the three parts to re-send it, or you can press the 1, 2 or 3 keys to re-send just the time, call sign or serial number respectively. Once all of the QTCs have been sent and the European station acknowledges the QTC batch, you click on the Exit button to end the batch and log the sent QTCs. The Clear and Cancel buttons work the same way as for a station in EU.

Both sides

There are a number of setup options available to customize QTC operation, including the messages sent at various points in the process. These are found in the main Entry window’s Config > WAE menu – see the manual section on the Entry window for details.

After you enter the callsign of the other station in the entry window, a new line in red type will appear below the buttons in the Entry Window to tell you the QTC status.

WAE EntryWindow

This line will appear regardless of whether you have worked the station yet or not. The left-most number tells you how many QTCs you have already exchanged with that station. The next number tells you how many QTCs you still have available to send to that station (up to the maximum of 10), and the last number tells you the total number of unsent QTCs in your log.

The Entry Window and the Bandmap window contain visual cues about the QTC status of stations spotted in the bandmap. A special color scheme for spotted call signs has been implemented, as follows (colors are configurable – these are the defaults):
RED: the station is a new multiplier on this band (single multiplier color, the same as in other contests)
GREEN: this is a new station on this band, and you can also exchange QTCs with him (you have not yet exchanged 10 QTCs with this station) (in other contests, this is the double multiplier color, but there are no double mults in WAE)
BLUE: this is a new station on this band, but you have no more QTC’s available that can be exchanged with this station (you have already exchanged 10 QTCs, or else you are both EU stations or both DX stations, so you cannot exchange QTCs) (normal QSO color in other contests)
BLACK: this station is a dupe on this band, but you still could exchange QTCs with him for QTC points (this color is the “Color of a QTC callsign in the WAE contest” color in the Manage Skins, Colors and Fonts window)
GREY: dupe, and there are no QTC that can be exchanged – this station is non-workable for any kind of credit, so just pass him by (the same as in other contests)

One final item to be aware of: If you export your contest log to ADIF after the contest, the ADIF file will not contain QTCs, only QSOs. This is not a problem if you are exporting for purposes of a general logging program, QSLing, etc., but if you want to transfer a WAE contest log between databases or between computers, you cannot use ADIF files to do this unless there are no QTCs in the log. To transfer a complete WAE log between copies of N1MM Logger+ on two computers, you must either copy the entire database between the computers, or else you must copy the TRN file for the WAE contest to the second computer and then import it into a new empty N1MM+ database on the second computer.

WAG Contest

The WAG contest is for German stations and non German stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WAG
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-DL stations: 001
      • DL stations:
        • DARC member:DOK (example: V11)
        • non-DARC member:001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a German station or a non-German station.

Non DL stations may only give a number.
DL stations give a DOK (DARC members) or a number (non DARC members)
For stations not giving an exchange put 000 in the exchange field

– minimal DOK length is 2
– 0 is allowed to be entered

Note: When updating a DOK in the log window you have to update not only the Exchange but also the Section by hand….only when the qso is in the Entry window the program strips the Section (V) from the Exchange (V11) automatically.

World Wide Iron Ham Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WWIH
    • Sent Exchange: RS/RST and CQ Zone

Note: The contest allows CW, SSB and RTTY, but there are specific limitations on how often a station may change modes. See the rules for complete details.

World Wide Peace Messenger Contest

The Peace Messenger Contest can be configured for Peace Messenger Contest stations and non Peace Messengerstations

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WWPMC
    • Mode Category: CW, SSB or Mixed
    • Sent Exchange PMC station: 001 PMC abbreviation Example: 001 ABI
    • Sent Exchange non PMC station: 001 NON Example: 001 NON

WRTC Contest

The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) contest is fully supported for use by on-site participant teams

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WRTC
    • Sent Exchange: 001 i.e Serialnumber Example: 001

The WRTC follows the rules for the WPX contest (please check above) with some additional WRTC specific changes below.

  • Check Partial is disabled from master.scp for this contest only.

YO HF DX Contest

The YO HF DX contest can be used by Romanian stations and non Romanian stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: YOHFDX
    • Sent Exchange:
      • non-YO stations: 001
      • YO stations: Romanian county abbreviation (two letters) Example: AR

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Romanian station or a non-Romanian station.

Setup QSO Parties – CW and SSB

XXX Screen shots and text on this page are from N1MM Logger Classic. The appearance of some screen shots may have changed slightly in PlusXXX

The program supports many US and Canadian QSO parties. Depending on the complexity of the rules, there may be minor scoring anomalies. For example, some QSO parties offer bonus points to rovers or mobile stations for activating multiple counties; these bonus points may not be included in the score calculated by the program.

  • It is very important for proper operation of the program in QSO parties that the program “know” whether you are an in-area (state or province) or out-of-area participant. All QSO parties require different program operation and scoring rules for in-area and out-of-area participants.

The program determines which you are from the ARRL Section that you have entered in the Station Data dialog (under the Config menu). When creating a new log for a QSO party, a message box will inform you whether the program thinks you are an in-state, or out-of-state participant, based on your ARRL section, so that you can correct things if anything is wrong.

Non-US/VE stations should enter “DX” in the ARRL SECTION field. If you enter an ARRL section with a non-US/VE callsign, you will be warned to correct your Station Data before continuing.

N1MM Logger+ offers enhanced support for county-line operations, whether you are the in-state Rover on a county line or an out-of-state station wanting an easy way to log a QSO with a county-line rover. Full details are in the Mobile/Rover Support section below.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: QSOPARTY
      • After selecting QSO Party, a list box shows up in the right-hand part of the contest selection dialog box, with buttons below it for importing and editing the section list. Click on the down arrow to choose the QSO Party you want (example image shows Hawaii HI) . When in doubt, do the import, to make sure you pick up any changes in the official abbreviations since the last running.
      • Example: The entry in the list of QSO Parties for the New England QSO Party is “NEWE” (“NE” is for the Nebraska QSO Party). Most of the entries in this list are states or provinces, except for the NEWE (New England) and MAQP (Mid-Atlantic) entries.
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  • Mode Category: MIXED
  • Sent Exchange:
    • The exchange depends on the QSO party. Most use county for in-area participants and state for those out of the area. Some use serial numbers as well.
    • Inside the selected State/Province – See contest instructions
    • Outside the selected State/Province – See contest instructions
    • if you need to send a serial number, enter 001 and the abbreviation for your location in the Sent Exchange field, to automatically increment the serial number for each QSO.
  • QSO Party Bonus Station Support – A few state QSO parties have “bonus stations”, which you can work for extra point credit. When the state party has bonus station(s), the program will display the bonus station callsign list on program start and upon exiting the contest dialog.
ClassicQSOP QSO Party Bonus

This list of bonus stations can be modified by the user by entering the command BONUS + Enter in the Entry Window callsign box.This will pop up a window where you can enter a revised list.

Each callsign, and each variation (CALL, CALL/M, CALL/CTY) must be on the list in order to get credit for the bonus station(s).

Note: The program does not store bonus station callsign changes, so if there are changes, you will need to re-enter the complete list each time you re-start the program or change logs to that QSO party. You can’t simply enter the changes.

To view the QSO’s logged, enter the bonus station callsign in the Entry window and look at the lower portion of the Log window. To view the number of bonus stations counted in the score, export the Score Summary to a file.

Help Keep Your Favorite QSO Party up to Date

You can help keep N1MM Logger up to date for your favorite QSO Party by notifying the N1MM team of and changes in scoring, bonus stations, etc. Just post the changes in the N1MM Reflector, or send a Feature Request. Obviously, earlier is better.

  • Simple Call History Procedure – The steps for generating a Call History file from a previous QSO party are as follows:
    • Open last year’s QSO party contest log.
    • Click Tools, Clear Call History then Update with Current Log
    • Click File, Export Call History and export the data into a file.
    • Using NotePad add any new stations to the end of this file. The UserText field will allow you to make personal notes for specific callsigns. This display line appears below the Bearing information line. Make the height of the Entry Window taller to enable the display of this information.
    • Open the new QSO party contest log for the current year. Associating the saved call history file with this state party is possible using the Associated Files tab. Alternately, click on File, Import Call History after the contest is open.
    • Click on Config and place a checkmark in front of Call History Lookup.
  • The call history data is stored in the database. If you open a different contest and have Call History Lookup enabled, the program will use this data. So uncheck this option after the contest.
  • Users can combine exported call history files from several years. The recommended editor is NotePad. Some editors place non-ACSII characters in the file and this will cause import issues. Place the oldest contest at the top of the merged file. The import routine will merge the data and deal with duplicate entries. You can look at the result by exporting the call history and viewing it with NotePad.

Same weekend: 7QP, Indiana QSO Party, New England QSO Party (NEWE), Delaware QSO Party

Four QSO parties – the 7QP (7th Call Area QSO Party), Indiana QSO Party, Delaware QSO Party and New England QSO Party – are all on the same weekend. The program software allows users to log stations active in all four QSO parties and automatically determine the state multiplier from the received exchange (other contest county exchange). Log the exact exchange that is received and send the same Cabrillo output to all four contest sponsors. If you are an “in-state” user of one of these QSO parties, select the appropriate state party option in the QSO party contest selector. If you are “out-of-state” for all contests this weekend, select the IN7QPNE option in the dropdown state selector. The instructions are the same, log the exchange that you receive and send the same Cabrillo file without editing to all four sponsors. All sponsors re-calculate the score of all submissions.

N1MM supports the 7QP shorthand county exchanges (e.g.,”ORDES/JEF” or “IDFRA/UTCAC”) and will log one QSO for each valid exchange. You must do this at the time the contact is logged. Do not edit the QSO and force the exchange to be of the form: “ORDES/JEF”. This will cause database errors and the program will not be able to score or rescore correctly.

FL QSO party

For in-state users, the software automatically counts the first FL QSO as the FL multiplier.

PA QSO party

For in-state stations, the first EPA and WPA county worked will count both the county and the section multiplier in the score. Likewise, the first DXCC station worked counts as the single DX multiplier. See the information in the general section above for working bonus stations and county line stations. It it not necessary to include a Dupe Sheet with the contest submission when N1MM Logger is used for the PA QSO Party logging.

MARAC QSO Party

Sponsored by MARAC and also known as the U.S.Counties QSO Party. This QSO party has 3077 US county multipliers. Because of the screen area required, it is not recommended to display the counties in the Multiplier window. See the MARAC website for the county abbreviations.

Modifying and Importing the QSO Party County Abbreviations

It is not expected that users will need to manually update or edit the county abbreviation list. It is easy to make a change that will effect the program operation or eliminate secondary information stored in other database fields during QSO logging. This is especially true for the 7QP, IN, IN7QPNE, NEWE, and PA QSO parties. Please report any changes made by the QSO party sponsors to the development team several weeks prior to the contest.

The county abbreviations stored in the database can be edited by opening the contest dialog (File, Open Log in Database) and select ‘Edit Section List’. A sample edit window is shown below. The modification will remain in the current database until the developers make a change to any QSO party county abbreviation.

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To revert back to the original county and state abbreviation list provided by the developers, manually import the original files into the database with this procedure. Open the contest dialog (File, Open Log in Database) and select ‘Import Section List’. It is not recommended that the user edit the state and county files provided by the developers.

Rover, Mobile, and County Line Support

N1MM Logger supports Rover/Mobile and County Line operation and for QSO party contests, the software contains features allowing the home station to quickly log the County Line station.

Rover/Mobile Operation

N1MM logger supports Rover or Mobile operation in the ARRL VHF contests and all QSO parties. It gives a Rover entrant a quick, easy way of changing counties, re-programming F-key messages in one step, and produce a single composite log for the entire event.

Rover mode is enabled when one of these selections is made in the Contest Setup dialog: Operator Category = Rover. or Station Category = Rover or Mobile. The option that appears in the Contest Setup dialog will depend on the Cabrillo version requested by the sponsor. When Rover mode is enabled, the Entry Window title bar will include the RoverQTH as shown in the snapshot below.

ClassicQSOP RoverQTH

The operating location or RoverQTH can be set:

  • in the Station Data window, RoverQTH box. This box will automatically update when you use any of the other methods of setting RoverQTH below.
  • by right clicking on the county or grid in the Multiplier window and selecting “Set RoverQTH”
  • by typing CTRL+H
  • or by typing ROVERQTH in the Entry Window callsign box and pressing Enter. This opens a window to input the county designator, typically 3 or 4 characters.

If the RoverQTH is typed when a QSO party is selected, one of the approved county abbreviations must be entered. When the RoverQTH is changed, the Entry Window title bar is updated and the Station Data, RoverQTH box is updated. This saves the RoverQTH for program restart.

The {ROVERQTH} macro, when placed in your F-key messages will alway send the current RoverQTH string. If, for example, your F2 key is defined as “5NN{ROVERQTH}”, the macro will substitute the RoverQTH operating location in place of {ROVERQTH}. The operating location will also appear in the Log window for each QSO. If the {COUNTYLINE} macro (explained below) is included in the F-key message it will be ignored when the program is in rover mode. This allows a station to operate as a rover and county line station during the same QSO party without editing the F-key messages.

RoverQTH can be 10 characters long but most Cabrillo output is limited to five or six characters.

When a new ROVERQTH is set in the Entry window, the program checks with the list of accepted county designators for the current QSO party. If for some reason an unlisted county designator is required, it can be entered in the RoverQTH Field of your Station Data page.

QSO Party County Line Operation

County line operation is popular with in-state operators in QSO parties because you can give out more than one county designator from a single location. The out-of-state operators receive two or more counties – often rare ones – in a single QSO, and earn multiplier credit for each county. If the QSO party exchanges serial numbers, be sure to read the QSO party rules to determine if the county line QSO’s need to be logged with incrementing serial numbers.

Logging QSO Party County Line Stations

Regardless of whether you are an in-state or out-of-state participant, if you work a county-line station, simply log it using the DAD/JEF/WAL format in the Exchange field. Separate QSOs will appear in your log, one for each county.

If the QSO party exchanges serial numbers, the same received serial number will be used when logging the separate QSO’s. If the sending station sends a different serial number for each QSO you can Quick Edit the QSO and change the received serial number. It is also acceptable to manually log indivdual QSO’s without the compound exchange (DAD/JEF/WAL) entry.

A limitation of county line logging with the multiple county exchange is that the ‘same callsign’ can not be logged again on any band or mode until the computer clock advances beyond the time stamp of the last logged QSO. This will unlikely be an issue for the home station.

Operating From a County Line

ClassicQSOP CountyLineEW

Begin by selecting Operator Category = Rover or Station Category = Rover or Mobile in the Contest Setup dialog. The county line mode is enabled by entering the word COUNTYLINE in the callsign field of the Entry window and pressing Enter. A pop-up box will appear, asking you to enter the county abbreviations, separated by commas. If the QSO party exchanges serial numbers, a prompt will appear asking if the serial numbers of the subsequent logged QSO’s should be incremented. The answer to this is dependent on the QSO party rules. The simplest operation for everyone involved is no incrementing serial numbers for county line QSOs. There is additional information about the selection to increment serial numbers below but when the entry is complete, the counties will appear in the title bar of the Entry window so you can be sure they will be right in the log.

ClassicQSOP CLMultsWindow

You must enter the full county abbreviations specified by the contest sponsors. Shortcuts omitting state are not allowed. If you can’t remember, Windows > Multipliers > Other selection will display a complete list for the current QSO party. Unlike your RoverQTH, which becomes part of your Station Data page, in County Line mode you will need to re-enter the string of counties if you restart the program.

ClassicQSOP FK CountyLine

The use of stored messages, for CW or digital modes is simplified with the use of the {COUNTYLINE} macro which sends the string of counties seperated with a “/” character. Simply use the {COUNTYLINE} macro in place of the {EXCH} macro normally used in Run F2 and S&P F2. If the {ROVERQTH} macro (explained above) is included in the F-key message it will be ignored when the program is in county line mode. This allows a station to operate as a rover and county line station during the same QSO party without editing the F-key messages.

ClassicQSOP FLQSOCountyLine

Now you’re ready to go. Each time you work a station from a county line, the program will transmit all the county abbreviations you have entered, separated by a “/” – in this example, “DAD/JEF/WAL”. It will also enter a QSO in the log for each county line county listed under the Rover QTH column in the Log window. A Log window example is shown below operating from the DAD/JEF/WAL county line. Three stations were logged W1AW – CT, W4ZZ-BAK, and another county line station W4AAA at LEO/PAS/WAL producing 15 logged contacts.

If you work a county-line station, you log it by simply by entering the received county abbreviations separated by a “/”, as explained in the next section below. The logged result will be separate logged QSOs, one for each county combination.

If incrementing sent serial numbers was selected when entering the county line counties, the following information is important. The program uses a serial number reservation system to insure that serial number does not change after it is reserved by a VFO, radio, or multi-user station. If a county line station chooses incrementing serial numbers and reserves a serial number on more than one VFO, radio, or multI-user station at the same time, the logged county line serial numbers will not be in sequential order. If the QSO party sponsor requires incrementing county line serial numbers and that they be in sequential order, the county line operation will be limited to one station, radio, and VFO. Contact the QSO party sponsor for the expectations of the sent and received county line QSO serial numbers.

One limitation of county line logging is that the ‘same callsign’ can not be logged again on any band or mode until the computer clock advances beyond the time stamp of the last logged QSO. This will only be a concern when moving a station to another band or mode, operating from more than two county lines, and working another county line station.


Setup VHF and Up Contests – CW and SSB

In VHF and up contest it is the norm to give accurate signal reports. Use the Tab to go from the callsign filed to the signal report fields. You will note that it highlights the strength to allow quick modification of that.

Feature – All QSOs in a Grid are Displayed
When a grid is entered but no call, all QSOs with that grid will show in the lower part of log window
Logging Digital Mode Contacts
N1MM+ supports a few digital modes: RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63 via the Digital Interface window. “JT” modes such as FT8, MSK144, FT4, etc. are supported via the WSJT-to-N1MM+ interface described in the manual under the WSJT Decode List window. Remember to set the Mode category in the Contest Setup dialog to SSB+CW+DIGITAL to enable scoring of digital modes. Other modes can also be entered by entering the contact in one of the supported modes (such as SSB) and then editing the mode in the Log window. You will need to do a Tools > Rescore Contest operation to correct the score after doing any editing in the Log window.

ARRL 10GHz and Up

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRL10GHz
    • Sent Exchange: Your six character grid Example: JO33ab

Be sure to read the official contest rules: http://www.arrl.org/10-ghz-up. Stations are encouraged to operate from more than a single location, which is referred to within the N1MM+ program as a “Rover.” So although the contest rules never mention the word “Rover,” these N1MM+ setup instructions use Rover as its method for identifying a portable station.

  • The contest takes place over two weekends in August and September. Select >File >New Log in Database “ARRL10GHZ.” Use that same log for both weekends to ensure proper score and DUPE tracking
  • To display the UHF/SHF bands in the Entry Window, open the new ARRL10GHz log. If the UHF/SHF bands that you intend to operate are not listed in the Entry Window (EW), right-click in the EW, select >Change Band Panel Display, and enable/disable the desired bands
  • To change bands, click on the desired band in the EW Band Panel Display or enter the new frequency (value in kHz) into the EW callsign field
  • To automatically send your grid square in CW or digital modes
    • Fixed stations (and all non-Rovers) use the standard {EXCH} macro in F1-F12 messages
    • Portable stations (Rovers) use the special {ROVERQTH} macro in F1-F12 messages
  • Portable stations (Rovers) – every time you change locations (and before logging any contacts) the operator should use the ctrl+H command or type “ROVERQTH” in the Entry Window callsign field to designate the new grid square

NOTE 1: If you made contest QSOs in the first weekend, not using N1MM+, you can enter those contacts manually into a new N1MM+ contest log before the second weekend (date and time should be corrected manually). This will help to avoid DUPE contacts during the second part of the contest.
NOTE 2: N1MM+ is unable to calculate Off Times correctly because N1MM+ determines off times based on QSOs logged and the contest rules require that you take listening times into account. Also the rules specify local time for Start and End of contest which is very unusual.

Portable Stations Pre-Contest Location Test

  • When creating the new ARRL10GHz Log (and before logging any contacts), stations should select “Rover” as the Station category in the >File >Open Log in Database >Category >Station field of the dialog window
  • If you know your initial portable start-point for the contest, enter that initial 6 character grid location in N1MM+’s >Config >Change Your Station Data >Rover QTH field. This Rover QTH field will be updated throughout the contest each time you adjust your location with a ctrl+H command or by typing “ROVERQTH” in the Entry Window Callsign field
  • Portable stations should do a preliminary check of all their planned locations by entering them one-after-another before the contest by using ctrl+H or “ROVERQTH” in Entry Window. The current Rover QTH will always be listed at the top of the Entry Window
ARRL10GHzUpEntryWindow
  • As each new portable location is entered, N1MM+ will check for compliance with the contest’s 16km rule. If the proposed new location is within 16km, the following popup error message will appear:
ARRL10GHzUp16kmErrorMessage


PORTABLE STATION NOTE: After checking all of your proposed portable locations, write them down on a piece of paper. N1MM+ does not store that information. When finished with testing the proposed locations, re-enter your initial portable start-point in N1MM+’s >Config >Change Your Station Data >Rover QTH field.

ARRL-222 and Up

August UHF Contest (aka “222 MHz and Up Distance Contest”)

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRL-222
    • Sent Exchange: Your six character grid Example: JO33ab

Exchange of signal report is optional. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only.

Stations can be logged more than once from a different grid without being a dupe (for Rover stations).

Dupe check on first 4 characters of grid.

The score for Rover stations is not being calculated by the program!

Scoring is correct for fixed and Rover stations except for Rule 3.2. Currently Rule 3.2 is not implemented in N1MM for a fixed station working a rover in multiple 6-digit grids all within the same 4-digit grid on the same band. The contact that has the longest distance and highest calculated score should be used for scoring, with the other contacts given zero points. Instead all contacts are given the score and the final score will be higher than it should be. (Nick NA3M, 2019-08-01)

ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRLVHFJAN
    • Sent Exchange: Your four character grid Example: JO33

Exchange of signal report is optional. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only.

Stations can be logged more than once from a different grid without being a dupe (for Rover stations).

Dupe check on first 4 characters of grid.

The score for Rover stations is not being calculated by the program!

ARRL June VHF QSO Party

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRLVHFJUN
    • Sent Exchange: Your four character grid Example: JO33

Exchange of signal report is optional. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only.

Stations can be logged more than once from a different grid without being a dupe (for Rover stations).

Dupe check on first 4 characters of grid.

The score for Rover stations is not being calculated by the program!

ARRL September VHF QSO Party

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: ARRLVHFSEP
    • Sent Exchange: Your four character grid Example: JO33

Exchange of signal report is optional. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only.

Stations can be logged more than once from a different grid without being a dupe (for Rover stations).

Dupe check on first 4 characters of grid.

The score for Rover stations is not being calculated by the program!

CQ WW VHF Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CQWWVHF
    • Sent Exchange: Your four character grid Example: JO33

Exchange of signal report is optional.

Rover stations can be logged more than once from a different grid without being a dupe.

Dupe check on first 4 characters of grid.

The score for Rover stations is not calculated by the program.

  • A Reverse Call History Lookup feature has been implemented for this contest
    • If Call History Lookup is enabled, and a Call History file containing grid squares has been loaded, then when a grid square or partial grid square (at least two characters) is entered into the exchange field and there is no call sign in the call sign field, the Check window will display all call signs in the Call History file with that same grid square
    • The call signs are entered in magenta color, and can be clicked on with the mouse to transfer one of them to the call sign window
    • If there is a partial call sign in the call sign field, possibly using wild cards for missing characters, the list of call signs displayed will be limited to those matching the partial call sign

IARU Region 1 contesting – 50 MHz, VHF, UHF/Microwaves

Region 1 contesting uses a serial number and gridsquare as exchange. The points per qso is the calculated distance between your sent gridsquare and the received gridsquare.

  • Station Information (‘Config | Change Your Station data’)
    • Grid Square: [gridsquare] Example: JO33fd
      • This grid square is used in calculating the distance between the stations (and is part of the exchange)
  • Window: Select Log type (‘File | Choose Which Contest to Log’)
    • Log Type: VHFREG1
    • Sent Exchange: 001 [gridsquare]
      • Example: 001 JO33fd
      • The sent exchange is not used by this specific contest otherwise the use in the macros for the function keys.

This contest type has the possibility to use the CallHist table in which information can be stored which can be easy to have during a qso like name and gridsquares used in previous contests. This specific contest type uses the Name, Locator1 and Locator2 fields from the CallHist table. Entering any information in this table is not necessary for the contest module to work but can be very handy. For this to work information has to be imported in the Call History table (‘File | Import | Import Call History’), also this feature has to be enabled to work (‘Config | Call History Lookup’).

  • When a callsign is entered and the SPACE or TAB key is pressed the program will check next to the normal things like dupe check the following:
    • Check the log if the callsign is known and if already worked the gridsquare is entered from the log in the Entry Window grid square exchange field.
    • If not found in the log file it will check the CallHist table. If the callsign is found it will place the content from Locator1 in the Entry Window grid square exchange field. The callsign is ‘normalized’ before searching in the CallHist table which means that /P, /A, /2 etc. will be removed before searching. Information in the CallHist table should be in its normalized form.
  • Information from the CallHist table i.e. Locator1, Locator2 and the name field will be shown below the function keys.
  • Normally this feature is not turned on (it gives a very short delay while searching the table), to turn it on select:’Config | Call History Lookup’
  • Note: Any information already typed in the grid square exchange will not be overwritten by the log file or CallHist table search. So first entering a grid square and afterwards a callsign is possible without overwriting the already entered grid square information. A callsign already worked will be shown in the bottom pane of the log window and marked with the dupe message. If the station is not worked before and is present in the CallHist table, this information will always be shown below the function keys.
  • More information about importing information in the CallHist table can be found in chapter VHF and Up contesting. A zip file with an import file for the ‘Call history’ lookup function and a ready master file with known calls can be downloaded from the N1MM website, select ‘Other Files’ under ‘Downloads’. Don’t forget to turn on the lookup function under ‘Config | Call History Lookup’
  • More information about VHF related contesting and features can be found in chapter VHF and Up contesting

A QSO can not be entered when

  • The serial number is missing
    • Warning: “Missing Serial Number!”
  • The grid length is not 6
    • Warning: – “6 character grid required!”
  • The grid format is not correct.
    • Warning: – “Wrong format grid. Format = AA##AA”

These checks will (only) be done: when trying to log the qso (mostly by pressing Enter)

How VHFREG1 looks for a known grid square

  • Look in the log if the station has been worked before (on any band)
    • If found show the grid and calculate distance and bearing
  • If not found look for the call sign in the ‘call history’ table including any /P /3 etc when applicable.
    • If found show the grid and calculate distance and bearing
  • If not found look for the call sign in the ‘call history’ table with the /P /3 etc removed (normalized callsign)
    • If found show the grid and calculate distance and bearing
  • If not found add the ‘big grid’ from the country when known by VHFREG1
    • If found show ‘big grid’ (no calculations done)
    • If not show nothing in grid square field
  • The check will (only) be done: When space is pressed and the cursor is in Callsign field

Bearing and distance calculations

  • When space is pressed and the cursor is in Callsign field
  • When trying to log the qso (mostly by pressing Enter)
  • The grid square length has to be 4 or 6 digits.
  • Bearing info is shown in the log window and saved in the Misc field.
  • Distance info is shown in km in the log window and saved in the Points field.
  • Use Rescore to have the bearing and distance (re)calculated.

Check Grid with country

  • When a grid is entered the program will check if the ‘big grid’ is a possible grid for the entered callsign.
    • Example: A Dutch station is always in JO.
  • When the callsign is entered with /MM the check will not be done.
  • The check will (only) be done:
    • When space is pressed and the cursor is in Callsign field
    • When trying to log the qso (mostly by pressing Enter)

Add ‘big grid’ to 4 digit grid (if last 4 digits entered)

  • When a 4 digit grid is entered the program checks if these are the last four characters from a 6 digit grid. If so it will add the ‘big grid’ from the country (for a Dutch station it will add JO).
  • The check will (only) be done:
    • When space is pressed and the cursor is in Callsign field
    • When trying to log the qso (mostly by pressing Enter)

Add ‘big grid’ when no grid is found (from log or ‘call history’ table)

When a station is entered in the callsign pressing SPACE will search the ‘call history’ table. When the entered callsign is not found the program will try to add the ‘big grid’ who belongs to that country. If more grids are possible it uses the grid which occupies the most space in the country (IO in England) or is the easiest workable grid from Western Europe (JP for Norway, most south grid. The Netherlands will always give JO because this is the only grid possible for PA.

  • The check will (only) be done:
    • When space is pressed and the cursor is in Callsign field

For DL stations: The German contest manager hat informiert dass er die Logeinsendungen von N1MM gerne akzeptiert. Wie immer akzeptiert er den postalischen Versand des Logs, jedoch auch Email ist möglich, lediglich müssen die Daten druckfähig sein.
Vorab also einige Hinweis:

  1. Jedes Log muß mit dem Generic-File-Output als TXT-Format sortiert nach Zeit abgespeichert werden und als Bezeichnung “CALLBAND.TXT” lauten. Also DH5HV2m.txt zum Beispiel für einen Contest unter DH5HV auf 2m.
  2. Bei der Einsendung mehrerer Bänder sollte man diesbezüglich den Generic-File erstellen mit “sorted by Band” und dann mit einem Editor kurz bearbeiten, sodass man als Beispiel eine 2m-Datei, eine 70cm-Datei, eine 23cm-Datei, etc. hat. Auch hier natürlich dann DH5HV2m.txt und DH5HV70cm.txt und DH5HV23cm.txt erstellen bzw. benennen.
  3. Und wie bisher auch üblich wird für jedes Band ein seperates Deckblatt benötigt, was nur komplett ausgefüllt gewertet werden kann. Man findet dies unter http://www.darc.de/referate/ukw-funksport/index.html ganz unten als PDF- oder DOC-File.

Marconi CW contest

The Marconi CW contest is CW only. For settings see the VHF Region 1 contest.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Select: Log Type: VHFREG1

NAC Activity Contest

As there is no serial number needed in the NAC contest exchange serial numbers are not shown and not added to the EDI output (opposed to VHFREG1).
In the EDI output the scoring, bonus and multipliers are calculated. The grid locator from the station information is used in the calculations. Also the antennas, heights etc. are taken from this dialog.
For more settings and possibilities see the VHF Region 1 contest.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Select: Log Type: VHFNAC
    • Sent Exchange: Nothing specific needed but the 6 digit grid would be fine to used it in the Sent Exchange macros.

REF Departments contest 50 Mhz

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DDFM50
    • Sent Exchange: Serial Number + Your four character grid Example: 001 JO33

VHF/UHF Helvetia 26 contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: VHFHELV26
    • Sent Exchange: 001

Local Swiss VHF/UHF and up contest. Uses almost the same rules as VHFREG1 but with an added field for Swiss stations for exchanging Cantons which are also multipliers for the contest All features mentioned above for VHFREG1 can be used in this contest. Use in the Multiplier sheet the Sect tab to view the worked Cantons (select VHF and auto).

VHF HG OB contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: VHFHGOB
    • Sent Exchange: 001

Local Hungarian VHF contest. Uses almost the same rules as VHFREG1 but dupes per mode CW or FM/SSB (station may be worked twice per band). All features mentioned above for VHFREG1 can be used in this contest.

VHF UA1DZ Cup

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: VHFDZCUP
    • Sent Exchange: 001 gridsquare Example: 001 KO94BD

Russian VHF contest. Exchange is RST + serial number + grid square.

VRZA – Nederlandse Locator Contest – WANLC

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: REGIOVHF (is dus nu de WANLC contest)
    • Sent Exchange: 001

Only for Dutch stations.

Noot: Deze contest kent een aantal mogelijkheden om extra multipliers te halen middels een soort ‘Rover’ stations. Dit wordt niet ondersteund door het programma en deze stations worden een DUPE! Ofwel: De multipliers en punten voor /M en /P stations gewerkt voor een tweede keer worden NIET door het programma automatisch bepaald. Deze dupes dus WEL loggen en achteraf de score en multiplier aanpassen op ‘generic log’ en de ‘summery sheet’.

Cabrillo output wordt ondersteund (File, Export, Cabrillo).

Voor stations in de secties B en J (Single Operator / Mixed mode)
– Selecteer SINGLE-OP-ASSISTED (onder File, Choose Which Contest to Log, Operator Category) voor een doorlopende nummering over de banden heen!

YU DX Contest

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: YUDX
    • Sent Exchange: your ITU zone. (remember also to put RST in your exchange messages)

UKSMG sporadic-E competition

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKSMG
    • Sent Exchange: Your six character grid (Example: IO75UU) and your UKSMG membership number, if any.

Your function key exchange messages should also include an RST and serial number (#), but you do not put these in the Sent Exchange box in the setup.

Only the 6 meter band is shown in the Multiplier window.

Setup Digital Contests – RTTY and PSK

When doing RTTY and PSK contests always check the Mode tab in Configurer for correct settings!

{TIME2} – how it works

The time will be set if

  • You have a call sign in the Entry Window
  • The contents of the database field that holds the time is empty for that callsign, and one of the following conditions is met:
  • F2 is pressed or sent
  • Insert is pressed and the code that is run from the insert key sends the contents of the F2 macro
  • {TIME2} is contained in the macro string that is sent

If you do not have a call in the Entry Window or the database field is not empty, the {TIME2} macro will be replaced by the Last Sent Time. So if you have not sent the time and you are trying the macro out you will see 0000 printed on the screen. But if 0512 was the last time sent then that is what the {TIME2} macro will send. {TIME2} stays locked until the contact is logged or the callsign wiped.

10 Meter RTTY (AA5AU / W0YK)

The 10 meter RTTY contest can be used by K/VE stations and DX stations.
NOTE: This is NOT the ARRL 10 meter contest (that’s a CW/SSB contest), and it’s also NOT the ARRL RTTY Roundup contest (see lower on this page), although the contest rules are the same as for ARRLRTTY

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: 10MRTTY
    • Contest Exchange: K/VE stations – signal report and state/province. Others (DX stations) – signal report and serial number
    • Sent Exchange in Contest Setup dialog window:
      • Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
      • 001 – for DX stations (non K/VE)
    • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called ARRLRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site
    • Call History File available – see >Files >Call History Files “NAQP…”

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX stations or a W/VE station.

Note: US stations who work US “/MM” stations are also allowed to log serial numbers.

ANARTS WW RTTY contest

The last running of this contest was in June 2009. It has been replaced by the DRCG-WW Long Distance contest (DRCGWWRTTY).

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: ANARTSRTTY
    • Sent Exchange: Zone Example: 14

ANATOLIAN RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: ANATOLRTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001

ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY

To create the Rookie Roundup log in your database:
Select >File >New log in database

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: RRRTTY
    • Sent Exchange: [your name] space [two digit year licensed] space [US state/Canadian province/Mexican call area] or “DX”
      • Examples:
        • JOHN 68 OH (non-rookie station, John, licensed in 1968, from Ohio)
        • JOSE 10 XE1 (rookie station, JOSE, licensed in 2010, from Mexican XE1 call area)
        • JEAN 09 DX (rookie station, Jean, licensed in 2009, from “DX” – outside of North America)

Any licensed ham can run the ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY, but scoring and log submission is limited to Rookie stations licensed within the last 3 years.

Score summaries are due within 72 hours of the end of the contest – 2359 Wednesday evening UTC, or 1859 EST. Use the “Submit your score” link under “Score Submission” at the ARRL web page for the RR. ARRL says logs are not required or accepted.

Calling CQ

  • Use your standard callsign during the contest – no special suffix (do not use /ROK. This is a rule change since the first running). Rookies are encouraged to call “CQ RR”; non-rookies should call “CQ R.” RTTY Rookies might want to download and use a Sample Macro file created specifically for the RRRTTY contest. See the website under >Files >Sample Macros files “ARRL RRRTTY.MC.” The macros are set for Rookies, non-rookies will need to change the CQ RR to CQ R.

Contest Exchange

  • Your name, year licensed (last two digits, example: 09), state/province abbreviation – for K/VE/XE stations (example: NY) or “DX” for other stations. The two digit year in your Sent Exchange automatically determines your status as a Rookie or a non-Rookie station. The 2 digit year in the Received Exchange determines the status of the station you are working. Do not use 4 digit years, it will only cause confusion for both Rookies and logging software.

ARRL RTTY Roundup

The ARRL RTTY Roundup can be used by K/VE stations and DX stations.

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: ARRLRTTY
    • Contest Exchange: K/VE stations – signal report and state/province. Others (DX stations) – signal report and serial number
    • Sent Exchange in Contest Setup dialog window:
      • Your state/province – for K/VE stations Example: NY
      • 001 – for DX stations (non K/VE)
    • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called ARRLRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a DX stations or a W/VE station.

Note: US stations who work US “/MM” stations are also allowed to log serial numbers.

Using FT8 in the ARRL RTTY RoundUp

Contesters planning to operate the FT8 mode with WSJT-X in this contest should read about the WSJT-X to N1MM+ interface in the manual section on the WSJT Decode List window.

If you are using this contest type for the 10 meter RTTY contest, which uses the same rules, you should change the CONTEST: line in the Cabrillo header from ARRL-RTTY to TEN-RTTY (the contest submittal robot for the 10 meter RTTY contest will do this for you if you forget).

BARTG Spring RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: BARTGSRTTY
    • Sent Exchange in the Contest Setup dialog window: 001
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called BARTGSRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

Be careful not to confuse this contest with the BARTG RTTY Sprint contest.

The actual sent exchange includes a signal report, serial number and the UTC time. Program this into your Exchange messages using the {TIME2} macro, e.g.: {TX} 599 {EXCH} {TIME2} {RX}, or {TX} 599 # {TIME2} {RX}.

Testing the {TIME2} macro

If you test out the Exchange message using the {TIME2} macro without first entering a call sign into the Entry window, the Exchange message will send “0000”. This is expected, and it does not mean there is something wrong with your Exchange message. The time sent by the {TIME2} macro will be initialized only after a valid call sign has been entered into the call sign box and the cursor has been moved into the exchange box.

Needed W,VE,JA,VK call area mults in bandmap and available window are highlighted.

Added EXPERT to list of overlay categories choices. The EXPERT overlay category must be selected for the 5 minute band change counter to not be active for SINGLE-OP

BARTG RTTY Sprint contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: BARTGRTTYS
    • Sent Exchange:001
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called BARTGRTTYS.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

Be careful not to confuse this contest with the BARTG Spring RTTY contest (BARTGRTTYS versus BARTGSRTTY).

Note that there is no signal report in the sent exchange, just a serial number.

Needed W,VE,JA,VK call area mults in bandmap and available window are highlighted.
Added EXPERT to list of overlay categories choices. The EXPERT overlay category must be selected for the 5 minute band change counter to not be active for SINGLE-OP.

BARTG Sprint75 RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: BAR75RTTYS
    • Sent Exchange:001

This contest type is used for the BARTG 75 baud sprints in April and September. For information on setting up MMTTY and N1MM Logger for 75 baud RTTY, see the section on Using MMTTY for 75 baud RTTY at the end of the Using MMTTY section in the Digital Modes chapter.

CQ World Wide DX contest – RTTY

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CQWWRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • North American/Canadian stations – Your zone plus the STATE or PROVINCE Example: 05 NY
        • NB For cabrillo log submission the order must be: Zone first, then state (or province) with no leading spaces, and ONLY ONE space between the zone and the state.
      • Other stations – Your zone Example: 14

The default zone values for US (A,K,N,W) stations before the state is known are

  • Zone 3 – If number in callsign is 6 or 7
  • Zone 4 – If number in callsign is 5 or 8 or 9 or 0
  • Zone 5 – If number in callsign is 1 or 2 or 3 or 4

The default zone values for Canadian (VE) stations are

  • Zone 1 – If callsign starts with: VE8, VY1
  • Zone 2 – If callsign starts with: VO2, VY0
  • Zone 3 – If callsign starts with: VE7
  • Zone 4 – If callsign starts with: VE3, VE4, VE5, VE6
  • Zone 5 – If callsign starts with: VE1, VE2, VE9, VO1, VY2
  • Press the Space bar when the cursor is in the Callsign field to have the Zone field filled with the default value and move the cursor to the state/province field for W/VE call signs, or directly to the zone field for DX call signs.
  • The province code is pre-filled for Canadian stations based on the call sign prefix.
  • The state field for US stations is pre-filled if you have worked that station on another band, or if you are using a Call History file.
  • Once the state has been entered either by pre-fill or by the user based on the received exchange, the zone will be recalculated if the default zone based on the number in the callsign was wrong.
  • When typing the section and the entered section is new the call sign will be shown in RED. The Available window will also show if a section multiplier is needed on other bands
  • When pressing Space and the entered callsign is not US or VE, the cursor will skip the state/section field.
  • When submitting your log to the contest robot make sure you have in the Sent Exchange the correct order: Zone first, then state (or province).

Cabrillo output
The Cabrillo file must be in the order zone, state because that’s how the official Cabrillo template for CQ WW RTTY is defined. However, this has *nothing* to do with how you operate during the contest, it only applies to the post-contest log submission. During the contest, you can send in either order; all the rules say is you must send both.

Call History in CQWWRTTY

If you like to use Call History Lookup and you plan to use a generic call history file that contains state information for W stations, you should be aware of a potential problem with call signs from AK and HI. If you invoke a call history lookup for a call sign in AK or HI, the call sign is in the file, and there is an entry for the state for that call sign in the file, the state/province field in the Entry window will be pre-filled, even though under the rules for this contest the state field should be blank. This in turn may lead to an error in logging the contact; you may have to edit that entry in the log to remove the unwanted state code. You can avoid this by removing the state codes from the call history file for call signs in AK and HI, or more simply by turning Call History Lookup off for this contest.

CQ World Wide WPX contest – RTTY

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CQWPXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001 (set Send Leading Zeroes in Configurer >Function Keys)
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called CQWPXRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

CIS contest – RTTY

The Commonwealth of Independent States Contest where everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: CISDXRTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • CIS stations: CIS area code Example for Moscow City: RU11
      • Non-CIS stations: 001

DL DX RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DLDXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001

DMC RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DMCRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001

DRCG-WW Long Distance RTTY contest

This contest replaced the ANARTS RTTY contest.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: DRCGWWRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: Zone Example: 14
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called DRCGWWRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

The actual sent exchange includes a signal report and your CQ zone

See contest sponsor website for new contest times and bandchange restrictions.

EA PSK31 contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: EAPSK
    • Mode Category: PSK
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For Spanish stations – Province Example: AL
      • For non-Spanish stations – Serialnumber Example: 0001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Spanish station or a non-Spanish station.

EA RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: EARTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For Spanish stations – Province Example: AL
      • For non-Spanish stations – Serialnumber Example: 0001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Spanish station or a non-Spanish station.

EPC PSK63 QSO party

  • Window: Select Log type
  • Log Type: EPCPSK63QP
  • Sent Exchange:
    • EPC member stations: EPC membership number Example: EPC0001
    • Non-EPC member stations: 001

EPC PSK World Wide DX contest

  • Window: Select Log type
  • Log Type: EPCWWDX
  • Sent Exchange:
    • EPC member stations: EPC membership number Example: EPC0001
    • Non-EPC member stations:

EU PSK DX contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: EUPSKDX
    • Sent Exchange: 001

JARTS WW RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: JARTSWWRTY
    • Sent Exchange:Your age Example: 34
      • XYL and YL stations may give 00
      • Multi-operator stations must send 99 as a operator age.

JT RTTY DX Contest

  • Window: Select Log Type
    • Log Type: JTDXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: CQ Zone (e.g., 5, 14, 23, etc.)

Makrothen RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: MAKRORTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 4 digit grid Example: JO33

Logbook of the World Contest – RTTY/Digital

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type:
      • LOTWRTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For North American stations: State/Province abbreviation Example: CT
      • For non North American stations: Countryprefix

NA Sprint RTTY

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SPRINTRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001 Tom CT
      • Serial number, your name and your location (state, province or country) Example: PA1M DE N1MM 123 TOM CT K

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a North American station or a non-North American station.

The Sprint QSY rule calls for a different strategy in function key messages than is usual in other contests. The exchange in the Sprints must include both call signs, but although the rules do not require a specific order, there is a conventional order that is used by experienced Sprinters to make things flow more smoothly.

By convention, the Running station (the one who called CQ, or the one who was on the same frequency during the previous QSO) sends his exchange in the format:
HISCALL MYCALL NUMBER NAME STATE
He does not put his own call sign at the end of the message. This exchange format with no call sign at the end is a signal to others tuning across the frequency that the QSO is not over yet, and also that this station will not be staying on the frequency after the QSO is over.

The S&Ping station (the one who answered the QSO or who is newest on the frequency) uses a different format:
HISCALL NUMBER NAME STATE MYCALL
Unlike the common practice in other contests, he does not repeat the other station’s call sign at the end of the message. His own call sign at the end of the message is a signal to others tuning across the frequency that he is the one who will be holding the frequency, so he is the one they should call once the Running station’s TU message has completed.

The Running station also uses a different TU (F3) message than he would in a normal contest. The Running station should not put his own call sign in his TU message, because that causes instant confusion about who will be staying on the frequency. Some people send the other station’s call sign followed by TU, but the most efficient format is simply to send only TU or RR and nothing else. The shorter this message, the more quickly the next station can call and start the next QSO.

See http://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/RTTY-Sprinting-Part1.pdf for a detailed explanation of how this works.

North American QSO Parties RTTY – NAQP

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: NAQPRTTY
    • Operator Category: SINGLE-OP or MULTI-TWO
      • For Multi-Two see the extra info below!
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • For North American stations – Operator name and station location (state, province, or country) Example: Tom CT
      • For non-North American stations – Operator name only Example: Thomas

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a North American station or a non-North American station.

MULTI-TWO operating: When changing operator you have to use Ctrl+O to set the NAME (not Call) of the operator. This name set with Ctrl+O will be used in the Cabrillo file. So from the Sent Exchange only the state is being used but the name is needed. (Example: Tom CT).

OK DX RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: OKDXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: CQ zone

Quick PSK63 Contest

The contest uses the same rules as the SARTG WW RTTY contest so select that contest (SARTGRTTY).
After the contest the Cabrillo output has to be updated (take SARTG WW out and replace with Quick PSK63)

Russian PSK DX Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RUSDXPSK
    • Mode Category: PSK
    • Exchange:
      • Russian stations: Two-letter oblast code, e.g. MA
      • Others: 001

Russian WW Digi Contest (RUS-WW-DIG)

Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: RUS-WW-DIG
  • Mode Category: RTTY, PSK
  • Exchange:
    • Russian stations:
    • Others:

Russian WW MM Contest (RUS-WW-MM)



Window: Select Log type

  • Log Type: RUS-WW-MM
  • Mode Category:
  • Exchange:
    • Russian stations:
    • Others:

Russian DX RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RUSDXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Non-Russian stations: WAZ zone Example: 14 for Western Europe
      • Russian stations: Your oblast code (two letters)

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Russian station or a DX station.

Russian Cup RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: RUCUPRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001

This contest is for Russians only.

SARTG New Year RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SARTGNYRTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001 Name
    • Soap Box Comments: “Happy New Year” in your native language
  • Add “Happy New Year” in your native language to the Function Key macro. Do not add it to the Sent Exchange. If you do, the Cabrillo output and General Log output may not be correct.

Logging an exchange with spaces is not supported and logging of the Happy New Year greating is *not* required. If you want to record the Happy New Year greeting it can be added *without* spaces after the name preceeded by a “/”. Example: Jim/HappyNewYear. If added, the Cabrillo output generator will remove the “/” and everything that follows when generating the output file.

The sponsor informed the developers that as of December 21, 2013 they will accept Cabrillo 3.0 formated logs. It is necessary to follow the Sent Exchange & Soap Box instructions above to export a Cabrillo file. The Happy New Year message that you sent will appear in the Cabrillo Soap Box Comment.

SARTG WW RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SARTGRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called SARTGRTTY.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

SCC RTTY Championship

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SCCRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: four-digit number of the year the amateur radio license was FIRST officially issued (e.g. 1983) to the operator.

The score Summary window only shows your total score and the number of mults you have worked per band. There is no breakdown by points. In SCC there is one extra column of mults but that had to be there as the way things are setup to calculate the first multiplier (different years). Thus the name of the second mult is “N/A” . The only way to do a breakdown on points is to go through your log and manually do it.

SP DX RTTY contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: SPDXRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • 001 for non-SP stations
      • Your province Example: B for Lubuskie

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Polish station or a DX station.

TARA Grid Dip contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: TARAGRID
    • Mode Category: RTTY or PSK
    • Sent Exchange: name + 4 digit grid locator Example: Tom FN12

TARA PSK Rumble

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: TARAPSK
    • Mode Category: PSK
    • Sent Exchange: Name and Call Area Example: Tom W1

TARA RTTY Melee

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: TARARTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • State for USA stations Example: CT
      • Province for Canadian stations Example: NB
      • 001 for all other stations (serial number)

TARA Skirmish

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: TARAPSK, or SKIRMRTTY (SKIRMRTTY requires that you download the SKIRMRTTY.udc user-defined contest file)
    • Mode Category: DIGITAL
    • Sent Exchange: Name and Prefix Example: Tom N1

Note: Download the SKIRMRTTY.udc file into your UserDefinedContests folder and use SKIRMRTTY. If you do not want to use the udc file, the TARAPSK contest will also work for the Skirmish, but the scoring of multipliers will not be correct. Use the Tara on-line log submission page and enter the correct prefix multiplier count there. If you use more than one digital mode during the contest, submit a separate entry for each mode as per the contest rules.

Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY contest

The Ukrainian DX contest can be configured for Ukrainian stations and non-Ukrainian stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKRAINDX (use this contest Log Type for the Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY contest)
    • Mode Category: RTTY (NOTE: this contest will default to phone. You need to manually reset for RTTY!)
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Oblast for Ukrainian stations Example: CH
      • 001 for non-Ukrainian stations
  • Sample Function Key file available: see the file called UKRAINDX.mc in the Function Key Files – Digital subfolder in the >Downloads >File Explorer >Sample Function Key Files folder on the N1MM+ web site

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Ukrainian station or a non-Ukrainian station.

Ukrainian Open RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKRRTTYOPEN
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Exchange: 2-letter province code + 3-digit serial number

Ukrainian RTTY contest

The Ukrainian DX contest can be configured for Ukrainian stations and non-Ukrainian stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKRAINRTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Oblast for Ukrainian stations Example: CH
      • 001 for non-Ukrainian stations
Country Count

Countries are counted per band for SSB, CW and RTTY. Because RTTY is in a separate contest module, they won’t be counted correctly when a station makes SSB and CW QSOs as well as RTTY QSOs with a country.

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an Ukrainian station or a non-Ukrainian station.

Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest

75 baud RTTY and PSK63 modes

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKRAINDIGI
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Oblast for Ukrainian stations Example: CH
      • 001 for non-Ukrainian stations

United Kingdom DX contest RTTY

The UK DX contest can be configured for UK stations and non-UK stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: UKDXRTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Area code for UK stations Example: BS
      • 001 for non-UK stations

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an UK station or a non-UK station.

VOLTA RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: VOLTARTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange: RST + QSO number + Your CQ Zone. Example: 599 001 15

The four Band Multiplier count for this contest is displayed on info window.

WAEDC RTTY contest

The WAEDC RTTY Contest can be configured for European stations and non-European stations.

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WAERTTY
    • Sent Exchange: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are an European station or a non-European station.

Making QSOs in WAE RTTY:

To start with, a QSO in WAE is just like a QSO in CQ WPX or SARTG, and I would suggest using a similar function-key set. The special feature of WAE is QTCs, which are reports of previous QSOs that can be exchanged for additional points.

In CW and SSB WAE, QTCs can only be sent from non-EU to EU, but in RTTY there are many more possibilities. QTCs can be sent in either direction between any two continents (not with a station in the same continent).

In N1MM Logger+, the user interface for QTCs in RTTY is very similar to that in CW/SSB. The Logger has features to automate the sending and receiving of QTCs. There is also information in the Entry and Bandmap windows to tell you whether the rules permit you to exchange QTCs with another station. In the bottom part of the Entry window, while you are in QSO with a station information about the number of QTCs you have available to exchange with him is displayed. In the following example, the three numbers in red after “QTCs” mean that you have not exchanged any QTCs with this station yet (0), you have 10 QTCs available to send to him, and you have 22 total unsent QTCs in your log.

WAE EntryWindow

The Bandmap and Entry windows contain visual cues about the QTC status of stations spotted in the Bandmap or entered into the Entry window. A special color scheme for spotted call signs has been implemented, as follows:
RED: the station is a new multiplier on this band (same as in other contests)
GREEN: this is a new station on this band, and you can also exchange QTCs with him (you are on different continents and you have not yet exchanged 10 QTCs)
BLUE: this is a new station on this band, but you have no more QTC room available (same continent, or you have already exchanged 10 QTCs)
BLACK: this station is a dupe on this band, but you still could exchange QTCs with him for QTC points
GREY: dupe, and there is no QTC room either – this station is non-workable for any kind of credit, so just pass him by
Note that this special color scheme only applies to the Bandmap and Entry windows; the colors in the Digital Interface and Available Mults and Qs windows use the normal color scheme, the same as in other contests.

OK, let’s look at the process. First, let’s suppose you are CQing. If you have a good run going and you are getting new multipliers calling in, you may decide you don’t want to break your rhythm for QTCs. As long as there are people waiting to work you when you CQ, you may decide you will be best off adding to your QSO and multiplier counts rather than adding a quick 10 QTCs, which increases your net QSO+QTC point count but does nothing for your multiplier points.

However, especially later in the contest, you might want to pick up your score with some QTCs, as you will probably be able to exchange a batch of 10 QTCs more quickly than you could work 10 more QSOs, and the odds of finding a new multiplier may be much lower than earlier in the contest. In fact, you can even call someone who is a dupe just so you can exchange QTCs; the extra QSO will not count for points, but the QTCs will.

First, let’s look at the case where you do not have many unsent QTCs to send (that’s previous QSOs that you have not already sent as QTCs). In this case, if you work someone who has a good clear signal (you won’t want to do this with someone you have trouble copying) and you have not yet exchanged QTCs with him, you may want to receive some.

Start by asking him if he has any QTCs for you (“QSL TNX. ANY QTCS FOR ME?”). If he says yes, press Ctrl+Z once. That gets you to the RQTC window for receiving QTCs.

WAERTTY RQTC Dialog Empty

After you tell him you are ready with the RX Ready button, he will send you a message whose first line is something like “QTC: 22/10 QTC: 22/10”. The first number is the group number (the 22nd group he has sent), the second is the number of QTCs in the group (maximum 10, and especially in RTTY it is most efficient to send only large groups). If you click on this in the RX window, it should transfer to the RQTC window for recording in your log. If the incoming data is garbled so you cannot copy it, you can click on the “Hdr Agn” button to ask for the header to be sent again.

The heart of his message will be a set of up to 10 QTCs. Each QTC contains three elements: the time, the call sign, and the serial number. Each time you receive a QTC, left-click on it and the entire QTC should transfer into the corresponding panes in the RQTC window. You can also enter or edit elements by hand, or you can right-click on a single element and then left-click in the box where you want it to go. After you have received all the QTCs in the group, it may help to click on the green bar at the left of the RX window so you can freeze the RX window, scroll back and complete or fix any missing or garbled elements. Remember to click on the yellow bar when you are done so you can receive again.

After he has sent the batch of QTCs to you, you may need him to repeat some of the information. There are buttons in the RQTC window for asking for repeats for individual QTCs (“Agn #1”, etc.) or for the whole series (“All Agn”). Once you have them all, press the “Save” button, which will send an acknowledgement message to him and log the QTCs, and then you can start CQing again.

There is a series of buttons labeled “S” (for “Skip”) to the right of the “Agn” buttons. If, while you are receiving a set of QTCs, one of them is so badly munged by a noise hit that there is nothing useful to click on to fill the boxes, you can click on the “S” button for that QTC to leave the boxes for that QTC empty and continue with the rest of the QTCs. After the entire set has been sent, you can then click on the corresponding “Agn” button to ask for a repeat of that individual QTC so you can fill in the missing data. By doing this you preserve the correct order of the QTCs as sent.

WAERTTY RQTC Dialog Filled

Suppose instead that you do have a bunch of unsent QTCs ready to go. Then what you may want to do at the end of a QSO with a station with a good clear signal (if you have trouble copying someone’s signal, you probably will not want to try QTCs with him) is to ask if he wants to receive QTCs (“QSL TNX. DO YOU WANT QTCS?”). If he says yes, press Ctrl+Z twice to get to the SQTC window.

WAERTTY SQTC Dialog

This window starts out pre-filled with all the information you need to send – as you can see, sending QTCs is quite a bit easier than receiving them! The buttons in this window should be self-explanatory. The “Send Hdr” button is what you use to send the QTC batch number (e.g. QTC: 2/10), and once the other station has acknowledged that, the “Send All” button is what you use to send the batch. After the batch has been sent, if he asks for a repeat of #3, 7 and 9 you can resend them by pressing Snd #3, Snd #7 and Snd #9. Once he acknowledges them all, press Save and go back to CQing.

If you get into the wrong QTC window by mistake, you can either press Cancel or press Ctrl+Z once or twice until the QTC window closes. Note also that if you aren’t able to exchange QTCs with a station (you’re on the same continent, or you have already filled your quota of 10), the QTC window will not open. If you are able to receive QTCs but don’t have any QTCs to send, the RQTC window will open, but the SQTC window will not.

S&Ping works much the same. The color coding in the Bandmap window can let you know whether you will be able to exchange QTCs even before you start a QSO, or once you are in QSO the detailed QTC status is visible in the Entry window. Often you will let the running station decide if he wants to do QTCs or not, depending on how well his run is going, but sometimes you may want to initiate the process yourself, as described above.

If the other station wants to send QTCs to you, you can either reply “SRI QRU” (not quite correct, but he will get the message) or you can press Ctrl+Z once to get the RQTC window and press the RX Ready button to tell him you are ready, then receive QTCs the same as described above. If he asks you whether you have QTCs for him, you have three options: press Ctrl+Z twice and press the R U QRV button to give him the cue to get ready; send “SRI QRU”; or send a message telling him you don’t have any but are willing to receive some (“SRI QRU. ANY QTCS FOR ME?”).

Most of the basic QTC messages are sent by buttons in the SQTC and RQTC windows. You can program the messages in these buttons either by using the Setup button in the QTC window, or from the Config > WAE > Open QTC Window setup area menu item in the Entry window, using the third tab (“RTTY Setup”).

There are a few additional messages you may want to program into the buttons at the bottom of the Digital Interface window, such as:
{TX} QSL TNX. GOT ANY QTCS FOR ME? {RX}
{TX} QSL TNX. DO YOU WANT QTCS? {RX}
{TX} SRI QRU {RX}
{TX} SRI QRU. ANY QTCS FOR ME? {RX}

You may think of more – that’s OK, there are up to 24 clickable message buttons in the Digital Interface window. I often find myself changing them on the fly during a contest. You can get to the programming window by right-clicking on the button you want to change.

  • QTC Lines on the frame are broken up into separate boxes. This was done to allow error checking of any data that is input by hand and clicking on data in RX window.
  • If you click on data or enter data in the QTC windows if the routines detect bad data it will flag that data in red. So when you are receiving QTCs and you get one that is garbled, Click on it anyway and it will get placed into the QTC area. The boxes for that QTC will turn red.
  • Upon completion of the sending QTC’s all you have to do is look at the QTC window and it will tell you by the red colors what QTC you need to RX again. You press the AGN # button and it sends your message out. At the same time your message is going out the QTC line is cleared. Now when the station sends the repeat of the QTC you requested and you click on it and it will then be placed into that blank line that was just cleared.
  • When saving QTC if any of the data still hasn’t been corrected it will send the received ok message but if there is an error in the Time or the Callsign the program will let you save the QTC and not care about it. But if there is an error in the serial number (If it contains anything besides a number) it will not let you save it. The reason for this is in the program the serial number needs to be a certain type of variable(numeric) and if it is not a numeric variable it will not save it. So the flow of it if there is an error in the serial section and you press Save is:

A. Sends the confirm string you have setup
B. Tells you on the entry window there is a Format error
C. Waits for you to fix it.
D. So now you would have to scroll back to see what was sent of take out the extra letter your finger hit then hit save.
By doing it this way you are not slowing down the other station

  • The program will not save info into the log until the bad data is fixed. Once fixed just click Save again and it will save the data without sending the received message. A warning message is given in the Entry window status bar.
  • Sometimes a call sign reported in a QTC will not pass the call sign recognition routines and the QTC will be displayed in red. If it was a special call sign, not a copying error, and you want to log it anyway, you can “force-log” the QTC by Ctrl+clicking on the Save button
  • To select whole lines of received QTC just place the cursor over the line and left click.
  • To select individual QTC sections place the cursor over the item you want to select and right click on it. After the data is selected place the cursor over the text box you want the data to go into and left click it will be placed into it.
  • When pressing Ctrl+Z to switch modes the program will display the total QTC sent and received from the station being worked.
  • When pressing Ctrl+Z to switch modes if you have reached the MAX amount of QTC the QTC window will close and give a warning message in Entry windows status bar.
  • When left clicking on a Received QTC line will split data on ” “,”/”,”-” separators if the routines can’t split the data it will not copy the data over. You will have to click each item separate or hand type it in.
  • Selecting of individual QTC items can be done by right clicking on item. Left clicking on the box where the data to be placed places text.
  • Ctrl+Z cycles through QSO, receive QTC and send QTC modes. After you enter a callsign in the entry window pressing Ctrl+Z will cycle through the RQCT and SQTC modes. If you are receiving QTC press Ctrl+Z once and as the QTC appears in the digital window just click on it one time and it will transfer over to the QTC entry window. To send a QTC press Ctrl+Z one more time and it will show you all the QTCs you have available to send.
  • The status line in the Info window shows the total QTC Sent and Received from the station being worked.
  • Upon entering a callsign in the entry window and pressing the spacebar, the number of total QTC’s exchanged with that callsign and the Total of all unsent QTC is displayed on the entry window so you should be able to keep track easier of what your QTC numbers are
  • If you work a station that is on your same continent and try to send them QTC or try to receive QTC from them the program will tell you you can not do that. Press Enter and move on……
  • On the WAE Tab located in the settings area will allow you to set the maximum number of QTC you want to send. Whatever this setting is set to is the number that will send unless you do not have that many QTC to send. This defaults to 10.
  • The total unsent QTC’s is displayed along with # of QTC’s exchanged with current callsign on the Entry window
  • Continent is checked when sending and receiving QTC’s
  • Default number of QTC to send can be entered on the Tab WAE RTTY configuration under Settings in the menu from the DI interface.
  • The number of QTC sent and total QTC available is shown in the Entry window upon Entering Callsign
  • Hover mode is disabled if the QTC window is open
  • The number of CR’s between QTC’s sent is configurable (Setup QTC)
  • Placing a QTC into the QTC window is possible by clicking in line of QTC boxes where you want QTC to be placed into.
  • When tuning in the bandmap the Entry Window will show the QTC status of the tuned callsign; the color in the Bandmap window also shows the status
  • Warning: In this contest it is allowed to log a contact with a zero serial number (such as a non-contest DXpedition you work during the contest). Therefore the normal ESM flow is altered; F8 (Agn?) is not highlighted when the exchange box is empty during a QSO. In a normal QSO where you receive a serial number, you have to be careful not to hit Enter too soon and forget to log the received serial number; make sure to enter the serial number before you hit Enter to finish the QSO!

For those who are familiar with WAE CW/SSB, note that although the QTC user interface in N1MM Logger+ is similar, there are fundamental differences in the contest rules between the RTTY and the SSB/CW version of the contest:

1. Everyone can work everyone, so DX can work DX and EU can work EU
2. Everyone can both send and receive QTCs, however they can only be exchanged between stations in a different continent

How do I know how many QTCs I can receive from a station or how do I know the number to send to them?

The program will do all this for you in a number of ways…

  • The first number that is displayed on the entry window by the QTCs title is the total number of QTC’s you have exchanged with that station. If it says 8 then you can either receive or send 2 more
  • When you press Ctrl+Z to switch to RQTC mode the program already knows how many QTC you can receive and will only enable that many entry points on the QTC frame
  • When you press Ctrl+Z to switch to SQTC mode the program will either set the maximum number you want to send or however many QTC’s you are still allowed to send to that station. (Whichever is smaller)

One final note: If you export your contest log to ADIF after the contest, the ADIF file will not contain QTCs, only QSOs. This is not a problem if you are exporting for purposes of a general logging program, QSLing, etc., but if you want to transfer a WAE contest log between databases or between computers, you cannot use ADIF files to do this unless there are no QTCs in the log. To transfer a complete WAE log between copies of N1MM Logger+ on two computers, you must either copy the entire database between the computers, or else you must copy the TRN file for the WAE contest to the second computer and then import it into a new empty N1MM+ database on the second computer.

WW-DIGI Contest

Note: This contest is for FT8 and FT4 modes. You must use WSJT-X or JTDX as the digital program for these modes. See the WSJT Decode List window documentation for setup instructions for using WSJT-X or JTDX with N1MM+. Note that all logging must be done in the WSJT-X or JTDX program; do not enter call sign or exchange data directly into N1MM+.
  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: WWDIGI
    • Mode Category: DIGITAL
    • Sent Exchange: your grid square. Example: FN31

For this contest, the exchange has been chosen to be compatible with the normal non-contest exchange in FT8. In WSJT-X, you can either choose the NA VHF Contest type under the Advanced tab in the WSJT-X Settings window, or you can leave the “Special operating activity” check box unchecked and use the full normal message sequence. If you use the normal message sequence, do not skip the normal grid square (Tx1) message in an attempt to save time, as that will result in an invalid contest exchange (you must send your grid square). Using the NA VHF Contest type will ensure that the correct exchange is sent and logged.

XE RTTY Contest

  • Window: Select Log type
    • Log Type: XERTTY
    • Mode Category: RTTY
    • Sent Exchange:
      • Mexico: State. Example: AGS
      • Non-Mexico: 001

The callsign in the Station Information dialog ( >Config >Change Your Station Data >Call ) determines if you are a Mexican station or a non-Mexican station.

Setup User Defined Contests (UDC)

The User Defined Contests listed below have been developed by users of N1MM Logger+, and should work as described although they are not officially supported by N1MM Logger+.
There are probably additional details within the .UDC file regarding contest setup and exchange. Use a text editor to examine the file after downloading from the >Files >User Defined Contests gallery. Be advised that there are known scoring anomalies with some of the UDC contests.

Installation Instructions for a User Defined Contest (UDC)

User Defined Contests are not distributed with the program installer, either Full or Latest Update

  • A list of available User Defined Contests is located on the Supported Contests List page (enter udc in the search window).
  • The UDC files themselves are found on the N1MM Logger+ website, located under >Downloads >File Explorer >User Defined Contests
  • To enable a UDC contest and select it in the contest configuration dialog window
    1. Locate the desired UDC file on the website in >Downloads >File Explorer >User Defined Contests page (Note: for some UDCs, the file is a Zip archive file that contains the UDC and other files)
    2. Download the .UDC or .zip file to your computer’s hard drive in the UserDefinedContests directory in the N1MM Logger+ user files area, at My Documents/N1MM Logger+/UserDefinedContests. If the file is a zip file, open it from Windows File Explorer and extract all of the files it contains directly into the UserDefinedContests directory (not into a subdirectory, as Windows may offer to do); after you do this, the UDC file should be visible in the contents of the directory. If there is a readme file, read it and follow the instructions there (for example, it may tell you to move a .sec file to your SupportFiles directory)
    3. Restart N1MM Logger+
    4. Within N1MM Logger+, select >File >New Log in Database.
    5. Find and choose the UDC contest name you downloaded (without the .UDC file suffix). It will be included in alphabetic order among the list of all other supported contest names. NOTE: if you do not see the contest in that list, use a text editor (Notepad) to open the UDC file. Find the “Name =” statement (around line 10 of the file) which defines the actual contest name. In some instances the Name= statement may not match the Windows .UDC file name.
    6. If the contest files include a companion section list (.sec) file, you need to move/copy the .sec to your computer’s My Documents\N1MM Logger+\SupportFiles folder. Then, launch N1MM+ and the >File >Open Log in Database contest dialog window will display the “Import Section List” button. Click on that button to import the section list for this particular contest.

50RS VHF

50MHz RASE DX Sprint

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: EARSVHF.udc

ACHAMPCW

Asiatic Russia (UA9) Championship CW

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ACHAMPCW.UDC

Activity Group CW – DL QRP-QRP Party

Held 1st May each year.

  • Exchange: RST + Serial Nr + Category
  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: 1MAY_AGCW.udc

Alexander Savenkov Memorial

Alexander Savenkov Memorial

  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: UR5IOK_MEM udc

ARKTIKA-SPRING

ARKTIKA-SPRING contest file

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AC-SPRING.UDC

AEGEAN RTTY Contest

Generic – RST and Serial Nr. Runs OK with a fixed amount of points per qso.
Select log type: AEGEANRTTY

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AEGEANRTTY.udc

AGB

AGB-NEMIGA Contest. Third Friday of September (16 Sep 2011) 2100 – 2400 UT

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AGB.udc

AGB NYSB/NEMIGA/PARTY

AGB NEMIGA, Allows RY and PSK modes. Select “MIXED+DIG” for “Mode Category”
Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Nr and AGB Member Nr (if a member)
Complete Contest name in log.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AGB_RTTY.UDC

AGB Party

AGB-PARTY (Activity Group of Belarus) Contest. Third Friday of December (16 Dec 2011) 2100 – 2400 UT

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AGBPARTY.UDC

AGCW VHF – UHF Contests

Held quarterly.
Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Nr + Category + Full Locator

  • See VHF_AGCW.txt
  • Filename: VHF_AGCW.udc in VHF_AGCW.zip

Alaska QSO Party

If using SSB/CW plus Digital, Select MIXED+DIG in the Contest Setup Window. Enter QSO points on logging line.
Select file name: AKQP_RTTY
Exchange: Serial Nr, Name and Grid Square

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: AKQP_RTTY.UDC

Araucaria VHF Contest

World wide VHF contest.
Exchange: RS(T) and 6 character Locator

  • See the rules for more details, follow directions after the contest to work out your claimed score.
  • Filename: VHFARAU_SA.udc

ARI BASSO FERRARESE Contest

Exchange: RS(T)+Serial# Wildcard stations will send op name.

  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: ARI_BASFER.udc

ARI RTTY 80/40m

(Set up for Italian domestic) ARI 80/40m RTTY Contest
Select file name: ARIRTTY
Exchange: Your Area Code

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ARIRTTY.UDC

ARI SEZIONI Contest

ARI SEZIONI Contest

  • See the Read_Me file
  • Filename:ARI_SEZIONI.zip

ARKTIKA Polar Radioman

Exchange: RST + Arktika Club Member Number e.g. 599 AC999. Non-members send RST + Serial Number. Club member numbers are mults, once only.

  • See ARKTIKA_read-me.txt
  • Filename: ARKTIKAPR.zip.

ARRL-EME

VHF/UHF only, signal report as exchange, dupes are not allowed on same band CW, SSB and FM modes

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ARRL_EME.udc

ARRL International Grid Chase

RS(T)(optional) 4 Character Grid

  • See ARRL Web for full details
  • Filename: GRIDCHRTTY.udc in GRIDCHASE.zip

ARR PSK63

ARR PSK63 contest.
Select log type: ARR_RTTY. Exchange RST and Serial. Multipliers are DXCC and “CT” Callsigns.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ARR_RTTY.udc

Bande Basse Italia Contest

Italian internal contest

  • See the Read-Me file
  • Filename:BB_ITALIA udc in BB_Italia.zip

Battle of Riachuelo

Battle of Riachuelo Contest PSK125

  • See the Read-Me file
  • Filename:CBNRBRASIL.zip

Bavarian Contest Club QSO Party (BCCPARTY)

  • Filename: BCC-QSO-Party.udc
  • Run logger and open new log for BCCPARTY contest
  • Import Call History file BCC-Members.txt
  • In the Config menu Enable CallHistory Lookup

Belgian Data Modes WW Contest

Belgian Data Modes WW Contest. If using AFSK, Select DIGITAL in the Contest Setup Window.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: BDMWWRTTY.udc

Belgorod Open Champion Contest

Belgorod Open Champion Contest, Select MIXED+DIG in Contest Setup Window

  • See the rules for more details
  • Filename: BELGO_RTTY.udc in BELGOROD.zip

Brazil Independance Day Contest

Brazilian Independance Day PSK31 Contest. Select DIGITAL in Setup Window. v1.0.1,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: BRAZ_IRTTY.udc

Brazilian Farroupilha Contest (FRPHF)

  • See the UDC file and the sponsors website for more details
  • Filename: FRPHF.zip

Bucuresti Contest

Generic, Serial # and YO District or Country WEB Identifier (e.g. Belgium=BE, Sweden=SE) as exchange.
If using Mixed modes, select MIXED+DIG in the Contest Setup Dialogue.

  • See Bucuresti_Read_Me.txt file for more details (In Bucuresti.zip)
  • Filename: BUCURRTTY.udc

CA HF

Central America contest. Contact Argentinean & Nearby countries. Exchange RST and Serial. Provinces are mulpliers,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: CAHF.udc

Championship of Astrahan oblast

Russian internal contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: R6U-Champ.udc

CONCURSO NACIONAL FONIA

Spanish National Phone Contest (RADIO CLUB SEVILLA)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: EACNF.UDC

CQ WE

CQ Western Electric Contest. Contact Employees, Retired Employees or other Amateurs. Exchange Name, WE Locator and years of service. Non-employees give number of CQ WE Contests entered (1 if current is the first, can be 1-6) If using all modes, be sure to select ‘MIXED+DIG’ on contest set-up page.

  • See the rules for full details.
  • Filename: CQWE_RTTY.udc

CSA-VHF

South American VHF contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: CSA-VHF.udc

CUCALAMBE Contest

National Cuban contest \Cucalambe
Select log type: CUCALAMBE
Exchange: AREA Code
Import Section file (CUCALAMBE.sec required in N1MM main folder)

  • See the UDC file for more details.
  • Filename: CUCALAMBE.udc

Cup Chernigov CW

Chernigov Stations Exchange: RST+URDA

Others Exchange: RST+Serial Nr

  • Filename:
  • Chernigov Stations: CHERNI_CR.udc
  • Others: CHERNI_DX.udc
  • Send and Log leading zeros. Read – Chernigov_Read-Me.txt – Files in Cup_Chernigov.zip

DEUTSCHLAND EASTER CONTEST

Deutschland Easter Contest.
Exchange: RST + Serial Nr. (+DOK)

  • Filename: DC_EASTER.udc

DigiFest

Digifest Contest. Exchange: RSQ and Locator(4 digits) Locator is mult (once only). Work Station each band and mode. Note1 – In the ‘Set up Contest Window’ Set the Mode Category to ‘DIGITAL’. Note2 – not all digital modes allowed in the contest are supported in MMVARI, most are in FLDIGI.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: VHF_DFRTTY.UDC

DIG_PA Contest

DIG_PA Contest
Select log type: DIG_PA
Exchange: RS(T) and Member Number or just RS(T) if not a member.

  • See UDC file for more details.
  • Filename: DIG-PA.udc

DL DTC Contest

German Telegraphy Contest, held 3rd October.
Select log type: DL – DTCDL.udc non-DL – DTCDX.udc
Exchange: RST and LDK, non DL only RST

  • Filename: DL-DTC.zip

DNIEPER CUP

DNIEPER CUP. Send and receive two-letter AREA + Serial Nr. Set Mode to SSB+CW+DIGITAL in Contest Setup Window. v1.0.3
Select file name: DNIEPERTTY.
Sent Exchange: Serial Nr -must be first and a two letter Area or District or County Code. Set your Macro to send AREA then SerNr

Filename: DNIEPERTTY.UDC

EA QRP Contest

Exchange: RST + Category + M (if a member)

  • See the Read-Me file and rules for more details
  • Filename: EA_QRP.udc in EAQRP.zip

EPC French DX Contest

EPC French DX Contest. Select log type: See Read-Me.txt in EPCFR.zip. Exchange Call, RST, Dpt. Nr. or Serial Nr.
After the contest, edit CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SOAB-HP, SOAB-LP, MOAB-HP in log (see rules).

  • See the Read_Me file for more details. N1MM+ v4698 or later.
  • Filename: EPCFR.zip

EPC Ukrainian DX

Set of files for EPC Ukraine DX Contest (for participants outside of Ukraine). See the post on 11/29/2011 in N1MMLogger-Digital@yahoogroups.com for installation instructions

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: EPCUkrDX_FOR_DX.zip

Esenin Russia Contest

Esenin Russia contest. SSB/CW 80+40M. Mults are Russian Regions and DXCC. Band and Mode restrictions.

  • Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Nr

File Name: ESENIN udc

ES OPEN HF

ES Open HF Championship

  • See the Read_me.txt file for more details
  • Filename: ES_OPEN_DX.udc or ES_OPEN_ES.udc

EUCW Fraternizing Party

EUCW Fraternizing Party. Whatever is entered in Comment (Club Name) is a multiplier.
Select log type: EUCWFP
Exchange: Your name, (Club name), Member Nr. or NM

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: EUCWFP.udc

EUCW ON5ME-160

EUCW ON5ME-160 Party. Whatever is entered in Comment (Club Name) is a multiplier.
Select log type: EUCW160
Exchange: Your name, (Club name), Member Nr. or NM

  • See rules for more details.
  • Filename: EUCW160.udc

FELD HELL CLUB

Monthly Sprints. See the Read-Me file.

  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: FELDHELLCLUB.zip

FGUP 2011

“Generic” contest, RS(T) and Serial Nr Exchange, All Callsigns are Multipliers.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: FGUP-2011.UDC

FIRAC Contest

Exchange: Members send; RS(T) + Serial Nr + F, Non Members send; RS(T) + Serial Nr.

  • See FIRAC_Read-Me in FIRAC.zip
  • Filename: FIRAC.udc in FIRAC.zip

Fists Sprints

All Fists Sprint Contests. Exchange RST, S/P/C, Name and Fists Member Nr or Power, include ‘W’.

  • Filename: FISTSSPR.udc

Flight of the Bumblebees

Flight of the Bumblebees contest.
Select file name: FLTOTBBS
Exchange: State/Province/DXCC Entity and Power or Bumblebee Nr.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: FLTOTBBS.udc

Florida Parks on the Air

Florida Parks on the Air

  • See the rules and the Read-Me file
  • Filename: FLSPOTA.zip

FRR CN US Contest

FRR CN US Contest. 30 minute sessions. Exchange: Serial Nr and 3 digit Nr made up from Nr in Callsign and op age. e.g. YO9xx sends 001 959, if he rcvd 001 345, his next sent Exch would be 002 345 etc.

  • See the rules
  • Filename: YO_CN_US.zip

G3ZQS Memorial Contest

Fists G3ZQS Memorial Contest, can be used for Fists Sprints.
Exchange: RST, State/Prov/DXCC, Name, and Fist# or Power

  • See the UDC file for more details.
  • Filename: G3ZQSMEM.udc

GEDEBAGE

Generic, RS(T) + Serial Nr. WPX Prefix Mult.

  • Filename: GEDEBAGE.udc

GENERIC

Template for Serial # and State(Prov) as exchange. One multiplier – Section

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Generic.udc

GENERIC2

Template for Serial # and State(Prov) as exchange. 2 multipliers: Section and Country

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Generic2.udc

GENERIC RTTY

Generic, Serial # and State(Prov) as exchange

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: GenericRTTY.udc

HA National Championship OB

Exchange: RS(T) + Last 2 characters of previous station worked, your own for the first contact

  • See the Read_Me file for more details
  • Filename: HA_NChamp zip

HA3NS Memorial Contest

Exchange RST and HACWG Member Nr or NM

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: HA3NS.udc

HF Region 2 RTTY Contest

Exchange: Full Locator

  • See the Read Me file for more details.
  • Filename: VHFR2RTTY.zip

Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday (HPM150)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Set the >Contest >Exchange to your ARRL section! (MI, ON, WTX…)
  • Filename: HPM150.zip
  • August 31 through September 8, 2019
Invalid Section Errors?
To verify valid sections, HPM150 UDC relies upon the section list from the Winter Field Day contest: WinterFD.sec. That file is included in the HPM150.ZIP file. After unZIPping the file you need to move/copy WinterFD.sec to your computer’s My Documents\N1MM Logger+\SupportFiles folder. Then, launch N1MM+ and the >File >Open Log in Database contest dialog window will display the “Import Section List” button. Click on that button to import the valid section list.

International 2010

SWL template, both Callsigns, RS(T) and Serial numbers are logged

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SWL.udc

International Lighthouse Week 2010

International Lighthouse Week (Serial#, Name, Member# as applicable, Lighthouse# as applicable, State(Prov), as exchange)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ILLW-2010.udc

Indonesian DX Contest

Indonesian DX Contest for DX (non-Indonesian stations) Work anyone.

  • Exchange: RS+Serial Nr. YB Prefixes and Country multipliers. Remember to set for correct Mode when setting up.
  • Filename: YBDXC.udc

Indonesian DX Contest

Indonesian DX Contest for YB (Indonesian stations) Work anyone. Remember to set for correct Mode when setting up.

  • Exchange: RS+Serial Nr. World Prefixes and Country multipliers
  • Filename: YBDXCYB.udc

Indonesian JAKARTA DX Contest

Indonesian JAKARTA DX Contest, 40M only, SSB only, work anyone, 2nd weekend in May.

  • Exchange: RS + Serial Nr. WPX and DXCC multipliers.
  • Filename: JAKARTA.udc

Indonesian Padang DX Contest

Indonesian Padang DX Contest, 40M only, SSB only. 3rd Weekend December.

  • Exchange: RS + Serial Nr
  • Filename: PADANG_DX.udc

International Police Association Radio Club Contest

International Police Association Radio Club Contest, open to all.

  • Exchange: RS(T)+Ser Nr. +(if Member) IPA + State/Country Prefix(e.g. IPAFL or IPAG)
  • Filename: IPA_RC.udc

IRTS80M

IRTS 80 Metres Counties Contest. CW/SSB, 80m only, Serial # and County as exchange

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: IRTS80M.udc

IRTS CQIR

IRTS CQIR Contest
Select File name: IRTSCQIR
Exchange: Irish – Serial and County Code, Others – only Serial

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: IRTSCQIR.udc

HINA33

JLRS Hina 33 Contest. Multi Band, Multi Mode Contest. If using Data, Select MIXED+DIG on Contest Dialogue Setup window.
Exchange: YLs send RS(T) and YL, OMs send RS(T) only.

  • Filename: HINA33RTTY.udc

JW-FD

JOCK WHITE MEMORIAL FIELD DAY (NZART). 80/40m, SSB/CW, Report/Serial #/Branch # as exchange, 1 hour sessions

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: JWFD.udc

Kanagawa

Internal JA contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: kanagawa.udc

KCJ

KCJ(Keymen’s Club of Japan) contest. Version for the rest of the world (not JA), Prefecture as exchange

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: KCJ.udc

Keymens Club of Japan

KCJ (Keymen’s Club of Japan Contest).
Select file type: KCJ_JA or KCJ_DX as appropriate.
Exchange: JA – Prefecture or District Code, Others, Continent Code e.g. EU
See KCJ-DX.UDC for Non-JA entrants. v1.0.2; KCJ_JA.UDC for JA entrants

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: KCJ_DX.udc

KT Serbia Cup

KT Serbia Cup Contest

  • See KTKUP.txt in KTKUP.zip
  • Filename: KTKUP.udc or KTKUP_YU.udc

Lighthouse Christmas Lights 2010

Lighthouse Christmas Lights 2010

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: LCL-2010.udc

Lighthouse Spring Lites 2010

Lighthouse Spring Lites 2010,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: LightHouseEvent.udc

Lithuanian Cup Contest

Lithuanian Cup Contest
Select file type: LYxxCUP (on-site) LYCUP others
Exchange: RS(T)+Serial Nr.

  • See the Read-Me file for more details
  • Filename: LYCUP.zip

LY WAL Contest

LY WAL Contest (Worked All Lithuania)
Select file type: LYWAL
Exchange: LY – WAL Area, Others, DX

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: LYWAL.udc

Marconi Memorial Contest

Marconi Memorial Contest. Generic, RST+Serial NR Exchange, CQWW-type Country Prefix as Multiplier

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: MARCONIMEM.udc

Memory Lives Forever Contest

Memory Lives Forever Contest. RS(T) and Op Age MAY Also Send and Rcv S.K. Callsign & Age. e.g. 559 79 G8FW 88 as exchange.

  • Filename: MEMORY.udc

Michurinsk Contest Group Autumn Sprint

Autumn Sprint. CW and SSB. Exchange RS(T)+Serial Nr. Mults are DXCC and Oblasts

  • See the Read-Me file
  • Filename: AUTUMN_SPR.udc in Autumn_Spr.zip

MOON CONTEST

MOON CONTEST
Select file type: MOONRTTY
Exchange: Serial Nr + 6 Character Locator + Name of QTH
Note =Use for all – restrict Band to suit. Generate correct claimed score after contest by editing qso points – do not rescore when prompted.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: MOONRTTY.udc

Moscow-Championship

Moscow Championship. Oblast(Rus) and Serial # as exchange. Oblast and every Moscow (MA) callsign is multiplier

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Moskwa_Champ.udc

MULAN WAP

MULAN DX Contest. 80,40,20,15,10m SSB/CW,Serial/Province

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: MulanDXC.udc

Natal Digital Group PSK125

Now a DIGITAL Contest

  • See the Rules and Read-Me file
  • Filename: NDGPSKRTTY.zip

North American QRP CW Club Sprints.

Exchange: RST, State/Province/DXCC and Member Nr. or Power (include the ‘W’)

  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: NAQCC.udc

NAURYZDX – Central Asia Nauryz Contest

Exch: RS(T)+Oblast or ITU Zone.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: NAURYZDX.ZIP

New Jersey NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Contest

Exchange: RST, S/P/C or NPOTA Designator(for 2016 only), Skeeter number/Power.

  • Filename: SKEETER.udc

NRL Cup

(Russian internal contest).

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: NRLC.UDC

NRRL TELEFONITEST

NRRL (Norsk Radio Relæ Liga) TELEFONITEST
(Internal Norwegian Contest)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: NRRLTELE.udc

NZART WW11 Memorial and VHF and up Contests.

  • See the Read_Me file
  • Filename: NZART.zip

OBLAST

Use as a template – serial # and Oblast(Rus) as exchange. Oblast is multiplier

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Oblast.udc

OH Domestic Events, Easter, Sainio, Summer, Autumn and Xmas.

Exchange: RS(T) Serial Nr. and County Code.

  • See the ReadMe.txt file.
  • Filename: FINNdom.zip

OH-PARKS

OHIO State parks are multipliers. 1 point per every QSO

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: OH-Parks.udc – download/copy this file to your Documents\N1MM Logger+\UserDefinedContests folder
  • Section filename: OH-PARKS.sec – download/copy this file to your Documents\N1MM Logger+\SupportFiles folderFilename: OH-Parks.udc

OK-OM DX SSB

OK-OM DX SSB Contest. OK-OM Stations send RS + County Code, Others send RS + Serial Nr. CQWW and County Codes are Mults.

  • See OKOM DX SSB.txt in OKOM DX SSB.zip
  • Filename: OKOMDXS.udc or OKOMDXS_DX.udc

OK1WC Memorial

OK1WC Memorial Contest. Callsign last letter is Multiplier.

  • Exchange: RS(T)+Serial Nr
  • Filename: OK1WC.udc

Old New Year

RS(T) and NR (Age of OP. plus Years of Experience) as exchange
Select file name: OLDNEWYEAR
Exchange: Serial Nr and (Total of your Age + Number of Years YOU have held Licence).

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: OLDNEWYEAR.udc

Original QRP

O R I G I N A L – Q R P – C O N T E S T. Serial # and Category (VLP, QRP or MP) as exchange

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: OQRP.udc

OZ ACTIV Contest

(Danish Internal Contest?)
OZ Activity Contest (Serial # and Post Code (first digit) as exchange)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: OZACTIV.udc

OZCHR-VHF

OZCHR-VHF (Russian VHF contest).VHF bands only, 6 char. GriqSquare as exchange, dupes are not allowed on same band different modes

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: OZCHR_OCHN.udc

PARLA

PARLA(EA) CW CONTEST

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PARL.UDC

Pro CW Contest

CW or Digi.  Exch: RST+SerNr+/M – if a member of any CW Club.  CW 1st Weekend December, Digi 2nd Weekend.

  • See the rules for more details
  • Filename: PCC_MEM.udc (members) PCC_NM.udc (non-members) in PCC.zip. See the Read-Me file.

Phone Fray

Weekly Phone contest. Exchange: Name + S/P/C Name only for non-NA stations.

  • Filename: PHONEFRAY.udc

PN QUICK CW Contest

Short Portuguese CW Contest. Members send PN Number, Others send Serial Nr.

  • See the Read-me file for more information.
  • Filename: PN_QUICKCW.udc or PNMQUICKCW.udc (in zip file)

Portuguese Navy Day Contest

Takes place over 8 days. Naval Clubs Members send RS(T)+Club I.D.+#, others send RS(T)+SerialNr. PN Club Members are mults. Work each band and mode each day.

  • Download PND.zip
  • Filename: PND_M_RTTY.udc or PND_NMRTTY.udc

PODXS 070 Contests

Use for several PODXS070 Club contests. Exchange Call, RST and State/Province or DXCC Entity. Use for PSK Festival, Jay Hudak Memorial, Pumpkin Sprint and Firecracker

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PODXS1RTTY.udc

PODXS 070 St. Patrick’s Day Contest

Use for PODXS070 Club St. Patrick’s Day Contest. Exchange Call, Name, State/Province or DXCC Entity and Member Nr.

  • See the rules for more details
  • Filename: PODXS2RTTY.udc

PODXS Triple Play Low Band Sprint

PODXS070 Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint. Select log type: 070TPRTTY. Exchange Call, RST and State/Province/DXCC Entity.

  • See the PODXS Website for more details
  • Filename: 070TPRTTY.udc

PODXS Three Day Weekend Contest

PODXS 070 Club Three Day Weekend Contest. (Members only) First Friday after Memorial Day. Exchange RSQ + Name + Member#

  • See the PODXS Website for more details and PODXS_TDW-ReadMe.txt in PODXS_TDW.zip
  • Filename: PODXS_TDW.udc in the zip file. Update the bonus calls in PODXS_TDW_BP.txt

PODXS Valentine Sprint Contest

PODXS070 Club Valentine Sprint. Select log type: 070VSRTTY. Exchange Call, Name, OM/YL and State/Province/DXCC Entity.
After the contest, edit “YL”s to 2 points. Complete Contest name in log.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: 070VSRTTY.udc

POPOV YOUTH CUP

POPOV YOUTH CUP

  • Exchange: RS + Serial Nr + Last Serial Nr received (as LZ Open – start with 001 000)
  • Filename: POP_YTHCUP.udc

Popov Memorial

POPOV MEMORIAL CONTEST – RS(T) and NR (Years of Experience) as exchange

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PopovMemorial.udc

POPOV-VHF

(Russian internal VHF contest). 2M only, serial # and GriqSquare as exchange, dupes are not allowed on same band CW, SSB and FM modes

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Popov_Cup_VHF.udc

Primorsky HF Contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PRIMOR_HFC.udc

PSK 31 Flavors

31 FLAVORS CONTEST (PODXS). Former name – FLAVORSPSK.udc,
Select file type: FLAVORRTTY
Exchange: State/Province or DXCC Entity + 070 member number/Name, if not member

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: FLAVORRTTY.udc

PW 144 and 70Mhz

PW 144 and 70Mhz.
Select file name: PW_144_70
Exchange: Locator. 4 Character Square

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PW_144_70.UDC

QRP HF RTTY

QRP HF RTTY Contest.
Exchange: RST and CQ Zone

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: QRPHFRTTY.UDC

R3A Cup Digi

R3A Cup Digital Contest
Exchange: RST and Oblast or Serial Nr

  • See the Read Me file in R3A_CDRTTY.zip
  • Filename: R3A_CDRTTY.udc

R3E-SC

Russian internal contest See the UDC file for more details

Filename: R3E-SC.UDC

R3L_HF_CUP – Smolensk HF Cup

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: R3L_HF_CUP.udc

R4C Champ

Russian internal contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: R4C-Champ.UDC

R4W (Udmurtia, Russia) Open Championship

Russian internal contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: r4w-champ.udc

R6H Champ

Russian internal contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: R6H-Champ.UDC

RCWC 4 Seasons

Russian 4 Seasons Contests

  • See the Read_Me file for more details
  • Filename: RCWC4.zip

RCWC RPX Contest

Russian CW Club RPX Contest. Exchange; RST+SerNr.

  • See the rules for more details
  • Filename: RCWC_RPX.udc

REGION-NR

Russian internal contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: REGION-NR.udc

RSGB 40m QSO Party

RSGB 40m QSO Party. Exchange; RS + Name (Please keep to 8 characters or less)

  • Filename: RSGB_40QP.udc

RSGB FT4 Contest Series

A series of three short duration events to allow entrants to experience the latest machine-generated contest mode. As this series is experimental, there are likely to be changes as we develop experience with this mode, so please check the rules prior to each event

  • Exchange; Report and 4-character Locator (e.g. IO91)
  • Filename; RSGBVHFFT4.udc (in RSGB_FT4.zip)

RSGB UKAC (VHF)

RSGB UKAC (VHF). VHF+ only,Points per Km and UK GriqSquare multiplier “,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: VHF_Paul4.UDC

RSGB VHF Contests

One Generic, Exchange RS(T), Serial Nr and Full Locator. 1 Point/Kilometer. No Multipliers.

  • See VHF_RSGB_ReadMe.txt in VHFRSGB.zip for other RSGB VHF Contests covered.
  • Filename: VHFRSGB.udc

RTC_PARTY

DL RTC Party. Exchange: RST (+Member Nr) + 4 Character Grid

  • See the rules for full details
  • Filename: RTC_PARTY.udc

RUSSIAN160

RUSSIAN 160 m contest (Contest Board will calculate points)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: RUSSIAN160.UDC

SM Monthly Test

SM Monthly Contest. Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Nr + Full Locator.

  • See the rules for full details
  • Filename: SM_MT.udc

South America 10 Meter

South America 10 Mtr. Exchange: RS + CQ Zone.

  • See the rules for more details.
  • Filename: SA10M.zip

SALMON-RUN

This contest is published for learning purposes only. WA QSO party (aka Salmon Run) is fully supported by the logger

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Salmon_Run.udc

SARA Spring Sprint

SARA Spring Sprint. Exchange: RST, Locator and Class, Locator and WPXprefix are Mults
Select file name: SARA
Exchange: Your Locator and Class of entry.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SARA.UDC

SARA Spring Sprint (OM)

SARA Spring Sprint (for OM stations). Exchange: RST, Locator and Class, Locator and WPXprefix are Mults
Select file name: SARAOM
Exchange: Your Locator and Class of entry.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SARAOM.udc

SARL Contests

Several SARL Contests. See the Read_ME file in SARL.zip

  • Filename: SARL.zip

SCAG SPRINT

SCAG Sprint Cup
Select file name: SCAG
Exchange: Name + Member (SCAG Club) Nr or NM

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SCAG.udc

Seanet Contest

Seanet Contest , RST + Serial as exchange, DXCC Countries as Multipliers.
Seanet Countries use SEANETRTTY.UDC; Non Seanet countries use SEANETRTTY2.UDC (Rename to SEANETRTTY.udc after copying to N1MM\UDC folder)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SEANETRTTY.udc

SDXC

Scottish DX Contest, RS(T) + GM Area Code or Serial Nr. GM Area Codes and WAE Countries as Mults.

  • See the ReadMe file in zip file
  • Filename: SDXC.zip

SKMEM

Silent Key Memorial Contest. Exchange RST+ITU Zone or RST+a Silent Key Callsign.

  • Correct claimed score by deducting 1 point x Nr of Mults for each ITU Zone exchange received.
  • Filename: SKMEM.udc

SMIRK

Six Meter International Radio Klub contest. Exchange: SMIRK number, if the station worked has one, and grid

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SMIRK.udc

SP PGA Contest DX

Polish PGA-Test, Non-SP Stations”,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PGATEST-DX.udc

SP PGA Contest SP

Polish PGA-Test, for Polish Stations”,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: PGATEST-SP.udc

SSA Monthly Test

SM Monthly Contest. Exchange: RS(T) + Serial Nr + Full Locator.

  • See the rules for full details
  • Filename: SSAMTCW.udc, SSAMTSSB.udc in SSA_MT.zip

Suffixes XXIX National

Suffixes XXIX National (EA). RS and Province as exchange.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: EASUFF29.zip

SP WW EPC BPSK63

SP WW EPC BPSK63 Contest.
Exchange: RST+Serial or SP Province Code. Province and DXCC are Multipliers.

  • See SPEPC_RTTY.text in SPEPC_RTTY.zip
  • Filename: SPEPC_RTTY.udc or SPEPCORTTY.udc

SPAR Winter FD

SPAR (Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio) Winter Field Day,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SPAR_FD.udc

SRR JR

SRR (Russia) youth hams contest

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SRRJR.UDC

SV Triathlon

Exchange: RS(T) and Serial. Entrants using all three modes select MIXED + DIG in the Contest Setup Window. Correct claimed score – multiply ‘B3’ number by 3, then by number of multipliers, add to previous claimed score.

  • FIlename: TRIATHRTTY.udc

TA VHF UHF

TA VHF UHF Contest. Exchange: RS(T) Serial Nr. (Start at 001 on each band) Full Locator. Select MIXED in the Contest Setup Dialogue Window.

  • Filename: VHF_UHF_TA.udc

TARA SKIRMISH

TARA SKIRMISH Contest. Exchange: Name and Prefix (Area locator),

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: SKIRMRTTY.udc

TenTen QSO Parties

Exchange: Name, TenTen #, & State(Prov. or Country). Use for all QSO parties – restrict mode to suit.

  • See the ReadMe file for more details
  • Filename: TENTEN.zip

Tesla HF Memorial Contest

Exchange: RST, Serial Nr. and 4 Character Grid. After contest, edit own square contacts to 90 points.

  • Filename: TESLA_VHF.udc

Texas Parks On The Air

Exchange: Callsign and Park Designator, State, Province or DX Prefix

  • See the Read-Me file in the zip file.
  • Filename: TX-PARKS.udc

The Day of YLs

\Days of YLs\(YL/OM party) – Exchange: RS(T) + YL or OM. Work same station each band and mode.
Select log type DOYLSRTTY
Mode Select: If using all modes, select MIXED+DIG
Exchange: OM or YL

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: DOYLSRTTY.udc

UBA PSK63 Prefix Contest

Exchange: RSQ and Serial Number Starting at 001. Mults are WPX Prefix

  • See UBAPSK63_ReadMe.
  • Filename: UBA63RTTY.udc in UBAPSK63.zip

UFT HF All Band Contest

Exchange RST, Member Number or NM

  • Filename: UFT-HF.udc (in UFT-HF.zip)

UFT QRP Contest

Exchange: RST/QRP(QRO)/MemberNr(NM) Mults are Member Numbers.

  • See the Read-Me file
  • Filename: UFT_QRP.zip

UFT-YL-CW Contest

Exchange: YLs send; RST + Serial Nr + YL + Name, OMs send; RST + Serial Nr + Name

  • See the Rules for more details
  • Filename: UFT-YL-CW zip

UK DXC BPSK63

Exchange Real RSQ, Serial Nr. and your DXDA Number.

  • See UKDX63.txt in UKDX63RTTY.zip
  • Filename: UKDX63RTTY.udc

UKSMG Winter Marathon

Exchange RS(T) and 4 Character Locator. If intending to use Data modes, select MIXED+DIG in the Contest Setup Dialogue Window

  • See the Read-Me text file in the zip file.
  • Filename: 6M_WMRTTY.zip

URAL CUP

Ural Cup (Kubok Urala)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: Ural_Cup.udc

USi W/VE Islands Qso Party

USi W/VE Qso Party
If a station is going to use all three modes, in the contest set-up window select Mixed+Digi.
Island stations should start a new log for each location (to re-start Serial Nr)
Select file name: USI_QPRTTY
Exchange: Island Designator(If Island station) and/or State/Province or DXCC Entity.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: USI_QPRTTY.udc

UT5EU-MEMORIAL-VHF

VHF only, serial # and GriqSquare as exchange, dupes are not allowed on same band CW, SSB and FM modes

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: UT5EU_Memorial_VHF.udc

VHF GRIDS

Worked All Provinces of The Netherlands: Exchange RS(T), Serial NR and Grid, Dutch Stations send RS(T), Serial NR and 2 figure Province Code. Unzip the file (there will be 2 files – udc and txt), import CallHist_VHF_WAP.txt and turn Call History Lookup on.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: VHF_WAP.zip

VU Himalayan Contest

Indian Stations send RS(T) and 2 figure State or Union Territory Code. Others RS(T) and Power
Use the correct UDC file for your location.

  • See VU_Read-Me.txt in VU.zip for more details.
  • Filename: VU_HIMA_DX.udc or VU_HIMA_VU.udc (in VU.zip)

VU International DX Contest

Indian Stations send RS(T) and 2 figure State or Union Territory Code, others RS(T) and Serial Number.
Use the correct UDC file for your location. Select log type: VU_DX_ VU=VU Stations, DX=Non-Asian Stations, ASIA=Non-VU Stations.

  • See VU_Intl_Read-Me.txt in VU.zip for full details.
  • Filename: VU_DX_VU.udc or VU_DX_ASIA.udc or VU_DX_DX.udc

VU Summer (Internal) Contest

Exchange: RS(T) and Serial Number

  • Select correct Mode Category in the Contest Set up Dialogue Window, e.g. MIXED+DIG if working all three modes.
  • Filename: VUSUMMRTTY.udc (in VU.zip)

Vytautas Magnus trophy

Vytautas Magnus Trophy (v1.0.2) Held the first Sunday AFTER the new year. 80m and 2m. CW and Phone. Exchange RS(T), Serial Nr and full Locator(Multipliers)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: VMTROPHY.udc

WAB Contests

Worked All Britain Contests

  • See WAB ReadMe in WAB.zip
  • Filename: WAB.udc

Wisconsin Parks on the Air (WI-PARKS)

  • Third Saturday in September every year
  • Filename: WI-PARKS.UDC file and section list (WI-PARKS.SEC) file

Winter Field Day Association Contest

Last full weekend in January. Exchange: Category + State/Section/DX

  • See the rules for more details. 2016 change: No signal reports (RST) required
  • Filename: WFDA2RTTY.udc – in WFDA.zip

Worked All China Provinces BY

Worked All Provinces of China contest (for BY stations)
Select log type: BY_WAPC_BY
Contest Exchange: RS(T) and your Province i.d. DX send RS(T) and Serial Nr.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: BY_WAPC_BY.udc

Worked All China Provinces DX

Worked All Provinces of China (for DX stations)
Select log type: BY_WAPC_DX
Contest Exchange: RS(T) and Serial NR, Chinese Stations send RS(T) and 2 figure Province Code.

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: BY_WAPC_DX.udc

Worked all VK Shires

Exchange RS(T) and VK Shire code, (DX send CQ Zone)

  • See VKshires_readme.txt in the zip file.
  • Filename: VKSHIRES.zip

World Lighthouse On The Air (OTA)

World Lighthouse OTA. Exchange: RS(T) Serial Nr, plus Lighthouse Expeditions send Reference Nr (Lxxxx)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: WLOTARTTY.udc

WESM minitest

This contest is already implemented as MINITESTCW in the logger. Use this udc file for learning only. RST, Serial Nr, 80 metres only. Note=Contest is every Wednesday, 1800-1900 GMT, six periods, work each station each 10 minutes, each call is mult once “,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: WESM.udc

YACHAMP

YAKUTIA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: YA CHAMP.UDC

YL-OM

The YL-OM Contest is scheduled (1400 UTC Feb-11-2011 thru 0200 UTC Feb-13-2011)
Exchange: Station Worked, QSO Number, RST, ARRL/RAC Section or DX Country”,

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: YLOM.udc

YO PSK31

YO PSK31 contest. RST, Serial NR and Country ID (e.g. G) – YO send County Code as exchange
Select file name: YORTTY
Exchange: Serial Nr and Your Country Prefix – YO Stations: Serial Nr and County Code

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: YORTTY.udc

Battle of Carabobo Contest.

Exchange: RS, Serial Nr, YV Stations also send District code(Mults by band)

  • See the Read-Me file in YV_CARABOBO.zip
  • Select file name: YVBC_SSBYV.udc or YVBC_SSBDX.udc

ZOMBIE

Exchange: S/P/C + Zombie NR/Phone 3 digit area code + Name + Years held Licence. CW only.
Select file name: ZOMBIE.udc
Exchange: State/Province/Country I.D. and your Zombie Member Nr or 3 Digit phone area code and your Name and Number of years you have held Licence.
Work out your score. (See rules)

  • See the UDC file for more details
  • Filename: ZOMBIE.udc

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