SARL Digital Contest 2017

The 2017 SARL Digital Contest will take place on Sunday 3 December 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00 UTC.

The aim of the SARL (South African Radio League) Digital Contest is to establish as many contacts as possible between radio amateurs in Southern Africa using the PSK31 / RTTY mode(s).

The contest is open to all radio amateurs in Southern Africa.

Activity takes place on 80, 40 and 20 metres PSK31 at the lower end and RTTY at the upper end of the specified frequencies. Please note that USB must be used at all times. A station may be contacted twice on each band once on RTTY, once on PSK31.

The exchange is a RSQ report plus a sequential serial number starting at 001. QSOs with stations in Southern Africa are worth 3 points and 1 point for QSOs outside this area. The first contact with each area listed below will be used as a band multiplier. 

  • Area 1 to 6 is ZS1 to ZS6; 
  • Area 7 is 3DA, 7P, 7Q, 9J, C9, A2, D2, V5, Z2, ZD7, ZD9, ZS7, ZS8, FR, 3B8, 5R, FH and D6 and
  • Area 8 is stations in the rest of the world.

Logs, in ADIF, Cabrillo or MS Excel format and labelled "your "call sign" Digital Contest," must be submitted by 10 December 2017 by e-mail to