CQ WPX RTTY Contest 2019

The 2019 CQ WPX RTTY Contest will take place on 9-10th February 2019.


GOAL - For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the period of operation.

BANDS: Only the 3.5, 7, 14, 21, and 28 MHz bands may be used. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

EXCHANGE - RST report plus a progressive contact serial number starting with 001 for the first contact. Note: Multi-Two and Multi-Unlimited entrants use separate serial number sequences on each band.

All Rules can be read and download in several different languages at the official CQ WPX RTTY Web Site - https://www.cqwpxrtty.com/rules.htm

Rule Differences from WPX SSB/CW Contest

Identical wording is used for both the RTTY and CW/SSB rules where the intent is the same. However, there are some key differences for the RTTY mode:

  • No 1.8 MHz operation

  • QSO alerting assistance is allowed in all categories, i.e., there is no Single-Op Assisted category

  • Single-Op 30-hour limit (vs. 36)

  • Contact points:

    • Different-country contacts within any continent (not just North America) get 2 or 4 points

    • Same-country contacts get 2 points on the low bands