FT8 Contest Set for April 13 –14

The European FT8 Club is sponsoring an FT8 DX Contest starting at 1200 UTC on April 13 and running through 1200 UTC on April 14. Everyone works everyone in this contest, and the maximum power is 100 W. The exchange is the same as the ARRL RTTY Roundup, with state/province for US/Canada stations, and serial number for DX participants.

FT8 DX Contest 2019


1 – Date

Begins: 13-April-2019 | 12:00 UTC
Ends:    14-April-2019 | 12:00 UTC

2 – Bands and mode

80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters on FT8 mode. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band.

3 – Categories  

  • Single Operator LOW (100 watts or less)
  • Single Operator QRP (5 watts or less)
  • Multioperator LOW  (100 watts or less)
  • Multioperator QRP (5 watts or less)

4 – Exchange

4.1 United States: Signal report and State (except KH6 and KL7).
4.2 Canada: Signal report and Province.
4.3 DX: Signal report and consecutive serial number, starting with 001 (including KH6 and KL7).

5 – Scoring  

5.1 QSO Points: One point for each completed QSO.
5.2 Multipliers: Each US state (except KH6 and KL7) plus the District of Columbia (DC), Canadian provinces/territories: NB (VE1, 9), NS (VE1), QC (VE2), ON (VE3), MB (VE4), SK (VE5), AB (VE6), BC (VE7), NWT (VE8), NF (VO1), LB (VO2), NU (VYØ), YT (VY1), PEI (VY2) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC entities.
5.2.1 Multipliers count only once (not once per band).
5.2.2 The US and Canada do not count as DXCC entities.

6 – Logs

The Cabrillo entries include the header and the complete QSO list. All logs must be emailed by 28-April-2019 at 23:59 UTC in Cabrillo format to europeanft8club@gmx.com

7 – Miscellaneous

Participants must use WSJT-X version 2.0 or later or MSHV version 2.14 or later.

8 – Awards

Certificates will be awarded to all participants and can be downloaded online when available.



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One comment to “FT8 Contest Set for April 13 –14”
  1. A very neat contest. Thanks to all that I contacted. I’m
    looking forward to the next one. 73, Bill

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