Welcome to the official web site of CQ World Wide RTTY Contest.

Held each year on the last full weekend of September, the contest draws over 15,000 participants and over 3300 log submittals from around the world.

MixW Cabrillo Logs

Many of the Cabrillo format problems in submitted logs are from MixW users. There is a new DLL for CQ WW RTTY that must be used.  See MixW Notes for details.


September 26-27, 2015

Starts: 0000 GMT Saturday
Ends: 2359 GMT Sunday

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:

  • No 1.8 MHz operation

  • Multi-Single:
    - Low Power, as well as High Power
    - 8-band-changes per clock hour, rather than a 10-minute rule

  • Contact points:
    -  Different-country contacts within any continent (not just North America) get 2 points
    -  Same-country contacts get 1 point

  • Third multiplier for QSOs with US/VE stations

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2015 Rules

  • Bulgarian (TNX Boyan LZ2BE)
  • Chinese (TNX Dai Dan BD4WM)
  • Czech (TNX Vasek OK1VRF)
  • Dutch (TNX Herman ON4QX)
  • English
  • Finnish (TNX Tapani OH2LU)
  • French (TNX Fabi VA2UP)
  • German (Steffen DL6SFR)
  • Greek (TNX Kostas SV1DPI)
  • Italian (TNX Joe IT9BLB)
  • Japanese (TNX Kazu JK3GAD/M0CFW)
  • Portuguese (TNX Marcos PY2WS)
  • Romanian (TNX Andy YO3JR)
  • Russian (TNX Vlad VE3IAE)
  • Spanish (TNX Diana XE2DN/N6DNK & Hector XE2K/AD6D)
  • Turkish (TNX Mehmet TA5FA)

    Note: If you can translate to other languages, please send to the contest director.

List of received logs for 2014


Searchable Scores Database

"A Look at the CQ WW RTTY Contest": A PVRC-sponsored webinar was held on 19 September 2010, 1900-2030UTC The recording is available at the link above.  Agenda:

  • History of CQ WW RTTY
  • Distinctive rules from the CW/SSB CQ WW events
  • Score Database
  • Plaques and Certificates
  • Logging considerations
  • Log Check Reports
  • Stories and Pictures
  • PDF of the slides shown.