Transatlantic Centenary Tests – Rules

1. The historic call signs activated by RSGB members and Clubs are:

2. Activating stations will call “CQ TCT” or alternatively “CQ Transatlantic Centenary” on phone.

3. A QSO with a special callsign will be valid for awards on three different modes:

  • CW
  • Phone
  • Digital (any RTTY, PSK, FT8 or FT4 QSO)

this will apply on each band:

160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m & 10m

The maximum number of qualifying QSOs, for award purposes, with each special callsign will be 26; that is 8 SSB, 9 CW and 9 Digital.

QSOs with a special station will be worth 1 QSO point for each unique band/slot.

4. All QSOs must be made between 00:00 UTC 1 December 2022 and 23:59 UTC 31 December 2022.

5. Worked all UK Special Stations Awards will be available:

a. Basic – at least one QSO with each of the UK & CD (Crown Dependencies – Channel Islands and Isle of Man) stations
b. Bronze – 50 QSO points
c. Silver – 100 QSO points
d. Gold – 150 QSO points
e. Platinum – 200 QSO points

A certificate acknowledging participation will be available for all call signs who achieve at least one QSO point. This will be replaced by an award certificate as more QSOs are made. Certificates will be available for download from Club Log.

6. Special awards

The Top Scorer in the UK and the Top Scorer Internationally will each be awarded a trophy.