|Sprint CW/SSB/RTTY Rules (contd)|
- Valid Contact: A valid contact consists of a complete, correctly copied and logged two-way exchange between a North American station and another station. Proper logging requires including the time of each contact. Serial numbers must begin with serial number one and be sequential thereafter.
- North American Station: Defined by the rules of the CQ WW DX Contests. Note that KH6 is not in North America.
- Scoring: Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of U.S. states, Canadian Provinces and other North American Countries to get final score (do not count USA and Canada as countries). District of Columbia counts as Maryland. KH6 is not counted as a State and is not a North American country (but counts for QSO credit). The eight Canadian multipliers are Maritime (VE1, VE9, VO1, VO2 and VY2), VE2 through VE7, and Yukon-NWT (VYØ, VY1 and VE8). Non-North American countries do not count as multipliers, but do count for QSO credit for North American stations.
- Special QSY Rule: If any station solicits a call (by sending CQ, QRZ?, "going up 5 kHz," or any other means of soliciting a response, including completion of a QSO where the frequency was inherited), they are permitted to work only one station in response to that solicitation. They must thereafter move at least 1 kHz before calling another station, or at least 5 kHz before soliciting other calls. Once a station is required to QSY, that station is not allowed to make another QSO on the vacated frequency until or unless at least one subsequent QSO is made on a new frequency.
- Additional Rules: Simultaneous transmission on more than one frequency is prohibited. All contacts must be sent and received using means requiring real-time human intervention, detection and initiation. Each operator must use only one call sign during the contest.
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