New ARRL Single-Operator Unlimited Contest Category Effective with RTTY Roundup


Responding to many requests, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee this year accepted the Contest Advisory Committee (CAC) recommendation to add the Single-Operator Unlimited category to the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, ARRL 160 Meter Contest, RTTY Roundup, and the IARU HF Championship.

“This particular issue has been a long time coming,” said CAC Chairman Al Dewey, K0AD.

The new category permits the use of spotting information within the Single-Operator class. The RTTY Roundup January 4-5, 2014, will be the first event to which this new category applies. In the past, using spotting information placed a station in the Multioperator category. Per the revised rules, “Single-Operator Unlimited: The use of spotting assistance or automated, multi-channel decoders is permitted.”