RTTY Roundup 2023

Contest Objective: Amateurs worldwide contact and exchange QSO information with other amateurs using only the Radioteletype (RTTY) mode on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands. Any station may work any other station. Stations may be worked once per band, regardless of mode. Automated operation is not permitted, each claimed contact must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact.

Dates: First full weekend of January, but never on January 1. (January 7-8, 2023).

Contest Period: Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 2359 UTC Sunday,

NOTE: Beginning with the January, 2023 RTTY Roundup, only contacts using Radioteletype (RTTY) mode are allowed. The new ARRL International Digital Contest has been created as an event in which participants using digital modes (excluding RTTY) may compete.

Contest rules are now maintained as a single downloadable document.

Click Here for the Complete ARRL RTTY Roundup Rules (PDF)

For contest information contact  or (860) 594-0232

Log Submission Deadline

Logs are due within SEVEN (7) days after the event is over. Logs may be submitted either online or via mail, but electronic Cabrillo logs are the preferred method. Electronic logs must be submitted via our web app at contest-log-submission.arrl.org/

Logs that have been submitted electronically are listed on the Logs Received page. Click the contest name to see a list of submitted logs sorted by call sign and club name.

Online Log Submission – Cabrillo formatted logs must be uploaded via our web app at contest-log-submission.arrl.org.

Submitting Paper Logs By Mail – Be sure to mail your completed Summary Sheet and Log Sheets postmarked before the log submission deadlines.

Paper Entry Forms:

Summary Sheet

Logging Form

Send completed Summary Sheets and logs to:

ARRL – RTTY Roundup Contest, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111

If submitting a paper log, it is strongly suggested you use a delivery method that offers a tracking number.

If you wish to convert your log into a Cabrillo formatted log for electronic submission, visit www.b4h.net/cabforms/ and select the event of interest. You can input your log data which will be converted to a Cabrillo formatted log for you (it will generate a log and return it to you), and then you can in turn submit your Cabrillo log online via the web app at contest-log-submission.arrl.org/.


Certificates will be awarded to: Top high power, low power and QRP Single Operator scorers; and top high power and low power Multioperator scorers in each ARRL/RAC Section and DXCC country (other than W/VE). Printable certificates will be downloadable from contests.arrl.org/certificates.php.

Plaques, if sponsored, will be awarded to the top scoring low and high power entrant in each category overall, each ARRL Division, and Canada. Unsponsored plaques may be purchased from the ARRL. For details on plaque sponsorship, contact the ARRL Contest Program at  or (860) 594-0232.

Club Competition:

There are ten ARRL-sponsored contests that are designated as Affiliated Club Competitions (ACC) for ARRL and RAC affiliated clubs:

– RTTY Roundup
– January VHF Contest
– International DX Contest
– International Digital Contest
– June VHF Contest
– 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
– September VHF Contest
– November Sweepstakes
– 160-Meter Contest
– 10-Meter Contest

For full club competition rules, please see the link below:

Club Competition Rules ver 1.2 (rev 09 Feb 2022)