Hello dear CW friends:

We want to thank all fo you for your WWSA CW CONTEST support, which over the years is becoming a classic of the telegraph amateur radio worldwide.

This is a dream that began in 1982 with Raul LU6EF and two Brazilian silent key amateur radio, but who have left their mark on our hearts, they were PY1AFA Gilberto Affonso Penna and PY1CC Carlos Vianna Carneiro.

It was so then the two groups join togheter to make reality an old illusion, the Group Pica Pau Carioca in Rio de Janeiro and the CW Group of Argentine sealed an oral gentlement commitment, with out any documents.

Time has passed with ups and downs, but here we are today a GACW volunteers determined that the WWSA will be an important date in the international calendar, to do just need your support and presence in each contest.


World Wide South America




15.00 UTC saturday till 15.00 UTC sunday – 24 hours period.

II - Objective:

For amateurs around the world to contact other amateurs in as many CQ zones and radio countries as possible in A1A mode (CW). (WORLD WIDE CONTEST - everybody-works-everybody ) - A station can be contacted once per band only.

III - Bands

All bands, 3,5 through 28, no WARC/160m bands.

IV - Categories:


Single Operator Categories
Single band or all band; only one signal allowed at any time; the operator can change bands at any time.

Single Operator High
Those stations at which one person performs all of the operating and logging functions. The use of DX alerting assistance of any kind places the station in the Multi Operator category.  The output power must not exceed your licence category.

Single Operator Low
The output power shall not exceed 100 watts.

Single Operator QRP
The power output must not exceed 5 watts.

A Single Operator receiving operating and/or thechnical help of any kinf during the contest period will be clasified as a MO station

Multi-Operator Categories

All band operation only.

Single Transmitter

Only one transmitter and one band permitted during any 10 minute period defined as starting with the first logged QSO on a band. Exception: One-and only one-other band may be used  during any 10 minute period if-and only if the station worked is a new multiplier. Logs found in violation of the ten-minute rule will be automatically reclassified as multi-multi.

No limit to transmitters but only one signal and running station allowed per band.

V - Exchange:

RST report plus CQ zone.

VI - Multiplier:

Two types of multiplier will be used.
1. A multiplier of one (1) for each different zone contacted on each band.
2. A multipier of one (1) for each different country contacted on each band. Stations are permitted to contact their own country and zone for multiplier credit. The CQ WAZ
definitions, DXCC and the GACW country list, WAE country list, and WAC boundaries are standards. Maritime mobile stations will count only for a zone multiplier.

VII - Points:

1. Contacts between stations on different continents are worth three (3) points.
2. Contacts between stations on the same continent but different countries, one (1) point.
3. Contacts between stations in the same country are permitted for zone or country multiplier credit but have zero (0) point value.
4. Contacts with South American stations = 5 pts. (Only for non SA)

VIII - Scoring:

 All stations: The final score is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of your zone and country multiplier. Example: 100 QSO points x 100 multiplier (20 Zones + 80 Countries) = 10,000 (final score).


IX - Club competition:

1. The club can be a local or national group/club. (except IARU member Societies).
2. There is no country or geographic area limit.
3. Mention your Club/Group partitipation in your summary sheet.
4. Please show the club/gloup complete name. Use the WPX list as a guide

 - http://www.cqwpx.com/clubnames.htm

X - Log instructions:

1. All date/times must be in UTC.
2. All sent and received exchanges are to be logged.
3. Indicate zone and country multiplier only the FIRST TIME it is worked on each band.
4. Logs must be checked for duplicated contacts, correct QSO points and multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown.
5. Internet: Please send us LOG and SUMMARY sheet via Internet: The CABRILLO format we want is your CALL.LOG following ARRL/GACW cabrillo template Please added a CALL.SUM file with your score, remarks and extra information. Please name the appropriate file as: your call.extension.

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6. List all QSOs cronologically - Do not use a separate sheet for each band.
7. Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet showing all scoring information, category of competition, contestant's name and address and a signed declaration that all contest  rules and regulations for amateur radio in the country of operation have been observed.
8. QRP and low power stations must indicate same on their summary sheets and state the actual maximum power output used, with a signed declaration.
9. When the partitipants score justified and as far as possible, we will increase the number of electronic awards to send by emails.

NOTE: We will acept paper log form.

 XI - Software:

+ EI5DI Super Duper - Free Download from http://www.ei5di.com/
+ WD8KNC ALL in ONE. Free download from http://www.geocities.com/ghafler.geo/wd8knc
+ AA LOG Test module for contest. Free Download from AA LOG web site.
+ CW TYPE - The terminal program for CW-operators. Its user can transmit both from the keyboard and from a paddle connected to a gameport or LPT port. Free download
+ N1MM free Logger since version 5 - Free download from http://pages.cthome.net/n1mm/
+ Wincontest - Software Italiano - Free download from http://digilander.libero.it/wincontest/
+ Freeware GEN LOG by W3KM - Logs 260 HF and VHF contests and was satisfactory tested: http://www.qsl.net/w3km/gen_log.htm
+ VE6YP - YP LOG - http://members.shaw.ca/ve6yp/
+ DL4RCK - RCK LOG - http://www.rcklog.de/e/
+ F5MZN - Win Test http://www.win-test.com/


XII - Disqualification:

Violation of amateur radio regulations in the country of the contestant, or the rules of the contest; unsportsmanlike conduct; taking credit for excessive duplicate contacts; unverifiable QSOs; or unverifiable multipliers will be deemed sufficient cause for disqualification.
The use of non-amateur means such as telephones, emails, telegrams, spots, DX-Cluster, DX-Net, Packet Radio Cluster, etc., to illicit contacts or multipliers during a contest is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.
Actions and decisions of the GACW Contest Committee are official and final.

XIII - Deadline:

1. All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than July 30th.

XIV - GACW Address:

P.O. Box 9
B1875ZAA Wilde
Buenos Aires

Web WWSA http://www.wwsatest.org
Web GACW http://www.gacwar.org
Grupo CONCURSAR Yahoo group - http://ar.groups.yahoo.com/group/concursar/


+ As soon as possible and when the score justified, we will increase the number of awards to send by email.