So I'm thinking about casually working the ARRL Int'l Digital contest this weekend to try to pick up (hopefully they'll confirm!) a couple of new DCXX entities so I can get my DXCC (almost there).
While I have done some SSB contesting I have never done an FT8 contest. I have gotting the N3FJP contest logger for the event set up and talking with JTAlert so that's all good.
What I am wondering, though, is if FT8 contests (and this contest in particular) happen in "regular" mode or in fox & hound mode. I did read the ARRL's rule for this contest and the sample exchange does look like a "regular" exchange. But since the rules say all you have to do is exchange grid squares maybe fox & hound is allowed too?
I wouldn't be doing fox myself but I am wondering if I should make sure to understand hound before the contest starts or if I don't have to worry about it for this.