Category: Contesting

via the ARRL: Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD, Tapped as New NCJ Editor

Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD, of Rochester, Minnesota, will assume the helm of National Contest Journal (NCJ) starting with the January/February 2018 issue. He will succeed Pat Barkey, N9RV, who has served as NCJ’s editor since 2015. Licensed as a teenager in 1977, Wright is a very active contester and operator. “I started contesting actively in […]

High-Speed Telegraphy Competition Set for September 8-12 in Hungary

The 14th High-Speed Telegraphy (HST) World Championship will take place September 8-12 in Esztergom, Hungary. The event’s date was shifted this year to avoid conflicting with the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) General Conference. The Hungarian Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ) is organizing the 2017 HST, which is sponsored by IARU. Hungary was the […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Contest Rule Changes, Clarifications Reflect “Best Practices” in Radiosport

Just ahead of the 2017-2018 contest season, ARRL has announced rule changes and clarifications to League-sponsored contests. These include an improved process for submitting logs and reporting scores. Unless otherwise noted, these changes become effective starting with the September VHF Contest. “These changes reflect current ‘best practices’ in the contest community and help us improve […]

via the ARRL: CQ Announces Rule Changes for 2017 CQ World Wide SSB and CW Events

CQ has announced updates to its rules for the CQ World Wide SSB and CW contests, effective this fall, and said complete rules will be published soon. The changes clarify the definition of multioperator, single transmitter (MS); spell out club definitions and residency requirements; restrict ITU Region 1 stations transmitting frequencies on 40 and 160 […]

WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters

The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany’s first time hosting […]

Same-Band “Dueling CQs” Now Prohibited in All ARRL Contests

ARRL has clarified its contest rules to clearly prohibit the practice of interleaved CQs — also known as “dueling CQs” — on two or more frequencies in the same band. The clarification is an extension of existing rules that permit only “one transmitted signal,” and it formalizes what had been a “gentleman’s agreement.” “ARRL reviewed […]

via the ARRL: NPOTA Activation Set at President’s Park — The White House — August 5 and 6

Members of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC), headed by Mike Sartoretti, KC2SYF, have obtained a permit from the National Park Service to operate from President’s Park — The White House (DZ10) — for the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event. The operating location will be the southeast side of the […]

via the ARRL: W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention Set for September

The 12th annual W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention is set for Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The an ARRL-approved operating specialty convention will feature a “Ham Radio Bootcamp,” which will cover the sorts of things every ham should know — kind of the Elmer you may not have had. The presentation […]

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