Category: Contesting

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 […]

Inaugural AM Rally a Hit! Participants Log Nearly 1,500 Contacts

The numbers are in, and the first AM Rally April 1-3 was a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted. Unique call signs logged numbered 665. Event co-organizer Clark Burgard, N1BCG, feels the actual number of contacts was quite a bit larger, because not all participants submitted logs, although logs […]

via the RSGB: Youth contesting program will continue

In 2017, the Youth Contesting Program of IARU Region 1 will continue. Youth members from IARU Region 1 member societies are invited to take part in a contest from so-called Top Gun stations. These young amateurs will learn how to operate the contest station, improve their contest skills and will aim for the best results […]

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: ARRL Field Day 2016 List of Logs Received Now Available

The list of Logs Received for ARRL Field Day 2016 now is available. It includes all logs — paper and electronic — as well as all entries classified as check logs, typically due to incomplete information. Participants have until Tuesday, August 23, to contact ARRL if they believe there are problems with their entries. If […]

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 […]

via the ARRL: “Triumvirate” to Oversee CQ World Wide DX Contest

CQ World Wide DX Contest Director Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, has announced that he, Scott Robbins, W4PA, and Bob Naumann, W5OV, will serve as CQ WW DX Contest co-directors. “We will all share the various tasks of ‘director,’ and we all will provide backup or contingency coverage for each other for most, if not all, aspects […]

via the ARRL: Club to Mount One-Time Activation of Motor Island for US Islands Awards Program

The Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY) will undertake a one-time activation of Motor Island in the Niagara River on August 6 for the US Islands Awards Program, using the club’s W2PE call sign. “This small island, also known as Pirate Island, is under the protection of the New York Department of Conservation and […]

via the RSGB: New 47GHz record set

A new distance record was set on 47GHz between Whiteface Mountain in New York at FN34bi and on Mont Tremblant in Quebec at FN26rf. The distance was calculated at 215km, that’s 133.3 miles, a new US-Canada record on the band. Congratulations to N1JEZ, KT1J, VE2UG and VE3FN. via Radio Society of Great Britain – Main […]

The signal heard ‘round the world’ (Florida)

Members of Clay County Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Orange Park Amateur Radio Club recently hoisted up their 42-foot tall antenna outside of Orange Park High and set out on a mission to make as many contacts as possible within the allotted 24 hours. The exercise was part of the American Radio Relay League’s […]

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