Category: Contesting

via the ARRL: Clubs Active in ARRL Contest Club Competitions Advised to Review Member Eligibility Lists

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, suggests that now would be an opportune occasion to review club membership eligibility lists for the 2017-2018 contest season. See “ARRL Contest Changes for 2017-2018” in September QST (p 91) or on the ARRL website, for background information. Contest clubs planning to participate in club competitions, with ARRL November Sweepstakes being next up, […]

via the ARRL: California QSO Party Sets New Club Competition Categories

California QSO Party (CQP) Chair John Miller, K6MM, says three new club competition categories have been created for the popular CQP, which, this year, takes place October 7-8. The Northern California Contest Club sponsors the annual event. In the Small category, the 10 highest scores from a club whose members enter in that category will […]

via the ARRL: SSB Sprint Postponed

The North American SSB Sprint Contest, originally scheduled for October 1 (Saturday, September 30, in US time zones), has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for a later date this fall. “Our thoughts and wishes for an effective and orderly recovery from the recent weather events in the Caribbean and southern US, and the earthquake activity […]

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 […]

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