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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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