Contest News

| September 2, 2012

Today, 2 September, sees the RSGB SSB Field Day finish at 1300UTC. Expect the 3.5 to 28MHz bands to be busy, the exchange being signal report and serial number.

The 144MHz Trophy Contest also finished today, 2 September, but at 1400UTC. It is hotly contested in the Open category, but there are four other categories and three of them are for single ops, so there are opportunities for all to strive to do well. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The IARU 144MHz Contest takes place at exactly the same time as the RSGB 144MHz Trophy and so also finishes at 1400UTC today, 2 September. The exchange in these two contests are the same and all those who submit a log for the RSGB event will be automatically entered for the IARU event, unless they specify otherwise.

Overlapping the last three hours of the 144MHz Trophy Contest, and then continuing for one hour on its own, the fifth and final 144MHz Backpacker contest also takes place today. In the Backpackers there are two permitted power levels, 3W and 10W. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The All Asian DX SSB finishes at 2359 today, 2 September. Using the 1.8 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report and age, although ladies are allowed to give 00.

The 144MHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 1900 to 2130UTC on 4 September. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Next weekend, on 9 September, the second 70MHz contest takes place from 0900 to 1200UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Also next weekend, from 0000UTC on the 8th to 2359 on the 9th, the WAE DX SSB contest takes place. European stations can only work non European stations for this contest. Using all contest bands from 3.5 to 28MHz, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

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