Contest News

| December 17, 2012

18 December sees the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Christmas Cumulatives take place between 26 and 29 December on the 6m to 70cm bands. To do well in this you’ll need to be agile and alert, because to work as many as you can in two hours you need to keep hopping between the four bands. Running from 1400 to 1600UTC each day, you can use all modes. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On 1 January the 144MHz UK Activity Contest takes place between 2000 and 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The IRTS 80m Counties Contest takes place on New Year’s Day, and it’s held at a time of day when Ireland is eminently workable from Britain. It’s an SSB-only or CW/SSB event with five sections and awards for the leading non-EI stations. Multipliers are all 32 Irish counties. Running from 1400 to 1700UTC the exchange is signal report and serial number.

The ARRL RTTY Roundup will be making the datamode portions of the HF bands busy on the weekend of 5 and 6 January. Activity is on all datamodes. In this event you can work everyone, but bear in mind that entrants are limited to operating no more than 24 of the 30 hours that run from 1800 to 2359UTC. There are low- and high-power categories for single- and multi-operator stations, but no single-band entries. Entrants are limited to a single transmitter, irrespective of section. Send a signal report and serial number. US stations will send a signal report and their 2-letter State code, while Canadian stations will send a signal report and their 3-letter Province code.

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