Contest News

| January 20, 2013

The 50MHz UK Activity Contest takes place on 22 January from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Also on 22 January, the SHF UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Again using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The CQ WW 160m DX Contest takes place for the 48 hours starting 10pm on Friday 25th. Work the contiguous 48 States plus Canada only, giving a signal report and CQ Zone, which is 14 for the UK. USA 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. There are five different operating categories with various power levels and number of operators, but there are strict rules regarding the use of DX spotting in three of them, so please check the rules beforehand. This is the CW leg of the contest. The SSB leg takes place next month.

The BARTG RTTY Sprint takes place for 24 hours on the 26th and 27th, starting at 1200UTC. Please note that this is no longer a qualifying event in the HF Championship. Single band entries are not allowed. Using the bands between 3.5 and 28MHz, the contest exchange is serial number only. Full rules can be found on the BARTG website, www.bartg.org.uk.

You don’t have to be an active member of the Worked All Britain awards scheme to take part in the WAB 1.8MHz Phone Contest on the evening of Saturday 26th, between 1900 and 2300UTC. Exchange a signal report, a serial number and your WAB square, which is the first, second, third and sixth digits of your 8-digit National Grid Reference.

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