Contest News

| January 27, 2013

The CQ WW 160m DX Contest finishes at 10pm tonight, the 27th. 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. This is the CW leg of the contest. The SSB leg takes place next month.

The BARTG RTTY Sprint finishes at 1200UTC today, the 27th. 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.

On 29 January the 70MHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The first VHF event of the month is the final Super League event of the 2012/2013 season, the 432MHz AFS. It takes place on 3 February between 1000 and 1300UTC. The nature of 70cm means that a good takeoff makes a huge difference to your QSO potential. If you’re not blessed with a good site and/or the owner of multiple long Yagis, the best way of moving yourself up the results table is to head off to a hilltop and operate portable. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The European Phase Shift Keying Club’s Worldwide DX Contest takes place next weekend on 2 and 3 February from 1200 to 1200UTC. Activity is on PSK63 only. There are no fewer than 22 categories that you can enter and certificates are on offer to the winner of each of them in each DXCC Entity. Even if you don’t manage to come first in your country, there are certificates for the top three in each continent. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

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