Contest News

| February 22, 2013

The first 70MHz Cumulative Contest takes place today, 24 February, from 1000 to 1200UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The CQWW 160m DX Contest ends its 48 hours run at 2200UTC tonight, 24 February. This is the SSB leg of the event, the CW leg having taken place last month. The exchange is signal report and CQ zone; W stations send their State and VE stations send their Province.

The SSB leg of the French REF Contest closes at 1800UTC tonight, 24 February, after a 36 hour run. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number, with French stations also sending their Department number or overseas prefix.

The 50MHz UK Activity Contest will take place on 26 February from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Also on 26 February, the SHF UK Activity Contests runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The 144/432MHz Contest is a major one and runs from 1400UTC on 2 March to 1400UTC on 3 March. The weather often makes portable activity a real challenge for this, but the hardiest of souls will always find a way of getting on the air from a hilltop, in spite of snow or gales. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The SSB leg of the ARRL International Contest is on 2 and 3 March. Running from 0000 to 2359UTC on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and transmitted power. W stations will send their State and VE stations send their Province.

Next Sunday, 3 March, the first of five UK Microwave Group Low Band series of contests takes place. The bands for this one are 23cm, 13cm and 9cm. Running from 1000 to 1600UTC, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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