Contest News 29 September 2013

| September 27, 2013

The CQWW RTTY DX Contest ends today having been going on for 48 hours. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report and Zone, which for the UK is 14.

The UK Microwave Group is holding another of its Cumulative Contests today, the 29th. The bands in use will be 5.7 to 24GHz running from 0600 to 1800UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Tuesday, 1 October sees the 144MHz UK Activity Contest taking place from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Worked All Britain HF Phone contest takes place next weekend from Saturday 5 October 1200UTC until 6th at 1200UTC. Eligible bands are 20m, 15m and 10m. The exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB square. Entries need to be with the contest manager by 27 October. Full details of the rules and logsheets may be obtained from the WAB website www.worked-all-britain.co.uk or from the contest manager G3XKT (email aebbooks@ntlworld.com)”

The weekend of 5-6th is a busy one of UHF and microwave enthusiasts, with the 1.2 and 2.3GHz Trophy Contests taking place for 8 hours on Saturday 5th, starting at 1400UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Starting at exactly the same time, but running for 24 hours, the 432MHz-248GHz Contest is where the serious microwavers get their kicks. Those who enter either of these contests will have their logs automatically forwarded for entry into the IARU event, unless they specify otherwise.

There are some very different non-RSGB contests on the first weekend of the month too. The first to start at 0800 on Saturday 5th is the SSB leg of this year’s Oceania DX Contest. There are sections for single-op and multi-op stations, with the points for QSOs different on each band (to encourage LF activity in particular). Work Oceania – that’s VK, ZL and Pacific islands – only. The first autumn EU Sprint takes place for four hours, starting at 1600UTC on the 5th using the 3.5 to 14MHz bands the exchange is both callsign, serial number and name.

The 21/28MHz contest takes place on 6 October running from 0700 to 1900UTC. Using CW or SSB the exchange is signal report, serial number and District.

The UK Microwave Group’s Low Band contest is on 6 October from 0800 to 1400UTC. Using all modes on the 1.3, 2.3 and 3.4GHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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