On VHF, the Marconi CW Contest takes place this weekend. There are 6- and 24-hour sections for Open and Single-operator Fixed entries. This is the final VHF CW Championship event of the year. Running from 1400UTC on the 2nd until 1400UTC on the 3rd, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
The International Police Association Radio Club Contest also takes place on the first weekend in November. There are various modes in use at varying times on the 10 to 80m bands, for full details check out the website at www.iparc.de.
On Tuesday the 144MHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
Next Saturday, the 9th, the Club Calls contest runs from 2000 to 2300UTC. Using SSB on the 1.8MHz band the exchange is signal report, serial number and club code.
The last of this year’s WAE DX contests, the RTTY leg, takes place for 48 hours on 9 and 10 November. Unlike the CW and SSB WAE contests in the RTTY leg everyone can work everyone. In WAE events QTCs or reports of a previously conducted contest QSOs, can add significantly to your total score, so before the event it’s well worth reading the rules on the DARC website to understand how they work.
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