Contest News – 23 February 2013

| February 21, 2014

The CQWW 160m DX Contest ends at 2159 today, 23 February, having run for 48 hours. This is the SSB leg of the event. Work everyone and the exchange is signal report and CQ Zone, with American stations sending their state and Canadians their Province.

The SSB leg of the French REF Contest ends at 1800UTC today, the 23rd, having started 36 hours earlier. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report and serial number, with French stations sending their Department number or overseas prefix.

Today, Sunday 23rd, is the first 70MHz Cumulative contest, running from 1000 to 1200UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Tuesday the 50MHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes on the 6m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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

On VHF, the weekend of 1st and 2nd March sees the 144/432MHz contest. It has 6- and 24-hour categories and is one of the earliest contests of the year in which hardy souls or groups are likely to brave the elements and operate portable for 24 hours. Running from 1400 to 1400UTC, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The ARRL International DX contest runs for the full 48 hours of the weekend of the 1st and 2nd. Work US stations in the contiguous 48 States, plus Canadians. Send a signal report and your transmit output power, as there are sections for QRP, low and high power. US stations send a signal report and 2-letter State abbreviation, while Canadian stations send a signal report and 3-letter Province code.

The first in this year’s series of five Low Band contests organised by the UK Microwave Group takes place on Sunday 2nd. Using the 1.3 to 3.4GHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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