The Commonwealth contest ends 1000UTC today, 9 March. It’s CW only on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands and the exchange is signal report and serial number, with HQ stations also sending the letters HQ.
The 70MHz Cumulative contest takes place today, 9 March, from 1000 to 1200UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
The Tesla Memorial Contest ends at 0800UTC today, 9 March. It is CW only on the 80m band and points are given for distance between stations. For full details on rules, terms and conditions please look at www.radiosport.org.rs/HFTeslaMemorial/
On Tuesday the 432MHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000UTC to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
The CW leg of the 80m Club Championships takes place on Wednesday 12 March from 2000 to 2130UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number.
The 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC on 18 March. Using all modes on the band the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
You will need to be up very early if you want to catch the start of the BARTG HF RTTY Contest: 2am, to be exact. It runs for 48 hours on the 15th to the 17th. Exchange signal report, a serial number and the time.
The Russian DX Contest is on the 15-16th. There are lots of entry categories, mostly for single ops. An interesting twist is that it is permitted for a single-op station to make two single-band entries. Usually this would be to take advantage of bands that aren’t open at the same time. The exchange is signal report and serial number, with Russian stations sending their Oblast code too.
The Worked All Britain 3.5MHz Phone contest takes place next Sunday, 16th March from 1800 to 2200UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB square. Entries need to be with the contest manager by 6th April 014. Full details of the rules and logsheets may be obtained from the WAB website or from the contest manager, G3XKT, by email to email@example.com.
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