Contest News – 21 February 2016

| February 19, 2016

The ARRL International DX 48-hour contest is coming to a close tonight. Work the USA, contiguous 48 States, and Canada only, giving them a signal report and your transmit power. US/Canadian stations give a signal report and their state/province code. This is the CW leg of the event; the SSB leg takes place next month.

The RSGB 50MHz UKAC is on Tuesday from 2000UTC to 2230UTC. The SHF UKAC takes place at the same time on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands. Both have an exchange of RST, serial number and locator.

On Wendesday the UKEICC 80m contest takes place from 2000UTC to 2100UTC. Operating in CW on the 3.5MHz band, the exchange is your 4-character locator.

Friday sees the start of the CQ WW 160m DX contest at 2200 UTC, concluding at 2200UTC on the 28th. Using SSB on the 1.8MHz band, the exchange is RS plus CQ Zone. US stations will also send their state and Canadians their province.

The French REF Contest takes place next weekend from 0600UTC on the 27th to 1800UTC on the 28th. Using SSB on the 3.5-28MHz contest bands, the exchange is RS and serial number, with French stations also sending their d├ępartement number or overseas prefix.

Finally for next weekend, the 70MHz Cumulative #1 runs from 1000UTC to 1200UTC on the 4m band. Using all modes, the exchange is RST, serial number and locator.

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