The ARRL International DX contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC on Sunday, the 19th. It’s CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands and the exchange is signal report and transmitted power level. W stations also send their state and VE stations their province.
On Tuesday the 21st, the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes on the bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
The Irish Radio Transmitter Society 80m Counties Contest takes place on the evening of the 22nd. Work EI and GI stations only between 2000 and 2100UTC. There are SSB-only and CW/SSB sections, with CW QSOs attracting twice as many points as SSB QSOs.
On 23 February the CW leg of the 80m Club Championships takes place from 2000 to 2130UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number.
With HF conditions now so poor, the CQWW 160m DX CW Contest that commences at 2200UTC on Friday the 24th might be even livelier than usual. Running for 48 hours and using SSB only, the exchange is signal report and CQ Zone, with V stations sending state and VE stations sending their province.
The REF—French—Contest runs for 36 hours over the same weekend on SSB from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report and serial number, with French stations sending their department or overseas prefix.
Next Sunday, the 26th, the first 70MHz Cumulative contest takes place from 1000 to 1200UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
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