ARRL 160m Contest 2021


This annual 160m CW contest is arguably the regular event that is most similar to the original Transatlantic Tests of the early 1920s.

ARRL 160-meter – for amateurs worldwide to exchange information with W/VE amateurs on 160-meter CW.

Dates: First full weekend in December (December 3-5, 2021).

Contest Period: Begins 2200 UTC Friday, ends 1559 UTC Sunday. This is a forty-two hour period with no time limitation.

Rules: The full contest rules are published here.

As one on-air activity to celebrate the achievement of transatlantic communications by radio amateurs, one hundred years ago, the RSGB is planning to activate one of the original callsigns that was used in the Transatlantic Tests, with up to seven different prefixes being used from the UK and Crown Dependencies:

G6XX England
GD6XX Isle of Man
GI6XX Northern Ireland
GJ6XX Jersey
GM6XX Scotland
GU6XX Guernsey
GW6XX Wales