Contest News – 22 March 2015

| March 20, 2015

The BARTG HF RTTY Contest ends its 48 hour run at 0200UTC on Monday 23rd. It is on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands. Exchange a signal report, serial number and the time.

The Russian DX Contest runs for 24 hours ending at 1200UTC on today, the 22nd. There are lots of entry categories, mostly for single ops. Running on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number with Russian stations adding the Oblast code.

On Tuesday the 50MHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is the usual signal report serial number and locator.

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

The UK EI Contest Club 80m contest series continues on Wednesday 25th. This month it’s a CW session. These monthly one hour contests are different. They are timed to coincide with the hours of darkness over most of the UK, Ireland and Europe. They are open to all stations anywhere to enter, and the scoring is distance based. Taking place from 2000 to 2100UTC the exchange is just your 4-character locator.

The second—and final—major American contest is the SSB leg of CQWW WPX on 28th and 29th. Everybody works everybody, exchanging a report and serial number. Expect the contesting bands to be heaving and some large serial numbers to be exchanged. Running from 0000UTC on the 28th to 2359 on the 29th the exchange is signal report and serial number.

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