Contest News – 3 May 2015

| May 1, 2015

Starting on Saturday the 2nd of May and ending on the 2nd of August, the UK Six Metre Group’s Marathon is a contest without fixed operating times. The object of the exercise is to work as many locator squares as possible across three months of the Sporadic-E season. Entrants can upload their logs repeatedly during the Marathon, to update the online League Table. Using all modes on the 50MHz band, the exchange is your 4-character locator.

The Italian National Society ARI International DX Contest ends its 24 hour run at midday on Sunday the 3rd. This event is unusual in that there are sections for single-op CW, SSB, RTTY, mixed, and Multi-single. For non-Italians the exchange is a signal report plus serial number, but Italians give a signal report and a 2-letter Province code – and there are 110 to collect. There are no points for working your own country but 1 point for working your own continent, 3 for other continents and 10 points for working Italy. There are no single band entries and only one power category – high! Multipliers are DXCC entities, except I and IS0, plus Italian Provinces.

The UK Microwave Group’s Low Band Contest ends today, Sunday 3rd. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Also ending today, at 1400UTC, is the RSGB 432MHz to 248GHz Trophy.

On Tuesday, the 144MHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is the usual signal report, serial number and locator.

Next weekend, on the 10th, the 70MHz CW contest runs from 0900 to 1200UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode.

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