Contest News – 15 November 2015

| November 13, 2015

The WAE DX RTTY contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359 on the 15th. It’s the last of this year’s WAE series. Unlike the CW and SSB WAE contests held in August and September, in the RTTY WAE contest every one can work every one. Remember that QTCs or reports of previously conducted contest QSOs can add a lot of points to your total score, so it’s worth reading the rules on the DARC website to understand how they work. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

On Tuesday the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Second 1.8MHz Contest runs for four hours starting at 2100UTC on Saturday the 21st. An Austrian 1.8MHz contest runs at the same time. The Austrian exchange includes a district number, while the RSGB exchange includes a district code, which is an abbreviated postcode. Just log what you receive. This contest is CW only.

The final session of this year’s UKuG Low Band Contest using the 1.3, 2.3 and 3.4GHz bands is on Sunday the 22nd. It’s shorter in duration than the others in the series, because the organisers want portables to be able to pack up and vacate remote hilltop sites before it gets dark. Running from 1000 to 1400UTC and using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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