Contest News – 24 January 2016

| January 22, 2016

The first UK/EI DX CW contest of the year ends its 24 hours run at 12 noon today, the 24th. It is CW-only on the five contest bands from 80 to 10 metres. There are multi-op and single-op categories and the exchange is a serial and your district code. You’ll need to know your own district code, and these are listed in the rules at

The BARTG RTTY Sprint also ends at 1200UTC today, the 24th. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is just the serial number. Please note that if you have been placed anywhere in the Top 10 in this contest in the past three years you have to enter the Expert category.

On Tuesday, two Activity Contests take place, both from 2000 to 2230UTC. The 50MHz event uses all modes on that band and the SHF event uses the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, again all modes. The exchange for both events is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Wednesday the UK-EI CC takes place between 2000 and 2100UTC on the 80m bands. Using SSB the exchange is your 4-character Locator.

The final contest of the month is the CQ World Wide 160m DX CW that runs for 48 hours, starting at 10pm on Friday the 29th. Exchange a signal report and your CQ Zone, which is 14 for the UK. American and Canadian stations will send their State/Province code.

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