Contest News – 6 March 2016

| March 4, 2016

The ARRL International DX contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC on Sunday, the 6th. Using SSB on the 1.8-28MHz contest bands, the exchange is RS plus Tx power. US stations will also send their state and Canadians their province.

The RSGB 144/432MHz contest, a VHF Championship event, ends at 1400UTC Sunday, the 6th. All modes can be used on the 144 and 432MHz bands, and the exchange is RST, serial number and locator.

Sunday, the 6th, the YL France team and DARC’s YL group are organising an international YL-Activity day in advance of International Women’s Day, 8 March. Activity is from 0700 UTC to 1100UTC on 40m and 80m using SSB and CW. Scoring is heavily weighted towards YLs working YLs; OM to OM contacts score nil. Details are online at

The first UK Microwave Group Low Band contest takes place today from 1000UTC to 1600UTC. Using all modes on the 1.3 to 3.4GHz bands, the exchange is RST, serial number and locator.

On Monday the 80m Club Championships data leg runs from 2000 to 2130UTC with the exchange being signal report and serial number.

On Tuesday the 432MHz UK Activity contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Commonwealth Contest runs for 24 hours from 10am on the 12th. There should be several Commonwealth countries active that you don’t hear every day and because non-Commonwealth countries don’t enter this contest the pile-ups for the rare ones should be less, making them easier for the owner of an average station—100 watts and a doublet—to work. It’s CW only and the exchange is signal report and serial number, although HW stations also send HQ.

The Worked All Britain 3.5 MHz Phone Contest takes place next Sunday, the 13th, from 1800-2200UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB square. Entries need to be with the contest manager by 3 April. Full details of the rules and log sheets are on the WAB website.

On the 13th, the 2nd 70MHz Cumulative contest runs from 1000 to 1200UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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