Contest News – 27 March 2016

| March 24, 2016

The CQ WorldWide Worked All Prefix SSB Contest is on this weekend from 0000UTC on the 26th to 2359 on the 27th. In addition to all the common prefixes, expect to hear plenty of interesting and obscure ones too. Using the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

On Tuesday the 70MHz UK Activity Contest will run from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Wednesday the UK EI contest takes place from 2000 to 2100UTC. Using CW only on the 80m band, the exchange is your 4 character locator.

The CW/SSB leg of the SPDX Contest runs for 24 hours from 1500 on the 2nd. Work Polish stations only, giving them a signal report and serial number. Expect a signal report and one of sixteen single-letter Province codes in return. For single-op stations there are High, Low and QRP categories for single- and multi-band, CW/SSB/mixed, but there’s also an uncommon mixed mode category called Single-Op Three Bands. Certificates are on offer for the category winners in each DXCC entity,

The SSB leg of new contest, RoLo 1, which replaces RoPoCo, runs for 90 minutes on the evening of the 3rd, starting at 1900UTC. The power limit for all entrants is 100W. Send a signal report plus, for your first QSO, your own full Locator. In subsequent QSOs you send the Locator you received in each of your previous QSOs. Even if you receive a Locator that is obviously corrupted, pass it on exactly as received. This contest is a qualifying event for the HF Championship. It is all about logging accuracy, and as long as you aren’t the person who introduces an error, you won’t lose points.

Also on the 3rd, the First 70MHz contest runs from 0900 to 1200UTC. Using all modes in the 4m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society has had to cancel the Oman High Speed Telegraphy Championship that had been planned for the 21st to 25th of September. The IARU Region 1 High Speed Telegraphy Working Group is reviewing the available alternatives.

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