Contest News – 26 November 2017

| November 24, 2017

This weekend sees the CQ Worldwide DX CW contest, which started at 0000 UTC on Saturday morning and runs to 2359UTC on Sunday night. This CW-only event uses all the contest bands from 1.8 to 28MHz. The exchange is RST plus CQ Zone, which for the UK is 14.

Tuesday sees the SHF UKAC from 2200 to 2230UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3GHz to 10GHz bands, signal report, serial number and locator forms the exchange.

On Wednesday it’s the UKEICC 80m contest from 2000 to 2100UTC. Using CW only on the 3.5MHz band, the exchange is your four character locator square.

On Thursday the Autumn Series continues from 1900 to 2030UTC on the 80m band, CW. The exchange is signal report plus serial number.

The UK Six Metre Group’s Winter Marathon kicks off on Friday, running until the end of December. Using all modes on the 50MHz band, the exchange is signal report plus locator.

Next weekend sees the ARRL 160m contest running from 2200UTC on Friday until 1600UTC on Sunday. Using CW only, the exchange is the usual signal report. US and Canadian stations also send their ARRL or RAC section number.

Finally for this week, the RSGB 144MHz AFS contest takes place next Sunday. Running from 1000 to 1600UTC on the 2m band and using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Category: GB2RS Contest News