Contest News – 20 December 2020

| December 18, 2020

Please remember to check before the contest for any new rules due to lockdown and social distancing, which may differ around the world. The RSGB strongly advises obeying your national and local government’s advice.

As per tradition, December is a quiet month for traditional contests, with no RSGB HF contests, but do look out for the RSGB Hope QSO Parties. There are two series, which run from 21 December to 14 January, with a short break over Christmas. You can find out details at

On Saturday, the 26th, the DARC Christmas Contest runs from 0830 to 1100UTC. Using CW and SSB on the 3.5 and 7MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number. German stations will also exchange either DOK or NM.

The Christmas Cumulatives start at 1400UTC on the 26th and run until 1600UTC on the 29th. Using all modes in the 50 to 432MHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Worked All Britain Christmas party takes place between the 26th of December and the 6th of January. Using all modes on the amateur contest bands, the exchange is the WAB book number.

The Stew Perry Top Band Challenge runs from 1500UTC on the 26th to 1500UTC on the 27th. It’s CW only on 160m and the exchange is your 4-character locator square.

The UK Six Metre Group Winter Marathon runs until the end of January 2021. Just exchange a signal report and locator.

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