Editor: Brian Moran (N9ADG).
Accessed on 13 January 2017, 05:55 hrs, UTC.
Please click link to read the current contest update from the ARRL.
Although contesting isn’t everybody’s “cup of tea”, the discipline of working through a contest and its protocols provides excellent practice and training for radio amateurs involved in ARES, RACES, SATERN, MARS, and other emergency communications services.
I’ll admit that I’m not a “die-hard” contest participant, but I do drop into a few contests just to see if I can handle the fast pace of contacts and get basic information correct–skills needed in an emergency situation. My admiration goes to those who can keep up the pace for hours on end and still finish the event in good spirits. Contests also provide a convenient way to work on several ARRL and IARU awards while you fine tune your communications skills.
Here are the top stories that editor Brian Moran (N9ADG) has assembled for your review:
- New HF Operators: HF101, NAQP, Dayton Hamvention Location Reminder
- Bulletins: NAQP Rule changes
- Contest Summary
- News: Dayton Contest Activities, Orlando Contest Activities, Scoring a QSO Party, and more
- Word to the Wise: N-QSO Rule
- Sights and Sounds: Dropping a Line with a Drone
- Results: SKN reports wanted, RTTY Roundup Records, SARTG results, and more
- Operating Tip: Quick Fix for a Dirty Contact
- Technical Topics and Information: BITX40, RFI Tracking, and more
- Conversation: Non Standard Exchange
- Log Due Dates“
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