Accessed on 14 November 2018, 1533 UTC, Post 766.
Editor: Brian Moran (N9ADG).
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Comment: Here’s the latest contest news from HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
- New HF Operators: Weekly Practice, ARRL Phone Sweeps, CQWW CW, Special Calls in CQWW
- Contest Summary
- News: Contests.arrl.org, 2019 NACC, D41CV Station Setup, and more
- Word to the Wise: Pareidolia
- Sights and Sounds: NCJ Editors Past and Present, Interviewed, and more
- Results: ARRL CW Sweepstakes Soapbox, SAC CW, ARRL School Club Roundup Preliminary Results
- Operating Tip: Logging for ARRL Sweepstakes
- Technical Topics and Information: APIs are the New Wire, CMEs Cause Earth Magnetic Field Disruptions in the 1970s and There Were Explosions
- Log Due Dates
Practice really does help you get better, and weekly contests, such as the NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, and Phone Fray, are great lower-stakes ways to get in practice before ‘main events’ occurring on the weekends.
In the upcoming two-week interval two of the major contests include the ARRL Phone Sweepstakes, and the CQWW CW Contest. Even casual contesters try to work all 83 section Sweepstakes multipliers in the US and Canada, a “clean sweep.”
Operators looking for a particular DX entity should check websites listing DX “planned operations” and be on for the CQWW. One such website by NG3K provides a CQWW-specific page. Special prefixes or call signs are sometimes used in contests, and becoming familiar with them beforehand can save time in the contest.
For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section