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The ARRL Contest Update

Here’s the latest contest and DX news from HQ ARRL.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by HQ ARRL, Newington, CT, 06111.

Accessed on 17 February 2021, 1240 UTC, Post 1884.

Source:  http://www.arrl.org/contest-update-issues?issue=2021-02-17

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February 17, 2021

Editor: Brian Moran, N9ADG

IN THIS ISSUE
NEW HF OPERATORS — THINGS TO DO

The ARRL International DX CW Contest is coming up this weekend. Don’t forget that there’s a temporary accommodation for multioperator stations this year. NG3K’s Planned Operation page, which lists DX entities being activated by traveling operations is looking a little sparse right now because of the pandemic. The weekend of February 27, look for copious RTTY activity in the North American QSO Party. The CQ 160 SSB Contest will also be held that weekend. South Carolina and North Carolina have their QSO parties on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, see the websites for any pandemic related changes.

CONTEST SUMMARY

Complete information for all contests follows the Conversation section

18 Feb – 3 Mar 2021

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21

February 22

February 23

February 24

February 25

February 26

February 27

February 28

March 1

March 2

March 3

NEWS, PRESS RELEASES, AND GENERAL INTEREST

Reminder: Please keep frequencies clear if there’s an expectation of them being in use for emergency traffic. Over the last couple of days, the 40-meter frequency of 7.050 MHz (and maybe others) was in use as part of the response to Saturday’s earthquake in Japan.

Rich, VE3KI, N1MM Logger+ team member, recently posted practical advice on how to use the popular logging software in a networked configuration. Nuggets of networking wisdom include how to use in a VPN configuration when not all computers may be connected to a radio, and which stations should and shouldn’t be connected to other services like online scoreboards.

Here’s the relevant information regarding the temporary multioperator accommodation for the ARRL International DX Contest: “ARRL has issued temporary accommodations for multioperator stations competing in the 2021 International ARRL DX Contest (CW and phone). Individual team members may operate from their home stations in conjunction with the multiop station. The home stations must be within a radius of 100 kilometers (62 miles) of the multiop station, and must be within the same DXCC entity, US state, or Canadian province. For more information, visit this link: http://www.arrl.org/news/guidelines-issued-for-arrl-dx-contest-multioperator-stations.”

In the ARRL Internation DX Contest, DX (non W/VE) stations “send a signal report and power as a number or abbreviation” as the exchange. On CW, cut numbers are usually used. When logging an exchange with a cut number, enter the information as you receive it. How does the exchange in a Cabrillo-format log get scored? Here’s something from a past issue of the Contest Update: “

First, the character string is read from the submitted log. Then…

  1. Any instance of W or WATTS are removed from the string.
  2. If the string is one character long containing K, it is transformed to 1000
  3. Similarly, 1K and KILO become 1000
  4. All characters are removed which are not a numeral (0-9), A, E, N, T, or O
  5. Replacements are then made: ‘A’ with ‘1’, ‘E’ with ‘5’, ‘N’ with ‘9’, ‘T’ with ‘0’, and ‘O’ with ‘0’
  6. If the result is 000, it is replaced with 1000
  7. Finally, the resulting set of characters are converted to an integer value for checking against other logs.

2Tone, the popular RTTY software by David, G3YYD, has been updated and is available from the RTTY Contesting website. The new version supports Microsoft Windows 8 and later with binaries for both 32-and 64-bit Microsoft Windows. The 64-bit version will take advantage of certain newer instructions in CPUs equipped with multiple cores for improved performance. David suggests reading the documentation, since it has also been updated.

The North American Collegiate Challenge continues with its second event “hosted” by the North American QSO Party, RTTY, the weekend of February 27. Due to the pandemic and restrictions on gatherings at many institutions, some collegiate teams this year are forced to operate with single operators, or not at all. If you see or copy a college station in the NAQP, please make a special effort to give them a contact.

Barry, K7BWH, sought to solve the problem of known how far it was to the next grid during mobile operations, so he did something about it. The result is the Griduino, the combination of “GPS, barometer, real-time clock, code generator, audio chain, and a bright display.” According to Barry, “It has an audible announcement as you cross into a new grid square, and for microwave ops it optionally announces every 6-digit grid line. It sure beats watching a GPS or tablet while driving.” You can find construction details on Github, or join in on the email discussion.

 

The Dxlog.net programming team is looking for a software developer who is also a RTTY operator to help integrate RTTY into the Dxlog.net logging program. DXlog.net is contest logging software originally developed by 9A5K, and now supported by K1LZ and a small cadre of developers. (D4C via Twitter)

Mike, K7MDL, thought that the “PTT Multiplier” from thedxshop.com specifically for the Icom IC-9700 would be of interest to the members of the Pacific Northwest VHF Society. The add-on accessory plugs into the IC-9700’s remote and ACC1 socket to provide band-specific PTT signals for each of the 144/432/1296 MHz bands. It also provides a feed-through of the remote and ACC1 signals so “you can still daisy chain on other devices that use the ACC1 or remote sockets.” (via PNWVHFS)

WORD TO THE WISE

Whistler

From Wikipedia: A VLF radio wave generated by lighting. “They are produced by lightning strikes (mostly intracloud and return-path) where the impulse travels along the Earth’s magnetic field lines from one hemisphere to the other. They undergo dispersion of several kilohertz due to the slower velocity of the lower frequencies through the plasma environments of the ionosphere and magnetosphere.”

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

VK4: It’s not an Australian multiplier… but the Virtual K4, an application that runs on multiple platforms, providing a “100% emulation of the K4 front panel.” The K4 front panel controls are “arranged for ease of use. In general, the controls are in the same or similar locations to their K4 counterparts.” You can read more about it in the Elecraft January Newsletter.

Magic-T, Mr. T… one is a signal combiner, the other is an actor. Find out about one of them by watching Steve, VE6WZ’s video “How-to: The Magic-T, or hybrid combiner” Steve’s video will help your phased RX antenna plans come together.

From The DailyDX comes news of Hal’s, W8HC, presentation at the West Virginia DX Association meeting entitled “C6AGU in the 2020 CQWW CW Contest and ARRL 160m CW Contest: Testing RIB (Radio in a Box) Technology in a DXpedition Environment.” George, AA7JV, talked about this concept a few years ago at the Visalia International DX Conference, and has been refining it since. You can watch the video via the website link, above.

To inspire you for the upcoming 160 Meter contest: OH0W in CQ WW 160-meter CW Contest, and from Tim, K3LR, 160 Meter Tips and Tricks.

RESULTS AND RECORDS

Michael, KE8AQM, competed in the first leg of the North American Collegiate Championship recently:”My score as W8UM is 25,974. I trailed Georgia Tech the whole time, but I also took a 3-hour break in the middle for a Zoom call. Unfortunately, the university has many restrictions about student groups meeting in person, so I operated by myself. Hopefully it will be better next year. Looking at the stations that participated with the contestonlinescore.com, W4AQL got 51,620 points ( 589 contacts, 139 multis), and were in 16th in the category, and I ended in 19th with (351 contacts and 74 multis). [Craig Thompson, K9CT, photo]

Bill, AC0W, NAQP SSB Manager, writes: “The January NAQP SSB preliminary results are now posted on the NCJ web site at http://ncjweb.com/current-naqp-ssb-results/. Any questions or concerns should be direct to me at ssbnaqpmgr@ncjweb.com. PS: …the CW preliminary results are also posted.”

Ward, N0AX, as NA CW Sprint Manager, writes: “The preliminary results of the NA CW Sprint are available. This is the earliest-ever release of log-checked data — thanks to the Sprint support team for their quick and thorough work. 215 logs were received – the most in quite a while, as well. The increased activity was quite noticeable — welcome to all of the new (and a few returning) Sprinters! Congratulations to category winners N6TR (HP), K0EU (LP), K7SS (QRP), and the top team, NCCC #1. The full results article should be available online no later than mid-March and will be excerpted in the May/June issue of NCJ.”

Claimed scores for the recent EU-DX Contest have been posted. A quick count shows over 1600 logs submitted for the inaugural running of this contest.

Results of 2020’s California QSO Party are now available. 2020 saw the highest number of logs submitted, ever, and a 48% increase over 2019. Many new records were set, 57 plaques awarded, and forty bottles of wine were eligible to be consumed. Get all of the details and download certificates from the CQP website.

Like many other contests during the pandemic, the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC) 2020 results acknowledged a new record of 2485 total logs (CW + SSB) submitted. The results are available on the SAC Contest website.

OPERATING TIP

Just The Call Sign Please

During his Hamcation presentation “Remote Contesting and DXing — The Journey of Building and Operating a Remote Station” last weekend, Ned, AA7A, was asked whether he signs /7 when contesting in the seventh call area when not at his home station. Ned’s reply: “No. It’s a real disadvantage to add any length to a callsign. In the US, any US call sign can be anywhere. For award or QSL purposes, always indicate our location on our uploads and QSL.”

TECHNICAL TOPICS AND INFORMATION

Jim, W8ZR, has been working on an “auto-tuning building block” for homebrew amplifier builders to enable them to build an auto-tuning high-power tube-based linear amplifier. His work consists of a reference design for hardware, and software that will control the reference design. He’s ready to show off his progress with a YouTube video discussing the goals of the project, the reference hardware, and demonstrates tuning on the basis of frequency. (via Amps email reflector)

Codrut, YO3DMU, author of PstRotator and PstRotatorAz software for controlling rotators, antenna switches, and antennas, has updated PstRotatorAz to support commands and status via UDP. This would be of particular interest to those automating their stations using Node-RED or other network capable dashboards.

The Southeastern VHF Conference has been cancelled for 2021, but because “of the hard work leading up to last year’s cancelled conference of 2020, the Society has published a Technical Journal containing all of the papers that were scheduled to be presented.” The journal is available through Downeast Microwave. The table of contents (available as an image at the link) indicates there is something for everyone in the materials – examples: a proposal for moving stations band to band using FT8, PWM control of winch motors, Digital TV, FM contesting, synthesizers, IF strips, eBay amplifiers, high altitude balloons, and more!

CONVERSATION

Planning for Resilience

In collecting information in preparation for a Hamcation webinar, I asked Bob, W2SJ, president of the Mt. Airy VHF/UHF Society, for his thoughts on the state of VHF/UHF contesting, and where it might be going in the future. It turns out I asked him at the right time (end of January). Rather than provide his own opinion, he offered to share part of the collective club feedback (special thanks to Mike, N2DEQ, for providing the summary). The part they shared is the “impact of digital modes on minimal SSB activity on 6 and 2 meters” gathered at the club’s customary wrap-up meeting that took place after the January VHF Contest. According to Bob, the all-day meeting usually starts socially with coffee and donuts, transitions to hoagies and other snacks, and ends with planning for next year’s contest. This year, everyone had to be content with whatever food they had at their personal end of the Zoom connection.

Club member comments generally echoed those that also have been made post-contest by other VHF/UHF contesters: that the newer digital modes are attracting many operators; that the modes are “sticky” and that some operators using them won’t attempt to use other modes, even when there would be a rate advantage by doing so; for many “analog” (SSB/CW) operators, using the new digital modes doesn’t have the same emotional appeal.

The club members found no hard and fast answers to these concerns, but did focus on recommendations for actions that would help no matter what the underlying reasons might be, and would be responsive to the changing contest landscape. These included:

  • Developing FTx mode best practices and communicating them clearly
  • Reviewing current practices, improving as necessary, and incorporating FTx mode best practices, being disciplined about using all contact methods possible
  • Encouraging more operating time (BIC) during the contest weekend
  • Having better coordination with other clubs for contact opportunities

Since the FTx mode software is really only in its second year of contest features, many current users expect that it will continue to be refined in capability and usability of the contest-essential tasks such as moving a station to another band or mode.

The club’s actions embody a framework for improving scores, accommodating change, and anticipating improvements, but not being dependent on them.

That’s all for this time. Remember to send contesting related stories, book reviews, tips, techniques, press releases, errata, schematics, club information, pictures, stories, blog links, and predictions to contest-update@arrl.org

73, Brian N9ADG

CONTESTS

18 Feb – 3 Mar 2021

An expanded, downloadable version of QST’Contest Corral is available as a PDF. Check the sponsors’ website for information on operating time restrictions and other instructions.

HF CONTESTS

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Feb 18, 0300z to Feb 18, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 20.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 18, 1700z to Feb 18, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20m; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: February 23.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Feb 19, 0145z to Feb 19, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: February 21.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 19, 0200z to Feb 19, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20m Only; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: February 25.

NCCC Sprint, Feb 19, 0230z to Feb 19, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: February 21.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 19, 2000z to Feb 19, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20m; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 21.

ARRL International DX Contest, CW, Feb 20, 0000z to Feb 22, 0000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; W/VE: RST + (state/province), non-W/VE: RST + power; Logs due: February 28.

Russian PSK WW Contest, Feb 20, 1200z to Feb 21, 1159z; BPSK31, BPSK63, BPSK125; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RU: RST + 2-letter oblast, non-RU: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: February 26.

Feld Hell Sprint, Feb 20, 1900z to Feb 20, 2059z; Feld Hell; Bands: (see rules); Exchange: (see rules); Logs due: February 24.

FISTS Sunday Sprint, Feb 21, 2100z to Feb 21, 2300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + FISTS No., non-FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + “0”; Logs due: March 7.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Feb 21, 2300z to Feb 22, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: February 28.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 22, 0000z to Feb 22, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20m; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 28.

QCX Challenge, Feb 22, 1300z to Feb 22, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: March 2.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Feb 22, 1630z to Feb 22, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: February 26.

QCX Challenge, Feb 22, 1900z to Feb 22, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: March 2.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Feb 23, 0100z to Feb 23, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: February 24.

QCX Challenge, Feb 23, 0300z to Feb 23, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: March 2.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 23, 1700z to Feb 23, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20m; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: February 23.

SKCC Sprint, Feb 24, 0000z to Feb 24, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: February 26.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 24, 0200z to Feb 24, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20m Only; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: February 25.

Phone Weekly Test – Fray, Feb 24, 0230z to Feb 24, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: February 26.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Feb 24, 1300z to Feb 24, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 27.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Feb 24, 1900z to Feb 24, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 27.

UKEICC 80m Contest, Feb 24, 2000z to Feb 24, 2100z; ; Bands: 80m Only; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: February 24.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Feb 25, 0300z to Feb 25, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 27.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 25, 1700z to Feb 25, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20m; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: March 2.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW, Feb 25, 2000z to Feb 25, 2130z; CW; Bands: 80m Only; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: February 26.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Feb 26, 0145z to Feb 26, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: February 28.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 26, 0200z to Feb 26, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20m Only; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: March 4.

NCCC Sprint, Feb 26, 0230z to Feb 26, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: February 28.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 26, 2000z to Feb 26, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20m; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 28.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB, Feb 26, 2200z to Feb 28, 2200z; SSB; Bands: 160m Only; W/VE: RS + (state/province), DX: RS + CQ Zone; Logs due: March 5.

REF Contest, SSB, Feb 27, 0600z to Feb 28, 1800z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; French: RS + Department/Prefix, non-French: RS + Serial No.; Logs due: March 7.

FTn DX Contest, Feb 27, 1200z to Feb 28, 1200z; ; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; W: RST + state, VE: RST + province/territory, non-W/VE: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: March 7.

UBA DX Contest, CW, Feb 27, 1300z to Feb 28, 1300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; ON: RST + Serial No. + province, non-ON: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: March 14.

South Carolina QSO Party, Feb 27, 1500z to Feb 28, 0159z; CW, Digital, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m; SC: RS(T) + County, non-SC: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: March 30.

North American QSO Party, RTTY, Feb 27, 1800z to Feb 28, 0559z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: March 7.

NA Collegiate Championship, RTTY, Feb 27, 1800z to Feb 28, 0559z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: March 7.

High Speed Club CW Contest, Feb 28, 1400z to Feb 28, 1700z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Members: RST + HSC No., non-Members: RST + “NM”; Logs due: March 14.

Classic Exchange, CW, Feb 28, 1400z to Mar 1, 0800z and, Mar 2, 1400z to Mar 3, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m; Name + RST + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model; Logs due: April 30.

North Carolina QSO Party, Feb 28, 1500z to Mar 1, 0059z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m; NC: County, non-NC: (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: March 15.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Mar 1, 0000z to Mar 1, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20m; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 21.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Mar 1, 1630z to Mar 1, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: February 26.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data, Mar 1, 2000z to Mar 1, 2130z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80m Only; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: March 2.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Mar 2, 0100z to Mar 2, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: February 17.

ARS Spartan Sprint, Mar 2, 0200z to Mar 2, 0400z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: March 4.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Mar 2, 1700z to Mar 2, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20m; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: February 23.

AGCW YL-CW Party, Mar 2, 1900z to Mar 2, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80m Only; YL: RST + Serial No. + “/YL/” + name, OM: RST + Serial No. + “/” + name; Logs due: March 31.

QRP Fox Hunt, Mar 3, 0200z to Mar 3, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20m Only; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: February 18.

Phone Weekly Test – Fray, Mar 3, 0230z to Mar 3, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: February 19.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Mar 3, 1300z to Mar 3, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 20.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Mar 3, 1900z to Mar 3, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: February 20.

UKEICC 80m Contest, Mar 3, 2000z to Mar 3, 2100z; ; Bands: 80m Only; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: February 24.

VHF+ CONTESTS

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Mar 3, 1700z to Mar 3, 2000z; FT8; Bands: ; 4-character grid square; Logs due: March 8.

See SKCC Sprint, South Carolina QSO PartyNorth Carolina QSO PartyWorldwide Sideband Activity Contest, above.

LOG DUE DATES

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Amateur Radio related websites

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info (ARRL Pacific Section website)

 

https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com.

https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.

https://www.eham.net.

http://www.southgatearc.org.

http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/ (ARRL Audio News Podcast).

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