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February 2, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

 

 

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Upcoming Contests — Things to Do

The NCJ CW Sprint is this weekend beginning at 2300 UTC on Saturday, February 5. This is one hour earlier than the September Sprint that began at 0000 UTC. The contest is still four hours long and will end at 0300 UTC on February 6th (Saturday evening). Don’t miss the starting bell! This one-hour shift should allow more use of 20 meters and help smaller stations make more contacts.

-Thanks to Ward Silver, N0AX, NCJ CW Sprint Manager


For those of you who like to participate in the state QSO parties, there are three coming up this weekend (February 5-6). The Vermont QSO Party begins at 0000 UTC on Saturday, and concludes at 2359 UTC on Sunday; the Minnesota QSO Party starts at 1400 UTC and concludes at 2359 UTC on Saturday; and finally, the British Columbia QSO Party begins at 1600 UTC on Saturday and concludes at 2359 UTC on Sunday.

Be sure to check the rules pages for the bands and modes that are allowed in each event. State QSO parties are a great way to add to your Worked All States award totals!


The EU-DX Contest will be held this weekend starting at 18.00 UTC Saturday, February 5 and ending at 18.00 UTC Sunday, February 6.

• European Union stations send RST and a two-letter & two-number code to identify their regions (see rules for details).
• Other stations send RST and ITU zone.

Full rules are available at eudxcc.altervista.org/eu-dx-contest/.


The ARRL February School Club Roundup runs from 1300 UTC on Monday, February 14 through 2359 UTC on Friday, February 18. School Club Roundup is co-sponsored by ARRL and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC). For full details on the event, please visit www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup.

Contest Summary

Complete information for all contests follows the Conversation section

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News, Press Releases, and General Interest

North Coast Contesters are proud to announce that the 28th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner will be held on Saturday night, May 21, 2022 at the Hope Hotel – Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Master of Ceremonies is Contest Hall of Fame member and CQ World Wide Contest Director, John Dorr, K1AR, with the dinner speaker to be announced. The 2022 CQ Contest Hall of Fame inductees will also be announced at the dinner.

NCC extends their thanks to Scott, KA9FOX and QTH.com for designing, building, donating and running the Contest Dinner web site; and to Teri, K8MNJ, for coordinating and organizing the 2022 Contest Dinner.

For complete details and to purchase tickets, please visit their website at contestdinner.com.

-Thanks to Tim Duffy, K3LR, Dayton Contest Dinner Chairman

Word to the Wise

Sprint

A short contest that emphasizes frequency agility. The original Sprint contest is the North American Sprint, held in February and September of each year, sponsored by the National Contest Journal.

The most unique aspect of Sprint contests is the QSY rule – when a CQing station receives a response, they must QSY and leave the frequency to the calling station once they conclude their QSO. Most Sprints do not allow the “running” of stations on a single frequency that is characteristic of most other contests.

Results and Records

Jim Stahl, K8MR, the Ohio QSO Party Chairman, has announced that the results of the 2021 Ohio QSO Party are now available at the OhQP web site.

Jim would like to extend his thanks to all of those who took part, and hopes you’ll all be back again for the 2022 OhQP on Saturday, August 27.

 


The Raw Scores for the 2022 ARRL RTTY Roundup and 2022 ARRL January VHF Contest are now available at contests.arrl.org. Select the contest that you’d like to view the Raw Scores for on the left hand navigation of the page, and then select “Raw Scores.” Participants should check their scores to make sure that they are entered in the correct category. If any errors are found, contact the ARRL Contest Manager at contests@arrl.org.

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, Paul, N1SFE

Contests

February 3, 2022 – February 16, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Feb 3, 0000z to Feb 4, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Feb 10.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 3, 0300z to Feb 3, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 5.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 3, 0700z to Feb 3, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 5.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 3, 1700z to Feb 3, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Feb 10.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest, Feb 3, 1800z to Feb 3, 2200z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Feb 17.

EACW Meeting, Feb 3, 1900z to Feb 3, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. + Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST + Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Feb 5.

SKCC Sprint Europe, Feb 3, 2000z to Feb 3, 2200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Feb 10.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Feb 4, 0145z to Feb 4, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Feb 6.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 4, 0200z to Feb 4, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Feb 5.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Feb 4, 0230z to Feb 4, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Feb 6.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 4, 2000z to Feb 4, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 6.

Vermont QSO Party, Feb 5, 0000z to Feb 6, 2359z; All (see rules for FT8 guidance); Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, VHF/UHF; VT: RS(T) + County, non-VT W/VE: RS(T) + (state/province), DX: RS(T); Logs due: Feb 20.

10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB, Feb 5, 0001z to Feb 6, 2359z; Phone; Bands: 10; 10-10 Member: Name + 10-10 number + (state/province/country), Non-Member: Name + 0 + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 14.

EurAsia HF Championship, Feb 5, 0600z to Feb 5, 1800z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Feb 10.

Mexico RTTY International Contest, Feb 5, 1200z to Feb 6, 2359z; RTTY Only; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; XE: RST + State, non-XE: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Mar 15.

F9AA Cup, CW, Feb 5, 1200z to Feb 6, 1200z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 2; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Mar 6.

Minnesota QSO Party, Feb 5, 1400z to Feb 5, 2359z; CW (CW/RTTY/Digital no FTn), Phone (FM/SSB/AM); Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; MN: Name + County, W/VE: Name + (state/province), DX: Name; Logs due: Feb 19.

FYBO Winter QRP Sprint, Feb 5, 1400z to Feb 5, 2359z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + (state/province/country)+ name + power out + temperature(F); Logs due: Mar 7.

AGCW Straight Key Party, Feb 5, 1600z to Feb 5, 1900z; CW; Bands: 80; AGCW: RST + Serial No. + “/” + Class + “/” + Name + “/” + Age; Logs due: Feb 28.

British Columbia QSO Party, Feb 5, 1600z to Feb 6, 2359z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; BC: RS(T) + District, non-BC: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Feb 21.

FISTS Saturday Sprint, Feb 5, 1600z to Feb 5, 1800z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + FISTS No., non-FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + “0”; Logs due: Feb 19.

European Union DX Contest, Feb 5, 1800z to Feb 6, 1800z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; EU Union: RS(T) + EU Union Region (4-characters), Non-EU Union: RS(T) + ITU Zone No.; Logs due: Feb 13.

North American Sprint, CW, Feb 5, 2300z to Feb 6, 0300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name] + [your state/province/country]; Logs due: Feb 13.

Classic Exchange, CW, Feb 6, 1400z to Feb 9, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2; Name + RST + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model; Logs due: Feb 28.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 7, 0000z to Feb 7, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 9.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Feb 7, 1630z to Feb 7, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logsdue: Feb 11.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB, Feb 7, 2000z to Feb 7, 2130z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 8.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Feb 8, 0100z to Feb 8, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Feb 9.

ARS Spartan Sprint, Feb 8, 0200z to Feb 8, 0400z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Feb 10.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 8, 1700z to Feb 8, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Feb 15.

NAQCC CW Sprint, Feb 9, 0130z to Feb 9, 0330z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: Feb 12.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 9, 0200z to Feb 9, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Feb 10.

Phone Weekly Test, Feb 9, 0230z to Feb 9, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Feb 11.

A1Club AWT, Feb 9, 1200z to Feb 9, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Feb 14.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 9, 1300z to Feb 9, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 12.

Mini-Test 40, Feb 9, 1700z to Feb 9, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 11.

Mini-Test 80, Feb 9, 1800z to Feb 9, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 11.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 9, 1900z to Feb 9, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 12.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 10, 0300z to Feb 10, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 12.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 10, 0700z to Feb 10, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 12.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 10, 1700z to Feb 10, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Feb 17.

EACW Meeting, Feb 10, 1900z to Feb 10, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. + Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST + Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Feb 12.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Feb 11, 0145z to Feb 11, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Feb 13.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 11, 0200z to Feb 11, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Feb 12.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Feb 11, 0230z to Feb 11, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Feb 13.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 11, 2000z to Feb 11, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 13.

CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest, Feb 12, 0000z to Feb 13, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 18.

Asia-Pacific Spring Sprint, CW, Feb 12, 1100z to Feb 12, 1300z; CW; Bands: 40, 20; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 19.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Feb 12, 1200z to Feb 13, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Feb 20.

KCJ Topband Contest, Feb 12, 1200z to Feb 13, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160; JA: RST + Prefecture/District Code, non-JA: RST + CQ Zone; Logs due: Feb 28.

Dutch PACC Contest, Feb 12, 1200z to Feb 13, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; PA: RS(T) + province, non-PA: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Mar 1.

YLRL YL-OM Contest, Feb 12, 1400z to Feb 14, 0200z; CW/Digital, SSB; Bands: All; QSO No. + RS(T) + (section/province/country); Logs due: Mar 15.

OMISS QSO Party, Feb 12, 1500z to Feb 13, 1500z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + (state/province/DX) + (OMISS No. if member); Logs due: Mar 1.

RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest, Feb 12, 1900z to Feb 12, 2300z; CW; Bands: 160; UK: RST + Serial No. + District Code, non-UK: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 13.

AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party, Feb 12, 2300z to Feb 13, 2300z; AM; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20; Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Mar 13.

Balkan HF Contest, Feb 13, 1300z to Feb 13, 1700z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40; RS(T) + QSO No.; Logs due: Feb 20.

PODXS 070 Club Valentine Sprint, Feb 14, 0000z to Feb 14, 2359z; PSK31; Bands: 160, 80, 40; Name + (OM/YL) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 21.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Feb 14, 0000z to Feb 14, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 16.

CQC Winter QSO Party, Feb 14, 0100z to Feb 14, 0259z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: Mar 15.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Feb 14, 0100z to Feb 14, 0300z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Member No., Non-member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Power; Logs due: Feb 16.

ARRL School Club Roundup, Feb 14, 1300z to Feb 18, 2359z; CW, Phone, RTTY/Digital; Bands: All, except 60, 30, 17, 12m; RS(T) + Class (I/C/S) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Mar 5.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Feb 14, 1630z to Feb 14, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 18.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Feb 15, 0100z to Feb 15, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Feb 16.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Feb 15, 1700z to Feb 15, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Feb 22.

QRP Fox Hunt, Feb 16, 0200z to Feb 16, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Feb 17.

Phone Weekly Test, Feb 16, 0230z to Feb 16, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Feb 18.

A1Club AWT, Feb 16, 1200z to Feb 16, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Feb 21.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 16, 1300z to Feb 16, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 19.

Mini-Test 40, Feb 16, 1700z to Feb 16, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 18.

Mini-Test 80, Feb 16, 1800z to Feb 16, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 18.

AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening, Feb 16, 1900z to Feb 16, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No. + “/” + 2-digit year first used a bug; Logs due: Mar 11.

CWops Test (CWT), Feb 16, 1900z to Feb 16, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Feb 19.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data, Feb 16, 2000z toFeb 16, 2130z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Feb 17.

VHF+ CONTESTS

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Feb 9, 1700z to Feb 9, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 432 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Feb 14.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Feb 16, 1700z to Feb 16, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Feb 21.

See also: Worldwide Sideband Activity ContestF9AA Cup, CWVermont QSO Party

Log Due Dates

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