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The ARRL Contest Update

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June 8, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

 

 

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

The ARRL June VHF Contest is this weekend, and starts at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 11, and concludes at 0259 UTC Monday, June 13. Starting with this weekend’s event, Single Operator entrants are able to enter the contest in Analog Only mode subcategories.. The contest exchange is your four-digit Maidenhead grid square. For more information on grid squares, visit www.arrl.org/grid-squares. Complete rules are available at www.arrl.org/june-vhf.


ARRL Kids Day is on Saturday, June 18, and will run from 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the excitement of amateur radio. The exchange is the participant’s name, age, location, and favorite color. Sponsored by the Boring, (Oregon) Amateur Radio Club, Kids Day is held every year on the first Saturday in January and the third Saturday in June. More information is available at www.arrl.org/kids-day.


For state QSO Party enthusiasts, the West Virginia QSO Party begins on June 18 at 1600 UTC, and concludes on June 19 at 0400 UTC. Contacts can be made on CW, phone, and digital modes. Rules are available at www.qsl.net/wvsarc/2022-west-virginia-qso.html.

Bulletins

If you participated in the first ARRL International Digital Contest this past weekend, consider sending Jeff Stai, WK6I, photos and stories about your participation to possibly be included in the contest results article. These materials should be posted to the ARRL Soapbox, or sent directly to Jeff at wk6i.jeff@gmail.com. Jeff would particularly like to hear from those who operated using software other than WSJT-X for the FT4 and FT8 modes, and the reasons why they chose the software they used.

As of this writing, there have been 1,133 logs received for the inaugural event, with several days left until the log submission deadline. Logs will be accepted via the ARRL Log Submission web page at http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/ until 2359 UTC on June 12.

Contest Summary

See the “Contests” section below for complete contest information.

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June 22

News, Press Releases and Special Interest

Tim Duffy, K3LR, has announced that the 2022 Dayton Contest University (CTU) presentation files are posted at https://www.contestuniversity.com/files/. Tim would like to thank all the 2022 CTU professors; Teri Grizer, K8MNJ, and Patrick Barkey, N9RV, for all their hard work in organizing this years event.

Sights and Sounds

Tom Roscoe, K8CX, shared photos of 2022 Dayton Hamvention® on his website at http://hamgallery.com/dayton2022. Reported attendance at the event this year was 31,367.

Results and Records

The results of the A.R.I. Italian E.M.E. Trophy 2022 Spring Section are available at http://www.eme2008.org/ari-eme/contest2022.html.

– Thanks to Enrico Baldacci, I5WBE


Dick Frey, K4XU, has announced that the Seventh Call Area QSO Party results are available at http://7QP.ORG. Dick’s summary of the 2022 event is available at http://7qp.org/new/2022_7QP_Summary.pdf.

Technical Topics and Discussion

Justin Kelly, N2TOH, shared a 3-D printable, customizable Helical Antenna Frame and Winding Template at www.thingiverse.com/thing:2497461. The default settings for the template will generate a right hand polarized, 5.8GHz, 5 turn Helix Antenna with about 10dBi of gain and a 50 degree beam width.

– Thanks to Justin Kelly, N2TOH.

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

June 9, 2022 – June 22, 2022

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 Test (CWT), Jun 9, 0300z to Jun 9, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 11.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 9, 0700z to Jun 9, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 11.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 9, 1700z to Jun 9, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jun 16.

EACW Meeting, Jun 9, 1900z to Jun 9, 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: Jun 11.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jun 10, 0145z to Jun 10, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 12.

NCCC Sprint, Jun 10, 0230z to Jun 10, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 12.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 10, 2000z to Jun 10, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 12.

VK Shires Contest, Jun 11, 0000z to Jun 11, 2359z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; VK: RS(T) + Shire, non-VK: RS(T) + CQ Zone; Logs due: Jul 1.

Asia-Pacific Sprint, SSB, Jun 11, 1100z to Jun 11, 1300z; SSB; Bands: 20, 15; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 18.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Jun 11, 1200z to Jun 12, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Jun 19.

Portugal Day Contest, Jun 11, 1200z to Jun 12, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; CT: RS(T) + District, non-CT: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 30.

GACW WWSA CW DX Contest, Jun 11, 1500z to Jun 12, 1500z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + CQ Zone No.; Logs due: Jun 30.

REF DDFM 6m Contest, Jun 11, 1600z to Jun 12, 1600z; CW, SSB, FM; Bands: 6; RS(T) + Serial No. + 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jun 20.

Cookie Crumble QRP Contest, Jun 12, 1700z to Jun 12, 2200z; All; Bands: All, except WARC; RS(T) + (state/province/country) + cookie no. + name; Logs due: Jul 31.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Jun 13, 0000z to Jun 13, 0200z; 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: Jun 15.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 13, 0000z to Jun 13, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 15.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 13, 1300z to Jun 13, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 16.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jun 13, 1630z to Jun 13, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 17.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 13, 1900z to Jun 13, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 16.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jun 14, 0100z to Jun 14, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jun 15.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 14, 0300z to Jun 14, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 16.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 14, 1700z to Jun 14, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jun 21.

NAQCC CW Sprint, Jun 15, 0030z to Jun 15, 0230z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: Jun 18.

Phone Weekly Test, Jun 15, 0230z to Jun 15, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jun 17.

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

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 15, 1300z to Jun 15, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 18.

Mini-Test 40, Jun 15, 1700z to Jun 15, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 17.

Mini-Test 80, Jun 15, 1800z to Jun 15, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 17.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW, Jun 15, 1900z to Jun 15, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 16.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 15, 1900z to Jun 15, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 18.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Jun 16, 0000z to Jun 17, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Jun 23.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 16, 0300z to Jun 16, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 18.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 16, 0700z to Jun 16, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 18.

SARL Youth Sprint, Jun 16, 1200z to Jun 16, 1300z; SSB; Bands: 40; RS + age; Logs due: Jun 21.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 16, 1700z to Jun 16, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jun 23.

EACW Meeting, Jun 16, 1900z to Jun 16, 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: Jun 18.

NTC QSO Party, Jun 16, 1900z to Jun 16, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Jun 19.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jun 17, 0145z to Jun 17, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 19.

NCCC Sprint, Jun 17, 0230z to Jun 17, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 19.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 17, 2000z to Jun 17, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 19.

All Asian DX Contest, CW, Jun 18, 0000z to Jun 19, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + 2-digit age; Logs due: Jul 20.

Battle of Carabobo International Contest, Jun 18, 0000z to Jun 18, 2359z; Phone; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; YV: RS(T) + state, Non-YV: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 26.

Stew Perry Topband Challenge, Jun 18, 1500z to Jun 19, 1500z; CW; Bands: 160; 4-Character grid square; Logs due: Jul 4.

West Virginia QSO Party, Jun 18, 1600z to Jun 19, 0400z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; WV: RS(T) + county, non-WV: RS(T) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 8.

Feld Hell Sprint, Jun 18, 1800z to Jun 18, 1959z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Jun 21.

ARRL Kids Day, Jun 18, 1800z to Jun 18, 2359z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 2m repeaters; name + age + QTH + favorite color; Logs due: Jul 18.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Jun 19, 2300z to Jun 20, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Jun 26.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 20, 0000z to Jun 20, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 22.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 20, 1300z to Jun 20, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 23.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jun 20, 1630z to Jun 20, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 24.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 20, 1900z to Jun 20, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 23.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jun 21, 0100z to Jun 21, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jun 22.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 21, 0300z to Jun 21, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 23.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 21, 1700z to Jun 21, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jun 28.

SKCC Sprint, Jun 22, 0000z to Jun 22, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Jun 24.

Phone Weekly Test, Jun 22, 0230z to Jun 22, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jun 24.

A1Club AWT, Jun 22, 1200z to Jun 22, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Jun 27.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL June VHF Contest, Jun 11, 1800z to Jun 13, 0259z; All; Bands: 50 MHz and up; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jun 23.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Jun 15, 1700z to Jun 15, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jun 20.

IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest, Jun 18, 1400z to Jun 19, 1400z; CW, SSB; Bands: 50 MHz; RS(T) + QSO No. + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Jun 27.

AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, Jun 11, 1400z to Jun 11, 1800z; CW; Bands: 144 MHz, 432 MHz; RST + “/” + Serial No. + “/” Power class + “/” + 6-character grid locator; Logs due: Jun 19.

WAB 50 MHz Phone, Jun 19, 0800z to Jun 19, 1400z; SSB; Bands: 6; British Isles: RS + serial no. + WAB square, Other: RS + serial no. + country; Logs due: Jun 29.

See also: SKCC Weekend SprintathonWorldwide Sideband Activity ContestFeld Hell SprintSKCC Sprint

Log Due Dates

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