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ARRL Contest Update

July 7, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

The IARU HF World Championship occurs this weekend, beginning at 1200 UTC on Saturday, July 9 and concluding at 1159 UTC on Sunday, July 10. Participants can enter in CW, SSB, or mixed mode categories. The exchange is a signal report and your ITU zone. ITU zones for stations in the Lower 48 are 6, 7, or 8. ITU zones for Canadian stations are 2, 3, 4, or 9. For rules and other information, please visit arrl.org/iaru-hf-world-championship.

For VHF enthusiasts, the CQ World Wide VHF Contest is coming up next weekend, starting at 1800 UTC on Saturday, July 16 and running through 2100 UTC on Sunday, July 17. The event is open to amateurs around the world using the 6- and 2-meter bands. Complete rules are available at www.cqww-vhf.com/.

Also, next weekend is the first of three mode-based summer North American QSO Parties (NAQPs). The NAQP RTTY contest starts at 1800 UTC on Saturday, July 16, and concludes 12 hours later at 0559 UTC, Sunday, July 17. See the rules page at ncjweb.com/naqp/ for more information.

Bulletins

Mark Aaker, K6UFO, reminds us that in addition to the North American QSO Party (NAQP) RTTY contest on July 16, there are CW and SSB events occurring later this summer. The NAQP CW contest will be held on August 6, followed by the NAQP SSB contest on August 20.

The NAQP contests are fun, friendly, and fast. The exchange is your name and state (or province or DXCC entity). NAQP events begin on Saturday afternoons at 1800 UTC, and last for 12 hours. Single-operator stations may operate up to 10 of the 12 hours.

New this year is the Assisted Category for single-operator participants, with lots of new state and province records waiting to be claimed! Rules, results, and records are available on the National Contest Journal website at ncjweb.com/naqp/.

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Contest Summary

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

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July 9

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July 18

July 19

July 20

News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

Following the release of the updated Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) website, Pete Smith, N4ZR, has posted details about how the new mapping system works at the RBN blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com/. Pete said he’s been receiving a “flurry of questions” from users of the site inquiring about how the location information on the RBN map is determined.

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Results and Records

2022 ARRL January VHF Contest Results Released

The 2022 ARRL January VHF Contest results have been released and are available at contests.arrl.org. The full results article by James Duffey, KK6MC; line scores; soapbox comments, and photos are available at the website. Downloadable certificates are available by clicking on the “Certificates” tab at the top of the web page.

2022 Kentucky QSO Party Results Now Online

David Smith, ND4Y, has announced that the results for the 2022 Kentucky QSO Party are now available at kyqsoparty.org/results/.

Technical Topics and Discussion

Tim Duffy, K3LR, posted the PowerPoint presentation files from Hamvention’s 2022 Dayton Antenna Forum on his website at www.k3lr.com/Dayton/Dayton2022/. This year’s presenters included Frank Donovan, W3LPL; Randy Hall, K7AGE; Ted Rappaport, N9NB, and Tim Jellison, W3YQ.

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

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Contests

July 7, 2022 – July 20, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Jul 7, 0000z to Jul 8, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Jul 14.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 7, 0300z to Jul 7, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 9.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 7, 0700z to Jul 7, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 9.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest, Jul 7, 1700z to Jul 7, 2100z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 21.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jul 7, 1700z to Jul 7, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 14.

SKCC Sprint Europe, Jul 7, 1900z to Jul 7, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Jul 14.

QRP Fox Hunt, Jul 8, 0100z to Jul 8, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jul 9.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jul 8, 0145z to Jul 8, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 10.

NCCC Sprint, Jul 8, 0230z to Jul 8, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 10.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jul 8, 2000z to Jul 8, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 10.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Jul 9, 1200z to Jul 10, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Jul 17.

IARU HF World Championship, Jul 9, 1200z to Jul 10, 1200z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; IARU HQ: RS(T) + IARU Society, Non-HQ: RS(T) + ITU Zone No.; Logs due: Jul 17.

QRP ARCI Summer Homebrew Sprint, Jul 10, 2000z to Jul 10, 2300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (ARCI no./power); Logs due: Jul 24.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Jul 11, 0000z to Jul 11, 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: Jul 13.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jul 11, 0000z to Jul 11, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 13.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 11, 1300z to Jul 11, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 14.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jul 11, 1630z to Jul 11, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 15.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 11, 1900z to Jul 11, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 14.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jul 12, 0100z to Jul 12, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jul 13.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 12, 0300z to Jul 12, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 14.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jul 12, 1700z to Jul 12, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 19.

Phone Weekly Test, Jul 13, 0230z to Jul 13, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jul 15.

A1Club AWT, Jul 13, 1200z to Jul 13, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Jul 18.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 13, 1300z to Jul 13, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 16.

Mini-Test 40, Jul 13, 1700z to Jul 13, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 15.

Mini-Test 80, Jul 13, 1800z to Jul 13, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 15.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB, Jul 13, 1900z to Jul 13, 2030z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 14.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 13, 1900z to Jul 13, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 16.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 14, 0300z to Jul 14, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 16.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 14, 0700z to Jul 14, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 16.

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

EACW Meeting, Jul 14, 1900z to Jul 14, 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: Jul 16.

QRP Fox Hunt, Jul 15, 0100z to Jul 15, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jul 16.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jul 15, 0145z to Jul 15, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 17.

NCCC Sprint, Jul 15, 0230z to Jul 15, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 17.

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

Russian Radio Team Championship, Jul 16, 0700z to Jul 16, 1459z; CW, SSB; Bands: 40, 20, 15, 10; RRTC: RS(T) + 3-character code, Non-RRTC: RS(T) + ITU Zone No.; Logs due: Jul 16.

Trans-Tasman Low-Bands Challenge, Jul 16, 0800z to Jul 16, 1400z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40; RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 23.

IARU Region 1 70 MHz Contest, Jul 16, 1400z to Jul 17, 1400z; CW, SSB; Bands: 70 MHz; RS(T) + QSO No. + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 25.

North American QSO Party, RTTY, Jul 16, 1800z to Jul 17, 0559z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jul 24.

RSGB International Low Power Contest, Jul 17, 0900z to Jul 17, 1600z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + Serial No. + Power; Logs due: Jul 22.

CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush, Jul 17, 2000z to Jul 17, 2159z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 16.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Jul 17, 2300z to Jul 18, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Jul 24.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jul 18, 0000z to Jul 18, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 20.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 18, 1300z to Jul 18, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 21.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jul 18, 1630z to Jul 18, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 22.

RSGB FT4 Contest, Jul 18, 1900z to Jul 18, 2030z; FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 19.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 18, 1900z to Jul 18, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 21.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jul 19, 0100z to Jul 19, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jul 20.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 19, 0300z to Jul 19, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 21.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jul 19, 1700z to Jul 19, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 26.

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

A1Club AWT, Jul 20, 1200z to Jul 20, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Jul 25.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 20, 1300z to Jul 20, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 23.

Mini-Test 40, Jul 20, 1700z to Jul 20, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 22.

Mini-Test 80, Jul 20, 1800z to Jul 20, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 22.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 20, 1900z to Jul 20, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 23.

VHF+ CONTESTS

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Jul 13, 1700z to Jul 13, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 432 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 18.

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest, Jul 16, 1800z to Jul 17, 2100z; Any; Bands: 6, 2; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 27.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Jul 20, 1700z to Jul 20, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 25.

See also: SKCC Sprint EuropeSKCC Weekend SprintathonWorldwide Sideband Activity Contest,

Log Due Dates

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