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ARRL Contest Update

August 31, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

Upcoming State QSO Parties

For state QSO party enthusiasts, there are 3 opportunities to participate in the coming weeks: the Colorado QSO Party begins on September 3 at 1300 UTC, and concludes on September 4 at 0400 UTC; the Tennessee QSO Party begins on September 4 at 1800 UTC, and concludes on September 5 at 0300 UTC; and the Alabama QSO Party begins on September 10 at 1500 UTC, and concludes on September 11 at 0300 UTC. More information and rules for each event can be found at their respective web sites, or in the “Contests” section below.


North American Sprint, CW

The North American Sprint is a short, but intense competition that challenges the best operators, while allowing others to sharpen their skills. This 4-hour contest on the 80, 40, and 20-meter bands always keeps participants on their toes. Single Operator is the only entry category, but individual participants can combine their scores up to five operators to create a team score. The sprint is held on September 11 from 0000 UTC to 0400 UTC. Complete rules are available at https://ncjweb.com/Sprint-Rules.pdf.


ARRL September VHF Contest

Of note for VHF contesters is, the 2022 ARRL September VHF Contest, which begins on September 10 at 1800 UTC, and concludes on September 12 at 0259 UTC. The new Analog Only categories that were introduced for Single Operator participants in June will continue with this event, so there are plenty of ways to participate, no matter which modes (CW, SSB, or digital) you choose to operate. Operation is allowed on any amateur frequency from 50 MHz to light. Complete rules are available at www.arrl.org/september-vhf.

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Bulletins

Participants in the 2022 IARU HF World Championship should check the Logs Received Page (contests.arrl.org/logsreceived.php) to make sure their call signs appear on the list. A computer system error occurred for several hours on Sunday, July 10, that caused submitted logs to not be saved, even though confirmation emails were sent to participants.

If you submitted a log and it doesn’t appear on the Logs Received Page (be sure to select IARU HF World Championship from the dropdown menu), please contact the ARRL Contest Program at contests@arrl.org to ensure that your log will be included in the results.

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Contest Summary

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

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News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

WSJT-X Release Candidate 2.6.0-rc3 Announced

The WSJT-X Development Team recently announced that Release Candidate WSJT-X 2.6.0-rc3 is ready for download by beta testers. A list of changes from previous releases can be found in the release notes, at www.physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/k1jt/Release_Notes.txt.

Links for downloading WSJT-X 2.6.0-rc3 can be found on the WSJT-X home page at www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html. Scroll down to find “Candidate release: WSJT-X 2.6.0-rc3″.

Beta Testers should report their experiences with the new features, successful or otherwise, on one of the relevant WSJT forums. Bugs should be reported by following instructions found the User’s Guide at www.physics.princeton.edu//pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main-2.6.0-rc3.html#_bug_reports.

– Thanks to Joe Taylor, K1JT

Results and Records

2022 DX SSB Results Now Available

The 2022 ARRL International DX Contest – SSB results have been released and are available at contests.arrl.org. The full results article by Chris Tate, N6WM; line scores; soapbox comments, and photos are available on the website. Downloadable certificates are available by clicking on the Certificates tab at the top of the web page.


Georgia QSO Party Results Released

Georgia QSO Party (GQP) Director, Jeff Clarke, KU8E, has announced that the 2022 results have been published on the GQP web page at gaqsoparty.com/ResultsPage.html. Jeff would like to thank everyone who participated this year, and he hopes to hear you all on the air in 2023.


2022 ARRL 222 and Up Distance Contest Raw Scores Posted

The raw scores for the 2022 ARRL 222 and Up Distance Contest are available at contests.arrl.org. Event participants should check to make sure that their entry category is correct. If there are any corrections that need to be made, please contact the ARRL Contest Program, 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

September 1, 2022 – September 14, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 1, 0300z to Sep 1, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 3.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 1, 0700z to Sep 1, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 3.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest, Sep 1, 1700z to Sep 1, 2100z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 15.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 1, 1700z to Sep 1, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 8.

SKCC Sprint Europe, Sep 1, 1900z to Sep 1, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Sep 8.

G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest, Sep 1, 2300z to Sep 3, 2300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + name + FISTS No., non-FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + name + power; Logs due: Sep 17.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Sep 2, 0145z to Sep 2, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 4.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Sep 2, 0230z to Sep 2, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 4.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 2, 2000z to Sep 2, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 4.

All Asian DX Contest, Phone, Sep 3, 0000z to Sep 4, 2359z; Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + 2-digit age; Logs due: Oct 5.

Russian RTTY WW Contest, Sep 3, 0000z to Sep 3, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RU: RST + 2-letter oblast, non-RU: RST + CQ Zone; Logs due: Sep 13.

CWOps CW Open, Sep 3, 0000z to Sep 3, 0359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. + Name; Logs due: Sep 18.

Wake-Up! QRP Sprint, Sep 3, 0600z to Sep 3, 0800z; CW; Bands: 40, 20; RST + Serial No. + suffix of previous QSO (“QRP” for 1st QSO); Logs due: Sep 10.

SARL Field Day Contest, Sep 3, 0800z to Sep 4, 1000z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + Number of transmitters + Category (see rules) + Province (or “DX”); Logs due: Sep 9.

CWOps CW Open, Sep 3, 1200z to Sep 3, 1559z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. + Name; Logs due: Sep 18.

Colorado QSO Party, Sep 3, 1300z to Sep 4, 0400z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: All, except WARC; CO: Name + county, W/VE: Name + (state/province), DX: Name + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Oct 8.

IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB, Sep 3, 1300z to Sep 4, 1259z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 11.

RSGB SSB Field Day, Sep 3, 1300z to Sep 4, 1300z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 9.

AGCW Straight Key Party, Sep 3, 1300z to Sep 3, 1600z; CW; Bands: 40; AGCW: RST + Serial No. + “/” + Class + “/” + Name + “/” + Age; Logs due: Sep 30.

PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint, Sep 3, 2000z to Sep 4, 2000z; PSK31; Bands: 80; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 11.

CWOps CW Open, Sep 3, 2000z to Sep 3, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. + Name; Logs due: Sep 18.

Tennessee QSO Party, Sep 4, 1800z to Sep 5, 0300z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: All, except WARC; TN: RS(T) + county, non-TN: RS(T) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 5.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 5, 0000z to Sep 5, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 7.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 5, 1300z to Sep 5, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 8.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Sep 5, 1630z to Sep 5, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 9.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB, Sep 5, 1900z to Sep 5, 2030z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 8.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 5, 1900z to Sep 5, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 8.

MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint, Sep 5, 2300z to Sep 6, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + (member no./power output); Logs due: Sep 19.

ARS Spartan Sprint, Sep 6, 0100z to Sep 6, 0300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Sep 8.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Sep 6, 0100z to Sep 6, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Sep 7.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 6, 0300z to Sep 6, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 8.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 6, 1700z to Sep 6, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 13.

Phone Weekly Test, Sep 7, 0230z to Sep 7, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Sep 9.

A1Club AWT, Sep 7, 1200z to Sep 7, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Sep 12.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 7, 1300z to Sep 7, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 10.

Mini-Test 40, Sep 7, 1700z to Sep 7, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 9.

Mini-Test 80, Sep 7, 1800z to Sep 7, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 9.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 7, 1900z to Sep 7, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 10.

UKEICC 80m Contest, Sep 7, 2000z to Sep 7, 2100z; SSB; Bands: 80; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: Sep 7.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Sep 8, 0000z to Sep 9, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Sep 15.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 8, 0300z to Sep 8, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 10.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 8, 0700z to Sep 8, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 10.

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

EACW Meeting, Sep 8, 1900z to Sep 8, 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: Sep 10.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Sep 9, 0145z to Sep 9, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 11.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Sep 9, 0230z to Sep 9, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 11.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 9, 2000z to Sep 9, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 11.

WAE DX Contest, SSB, Sep 10, 0000z to Sep 11, 2359z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 19.

FOC QSO Party, Sep 10, 0000z to Sep 10, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, VHF; FOC-Member: RST + Name + Member No., non-Members: RST + Name; Logs due: Sep 17.

YB7-DX Contest, Sep 10, 0900z to Sep 11, 1400z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 18.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Sep 10, 1200z to Sep 11, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Sep 18.

Ohio State Parks on the Air, Sep 10, 1400z to Sep 10, 2200z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; OH Park: park abbreviation, OH: “Ohio”, W/VE: (state/province), DX: “DX”; Logs due: Sep 24.

Alabama QSO Party, Sep 10, 1500z to Sep 11, 0300z; CW, Phone; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; AL: RS(T) + County, non-AL: RS(T) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 10.

Russian Cup Digital Contest, Sep 10, 1500z to Sep 11, 0959z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. + 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 21.

North American Sprint, CW, Sep 11, 0000z to Sep 11, 0400z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name] + [your state/province/country]; Logs due: Sep 18.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Sep 12, 0000z to Sep 12, 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: Sep 14.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 12, 0000z to Sep 12, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 14.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 12, 1300z to Sep 12, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 15.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Sep 12, 1630z to Sep 12, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 16.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 12, 1900z to Sep 12, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 15.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Sep 13, 0100z to Sep 13, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Sep 14.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 13, 0300z to Sep 13, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 15.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 13, 1700z to Sep 13, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 20.

Phone Weekly Test, Sep 14, 0230z to Sep 14, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Sep 16.

A1Club AWT, Sep 14, 1200z to Sep 14, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Sep 19.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 14, 1300z to Sep 14, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 17.

Mini-Test 40, Sep 14, 1700z to Sep 14, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 16.

Mini-Test 80, Sep 14, 1800z to Sep 14, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 16.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, CW, Sep 14, 1900z to Sep 14, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 17.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 14, 1900z to Sep 14, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 17.

VHF+ CONTESTS

IARU Region 1 145 MHz Contest, Sep 3, 1400z to Sep 4, 1400z; All; Bands: 145 MHz; RS(T) + QSO No. + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 12.

WAB 144 MHz QRO Phone, Sep 4, 1000z to Sep 4, 1400z; SSB; Bands: 2; British Isles: RS + serial no. + WAB square, Other: RS + serial no. + country; Logs due: Sep 14.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Sep 7, 1700z to Sep 7, 2100z; FT8; Bands: 144 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 12.

ARRL September VHF Contest, Sep 10, 1800z to Sep 12, 0300z; All; Bands: 50 MHz and up; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 22.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Sep 14, 1700z to Sep 14, 2100z; FT8; Bands: 432 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 19.

See also: Colorado QSO PartyTennessee QSO PartyMI QRP Labor Day CW SprintWorldwide Sideband Activity ContestFOC QSO PartySKCC Weekend Sprintathon.

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