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The ARRL Contest Update

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Here’s the latest Amateur Radio Contest News compiled by HQ ARRL and W1AW.

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

Accessed on 14 September 2022, 1400 UTC.

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ARRL Contest Update

September 14, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

Upcoming State QSO Parties

If you’re a state QSO party participant, there are plenty of opportunities to operate over the next couple of weeks. The following contests are happening during the weekend of September 17 – 18: the Texas QSO Party, the Iowa QSO Party, the New Hampshire QSO Party, and the New Jersey QSO Party. The Maine QSO Party takes place on the following weekend, September 24 – 25.

For more information, visit the contest sponsors’ websites or check the Contests section in this newsletter.


ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest

The second weekend of the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest begins on Saturday, September 17 at 0600 local time and concludes on Sunday, September 18 at 2359 local time. Participants that also operated during the first weekend of the event are reminded that logs for both weekends must be submitted as one complete log. Logs must be submitted to contests.arrl.org/arrl10gscoresubmission.php by October 18.


CQ World Wide DX Contest, RTTY

One of the largest RTTY operating events of the year, the CQ World Wide DX Contest, RTTY begins on Saturday, September 24 at 0000 UTC, and concludes on Sunday, September 25, at 2359 UTC.


North American Sprint, RTTY

For RTTY operators who prefer a shorter, faster paced contest, the North American Sprint, RTTY occurs on Saturday, September 18, from 0000 – 0400 UTC. Teams of up to five members can combine their separate single operator scores into a team score. Teams must be registered prior to the event at ncjweb.com/north-american-sprint/.

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Bulletins

Pete Smith, N4ZR, is looking for call sign updates to include in the latest update of the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) pattern file that will be released ahead of the fall contest season. Pete encourages anyone who wants their updated call signs to be included in the October 1 release to email him at pete.n4zr@gmail.com before September 25.

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Contest Summary

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

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Results and Records

2022 World Wide Digi DX Contest

The raw scores for the 2022 World Wide Digi DX Contest are available at https://ww-digi.com/raw.htm. The raw scores are based on logs received as of 0400 UTC Saturday, September 3. Contest Director Ed Muns, W0YK, reports that over 1,800 logs have been received for this year’s event, which is the highest number of logs received in the 4 years the contest has been running.


2022 JIDX CW Contest

The Japan International DX (JIDX) Contest Chairman, Tack Kumagai, JE1CKA, reports that the results for the 2022 JIDX CW Contest are available at jidx.org/2022cw.html. He also would like to remind participants that the JIDX Phone Contest will be held November 12 and 13. For contest rules, visit jidx.org/jidxrule-e.html.

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 15, 2022 – September 28, 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

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

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 15, 0300z to Sep 15, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 17.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 15, 0700z to Sep 15, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 17.

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

BCC QSO Party, Sep 15, 1800z to Sep 15, 1959z; CW, SSB, RTTY; Bands: 80; RS(T) + T-shirt size (see rules); Logs due: Sep 15.

NTC QSO Party, Sep 15, 1900z to Sep 15, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Sep 18.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Sep 16, 0145z to Sep 16, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 18.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Sep 16, 0230z to Sep 16, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 18.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 16, 2000z to Sep 16, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 18.

AGB NEMIGA Contest, Sep 16, 2100z to Sep 16, 2359z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 80; AGB Member: RST + QSO No. + Member No., non-Member: RST + QSO No.; Logs due: Oct 16.

Texas QSO Party, Sep 17, 1400z to Sep 18, 2000z; All; Bands: All, except WARC; TX: RS(T) + County, non-TX: RS(T) + (state/province/country/MM region); Logs due: Sep 25.

Iowa QSO Party, Sep 17, 1400z to Sep 18, 0200z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: All, except WARC and 60m; IA: RS(T) + County, non-IA: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 18.

QRP Afield, Sep 17, 1500z to Sep 17, 2100z; All; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + (state/province/country) + (power or NE QRP No.); Logs due: Oct 18.

New Hampshire QSO Party, Sep 17, 1600z to Sep 18, 2200z; CW/Digital, Phone; Bands: All, except WARC; NH: RS(T) + county, non-NH W/VE: RS(T) + (state/province), DX: RS(T) + “DX”; Logs due: Oct 31.

New Jersey QSO Party, Sep 17, 1600z to Sep 18, 0359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; NJ: RS(T) + county, non-NJ: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 1.

Washington State Salmon Run, Sep 17, 1600z to Sep 18, 2359z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; WA: RS(T) + County, non-WA: RS(T) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 2.

Wisconsin Parks on the Air, Sep 17, 1600z to Sep 17, 2300z; CW, SSB, FM; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2; WI Park: park abbreviation, Non-Park: (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 30.

Feld Hell Sprint, Sep 17, 1800z to Sep 17, 1959z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Sep 21.

North American Sprint, RTTY, Sep 18, 0000z to Sep 18, 0400z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name] + [your state/DC/province/country]; Logs due: Sep 25.

BARTG Sprint PSK63 Contest, Sep 18, 1700z to Sep 18, 2059z; PSK63; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 25.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Sep 18, 2300z to Sep 19, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Sep 25.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 19, 0000z to Sep 19, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 21.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 19, 1300z to Sep 19, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 22.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Sep 19, 1630z to Sep 19, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 23.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 19, 1900z to Sep 19, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 22.

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

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 20, 0300z to Sep 20, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 22.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 20, 1700z to Sep 20, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 27.

Phone Weekly Test, Sep 21, 0230z to Sep 21, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Sep 23.

A1Club AWT, Sep 21, 1200z to Sep 21, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Sep 26.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 21, 1300z to Sep 21, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 24.

Mini-Test 40, Sep 21, 1700z to Sep 21, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 23.

Mini-Test 80, Sep 21, 1800z to Sep 21, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 23.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 21, 1900z to Sep 21, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 24.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Sep 22, 0000z to Sep 23, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Sep 29.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 22, 0300z to Sep 22, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 24.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 22, 0700z to Sep 22, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 24.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 22, 1700z to Sep 22, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 29.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, Data, Sep 22, 1900z to Sep 22, 2030z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 25.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Sep 23, 0145z to Sep 23, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 25.

NCCC Sprint Ladder, Sep 23, 0230z to Sep 23, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Sep 25.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 23, 2000z to Sep 23, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 25.

CQ World Wide DX Contest, RTTY, Sep 24, 0000z to Sep 25, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; 48 States/Canada: RST + CQ Zone + (state/VE area), All Others: RST + CQ Zone; Logs due: Sep 30.

Maine QSO Party, Sep 24, 1200z to Sep 25, 1200z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; ME: RS(T) + county, non-ME: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 15.

Masonic Lodges on the Air, Sep 24, 1400z to Sep 24, 2200z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Lodge: Lodge Name + Lodge No. + Jurisdiction, non-Lodge: (State/Province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 8.

AWA Amplitude Modulation QSO Party, Sep 24, 2200z to Sep 25, 2200z; AM; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20; Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 23.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Sep 26, 0000z to Sep 26, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 28.

QCX Challenge, Sep 26, 1300z to Sep 26, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Oct 2.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 26, 1300z to Sep 26, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 29.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Sep 26, 1630z to Sep 26, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 30.

QCX Challenge, Sep 26, 1900z to Sep 26, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Oct 2.

RSGB FT4 Contest, Sep 26, 1900z to Sep 26, 2030z; FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 27.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 26, 1900z to Sep 26, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 29.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Sep 27, 0100z to Sep 27, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Sep 28.

QCX Challenge, Sep 27, 0300z to Sep 27, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Oct 2.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Sep 27, 0300z to Sep 27, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 29.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Sep 27, 1700z to Sep 27, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Oct 4.

SKCC Sprint, Sep 28, 0000z to Sep 28, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Sep 30.

Phone Weekly Test, Sep 28, 0230z to Sep 28, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Sep 30.

A1Club AWT, Sep 28, 1200z to Sep 28, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Oct 3.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 28, 1300z to Sep 28, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 1.

Mini-Test 40, Sep 28, 1700z to Sep 28, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 30.

Mini-Test 80, Sep 28, 1800z to Sep 28, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 30.

CWops Test (CWT), Sep 28, 1900z to Sep 28, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 1.

UKEICC 80m Contest, Sep 28, 2000z to Sep 28, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: Sep 28.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL EME Contest, Sep 17, 0000z to Sep 18, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 50 MHz and up; Signal report; Logs due: Dec 13.

SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest, Sep 17, 0300z to Sep 18, 0900z; Digital; Bands: 50 MHz, 70 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz, 1296 MHz; RST + 6-character grid locator; Logs due: Sep 25.

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, Sep 17, 0600z to Sep 18, 2359z; Any; Bands: 10 GHz to light; 6-Character Maidenhead Locator; Logs due: Oct 18.

144 MHz Fall Sprint, Sep 19, 1900z to Sep 19, 2300z; CW.Ph/Dig; Bands: 144 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Oct 3.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Sep 21, 1700z to Sep 21, 2100z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 26.

AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, Sep 24, 1400z to Sep 24, 1800z; CW; Bands: 144 MHz, 432 MHz; RST + “/” + Serial No. + “/” Power class + “/” + 6-character grid locator; Logs due: Oct 2.

UBA ON Contest, 6m, Sep 25, 0700z to Sep 25, 1000z; CW, Phone; Bands: 50 MHz; ON: RS(T) + Serial No. + ON Section, non-ON: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 2.

222 MHz Fall Sprint, Sep 27, 1900z to Sep 27, 2300z; CW/Ph/Dig; Bands: 222 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Oct 11.

Log Due Dates

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