The ARRL Contest Update

Here is the latest Amateur Radio Contest News compiled by HQ ARRL.

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November 23, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

 

 

In this Issue:
Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

The CQ WW CW Contest is the focus of the November 26 – 27 weekend. Hundreds of operators will be traveling in the days before and after this contest to get to far-away places to hand out rare multipliers. A contact can count for both a CQ zone and a country multiplier. Wonder if Antarctica will be on? The CQ Amateur Radio website says, “Stations KC4AAA and KC4USN are at the South Pole and will count for any one of the listed zones.”

If you have 160-meter capability, December 3 – 4 is a good time to use it, during the ARRL 160-Meter Contest. This is a CW-only contest. “W/VE stations may contact any other station. DX stations may only contact W/VE stations. Stations located in overseas and non-contiguous US territories count only as ARRL Sections and may be contacted by DX stations.” Multipliers for US/VE stations are DX entities, plus US/RAC Sections. The ARRL 160-Meter Contest rules spell out all of the details.

 

Contest Summary

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

November 24 – December 7, 2022

November 24

November 25

November 26

November 28

November 29

November 30

December 1

December 2

December 3

December 5

December 6

December 7

News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

Ellen White, W1YL, ex W1YYM, passed away on November 5. Her life’s accomplishments were numerous. She spent 25 years on the ARRL Headquarters staff, she played an instrumental role in the creation of a number of contesting clubs, and was a foundational member of the Florida Contest Group. The 2015 May/June issue of NCJ featured “A Conversation with Ellen White, W1YL,” which illustrates the influence that she has had on contesting. Chris Plumblee, W4WF, posted a detailed message describing some of the events in Ellen’s contesting life, including the formation of the precursor to the Yankee Clipper Contest Club.

 

Ellen White, W1YL (ex W1YYM) buried under the received logs in the era of paper logs for ARRL Sweepstakes.

 

Here’s an excerpt from The ARRL Letter, February 17, 2022: “New rules go into effect in June [2022] for all ARRL HF contests. Starting with the ARRL International Digital Contest, the use of online and other non-amateur radio platforms including — but not limited to — social media, live video streaming, and internet chat rooms will be permitted in all categories that allow assistance (Unlimited). In all Unlimited and Multioperator categories, the prohibitions against self-spotting and asking another station to spot you will also be removed.” (Dick Swanson, K7BTW)

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) announced the creation of two new scholarships of $2,500 each, for students who “demonstrate active on-the-air operation, including entering contests or achieving awards such as DXCC or WAS.” These will be administered through the ARRL Foundation, and eligibility is not subject to student nationality, place of residence, location of the institution, or intended field of study. The application deadline is January 4, 2023, 1700 UTC. For more information see the ARRL Foundation scholarships website.

There are a few reports of at least one version of N1MM Logger+ not being able to generate an ARRL Sweepstakes log file appropriate for uploading to the website. The issue appears as a missing space between the sent exchange and the worked call sign. According to Tom Wagner, N1MM, the issue can be remedied by editing the sent exchange in the contest setup (see the link above for details). The deadline for ARRL November SSB Sweepstakes log submissions is November 28.

Raspberry Pi computers are used in an ever-increasing number of ham-oriented applications, especially related to station automation. Their availability during the pandemic has been problematic. Websites have sprung up to match buyers and sellers, two examples of which are rpilocator and NowInStock. Another option could be to use the same (or similar) hardware, but packaged for alternate purposes. OnLogic has a rugged CM4-based model that “uses industrial, fully standardized components with longer lifecycles and better thermal management.” This might be a choice for some applications where price isn’t the primary driver.

Oh, those kids! You know, the adolescents and young adults that practice unsafe listening practices? They may be facing hearing loss in their aging future, according to a recently published study. Study participants aged 12 to 34 had unsafe habits that included use of personal listening devices and attending loud entertainment venues. Listening to 160 meters during summertime conditions was not included.

Word to the Wise

This one was suggested by Ward Silver, N0AX: Dumbfungled — An old Scottish word that means physically or mentally worn out. “May be appropriate after a contest.”

Sights and Sounds

Tim Duffy, K3LR, and DX Engineering, a supplier and supporter of DXpeditions around the world, provided a directional noise finder to locate power line noise sources to the utility in Palau. Gary Shirk, T88SS, facilitated the interaction. [Photo: Rob Fanfant, N7QT]

 

Steve Babcock, VE6WZ, constructed some very small signal sources that he can lift under his Mavic Mini drone. He uses these to field test the performance of some of his 160-meter receive antennas. His YouTube video shows how he built them and how they’re used.

Results and Records

Kirk Pickering, K4RO, notes that the 2022 July/August NAQP results are available on the NCJ website:

The 2023 January/February series kicks off with the NAQP CW on January 14.

The results for the 2022 ARRL Field Day are on the Field Day results page. They’re also in the 2022 December issue of QST.

Bill Clark, K6WSC, Chairman of the Arizona QSO Party, announced the results of the 2022 event. Participants can print their own certificates, and those who made contacts with the K7A bonus station can print a special certificate. The 2023 event will be held October 14 (1500Z) to October 15 (0500Z).

Operating Tip

Sometimes Spots Are…Not

We’ve all grown used to technology mostly working, so when it doesn’t, it can sometimes be surprising. Drew Vonada-Smith, K3PA, noticed that there were a number of nonsensical call signs being spotted by the Reverse Beacon Network in the RTTY sub-bands. His conclusion: “When you see unlikely calls spotted in RTTY sub-bands, and the calls have lots of dots in them, it’s a busted spot due to RTTY.” (K3PA via RBN-ops mailing list).

Technical Topics and Discussion

Don Kirk, WD8DSB, found a new RFI source on 160 meters and tracked it to a location 1.1 miles from his house. The culprit? A variable speed drive running a large blower to inflate a balloon at a museum. You can read the story in this post to the RFI mailing list, and view a short YouTube video about the signal. Don uses a PC-based SDR and handheld directional antennas to locate sources in the field.

While trying to bring a high voltage power supply back from multiple years of disuse, I was looking for a variable transformer. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that brand new ones are available, and some even come with LCD Displays.

For those trying to use N1MM Logger+ and other Microsoft Windows software under the Parallels environment on a M1 MacBook, things may have recently gotten a little easier. Ron Bolton, WU4G, reported to the N1MM Logger+ group that www.eterlogic.com has a virtual serial port emulator (VSPE) available in beta that works with this configuration.

 

Elektor magazine featured an article on switching inductive loads during zero-current periods of the ac cycle. By electronically switching at the time of zero current, instead of using mechanical contacts, arcing can be avoided. This concept is useful when switching power transformers, for example. If you want to experiment with circuits like this, make sure you do so safely, by carefully using an isolation transformer.

 

The LM78XX series of linear voltage regulators has been around for decades. Chances are some equipment you have uses these. Electronics in general have gotten smaller since those were developed, and entire dc-dc converters can now fit in the same footprint as the older analog parts. Because they’re miniature switched-mode power supplies, they’re much more efficient, but measures must be taken to control for EMI with filtering capacitors and inductors. CUI Inc. makes an example of these with their VX78-500 series.

Antuino is a “compact radio lab for antennas and radio circuits” brought to you by the same people behind the BITX transceivers. It can perform many of the functions of an antenna analyzer, but with two ports, and can measure the response of devices or circuits under test at various frequencies to 150 MHz. It’s based on an Arduino CPU, and the software is open-source.

Conversation

Caution! Human Contesting!

If you’ve been in any phone contest, you’ve likely heard a station provide their exchange starting with “please copy,” “copy,” “my exchange for you,” or other words that aren’t strictly part of the exchange. Because it’s not a necessary part of the exchange, some operators on the receiving end of a PC (please copy) exchange vehemently want to stamp it out, eliminate it, remove it, unhear it. Some even claim they’ll not work anyone using PC exchanges.

I have a confession to make – I don’t particularly enjoy the verbal empty calories of PC exchanges either.

But after having lent my ears to a full weekend of ARRL November Phone Sweepstakes, I am not here to bury the exchange, but to praise it. I would estimate that more than 80% of the exchanges I received had some variation of the PC message. I would rather have those contacts in the log than not at all.

While running, I was glad to help some new operators through the exchange when they called. They were brave enough to try a contest with a difficult exchange — something that’s daunting even for some QCWA-qualifying amateurs. Could there be a stronger signal of contester tendencies? If these newbies had a pleasant experience, maybe they’ll be in the contest again next year. While searching and pouncing, I found a number of M category stations, where the aurally young operator was being coached by someone in the background. Occasionally, I heard the PC phrase being used. It’s on the control operator coach to provide the right guidance, but also consider that they had somehow convinced that person to be in the seat giving out bits of information to strangers. I think I can overlook a few PC words, and hearing young operators was heartwarming.

It’s amateur radio, not professional radiosport. We’re supposed to be having fun contesting, and different operators have different goals. Some want high rates, some just want to get a clean sweep, and some want to hand out a few contacts from a rare Section. If more operators also means more PC language, I’ll take it.

In my view, a win is to make a lot of contacts, to improve your contesting skills, to distill the exchanges down to just the necessary syllables over time, and to have fun doing it year after year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

That’s all for this time. Remember to send stuffing recipies, alternative uses for leftover turkey, 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, Brian, N9ADG

Contests

November 24 – December 7, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 24, 0300z to Nov 24, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 26.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 24, 0700z to Nov 24, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 26.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Nov 24, 1700z to Nov 24, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Dec 1.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, CW , Nov 24, 2000z to Nov 24, 2130z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 27.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Nov 25, 0145z to Nov 25, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Nov 27.

QRP Fox Hunt , Nov 25, 0200z to Nov 25, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Nov 26.

NCCC Sprint , Nov 25, 0230z to Nov 25, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Nov 27.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Nov 25, 2000z to Nov 25, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 27.

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW , Nov 26, 0000z to Nov 27, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + CQ Zone No.; Logs due: Dec 2.

Ham Spirit Contest, SSB , Nov 26, 0600z to Nov 27, 0559z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + ITU Zone No. + 2-character grid field; Logs due: Dec 4.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Nov 28, 0000z to Nov 28, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 30.

QCX Challenge , Nov 28, 1300z to Nov 28, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Dec 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 28, 1300z to Nov 28, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Dec 1.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Nov 28, 1630z to Nov 28, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 2.

QCX Challenge , Nov 28, 1900z to Nov 28, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Dec 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 28, 1900z to Nov 28, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 30.

RSGB FT4 Contest , Nov 28, 2000z to Nov 28, 2130z; FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20; 4-character grid square + signal report; Logs due: Nov 29.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Nov 29, 0100z to Nov 29, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Nov 30.

QCX Challenge , Nov 29, 0300z to Nov 29, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Dec 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 29, 0300z to Nov 29, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 30.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Nov 29, 1700z to Nov 29, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Dec 6.

QRP Fox Hunt , Nov 30, 0200z to Nov 30, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Dec 1.

Phone Weekly Test , Nov 30, 0230z to Nov 30, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Dec 2.

A1Club AWT , Nov 30, 1200z to Nov 30, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Dec 5.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 30, 1300z to Nov 30, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Dec 3.

Mini-Test 40 , Nov 30, 1700z to Nov 30, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 2.

Mini-Test 80 , Nov 30, 1800z to Nov 30, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 2.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 30, 1900z to Nov 30, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Dec 3.

UKEICC 80m Contest , Nov 30, 2000z to Nov 30, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: Nov 30.

QRP ARCI Topband Sprint , Dec 1, 0000z to Dec 1, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160; ARCI: RST + (state/province/country) + ARCI No., non-ARCI: RST + (state/province/country) + power out; Logs due: Dec 18.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest , Dec 1, 0000z to Dec 2, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Dec 8.

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

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

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

NRAU 10m Activity Contest , Dec 1, 1800z to Dec 1, 2200z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Dec 15.

SKCC Sprint Europe , Dec 1, 2000z to Dec 1, 2200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Dec 8.

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

QRP Fox Hunt , Dec 2, 0200z to Dec 2, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Dec 3.

NCCC Sprint , Dec 2, 0230z to Dec 2, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Dec 4.

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

ARRL 160-Meter Contest , Dec 2, 2200z to Dec 4, 1600z; CW; Bands: 160; W/VE: RST + ARRL/RAC Section, DX: RST; Logs due: Dec 11.

UFT Meeting , Dec 3, 0500z to Dec 4, 1000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”; Logs due: Dec 15.

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

PRO CW Contest , Dec 3, 1200z to Dec 4, 1159z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; CW Club Member: RST + Serial No. + “/M”, non-Members: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 11.

INORC Contest , Dec 3, 1400z to Dec 4, 1359z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Naval: RST + Club + Member No., Independent: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 19.

FT Roundup , Dec 3, 1800z to Dec 4, 2359z; FT8/FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; W (except KH6/KL7): RST + state, VE: RST + province/territory, non-W/VE: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec 11.

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

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

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

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

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

ARS Spartan Sprint , Dec 6, 0200z to Dec 6, 0400z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Dec 8.

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

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

QRP Fox Hunt , Dec 7, 0200z to Dec 7, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Dec 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

VHF+ CONTESTS

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

Log Due Dates

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

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 09 November 2022, 1548 UTC.

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Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

 

 

In this Issue:
Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

Three words: ARRL Phone Sweepstakes! With recent conditions, 20 meters may not need to be the slugfest it sometimes can be in this domestic contest, as stations will be able to spread out. Remember, you can work a station once per contest.

For a bit of a warm-up, give the JIDX SSB phone contest a try — the exchange is your RST and CQ zone. The only contacts that count for points are between JA and non-JA operators. If you’re going to try for the highest points-per-Q band, make sure you’re aware of the JA 160-meter phone bands.

Contest Summary

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

November 10, 2022 – November 23, 2022

November 10

November 11

November 12

November 13

November 14

November 15

November 16

November 17

November 18

November 19

November 20

November 21

November 22

November 23

News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

Users of the VE7CC packet cluster noticed that on Saturday they were temporarily being connected to AE5E’s packet cluster instead. British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest experienced a wind storm that disrupted commercial power over a wide swath, and VE7CC.CC was one of the casualties. The VE7CC server’s DNS fails over to AE5E’s node. Ron Stordahl, AE5E, noted in an email on Saturday that at one point, over 1,700 users were connected to his node. After 19 hours, VE7CC’s power returned. New connections are once again being served by VE7CC.CC.

Bruce Draper, AA5B, recently passed away. Bruce was a past editor of NCJ, as well as a past editor of the Convention and Hamfest Calendar in QST. Ray Sokola, K9RS, noted, “Over the years, Bruce distinguished himself as both a single operator and multi-op contester. I was privileged to be part of many multi-op teams with him and appreciate those memories. He was a great teammate, and I will miss him.”

QO-100 is an amateur satellite in geosynchronous orbit over Africa. Its footprint doesn’t include North America…or does it? A recent AMSAT-UK article speculates that it may be possible for a station on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, to successfully communicate through it. To spur attempts, AMSAT-UK and the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) are sponsoring the QO-100 Challenge for North America, with trophies awarded to the first station that:

  • Completes the first two-way contact via the QO-100 narrow-band transponder when operating from Newfoundland
  • Completes more than 100 two-way contacts via the QO-100 narrow-band transponder when operating from Newfoundland
  • Completes the first two-way DATV contacts via the QO-100 wide-band transponder when operating from Newfoundland

Subsequent operations from Newfoundland will also be eligible to apply for a special certificate, according to the article.

Rob Fanfant, N7QT, currently on a DXpedition in Palau (T8), points out: “When using FT8 to call a station in Fox/Hound mode, make sure you’re picking a transmit tone that’s at least 1100 Hz. In Fox/Hound mode, the Fox will only respond to stations above 1000 Hz. If you call too close to 1000 Hz using radios that are slightly off, the Fox may not hear you.”

The third annual TRX Tower Rodeo Challenge on December 2 – 3, 2022, features seven two-person crews assembled from different sectors of the professional tower-climbing industry, including communications workers, utility workers, and first responders. The competition includes challenges that go beyond mere towers. This year there will be situations involving rooftops and building edges, mobile elevated platforms, and sponsor-promised surprises. Spectator interest has grown with each event, so this year the competition will be live-streamed on YouTube. Last year’s competition is also available for viewing.

Word to the Wise

Cut Number — Letter abbreviations for Morse numerals, such as N for 9 A for 1, T for zero, and so forth.

Sights and Sounds

K3LR may have done it again! This team achieved the #1 multi-multi USA claimed score in the 2022 CQWW Phone Contest. This year marks the “diamond” 30th anniversary of multi-multi operations from K3LR.

Michael Walker, VA3MW, opining on 10 meters when it’s open: “If you haven’t ever been through a solar cycle peak, you are going to be in for a nice ride. You can work the world on 10 W and a dipole. Even today signals are over S9. These are not the days for FT8. These are the days to drag out the microphone. You can even cut down an old CB beam and work anyone QRP. Get on and make some noise!”

Weinermobile® On The Air (WOTA)? Ward Silver, N0AX, past editor of the Contest Update (among many other roles) was captured in a picture with one vehicle of the “Weinermobile® Meat Fleet” as it was parked in St. Charles, Missouri

Results and Records

The raw results for the recent CQ WW SSB Contest are now online. As with any list of raw scores, these will be adjusted as necessary by the contest sponsor. You can see some of the pre- and post-contest tweets by searching for #cqwwssb, #cqww, and #cqcontest on Twitter.

Operating Tip

Copy and Log What is Sent

This topic is a perennial: Modern logging programs do a great job of providing copying aids in the form of check databases and call history files. When a call sign is typed into an entry window, a look up against a side database is performed by the logging program, and information about that call sign is displayed, which can include location, exchange, and so on. Some logging programs will even pre-fill the appropriate form fields in the entry window before the other station has sent it. It’s vital to log what is sent by the other station, not the pre-filled information. It’s OK to ask the other station for a repeat, but always remember that the sent information has precedence over the pre-fill.

Technical Topics and Discussion

Practice! Practice! Practice! That’s how you can improve your CW skills, and using MorseRunner as a training aid is one way to do it between contests. If you like to tinker, MorseRunner source code is available with MorseRunner Community Edition, and the project is seeking quality contributions pertaining to improving the end-user experience, bug fixes, support for alternate operating systems, and integration with popular logging programs.

Prosistel Rotator users may find Eugenio Morales’, EA7HG, Visual Rotor project of interest. According to the website, it uses an Arduino Mega 2560, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, and various board-level modules to enable control of the rotator via the screen, serial/USB, or even via Android device.

Older radios can be a lot of fun to restore, align, and get on the air. Using them for DXing or contesting can sometimes be difficult, however, because modern features like CAT control, frequency memories, or even second VFOs can be lacking. The UDVBM-1 project, a Universal Digital VFO and BFO Motherboard, was born of the creator’s need “to replace the drifty VFO in one of my rigs with a digital solution.” Combine the ever-popular Si5351 PLL with an Arduino Nano, Arduino Pro Mini, or Seeed Studio’s XIAO MCU (ESP32-based). Appropriate source code is available in a GitHub repository.

Tree rings may contain historical records of past cosmic events. Research done by the University of Queensland indicates that “huge” radiation storms affecting Earth may have left evidence in the form of carbon-14, which is filtered through trees, among other things. Trees from thousands of years ago are available for study, and they seem to show that Miyake events “have occurred approximately once every thousand years.” The researchers also find that these events are not correlated with sunspot activity.

John Fallows, VE6EY, has blogged about a NanoVNA Current Choke Test Rig project by Mark Smith, N6MTS, to enable quick “design and test of all sorts of common-mode chokes in your home lab.” The accompanying video shows how to test common-mode chokes using this or similar setups.

Conversation

Getting Ready for Next Year

After any major contest, there’s usually a flurry of posts on 3830scores.com about the contest and the support groups for various radios or logging software packages. Whether it’s participants still excited about a great contest experience, those that worked through an issue, or those that still need to work through some issues, there can be a lot of information to go through. It’s great material to read for the next contest.

Here’s an example: On the N1MM Logger+ Groups.io web page, there has been a discussion about how to make CW Sweepstakes messages have slightly longer spacing for improved readability for the long Sweepstakes change. Definitely one to remember for next year. There’s also a discussion about how to properly set up N1MM Logger+ for Sweepstakes, pointing to the section in the documentationN1MM Logger+ changes frequently, so it follows that this information occasionally changes, too. Always good to read it before the contest.

And here’s the best part: you can go back to last year’s post-contest discussions to get ready for this week’s contests!

 

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, Brian, N9ADG

Contests

November 10, 2022 – November 23, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

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

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

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

EACW Meeting , Nov 10, 1900z to Nov 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: Nov 12.

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

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

NCCC Sprint , Nov 11, 0230z to Nov 11, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Nov 13.

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

WAE DX Contest, RTTY , Nov 12, 0000z to Nov 13, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 21.

PODXS 070 Club Triple Play Low Band Sprint , Nov 12, 0000z to Nov 14, 2359z; PSK31; Bands: 160, 80, 40; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 21.

10-10 Int. Fall Contest, Digital , Nov 12, 0001z to Nov 13, 2359z; Digital; Bands: 10; 10-10 Member: Name + 10-10 number + (state/province/country), Non-Member: Name + 0 + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 21.

JIDX Phone Contest , Nov 12, 0700z to Nov 13, 1300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; JA: RST + Prefecture No., non-JA: RST + CQ Zone No.; Logs due: Dec 14.

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

OK/OM DX Contest, CW , Nov 12, 1200z to Nov 13, 1200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; OK/OM: RST + 3-letter district code, non-OK/OM: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 20.

FISTS Saturday Sprint , Nov 12, 1600z to Nov 12, 1800z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; FISTS: RST + first name + FISTS No. + (state/province/country), non-FISTS: RST + first name + “0” + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 26.

CQ-WE Contest , Nov 12, 1900z to Nov 14, 0500z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2, 432 MHz; Name + Location Code (see rules) + Years of Service (see rules); Logs due: Dec 1.

AWA Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party , Nov 12, 2300z to Nov 21, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20; RST + Name + QTH + Eqpt Year + Transmitter Type (see rules for format) + Input Power(W); Logs due: Dec 5.

FIRAC HF Contest , Nov 13, 0700z to Nov 13, 1700z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RS(T) + Serial No. + “F”, Non-member: RS(T); Logs due: Nov 27.

Classic Exchange, Phone , Nov 13, 1400z to Nov 16, 0800z; AM, SSB, FM; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 62; Name + RS + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model; Logs due: Nov 30.

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

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint , Nov 14, 0100z to Nov 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: Nov 16.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 14, 1300z to Nov 14, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 17.

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

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 14, 1900z to Nov 14, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 17.

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

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 15, 0300z to Nov 15, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 17.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB , Nov 16, 2000z to Nov 16, 2130z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 19.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest , Nov 17, 0000z to Nov 18, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Nov 24.

NAQCC CW Sprint , Nov 17, 0130z to Nov 17, 0330z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: Nov 20.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 17, 0300z to Nov 17, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 19.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 17, 0700z to Nov 17, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 19.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Nov 17, 1700z to Nov 17, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Nov 24.

NTC QSO Party , Nov 17, 1900z to Nov 17, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Nov 20.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Nov 18, 0145z to Nov 18, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Nov 20.

QRP Fox Hunt , Nov 18, 0200z to Nov 18, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Nov 19.

NCCC Sprint , Nov 18, 0230z to Nov 18, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Nov 20.

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

LZ DX Contest , Nov 19, 1200z to Nov 20, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; LZ: RS(T) + 2-letter district, non-LZ: RS(T) + ITU Zone No.; Logs due: Dec 5.

All Austrian 160-Meter Contest , Nov 19, 1600z to Nov 19, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160; OE: RST + Serial No. + District Code, non-OE: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 30.

REF 160-Meter Contest , Nov 19, 1700z to Nov 20, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160; RST + Serial No. + Department Code; Logs due: Nov 28.

South American Integration Contest CW , Nov 19, 1800z to Nov 20, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 15, 10; CWSP Members: RST + “M”, QRP: RST + “QRP”, YL: RST + “YL”, All Others: RST + ITU Zone No.; Logs due: Dec 5.

Feld Hell Sprint , Nov 19, 1900z to Nov 19, 2059z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Nov 23.

RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest , Nov 19, 1900z to Nov 19, 2300z; CW; Bands: 160; UK: RST + Serial No. + District Code, non-UK: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 20.

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB , Nov 19, 2100z to Nov 21, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. + Precedence (Q/A/B/U/M/S) + [your call sign] + Check + ARRL/RAC Section; Logs due: Nov 28.

Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment Party , Nov 20, 1300z to Nov 20, 1700z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No. + “/” + class; Logs due: Dec 26.

FISTS Sunday Sprint , Nov 20, 2100z to Nov 20, 2300z; 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: Dec 4.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest , Nov 20, 2300z to Nov 21, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Nov 27.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Nov 21, 0000z to Nov 21, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 23.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 21, 1300z to Nov 21, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 24.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Nov 21, 1630z to Nov 21, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 25.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 21, 1900z to Nov 21, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 24.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Nov 22, 0100z to Nov 22, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Nov 23.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Nov 22, 0300z to Nov 22, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Nov 24.

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

SKCC Sprint , Nov 23, 0000z to Nov 23, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Nov 25.

QRP Fox Hunt , Nov 23, 0200z to Nov 23, 0330z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Nov 24.

Phone Weekly Test , Nov 23, 0230z to Nov 23, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Nov 25.

A1Club AWT , Nov 23, 1200z to Nov 23, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Nov 28.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 23, 1300z to Nov 23, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 26.

Mini-Test 40 , Nov 23, 1700z to Nov 23, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 25.

Mini-Test 80 , Nov 23, 1800z to Nov 23, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 25.

CWops Test (CWT) , Nov 23, 1900z to Nov 23, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 26.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL EME Contest , Nov 12, 0000z to Nov 13, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 50 MHz and up; Signal report; Logs due: Dec 13.

SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest , Nov 12, 0300z to Nov 13, 0900z; Analog (CW/SSB/AM/FM); Bands: 50 MHz, 70 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz, 1296 MHz; RS(T) + 6-character grid locator; Logs due: Nov 20.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest , Nov 16, 1700z to Nov 16, 2100z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Nov 21.

Log Due Dates

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

North American QSO Party – SSB

The August SSB edition of the North American QSO Party (NAQP) begins at 1800 UTC on Saturday, August 20, and concludes at 0600 UTC on Sunday, August 21. The NAQP’s 12-hour format allows participants to do some great contesting, yet still have time for other activities during the weekend. Power output is limited to 100 W, so this is a great contest for beginners with low-power stations to get their feet wet! Complete rules are available at ncjweb.com/naqp.


ARRL Rookie Roundup – RTTY

If you earned your ham license within the last 3 years, or have never participated in a RTTY contest before, the ARRL Rookie Roundup is the perfect opportunity for you to try out contesting on this digital mode. The event begins at 1800 UTC, Sunday, August 21, and runs for 6 hours, concluding at 2359 UTC.

Rookies can contact everyone, and non-Rookies can only contact Rookies. The exchange is your name, call sign, a two-digit year, and state (US or Mexican), Canadian province, or “DX.” Full rules are available at www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup.

World Wide Digi DX Contest

The World Wide Digi DX Contest begins at 1200 UTC on Saturday, August 27, and concludes at 1159 UTC on Sunday, August, 28. The objective of this event is to contact as many other amateurs in as many Maidenhead grid fields as possible using the FT4 and FT8 modes. The exchange is your station’s Maidenhead grid square. Visit ww-digi.com/index.htm for rules and other contest resources.

 


Several State QSO Parties Coming up on August 27 – 29

Fans of state QSO parties can enjoy three different events during the last weekend of August. The Hawaii QSO Party begins at 0359 UTC on Saturday, August 27, and runs through 0400 UTC on Monday, August 29; the Kansas QSO Party starts at 1400 UTC on Saturday, August 27, and concludes at 2000 UTC on Sunday, August 28, and the Ohio QSO Party begins at 1600 UTC on Saturday, August 27, and ends at 0400 UTC on Sunday, August 28. More details are available at their respective websites or in the “Contests” section below.

 

Bulletins

Additional Weekend Added to ARRL EME Contest

An additional weekend of 2.3 GHz and above activity has been added to the ARRL International EME Contest. The new microwave-only weekend begins at 0000 UTC on Saturday, August 27, and concludes at 2359 UTC on Sunday, August 28. Complete logs for all four weekends of the contest are due on December 13. For full details on all EME Contest weekends, visit contests.arrl.org/eme/.

Contest Summary

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

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Sights and Sounds

Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, recently gave a Zoom presentation to the Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee (RATPAC) about his Contest Calendar and 3830 Scores reporting websites. You can view the video recording of the presentation at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwfe6c4T_BA.

– Thanks to Anthony Luscre, K8ZT

Results and Records

July 2022 NAQP RTTY Preliminary Results Available

Mark Aaker, K6UFO, the North American QSO Party (NAQP) RTTY Contest Manager, announced that the preliminary results for the July 2022 NAQP RTTY are now available on the National Contest Journal website at www.ncjweb.com/current-naqp-rtty-results.

Mark adds that there’s still time to send him photos or stories for possible inclusion in the full results article. You can reach Mark via email.


2022 YOTA Contest Second Round Results Released

Philipp Springer, 9A/DK6SP, the Chair of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Youth Working Group, announced that the final results of the second round of the 2022 YOTA Contest have been released on their website at www.ham-yota.com/contest.

Technical Topics and Discussion

Converting a DB6NT 3456 MHz Transverter to 3400 MHz

Terry Price, W8ZN, of Directive Systems & Engineering published an update to his previous article “Converting a DB6NT 3456 MHz transverter to 3400 MHz.” The update includes the process to add the Leo Bodnar GPS Disciplined Oscillator or the Down East Microwave/Q5 Signal digiLO High Stability Wideband PLL Synthesizer. The update can be found in the “Tech Notes” section of the Directive Systems website at directivesystems.com/information/tech-notes.

– Thanks to Terry Price, W8ZN

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

August 18, 2022 – August 31, 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

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Aug 18, 0000z to Aug 19, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Aug 25.

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

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

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 18, 1700z to Aug 18, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 25.

NTC QSO Party, Aug 18, 1900z to Aug 18, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Aug 21.

QRP Fox Hunt, Aug 19, 0100z to Aug 19, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Aug 20.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Aug 19, 0145z to Aug 19, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 21.

NCCC Sprint, Aug 19, 0230z to Aug 19, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 21.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 19, 2000z to Aug 19, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 21.

SARTG WW RTTY Contest, Aug 20, 0000z to Aug 21, 1600z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 11.

Russian District Award Contest, Aug 20, 0800z to Aug 21, 0800z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RU: RS(T) + District code, non-RU: RS(T) + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 5.

Feld Hell Sprint, Aug 20, 1600z to Aug 20, 1759z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Aug 23.

North American QSO Party, SSB, Aug 20, 1800z to Aug 21, 0559z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Aug 28.

CVA DX Contest, CW, Aug 20, 2100z to Aug 21, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + type/UF(see rules); Logs due: Aug 28.

SARL HF Digital Contest, Aug 21, 1400z to Aug 21, 1700z; RTTY, PSK31; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 26.

NJQRP Skeeter Hunt, Aug 21, 1700z to Aug 21, 2100z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Skeeter: RS(T) + (state/province/country)+ Skeeter No., Non-Skeeter: RS(T) + (state/province/country)+ Power + “W”; Logs due: Sep 4.

ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY, Aug 21, 1800z to Aug 21, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; NA: Name + 2-digit year first licensed + (state/province/XE area/DX); Logs due: Aug 24.

FISTS Sunday Sprint, Aug 21, 2100z to Aug 21, 2300z; 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: Sep 4.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Aug 21, 2300z to Aug 22, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Aug 28.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 22, 0000z to Aug 22, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 24.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 22, 1300z to Aug 22, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 25.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Aug 22, 1630z to Aug 22, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 26.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 22, 1900z to Aug 22, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 25.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Aug 23, 0100z to Aug 23, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Aug 24.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 23, 0300z to Aug 23, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 25.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 23, 1700z to Aug 23, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 30.

SKCC Sprint, Aug 24, 0000z to Aug 24, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Aug 26.

Phone Weekly Test, Aug 24, 0230z to Aug 24, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Aug 26.

A1Club AWT, Aug 24, 1200z to Aug 24, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Aug 29.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 24, 1300z to Aug 24, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 27.

Mini-Test 40, Aug 24, 1700z to Aug 24, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 26.

Mini-Test 80, Aug 24, 1800z to Aug 24, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 26.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 24, 1900z to Aug 24, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 27.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 25, 0300z to Aug 25, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 27.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 25, 0700z to Aug 25, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 27.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 25, 1700z to Aug 25, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 1.

QRP Fox Hunt, Aug 26, 0100z to Aug 26, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Aug 27.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Aug 26, 0145z to Aug 26, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 28.

NCCC Sprint, Aug 26, 0230z to Aug 26, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 28.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 26, 2000z to Aug 26, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 28.

RTTYOps WW DX RTTY Contest, Aug 26, 2200z to Aug 28, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + 4-digit year license first issued; Logs due: Sep 4.

Hawaii QSO Party, Aug 27, 0400z to Aug 29, 0400z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; HI: RS(T) + QTH, non-HI W/VE: RS(T) + (state/province), DX: RS(T); Logs due: Sep 12.

ALARA Contest, Aug 27, 0600z to Aug 28, 0559z; CW, Phone; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; ALARA: RS(T) + Name, non-ALARA: RS(T) + Serial No. + Name + (whether YL/OM/club station); Logs due: Sep 30.

YO DX HF Contest, Aug 27, 1200z to Aug 28, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; YO: RS(T) + county, non-YO: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 4.

W/VE Islands QSO Party, Aug 27, 1200z to Aug 28, 0300z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; Islands: RS(T) + USI/CISA Island Designation (see rules for digital), Non-Islands: RS(T) + (state/province/country)(see rules for digital); Logs due: Sep 30.

World Wide Digi DX Contest, Aug 27, 1200z to Aug 28, 1200z; FT4/8; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Sep 2.

Kansas QSO Party, Aug 27, 1400z to Aug 28, 2000z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; KS: RS(T) + county, non-KS: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 1.

Ohio QSO Party, Aug 27, 1600z to Aug 28, 0400z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; OH: RS(T) + county, non-OH: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Sep 26.

CVA DX Contest, SSB, Aug 27, 2100z to Aug 28, 2100z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + type/UF (see rules); Logs due: Sep 4.

SARL HF CW Contest, Aug 28, 1400z to Aug 28, 1700z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 2.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 29, 0000z to Aug 29, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 31.

QCX Challenge, Aug 29, 1300z to Aug 29, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Sep 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 29, 1300z to Aug 29, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 1.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Aug 29, 1630z to Aug 29, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 2.

QCX Challenge, Aug 29, 1900z to Aug 29, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Sep 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 29, 1900z to Aug 29, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 1.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Aug 30, 0100z to Aug 30, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Aug 31.

QCX Challenge, Aug 30, 0300z to Aug 30, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Sep 4.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 30, 0300z to Aug 30, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Sep 1.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 30, 1700z to Aug 30, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Sep 6.

Phone Weekly Test, Aug 31, 0230z to Aug 31, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Sep 2.

A1Club AWT, Aug 31, 1200z to Aug 31, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Sep 5.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 31, 1300z to Aug 31, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 3.

Mini-Test 40, Aug 31, 1700z to Aug 31, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 2.

Mini-Test 80, Aug 31, 1800z to Aug 31, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Sep 2.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 31, 1900z to Aug 31, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Sep 3.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, Aug 20, 0600z to Aug 21, 2359z; Any; Bands: 10 GHz to light; 6-Character Maidenhead Locator; Logs due: Oct 18.

ARRL EME Contest, Aug 27, 0000z to Aug 28, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 2.3 GHz and up; Signal report; Logs due: Dec 13.

See also: Feld Hell SprintSKCC SprintW/VE Islands QSO PartyKansas QSO PartyWorldwide Sideband Activity Contest

Log Due Dates

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

ARRL 222 and Up Distance Contest

The ARRL 222 and Up Distance Contest is this weekend, starting at 1800 UTC on Saturday, August 6, and concluding at 1759 UTC on Sunday, August 7. Stations may be contacted on any authorized mode on the 222 MHz through 241 GHz amateur bands. Full rules and contest details are available at www.arrl.org/222-mhz-and-up-distance-contest.

Ten Ten International Summer QSO Party

The Ten Ten (10-10) International QSO Party is this weekend, beginning at 0001 UTC on Saturday, August 6, and concluding at 2359 UTC on Sunday, August 7. The 10-10 QSO parties are a great way for anyone interested in operating on 10 meters to get on the air. All amateurs with operating privileges on the 10-meter band may participate. For rules and other information about Ten Ten International, visit www.ten-ten.org.


North American Meteor Scatter Sprint

For those of you interested in making contacts via meteor scatter propagation using MSK144 and/or FSK441, Francis Inman, KV5W, has put together the North American Meteor Scatter Sprint. The event is scheduled during the peak of the upcoming Perseids meteor shower. The event starts at 1500 UTC on August 12 and concludes at 1459 UTC on August 14. Participants may operate for up to 36 hours of the 48-hour contest period, with off times being at least 60 minutes, during which no contact is logged. Full rules are available at kv5w.com/2022/07/23/north-american-meteor-scatter-sprint-digital.

Bulletins

FISTS Club CW Sprints to Return in August

The FISTS Club has announced that their CW sprints will return on Saturday, August 13 from 1600 until 1800 UTC, and Sunday, August 21, from 2100 until 2300 UTC. The club would also like to welcome their new Sprint Manager, Ashley Lambe, KX4ASH. For more information about the sprints, visit fistsna.org/operating.html#sprints, or contact Ashley via email at sprintlogs@fistsna.org.

Thanks to Dennis Franklin, K6DF

Contest Summary

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

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August 16

August 17

Results and Records

2021 Oceania DX Contest Results Released

The results for the 2021 Oceania DX (OCDX) Contest have been announced at www.oceaniadxcontest.com/current-years-results. The organizers stated that the turnout for the 2021 event was “fantastic,” with a total of 1,908 logs being submitted for the SSB and CW weekends. Additionally, the new YL awards introduced last year were deemed a success and will continue this year, along with awards for youth operators. The 2022 contest will run during the first two weekends of October. For more details about the contest, visit www.oceaniadxcontest.com.

Thanks to Martin Luther, VK7GN

Technical Topics and Discussion

Reverse Engineering the Apollo Spacecraft’s FM Radio

Ken Shirriff wrote a post on his computer history and reverse-engineering blog in which he documents a project where he reverse engineered the FM radio equipment aboard the Apollo spacecraft. I found the article fascinating, and a rather enjoyable read. You can read the post at www.righto.com/2022/07/reverse-engineering-apollo-spacecrafts.html?m=1.

Thanks to Chuck Dubé, W1CLD

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

August 4, 2022 – August 17, 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

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest, Aug 4, 0000z to Aug 5, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Aug 11.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 4, 0300z to Aug 4, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 6.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 4, 0700z to Aug 4, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 6.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest, Aug 4, 1700z to Aug 4, 2100z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 18.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 4, 1700z to Aug 4, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 11.

SKCC Sprint Europe, Aug 4, 1900z to Aug 4, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Aug 11.

QRP Fox Hunt, Aug 5, 0100z to Aug 5, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Aug 6.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Aug 5, 0145z to Aug 5, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 7.

NCCC Sprint, Aug 5, 0230z to Aug 5, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 7.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 5, 2000z to Aug 5, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 7.

Batavia FT8 Contest, Aug 6, 0000z to Aug 7, 2359z; FT8; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 21.

10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB, Aug 6, 0001z to Aug 7, 2359z; SSB; Bands: 10; 10-10 Member: Name + 10-10 number + (state/province/country), Non-Member: Name + 0 + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 15.

NRRL MGM Weekend Contest, Aug 6, 1400z to Aug 7, 1400z; Digital (any digital mode); Bands: 10, 642; RST + 4-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 14.

North American QSO Party, CW, Aug 6, 1800z to Aug 7, 0559z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Aug 14.

SARL HF Phone Contest, Aug 7, 1400z to Aug 7, 1700z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 12.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 8, 0000z to Aug 8, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 10.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 8, 1300z to Aug 8, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 11.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Aug 8, 1630z to Aug 8, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 12.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 8, 1900z to Aug 8, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 11.

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

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 9, 0300z to Aug 9, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 11.

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

NAQCC CW Sprint, Aug 10, 0030z to Aug 10, 0230z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: Aug 13.

Phone Weekly Test, Aug 10, 0230z to Aug 10, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Aug 12.

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

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

Mini-Test 40, Aug 10, 1700z to Aug 10, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 12.

Mini-Test 80, Aug 10, 1800z to Aug 10, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 12.

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

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 11, 0300z to Aug 11, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 13.

CWops Test (CWT), Aug 11, 0700z to Aug 11, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 13.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Aug 11, 1700z to Aug 11, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 18.

EACW Meeting, Aug 11, 1900z to Aug 11, 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: Aug 13.

QRP Fox Hunt, Aug 12, 0100z to Aug 12, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Aug 13.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Aug 12, 0145z to Aug 12, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 14.

NCCC Sprint, Aug 12, 0230z to Aug 12, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Aug 14.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 12, 2000z to Aug 12, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 14.

WAE DX Contest, CW, Aug 13, 0000z to Aug 14, 2359z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 23.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Aug 13, 1200z to Aug 14, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Aug 21.

Keyman’s Club of Japan Contest, Aug 13, 1200z to Aug 14, 1200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; JA: RST + prefecture/district code, non-JA: RST + CQ zone; Logs due: Sep 29.

SARL Youth Sprint, Aug 13, 1200z to Aug 13, 1300z; SSB; Bands: 40; RS + age; Logs due: Aug 18.

Maryland-DC QSO Party, Aug 13, 1400z to Aug 14, 0400z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 62432; MDC: entry class + county, non-MDC: entry class + (state/province/country), FT4/8: (see rules); Logs due: Sep 13.

Kentucky State Parks on the Air, Aug 13, 1400z to Aug 13, 2200z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; KY Park: park abbreviation, W/VE: (state/province), DX: “DX”; Logs due: Aug 27.

FISTS Saturday Sprint, Aug 13, 1600z to Aug 13, 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: Aug 27.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Aug 15, 0000z to Aug 15, 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: Aug 17.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Aug 15, 0000z to Aug 15, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 17.

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

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Aug 15, 1630z to Aug 15, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 19.

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

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Aug 16, 0100z to Aug 16, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Aug 17.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Aug 16, 0300z to Aug 16, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 18.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest, Aug 6, 1800z to Aug 7, 1800z; Any; Bands: 222 MHz and up; 6-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 21.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Aug 10, 1700z to Aug 10, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 432 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 15.

MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest, Aug 12, 1500z to Aug 14, 1459z; Any; Bands: 2; Signal report; Logs due: Sep 15.

North American Meteor Scatter Sprint, Aug 12, 1500z to Aug 14, 1459z; MSK144; Bands: 6, 2, 222; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 21.

50 MHz Fall Sprint, Aug 13, 2300z to Aug 14, 0300z; not specified; Bands: 6; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 27.

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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/.

Contest Summary

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

July 7

July 8

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July 12

July 13

July 14

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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.

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

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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July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

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The next meeting of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) is set for Saturday, 09 July 2022, at the Keaau Community Center.  The BIARC Board of Directors will meet at 1200 HST, while the general membership meeting will begin at 1400 HST.  Members may also use the ZOOM conference protocol to attend the meetings.

The Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) urges licensed Hawaii Amateur Radio operators to participate in the Saturday, 16 July 2022 (0900-1200 HST), Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill.  For more information, please go here:  http://HawaiiARES.net

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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

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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

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