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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In this Issue:
Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

ARRL EME Contest

It’s never been easier to complete the Earth-moon-Earth circuit. October 15 – 16 is session three of the ARRL EME Contest, for frequencies between 50 MHz and 1296 MHz. Lance Collister’s, W7GJ, “6 Meter EME Today” document from 2010 talks about the minimum frequency you’d need to decode signals from the moon, which can be boiled down to a good antenna, reasonable radio, and appropriate software. Activity also helps. With a “regular” 6-meter antenna, it should be possible to copy signals from the moon at moonrise, taking advantage of ground gain.

State QSO Parties

New York and Illinois QSO parties are November 15 and 16, respectively. Changes for New York include a new portable class, and county-line operation for portable and mobile entries. Mobiles and portables can also self-spot, which is handy when popping up in a new place as a new multiplier. You’ll have to scroll down a couple of pages on the Illinois QSO Party website to see the information specific to the QSO Party.

ARRL School Club Roundup

This takes place DURING THE WEEK! Everyone is encouraged to participate and send in logs, but the focus is to encourage activity by school clubs. Check out the scores from the event that ran in February of 2021, and you’ll see that most of the contacts in this contest are made on phone.

Contest Summary

October 13, 2022 – October 26, 2022

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

October 13

October 14

October 15

October 16

October 17

October 18

October 19

October 20

October 21

October 22

October 23

October 24

October 25

October 26

News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

ARRL Northwestern Division Director Mike Ritz, W7VO, provides some practical advice regarding amateur radio operations in a US National Wildlife Refuge (administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS) in the September 2022 ARRL Northwest Division Newsletter. The item was spurred by an inquiry from a Division member who was attempting a Parks on the Air type of operation, but was stopped from doing so by a USFWS park manager.

 

FlexRadio Systems has released SmartSDR v3.3.33. Additional details for this software release are available on the FlexRadio Community site. “FlexRadio highly recommends upgrading to SmartSDR v3.3.33 at your earliest convenience…”

The NA SSB Sprint, coming up on October 23 (UTC), can be daunting for first-timers. There is no “running” in the conventional contest sense and there are different exchange formats for the callers and the responders. The contest lasts for 4 hours, and you can operate on three bands. Single operators only, with optional team entries. Plaques and t-shirts go to the winners. You’ll just have to experience it for yourself!

Word to the Wise

TIL” Today I Learned a new acronym — AFAIK. It’s been in use for a while. Is this a useful acronym? YMMV.

Sights and Sounds

The Pacific Northwest SOTA Newsletter is like an outdoor travelogue, but with radios. In the October-November-December 2022 edition, in addition to some great pictures of radios being used in the outdoors, we learn that many geographical features on public lands are going to be renamed, which will impact Summits on the Air (SOTA) reference manuals, as well as future contests and events. Also in this issue: Some summits have commercial TV or FM radio transmitters that provide so much RF that amateur band receivers in close proximity are overloaded and rendered nearly useless. Tim Sherry, N7KOM, compares two models of bandpass filters for use with amateur-band transceivers, and finds that both would reduce signals outside of the amateur bands.

Barry Hansen, K7BWH, notes on the Pacific Northwest VHF Society email list, that Scott Farrell, KE4WMF, has put together an “excellent” video entitled, “VHF Contest Rover – A Beginner’s Journey,” showing his VHF contest rover setup in his Volkswagen GTi. He’s indexed the over 27-minute video, which makes it easy to get to the part you’re interested in. Barry also notes: “If his VW GTi looks familiar, you may have seen it on page 18 of [the] October 2022 [issue of] QST.”

 

Winter is coming! Make sure you coax connectors are well-wrapped, otherwise, you’ll be calling Hector, XE2K, to repair a situation like this. [Hector, XE2K, photo]

Dennis Vernacchia, NX6T, writes: “Here’s how NX6T Contest Operators remain COOL and WIN CONTESTS.” The USB-powered LED fan’s instructions and protocol were deciphered by John, W6JBR.

HamSCI posted a nearly 2-hour seminar by Dr. Frank Howell, K4FMH, entitled, “Revolutionary Alternatives in Sunspot Prediction,” to their YouTube channel. The presentation kicks off HamSCI’s online talk initiative. Frank’s material was also presented in the July and August 2022 issues of the Radio Society of Great Britain’s magazine, RadCom.

Results and Records

Ward Silver, N0AX, the Manager of the NA CW Sprint, notes: “Final results for the recent September edition of the North American CW Sprint have been posted. Thanks to everyone who got on. Conditions were good and are reflected in the excellent scores. There were quite a few new records set across the continent! A record number of multipliers were represented in the final tallies, as well. Thanks also to the Sprint team in the Boring Amateur Radio Club, who got busy and generated these results quickly and, we hope, accurately… The next NA CW Sprint is the weekend of February 4 and 5, 2023 — get it on your calendars now!”

Operating Tip

Turn AFC off While Searching and Pouncing in RTTY Contests

To increase your rate while searching and pouncing in a RTTY contest, make sure your AFC (Automatic Frequency Control) is set to OFF as you tune the band. Try to get within a few Hz of the station calling CQ before calling. If your AFC is off, chances are, if you’re able to decode the CQing station, they’ll be able to decode you calling them. If your AFC is inadvertently turned on as you are searching and pouncing, your transmit frequency could be much different from your receive frequency, and the running station won’t be able to decode your call.

Technical Topics and Discussion

Telnet cluster sites for N1MM Logger+ are crowd sourced! According to a recent post by Larry Gauthier, K8UT, to the N1MM Logger+ Groups.io group, “There is no method by which clusters get manually added to the telnet Live Cluster list… When users successfully connect, their N1MM desktops notify the server, which adds the site to its database. Sites with at least 10 reported connections and a connect/fail ratio of at least 75% are presented to users in the drop-down list.” For further information, see the N1MM Logger+ telnet cluster documentation page.

Contest/Event Organizers: Make it just a little bit easier for potential participants by publishing a calendar event (a file ending in .ICS) for your event on your website. Participants can load the ICS file into their calendar(s) ahead of time and can even set reminders. To find out how, use your favorite search engine to search: “how to create an ICS file.”

Most of the amateur radio devices and accessories that we use with computers have USB ports. Over the years, the standard for USB has evolved, and the physical connectors along with it. Today’s USB-C ports can handle multiple data streams, and even provide up to 240 W of power in either direction! Learn more about USB 3.1 (actually called 3.2) and USB-C in this article.

In a QRP-Labs Groups.io discussion of PIN diodes, and the suitability of certain 1N400X parts for RF switching at certain frequencies, Sverre Holm, LA3ZA, recommends “…a very instructive video on the use of diodes as switches. From W2AEW and only 15 minutes.”

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

October 13, 2022 – October 26, 2022

An expanded, downloadable version of QST’Contest Corral is available as a PDF. Check the sponsors’ website for information on operating time restrictions and other instructions.

HF CONTESTS

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

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

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

EACW Meeting , Oct 13, 1900z to Oct 13, 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: Oct 15.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Oct 14, 0145z to Oct 14, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Oct 16.

NCCC Sprint , Oct 14, 0230z to Oct 14, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Oct 16.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Oct 14, 2000z to Oct 14, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 16.

JARTS WW RTTY Contest , Oct 15, 0000z to Oct 16, 2359z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + age of operator; Logs due: Oct 31.

10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW , Oct 15, 0001z to Oct 16, 2359z; CW; Bands: 10; 10-10 Member: Name + 10-10 number + (state/province/country), Non-Member: Name + 0 + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 24.

New York QSO Party , Oct 15, 1400z to Oct 16, 0200z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: All, except WARC; NY: RS(T) + county, non-NY: RS(T) + (state/province/”DX”); Logs due: Oct 30.

Worked All Germany Contest , Oct 15, 1500z to Oct 16, 1459z; CW, SSB; Bands: (Please observe contest free band segments per the rules), 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; DL, DARC-Member: RS(T) + DOK (local area code), DL, non-DARC: RS(T) + “NM”, non-DL: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 24.

Feld Hell Sprint , Oct 15, 2000z to Oct 15, 2359z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Oct 24.

Argentina National 7 MHz Contest , Oct 15, 2130z to Oct 15, 2230z; SSB; Bands: 40; RS + 2-digit year first licensed; Logs due: Nov 15.

Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW , Oct 16, 0000z to Oct 16, 0200z; CW; Bands: 20, 15; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 23.

Illinois QSO Party , Oct 16, 1700z to Oct 17, 0100z; CW/digital, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2; IL: RS(T) + County, non-IL: RS(T) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 17.

RSGB RoLo CW , Oct 16, 1900z to Oct 16, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + previous 6-character grid square received; Logs due: Oct 17.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest , Oct 16, 2300z to Oct 17, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: Oct 23.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Oct 17, 0000z to Oct 17, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 19.

ARRL School Club Roundup , Oct 17, 1300z to Oct 21, 2359z; CW, Phone, RTTY/Digital; Bands: All, except 60, 30, 17, 12m; RS(T) + Class (I/C/S) + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 5.

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

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Oct 17, 1630z to Oct 17, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 21.

RSGB FT4 Contest , Oct 17, 1900z to Oct 17, 2030z; FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20; 4-character grid square + signal report; Logs due: Oct 18.

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

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Oct 18, 0100z to Oct 18, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Oct 19.

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

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

Phone Weekly Test , Oct 19, 0230z to Oct 19, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Oct 21.

A1Club AWT , Oct 19, 1200z to Oct 19, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Oct 24.

CWops Test (CWT) , Oct 19, 1300z to Oct 19, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 22.

Mini-Test 40 , Oct 19, 1700z to Oct 19, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 21.

Mini-Test 80 , Oct 19, 1800z to Oct 19, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 21.

AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening , Oct 19, 1900z to Oct 19, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No. + “/” + 2-digit year first used a bug; Logs due: Nov 2.

CWops Test (CWT) , Oct 19, 1900z to Oct 19, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 22.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest , Oct 20, 0000z to Oct 21, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Oct 27.

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

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

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

NTC QSO Party , Oct 20, 1900z to Oct 20, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Oct 23.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Oct 21, 0145z to Oct 21, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Oct 23.

NCCC Sprint , Oct 21, 0230z to Oct 21, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Oct 23.

Telephone Pioneers QSO Party , Oct 21, 1700z to Oct 23, 0100z; CW/Digital, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, VHF/UHF; Members: chapter no. + name, non-Members: RS(T) + name; Logs due: Dec 2.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Oct 21, 2000z to Oct 21, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 23.

YBDXPI FT8 Contest , Oct 22, 0000z to Oct 23, 2359z; FT8; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; 4-Character Grid Square; Logs due: Oct 30.

UK/EI DX Contest, SSB , Oct 22, 1200z to Oct 23, 1200z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; UK/EI: RS + Serial No. + District Code, DX: RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 24.

YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest , Oct 22, 1400z to Oct 24, 0200z; CW/Digital, SSB, Separate logs for each mode; Bands: All, except WARC; Serial No. + RS(T) + (ARRL Section/province/country); Logs due: Nov 23.

Stew Perry Topband Challenge , Oct 22, 1500z to Oct 23, 1500z; CW; Bands: 160; 4-Character grid square; Logs due: Nov 7.

North American SSB Sprint Contest , Oct 23, 0000z to Oct 23, 0400z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name] + [your state/province/country]; Logs due: Oct 30.

Classic Exchange, CW , Oct 23, 1300z to Oct 26, 0700z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2; Name + RST + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model; Logs due: Nov 30.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Oct 24, 0000z to Oct 24, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 26.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Oct 24, 1300z to Oct 24, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Oct 27.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Oct 24, 1630z to Oct 24, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 28.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Oct 24, 1900z to Oct 24, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Oct 27.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Oct 25, 0100z to Oct 25, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Oct 26.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Oct 25, 0300z to Oct 25, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Oct 27.

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

SKCC Sprint , Oct 26, 0000z to Oct 26, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Oct 28.

Phone Weekly Test , Oct 26, 0230z to Oct 26, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Oct 28.

A1Club AWT , Oct 26, 1200z to Oct 26, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Oct 31.

CWops Test (CWT) , Oct 26, 1300z to Oct 26, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 29.

Mini-Test 40 , Oct 26, 1700z to Oct 26, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 28.

Mini-Test 80 , Oct 26, 1800z to Oct 26, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 28.

CWops Test (CWT) , Oct 26, 1900z to Oct 26, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 29.

UKEICC 80m Contest , Oct 26, 2000z to Oct 26, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: Oct 26.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL EME Contest , Oct 15, 0000z to Oct 16, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 50 MHz and up; Signal report; Logs due: Dec 13.

UBA ON Contest, 2m , Oct 16, 0700z to Oct 16, 1000z; CW, Phone; Bands: 2; ON: RS(T) + Serial No. + ON Section, non-ON: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 23.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest , Oct 19, 1700z to Oct 19, 2100z; FT8; Bands: 1.2G; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Oct 24.

Log Due Dates

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The ARRL Contest Update

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

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

Accessed on 31 August 2022, 1435 UTC.

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August 31, 2022

Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE

 

 

In this Issue:

 

Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

Upcoming State QSO Parties

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


North American Sprint, CW

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


ARRL September VHF Contest

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

Bulletins

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

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

Contest Summary

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

September 1

September 2

September 3

September 4

September 5

September 6

September 7

September 8

September 9

September 10

September 11

September 12

September 13

September 14

News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

WSJT-X Release Candidate 2.6.0-rc3 Announced

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

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

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

– Thanks to Joe Taylor, K1JT

Results and Records

2022 DX SSB Results Now Available

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


Georgia QSO Party Results Released

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


2022 ARRL 222 and Up Distance Contest Raw Scores Posted

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

 

That’s all for this time. Remember to send contesting-related stories, book reviews, tips, techniques, press releases, errata, schematics, club information, pictures, stories, blog links, and predictions to contest-update@arrl.org.

73, Paul, N1SFE

Contests

September 1, 2022 – September 14, 2022

An expanded, downloadable version of QST’Contest Corral is available as a PDF. Check the sponsors’ website for information on operating time restrictions and other instructions.

HF CONTESTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EACW Meeting, Sep 8, 1900z to Sep 8, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. + Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST + Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Sep 10.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Sep 12, 0000z to Sep 12, 0200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Member No., Non-member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Power; Logs due: Sep 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VHF+ CONTESTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Contests – Things to Do

YOTA Contest, Round 2, is This Weekend

The Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Contest, round 2, will be held Saturday, July 23, starting at 1000 UTC. The objective of the event is to increase the activities of youth in amateur radio. The contest is organized by IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, in cooperation with the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society. For more information, visit their website at www.ham-yota.com/contest/.


Lunar Landing EME SSTV Party

July 21 marks 53 years since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. To celebrate this historic event the C.A. Muller Radio Astronomy Station in the Netherlands will activate PI9CAM on 1296.110 MHz using SSTV mode Martin-2. The station will transmit several lunar landing and space related images starting about 0730 UTC on July 21 and will continue operation until their moonset. Amateurs are also encouraged to attempt SSTV QSOs with the station as well.

 Thanks to Jan Van Muijlwijk, PA3FXB

Bulletins

2022 Scandinavian Contest Cancelled

The organizers of the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC) have announced that both sections (SSB and CW) of the 2022 contest in September and October have been cancelled. For more information, visit www.sactest.net/

– Thanks to Ingemar Fogelberg, SM5AJV


Call for Photos from CQ 160-Meter Contest

Andy Blank, N2NT, Director of the CQ World Wide 160-Meter Contest, is looking for photos from the 2022 event for possible use in the results article. He notes, “If you were active in the contest, no matter how big or small the log, we would love to publish a picture of you in the shack or out in the antenna field.” Photos can be emailed to him at andyn2nt@gmail.com.

 thanks to Andrew Blank, N2NT


Requests for Stories for National Contest Journal

Lee Finkel, KY7M, Editor of the National Contest Journal (NCJ), is looking for stories about contest expeditions to DX locations or contest station operations and strategy in North America. Stories can be submitted in written form or via a Zoom interview. Send your stories or requests for an interview to Lee via email.

– Thanks to Lee Finkel, KY7M

Contest Summary

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

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News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

2022 Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference Registration Now Open

The 26th annual Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference will be held Oct 7 – 8, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Salem, Oregon. Early-bird registration discounts are available if participants register before October 1. Registration and hotel booking information is available at www.pnwvhfs.org/conference/2022/announcement.html.

 Thanks to Barry Hansen, K7BWH

Technical Topics and Discussion

Remembering the The First Accidental Geomagnetic Storm

Sixty years ago this month, one of the biggest geomagnetic storms of the space age struck Earth. However, it didn’t come from the sun. You can read more about this phenomenon in Dr. Tony Phillip’s article, “Starfish Prime: The First Accidental Geomagnetic Storm,” at spaceweatherarchive.com/2022/07/08/starfish-prime-the-first-accidental-geomagnetic-storm/.

 Thanks to Dave Heimke, AL7LO


The Start of Amateur RTTY

Ed Sharpe, Archivist for the Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications, and Computation (SMECC), shared a collection of journals and articles on the beginnings of amateur radio Radio Teletype (RTTY) at www.smecc.org/rtty_ratt_radio_teletype.htm.

– thanks to Brian Moran, N9ADG

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 21, 2022 – August 3, 2022

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HF CONTESTS

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest , Jul 21, 0000z to Jul 22, 0300z; CW; Bands: 20; Maximum 13 wpm, RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Jul 28.

NAQCC CW Sprint , Jul 21, 0030z to Jul 21, 0230z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: Jul 24.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 21, 0300z to Jul 21, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 23.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 21, 0700z to Jul 21, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 23.

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

NTC QSO Party , Jul 21, 1900z to Jul 21, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; NTC Member: RST + Member No., non-Member: RST + “NM”, Less than 25 wpm; Logs due: Jul 24.

QRP Fox Hunt , Jul 22, 0100z to Jul 22, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jul 23.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Jul 22, 0145z to Jul 22, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 24.

NCCC Sprint , Jul 22, 0230z to Jul 22, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 24.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Jul 22, 2000z to Jul 22, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 24.

YOTA Contest , Jul 23, 1000z to Jul 23, 2159z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Single Op: RS(T) + age (on Jan 1 of year of contest), Multi-Op: RS(T) + average age of ops (on Jan 1 of year of contest); Logs due: Jul 30.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Jul 25, 0000z to Jul 25, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 27.

QCX Challenge , Jul 25, 1300z to Jul 25, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 31.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 25, 1300z to Jul 25, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 28.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Jul 25, 1630z to Jul 25, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 29.

QCX Challenge , Jul 25, 1900z to Jul 25, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 31.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 25, 1900z to Jul 25, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 28.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Jul 26, 0100z to Jul 26, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jul 27.

QCX Challenge , Jul 26, 0300z to Jul 26, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 31.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 26, 0300z to Jul 26, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 28.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Jul 26, 1700z to Jul 26, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 2.

SKCC Sprint, Jul 27, 0000z to Jul 27, 0200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”); Logs due: Jul 29.

Phone Weekly Test , Jul 27, 0230z to Jul 27, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jul 29.

A1Club AWT , Jul 27, 1200z to Jul 27, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Aug 1.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 27, 1300z to Jul 27, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 30.

Mini-Test 40 , Jul 27, 1700z to Jul 27, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 29.

Mini-Test 80 , Jul 27, 1800z to Jul 27, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 29.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 27, 1900z to Jul 27, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 30.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 28, 0300z to Jul 28, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 30.

CWops Test (CWT) , Jul 28, 0700z to Jul 28, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 30.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Jul 28, 1700z to Jul 28, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 4.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data, Jul 28, 1900z to Jul 28, 2030z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 29.

QRP Fox Hunt , Jul 29, 0100z to Jul 29, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jul 30.

NCCC RTTY Sprint , Jul 29, 0145z to Jul 29, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 31.

NCCC Sprint , Jul 29, 0230z to Jul 29, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 31.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Jul 29, 2000z to Jul 29, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 31.

Feld Hell Sprint, Jul 30, 0000z to Jul 30, 2359z; Feld Hell; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; (see rules); Logs due: Aug 2.

RSGB IOTA Contest , Jul 30, 1200z to Jul 31, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + Serial No. + IOTA No.(if applicable); Logs due: Aug 5.

Tennessee State Parks on the Air , Jul 30, 1400z to Jul 31, 2200z; All that support exchange; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, Satellite; TN Park: park abbreviation), W/VE: (state/province), DX: “DX”; Logs due: Aug 14.

ARS Flight of the Bumblebees , Jul 31, 1700z to Jul 31, 2100z; CW; Bands: 40, 20, 15, 10; Home: RST + (state/province/country) + Power, Bumblebee: RST + (state/province/country) + Bumblebee no.; Logs due: Aug 14.

K1USN Slow Speed Test , Aug 1, 0000z to Aug 1, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 3.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Aug 1, 1300z to Aug 1, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 4.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC) , Aug 1, 1630z to Aug 1, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 5.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Aug 1, 1900z to Aug 1, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 4.

ARS Spartan Sprint , Aug 2, 0100z to Aug 2, 0300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Aug 4.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest , Aug 2, 0100z to Aug 2, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Aug 3.

ICWC Medium Speed Test , Aug 2, 0300z to Aug 2, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Aug 4.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint , Aug 2, 1700z to Aug 2, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station’s call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Aug 9.

Phone Weekly Test , Aug 3, 0230z to Aug 3, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Aug 5.

A1Club AWT , Aug 3, 1200z to Aug 3, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Aug 8.

CWops Test (CWT) , Aug 3, 1300z to Aug 3, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 6.

Mini-Test 40 , Aug 3, 1700z to Aug 3, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 5.

Mini-Test 80 , Aug 3, 1800z to Aug 3, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Aug 5.

CWops Test (CWT) , Aug 3, 1900z to Aug 3, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./”CWA”, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Aug 6.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARAM 50 MHz Contest, Jul 23, 0000z to Jul 23, 2359z; CW, Phone; Bands: 6; RS(T) + Serial number + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Aug 15.

WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone , Jul 30, 1400z to Jul 30, 1800z; Phone; Bands: 2; British Isles: RS + serial no. + WAB square, Other: RS + serial no. + country; Logs due: Aug 9.

See also: Worldwide Sideband Activity ContestTennessee State Parks on the AirFeld Hell SprintSKCC Sprint

Log Due Dates

July 21

July 22

July 23

July 24

July 25

July 26

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30

July 31

August 1

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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

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

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July 17

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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Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News”

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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