CONTESTS

05-Oct - 18-Oct 2017

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HF CONTESTS

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Oct 4, 1300z to Oct 4, 1400z, Oct 4, 1900z to Oct 4, 2000z, Oct 5, 0300z to Oct 5, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No., non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 7.

SARL 80m QSO Party, Oct 5, 1700z to Oct 5, 2000z; SSB; Bands: 80m Only; RS + Serial No. + Grid Locator or QTH; Logs due: October 12.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest, Oct 5, 1700z to Oct 5, 1800z (CW), Oct 5, 1800z to Oct 5, 1900z (SSB), Oct 5, 1900z to Oct 5, 2000z (FM), Oct 5, 2000z to Oct 5, 2100z (Dig); CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10m Only; RS(T) + 6-character grid square; Logs due: October 19.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Oct 6, 0145z to Oct 6, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: October 8.

NCCC Sprint, Oct 6, 0230z to Oct 6, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: October 8.

YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, Oct 6, 1400z to Oct 8, 0200z; CW, SSB, Digital; Bands: Any; Serial No. + RS(T) + (ARRL Section/province/country); Logs due: November 6.
GTC CW Cup, Oct 7, 0600z to Oct 7, 1200z and 1200Z-1800Z, Oct 8; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; GTC Members: RST + "GTC" + 3-digit member number, non-GTC: RST + "NM"; Logs due: October 30.

TRC DX Contest, Oct 7, 0600z to Oct 8, 1800z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; TRC Members: RST + Serial No. + "TRC", non-TRC Members: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: October 15.

Oceania DX Contest, Phone, Oct 7, 0800z to Oct 8, 0800z; Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: October 31.

Russian WW Digital Contest, Oct 7, 1200z to Oct 8, 1159z; BPSK63, RTTY; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; UA: RST(Q) + 2-character oblast code, non-UA: RST(Q) + QSO No.; Logs due: October 13.

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon, Oct 7, 1200z to Oct 9, 0000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m; RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./"NONE"); Logs due: October 15.

International HELL-Contest, Oct 7, 1600z to Oct 7, 1800z (80m), Oct 8, 0900z to Oct 8, 1100z (40m); Hell; Bands: 80, 40m; RST + QSO No.; Logs due: October 22.

California QSO Party, Oct 7, 1600z to Oct 8, 2200z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; CA: Serial No. + County, non-CA: Serial No. + (state/VE area/DX); Logs due: October 23.

FISTS Fall Slow Speed Sprint, Oct 7, 1700z to Oct 7, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + FISTS No., non-FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + power; Logs due: November 6.

WAB HF Phone, Oct 7, 1900z to Oct 8, 1900z; Phone; Bands: 20, 15, 10m; British Isles: RS + serial no. + WAB square, Other: RS + serial no. + country; Logs due: October 29.

RSGB DX Contest, Oct 8, 0500z to Oct 8, 2300z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: October 13.

UBA ON Contest, CW, Oct 8, 0530z to Oct 8, 0800z; CW; Bands: 80m Only; ON: RST + Serial No. + ON Section, non-ON: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: October 29.

4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint, Oct 9, 0000z to Oct 9, 0200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Member No., Non-member: RS(T) + (State/Province/Country) + Power; Logs due: October 31.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, CW, Oct 9, 1900z to Oct 9, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80m Only; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: October 11.

10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint, Oct 10, 0001z to Oct 10, 2359z; All; Bands: 10m Only; 10-10 Member: Name + 10-10 number + (state/province/country), Non-Member: Name + 0 + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 18.

NAQCC CW Sprint, Oct 11, 0030z to Oct 11, 0230z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20m; RST + (state/province/country) + (NAQCC No./power); Logs due: October 15.

Phone Fray, Oct 11, 0230z to Oct 11, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: October 13.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Oct 11, 1300z to Oct 11, 1400z, Oct 11, 1900z to Oct 11, 2000z, Oct 12, 0300z to Oct 12, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No., non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 14.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Oct 13, 0145z to Oct 13, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: October 15.

NCCC Sprint, Oct 13, 0230z to Oct 13, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: October 15.

Makrothen RTTY Contest, Oct 14, 0000z to Oct 14, 0759z, Oct 14, 1600z to Oct 14, 2359z, Oct 15, 0800z to Oct 15, 1559z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; 4-character grid square; Logs due: October 22.

Oceania DX Contest, CW, Oct 14, 0800z to Oct 15, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: October 31.

QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party, Oct 14, 1200z to Oct 15, 2359z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; ARCI: RST + (state/province/country) + ARCI No., non-ARCI: RST + (state/province/country) + power out; Logs due: October 29.

Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB, Oct 14, 1200z to Oct 15, 1200z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: October 20.

Arizona QSO Party, Oct 14, 1600z to Oct 15, 0600z, Oct 15, 1400z to Oct 15, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m; AZ: Serial No. + state + county, non-AZ: Serial No. + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 31.

Pennsylvania QSO Party, Oct 14, 1600z to Oct 15, 0500z, Oct 15, 1300z to Oct 15, 2200z; CW, Phone, PSK, RTTY; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m; PA: Serial No. + County, non-PA: Serial No. + ARRL/RAC Section; Logs due: November 15.

FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint, Oct 14, 1700z to Oct 14, 2100z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + FISTS No., non-FISTS: RST + (state/province/country) + first name + power; Logs due: November 13.

PODXS 070 Club 160m Great Pumpkin Sprint, Oct 14, 2000z to Oct 15, 2000z; PSK31; Bands: 160m Only; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 22.

Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW, Oct 15, 0000z to Oct 15, 0200z; CW; Bands: 20, 15m; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: October 22.

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest, Oct 16, 0100z to Oct 16, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; RST + (state/province/country) + (Member No./power); Logs due: October 22.

ARRL School Club Roundup, Oct 16, 1300z to Oct 20, 2359z; CW, Phone, RTTY/Digital; Bands: All, except 60, 30, 17, 12m; RS(T) + Class (I/C/S) + (state/province/country); Logs due: November 4.

Telephone Pioneers QSO Party, Oct 16, 1900z to Oct 17, 0300z; CW/Digital, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, VHF/UHF; Members: RS(T) + chapter no. + name, non-Members: RS(T) + name; Logs due: December 10.

Phone Fray, Oct 18, 0230z to Oct 18, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15m; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: October 20.

CWops Mini-CWT Test, Oct 18, 1300z to Oct 18, 1400z, Oct 18, 1900z to Oct 18, 2000z, Oct 19, 0300z to Oct 19, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m; Member: Name + Member No., non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: October 21.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, Data, Oct 18, 1900z to Oct 18, 2030z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80m Only; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: October 20.

VHF+ CONTESTS

ARRL EME Contest, Oct 7, 0000z to Oct 8, 2359z; CW, Phone, Digital; Bands: 50-1296 MHz; Signal report; Logs due: December 6.

Microwave Fall Sprint, Oct 7, 0800z to Oct 7, 1400z; not specified; Bands: 902 MHz and above; 6-character grid square; Logs due: October 21.

UBA ON Contest, 6m, Oct 8, 0800z to Oct 8, 1000z; CW, Phone; Bands: 6m Only; ON: RS(T) + Serial No. + ON Section, non-ON: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: October 29.

UBA ON Contest, 2m, Oct 15, 0700z to Oct 15, 1000z; CW, Phone; Bands: 2m Only; ON: RS(T) + Serial No. + ON Section, non-ON: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: November 5.

 

 

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