Changes to CQ World Wide SSB and CW Contests. Good luck understanding them!

CQ Announces Rule Changes for 2017 CQ World Wide SSB and CW Contests

Changes to CQ World Wide SSB and CW Contests. Good luck understanding them! CQ has announced updates to its rules for the CQ World Wide SSB and CW contests, effective this fall, and said complete rules will be published soon. The changes clarify the…

ARRL VHF Contest http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf

ARRL VHF contest this weekend

The world above 50 MHz. Get ready for the ARRL VHF contest this coming weekend. One of the premier VHF/UHF events on the contest calendar — the ARRL June VHF Contest — gets under way at 1800 UTC on Saturday,…

ARRL Amateur Radio Parity Act

Inaugural AM Rally a Hit

Inaugural AM Rally a Hit! Participants Log Nearly 1,500 Contacts The numbers are in, and the first AM Rally April 1-3 was a huge success, with nearly 1,500 contacts reported on the 72 logs submitted. Unique call signs logged numbered…

ARRL DX Advisory Committee looking for comments on remote station ethics

ARRL DX Advisory Committee & remote station ethics

ARRL DX Advisory Committee looking for comments on remote station ethics From KB6NU: This morning, I received an email from Dale Williams, WA8EFK, the Great Lakes Division Director concerning ethical issues regarding the use of remote stations when applying for DXCC…

ARRL says NO to contest dueling CQs

ARRL says NO to contest dueling CQs

Same-Band “Dueling CQs” Now Prohibited in All ARRL Contests ARRL has clarified its contest rules to clearly prohibit the practice of interleaved CQs — also known as “dueling CQs” — on two or more frequencies in the same band. The…

ARRL Amateur Radio Parity Act

Amplitude Modulation is coming back

AM Rally on April 1-3 Weekend an Opportunity to Try a Vintage Mode If you’re not familiar with full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air, you’ll have a chance during the AM Rally during the…

ARRL 10 meter contest

ARRL 10 meter contest

Don’t forget the ARRL 10 meter contest (Phone/CW) this coming weekend: Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band. Online Log Submission: Participants can now submit their Cabrillo-formatted contest logs via…

Changes to CQ World Wide SSB and CW Contests. Good luck understanding them!

Thoughts about the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest

This past weekend many of us participated in the CQ World Wide WPX CW contest. Just for fun I thought I would share some of my contest observations on this blog. First and foremost let me say I love this contest….