20Oct/13

CQWW Frequently Asked Questions

CQ WW Contest Rules – Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of this page is to answer some of the common questions about the rules of the CQ WW DX contests and how some of the rules are interpreted by the CQ WW Contest Committee. Please send any questions to questions@cqww.com.

The explanations here apply ONLY to the CQ WW SSB and CW Contests!

General Questions

Q: Rule XII. D.3. states “… call-signs not found in the other log…” What does this mean? Continue reading

19Oct/13

CQ WW 2013 SSB

The 2013 CQ World-Wide DX Contest

SSB: October 26-27      CW: November 23-24
Starts 00:00:00 UTC Saturday    Ends 23:59:59 UTC Sunday

I. OBJECTIVE: For amateurs around the world to contact as many other amateurs in as many CQ zones and countries as possible.

II. BANDS: Six bands only: 1.8, 3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28 MHz. Observance of established band plans is strongly encouraged.

III. CONTEST EXCHANGE: SSB: RS report plus CQ Zone number of the station location (e.g., 59 05). CW: RST report plus CQ Zone (e.g., 599 05). Continue reading

18Oct/13

Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition

Teams are set for WRTC2014 Competition

WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC), is proud to announce the fifty five teams that will be invited to compete in New England next July.

WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. Team Leaders were selected for each qualifying region based on 3 years of qualifying scores. The Team Leaders were given the choice to select any operator as a Team Mate to complete their team. Continue reading

03Oct/13

Oceania Dx Contest – SSB and CW

Oceania Dx Contest 2013

VK4NM and VK4LAT are pushing the envelope to win a third straight Multi Single title in the Oceania Contest this weekend – The crew from St George certainly have the runs on the board and the low noise remote western Queensland location will be hot enough this weekend without amplifiers in the caravan..

Temperatures are expected in the 30s so a nice beer drinking climate. Continue reading

13Aug/13

Remembrance Day Contest 2013 de VK7GN

Remembrance Day is uniquely Australian, created to remember and commemorate those who sacrificed lives, or their youth, in order that we can live in a free democracy.

Especially, of course, those holding amateur radio licences.

It was created as a competition between states so that everyone can be involved. The noise and activity is our tribute to the servicemen. It is a friendly contest with many just getting on to give out a few numbers and reconnect with old friends.

Remembrance day is the amateur radio equivalent of Anzac Day and as such should be the primary activity on the bands open within Australia on that special day making way only for any emergency traffic.

Lest we Forget

Author: Martin Luther VK7GN