VK Shires Contest 2013 Results

From Richard VK2BO –

This year we had a good showing in the VK Shires contest with 60 logs being submitted, this is a sizable increase on last year.

There is the absence of the “Rover” section this year and there is some confusion in the fact that to be a roving station you have to activate a minimum of 2 shires to be eligible.


The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as possible in the contest period.

VK amateurs are to work the world including VK, whilst the rest of the world can only work VK.


VK Shires Contest 2013

VK Shires Contest 2013

The VK Shires Contest will have the results posted on line on the 1st November 2013.

Richard VK2BO was moving house and needed to forward them on for checking – As they arrived here last week it will take a while to get them all completed.






D4C CQWW DX 2013 Multi/Multi

D4C Update.

Since we started the project we always wanted the possibility to cover all possible categories permitted by the contest rules.
This means that our hardware must be flexible for SOSB to MO Unlimited and must be always    the most competitive one.

After some 1st world in MS and M2, last year, in November, we tested the station in a Multi Unlimited enviroment, partecipating to CQWW DX CW.
This experience had brought us another 1st world with a good 61M point score and 21k qso’s, but it was not enough to achive our goal. Continue reading


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


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