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2022 Annual ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes

The annual ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes starts at 2PM local (1900UTC) on Saturday January 15 and ends at 11PM Sunday January 16 (0300 Jan 17), on all VHF, UHF and microwave bands from 50MHz up. The main activity will be on SSB 6m (50.125-200) and 2m (144.200 +/- 20KHz), and FT8 (50.313 and 144.174). Likely […]

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CALLSIGN: N4T OPERATORS: NE4LS, KE4JQ and KE4IDW SCHEDULE: MARCH 25 – 31, 2022. There will be no fixed operating schedule so look for us on the DX spots. QSL: VIA NE4LS – No LOTW, eQSL, or any other electronic QSLing. We will be sending paper QSLs only via bureau or direct with SAE. This may change. MODES: CW, SSB & […]

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Contesting: What are those contesting guys doing?

Short answer: We have formed a contest team of BRARA members interested in RTTY contests. We  send and receive RTTY encoded messages to as many other stations as possible. We operate as a multi-operator, single transmitter entrant meaning we share the allowed operating time individually operating a single radio, amplifier station. Contests usually allow 24 […]

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2017-2018 Remaining major contest season

Provided by Ed Callaway – N4II November 2100Z Nov 4 to 0300Z Nov 6 ARRL Sweepstakes Contest CW 0000Z Nov 11 to 2359Z Nov 12 WAE DX Contest RTTY 0000Z Nov 25 to 2400Z Nov 26 CQ Worldwide DX Contest CW December 2200Z Dec 1 to 1600Z Dec 3 ARRL 160-Meter Contest 0000Z Dec 9 […]