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Canadian Prairies QSO Party

The inaugural Canadian Prairies QSO Party hits the air May 14-15, 2022. From 10M to 40M, participants will chase CW and SSB contacts in 62 prairies district multipliers across Manitoba, Sasketchwan and Alberta.

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Mike VE7ACN: IOTA Expeditioner of the Year

Big congratulations to Orca member Mike Zavarukhin VE7ACN/RW0CN on receiving the 2020 IOTA Expeditioner of the Year Award! The award was announced live on Ham Nation on May 27.

View the announcement (starts at 54:48)

Membership Renewal
Club members are reminded that 2021 dues are $24 -- they can be paid by PayPal or cheque/check. More...

Join the club!
The Orca DX and Contest Club always welcomes new members. See who has already joined!


Rich VE6AX won an IC-7300 transceiver courtesy of Icom. An FT-1200 from Yaesu was won by Paul K7BT.

We had a great time in New West
Thank you to all who joined us for the 63rd annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention. We'll see everyone again in Everett, WA, for the next convention hosted by the Western Washington DX Club (Aug. 9-11, 2019).

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VA7AM at PJ2T Curacao in March

Dave VA7AM will be operating at PJ2T in Curacao for WPX SSB and as PJ2/VA7AM outside the contest, from March 20 to 27. Check out this drone's-eye view of the PJ2T contest station on the island of Curacao.

Visit the PJ2T website | View the PJ2T flyover

PNW Cup update (May 23, 2017)

Jim VE7FO has updated the club totals for this year's PNW Challenge Cup.

With only July's IARU HF World Championship to go, Willamette Valley DX Club leads Orca DXCC by 21 million points. If you didn't get on for WPX CW in May, plan to help by operating in IARU in July -- make some contacts for your club!

How to submit your scores | Eligible contests

Island contesting from Coal Point (Saanich)

Dave VE7VR takes us on a video tour of his latest contest site near Saanich on Vancouver Island. Check out the small islet just for antennas and cozy cottage for the operator. Salt-water amplifier included.

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CN78 activation on Labour Day weekend

Here's your chance to put a rare gridsquare in the log on Labour Day weekend. The roving TeamTopLeft -- Orca members Mike "Shoey" Shoesmith (VE7KPM/VA7FC) and Matt Borghese (VA7USD/W7USD) will be in CN78 on Vancouver Island Sept. 4-6, 2021.

CN78 straddles the Strait of Juan de Fuca, covering the remote tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula and much of Vancouver Island's southwest coast. It's considered a rare grid for anyone chasing the Fred Fish Memorial Award (FFMA) by confirming 6M QSOs with all 488 gridsquares that include any part of the continental United States.

TeamTopLeft will be working HF and VHF, uploading logs to Logbook of the World and QRZ.com (FT8 digital QSOs also uploaded to eQSL.cc).

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Thanks for joining us
From July 25 to 27, hams from BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and points beyond the Pacific Northwest (see the list) enjoyed excellent presentations, swapped tales of the ones they worked and the ones that got away, and enjoyed ideal sunny weather at New Westminster, BC's Inn at the Quay.

We are very grateful to these major donors and all the vendors who helped make the 2014 Pacific Northwest DX Convention such a great experience. (See the prize winners)

Thanks from Amsterdam Is. DX Group
A letter of thanks has been received from the group organizing the Jan. 2014 DXpedition to Amsterdam Is.

2013 Sea-Pac Convention
Billed as the Northwest's largest ham convention, the 2013 Sea-Pac Convention is May 31 to June 2, 2013, in Seaside, OR.

YL Ops: Their Struggles and Achievements
Orca DXCC member Elizabeth VE7TLK has prepared a special presentation about YL amateur radio operators, their struggles and achievements. View the presentation on the YL Radio website. More...

Obituary for Bill Slaughter VE7WS
Bill Slaughter VE7WS passed away on May 18 (obituary). Bill was the owner of Burnaby Radio Communications Ltd. Burnaby Radio will be open on June 8-9, 2013 for fellow hams to pay their respects.


What did you do this summer? At the Sept. 11, 2012, meeting, the latest exploits of several club members were recounted. View the presentation with photos (PDF 1.9MB). Read about it in Orca Report (#18).

2012 Pacific Northwest DX Convention
The 2012 Pacific Northwest DX Convention is in Portand, OR, August 3-5.

Pacific Northwest DX Convention, Aug. 12-14, 2011
The The 2011 PNW DX Convention was August 12 to 14 in Everett, WA. See who's attending | View PDF flyer.

Past DX news

ZC4UW, Cyprus UK Sovereign Base Jan. 2-7 E44RU, Palestine Jan. 5-14 VK9CZ, Cocos Keeling Is. Nov. 12-29, 2019 VP6R, Pitcairn Is. Oct. 18-Nov. 1, 2019 7P8AO, Lesotho Oct. 1-19 JD1BMH, Chichi Jima Is. Dec. 17-Jan. 2, 2019 TX0M & TX0A, French Polynesia Dec. 4-18, 2018 ZA/OU2I, Albania Nov. 21-26, 2018 VK9XQ, Christmas Is. Nov. 10-17, 2018 Ducie Is., VP6D: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018 Curacao, PJ2/VA7AM: Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2018 and PJ2T for CQWW SSB Kosovo, Z68HZ: Aug. 17-27, 2018 Baker Is., KH1/KH7Z: June 27-July 7, 2018 Mozambique, C8T: May 2-15, 2018 Bouvet Is., 3Y0Z: Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2018 Brunei, V85/KC0W: Nov. 24-Dec. 10, 2017 Seychelles, S79K: Nov. 25-26, 2017 Cocos Keeling Is., VK9CZ: Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2017 Christmas Is., VK9XGJ: Oct. 1-21, 2017 North Cook Is., E51AMF: Jan. 11-Feb. 6, 2017 Guatemala, TG9BBV TG9/VE7BV: Dwight will be on from TG9 Apr. 21-May 15, 2017 Cocos Keeling Is., VK9CGJ: Sep. 12-30, 2017 Curacao, PJ2/VA7AM: Dave operated from PJ2 Mar. 20 to 27, 2017 (WPX SSB with PJ2T) Austral Is., FO/A: Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2017 (VE7KW VA7DX W5RF)


The world points to Heard Island


Heard Island is the longest-inactive DXCC entity, last activated in 1997.

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C21W, Nauru Sept. 16-25 3DA0AO, Eswatini (Swaziland) Sept. 15-30 T30L, Western Kiribati Sept. 6-15 PJ2/VA7AM, Curacao Mar. 26-Apr. 2, 2019
Dave VA7AM will be active as PJ2/VA7AM and operating at PJ2T during CQ WPX SSB Mar. 30-31
ZXX9D, Macau Feb. 11-26, 2019 ZL7/JA0JHQ, Chatham Is. Jan. 17-20, 2019 St. Paul Is., CY9C: Aug. 19-29, 2016 Botswana, A25UK: Apr. 13-20, 2016 | Clublog Juan de Nova, FT4JA: Mar. 31-Apr. 12, 2016 Heard Is., VK0EK: Mar. 18-Apr. 10, 2016 Curacao, PJ2: Orca DXCC member Dave VA7AM will be at PJ2T from March 21 to 30, signing PJ2/VA7AM. During CQWPX SSB weekend, Dave is doing a single-band 20M entry signing PJ2T. Cocos Keeling, VK9CK: Mar. 15-26, 2016 Tonga, A35T: Feb. 18-24, 2016 -- Neil VA7DX, Keith VE7KW and Dave VA7AM are on the DXpedition to Tonga in February, including ARRL DX CW weekend. South Sandwich & South Georgia Is., VP8: Feb. 1, 2016 Palmyra Is., K5P: Jan. 11-26, 2016 Antipodes Is., ZL9A: January 7-11, 2016
Cezar VE3LYC joined a team activating new IOTA entity OC-286, part of an expanded ZL9 New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands DXCC entity. ZL9 is #37 on the ClubLog Most-Wanted Mixed and SSB lists.
Tuvalu T2TT & Fiji 3D2RJ : Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2015
Orca members VE7CT, KW7XX, N7RO and W7IV were on th team.
Willis Is., VK9WA : Nov. 14-23, 2015
Team included Orca members VE7NY and VE7SZ.
Chesterfield Is., TX3X: Oct. 1-12, 2015 Chatham Is., ZL7E: Apr. 3-15, 2015 Malawi, 7QAA: Mar. 11 to Apr. 1, 2015.
The international team in Malawi included Orca members Don VE7DS, Keith VE7KW and Neil VA7DX.
Tromelin, FR/T: Oct. 30-Nov. 10, 2014. Lord Howe Is., VK9DLX: Oct. 13 to 29, 2014. West Kiribati, T30D: Oct. 2 to 15, 2014. Vanuatu, YJ0X: Oct. 3 to 15, 2014. Tokelau, ZK3: Oct. 8, 2014. Mellish Reef, VK9MT: Mar. 29 to Apr. 5, 2014. (Departed early due to weather) Chatham Is., ZL7AAA: Mar. 20 to April 1, 2014.
Orca member Sandro VE7NY was along on this one.
Aves Is., YW0A: Est. Nov. 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2014. Christmas Is., VK9X/K7CO: Mar. 1 to 11, 2014. Sao Tome & Principe, S9TF: Feb. 1 to 13, 2014. Marshall Is., V73DL: Feb. 4 to 17, 2014. Amsterdam Is., FT5ZM: Jan. 24 to Feb. 12, 2014. Benin, TY1TT: Jan. 26 to Feb. 6, 2014. Bhutan, A52JR: Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2014. Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), 1A0KM: Jan. 2 to 7, 2014. Orca member Sandro VE7NY is part of an international team. SMOM, HV0A: Jan. 8 to 10, 2014. Sandro VE7NY extended operation from SMOM. Kiritimati (Christmas) Is., T32RC: Dec. 4 to 11, 2013, featuring Dick N7RO and Dean KW7XX from Orca DXCC. Bangladesh: Nov. 18 to 30, 2013. Banaba, T33A: Nov. 5 to 18, 2013. Juan Fernandez, XR0ZR: Nov. 8 to 20, 2013. Wake Atoll, K9W: Nov. 3 to 15, 2013. Austral Is., TX5RV: Orca member Don VE7DS and Dave K3EL -- Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, 2013. Easter Is., CE0Y: Nov. 1 to 7, 2013. Mayotte, TO2TT: Oct. 3 to 17, 2013. Congo, TN2MS: Oct. 12 to 24, 2013. Mozambique, C82DX: Oct. 15 to 22, 2013. Sable Is., CY0P: Oct. 1 to 11, 2013. Lord Howe Is., VK9LL: Sept. 22 to 29, 2013. Myanmar, XZ1Z: Sept. 18 to 23, 2013. Rodrigues Is., 3B9EME: Sept. 2 to 13, 2013. LOG Norfolk Is., VK9NT: May 3 to 13, 2013. P5/K6VVA: The Locust has a plan for P5.
Also see the Intrepid DX Group's P5 Project
Marion Is., ZD8D: April 2013 to May 2014. Samoa, 5W0M: Apr. 4 to 18, 2013. Cocos-Keeling Is., VK9C/GM2MP: Mar. 30 to Apr. 13, 2013. Easter Is., XR0YG: Mar. 20 to 27, 2013. Chatham Is., ZL7LC: Mar. 14 to 20, 2013. Clipperton Is., TX5K: (6M Special) Mar. 1 to 10, 2013. Rodrigues Is., 3B9DX: Mar. 1 to 10, 2013. Spratly Is., 9M4SLL: Mar. 10 to 18, 2013. Vietnam, XV2DLH: Feb. 15 to 26, 2013. Burundi, 9U9U: Feb. 14 to 23, 2013. Uganda, 5X8C: Feb. 6 to 18, 2013. LOG Lord Howe Is., VK9L: Jan. 11-18, 2013. LOG
Super job accomplished by the team, which included Orca member Don VE7DS.
Lesotho, 7P8D: : Nov. 23 to Dec. 3, 2012.
Congratulations to the 7P8D team including Keith VE7MID, Neil VA7DX, and Bill VE7XS.
Vietnam, XV4LU & XV4DD: SSB/RTTY Jan. 12 to 16, 2013. Aitutaki, E51E: Dec. 10 to Jan. 5, 2013. LOG Mauritania, 5T0SP: Nov. 24 to Dec. 10, 2012. Campbell Is., ZL9HR: Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, 2012. St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks, PT0S: : Nov. 9 to 22, 2012. Brunei, V84SMD: Nov. 11 to 22, 2012. LOG Rodrigues Is., 3B9SP: Oct. 16 to 23, 2012. Reunion Is., FR/DJ7RJ: Sep. 26 to Oct. 21, 2012. Chad, TT8TT: Oct. 3 to 16, 2012. LOG Conway Reef, 3D2C: Sep. 26 to Oct. 5, 2012. LOG Tristan da Cunha, ZD9UW: Sep. 27 to Oct. 4, 2012. Cocos (Keeling), VK9CS: Sep. 21 to 28, 2012. Swains Is., NH8S: Sep. 5 to 16. LOG Comoros Is., D64K: August 2012. Spratly Is., 9M4SLL: Aug. 7 to 13. St. Paul Is., CY9M: July 26 to Aug. 1. SMOM (Order of Malta) 1A0C: July 1 to 4, 2012. Bhutan, A52: Four ops active June 6 to 14, 2012. Bhutan, A5A: May 24 to June 6, 2012. Somaliland, 6O3A: May 25 to 30, 2012. Somalia, 6O0CW: Active May 7 to 18, 2012. Macau, XX9: May 17 to 23, 2012. Yemen, 7O6T: Active April 30 to May 15, 2012. Spratly, 9M0L: Active Apr. 10 to 24, 2012. Swaziland, 3DA0FC: Active Apr. 6 to 10, 2012. North Cook Is., E51M: Active Mar. 28 to Apr. 10, 2012. Botswana, A25: Orca members Keith VE7MID and Don VE7DS were active Mar. 18 to 27, 2012 -- Don as A25DS and Keith as A25KW -- from Lotsane Safari Lodge. Tonga, A35YZ: Mar. 7 to 24, 2012. LOG Svalbard, JW: JW2XNA & JW8HGA Mar. 16 to 20. Annobon Is., 3C0E: Mar. 2 to 11, 2012. LOG Equatorial Guinea, 3C6A: Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2012. LOG Swaziland, 3DA0PW: Feb. 21 to 29, 2012. Wallis Is., FW0NAR: Jan. 28 to Feb. 20, 2012. Futuna Is., TW0F: Feb. 5 to 10, 2012. Nauru, C21HA: Jan. 10 to Feb. 7. LOG Mayotte, TO4M: Jan. 28 to Feb. 5, 2012. Malpelo, HK0NA: Jan. 21 to Feb. 5, 2012.LOG Pitcairn Is., VP6T: Jan. 20 to Feb. 4, 2012. LOG Togo, 5V7MA: Active Dec. 19 to Jan. 4, 2012. Ethiopia, ET3AA: Active Dec. 8 to Dec. 13, 2011. Tuvalu, T2T: Active Nov. 11 to Dec. 8, 2011. LOG Nepal, 9N7MD: Active Nov. 14 to 24, 2011. LOG Maldives, 8Q7CC: Active Nov. 2 to 12, 2011. LOG Guinea, 3X: 3XY1D Oct. 18 to Nov. 1, 2011. LOG Marquesas, TX7M: Oct. 19 to Nov. 1, 2011. LOG Bhutan, A52AB: Active Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2011. Marquesas, TX5A: CQWW SSB Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2011. East Kiribati, T32C: Sep. 28 to Oct. 26, 2011. LOG Temotu, H40: H40KJ Oct. 8 to 21, 2011. LOG Rotuma, 3D2R: Sep. 27 to Oct. 7, 2011. LOG East Timor, 4W6A: Sep. 16 to 26, 2011. LOG Easter Is., CE0Y/I2DMI: Aug. 1 to 9. LOG South Sudan, ST0R: July 22 to Aug. 10. LOG Online QSL Ascension Is., ZD8D: July 24 to Aug. 9. LOG Lord Howe Is., VK9HR: July 23 to Aug. 1. LOG Jan Mayen Is., JX5O: July 6 to 16. LOG St. Pierre & Miquelon, FP/VA2WA: July 7 to 11. Fernando de Noronha, PY0FO: July 2 to 9. Bonaire, PJ4E: June 5 to 19. LOG Trinidade, PP0T: April 28 to June 15. Cocos (Keeling), VK9CI: May 31 to June 7. Madagascar, 5R8KS: IZ4AKS May 31 to June 6. LOG Afghanistan, T6PSE: 10-day visit in May was cancelled. VE1AWW/CY0 is on Sable and active 80M-6M SSB on weekends. SPOTS Albania, ZA: ZA/LZ1UQ and ZA/LZ2HM ended May 5. Central Kiribati, T31A: April 20 to 28. Mayotte, TO2FH : April 18 to 25. Seychelles, S79UFT: Mar. 24 to Apr. 15. Andaman Is. VU4PB Mar. 15 to 31. Bangladesh, S21YZ: Mar. 17 to 30. Revillagigedo, 4A4A: Mar. 3 to 20. Lesotho, 7P8: 7P8CF & 7P8KDJ were on Mar. 11 to 20. Sable Island, CY0 DXpedition active Mar. 7 to 15. Albania, ZA: ZA/I2GPT was on 40M-17M, QRT Mar. 13. Cocos (Keeling) VK9C/G6AY: DXpedition ended Mar. 5. New PJ entities were activated in Oct. West Kiribati T30: T30OU and T30YA ended Feb. 22. Chad TT8: Activated Feb. 15 to 21. Cameroon TJ9PF: QRT as of Feb. 20. Mauritius 3B8 & Rodrigues Is. 3B9: QRT as of Feb. 21. Sao Tome & Principe, S9DX: 160M-6M DXpedition was active Feb. 4 to 17, 2011. South Orkney, VP8ORK: QRT as of Feb. 8. Kermadec Is., ZL8X is now QRT. QSLs via Logbook of the World began appearing Feb. 17 -- check your LoTW account. Ujelang Atoll, V73QQ new IOTA was activated in early Dec. Read the Marshall Islands Dxpedition story
JAN. 12, 2011 -- Spratly, DX0DX: DXpedition has been postponed. Latest news.
Madagascar, 5R8X was active until Nov. 10. Togo, 5V7TT DXpedition was active until Oct. 23. QSL INFO

2022 Contests

EA RTTY Apr. 2-3 (rules). SP DX Contest 2022 Cancelled (reason). CQ WPX SSB Mar. 26-27 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 5-6 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 12-13 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 19-21 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 26-27 (rules). FTn DX Feb. 26-27 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX CW Feb. 19-20 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 12-13 (rules). XE RTTY Feb. 5-6rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 5-6 (rules). CQ 160M Jan. 28-30 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 22-23 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 22-23 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 15-17 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 15-16 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 8-9 (rules). SARTG New Year Jan. 1 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 11-12 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 18 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Challenge Dec. 18-19 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 3-5 (rules). FT Roundup Dec. 4-5 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 27-28 (rules). ARRL Phone Sweepstakes Nov. 20-22 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 13-14 (rules). ARRL CW Sweepstakes Nov. 6-8 (rules). CQWW SSB Oct. 30-31 (rules). YBDX WW FT8 Oct. 23-24 (rules).

2021 Contests

JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 16-17 (rules). QSO Parties Oct. 16-17 (NY | IL). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 9-10 (rules). QSO Parties Oct. 9-10 (NV | AZ | PA| SD). California QSO Party Oct. 2-3 (rules). Russian WW Digital Sep. Oct. 2-3 (rules). CQ WW RTTY Sep. 25-26 (rules). SAC CW Sep. 18-19 (rules). WA State Salmon Run Sep. 18-19 (rules). BARTG Sprint PSK63 Sep. 19 (rules). Worked All Europe Phone Sep. 11-12 (rules). ARRL Sept. VHF Sep. 11-13 (rules). All Asia DX Phone Sep. 4-5 (rules). Russian WW RTTY Sep. 4 (rules). RTTYops WW (formerly SCC RTTY) Aug. 27-28 (rules). Worldwide Digi DX Aug. 27-28 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 21-22 (rules). Keyman's Club of Japan Aug. 21 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 21-22 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 14-15 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 7-8 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 17-18 (rules). CQWW VHF July 17-18 (rules). IARU HF Championship July 10-11 (rules). DL-DX RTTY July 3-4 (rules. RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 19-20 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 12-14 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 29-30 (rules). Volta RTTY WW May 8-9 (rules. QSO Parties May 1-2 (7QP | IN | DE | New England). Florida QSO Party Apr. 24-25 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 25 (rules). CQMM WW Apr.17-18 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 17-18 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 10-11 (rules). FT8 DX Apr. 10-11 (rules). QSO Parties Apr. 10-11 (NE | NM | GA | ND). SP DX Apr. 3-4 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 3-4 (rules). CQ WPX SSB Mar. 27-28 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 20-22 (rules). Russian DX Mar. 20-21 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 13-14 (rules). ARRL DX Phone Mar. 6-7 (rules). FT4 DX Contest Feb. 27-28 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 27-28 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 26-28 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX CW Feb. 20-21 (rules). CQWW WPX RTTY Feb. 13-14 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 6-7 (rules). Mexico XE RTTY Feb. 6-7 (rules). European Union EU DX Feb. 6-7 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 29-31 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 23-24 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 16-17 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 16-18 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 9-10 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 2-3 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2020 Contests

Stew Perry Top-Band Dec. 26-27 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 19 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 12-13 (rules). FT Roundup Dec. 5-6 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 4-6 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 28-29 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 21-23 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 14-15 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 14-15 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 7-9 (rules). Russian WW MultiMode Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (rules). CQWW DX SSB Oct. 24-25 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 17-18 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 10-11 (rules). RSGB DX Contest Oct. 4 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 3-4 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 3-4 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sep. 29-30 (rules). Washington State Salmon Run Sep. 19-20 (rules). BARTG 75 Sprint Sep. 20 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sep. 12-13 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 5 (rules). WW Digi DX Aug. 29-30 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 15-16 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 15-16 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 8-9 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 1-2 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 25-26 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 18-19 (rules). CQWW VHF July 18-19 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 11-12 (rules). DL DX RTTY July 4-5 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 27-28 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 20-21 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 13-15 (rules). Digifest June 6-7 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 30-31 (rules). King of Spain CW May 16-17 (rules). 50 MHz Spring Sprint May 9-10 (rules). Volta RTTY May 9-10 (rules). QSO Parties May 2-3 (7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England). BARTG RTTY 75 Sprint Apr. 26 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 25-26 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 18-19 (rules). CQMM DX Contest Apr. 18-19 (rules). Japan International DX CW Apr. 11-12 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 4-5 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 28-29 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 21-23 (rules). RSGB 80M FT4 Series Mar. 16 and monthly (rules). YB DX RTTY Mar. 14 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 14-15 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 7-8 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 21-23 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 15-16 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 25-26 (rules). CQ 160-Meter CW Jan. 24-26 (rules). CQ WW RTTY WPX Feb. 8-9 (rules). British Columbia QSO Party Feb. 1-2 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 18-19 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 18-20 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 11-12 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 4-5 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2019 Contests

Stew Perry Topband Challenge Dec. 28-29 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 28 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 21 (rules). ARRL 160M CW Dec. 6-8 (rules). FT Roundup (FT8/FT4) Dec. 7-8 (rules). Russian WW MultiMode Nov. 30-Dec. 1 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 23-24 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 16-17 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 9-10 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 2-4 (rules). CQWW DX Phone Oct. 26-27(rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 19-20 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 12-13 (rules). California QSO Party CQP Oct. 5-6 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 5-6 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sept. 28-29 (rules). BARTG 75 Sprint Sept. 15 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sept. 14-16 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 14-15 (rules). All Asia DX Phone Sept. 7-8 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 7 (rules). SCC RTTY Championship Aug. 24-25 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 17-18 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 17-18 (rules). Worked All Europe DX CW Aug. 10-11 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 3-4 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 27-28(rules). CQWW VHF July 20-21 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 20-21 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 13-14 (rules). DLDX RTTY July 6-7 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 22-23 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 15-16 (rules). Ukrainian DX RTTY June 15-16 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Challenge June 15-16 (rules). DRCG WW RTTY June 8 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 8-10 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 25-26 (rules). King of Spain CW May 18-19 (rules). Volta RTTY May 11-12 (rules). 50 MHz Spring Sprint May 11-12 (rules). QSO Parties May 4-5 (7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England). SP DX RTTY Apr. 26-27 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 28 (rules). CQ MM Manchester Mineira Apr. 20-21 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 20-21 (rules). SP DX Apr. 6-7 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 6-7 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 13-14 (rules). FT8 DX Apr. 13-14 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 30-31 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 16-18 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 9-10 (rules). ARRL International DX SSB Mar. 2-3 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 23-24 (rules). ARRL International DX CW Feb. 16-17 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 9-10 (rules). Mexico RTTY International Feb. 2-3 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 2-3 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 25-27 (rules). BARTG Sprint Jan. 26-27 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 19-20 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 19-21 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 5-6 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 12-13 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2018 Contests

Stew Perry Top Band Dec. 30 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 29 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 15 (rules). FT8 Roundup Dec. 1-2 (rules). ARRL 160M Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (rules). WAE DX RTTY Nov. 10-11 (rules). ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 17-19 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 24-25 (rules). ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Nov. 3-5 (rules). CQWW DX Phone Oct. 27-28 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 13-14 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 6-7 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sept. 29-30 (rules). BARTG 75 Srint Sept. 16 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 11-12 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 8-9 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sept. 8-10 (rules). All Asia DX Phone Sept. 1-2 (rules). SCC RTTY Championship Aug. 25-26 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 18-19 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 4-5 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 28-29 (rules). DMC RTTY July 21-22 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 21-22 (rules). CQWW VHF July 21-22 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 14-15 (rules). DL DX RTTY July 7-8 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 23-24 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 16-17 (rules). Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY June 16-17 (rules). Stew Perry Topband Challenge June 16-17 (rules). DRCG WW RTTY June 9-10 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 9-10 (rules). King of Spain CW May 19-20 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 26-27 (rules). Volta RTTY May 12-13 (rules). ARI Intl. DX May 5-6 (rules). QSO PARTIES: May 5-6
(7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England).
SP DX RTTY Apr. 28-29 (rules). Florida QSO Party: Apr. 28-29 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 29 (rules). CQMM DX (Manchester Miniera) Apr. 21-22 (rules). QSO PARTIES: Apr. 21-22 (Nebraska | Michigan | Ontario). JIDX CW Apr. 14-15 (rules). Yuri Gagarin Intl. DX Apr. 14-15 (rules). SP DX Apr. 7-8 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 7-8 (rules). Russian WW Multimode Mar. 31-Apr. 1 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 24-25 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 17-19 (rules). Russian DX Mar. 17-19 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 10-11 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC Mar. 10-11 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX SSB Mar. 3-4 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 23-25 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 24-25 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX CW Feb. 17-18 (rules). CQWW WPX RTTY Feb. 10-11 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 3-4 (rules). CQ 160M Jan. 26-28 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 28-29 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 20-21 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 13-14 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 6-7 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2017 Contests

RAC Winter Dec 30 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec 16 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec 9-10 (rules). 10M RTTY Dec. 3 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 1-3 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 25-26 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 18-20 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 11-12 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 11-12 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 4-6 (rules). CQ WW SSB Oct. 28-29 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 21-22 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Oct. 21-22 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 14-15 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 7-8 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 7-8 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sep. 23-24 (rules). Scandinavian SAC CW Sept. 16-17 (rules). Washington State Salmon Run Sep. 16-17 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Sep. 17 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 9-10 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sep. 9-11 (rules). All Asian DX Phone Sep. 2-3 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 2 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 11-12 (rules). Keymans Club of Japan Contest Aug. 19-20 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 19-20 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 26-27 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 5-6 (rules). ARRL 220 and Up DX Aug. 5-6 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 29-30 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 8-9 (rules). DMC RTTY July 15-16 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 15-16 (rules). CQWW VHF July 15-16 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). DL-DX RTTY July 1-2 (rules). Ukrainian DX Digi June 24-25 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 24-25 (rules). All Asia DX CW June 17-18 (rules). Ukrainian Classic WW RTTY June 17-18 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Challenge June 17-18 (rules). DRCG WW RTTY June 10-11 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 10-12 (rules). DigiFest (RTTY75-PSK63) June 3-4 (rules). CQ WPX CW May 27-28 (rules | Podcast). UN DX May 20 (rules). Aegean RTTY May 20-21 (rules). King of Spain CW May 20-21 (rules | Podcast). EU PSK DX May 20-21 (rules). Volta RTTY May 13-14 (rules | Podcast). CQ-M International DX May 13-14 (rules). 7QP May 6-7 (rules | Podcast). Indiana QSO Party May 6-7 (rules | Podcast). Delaware QSO Party May 6-7 (rules | Podcast). New England QSO Party May 6-7 (rules | Podcast). ARI International DX May 6-7 (rules | Podcast). Florida QSO Party Apr. 29-30 (rules | Podcast). SP DX RTTY Apr. 22-23 (rules | Podcast). BARTG 75 RTTY Apr. 23 (rules). CQ Man-Min DX Apr. 15-16 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 8-9 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 1-2 (rules). CQ WPX SSB Mar. 25-26 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 11-12 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 18-20 (rules). Russian DX Mar. 18-19 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 4-5 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 25-26 (rules). CQ 160-Meter SSB Feb. 24-26 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 18-19 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 11-12 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 4-5 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 28-29 (rules). CQ 160M Jan. 27-29 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 21-22 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 21-22 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 14-15 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 7-8 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 10-11 (rules). OK RTTY Dec. 17 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 17 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC Dec. 17-18 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 2-4 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 26-27 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 19-21 (rules). Worked All Europe DX RTTY Nov. 12-13 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 12-13 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 5-7 (rules).

2016 Contests

CQWW SSB Oct. 29-30 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 8-9 (rules). Oceania DX CW Oct. 8-9 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 15-16 (rules). TARA PSK Rumble Oct. 1 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 1-2 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 1-2 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sept. 24-25 (rules). Scandinavian SAC CW Sept. 17-18 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 RTTY Sept. 18 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 10-11 (rules). All Asian DX Phone Sept. 3-4 (rules). Russian WW RTTY Sept. 3 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 27-28 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 20-21 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 20-21 (rules). WAEDX CW Aug. 13-14 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 6-7 (rules). IOTA July 30-31 (rules). IARU HF World Championships July 9-10 (rules). DMC RTTY July 16-17 (rules). CQWW VHF July 16-17 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 16-17 (rules). Canada Day Contest July 1 (rules). DLDX RTTY July 2-3 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 25-26 (rules). All Asia CW June 18-19 (rules). DCRG WW RTTY June 11-12 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 11-13 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 28-29 (rules). King of Spain CW May 21-22 (rules). Volta WW RTTY May 14-15 (rules). ARI International DX May 7-8 (rules). 7QP May 7-8 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 7-8 (rules). Delaware QSO Party May 7-8 (rules). New England QSP Party May 7-8 (rules). SPDX RTTY Apr. 23-24 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 24 (rules). TARA Skirmish Apr. 16 (rules). Man-Min DX Apr. 16-17 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 9-10 (rules). Russian WW Multimode Apr. 30-May 1 (rules). SP DX Apr. 2-3 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 2-3 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 26-27 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 19-21 (rules). Russian DX Mar. 19-20 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 12-13 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 5-6 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 27-28 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 26-28 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 20-21 (rules). CQWW RTTY WPX Feb. 13-14 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 6-7 (rules). Mexico RTTY Feb. 6-7 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 29-31 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 23-24 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 16-17 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 9-10 (rules). ARRL RTTY Round UP Jan. 2-3 (rules).

2015 Contests

Stew Perry 160M TBDC Dec. 26 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 19 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 19 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 4-6 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 12-13 (rules). 10M RTTY Dec. 6 (rules). CQ WW CW Nov. 28-29 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 14-15 (rules). JIDX Phone RTTY Nov. 14-15 (rules). OK/OM CW Nov. 14-15 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 21-23 (rules). Ukrainian DX Nov. 7-9 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 7-9 (rules). CQ WW DX SSB Oct. 24-25 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 17-18 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 10-11 (rules). Oceania DX CW Oct. 10-11 (rules). TARA PSK Rumble Oct. 3 (rules). Oceania DX Phone Oct. 3-4 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 3-4 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 3-4 (rules). CQ WW RTTY Sep. 26-27 (rules). SAC Scandinavian CW Sep. 19-20 (rules). Washington Salmon Run Sep. 19-20 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Sep. 20 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sep. 12-13 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sep. 12-13 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 5 (rules). All Asian DX Phone Sep. 5-6 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 29-30(rules). SARTG RTTY Aug. 15-16 (rules). WAE CW Aug. 8-9 (rules). TARA Grid Dip Aug. 1 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 1-2 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 25-26 (rules). DMC RTTY July 18-19 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 18-19 (rules). CQWW VHF July 18-19 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 11-12 (rules). DL DX RTTY July 4-5 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 27-28 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 20-21 (rules). Ukranian DX RTTY June 20-21 (rules). DRCG WW RTTY June 13-14 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 13-15 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 30-31 (rules). UN DX May 23 (rules). EU PSK May 23-24 (rules). King of Spain CW May 16-17 (rules). Aegean RTTY May 16-17 (rules). Volta WW RTTY May 9-10 (rules). CQ-M Intl. DX May 9-10 (rules). ARI Intl DX May 2-3 (rules). 7QP QSO Party May 2-3 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 2-3 (rules). Delaware QSO Party May 2-3 (rules). New England QSO Party May 2-3 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 25-26 (rules). Florida QSO Party Apr. 25-26 (rules). BARTG 75 Apr. 26 (rules). TARA Skirmish Apr. 18 (rules). CQ Manchester Mineira DX Apr. 18-19 (rules). Michigan QSO Party Apr. 18-19 (rules). North Dakota QSO Party Apr. 18-19 (rules). Nebraska QSO Party Apr. 18-19 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 18-19 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 11-12 (rules). Gagarin DX Apr. 11-12(rules). SP DX Apr. 4-5 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 4-5 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 28-29 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 27-Mar. 1 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 28-Mar. 1 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 7-8 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 21-22 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 14-15 (rules). Vermont QSO Party Feb. 7-8 (rules). Minnesota QSO Party Feb. 7-8 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 7-8 (rules). XE RTTY Feb. 7-8 (rules). NA Sprint CW Feb. 8 (rules). NA Sprint SSB Feb. 1 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 17-18 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 23-25 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 25-26 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 24-26 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 3-4 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 11-12 (rules).

2014 Contests

OK DX RTTY Dec. 20 (rules). DARC Christmas Dec. 26 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 27 (rules). Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge Dec. 27-28 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 6-7 (rules). TARA RTTY Melee Dec. 6 (rules). Ten Meter RTTY Contest Dec. 7 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 13-14 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 29-30 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 15-17 (rules). LZ DX Nov. 22-23 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 8-9 (rules). JIDX SSB Nov. 8-9 (rules).

CQWW Phone Oct. 25-26 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 1-3 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 11-12 (rules). JARTS RTTY Oct. 18-19 (rules). TARA PSK Rumble Oct. 4 (rules). Oceania DX Phone Oct. 4-5 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 4-5 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 4-5 (rules). Oceania DX CW Oct. 11-12 (rules). Scandinavian Activity Contest CW Sep. 20-21 (rules). WA State Salmon Run Sep. 20-21 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Sep. 21 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sep. 27-28 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 6 (rules). All Asia DX Phone Sep. 6-7 (rules). WAEDC Phone Sep. 13-14 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sep. 13-14 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 30-31 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 2-3 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 9-10 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 16-17 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 26-27 (rules). DL-DX RTTY July 5-6 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 12-13 (rules). DMC RTTY July 19-20 (rules). CQ WW VHF July 19-20 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 19-20 (rules). Canada Day Contest July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 28-29 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 21-22 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band June 21-22 (rules). DRCG RTTY June 14-16 (rules). ARRL VHF June 14-16 (rules). DigiFest June 7-8 (rules). SeaNet Contest June 7-8 (rules). CQWW WPX CW May 24-25 (rules). Volta RTTY May 10-11 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 3-4 (rules). 7th Call Area QSO Party May 3-4 (rules). New England QSO Party May 3-4 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 26-27 (rules). BARTG 75 Apr. 27 (rules). TARA Skirmish Apr. 19 (rules). CQ Man-Min DX Apr. 19-20 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 12-13 (rules). SP DX Apr. 5-6 (rules). CQ WPX SSB Mar. 29-30 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 15-17 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 8-9 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 1-2 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 21-23 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 22-23 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 15-16 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 8-9 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 1-2 (rules). XE RTTY Feb. 1-2 (rules). NA Sprint CW Feb. 2 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 24-26 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 25-26 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 18-19 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 18-20 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 11-12 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 5-6 (rules). SARTG New Year Jan. 1 (rules).

2013 Contests

Stew Perry Dec. 28-29 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 28 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 21 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 14-15 (rules). 10M RTTY Dec. 8 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 6-8 (rules). TARA RTTY Melee Dec. 7 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 23-24 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 16-18 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 9-10 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 9-10 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 2-4 (rules). CQWW SSB Oct. 26-27 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 19-20 (rules). Pre-Stew (160M) Oct. 19-20 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 12-13 (rules). Oceania DX CW Oct. 12-13 (rules). Scandinavian Activity Contest SSB Oct. 12-13 (rules). TARA PSK Rumble Oct. 5 (rules). Oceania DX Phone Oct. 5-6 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 5-6 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sept. 28-29 (rules). Scandinavian Activity Contest CW Sept. 21-22 (rules). South Carolina QSO Party Sept. 21-22 (rules). Washington Salmon Run Sept. 21-22 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Sept. 22 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 14-15 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sept. 14-16 (rules). NA Sprint SSB Sept. 15 (rules). Russian RTTY Sept. 7 (rules). All Asia DX SSB Sept. 7-8 (rules). NA Sprint CW Sept. 8 (rules). CW Ops CW Open Aug. 31 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 24-25 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 17-18 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 10-11 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 3-4 (rules). RSGB IOTA -- Islands on the Air July 27-28 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 20-21 (rules). CQWW VHF July 20-21 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 13-14 (rules). DL-DX RTTY July 6-7 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 22-23 (rules). All Asia DX CW June 15-16 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 8-10 (rules). SEANET Contest June 1-2 (rules). CQ WPX CW May 25-26 (rules). Volta RTTY May 11-12 (rules). 7QP May 4-5 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 4-5 (rules). New England QSO Party May 4-5 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 27-28 (rules). Florida QSO Party Apr. 27-28 (rules). BARTG 75 RTTY Apr. 28 (rules). TARA Skirmish Apr. 20 (rules). Manchester Mineira CW Apr. 20-21 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 13-14 (rules). SP DX Apr. 6-7 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 6-7 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 30-31 (rules). Nauryz DX Mar. 23 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 9-10 (rules). Russian DX Mar. 16-17 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 16-18 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 2-3 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 22-24 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 23-24 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 16-17 (rules). CQ WPX RTTY Feb. 9-10 (rules). Vermont QSO Party Feb. 2-3 (rules). Minnesota QSO Party Feb. 2-3 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 2-3 (rules). Delaware QSO Party Feb. 2-3 (rules). XE RTTY Feb. 2-3 (rules). NA Sprint CW Feb. 3 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 25-27 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 26-27 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 19-20 (rules). ARRL Jan. VHF Sweepstakes Jan. 19-21 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 5-6 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 12-13 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2012 Contests

RAC Winter Dec. 29 (rules). Stew Perry Topband Dec. 29-30 (rules). RAEM International HF CW Dec. 23 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 15 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 8-9 (rules). ARRL 160M Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (rules). TARA RTTY Melee Dec. 1 (rules). RTTY 10M Dec. 2 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 24-25 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 17-19 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 10-11 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 10-11 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 3-5 (rules). On Nov. 18, 2012, the V26B Antigua contest station was destroyed by fire. A rebuilding fund has been established to get this valuable multiplier back to full capability. CQWW Phone Oct. 27-28 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 20-21 (rules). Stew Perry Practice Oct. 20-21 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 13-14 (rules). NA Sprint RTTY Oct. 14 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 6-7 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sep. 29-30 (rules). BARTG 75 Sep. 23 (rules). Scandinavian SAC CW Sep. 15-16 (rules). WA Salmon Run Sep. 15-16 (rules). NA Sprint SSB Sep. 16 (rules). ARRL Sept. VHF QSO Party Sep. 8-10 (rules). NA Sprint CW Sept. 9 (rules). All Asian DX Phone Sep. 1-2 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 1 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 25-26 (rules). SARTG RTTY Aug. 18-19 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 18-19 (rules). WAE CW Aug. 11-12 (rules). TARA Grid Dip Aug. 4 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 4-5 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 28-29 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 21-22 (rules). CQWW VHF July 21-22 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 14-15 (rules). DLDX RTTY July 7-8 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 23-24 (rules). All Asia DX CW June 16-17 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 9-11 (rules). DRCG RTTY Long Distance Contest June 9-10 (rules).
(formerly ANARTS... this is a fun one!)
CQ WPX CW May 26-27 (rules). Volta RTTY May 12-13 (rules). CQ-M DX May 12-13 (rules). 7QP 7th Area QSO Party May 5-6 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 5-6 (rules). New England QSO Party May 5-6 (rules). Nebraska QSO Party Apr. 28-29 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 28-29 (rules). Florida QSO Party Apr. 28-29 (rules). BARTG 75 Sprint Apr. 29 (rules). Man-Min CW Apr. 21-22 (rules). Michigan QSO Party Apr. 21-22 (rules). South Dakota QSO Party Apr. 21-22 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 21-22 (rules). YU DX Apr. 21-22 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 14-15 (rules). SP DX CW/SSB Apr. 7-8 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 7-8 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 24-25 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 17-19 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth Contest Mar. 10-11 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 3-4 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 26 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 24-26 (rules). ARRL DX CW Feb. 18-19 (rules | DX list). CQWW WPX RTTY Feb. 11-12 (rules | DX list ). BC QSO Party Feb. 4-5 (rules | Results | 2012 Report). CQ 160M CW Jan. 27-29 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 28-29 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 21-22 (rules). ARRL VHF Sweepstakes Jan. 21-23 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 14-15 (rules). RTTY Roundup Jan. 7 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules).

2011 Contests

RAC Winter Dec. 17 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 17 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC Dec. 17-18 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 10-11 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 2-4 (rules). TARA RTTY Melee Dec. 3 (rules). 10M RTTY Test Dec. 4 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 26-27 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 19-21 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 12-13 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 12-13 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 5-7 (rules). CQWW SSB Oct. 29-30 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Warmup Oct. 22-23 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 15-16 (rules). QSO Parties Oct. 15-16 (New York | Iowa). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 8-9 (rules). Oceania DX CW Oct. 8-9 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 1-2 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sep. 24-25 (rules). SAC Scandinavian Activity Contest CW Sep. 17-18 (rules). Washington State Salmon Run Sep. 17-18 (rules). NA SSB Sprint Sep. 18 (rules). BARTG 75-baud Sprint Sep. 18 (rules). Worked All Europe SSB Sep. 10-11 (rules). ARRL Sept. VHF QSO Party Sep. 10-11 (rules). Russian RTTY WW Sep. 3 (rules). All Asia SSB Sep. 3-4 (rules). SCC RTTY Aug. 27-28 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 20-21 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 20-21 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 13-14 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 6-7 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 30-31 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 16-17 (rules). CQWW VHF July 16-17 (rules). IARU World Championship July 9-10 (rules). RAC Canada Day contest was July 1 (rules). DL-DX RTTY contest was July 2-3) (rules). ARRL Field Day was June 25-26 (rules and info | entry form). All Asian DX CW was June 18-19 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC was June 18-19 (rules). DRCG Long Distance RTTY Challenge was June 11-12 (rules). WPX CW was May 28-29 (rules). Volta RTTY was May 14-15 (rules). 7th Call Area (7QP) is over (May 7-8) (rules | 2011 results). New England QSO Party is over (May 7-8) (rules). Indiana QSO Party is over (May 7-8) (rules). Florida QSO Party (1600z) is over (April 30-May 1) (rules). BARTG 75 baud RTTY is over (April 30) (rules). SP DX RTTY is over (April 23-24) (rules). CQ Man Min is over (April 16-17) (rules). JIDX Contest is over (April 9-10) (rules). EA RTTY is over (April 2-3) (rules). SP DX is over (April 2-3) (rules). CQ WPX SSB is over (Mar. 26-27) (rules | 2010 results). BARTG HF RTTY is over (Mar. 19-21) (rules | 2010 results). ARRL DX SSB is over (Mar. 5-6) (rules). NAQP RTTY is over (Feb. 27) (rules). CQ 160M SSB is over (Feb. 25-27) (rules). ARRL DX CW is over (Feb. 19-20) (rules | Orca scores). CQWW RTTY WPX is over (Feb. 12-13) (rules). NAQP RTTY is over (Feb. 27) (rules). CQ 160M SSB is over (Feb. 25-27) (rules). ARRL DX CW is over (Feb. 19-20) (rules | Orca scores). CQWW RTTY WPX is over (Feb. 12-13) (rules). Note: You can submit your ARRL contest logs with "CLUB: ORCA DX AND CONTEST CLUB" in the Cabrillo header. BC QSO Party is over (rules). CQ 160M CW is over (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup is over (rules | 2010 results). NAQP CW is over (rules | 2010 Aug. preliminary results). RAC Winter contest is over (rules | 2009 results). Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge is over (rules).

NAQP disallows Skimmer for single-ops
DEC. 24, 2010 -- If you're planning on entering the CW North American QSO Party (NAQP Rules) you may have noticed that the rules stated that the use of Skimmer will be allowed in the Single Op category. This generated a huge firestorm of protest on the CQ Contest reflector.

The use of Skimmer by single ops in the upcoming NAQP CW has now been disallowed (See Entry Classification -- Section 5.a.ii).

Please note that, if you're an NCJ subscriber, the Jan/Feb issue has already gone to print so will still show the old rules.

73, Jim VE7FO


New PJ entities: did you work 'em all? Curacao, PJ2 PJ2/K8ND was active as PJ2T in October. Bonaire, PJ4 PJ4B, PJ4D and PJ4W operations are now QRT. Saba PJ6 and St. Eustatius PJ5 PJ6A DXpedition in Oct. now QRT QSL INFO Sint Maarten, PJ7E operation is now QRT. QSL INFO
Oct. 13: ARRL four new DXCC entitites in Caribbean
Oct. 13: CQ Magazine four new DX entitites in Caribbean
Oct. 13: New IOTA group announced

David VA7DXC reports on his CQWW SSB experience at the N7BT multi-op at Paul W7IV's Bellingham QTH last month.