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          The ARRL Contest Update

Published by the American Radio Relay League
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October 27, 2021

Editor: Brian Moran, N9ADG <contest-update@arrl.org>

IN THIS ISSUE

IN THIS ISSUE

- NEW HF OPERATORS -- THINGS TO DO
- CONTEST SUMMARY
- NEWS, PRESS RELEASES, AND GENERAL INTEREST
- RESULTS AND RECORDS
- OPERATING TIPS
- TECHNICAL TOPICS AND INFORMATION
- CONVERSATION
- CONTESTS
- LOG DUE DATES

==> NEW HF OPERATORS -- THINGS TO DO

This weekend (Oct 30, 0000z to Oct 31, 2359z) is the CQ World Wide DX
Contest - SSB. If you're new to HF operation, and interested in HF
contesting and working DX, there is plenty of opportunity for you to
hone your contesting skills while snagging some new countries for your
DXCC totals. The exchange is your signal report plus your CQ Zone
(example "5/9 08"). If you're unsure of what your CQ Zone is, check out
this map <http://www.cqww.com/resources.htm>. Full rules for the event
are at www.cqww.com/rules.htm <https://www.cqww.com/rules.htm>.

CQ WW Contest Director John, K1AR, notes that for 2021, in addition to
the new Youth overlay for participants 25 and under (see story below),
there's also a a new "Explorer" category to allow experimenters to be
creative in their technical approaches to the event. For more
information on the Explorer category, visit cqww.com/explorer.htm
<https://cqww.com/explorer.htm>.

==> CONTEST SUMMARY

Complete information for all contests follows the Conversation section

October 28

- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>
- EACW Meeting <https://www.eacwspain.es/eacwmeeting/>
- RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml>

October 29

- NCCC RTTY Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html>
- NCCC Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html>
- Zombie Shuffle <http://www.zianet.com/qrp/ZOMBIE/pg.htm>
- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>

October 30

- CQ World Wide DX Contest, SSB <http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm>

November 1

- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>
- Silent Key Memorial Contest <http://www.skmc.hu/en/rules.html>
- RSGB 80m Autumn Series, Data
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml>

November 2

- ARS Spartan Sprint
<http://arsqrp.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-whats-spartan-sprint-and-how-do-i.html>
- Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest <https://wwsac.com/rules.html>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>

November 3

- Phone Weekly Test Fray
<http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf>
- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- VHFUHF FT8 Activity Contest <http://www.ft8activity.eu/index.php/en/>
- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- UKEICC 80m Contest <https://www.ukeicc.com/80m-rules.php>

November 4

- Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest <https://qrpcontest.com/pigwalk40/>
- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>
- NRAU 10m Activity Contest
<https://nrrlcontest.no/index.php/nrrl-contests/nrau-nac/10m/nrau-nac-10m-english-rules/278-nrau-nac-10m-english-rules.html>
- EACW Meeting <https://www.eacwspain.es/eacwmeeting/>
- SKCC Sprint Europe
<http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/skse/>

November 5

- NCCC RTTY Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html>
- NCCC Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html>
- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>

November 6

- IPARC Contest, CW <http://www.iparc.de>
- Ukrainian DX Contest <http://urdxc.org/rules.php?english>
- Two Meter Classic Sprint
<https://fwrc.info/2021/05/21/two-meter-classic-sprint/>
- ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW <http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes>

November 7

- IPARC Contest, SSB <http://www.iparc.de>
- EANET Sprint <https://fediea.org/news/?news=20201108>
- High Speed Club CW Contest <http://www.highspeedclub.org/>

November 8

- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>

November 9

- Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest <https://wwsac.com/rules.html>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>

November 10

- Phone Weekly Test Fray
<http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf>
- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- VHF/UHF FT8 Activity Contest
<http://www.ft8activity.eu/index.php/en/>
- CWops MiniCWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml>

==> NEWS, PRESS RELEASES, AND GENERAL INTEREST

The new Youth category for the CQ World Wide DX Contest
<https://www.cqww.com/rules.htm> will debut October 30 - 31 with the
phone weekend. The category covers contesters age 25 or younger and
applies to both the phone and CW weekends (CW, November 27 - 28).

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (the Americas) is one
of several organizations sponsoring plaques for the top young scorers.
In Region 2, plaques will be awarded to the top Youth score in each CQ
WW event in North America and South America -- four in all.

Youth plaques are sponsored by other entities for participants from all
continents in both events.

The ARRL November Sweepstakes <http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes> (SS)
weekends are coming up shortly. The CW weekend is November 6 - 8, while
the phone weekend is November 20 - 22. Both events begin on Saturday at
2100 UTC and conclude on Monday at 0259 UTC.

The SS offers operating categories for every preference. The goal for
many seasoned SS operators is to complete a "clean sweep" by contacting
all 84 ARRL and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Sections
<https://contests.arrl.org/contestmultipliers.php>.

Some Sections are harder to contact than others. Northern Territories
(NT) is always a challenge, but there's a slim chance that snagging NT
could be easier this year.

Gerry Hull, W1VE (also VE1RM), is hoping to operate as VY1AAA for both
weekends, using "J" Allen's, VY1JA, Yukon Territory station remotely
from the US. Now in his mid-70s, Allen essentially retired from ham
radio a few years ago due to health issues, but he's bounced back this
year with renewed enthusiasm and working to get a station and antennas
ready for Hull to operate.

"VY1JA is now in re-construction," Allen says on his QRZ.com profile
<https://www.qrz.com/db/W1VE>. "There is only a small chance that it
will be done and on the air for SS CW this year. If so, signals may be
weaker than in the past, with only a 100 W Omni VII and wire antennas.
Plans for building an amp failed, and antenna work has taken far longer
than expected."

Hull said if Allen does manage to erect the antenna support tower,
VY1AAA will have inverted V antennas for 20 and 40 meters, which Hull
considers "the money bands from Yukon on CW."

"So, hoping for good weather and good health for J, and then we might
have VY1AAA on for the masses for SS CW," he said. Hull said if the CW
weekend is successful, he'll consider also operating in the phone
event.

Logs are due within 7 days after the event is over. Certificates will
be awarded in the top operator CW and Phone scores in each category in
each ARRL/RAC Section and Division, and plaques will be awarded to the
Overall and Division winners. Icom America is the principal awards
sponsor.

An operating guide that relates some of the history and evolution of
these North American contests is available under "Operating Guidelines"
on the ARRL November Sweepstakes <http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes>
page.

Don't let those solar storms scare you into turning off your radios!
Even with compromise antennas, you never know what you might hear.
Gordon, NW7D, shared the following:

"I saw on the solar weather reporting stats that we're having a G2
solar storm. I therefore thought that radio conditions would be
terrible but turned the rig on anyway to see what was happening with
FT8 on 20M. To my surprise, the DX was astounding, and I worked a
Russian DXpedition in the country of Eswatina (formerly Swaziland),
Africa. My signal report was '+00', a very strong signal for FT8 -
especially for a path of 10,200 miles. Their call is 3DA0RU and they
have a very interesting expedition website at https://3da0.ru/en/

The excitement of successfully working DX and contests with such a
relatively small 12' antenna hasn't worn off yet for me. Having owned
two previous towers and Yagis, and then subsequently three hexbeams, I
thought I would be all done working serious DX after I moved to an HOA
but the Scorpion antenna has enabled me to be a serious DX'er again. I
am also a RTTY contester and I've been able to work about 90% of the
contest stations that I could decode in two recent RTTY contests, again
including a lot of DX."

==> RESULTS AND RECORDS

Mark, K6UFO, writes. "No supply chain problems here! The award
certificates for the NA CW Sprint, and all three NAQP contests (CW SSB
and RTTY) are available online at the National Contest Journal
<https://ncjweb.com/ncj-certificates/> website."

Full results for the ARRL June VHF contest have been released and are
available at contests.arrl.org <https://contests.arrl.org>, as well as
in the December issue of QST. In addition to the full results article,
line scores and downloadable certificates are also available.

==> OPERATING TIPS

CQWW SSB 40M Frequencies:

Martin, G3ZAY, reminds ops they should listen down in the Region 1
phone band, below 7200 kHz when the band is open to Europe. He notes
that every year around 0500-0800 he hears stations, particularly
multipliers in the Caribbean, CQing above 7200 with few takers, while
they could get a Europe pileup if they'd listen below 7200. He says,
"It's very frustrating!" -via The Daily DX <http://www.dailydx.com/>

If you're looking into improving your contest score from last year, a
good suggestion is to take a look at the Log Checking Report (LCR) that
many contest sponsors provide. The LCR can provide useful information
on common operating and logging mistakes that occur, even with the most
seasoned operators.

Suggested reading - Doug Grant's, K1DG's, article "What You Can Learn
from Your Log-Checking Report" in the July/August 2019 issue of
National Contest Journal <https://ncjweb.com/>. ARRL members can access
NCJ free with their membership. You can also access a PDF
<http://ncjweb.com/features/julaug19feat.pdf> of the article.

==> TECHNICAL TOPICS AND INFORMATION

Tom, N1MM, announced earlier this month the release of a new version of
N1MM Logger + (Version 1.0.9319). New features include:

- WSJT Decode List - Expanded "Include 73" menu item to choose 73,
RR73, RRR in any combination. (Coded by AB2ZY)
- JARTS RTTY Contest - Use call history file to populate exchange.
(JS1OYN) (Coded by N2IC)
- Added capability to display sent CW in Entry Window for SO1R and
SO2V. Right click in Entry Window to enable/disable. (Many)(Coded by
N2IC)
- Disabled ADIF export of CQZ for LZDX contest. It was wrong (set to
ITUZ) and no clear way to fix it without potentially causing more harm.
(PA5KT)(Coded by AB2ZY)

If you're planning on climbing your tower to make some last minute
adjustments to your system for the fall contest season, Ward, N0AX, and
other seasoned tower climbers offer some advice on dealing with wasps
and other stinging insects:

Fall is a busy season for that last bit of antenna work before northern
winter. Wasps and similar insects are also active but for different
reasons - they are mating in preparation for wintering over and
re-colonizing in the spring. During this period, towers and other tall
structures act as gathering points for wasps, leading to interactions
with tower climbers. Unless there is an actual nest (always check first
with binoculars!), the mostly male wasps aren't aggressive at this
time, but stings might occur if they are threatened. (See the "Control"
section of
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/paper-wasp-swarming-around-structures.)

Be sure to check whether you are allergic to wasp venom and carry
medication such as an EpiPen if you need it. Benadryl (an
antihistamine) and any meat tenderizer containing papain (an enzyme
that neutralizes wasp and bee venom) can also be useful if you are
stung. It's also important to keep calm and don't panic or overreact if
wasps are present. Have a plan and be prepared!

==> CONVERSATION

Submit your log, no matter how big or small!

All contest participants, whether they are serious contesters or just
casual operators, should submit their log to the contest sponsor.
Submitting logs assists the contest sponsor with the scoring of the
contest, as QSOs are cross-checked against the logs of stations that
are worked. Additionally, contest sponsors allocate resources to
contests based upon the total number of logs submitted, assisting them
in gauging how much activity there is in each event.

If you do make a few casual contacts in a contest, and do not submit a
log, the stations you worked will not be penalized. For example, if you
made a few contacts in the contest to "hand out points" to other
contesters, your QSOs with them would be considered as "unique."
Uniques are call signs that appear in only a few logs that were
submitted by the stations that worked you.

Lastly, you might be surprised at how well you might do in a contest,
even if your QSO count is low. For example, I submitted a contest log
that contained only 5 QSOs, which ended up not only being a division
winner, but also scored in the top ten in W/VE in the category that I
entered!

Keep those logs coming in!

That's all we've got in the log for you this time! Remember to send
contesting related stories, book reviews, tips, techniques, press
releases, errata, schematics, club information, pictures, stories, blog
links, and predictions to contest-update@arrl.org

73, Paul N1SFE

==> CONTESTS

28-Oct - 10-Nov 2021

An expanded, downloadable version of QST's Contest Corral
<http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar> is available as a PDF. Check the
sponsors' website for information on operating time restrictions and
other instructions.

HF CONTESTS

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Oct 28, 0300z to
Oct 28, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name +
Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs
due: Oct 30.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Oct 28, 0700z to
Oct 28, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name +
Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs
due: Oct 30

RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/> Oct 28, 1700z to Oct 28,
1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] +
[serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Nov 4.

EACW Meeting <https://www.eacwspain.es/eacwmeeting/> Oct 28, 1900z to
Oct 28, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. +
Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST +
Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Oct 30.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml> Oct 28, 2000z to
Oct 28, 2130z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Oct 31.

NCCC RTTY Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html> Oct 29, 0145z
to Oct 29, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH;
Logs due: Oct 31.

NCCC Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html> Oct 29, 0230z to Oct
29, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due:
Oct 31.

Zombie Shuffle <http://www.zianet.com/qrp/ZOMBIE/pg.htm> Oct 29, 1600z
to Oct 29, 2359z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RS(T) +
(state/province/country) + (Zombie number/area code) + name; Logs due:
Nov 15.

K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html> Oct 29, 2000z to
Oct 29, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name
+ (state/province/country); Logs due: Oct 31.

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB <http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm> Oct 30,
0000z to Oct 31, 2359z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + CQ
Zone No.; Logs due: Nov 5.

K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html> Nov 1, 0000z
toNov 1, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm,
Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 3.

Silent Key Memorial Contest <http://www.skmc.hu/en/rules.html> Nov 1,
0600z to Nov 1, 0859z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + SK call sign you wish
to recognize; Logs due: Nov 15.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, Data
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml>> Nov 1, 2000z to
Nov 1, 2130z; RTTY, PSK; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 4.

 ARS Spartan Sprint
<http://arsqrp.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-whats-spartan-sprint-and-how-do-i.html>
Nov 2, 0100z to Nov 2, 0300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST +
(state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Nov 4.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest <https://wwsac.com/rules.html> Nov
2, 0100z to Nov 2, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS +
age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Nov 3

Phone Weekly Test - Fray <http://rttyops.com></a>RTTYOPS Weeksprint</a>
Nov 2, 1700z to Nov 2, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's
call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Nov 9.</p>
<p><a target=> Nov 3, 0230z to Nov 3, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40,
20, 15; NA: Name +" (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due:
Nov 5.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 3, 1300z to
Nov 3, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member
No./CWA, non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 6.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 3, 1900z to
Nov 3, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member
No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov
6.

UKEICC 80m Contest <https://www.ukeicc.com/80m-rules.php> Nov 3, 2000z
to Nov 3, 2100z; SSB; Bands: 80; 6-Character grid square; Logs due: Nov
3.

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest <https://qrpcontest.com/pigwalk40/> Nov
4, 0000z to Nov 5, 0300z; CW; Bands: 40; Maximum 13 wpm, RST +
(state/province/country) + Name + (Member No./power); Logs due: Nov 11.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 4, 0300z to
Nov 4, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member
No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov
6.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 4, 0700z to
Nov 4, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member
No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov
6.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/> Nov 4, 1700z to Nov 4, 1900z;
RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial
no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Nov 11.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest
<https://nrrlcontest.no/index.php/nrrl-contests/nrau-nac/10m/nrau-nac-10m-english-rules/278-nrau-nac-10m-english-rules.html>
Nov 4, 1800z to Nov 4, 2200z; CW, SSB, FM, Digital; Bands: 10; RS(T) +
6-character grid square; Logs due: Nov 18.

EACW Meeting <https://www.eacwspain.es/eacwmeeting/> Nov 4, 1900z to
Nov 4, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. +
Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST +
Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Nov 6.

SKCC Sprint Europe
<http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/skse/> Nov 4, 2000z to
Nov 4, 2200z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RST +
(state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./"NONE"); Logs due: Nov 11.

NCCC RTTY Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html> Nov 5, 0145z
to Nov 5, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH;
Logs due: Nov 7.

NCCC Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html> Nov 5, 0230z to Nov
5, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due:
Nov 7.

K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html> Nov 5, 2000z to
Nov 5, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name
+ (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 7.

IPARC Contest <http://www.iparc.de> CW, Nov 6, 0500z to Nov 6, 1200z;
CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; USA IPA Members: RST + Serial No. +
"IPA" + State, non-USA IPA Members: RST + Serial No. + "IPA", non-IPA
Members: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 30.

Ukrainian DX Contest <http://urdxc.org/rules.php?english> Nov 6,
1200zto Nov 7, 1200z; CW, SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Ukraine:
RS(T) + 2-letter oblast, non-Ukraine: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Dec
7.

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest <http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes> CW, Nov 6,
2100z to Nov 8, 0300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Serial No. +
Precedence (Q/A/B/U/M/S) + [your call sign] + Check + ARRL/RAC Section;
Logs due: Nov 15.

IPARC Contest, SSB <http://www.iparc.de> Nov 7, 0500z to Nov 7, 1200z;
SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; USA IPA Members: RS + Serial No. +
"IPA" + State, non-USA IPA Members: RS + Serial No. + "IPA", non-IPA
Members: RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 30.

EANET Sprint <https://fediea.org/news/?news=20201108> Nov 7, 0800z to
Nov 7, 1200z; Any; Bands: Any; RS(T); Logs due: Nov 17.

High Speed Club CW Contest <http://www.highspeedclub.org/> Nov 7, 1400z
to Nov 7, 1700z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Members: RST + HSC No.,
non-Members: RST + "NM"; Logs due: Nov 21.

K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html> Nov 8, 0000z to
Nov 8, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name
+ (state/province/country); Logs due: Nov 10.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest <https://wwsac.com/rules.html> Nov
9, 0100z to Nov 9, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS +
age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Nov 10.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/> Nov 9, 1700z to Nov 9, 1900z;
RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial
no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Nov 16.

Phone Weekly Test - Fray
<http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf> Nov 10, 0230z to
Nov 10, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name +
(state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Nov 12.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 10, 1300z to
Nov 10, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name +
Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs
due: Nov 13.

CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/> Nov 10, 1900z to
Nov 10, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name +
Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs
due: Nov 13.

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml> Nov 10, 2000z to
Nov 10, 2130z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Nov 13.

VHF+ CONTESTS

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest <http://www.ft8activity.eu/index.php/en/>
Nov 3, 1700z to Nov 3, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 144 MHz; 4-character grid
square; Logs due: Nov 8.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest <http://www.ft8activity.eu/index.php/en/>
Nov 10, 1700z to Nov 10, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 432 MHz; 4-character grid
square; Logs due: Nov 15.

Two-Meter Classic Sprint
<https://fwrc.info/2021/05/21/two-meter-classic-sprint/> Nov 6, 1300z
to Nov 6, 1330z; CW, SSB; Bands: 2; Serial No. + 4-character grid
square; Logs due: Nov 9.

==> LOG DUE DATES

October 28

- Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest <https://qrpcontest.com/pigwalk20/>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>

October 29

- Phone Weekly Test - Fray
<http://www.perluma.com/Phone_Fray_Contest_Rules.pdf>
- Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest <https://www.avhfc.com/rules/en.pdf>
- SKCC Sprint
<http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/weekday_sprint/>

October 30

- New York QSO Party <http://www.nyqp.org/>
- CWops Mini-CWT Test <https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/>
- EACW Meeting <https://www.eacwspain.es/eacwmeeting/>

October 31

- NCCC Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html>
- New Hampshire QSO Party
<http://www.w1wqm.org/nhqso/NEW_HAMPSHIRE_QSO_PARTY_RULES.pdf>
- Collegiate QSO Party <http://collegiateqsoparty.com>
- JARTS WW RTTY Contest <http://jarts.jp/rules2021.html>
- Oceania DX Contest, Phone/CW <http://www.oceaniadxcontest.com/>
- NCCC RTTY Sprint <http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html>
- North American SSB Sprint Contest <http://ssbsprint.com/rules/>
- QCX Challenge <http://www.qrp-labs.com/party.html>
- RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB
<https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/rautumn.shtml>
- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>
- YBDXPI FT8 Contest <https://contest.ybdxpi.net/rules/>

November 1

- Nevada QSO Party <http://nvqso.com/contest-rules/>
- QRP ARCI Fall QSO Party <http://qrparci.org/contest/fall-qso-party>

November 2

- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>

November 3

- K1USN Slow Speed Test <http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html>

November 4

- AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening
<http://alt.agcw.de/index.php/en/contests-and-cw-activities/semi-automatic-key-evening>
- RTTYOPS Weeksprint <http://rttyops.com/>

November 5

- CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB <http://www.cqww.com/rules.htm>

November 6

- South Dakota QSO Party <http://www.sdqsoparty.com>
- ARRL School Club Roundup <http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup>

November 7

- Stew Perry Topband Challenge <http://www.kkn.net/stew/>

November 8

- YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Coarrl.org> to advertise in this newsletter, space
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