Friday, January 13, 2017

K8ZT’s Contesting Companion
At the last meeting of my local radio club, the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club (, I was asked if there were any upcoming contests, so this article is an attempt to answer that question. .

Contesting Site Links

  • Bruce Horn’s WA7BNM Contest Calendar- (probably the most comprehensive listing of contests anywhere).
  • ARRL Contest Calendar (a.k.a. Contest Corral)-
  • - Contesting News, Articles, Surveys, Tips, Calendars & more!
  • SM3CER Contest Service- contests, propogation, DX spots and more.

  • DL2NBY’s Ham Radio Contest Calendars - A somewhat overwhelming but very thorough collection of subscribable Google Calendars (CW, Phone, Digital Contest & Mixed).
  • a place for rumors, bragging, and summaries of current contests. You can upload your claimed score here to share with the world
  • The CQ Magazine Contests- Worldwide DX- PH, CW, RTTY & 160M; WPX- PH, CW & RTTY and DX Marathon (some of the most popular/larger contests).
  • NG3K Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page,, the place to find Announced DX Operations (ADXO) Stations that will be on during Contests plus a wide variety of other tools for Contesters and/or DXers.
  • State & Province QSO Party Calendar by N5NA-

Contesting Anecdote-
Did you ever think about it- Amateur Radio Contesting 
is the only competition I can think of 
where you cannot score points unless
you provide your competitors with points!

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