K8ZT’s Contesting Companion
At the last meeting of my local radio club, the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club (CFARC.org), 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- www.hornucopia.com/contestcal (probably the most comprehensive listing of contests anywhere).
- ARRL Contest Calendar (a.k.a. Contest Corral)- ww.arrl.org/contest-calendar
- Contesting.com - Contesting News, Articles, Surveys, Tips, Calendars & more!
SM3CER Contest Service- www.sk3bg.se/contest- 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).
- 3830.com- 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, www.ng3k.com, 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- http://qsoparty.eqth.net
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!