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Contest Calendar

ARRL contests for the next 12 months are listed below. A generic ARRL contest calendar is also provided that gives the weekends for all our events, to assist with long-term planning of your contest operations. The Contest Corral files include non-ARRL events.
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2018-2019-2020 ARRL Contest Dates PDF - Ver 2.0 - 17 July 2018

January 2018
1          Straight Key Night
6          Kids Day
6-7       RTTY Roundup          
20-22   January VHF

February 2018
12-16   School Club Roundup
17-18   International DX – CW

March 2018
3-4      International DX– Phone
 
April 2018
15       Rookie Roundup – Phone
June 2018
9-11     June VHF
16         Kids Day
23-24    Field Day
 

July 2018
14-15   IARU HF World Championship  

August 2018
4-5  222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
18-19   10 GHz & Up – Round 1
19        Rookie Roundup – RTTY

September 2018
8-10      September VHF   
15-16    10 GHz & Up - Round 2
29-30    EME - 2.3 GHz & Up

October 2018
15-19   School Club Roundup
27-28   EME - 50 to 1296 MHz
 

November 2018
3-5      Nov. Sweepstakes – CW
17-19   Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone
24-25   EME - 50 to 1296 MHz       
11/30-12/2  160 Meter

December 2018
11/30-12/2  160 Meter
8-9               10 Meter
16     Rookie Roundup–CW
 

 

ARRL Contests

  • Contest Corral - Includes Non-ARRL Contests

          
    2018:
    January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August 

  • Generic ARRL Contest Calendar

    JANUARY

    • Straight Key Night: 0000 UTC - 2359 UTC January 1
    • RTTY Roundup: First full weekend of January, but never on January 1, 1800 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.
    • January VHF Sweepstakes: The third or fourth weekend in January. See the current rules for this year's exact date.  1900 UTC Saturday through 0359 UTC Monday.

    FEBRUARY

    • International DX Contest - CW: Third full weekend in February, 0000 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.

    MARCH

    • International DX Contest - Phone: First full weekend in March, 0000 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.

     APRIL

    • Rookie Roundup: Third Sunday, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC.

     JUNE

    • June VHF QSO Party: Second full weekend in June, 1800 UTC Saturday through 0259 UTC Monday.
    • Kids Day: Third Saturday in June, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC
    • Field Day: Fourth full weekend in June, 1800 UTC Saturday through 2059 UTC Sunday.

     JULY

    • IARU HF World Championships: The second full weekend of July, 1200 UTC Saturday through 1159 UTC Sunday.

     AUGUST

    • 10 GHz & Up Contest - Leg 1: Third full weekend of August, 6:00AM local time Saturday through 11:59pm local time Sunday.
    • Rookie Roundup: Third Sunday, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC.

     SEPTEMBER

    • September VHF QSO Party: Second full weekend of September, 1800 UTC Saturday through 0259 UTC Monday
    • 10 GHz & Up Contest - Leg 2: Third full weekend of August, 6:00AM local time Saturday through 11:59pm local time Sunday.

    OCTOBER

    • School Club Roundup: Third full school week of October

    NOVEMBER

    • November Sweepstakes - CW: First full weekend in November, 2100 UTC Saturday through 0259 UTC Monday.
    • November Sweepstakes - Phone: Third full weekend in November, 2100 UTC Saturday through 0259 UTC Monday.

    DECEMBER

    • ARRL 160 Meter Contest: First full weekend in December, 2200 UTC Friday through 1559 UTC Sunday.
    • ARRL 10 Meter Contest: Second full weekend in December, 0000 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.
    • Rookie Roundup: Third Sunday, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC.

    NOTES: EME Contest dates are determined year to year based on optimium EME conditions. See the EME Contest Rules for this year's specific dates.

  • 2018 ARRL Contest Dates (PDF)

    2018 ARRL Contest Dates - Ver 1.0 - 30 June 2017

  • Contest Corral Archive - 2015 - 2016 - 2017

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