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Contest Calendar

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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 ARRL 2017-2018 Contest Dates - Ver 1.0c, 17 Oct 2016

January 2017
1          Straight Key Night
7          Kids Day
7-8       RTTY Roundup          
21-23   January VHF

February 2017
13-17   School Club Roundup
18-19   International DX – CW

March 2017
4-5      International DX– Phone
April 2017
16       Rookie Roundup – Phone
June 2017
10-12    June VHF
18         Kids Day
24-25    Field Day

July 2017
8-9   IARU HF World Championship

August 2017
5-6  222 MHz and Up Distance Contest
19-20    10 GHz & Up – Round 1
20         Rookie Roundup – RTTY

September 2017
9-10      EME - 2.3 GHz & Up
9-11      September VHF   
16-17    10 GHz & Up - Round 2
  

October 2017
7-8      EME - 50 to 1296 MHz
16-20  School Club Roundup
 

November 2017
 4-5    EME - 50 to 1296 MHz
 4-6    Nov. Sweepstakes – CW
 
18-20 Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone
       

December 2016
2-4       160 Meter
10-11   10 Meter
18        Rookie Roundup–CW

               December 2017
               1-3    
160 Meter
               9-10  
10 Meter
               17     
Rookie Roundup–CW

 

ARRL Contests

  • Contest Corral - Includes Non-ARRL Contests

  • 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.

  • 2016, plus 2017 - 2018 ARRL Contest Dates (PDF)

    ARRL 2016 Contest Dates (revised 11 Mar 2016)

    ARRL 2017-2018 Contest Dates - Ver 1.0c, 17 Oct 2016

  • Contest Corral Archive - 2015

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