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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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January 2016
1          Straight Key Night
2-3       RTTY Roundup
3           Kids Day
30-1    January VHF

February 2016
8-12     School Club Roundup
20-21   International DX – CW

March 2016
5-6       International DX– Phone
April 2016
17        Rookie Roundup – Phone
June 2016
11-13   June VHF
18         Kids Day
25-26   Field Day

July 2016
9-10   IARU HF World Championship

August 2016

6-7 August UHF (3rd-Party Event)
20-21 10 GHz & Up – Round 1
21      Rookie Roundup – RTTY

September 2016
10-12    September VHF
17-19    10 GHz & Up - Round 2
24-25    EME - 2.3 GHz & Up

October 2016
17-21  School Club Roundup
22-23  EME - 50 to 1296 MHz

November 2016
5-7       Nov. Sweepstakes – CW
19-21   Nov. Sweepstakes – Phone
19-20   EME - 50 to 1296 MHz

December 2016
2-4       160 Meter
10-11   10 Meter
18        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 1.0b, 16 Aug 2016

  • Contest Corral Archive - 2015

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