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The ARRL Contest Update
June 22, 2022
Editor: Paul Bourque, N1SFE
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Upcoming Contests - Things to Do

2022 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26

ARRL Field Day begins at 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 25. Join thousands of amateurs from across the globe, including those from all 84 ARRL and Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sections, as they participate in this popular operating event. Several rules have changed for the event this year, including a 100 W transmitter power-output limit and the continuation of Class D home stations being able to count contacts with other Class D stations for points.

For more information about the rules changes and ARRL Field Day, visit www.arrl.org/field-day.


RAC Canada Day Contest

The 2022 Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Canada Day Contest starts at 0000 UTC on July 1 and will run for 24 hours. Participants should note that special call signs will be on the air during the event in honor of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The call signs will be available to all Canadian amateurs who wish to use them for any event including Field Day, the RAC Canada Day Contest, and the IARU HF World Championship. Complete rules are available at www.rac.ca/contesting-results/.

Bulletins

IARU member-society Headquarters station operators participating in the upcoming IARU HF World Championship should check to see if their call signs are listed at www.dropbox.com/s/g0wojif6zo0ffu5/HQ2022.txt?dl=0. If your information is erroneous or missing, please send contact Joe Roemming, OZ0J, at contest@oz0j.dk. Joe and Bob Wilson, N6TV, are compiling a multiplier list for use with major contest-logging software programs. The list will only have multipliers for Headquarters stations; stations from IARU, Region 1, Region 2, and Region 3, and Administrative Council (AC) stations.


Pete Smith, N4ZR, has announced an update to the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) web page. The updated site has many new features, including a new map based on Open StreetMap. Users can view a complete list of new features at the Guide to the New RBN Website, found on the "about" tab of the page.

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Contest Summary

See the "Contests" section below for complete contest information.

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News, Press Releases, and Special Interest

Central States VHF Society 2022 Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the 2022 Central States VHF Society Conference, held on July 22 - 23 at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin is. The program includes technical and non-technical VHF+ presentations, and equipment swapfest, antenna testing range, and more. For more information and registration, visit https://2022.csvhfs.org/.


June 2022 144 MHz EME Newsletter Published

Bernd Mischlewski, DF2ZC, has published the June 2022 edition of the 144 MHz EME NewsLetter. The newsletter is available for download at www.df2zc.de/newsletter.


ARRL Adds Fourth Weekend to International EME Contest

A fourth weekend has been added to the ARRL International EME Contest in August. In addition to contest weekends occurring in September, October, and November, participants can now work as many amateur stations via the Earth-moon-Earth (EME) path on the 2.3 GHz and above bands for a weekend in August. For all four weekend dates and complete contest rules, visit www.arrl.org/eme-contest.

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Sights and Sounds

Bob Wilson, N6TV, shared photos from the 2022 Dayton Contest University and Contest Dinner via Google Photos.

Photos from Contest University are viewable at https://photos.app.goo.gl/uACtyCpZ5iVDBbE46

Photos from the Contest Dinner are viewable at https://photos.app.goo.gl/9aMmCKxEmFUWP7co8

- Thanks to Bob Wilson, N6TV

Results and Records

2022 RTTY Roundup Results Released

The 2022 ARRL RTTY Roundup results have been released and are available at contests.arrl.org. The full results article by Jeff Stai, WK6I; line scores; soapbox comments, and photos are available at the website. Downloadable certificates are available by clicking on the "Certificates" tab at the top of the web page.

The 2022 RTTY Roundup was the last running of the event that will allow digital modes other than RTTY. The new ARRL International Digital Contest, which debuted during the first weekend of June was created as a contest dedicated exclusively to operating digital modes other than RTTY.

That's all for this time. Remember to send contesting-related stories, book reviews, tips, techniques, press releases, errata, schematics, club information, pictures, stories, blog links, and predictions to contest-update@arrl.org.

73, Paul, N1SFE

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Contests

June 23, 2022 - July 6, 2022

An expanded, downloadable version of QST's Contest Corral is available as a PDF. Check the sponsors' website for information on operating time restrictions and other instructions.

HF CONTESTS

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 23, 0300z to Jun 23, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 25.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 23, 0700z to Jun 23, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 25.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 23, 1700z to Jun 23, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jun 30.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB, Jun 23, 1900z to Jun 23, 2030z; SSB; Bands: 80; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Jun 24.

EACW Meeting, Jun 23, 1900z to Jun 23, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. + Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST + Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Jun 25.

QRP Fox Hunt, Jun 24, 0100z to Jun 24, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jun 25.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jun 24, 0145z to Jun 24, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 26.

NCCC Sprint, Jun 24, 0230z to Jun 24, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jun 26.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 24, 2000z to Jun 24, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 26.

Pajajaran Bogor DX Contest, Jun 25, 0000z to Jun 25, 2359z; SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 2.

UFT QRP Contest, Jun 25, 0600z to Jun 25, 1700z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + QRP/QRO + UFT member no., non-member: RST + QRP/QRO + "NM"; Logs due: Jul 3.

His Maj. King of Spain Contest, SSB, Jun 25, 1200z to Jun 26, 1200z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; EA: RST + province, non-EA: RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 11.

ARRL Field Day, Jun 25, 1800z to Jun 26, 2100z; All; Bands: All, except 60, 30, 17, 12m; W/VE: Number of transmitters (see rules) + Operating class + ARRL/RAC section, DX: Number of transmitters (see rules) + Operating class + "DX"; Logs due: Jul 26.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jun 27, 0000z to Jun 27, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jun 29.

QCX Challenge, Jun 27, 1300z to Jun 27, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 3.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 27, 1300z to Jun 27, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 30.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jun 27, 1630z to Jun 27, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 1.

QCX Challenge, Jun 27, 1900z to Jun 27, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 3.

RSGB FT4 Contest, Jun 27, 1900z to Jun 27, 2030z; FT4; Bands: 80, 40, 20; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jun 28.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 27, 1900z to Jun 27, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 30.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jun 28, 0100z to Jun 28, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jun 29.

QCX Challenge, Jun 28, 0300z to Jun 28, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Name + (state/province/country) + Rig; Logs due: Jul 3.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jun 28, 0300z to Jun 28, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jun 30.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 28, 1700z to Jun 28, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 5.

Phone Weekly Test, Jun 29, 0230z to Jun 29, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jul 1.

A1Club AWT, Jun 29, 1200z to Jun 29, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Jul 4.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 29, 1300z to Jun 29, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 2.

Mini-Test 40, Jun 29, 1700z to Jun 29, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 1.

Mini-Test 80, Jun 29, 1800z to Jun 29, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 1.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 29, 1900z to Jun 29, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 2.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 30, 0300z to Jun 30, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 2.

CWops Test (CWT), Jun 30, 0700z to Jun 30, 0800z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 2.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jun 30, 1700z to Jun 30, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 7.

EACW Meeting, Jun 30, 1900z to Jun 30, 2000z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; EACW Member: RST + Member No. + Nickname, EA non-Member: RST + Nickname + EA province, non-EA: RST + Nickname + DXCC prefix; Logs due: Jul 2.

RAC Canada Day Contest, Jul 1, 0000z to Jul 1, 2359z; CW, Phone; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2; VE: RS(T) + province/territory, non-VE: RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 31.

QRP Fox Hunt, Jul 1, 0100z to Jul 1, 0230z; CW; Bands: 20; RST + (state/province/country) + name + power output; Logs due: Jul 2.

NCCC RTTY Sprint, Jul 1, 0145z to Jul 1, 0215z; RTTY; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 3.

NCCC Sprint, Jul 1, 0230z to Jul 1, 0300z; CW; Bands: (see rules); Serial No. + Name + QTH; Logs due: Jul 3.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jul 1, 2000z to Jul 1, 2100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 3.

Venezuelan Ind. Day Contest, Jul 2, 0000z to Jul 2, 2359z; CW, SSB, PSK; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 31.

NZART Memorial Contest, Jul 2, 0800z to Jul 3, 1100z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80; RS(T) + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 31.

Marconi Memorial HF Contest, Jul 2, 1400z to Jul 3, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 17.

Original QRP Contest, Jul 2, 1500z to Jul 3, 1500z; CW, SSB; Bands: 80, 40, 20; RST + Serial No. + "/" + Power category; Logs due: Jul 31.

PODXS 070 Club 40m Firecracker Sprint, Jul 2, 2000z to Jul 3, 2000z; PSK31; Bands: 40; RST + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 10.

K1USN Slow Speed Test, Jul 4, 0000z to Jul 4, 0100z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Maximum 20 wpm, Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 6.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 4, 1300z to Jul 4, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 7.

OK1WC Memorial (MWC), Jul 4, 1630z to Jul 4, 1729z; CW; Bands: 80, 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 8.

RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW, Jul 4, 1900z to Jul 4, 2030z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 5.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 4, 1900z to Jul4, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 7.

ARS Spartan Sprint, Jul 5, 0100z to Jul 5, 0300z; CW; Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; RST + (state/province/country) + Power; Logs due: Jul 7.

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, Jul 5, 0100z to Jul 5, 0159z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6; RS + age group (OM, YL, Youth YL or Youth); Logs due: Jul 6.

ICWC Medium Speed Test, Jul 5, 0300z to Jul 5, 0400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Name + QSO No.; Logs due: Jul 7.

RTTYOPS Weeksprint, Jul 5, 1700z to Jul 5, 1900z; RTTY; Bands: 80, 40, 20; [other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]; Logs due: Jul 12.

Phone Weekly Test, Jul 6, 0230z to Jul 6, 0300z; SSB; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15; NA: Name + (state/province/country), non-NA: Name; Logs due: Jul 8.

A1Club AWT, Jul 6, 1200z to Jul 6, 1300z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: RST + Name; Logs due: Jul 11.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 6, 1300z to Jul 6, 1400z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 9.

Mini-Test 40, Jul 6, 1700z to Jul 6, 1759z; CW; Bands: 40; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 8.

Mini-Test 80, Jul 6, 1800z to Jul 6, 1859z; CW; Bands: 80; RST + Serial No.; Logs due: Jul 8.

CWops Test (CWT), Jul 6, 1900z to Jul 6, 2000z; CW; Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10; Member: Name + Member No./"CWA", non-Member: Name + (state/province/country); Logs due: Jul 9.

VHF+ CONTESTS

TA VHF/UHF Contest, Jul 2, 1500z to Jul 3, 1500z; CW, SSB, FM; Bands: 6, 2, 432; RS(T) + Serial No. + 6-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 31.

VHF-UHF FT8 Activity Contest, Jul 6, 1700z to Jul 6, 2000z; FT8; Bands: 144 MHz; 4-character grid square; Logs due: Jul 11.

See also: Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest, ARRL Field Day,RAC Canada Day Contest

Log Due Dates

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ARRL Contest Update wishes to acknowledge information from WA7BNM's Contest Calendar.

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