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    11/22/2011 | Reach for the Top in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest

    While Solar Cycle 24 is making the high bands the focal point for HF operators, 160 meters -- often called “Top Band” -- is still chock-full of DX. There’s no better time to explore this fun and exciting band than the ARRL 160 Meter Contest, running the w
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    11/11/2011 | Let’s Play Two! The 2011 ARRL Phone Sweepstakes Is Right Around the Corner

    The ARRL Sweepstakes celebrates its 78th anniversary in 2011 and the SSB weekend is coming up on November 19-21. As last weekend’s CW weekend demonstrated, the recent re-awakening of the sunspot cycle promises a generous dose of competition and fun for op
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    10/26/2011 | 2011 ARRL CW Sweepstakes -- Are You Ready?

    Steeped in tradition and still as exciting as ever, the 78th Annual ARRL Sweepstakes offers US and Canadian operators a fun-filled contest opportunity again this fall. First up is CW Sweepstakes during the weekend of November 5-7.
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    08/31/2011 | Have Some Fun in the ARRL September VHF QSO Party

    September is here, and that means the VHF bands have been getting a workout. “If you’ve never experienced the fun of VHF+ operating, the ARRL September VHF QSO Party, the weekend of September 10 is a great place to start,” said ARRL Contest Branch Manager
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    08/09/2011 | Go High for the 2011 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest

    If you enjoy the being on the cutting edge of Amateur Radio’s technical side, take a look at the microwave bands. The 2011 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest gives you the perfect chance to explore this portion of the radio spectrum.
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    08/08/2011 | Attention RTTY Rookies: The 2011 RTTY Rookie Roundup Is Here!

    For the first time since the Rookie Roundup came into being last year, the digital modes will get their day in the Sun: On August 21, the Rookie Roundup meets RTTY! “Created to give the budding operator a place to learn about contesting at an easier pace,
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    07/27/2011 | 2011 ARRL June VHF QSO Party Sets Record for Logs Received

    The 2011 running of the ARRL June VHF QSO Party saw a record number of logs submitted. This year, 1243 logs were submitted for this contest, breaking the record set in 2010 of 1202 logs. “Six meters has been in excellent shape for the June VHF QSO Party f
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    07/27/2011 | The Bands Heat Up for the 2011 ARRL August UHF Contest

    VHF/UHF weak-signal operators across North America are making final tests on their stations in preparation for the 2011 ARRL August UHF Contest, scheduled for the weekend of August 6-7. Most VHF+ SSB/CW operation takes place on the two lowest-frequency ba
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