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    04/06/2011 | Rev Up The Rookies: The 2011 SSB Rookie Roundup Is Here!

    Newly licensed amateurs will once again be the focus of attention on Sunday, April 17 as the ARRL Rookie Roundup enters its second year. Created to give the budding operator a place to learn about contesting at an easier pace, the ARRL Rookie Roundup is a
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    02/23/2011 | The HF Bands Come Alive for the ARRL International DX SSB Contest

    With the CW running of the ARRL International DX Contest over, it’s time to get ready for the phone portion. With the solar flux peaking at 125 during the CW contest -- and 10 meters in unexpectedly good shape and open to Europe all through the event -- o
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    02/09/2011 | The ARRL International DX CW Contest Is Just One Week Away!

    The weekend of February 19-20 is prime time for CW DXing as the 2011 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. According to ARRL Contest Branch Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X, stations in the US and Canada work only DX stations -- Alaska and Hawa
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    01/13/2011 | Aim High in the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes

    VHF operators will be on the bands in force the weekend of January 22-24 as the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes hits the airwaves. This contest gives the VHFer in all of us a chance to do some contesting during the winter months.
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    12/28/2010 | ARRL Straight Key Night: A Return to Amateur Radio’s Roots

    For more than 40 years, ARRL Straight Key Night has long been the favorite event of many amateurs. Always on New Year’s Eve and Day, Straight Key Night gives hams a chance to return to the time when Amateur Radio was just a bit simpler -- a time when a st
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    12/08/2010 | Saddle Up for the 2010 CW Rookie Roundup!

    The ARRL’s newest on-the-air operating event -- the Rookie Roundup -- is designed to help newly licensed amateurs build their operating skills on HF. This is a contest specifically for those new to Amateur Radio, similar to the ARRL Novice Roundup that ra
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    12/01/2010 | Soar High in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest

    The highest of the HF bands will be the central operating focus of many amateurs in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest, December 11-12. During the event, many propagation modes will be available: Sporadic-E will help you work stateside stations, a touch of meteor
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    11/24/2010 | The 2010 ARRL 160 Meter Contest Will Warm Up Your Chilly December

    The ARRL 160 Meter Contest -- an all-CW event -- is tremendous fun! As the object of the contest is for DX stations to contact American and Canadian stations (and vice versa), everyone will be seeking you (especially if you live in a rare section like Nor
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