ARRL International DX Phone Contest: March 2-3
With the CW portion of the ARRL DX Contest now a series of fading dits and dahs in the memoires of participants, preparations for the Phone portion of the ARRL International DX Contest the weekend of March 2-3 are already underway.
The high bands were in good form for the CW contest this past weekend, with many stations reporting hundreds of QSOs on 15 and even 10 meters. Will these good conditions last into early March? Find out!
Just like the CW DX Contest, the Phone competition is relatively easy; US and Canadian stations only work DX and DX stations only work US and Canadians. The contest exchange is a signal report and your state or province for US and Canadian stations; DX stations send signal reports and their transmit power.
You don’t need much to work DX in this contest. Stations with 100 W and dipole antennas can earn their DXCC awards in a weekend with some effort. Technician licensees can also get in on the fun by hunting DX contacts on 10 meters.
The 2013 ARRL International DX Phone Contest runs from 0000 UTC Saturday, March 2 through 2359 UTC Sunday, March 3. Logs must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than 2359 UTC Tuesday, April 2, 2013. E-mail Cabrillo-formatted electronic logs to firstname.lastname@example.org; paper logs should be sent to ARRL DX Phone Contest, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA.
Complete rules and paper log forms can e found here.