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EME Contest


Contest Objective: To work as many amateur stations as possible via the earth-moon-earth path on any authorized amateur frequency above 50 MHz.


Four full weekend 48-hour periods (0000 UTC on Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday). Dates for 2024 are:

Weekends 1 and 2: 2.3 GHz & Up - August 24-25, September 21-22
Weekends 3 and 4: 50 to 1296 MHz - October 19-20, November 16-17

Contest rules are now maintained as a single downloadable document.

Click here for the complete ARRL International EME Contest Rules (PDF)

For contest information contact or (860) 594-0232

Log Submission Deadline:

Logs are due no later than THIRTY (30) days after the final weekend of the contest is over at 2359 UTC. Logs may be submitted either online or via mail, but electronic Cabrillo logs are the preferred method. Electronic logs must be submitted via our web app at

Logs that have been submitted electronically are listed on the Logs Received page. Click the contest name to see a list of submitted logs sorted by call sign and club name.

Online Log Submission - Cabrillo formatted logs must be uploaded via our web app at Log submissions must contain your complete log from all weekends operated during the event.

Submitting Paper Logs By Mail - Be sure to mail your completed Summary Sheet and Log Sheets  postmarked before the log submission deadlines to ARRL EME Contest. 225 Main St. Newington, CT 06111.

Paper entry Forms:

EME Summary Sheet (PDF)

EME Summary Sheet (.txt)

EME Log Form (PDF)


Certificates (downloadable on line at will be awarded in the following categories. Multiband entrants will also be listed in the single band tables, and are eligible for those awards:

Single operator, Multi-band, All Mode

Single operator, Multi-band, CW Only

Single operator, All Mode, for each single band.

Single operator, CW, for each of the single bands 144, 432, and 1296 MHz.

Multioperator, Multi-band, All Mode

Multioperator, Multi-band, CW Only

Multioperator, All Mode, for each single band.

Multioperator, CW, for each of the single bands 144, 432, and 1296 MHz.

Additional Information

  • Feedback

    Tell us how you did! Send us feedback and photos!  Tell us what fun you had, and how you did, what challenges you faced, via our contest Soapbox page.  

    Send us your photos!   Please, send us your high-resolution photos – especially youth!  Kids (and us adults wanting to regain our youth!)  We love to see activity photos – Kids and adults having fun, operating, setting up antennas!  For higher resolution, please send your photos as 500kb to 3mb in size. ARRL is always looking for youth activity photos for Write-Ups, Strays and Upfront in QST!

    Please be sure to send a Photo Release for each person shown when submitting youth photos - found at

  • Past Results

Full Contest Rules

Click here for the complete ARRL International EME Contest Rules (PDF)


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