ARRL International DX Contest - SSB

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00pm to 6:00pm

Emerson Electric Hall Room G29

Club Contest, all are welcome to join (even without an amateur radio license!)

From arrl.org:

AboutObjective: To encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations.

W/VE amateurs: Work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.

DX stations: Work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible.

Full Contest Details1. Mission, Definitions, and Objectives:

1.1. Mission: Encourage W/VE stations to expand knowledge of DX propagation on the HF and MF bands, improve operating skills, and improve station capability by creating a competition in which DX stations may only contact W/VE stations.

1.2. Definitions

1.2.1. W/VE stations are those operating in the following locations:

1.2.1.1. The United States and the District of Columbia with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii

1.2.1.2. Canadian provinces and territories with the exception of the DXCC entities St. Paul Island and Sable Island.

1.2.2. DX stations are any non-W/VE station. This includes US possessions and territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.

1.2.3. DXCC entities are defined by the ARRL DXCC List.

1.2.4. An electronic log or entry consists of any log submitted by electronic means, such as by email or memory device.

1.2.5. An automated, multi-channel decoder is a device such as CW Skimmer that provides information about the identity and frequency of contest station transmissions while functioning independently of the operator's direct control and participation.

1.3. Objectives

1.3.1. W/VE amateurs work as many DX stations in as many DXCC entities as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands.

1.3.2. DX stations work as many W/VE stations in as many of the 48 contiguous states and provinces as possible.

2. Date and Contest Period:

2.1. CW: Third full weekend in February (February 15-16, 2020).

2.2. Phone: First full weekend in March (March 7-8, 2020).

2.3. Contest Period: Separate contests of 48 hours for each mode from 0000 UTC Saturday through 2359 UTC Sunday.

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