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CQ WPX Contest unlike any other

My friend Tim, KT8K, loves the CQ WPX contests. Why? Because with his prefix, he becomes a sought-after station. There just aren’t that many stations with the prefix KT8, and ...

CQ WPX Webinar Answers Critical Questions

The following is a transcript of the embedded webinar recently done on the CQ WPX Contest Randy:             Thank you Ken.  Good afternoon everyone.  Thanks for attending ...
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New Horizons of Ham Radio: Remote Ham Radio in Contests

Guest Post by KL1A   In this article I would like to share my personal experiences on the use of the remotely controlled amateur radio stations. This subject is not new, and was ...

CQ WW SSB 2011 Results Feature Five “Withdrawn” Logs as SO2R Gets Close Log Check Attention

The CQ WW DX Contest Committee crackdown on rules violators has snared several top operators, as five amateurs withdrew their entries after being asked about possible rules violations ...

Europe Dominates 2012 IARU As Expected; Cheating Accusations by N6TR Dominate Post-Contest

The bands were alive for the 24 hours of the 2012 IARU HF Championship, as an active sun even brought 10 meters alive, though propagation was once more a bit spotty for ham radio contesters ...

IARU 2012 Arrives With Usual European Focus; Videos Show Proof of Popularity

One debate that surfaces from time to time in contest circles is the need for a 24 hour class in major contests, as some argue that the 48 hour limit for single operators is too much. ...

Fingers Crossed for Good Band Conditions in CQ WPX CW as Sun Gets More Active

After some up and down band conditions in the last few months, there is hope that the Sun has entered a new more active sunspot phase, which could well produce big scores and lots of ...

Despite Up and Down Propagation, WPX SSB Turnout Strong Worldwide as Records Fall

The rollercoaster that has been propagation in ham radio contesting was once again up and down in the 2012 CQ WPX SSB Contest, but that didn’t stop another big turnout and maybe ...

ARRL DX SSB 2012: Propagation Cools as ARRL CW Focused Again on Carribean Contesters

After fantastic worldwide conditions last fall for the CQ WW DX Contests, the sun has not been cooperating so far in 2012, and that was true in the ARRL DX CW test, limiting the best ...

Sunspot Roller Coaster; Will ARRL DX CW Be Wide Open or Repeat of Quieter Times on the High Bands?

How times have changed. Just two years ago, the dominant narrative in the ham radio contest community was the terrible condition of the high bands in HF contests and the lack of sunspots. ...
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