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CWops Announces Awards for Advancing the Art of CW

CWops has announced the recipients of its 2017 awards for advancing the art of CW.

The Boy Scouts of America was recognized for its programs over the years that have advanced the art of communicating with Morse code. “Many radio amateurs can trace their interest in CW to have begun with achievement programs and activities in the Boy Scouts,” the CWops announcement said.

Roger Cooke, G3LDI, was …

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CW Gets the Message Through in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Any CW operator worth his or her salt will tell you that CW is the mode that gets through when all others fall short of the mark. CW certainly did the job for Chet Hogue, N3BK, who handled dozens of messages for residents of Florida’s Lower Keys in the days following Hurricane Irma in September.

“A message from a Big Pine Key man to his girlfriend, who evacuated with their young daughter and was…

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500th GB2CW transmission for G3UKV

Martyn, G3UKV will be making his 500th GB2CW transmission this coming Thursday, 26 October 2017. He made his first transmission under GB2CW in February 2007, and comes on 80m on a frequency of 3605kHz every Thursday at 9am local time. He would welcome as many call-ins following the half hour Morse transmission as possible to […] Original Article

GTC CW Cup B

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m.

Classes: Single Op, Single Op QRP.

Max power: non-QRP: >5 watts, QRP: 5 watts.

Exchange: GTC Members: RST + “GTC” + 3-digit member number, non-GTC: RST + “NM”.

Work stations: Once per band.

QSO Points: 100 points per QSO with SZ1SV, 10 points per QSO with GTC members, 5 points per QSO with non-members.

Multipliers: Each GTC member once per band.

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total multis.

Submit logs by: October 30, 2017 to: sv5dkl@rho.forthnet.gr

RSGB DX Contest

The RSGB DX Contest is a development of a long established series of HF contests on 21 and 28 MHz which are now expanded to include 3.5, 7 and 14MHz to accommodate periods of poor propagation on the higher bands. This contest is always an excellent opportunity for UK&CD stations to have DX QSOs and for non-UK stations to work United Kingdom and Crown Dependencies (UK&CD) stations on multiple bands and modes.

SKCC CW Weekend Sprintathon

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m.

Classes: (none).

Max operating hours: 24.

Exchange: RST + (state/province/country) + Name + (SKCC No./”NONE”).

Work stations: Once per band.

QSO Points: 1 point per QSO.

Bonus Points: — You earn bonus points for working Centurions and Tribunes. You can work the same C, T, or S on multiple bands for QSO points, but his or her C, T or S counts once per WES for bonus points. Each C is worth 5 points, each T is worth 10 points, and each S is worth 15 points.

— You receive an additional 25 bonus points for each band on which you contact the special sprint station, K9SKC, when it is active. Extra bonus points may be offered as part of a given sprint’s theme. If none is offered, enter 0 in the appropriate box on the submissions page.

Multipliers: Each state, province, or country once.

Score Calculation: Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + bonus points.

Submit log summary by: October 15, 2017 at: http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/weekend_sprintathon/submit-display.php

TRC DX Contest 2017

Mode: CW, SSB.

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m.

Classes: Single Op All Band (CW/SSB/Mixed)(Low/High), Single Op All Band QRP, Single Op 3 Band (Low/High), Single Op Single Band (Low/High), Multi-Single.

Max power: HP: >100W, LP: 100W, QRP: 5W.

Exchange: TRC Members: RST + Serial No. + “TRC”, non-TRC Members: RST + Serial No.

Work stations: Once per mode per band.

QSO Points: 10 points per QSO with TRC member, 1 point per QSO with same continent, 2 points per QSO with different continent, 1 point per QSO between TRC members.

Multipliers: Each TRC member country once per band per mode, Each country once per band once per band per mode.

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total multis.

Submit logs by: October 15, 2017 to: trcdxc@trcdx.org or upload log at: http://ua9qcq.com/en/submit_log.php?lang=en or mail logs to: Atanas Kolev, PO Box 49, 6100 Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

GTC CW Cup A

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m.

Classes: Single Op, Single Op QRP.

Max power: non-QRP: >5 watts, QRP: 5 watts.

Exchange: GTC Members: RST + “GTC” + 3-digit member number, non-GTC: RST + “NM”.

Work stations: Once per band.

QSO Points: 100 points per QSO with SZ1SV, 10 points per QSO with GTC members, 5 points per QSO with non-members.

Multipliers: Each GTC member once per band.

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total multis.

Submit logs by: October 30, 2017 to: sv5dkl@rho.forthnet.gr

ARRL EME Contest 2017

Mode: CW, Phone, Digital.

Bands: 50-1296 MHz.

Classes: Single Operator All Mode: Any combination of CW, phone, or digital modes. Available for all bands. Single Operator CW Only: 144, 432, and 1296 MHz bands and Multi band logs. Multi-operator All Mode: Any combination of CW, phone, or digital modes. Available for all bands. Multi-operator CW Only: 144, 432, and 1296 MHz bands and Multi band logs.

Exchange: Signal report.

Work stations: Once per band.

QSO Points: 100 points per QSO.

Multipliers: Each US state, VE province and DXCC country once per band.

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total multis.

Submit logs by: 2359Z December 6, 2017 to: emecontest@arrl.org or mail logs to: EME Contest, ARRL, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111, USA.

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