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The Next Meeting  *** May 5, 2016  at 7 PM 

 Location: *** Bristol Regional Med. ctr. lower level - see Hall Monitor

Program presdented by: *** Mr. Ken Graff, N8FF the topic: Skype

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May Meeting 
The Meeting for the month of May will be presented by Ken Graff,N8FF and it will be a program called Skype or that is he is setting up a program through Skype with Bon Heil, K9EID. I still do not know what this program actually is but Ken promises it will be good, so come on out and see what Ken has for us. Bob had some personel problems last month and was not able to help Ken out so hope fully they will have better luck at it this time.


Bristol Two Meter
Tuesday night at 9:00 PM, The frequency of 146.670, minus offset, no tones is held The Bristol Two Meter Net. Dale Barker, KT4SQ is the Net Control usually and he does a very good job of it. Dale does a great job and all of the others who take turns with him when they can. Try to check in and see what old Dale is up to.  

                                                               
VE Testing
Ben Morris, K4EDI, and the gang will be once again giving VE tests after each meeting. All exams Tech through Extra will be given. If you need to get in touch with Ben you may call him at 276/791/0102 or you can email him at:  utben1997@gmail.com. Ben and the rest of the VE’s do a wonderful job so if you know someone who is looking to take their Tech test or wanting to upgrade tell them about our VE sessions. Remember a photo ID is required and if you are want to upgrade a photo copy of your license is required also. The fee is fifteen dollars and Ben says that the correct change is greatly appreciated. Him and the other VEs, run a very good test session so just give them a try! Ben and his gang of VE’s do a bang up job!

BARC Dues for 2016
Toni Ward, KF4BMW is now accepting the dues for 2016. These dues run fifteen dollars per year and they cover from January1, through December 31 of the same year. You can pay them at the next meeting or you can mail a check to: BARC, C/O Toni Ward, KF4BMW, 305 Honeysuckle Lane, Bristol Tennessee, 37620. The radio club needs these monies for the upkeep of the repeater and such. So don’t be shy, pay your dues today!

DXer, DXpeditioner Mike Goode, N9NS, SK
Well-known DXer and DXpeditioner Michael C. "Mike" Goode, N9NS (ex-WN9RJI), of Carmel, Indiana, died on April 11. An ARRL Life Member, he was 68 and had been undergoing post-surgical treatment for cancer. Goode had retired in 2015 as transmitter supervisor from WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis after 40 years of service. Licensed in 1966, DXing and DXpeditions were his primary Amateur Radio interests. He attended Indiana University, majoring in geology and engineering. As a geologist and mineralogist, he attended many gem shows across the country. He also enjoyed hunting gems, rocks, and minerals and had visited volcano eruption sites to collect geological samples. His DXpedition travels included stops as N9NS/KH5K, E30GA, T31A, T33A, FO0CI, and FO0AAA (Clipperton), 3A/N9NS, KH8Q, VP2MNS, K7K (Kure), and W1AW/KH8, to name a few. He served as secretary/treasurer of the Hoosier DX and Contest Club and was a member of the South West Ohio DX Association. Goode had 336/356 confirmed in the ARRL DXCC Mixed standings. He also was a DXCC card checker. A service is set for April 16.


Ham Radio & Computer Flea Market Canceled
The New Orleans Ham Radio & Computer Flea Market scheduled for May 7 has been New Orleans canceled, its sponsor, the Crescent City Amateur Radio Group, has announced.

Brazil Eases Authorization for Radio Amateurs Attending the 2016 Summer Olympics 
IARU Region 2 News Editor Joaquín Solana, XE1R, reports that radio amateurs hoping to operate in Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer are in luck and will be able to be on air without bureaucracy. During August and September any foreign radio amateur will be able to operate in Brazil, whether or not a reciprocal agreement between the respective countries exists. No IARP or CEPT license is necessary, and there are no fees. The Brazilian Amateur Radio League LABRE has obtained permission from Brazilian telecommunications regulator ANATEL to handle authorizations. Amateurs who want to operate in Brazil should send LABRE these documents: Copy of a valid passport (identification pages); copy of Amateur Radio license; list of cities in which the radio amateur plans to operate and the respective dates, and an e-mail address. Send scanned documents to LABRE via e-mail.


Dayton AMSAT/TAPR Banquet Speaker is Michelle Thompson, W5NYV
 The 10th annual joint AMSAT/TAPR Banquet held in conjunction with Dayton Hamvention® will be on Friday, May 20, 6:30 PM, at the Kohler Presidential Banquet Center, 4572 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased from the AMSAT store until May 17. The keynote speaker will be AMSAT Ground Terminal Team Leader Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, whose topic will be "It's Just Software, Right?" The Ground Terminal project is a component of the so-called "five and dime" (5 GHz and 10 GHz) Phase 4B geosynchronous satellite project. Seating is limited. Pick up tickets at the AMSAT booth at Hamvention. For a small sample of Michelle Thompson's wit and style, view this recent Phase 4B video report on YouTube.

Iran DXpedition Set
If you missed out on the EP6T DXpedition last year, another is expected on the air from Iran April 16-25. The EP2A operation, headed by Yuris Petersons, YL2GM, initially was planned for last fall, but the paperwork reportedly took longer than expected. Others on the team include YL3CW, YL2KA, UT7UJ, US7UX, UT7UV, UX0LL, EP3MIR, and EP2LMA. EP2A plans to be on all bands 160 to 6 meters (excepting 60 meters). EP2A will be running high power and appears to be well equipped for antennas.
Two New Iraqi Hams...and a Persistent Pirate
 Iraq has two new hams -- Salam, YI1SAL, and Wahhab, YI3WHR. YI1SAL has been active on 20 and 40 meters SSB, apparently using dipoles. YI3WHR has been active on 20 meter SSB. Both operators are likely not yet used to pileups. In the meantime, the YI1IRQ club station call sign continues to be bootlegged, reportedly by someone calling himself Hassan. For years now "Hassan" has been using multiple unauthorized call signs, including, but not limited to YI1HR, YI1H, YI1HRP, and YI1HI. More recently, he has also pirated YI1BGD, YI1IRQ, and YI1DZ, all legitimate call signs. The real YI1DZ has been out of the country for quite a while now. Elsewhere, someone has been pirating the call sign EP3FS. This bogus station has been reported since early March on SSB on 40, 20, and 15 meters.

Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Named as IARU Satellite Advisor
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has announced the appointment of Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, as IARU Satellite Advisor, effective immediately. Blondeel Timmerman succeeds Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV, who had served as IARU Satellite Advisor since 1994. Van de Groenendaal established many of the Amateur Satellite frequency coordination procedures and has been a critical contributor to the IARU coordination process.
The IARU Satellite Advisor represents the IARU to the satellite community and the various amateur satellite organizations and handles satellite frequency coordination. In addition, the Satellite Advisor maintains a database of coordination requests and letters, reports to the IARU Administrative Council on issues related to satellites and satellite frequency coordination, and, if requested, provides technical and operational advice to assist in representing the Amateur Satellite service to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). A panel of volunteer satellite advisory members assist the Satellite Advisor.
Licensed since 1980, Blondeel Timmerman served VERON as its HF Manager from 2000 until 2001 and as Vice President from 2001 until 2008. He was a member of the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee from 2002 until 2008 and served as IARU Region 1 President from 2008 until 2014. He has been European DX Foundation (EUDXF) President since 2004, and is a member of the YASME Foundation Board of Directors.

World ARDF Championships Participation Expected to Break Record
According to a post on the IARU Region 1 website from Don Beattie, G3BJ, the 2016 World Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships are expected to attract a record-breaking number of participants. The World ARDF Championships will take place in the Black Sea resort of Albena, Bulgaria, on September 3-9.
The Championships are expected to be a huge event, and so far 374 participants from 33 countries on four continents have declared their intentions to take part in the events. The tally is expected to reach 400 participants from 39 countries, which would top the current record.


Details -- including those for some preliminary events -- are on the World ARDF Championships website.
ARRL School Club Roundup Results Posted
The results are in for the February 2016 ARRL School Club Roundup. Turnout for the winter event was very good, especially by college-level clubs. There's also growing digital activity.
Topping the Elementary/Primary School field was the Dresden Elementary Amateur Radio Station (DEARS) team at KD8NOM. The Ohio school racked up 102,828 points, mostly on SSB but with a handful of CW/digital contacts.
The Schofield Middle School Radio Club, operating N4SMS, had the top score in the Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School category. The South Carolina school ran up 428,808 points in an all-SSB effort that included contacts with 49 states.
In the Senior High School category, the Tiger Radio Club, KF5CRF, of the Mangum, Oklahoma, Public Schools, took 1st place with 268,793 points.


Texas A&M University had the top score in the College/University category, achieving 428,544 points from W5AC. The team had 1016 contacts, 50 of them on CW or digital modes.
Besting the field in the Club/Multi-Op category (W/VE) was the Duluth Children's Museum's N0DCM, with 34,572 points, mostly from phone contacts but with 59 CW/digital QSOs as well.
Congratulations to all!


ARRL Rookie Roundup Returns with SSB Event on Sunday, April 17!
The SSB edition of ARRL Rookie Roundup returns on Sunday, April 17, getting under way at 1800 UTC and continuing through 2359 UTC. For the purposes of this operating event, a "Rookie" is any radio amateur licensed within the current calendar year or in the previous two calendar years, regardless of license class. The goal of Rookie Roundup is to encourage recently licensed operators in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating.
Rookie Roundup events take place three times a year: SSB in April, RTTY in August, and CW in December. Experienced operators are encouraged to participate and help new operators -- either on the air or in person. Old Timers may want to consider making their stations available to rookies and serving as contesting mentors.
Rookies call "CQ Rookie Roundup," while veteran ops call "CQ Rookies." Exchange the call sign of the station you're working, your call sign, your first name, the two-digit number of the year first licensed, and your state, Canadian province, Mexican call area, or DX. Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.


National Parks on the Air Update
On Saturday, April 9, the first EME (moonbounce) contacts in the ARRL National Parks on the Air event (NPOTA) were made from Lake Dardanelle State Park in Arkansas, which counts for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The two operators, Dennis Schaefer, W5RZ, and George Cotton, WB5JJJ, set up near the lake and ran 50 W into a K1FO design 22 element Yagi on 432 MHz, using JT65B digital mode. Power was supplied by eight sealed lead-acid batteries. They worked four European stations -- DK3WG, OK1DFC, HB9Q, and DL7APV. "I've planned this for a couple of months, so it was gratifying to see it work!" said Schaefer.
National Parks Week is April 16-24, and World Amateur Radio Day is April 18. Listen for NPOTA activity from 71 different activations during the week of April 14-20, including Sequoia National Park (NP50) in California, and Russell Cave National Monument (M64) in Alabama.
Details about these and other upcoming activations are on the NPOTA Activations calendar.
Keep up with the latest NPOTA news on Facebook.

 

Countdown to Jamboree on the Air Under Way, 2016 JOTA Patch Design Introduced
The countdown to the 2016 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is under way, and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are hoping for a more resounding turnout than last year's for this fall's 59th JOTA. Radio Scouter Don Kunst, W3LNE, told ARRL that the JOTA committee has expanded, along with efforts to get the word out and raise awareness of JOTA through news and social media outlets. In addition, he said, the JOTA organizers will be making it easier for participants to register and to file their post-JOTA activity reports. JOTA introduced its 2016 patch earlier this year.


"We've got a lot of things in the pipeline," Kunst said, adding that he's been working closely with National JOTA Organizer Jim Wilson, K5ND, and with the international Scouting organization during the run-up to the October 14-17 event. Kunst is looking forward to a more prominent presence for JOTA and Radio Scouting at Dayton Hamvention®, where he plans to also take part in a couple of Amateur Radio-related webcasts. Kunst said the JOTA-Radio Scouting booth will be a part of ARRL EXPO at Hamvention.

JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world. In a typical year more than 1 million Scouts participate from some 11,000 stations in 150+ countries. The annual Radio Scouting event uses Amateur Radio to link Scouts around the world. Held each year on the third full weekend in October, the worldwide jamboree involves the cooperation of radio amateurs and clubs willing to make a ham shack and control operator available for local Scouts to participate.
"It's actually pretty close," Kunst said in stressing the increasing urgency of JOTA 2016 preparations. He told ARRL that he will be doing more "how-to" articles regarding JOTA to help boost participation from last year and, he said, "to help people feel more comfortable in promoting the event" locally. "Obviously, at the national level, we can't run the event. All we can really do is be a resource and a clearing house of information," Kunst said.
In 2015, the BSA reported that JOTA participation by Scouts was down for the third straight year, dipping by 8 percent from 2014, although the number of registered stations and station reports last fall remained about the same. The BSA said 12,255 Scouts and visitors took part in JOTA 2015. Getting participating stations to file post-JOTA activity reports was a problem in 2015, with only 60 percent of registered stations doing so. The 346 total stations registered for JOTA 2015 represented a slight improvement from 2014, however.

The Scouts have blamed the depressed statistics on persistent challenges from propagation, other operating events, a lack of council involvement, and a failure to get information to those needing it.


First-Ever D-STAR Satellite to Launch
The first-ever satellite to carry a D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) Amateur Radio payload into space is expected to launch on April 22 from Guiana. The OUFTI-1 (Orbital Utility For Telecommunication Innovations)CubeSat is one of three CubeSats developed by student teams under the European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office "Fly Your Satellite!" program, which is aimed at training the next generation of aerospace professionals. The satellites arrived in South America on March 25, followed by the student teams a few days later.
On March 30 the students pulled the "Remove Before Flight" pins and successfully verified that their CubeSats were ready for launch before replacing the access ports on the P-POD, which will secure the CubeSats prior to and during launch and then will release them into orbit. The next time the students will have contact with their respective CubeSats will be through their spacecraft's communication link, after the CubeSats have been deployed into orbit. Once thermal-optical tape has been applied to the P-POD to shield the CubeSats from extreme thermal radiation during the launch phase, the P-POD will be integrated with the Soyuz launch vehicle.
Constructed by students at the University of Liege in Belgium (ULg), OUFTI-1 will be the first satellite to carry an Amateur Radio D-STAR transponder. Developed by the Japan Amateur Radio League, D-STAR enables the simultaneous transmission of voice and digital data as well as call sign-based roaming via the Internet.
"The OUFTI-1 D-STAR repeater will be available either as a direct communication repeater between two users, and as an extension of the ULg D-STAR repeater," explains the article "D-STAR digital amateur communications in space with OUFTI-1 CubeSat" by Jonathan Pisane, ON7JPD; Amandine Denis, ON4EYA, and Jacques Verly, ON9CWD, all of ULg. The CubeSat's frequencies are 145.950 MHz (FSK AX.25), and D-STAR down, with an uplink at 435.045 MHz. OUFTI-1 will carry a CW beacon transmitting on 145.980 MHz.

The other two CubeSats are from Italy and Denmark. The CubeSat e-st@r-II from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, will demonstrate an attitude control system using measurements of Earth's magnetic field. It will transmit CW and 1.2 k AFSK on 437.485 MHz. AAUSAT4 from the University of Aalborg, Denmark, will operate an automated ocean vessel identification system. It will transmit on 437.425 MHz.


"ARRL The Doctor is In" Podcast Guide Now Available
ARRL has posted a new guide, "Find a 'Doctor' Near You" to help "ARRL The Doctor is In" visitors to locate, download, and enjoy the popular podcast. The inaugural episode on HF Verticals remains available. "ARRL The Doctor is In" is sponsored by DX Engineering.
ARRL The Doctor is In" is a lively discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like! Every 2 weeks your host, QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, will discuss a broad range of technical topics. E-mail your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and they may be answered in a future podcast.
"Does CW Really Get Through When Nothing Else Can?" will be the topic of the next "ARRL The Doctor is In" audio podcast, available on April 21.
Enjoy "ARRL The Doctor is In" on Apple iTunes or on Stitcher (sign in or use as a guest). You can also listen to the current episode on Blubrry.


ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology Application Deadline is May 1
Time is running short to apply for a spot in the ARRL Teachers Institute this summer. Now in its 13th year, the Teachers Institute is an intensive expenses paid professional development opportunity for educators who want to receive training and resources to explore wireless technology in the classroom. The deadline to apply is May 1.
Topics at the Introduction to Wireless Technology (TI-1) course include basic electronics, radio science, microcontroller programming, and basic robotics. The advanced Teachers Institute on Remote Sensing and Data Gathering (TI-2) is available to those who have completed TI-1.
Visit the ARRL Teachers Institute web page for more details and to download an application.
The article "ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology," in the March QST offers a schedule and more information on the courses.
Read the article "Amateur Radio in the STEM Classroom," by Edith Lennon on page 11 of the April issue of Tech Directions to learn what other ARRL Teachers Institute participants have initiated in their classrooms.
Contact ARRL Education Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ,
On-the-Air Activity to Highlight International Marconi Day on April 23
Around-the-world Amateur Radio activity will mark the 29th annual International Marconi Day (IMD), a 24-hour event held annually to celebrate the anniversary of wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s birth on April 25, 1874. IMD is observed each year on a Saturday close to Marconi’s birthday, and this year it will be observed on Saturday, April 23, with many special event stations on the air — some operating from Marconi-related sites that count as points toward the Marconi Award. Certificates are available for both transmitting stations and shortwave listeners (SWLs).
The event is not a contest; it is an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites on HF, and to earn an award certificate for working or hearing a requisite number of Marconi stations.
International Marconi Day special event station GB4IMD will operate from Cornwall, helmed by members of the Cornish Amateur Radio Club, which organizes the IMD event each year. IMD 2016 has been dedicated to Norman Pascoe, G4USB (SK), one of the event’s founders, who died in February. Cornwall was home to some of Marconi’s early work. GK3MPD will be on the air from the inventor’s Poldhu site.
The Kerry Amateur Radio Group in Ireland will be among those taking part as an Award Station in this year’s IMD activities. The station will be set up on the site of the former Marconi Station at Ballybunnion by the “Expeditionary Radio Team” of the radio club. Two HF stations are planned, and special event call sign EI6YXQ will commemorate the original YXQ that the Marconi Station at Ballybunnion used.

Radio amateurs in Norfolk, England, will once again be active from Caister Lifeboat as part of the International Marconi Day celebrations. The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) will be on the air from special event station GB0CMS from the Caister Lifeboat Visitor Centre to commemorate the village’s original Marconi wireless station, established in 1900. The station’s initial purpose was to communicate with ships in the North Sea and the Cross Sands lightship.

While it’s not part of the official International Marconi Day activities, an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact in England will take place on April 23, and the Marconi observance prompted the proposed initial question to ISS crew member Tim Peake, KG5BVI. Twelve-year-old Benny plans to ask, “Today is International Marconi Day; how do you think Marconi would feel about this radio communication?
BridgeCom Systems BCH-220 HT for 220 MHz now shipping”
____________________________________________________Bridgecom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the BCH-220 Handheld radio for the amateur radio market is now shipping.

Introducing the BCH-220 Handheld radio. It operates between 222-225 MHz, 1.25m, and features user selectable 5 or 2 Watts. Other features included: LCD Display, DTMF Keypad, 199 channels, 50 CTCSS/105 DCS, durable, good battery life, light weight at 230 grams and it is a perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand. For a full list of features and a specs visit http://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/bch-220 or call 816-532-8451.

Bridgecom Systems, Inc. was established in 2004 and is located in Smithville, MO. We specialize in the development of communications equipment for land mobile radio and remote monitoring industries. Our first product to market was an analog FM community repeater available in both UHF and VHF. Since that time, we developed an LTR controller and a new repeater series called the BCR available in UHF, 220 MHz and VHF. Bridgecom Systems signature product is called TL-NET. TL-NET is a multi-site wide area linking product that links RF sites including: LTR conventional, digital, P25 and more. As a third-party developer for MOTOTRBO products, TL-NET also allows for various enhancements to MOTOTRBO digital repeaters operating in IP-Site connect mode.

 

 

+ AGCW QRP/QRP Party

1300Z-1900Z, May 1

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB

1900Z-2030Z, May 2

+ ARS Spartan Sprint

0100Z-0300Z, May 3

+ Phone Fray

0230Z-0300Z, May 4

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test

1300Z-1400Z, May 4 and
  1900Z-2000Z, May 4 and
  0300Z-0400Z, May 5

+ MIE 33 Contest

2300Z, May 4 to 0300Z, May 5

+ NRAU 10m Activity Contest

1700Z-1800Z, May 5 (CW) and
  1800Z-1900Z, May 5 (SSB) and
  1900Z-2000Z, May 5 (FM) and
  2000Z-2100Z, May 5 (Dig)

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint

0145Z-0215Z, May 6

+ NCCC Sprint

0230Z-0300Z, May 6

+ 10-10 Int. Spring Contest, CW

0001Z, May 7 to 2359Z, May 8

+ Microwave Spring Sprint

0800-1400 local, May 7

+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon

1200Z, May 7 to 2400Z, May 8

+ ARI International DX Contest

1200Z, May 7 to 1159Z, May 8

+ F9AA Cup, PSK

1200Z, May 7 to 1200Z, May 8

+ 7th Call Area QSO Party

1300Z, May 7 to 0700Z, May 8

+ Indiana QSO Party

1500Z, May 7 to 0300Z, May 8

+ FISTS Spring Slow Speed Sprint

1700Z-2100Z, May 7

+ Delaware QSO Party

1700Z, May 7 to 2359Z, May 8

+ New England QSO Party

2000Z, May 7 to 0500Z, May 8 and
  1300Z-2400Z, May 8

+ Phone Fray

0230Z-0300Z, May 11

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test

1300Z-1400Z, May 11 and
  1900Z-2000Z, May 11 and
  0300Z-0400Z, May 12

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data

1900Z-2030Z, May 11

+ NAQCC CW Sprint

0030Z-0230Z, May 12

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint

0145Z-0215Z, May 13

+ NCCC Sprint

0230Z-0300Z, May 13

+ VOLTA WW RTTY Contest

1200Z, May 14 to 1200Z, May 15

+ HPC World Wide DX Contest

1200Z, May 14 to 1159Z, May 15

+ CQ-M International DX Contest

1200Z, May 14 to 1159Z, May 15

+ MARAC USA QSO Party

1400Z-2400Z, May 14 and
  1400Z-2400Z, May 15

+ Arkansas QSO Party

1400Z, May 14 to 0200Z, May 15

+ Portuguese Navy Day Contest

1500Z, May 14 to 1500Z, May 15

+ FISTS Spring Unlimited Sprint

1700Z-2100Z, May 14

+ 50 MHz Spring Sprint

2300Z, May 14 to 0300Z, May 15

+ WAB 7 MHz Phone

1000Z-1400Z, May 15

+ UA2 QSO Party

1300Z-1659Z, May 15

+ Run for the Bacon QRP Contest

0100Z-0300Z, May 16

+ Phone Fray

0230Z-0300Z, May 18

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test

1300Z-1400Z, May 18 and
  1900Z-2000Z, May 18 and
  0300Z-0400Z, May 19

+ RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW

1900Z-2030Z, May 19

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint

0145Z-0215Z, May 20

+ NCCC Sprint

0230Z-0300Z, May 20

+ Slobozhansky Sprint Contest

1800Z-1959Z, May 20 (SSB) and
  2000Z-2159Z, May 20 (CW)

+ UN DX Contest

0600Z-2100Z, May 21

+ NZART Sangster Shield Contest

0800Z-1100Z, May 21 and
  0800Z-1100Z, May 22

+ Aegean RTTY Contest

1200Z, May 21 to 1200Z, May 22

+ His Maj. King of Spain Contest, CW

1200Z, May 21 to 1200Z, May 22

+ EU PSK DX Contest

1200Z, May 21 to 1200Z, May 22

+ Feld Hell Sprint

1600Z-1759Z, May 21 and
  2000Z-2159Z, May 21

+ Baltic Contest

2100Z, May 21 to 0200Z, May 22

+ SKCC Sprint

0000Z-0200Z, May 25

+ Phone Fray

0230Z-0300Z, May 25

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test

1300Z-1400Z, May 25 and
  1900Z-2000Z, May 25 and
  0300Z-0400Z, May 26

+ NCCC RTTY Sprint

0145Z-0215Z, May 27

+ NCCC Sprint

0230Z-0300Z, May 27

+ CQ WW WPX Contest, CW

0000Z, May 28 to 2359Z, May 29

+ Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Digital

0800Z-2359Z, May 28

+ SARL Digital Contest

1300Z-1600Z, May 29

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