(JANUARY)

ARRL Straight Key Night

Sponsor: ARRL
Date:  1 Jan. 00.00 - 24.00 UTC
Bands:  20, 40, 80 meter
Mode:  CW
Categories: straight key
Exchange: RST, QTH, NAME
LOG:   ARRL HQ
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111-1494
USA
E-mail: contest@arrl.org

SARTG New Year RTTY Contest

Sponsor: Scandinavian Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group
Date: January 1st. 08.00 - 11.00 UTC
Bands: 3,5 and 7 MHz
Mode: RTTY
Categories:
A) Single operator
B) Multi operator, Single TX
C) SWL

Exchange: RST, QSO-number, Name and 'Happy New Year' in your own language.
Points: One (1) point for each QSO on each band.
Multipliers: each DXCC country and each JW-JX-LA-OH-OY-OZ-SM-TF prefix number, (0-9), contacted on each band.
Final score: Sum of QSO points times the sum of multipliers.
Awards: Certificates will be issued to winners in each DXCC country, and to the overall top five stations in each class.
LOG:  SARTG Contest Manager
Ewe Hakansson SM7BHM
Box 9019
S-291 09 Kristianstad
SWEDEN
E-mail: sm7bhm@kristianstad.mail.telia.com
 

AGCW Happy New Year Contest
 
Sponsor: AGCW-DL
Date:    1 Jan. 09.00  -  12.00 UTC
Bands:    20, 40, 80 meter
Mode:     CW
Categories: Single operator only.
? Max 250 W output
? Max 50 W output
? Max 5 W output
? SWL
Exchange: RST + Nr.QSO, AGCW-members send AGCW-number
Points: Count 1 point per QSO.
Multipliers: Every QSO with an AGCW-member counts 1 point
Final score: Total QSO points times total multipliers
LOG:  Antonius Recker, DL1YEX
Gustav-Mahler-Weg 3
D-48147 Munster
Germany
 

HangOver Hustle

Sponsor: The Radio Active Camping and Contesting Club
Date: January 1, 16.00 - 22.00 UTC
Bands:    40, 20, 15, 10 meters
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories:
    - single op CW
    - single op SSB
    - multi-op CW
    - multi-op SSB
    - multi-op combined, 2 transmitters
Exchange: RST, NAME, state
Points: 2 points for each CW QSO on 20 meters, 1 point for each QSO on 10, 15, and 40 meters
Multipliers: each state/province/country counts as one multiplier (counts only once no matter which band worked)
    - 2 for each CW QSO
    - 5 for each Hangover Headquarters you work
    - 5 for QRP operation (5 watt max CW, 10 watt max SSB)
Awards: - each station with 5 or more contacts will receive a certificate (send SASE).
- highest score in category will receive a plaque
LOG:  Joe Spencer, KK5NA
3618 Montridge Ct
Arlington, TX 76026
USA
E-mail: jspencer@startext.net
 

Hunting Lions on the Air

Sponsor: Lions Club International
Date: CW -  1st full weekend in January
          SSB -  2nd full weekend in January
Saturday  0900 - Sunday 2100 UTC. Operating time - 24 h.
Bands:  10-80m  (no WARC)
Mode:  CW, SSB
Categories:
    - Single operator
    - Multi operator, single transmitter
    - SWL
Exchange: RST + serial number (lfd. Nr. for members)
Points: QSOs with own country count 1 point, with other countries count 2 points and with other continents 3 points
Multipliers: BONUS POINTS: 10 points for QSO with Lions Club member (5 points when member         is in the same country), 10 points for QSO with Melvin Jones Club member. Lions Members signs /L after their call. Mebmers of Melvin Jones Memorial Radio Club signs /LM or /Melvin. Melvin Jones Memorial special station, W7YU, will sign /MJM.
Final score: Total QSO points plus total bonus points. (No multipliers)
LOG:  Contest Committee
Lions Club Flen
P.O.Box 106
S-642 23 Flen
SWEDEN
 

AGCW DL QRP Contest

Sponsor: AGCW
Date: Winter Contest - First weekend (after New Years Day) in January.
Summer Contest - Third weekend in July.
Saturday  15.00   -   Sunday  15.00 UTC
Bands: 3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 MHz
Mode:  CW
Categories:
VLP  - Very low power (maximum 1W);
QRP  - Usual QRP (maximum 5W);
MP   - Moderate power (maximum 25W);
QRO  - Over 25W.
Exchange: RST + serial number/category.
Points: QRO-QRO - NO points;
QRP-VLP, QRP-QRP, VLP-QRP and VLP-VLP - 3 points;
all other QSOs - 2 points.
Multipliers: Each DXCC-country counts 1 multiplier per band.
Final score: Total QSO-points multiplied by total multipliers.
Awards:
LOG:  Lutz Noack, DL4DRA
                  Hochschulstr. 30/702
                  D-01069 Dresden
                  GERMANY
 

ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest

Sponsor: ARRL
Date: First full weekend in January,
1800 Saturday - 2400 Sunday UTC (operating time 24h)
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
Mode: Baudot (RTTY), ASCII, AMTOR, or Packet (attended operation only)
Categories: a) Single op, unassisted, all bands:
    - less than 150 watts output.
    - more than 150 watts output.
b) Multi op, single transmitter. Once station has begun operation on a given band, it must remain on that band for at least 10 minutes.
Exchange: U.S. stations: RST and state. Canadian: RST and province. All others: RST and serial number, starting with 001.
Points: 1 point for each QSO.
Multipliers: each US state (except KH6 and KL7), each VE province (plus VE8 and VY1) and each DXCC country. KH6 and KL7 count only as separate DXCC countries. USA and Canada do NOT count as DXCC countries.
Final score: Total number of QSOs times total multipliers.
Awards: Top low power and high power single operators and multi-op scorers in each DXCC country; each entrant making at least 50 QSOs
LOG: Mail entry to:
ARRL RTTY ROUNDUP
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111
USA
E-mail: contest@arrl.org
 

Japan International DX Contest

Sponsor: FIVE-NINE Magazine
Date:  LF CW Jan/09/98 2200 - Jan/11/98 2200 UTC
HF CW Apr/10/98 2300 - Apr/12/98 2300 UTC
SSB Nov/07/97 2300 - Nov/09/97 2300 UTC
Bands:  CW LF 1.9/3.5/7 MHz (JAs on 1907.5-1912.5KHz)
CW HF 14/21/28 MHz
SSB 3.5/7/14/21/28MHz (JAs on 3525-3575,3747-3754,3791-3805KHz)
Categories:
1.Single Operator (*1) High Power (*2)
    - Multi Band
    - Single Band
2.Single Operator Low Power (*3)
    - Multi Band
    - Single Band
3.Multi Operator (*4)
4.Maritime Mobile (*5)
# All categories, except Multi Op, only one transmitted signal is allowed at any one time.
# All stations can use the spotting network(like PacketCluster tm).
# Single operator can change bands at any time.
# All stations, except Maritime Mobile, must not change the operating location in entire contest period.
# Anyone may only submit one entry in spite of the callsign used. Submission of check logs for operation on other bands is encouraged.
*1 Single operator must do all contest related things by himself.
*2 High Power: Output power 100w over
*3 Low Power: Output power 100w or less
*4 Multi Op station must remain the same band at least 10 minutes when they make the contact on that band (RUNNING station). They can transmit one other band simultaneously only when the station worked is a new multiplier (MULTIPLIER station). The 10 minutes rule will be applied to each RUNNING station and MULTIPLIER station separately.
*5 /MM stations result will be listed separately but not eligible for the awards.
Exchange: JAs : RS(T) + Prefecture number (01 to 50)
Others: RS(T) + CQ Zone number
Points: Only contacts between JA and DX(+/MM) are worth contest points. (DX-DX, DX-/MM or JA-JA contacts are no point and no multi).
1.8/1.9MHz ............... 4 points
3.5/3.8MHz ............... 2 points
7MHz, 14MHz and 21MHz..... 1 point
28MHz..................... 2 Points
Multipliers: The number of different Japanese Prefecture plus Ogasawara Is.(JD1), Minami-Torishima Is.(JD1) and Okino-Torishima Is. worked on each band. Maximum of 50 per band.
Final score: the result of the (Total QSO points) multiplied by (Total multiplier).
Awards: Plaques and Awards will be awarded to the winners in each class in the World, each Continent.
LOG: No later than the following Post Marked date of that year
LF CW February 28
HF CW May 31
SSB December 31
Address:
JIDX "PHONE/LFCW/HFCW" Contest
c/o FIVE-NINE MAGAZINE
P.O.Box 59, Kamata, Tokyo, 144 Japan
E-mail: jidx-log@dumpty.nal.go.jp
Remarks: Operating period is maximum 30 hours of the total 48, except for JAs, who can operate the full 48 hours. Off period must be longer than 60 minutes length and clearly indicated in the summary sheet.2.
 

Old New Year Contest

Sponsor: ???? ?????????????? ??????
Date: January 10th, 05.00 - 10.00 UTC
Bands: 20, 40 and 80 meters
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories:
? SOAB,
? SOAB (sum of age + amateur radio experience 50 years and over),
? SOAB (sum of age + amateur radio experience 100 years and over),
? MOST
Exchange: RS(T) and 2 or 3 figures which are the sum of operator age and on-air experience. On-air experience counts from the very first QSO. Club stations use some of average age of all operators and the age of this club station.
Points: Each QSO gives points according to the contest exchange received.
Final score: the sum of contest points
Awards:
LOG:  SRR
Box 59
105122 Moscow
Russia
E-mail: ra3auu@contesting.com
 

Midwinter Contest

Sponsor: DYLC
Date: CW: second full weekend in January, Saturday 07.00z to 19.00z
SSB: second full weekend in January, Sunday 07.00z to 19.00z
Bands: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories:
- single operator, all band;
- SWL;
Exchange: RS(T), serial number, country. OMs start serial number with 001, YLs with
2001
Points: YLs count as 5 points. OMs count as 3 points.
OMs work YLs only, YLs work YLs and OMs
Multipliers: each DXCC country
Final score: sum of points must be  multiplied by sum of the total multipliers
Awards:
LOG:
Midwinter Contest
P.O.Box 262
3770 AG Barneveld
The Netherlands
 

North American QSO Party

Sponsor: NCJ
Date: CW: 1800 UTC January 10 to 0600 UTC January 11, 1998
SSB: 1800 UTC January 17 to 0600 UTC January 18, 1998
CW: 1800 UTC August 1 to 0600 UTC August 2, 1998
SSB: 1800 UTC August 15 to 0600 UTC August 16, 1998
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
Mode:  CW, SSB
Categories:
1) Single Operator (operating time 10h);
2) Multi-Operator, two-transmitter.
Exchange: Operator name and station location (State, Province or Country).
Points: Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of the number of multipliers worked on each band.  Multipliers are US States (including KH6 and KL7), Canadian provinces /Territories (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebeck, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Labrador, Yukon, and North West Territories) and other North American Countries (Note: do not also count USA, Canada, KH6, or KL7 as Countries). Non-North American Countries do not count as multipliers, but may be worked for QSO credit.
Awards: A total of five plaques will be awarded for the high score in each of the following categories:
- Single Operator CW
- Single Operator Phone
- Multi Operator CW
- Multi Operator Phone
  - Single Operator Combined High Score
Certificates of merit will be awarded to the highest scoring entrant with at least 200 QSO's from each State, Province, and North American Country.
LOG: CW logs to:
Bob Selbrede W9NQ,
6200 Natoma Ave, Mojave, CA. 93501, USA
SSB logs to:
Steve Merchant
N4TQO, 1795 Cravens Lane, Carpenteria, CA. 93013,
USA
 

YL-ISSB QSO Party

Sponsor: YL-ISSB
Date: 0001 Jan 31 to 2359 Feb 1 UTC, 1998
Bands:  3,5 - 28 MHz
Mode:    CW
Categories: Single operator;
DX-W/K Partner;
YL/OM Team
Exchange: Signal report, state/ province/ country, name (if member sends ISSB number also).
Points: Credit 3 points for member contacts within the same continent;
6 points for member contacts in different continents;
1 point for non-member QSOs.
Multipliers: Credit one multiplier for working both DX-W/K team members, each YL/OM team, US state, Canadian province, DX country, and each VK/ZL call area.
Final score: Multiply your score by two if you use less than 250 watts PEP
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top three scorers in each category. A special ZL award will be sent to the station working the most ZL prefixes.
LOG: Rhonda Livingston, N4KNF
2160 Ivy Street
Port Charlotte
Fl, 33952
USA
 

Michigan QRP Club

Sponsor: MI-QRP Club
Date:
January CW Contest 0700 UTC January 17 to 2359 UTC January 18, 1998
Good Friday CW Sprint 2200 UTC March 27 to 0200 UTC March 28, 1998
Fourth of July CW Sprint 2300 UTC July 4 to 0300 UTC July 5, 1998
Labor Day CW Sprint 2300 UTC September 1 to 0300 UTC September 2, 1998
Bands: 160 - 6 Meters
Mode:
Categories: A - 250 milliwatts or less output.
B - One watt to 250 milliwatts output.
C - Five watts to one watt output.
D - Over five watts output.

Exchange: RST, QTH State /Province /Country) and MI-QRP Membership Number (non-members send power-output)
Points: All member contacts are 5 points. Non member contacts are 4 points.
Multipliers: number of States /Provinces /Countries
Final score: Multiply total QSO Points, on all bands, by the total number of  States /Provinces /Countries
worked on all bands for total points.
Bonus Points: Total points may be multiplied by 1.25 for home brew RX or TX w/commercial RX or TX combinations. Multiply by 1.5 for a total homebrew station. Home brew = any kit or home made gear, it is not necessary for you to have built it yourself.
Awards: for high score in each Country.
LOG: L. T. SWITZER N8CQA
654 GEORGIA AVENUE
MARYSVILLE MI 48040-1243
 

INTERNATIONAL HF CW CONTEST "LZ OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 1998"

Sponsor: BFR, LZ1KPP
Date: 17.01.1998  Saturday, from 12.00 to 20.00 UTC
Bands: 3.5 and 7 MHz
Mode: CW
Categories: Multi operators and Single operator - Bulgarian stations. Multi operators and Single operator - Foreign stations.
Exchange: Six figures: the serial Nr of the QSO and the serial Nr of the last correspondent.
Points: For QSO in the same country -1 point. For QSO outside own country - 2 points. No preference for working DX or LZ
stations.
Awards: First 3 stations in each category - flags. First 10 stations in each category - awards.
LOG: LZ1KPP P.O.BOX 79, SOFIA 1606, BULGARIA
 

HUNGARIAN DX CONTEST

Sponsor: HADXC
Date: 3nd full weekend in January.
Sun 00.00   -   Sun 24.00
Bands: 160-10m
Mode: CW
Categories: Single op, single band;
            Single op, all band;
            Multi op, single tx;
            Multi op, multi tx;
            SWL.
Exchange: RST + serial number, starting from 001. Hungarian stations will send either a 2 letter abbreviation for their county or their member number in HADXC.
Points:  HA stations   - 6p
DX-stations   - 3p
Own continent - 0p
Multipliers: HA Counties and HADXC member number on each band.
Final score: Points x Multipliers
LOG: HADXC
            P.O.Box 79
            H-7031 PAKS
            HUNGARY
 

CQ World Wide 160 meter DX Contest

Sponsor: CQ Magazine
Date: CW:  Last weekend in January
             SSB: Last weekend in February
Fri 22.00   -   Sun 16.00
Bands: 160 meter
Mode:
Categories: 1)single operator (H= power over 150 watts, L= power under 150 watts, and Q= 5 watts or less);
2) multi-operator
Exchange: RST and state for USA, province for Canada, and either prefix or country abbreviation for DX.
Points: Contacts with stations in own country - 2 points.
Contacts with stations on same continent - 5 points.
Contacts with other continents - 10 points.
Multipliers: Each continental US state plus DC (49), Canadian area (13), and DX  country. KL7 and KH6 are considered DX and not state for this contest. DX countries are DXCC plus WAE.
Final score: Total QSO points times the sum of all multipliers.
Awards: Certificates will be awarded to the top scores in each class by state, Canadian area, and DX country. Runners-up with high scores over 100,000 may also receive certificates. Low power or QRP entries may also receive certificates if there is sufficient activity or the scoring is outstanding.
LOG:  160 Meter Contest Director
               David L. Thompson, K4JRB
               4166 Mill Stone Court
               Norcross
               GA, 30092
               USA

E-mail:
 

French DX Contest

Sponsor: REF
Date:  CW  - Last weekend in January
               SSB - Last weekend in February
Saturday  06.00   -   Sunday  18.00
Bands: 80 - 10m
Mode:
Categories: Single operator all band;
              Single operator single band;
              Multi operator multi band, one TX;
              SWL.
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number. French stations will send their Department.
Points: Station outside 'French Speaking Countries':
? one point for QSO with station in same continent,
? three points for QSO with station in other continent.
Station in a 'French Speaking Country':
? 5 points for each QSO.
List of 'French Speaking Countries': C3, CN, D6, HB, HH, HI, J2, LX, OD, ON, TJ, TL, TN, TP2CE, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, VE2, XT, YJ, 3A, 3V, 3X, 4U1ITU, 5R, 5T, 5V, 6W, 7X.
Multipliers: French departments (96);
              Corsica (TK) departments (2);
              FFA (DA1/DA2);
              DOM-TOM.
Multipliers are counted per band.
F6REF/00 gives one special multiplier.
Final score: Total QSO-points times total multipliers.
Awards: For the first single op and multi op of each country.
LOG:  Reseau des Emetteurs Francais
                   REF Contest
                   BP 2129
                   37021 TOURS cedex
                   FRANCE
 

UBA DX CONTEST 1998

Sponsor: UBA
Date:
SSB: 13:00 UTC 31 January 1998 - 13:00 UTC 1 February 1998
CW:  13:00 UTC 28 February 1998 - 13:00 UTC 1 March 1998

Bands: 10, 15, 20, 40 , 80 and 160m
Mode: CW, SSB
Categories: A.   Single Operator Single Band  (A10, A15, A20, A40, A80, A160).
     B.   Single Operator Multi Band (5 bands).
     C.   Multi Operator  (5 bands).
     D.   QRP 5 watt output, as class B.
     E.   SWL, as class B (Rules under item 10).
Exchange: RS(T) + serial number starting from 001.
Belgian stations give their province abbreviation which is a mandatory part of the exchange and must be in the log .(e.g. 59001/AN).
Points: - Each QSO with a Belgian station  counts 10 points.
   - Each QSO with another EU member stations as listed below counts 3 points.
   - QSO's with any other station  outside the EU counts 1 point.
Multipliers: - All Belgian provinces : AN, BW, HT, LB, LG, NM, LU, OV, VB and WV.  The region of Brussels : BR
   - All Belgian prefixes e.g. ON4, ON5, ON6, ON7, ON8, ON9, OT6, OS4, etc, etc....
   - The following DXCC countries from the European Union: CT, CU, DL, EA, EA6, EI, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, I, IS, LX, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OZ, PA, SM, SV, SV5, SV9, SY and TK.
Remarks: a QSO with a Belgian station can give you 2 multipliers; province and prefix.
Final score: Total QSO points (from all bands) times the total number of multiplier points (from all bands).
Awards: The EU TROPHIES go to the EU winners of class B of both the CW an the Phone contest.
LOG: UBA HF MANAGER
          CARINE RAMON, ON7LX
          BRUGGESTEENWEG 77
          B-8755 RUISELEDE
          BELGIUM
E-mail: ON7TK-ON7LX@innet.be
SWL rules:
Only stations taking part in the Contest may be logged for scoring purposes. Logs should show in columns: Time (UTC), callsign of "Station Heard", complete exchange sent by this station, callsign of station being worked, a
RS(T) report on "Station Heard" at SWL's QTH, new multi-plier and points claimed. If both sides of a contest contact are heard they may be claimed as separate stations and the callsigns have to appear in the "Station Heard" column. A station may only appear once per band as station heard. In the column "Station Worked" the same station may not be logged more than 10 times per band