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-- October 2021 Contest Calendar --

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Date and TimeContestCategories
01 0000z - 31 2400zEuCW Snakes & Ladders Activity
Summer/Autumn Season
 (4)
160-2m CW/QRP/QRO
01 0000z - 31 2400zNAQCC October ChallengeCW Only/QRP
01 0001z - 2359zFISTS Mechanical Key Days (MKD)CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
01 2000z - 2100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
02 0000z - 2300zArizona Sunnit to Summit 10-Point MadnessAll bands/modes
02 0300z - 03 0300z49th JLRS Party Contest  CWYL/OM/160m-70cm
02 0600z - 04 0600zOceania DX SSB ContestSO/M1/AB/SB
02 0600z - 03 1800zTRC DX Contest  80-10m CW/SSBSOAB/SOSB/MO/HP/LP
02 1200z - 03 1159zRussian WW Digital ContestSO/MO/RTTY45, BPSK63
02 1300z - 1700zAWA Valve AM QSO PartySO/LP/80-40m
02 1600z - 03 2200zCalifornia QSO Party  160-10mMix/SO/MO/Rover
02 1600z - 1959zRTTYops Weekend Sprint  80-10mSO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
02 1800z - 03 1800zSKCC QSO PartyCW/SO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
03 0500z - 2300zRSGB International DX Contest  80-10mMix/CW/SSB/SO/MO
03 0500z - 2300zW.A.B. DX ContestSO/MO/QRO/QRP
03 0600z - 0900zON 80 Meter ContestSSB
03 0700z - 1000zGerman Telegraphy Contest (DTC)CW/SO/HP/LP/QRP
03 0830z - 0930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
30M QRP CW Only
03 1300z - 1700zAWA Valve SSB QSO PartySO/LP/80-40m
03 2200z - 2359zNoGa Peanut Power SprintCW-SSB/QRP/QRO/80-20m
04 0000z - 0100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
04 0800z - 10 2000zIQRP Marathon Fourth Quarterly  160m-70cmCW/Phone/Digital
04 0800z - 1159zPortable Operations Challenge  (1)CW/Phone (SSB)/Digi
04 1600z - 1900zCZ-EPC ActivityB(Q)PSK31/63/125
04 1600z - 1959zPortable Operations Challenge  (2)CW/Phone (SSB)/Digi
04 1630z - 1729zOK1WC Memorial (MWC) ActivitySO/CW-SSB/80-40m
04 1830z - 1930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
80M QRP CW Only
04 1900z - 2030zRSGB 80m Auntumn Series CWSO/100W/10W
04 1930z - 2030zOK 160M Activity ContestSO SSB/LP/QRP/SWL
05 0000z - 0359zPortable Operations Challenge  (3)CW/Phone (SSB)/Digi
05 0001z - 2400zFISTS (NA) Tuesday Activity Day  80-10mCW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
05 0100z - 0300zARS Spartan SprintCW - QRP Only
05 1700z - 2059zLY 144MHz Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM
05 1700z - 2100zNRAU 144MHz Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
05 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
05 1700z - 2100zSPAC 144MHz ContestCW/Phone/Open
05 1900z - 2000zIRTS 80m Evening Counties ContestCW/SSB/Fixed/Rover
05 1900z - 2130zRSGB 144MHz UKACSO Fixed/Open
05 1900 - 2300
Local Time
Global Mountain Activity Contest144MHz/Phone/CW
06 0000z - 0100zWalk For The Bacon Contest40M QRP QRS CW Only
06 0230z - 0300zPhone Fray Contest  160-15mSO/SSB/100W max.
06 1300z - 1400zCWops Test (CWT)  (1) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
06 1800z - 2000zMOON Contest  144MHzCW/Digital/FM/SSB
06 1900z - 2000zCWops Test (CWT)  (2) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
06 1900 - 2300
Local Time
SVHF Fall Sprint  432MHzFixed/Rover
06 2000z - 2100zUKEICC 80m ContestSSB/HP/LP/QRP
07 0200z - 0300zWalk For The Bacon Contest40M QRP QRS CW Only
07 0300z - 0400zCWops Test (CWT)  (3) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
07 1700z - 2100zNRAU 10m Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM/Digital
07 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
07 1700z - 2000zSARL 80 Metre QSO PartySO/Phone only/SWL
07 1900z - 2100zSKCC Straight Key Sprint Europe  160-6mSO/QRP/QRO
08 0145z - 0215zNCCC RTTY SprintNS rules/160-15m/Dupes OK
08 0230z - 0300zNCCC Sprint (NS)NS rules/160-15m
08 0600z - 09 0600zOceania DX CW ContestSO/M1/AB/SB
08 1400z - 10 0200zDX/NA YL Anniversary Contest  160-10mMix/SO/Club/Group
08 2000z - 2100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
09 0000z - 10 2359zARRL EME Contest  50-1296 MHzCW-Phone-Digi/SO/MO
09 0000z - 17 2359zGet Your Park ON! North AmericaAll band/modes
09 0000z - 0800zThe Makrothen Contest (TMC)  (1)RTTY/SO/MO/HP/LP
09 0000z - 10 2400zVERON SLP Contest  (7)SWL - SSB
09 0300z - 11 2100zNevada QSO Party  160-6mMix/SO/MO/Rover
09 0600z - 0659zPGA-Test Contest  (10)80m/Mix/SOLP
09 0800 - 1400
Local Time
SVHF Fall Sprint  902MHz & UpFixed/Rover
09 1200z - 1330zSARL Spring QRP ContestCW-SSB/Fixed/Portable
09 1200z - 10 1159zScandinavian Activity Contest  SSB 80-10mSO/MO/QRO/QRP
09 1200z - 10 2359zSKCC Weekend SprintathonQRO/QRP/160-6m
09 1500z - 10 0500zArizona QSO Party  160-2mMix/SO/MO/Rover
09 1600z - 10 0400z
11 1300z - 2200z
Pennsylvania QSO Party  160-2mMix/SO/MO/Rover
09 1600z - 1959zRTTYops Weekend Sprint  80-10mSO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
09 1600z - 2400zThe Makrothen Contest (TMC)  (2)RTTY/SO/MO/HP/LP
09 1800z - 10 1800zSouth Dakota QSO Party  160m-70cmMix/SO/MO/Rover
09 2000z - 10 1959z
(6 hour block)
070 Club 160M Great Pumpkin SprintPSK31/100w max
10 0001z - 2359z10-10 International Day SprintAll Modes
10 0600z - 0900zON 80 Meter ContestCW
10 0800z - 1600zThe Makrothen Contest (TMC)  (3)RTTY/SO/MO/HP/LP
10 0830z - 0930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
30M QRP CW Only
10 1400z - 1600zFISTS Activity Ladder  (1)CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
10 1600z - 1700z80m Waterkant-Kurzcontest80m/CW, SSB/SO/MO
10 1800z - 2000zFISTS Activity Ladder  (2)CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
11 0000z - 0200zFour States QRP Group Second
Sunday Sprint
 160-10m
CW/SSB
11 0000z - 0100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
11 1630z - 1729zOK1WC Memorial (MWC) ActivitySO/CW-SSB/80-40m
11 1830z - 1930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
80M QRP CW Only
11 1930z - 2030zOK 160M Activity ContestSO CW/LP/QRP/SWL
12 1700z - 2059zLY 432MHz Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM
12 1700z - 2100zNRAU 432MHz Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
12 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
12 1800z - 2200zSPAC 432MHz ContestCW/Phone/Open
12 1900z - 2130zRSGB 432MHz UKACSO Fixed/Open
13 0030z - 0230zNAQCC Straight Key/Bug SprintCW Only/QRP/QRO
13 0230z - 0300zPhone Fray Contest  160-15mSO/SSB/100W max.
13 1300z - 1400zCWops Test (CWT)  (4) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
13 1800z - 2000zMOON Contest  432MHzCW/Digital/FM/SSB
13 1900z - 2000zCWops Test (CWT)  (5) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
13 1900z - 2030zRSGB 80m Auntumn Series DataSO/100W/10W
14 0300z - 0400zCWops Test (CWT)  (6) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
14 1700z - 2059zLY 50MHz Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM
14 1700z - 2100zNRAU 50MHz Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
14 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
14 1700z - 2100zSPAC 50MHz ContestCW/Phone/Open
14 1900z - 2130zRSGB 50MHz UKACSO Fixed/Open
15 0145z - 0215zNCCC RTTY SprintNS rules/160-15m/Dupes OK
15 0230z - 0300zNCCC Sprint (NS)NS rules/160-15m
15 2000z - 2100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
16 0000z - 17 1600zAraucaria World Wide VHF Contest  6m/2mCW/SSB/FM/SO/MO
16 0000z - 17 2359zJARTS WW RTTY Contest  80-10mBaudot/SOHP/SOLP/MO
16 0001z - 17 2359z10-10 Int'l Fall QSO PartyCW/HP/LP/QRP
16 0600z - 0700zBayern-Ost Contest  (1)80m SSB
16 0700z - 0800zBayern-Ost Contest  (2)80m CW
16 0800z - 0900zBayern-Ost Contest  (3)40m SSB
16 0900z - 1000zBayern-Ost Contest  (4)40m CW
16 1400z - 17 0300zNew York QSO Party  160m-70cmMix/SO/MO/Rover
16 1500z - 17 1459zWorked All Germany (WAG)  80-10mMix/SO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
16 1600z - 1959zRTTYops Weekend Sprint  80-10mSO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
17 0000z - 0200zAsia-Pacific Sprint  CWSO/20m, 15m
17 0001z - 2359zFISTS (NA) 'Get Your Feet Wet
Activity Day'
 80-40m
CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
17 0700z - 1000zON 2 Meter ContestPhone/CW
17 0830z - 0930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
30M QRP CW Only
17 1200z - 1300zIRTS 40m Daytime Counties ContestSSB/CW/Fixed, Rover
17 1700z - 18 0100zIllinois QSO Party  160-2mMix/SO/MO/Rover
17 1900z - 2030zRSGB RoLo Contest  80m CWSO/100W max
17 2000z - 2359zFeld-Hell Spooky Sprint  160-6mNO 20m!/All modes of Hell
17 2300z - 18 0100zRun for the BaconCW/QRP/AB/SB
18 0000z - 0100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
18 1300z - 22 2359zARRL School Club Roundup (Fall Term)All Modes/SO/MO
18 1630z - 1729zOK1WC Memorial (MWC) ActivitySO/CW-SSB/80-40m
18 1830z - 1930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
80M QRP CW Only
18 1900z - 2030zRSGB FT4 Contest  80m/40m/20mSO/MO/100W/10W
19 1700z - 2059zLY 1.3GHz Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM
19 1700z - 2100zNRAU 1.3GHz Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
19 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
19 1700z - 2100zSPAC 1.3GHz ContestCW/Phone/Open
19 1900z - 2130zRSGB 1.3GHz UKACSO Fixed/Open
20 0230z - 0300zPhone Fray Contest  160-15mSO/SSB/100W max.
20 1300z - 1400zCWops Test (CWT)  (7) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
20 1800z - 2000zMOON Contest  50MHzCW/Digital/FM/SSB
20 1900z - 2030zAGCW Semi-Automatic Key EveningCW/80m/Semi-Auto only
20 1900z - 2000zCWops Test (CWT)  (8) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
21 0300z - 0400zCWops Test (CWT)  (9) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
21 1700z - 2100zNRAU 70MHz Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
21 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
21 1700z - 2100zSPAC 70MHz ContestCW/Phone/Open
21 1900z - 2130zRSGB 70MHz UKACSO Fixed/Open
22 0145z - 0215zNCCC RTTY SprintNS rules/160-15m/Dupes OK
22 0230z - 0300zNCCC Sprint (NS)NS rules/160-15m
22 2000z - 2100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
23 0600z - 0659zPGA-DIGI Contest  (10)Open Digi/50w max.
23 1500z - 24 1500zStew Perry Topband Challenge160m CW/HP/LP/QRP
23 1600z - 1959zRTTYops Weekend Sprint  80-10mSO/MO/HP/LP/QRP
24 0000z - 0400zNorth American SSB Sprint Contest80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
24 0600z - 1159z6th A1 Club Straight Key ContestCW/80m, 40m/200W max.
24 0700z - 1300zU.R.I. International Contest VHF  144 MHzSSB/CW/SOLP/SOHP
24 0830z - 0930zEU QRP Foxhunt
'Social Distancing Party'
30M QRP CW Only
24 1400z - 1600zFISTS Activity Ladder  (3)CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
24 1800z - 2000zFISTS Activity Ladder  (4)CW/FISTS/NON-FISTS
24 1800z - 1900zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmDigital modes/FT8
24 1900z - 2200zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmCW, Digital
25 0000z - 0100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
25 0000z - 0300zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmPhone
25 1300z - 1400zQCX CW Challenge  (1)CW/80-20m/QRP/QRO
25 1630z - 1729zOK1WC Memorial (MWC) ActivitySO/CW-SSB/80-40m
25 1800z - 1900zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmDigital modes/FT8
25 1900z - 2000zQCX CW Challenge  (2)CW/80-20m/QRP/QRO
25 1900z - 2200zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmPhone
26 0300z - 0400zQCX CW Challenge  (3)CW/80-20m/QRP/QRO
26 1700z - 2059zLY 2.4G & Up Activity ContestCW/SSB/FM
26 1700z - 2100zNRAU Microwave Activity ContestSO/MO/Open
26 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
26 1800z - 2200zThe 50MHz Open CumulativeSO/MO/LP/MP/HP
26 1830z-2130zRSGB SHF UKACSO Fixed/Open
26 1900z - 1900zTelephone Pioneer QSO Party  160m-70cmCW, Digital
27 0000z - 0200zSKCC Straight Key Sprint  160-6mCW/HP/LP/QRP
27 0230z - 0300zPhone Fray Contest  160-15mSO/SSB/100W max.
27 1300z - 1400zCWops Test (CWT)  (10) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
27 1900z - 2000zCWops Test (CWT)  (11) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
27 2000z - 2100zUKEICC 80m ContestCW/HP/LP/QRP
28 0300z - 0400zCWops Test (CWT)  (12) 160-10mSO/QRO/QRP
28 1700z - 1900zRTTYops Weeksprint80-20m/HP/LP/QRP
28 1900z - 2030zRSGB 80m Auntumn Series SSBSO/100W/10W
29 0145z - 0215zNCCC RTTY SprintNS rules/160-15m/Dupes OK
29 0230z - 0300zNCCC Sprint (NS)NS rules/160-15m
29 2000z - 2100zK1USN Slow Speed CW Test160-20m/CW (Max. 20wpm)
30 0000z - 31 2359zCQWW SSB DX ContestSO/AB/SB/MO/HP/LP
30 0000z - 2359zFeld-Hell Full Day of Hell Sprint  160-6mAll modes of Hell
30 0000z - 31 2400zVERON SLP Contest  (8)SWL - SSB
30 1600z - 1959zRTTYops Weekend Sprint  80-10mSO/MO/HP/LP/QRP