Current Information:

Welcome to the NSARC contesting page. 

Please contact Keith VE7KW with any ideas or concerns (VE7MID at telus dot net)

-          Training

-          Contest calendar

-          Ideas for posting participation/results of contests by NSARC members

In order to enable people to become familiar and comfortable with the NSARC station, it can be made available with a mentor prior to club meetings or at other times by appointment. Please contact a member of the executive to ensure that a mentor is available.

The contest calendar has been designed around low key “QSO Parties”, RTTY and SSB contests that may be of interest to club members; contests which fit the capabilities of the station. The idea is to enable an introduction to contests of various kinds. Other contests will certainly be considered.

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Amateur Radio Contesting (Radio Sports) covers a wide range of activities best defined as those with some form of “scoring”. Radio Sports can range from a casual operator; chasing DX,  handing out a few Q’s or operating a contest to get a new country or state; to the operators participating in the WARC international team competitions. Radio Sports covers all modes and you can take part from home, a club station, in the field (ARDF); individually or as part of a team.

NSARC would like to encourage Radio Sports as a means of improving general operator capabilities whether; efficient phone operations as practice for emergencies, use of digital modes for efficient radio- messaging or ARDF for direction finding.

NSARC’s Radio Sport Objectives are:

1.       Provide Radio Sports training

2.       Encourage Radio Sports participation; either individually, at the club station or as part of a team of stations.

A number of contests include some form of team participation and NSARC members are encouraged to join their fellow contesters in team completion. Contact the contest manager to organise.

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The current suggested NSARC Radio Sports Calendar is given below. Members are encouraged to participate as facilitators, operators, or even just to drop by.  Event suggestions are also welcome.

Notes:

·         The facilitator arranges for the station, equipment setup, operation schedule and reporting. The facilitators do not have to do this work themselves but are the point of contact.

·         NSARC will likely participate in only a portion of the contest as communicated by the facilitator

·         Unless otherwise noted, all contests are open to members and assistance and training will be provided as required.

 

Contest

Type

Date

Facilitator

Note

Web ref

NCCC RTTY  Sprint

Sprint

0145Z-0215Z Dec 5

(prior to club meeting)

VE7KW

3,2

http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run

QSO Party

2100Z-2259Z Dec 7

Open

2

http://www.cqc.org/contests/snow2014.htm

RAC Winter contest

QSO Party

000Z-2359Z Dec 27

Open

2

 

ARRL RTTY Round-up

QSO Party

1800Z Jan 3 to 2400Z Jan 4

Open

2

http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup

North American QSO Party

QSO Party

1800Z Jan 17 to 0600Z Jan 18

Open

2

http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf

BC QSO Party

SSB

QSO

1600z Feb 7 to 0400z Feb 8, 2014

Open

2

http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp.html

North American QSO Party RTTY

RTTY

QSO

0000Z, Mar 7 to 2400Z, Mar 8

open

1

http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf

Ontario QSO Party

QSO

1800Z Apr 18 to 1800Z Apr 19

Open

2

http://www.va3cco.com/oqp/rules.htm

7th Call Area QSO Party

QSO

1300Z May 2 to 0700Z May 3

Open

2

http://ws7n.net/7QP/new/Page.asp?content=rules

ARRL Field Day

all

1800Z, Jun 27 to 2100Z, Jun 28

Yan

VE7LET

2

http://www.arrl.org/field-day

RAC Canada Day Contest

team

0000Z-2359Z, Jul 1

open

2

www.rac.ca

Washington State Salmon Run

QSO

1600Z Sep 19 to 2400Z Sep 20

Open

2

http://www.wwdxc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-Salmon-Run-Rules.pdf

 

Notes:

1.       Check with facilitator re participation. Some limitations may apply.

2.       All members can participate

3.       This contest starts weekly at 17:45 Thursday December 4 and ends 19:15 so is ideal for a pre-meeting contest.

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Suggested links:

Contest Calendar             http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html

Propagation                       http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-status-data-solar-geomagnetic.htm

General information       http://zs6aa.wordpress.com/contesting-faq/

                                                http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/information/guide.shtml

  


 

This page last updated: 2015-12-04