Registration Opens for USA ARDF Championships

Registration Opens for USA ARDF Championships

Registration is now open for the 2019 USA and IARU Region 2 Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), set for 1-4 August 2019. Competition venues will be near Raleigh, North Carolina.

“The USA ARDF Championships are an ideal opportunity to watch and learn from the best radio-orienteers in the US and from around the world, because visiting competitors from numerous other countries are expected to attend,” said ARRL ARDF Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV. “Winners who qualify by citizenship or residence may be selected for positions on ARDF Team USA, which will travel to Serbia for the 2020 ARDF World Championships.”

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FT8 Amateur / Ham Radio Contest 13-14 April 2019

The European FT8 Club is sponsoring an FT8 DX Contest starting at 1200 UTC on 13th April and running through 1200 UTC on 14th April 2019. Everyone works everyone in this contest, and the maximum power is 100 W. The exchange is the same as the ARRL RTTY Roundup, with state/province for US/Canada stations, and serial number for DX participants.

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Short Contest Callsign NoV Revision

Ofcom's amateur radio Special Contest Call Notice of Variation has been updated

In consultation with Ofcom, the RSGB has reviewed the SCC NoV.

The main revisions are:

  1. The validity of SCC NoV granted since 1st January 2019 has been extended from three years to five years

  2. Contest entries up to five years old may now be used in an application for a SCC NoV

  3. The list of qualification contests has been expanded to include the Commonwealth Contest, the RSGB DX Contest and the 1st and 2nd RSGB 1.8MHz Contests

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