How Do you know what contests are happening?

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KE0RAG, Mar 30, 2019.

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  1. K6DWI

    K6DWI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since Bruce only lists contests, does anyone have a good site for Special Events?
     
  2. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    There is a Special Events Stations announcements page each month in QST.

    You can search for Special Events Stations that have submitted announcements to ARRL on line at:
    http://www.arrl.org/special-event-stations

    There is a Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events forum right here on QRZ.com:
    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?forums/contests-dxpeditions-and-special-events.15/

    There is a Special Events Stations forum on eHam.net:
    https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/board,35.0.html
     
  3. VE1EPB

    VE1EPB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    So , new ham . Can we answer a QSO with out being in the contest ?
     
  4. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, you can answer a contest call without being in a contest.

    There are a couple of sources of contest information this is one.

    https://www.contestcalendar.com/
     
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  5. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Easiest way to find out what the latest contest is, is to log on here and look for the latest gripe threads....
    Ymmv
     
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  6. VE1EPB

    VE1EPB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks 73
     
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  7. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, but you are encouraged to submit a log even if it is for only a few (or one) QSO. You don’t have to, but it may help the ops you worked. I believe some contest rules will discard a QSO with a callsign that no one else has worked unless the call in question has the same QSO in their log.
     
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  8. OH1BOR

    OH1BOR XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    You better don't. Some contest rules give penalty points for unmatched contacts.
    So if the serious contester uploads a log with your contact in it and the organisers can't find your log confirming the qso then the other guy loses points.
     
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  9. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is the best contest calendar out there.
    https://www.contestcalendar.com/
     
  10. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not seen any to penalize for casual contacts. If both submit a log and only one confirms, that is a problem however.
     

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