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. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wrong, wrong and WRONG!!

    I'm not aware of any contest in which there's a penalty for a contact for which there is not a LOG (entry) from that station.

    That is, a contest in which the only valid contacts are for stations that "enter" the contest by submitting a log.

    There CAN be a penalty for claiming a contact with a "unique" call sign -- that is, a call that shows up in only ONE entry log because that may be a call sign that was not copied correctly ("busted"). So for non-participants it's advisable to make at least two (better yet, a half dozen or more) contacts so that call won't be tagged as "unique".

    Serious contest operators (like me) welcome ALL contacts, whether from other operators who are "in" the contest, or "casual" operators just dropping in to make a few contacts but not submitting a log.

    They're ALL worth points -- sometimes even multipliers! ;)
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  2. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Normally when I can't rag chew with my buddies on our daily schedule because of QRM, I know there's a contest on!!!
  3. OH1BOR

    OH1BOR XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    You not being aware of something doesn't make other's statement invalid. You should check the opponent's claim first before proving your ignorance.
    And here my proof, rule number 12:
  4. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use, the original site that links to the calendar AND the 3830 Score Posting Forms. Since I use both, it makes sense to bookmark ONE site. :)

    The WA7BNM Contest Calendar:

    • lists seemingly all contests, no matter the sponsor
    • lists a contest's nitty-gritty in a consistent format
  5. NB3R

    NB3R Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

  6. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Note that BOTH of the above contests are listed on the WA7BNM Contest Calendar in the same format. I used the 12 Month Calendar ( to find...
  7. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    I can't access that link because my malware-protection flags it as unsafe.
    Perhaps you can tell us what it says.

    Please note again, my post said "I am not aware of...." so, indeed, there may be some contest(s) with which I'm not familiar that requires only contacts with participants (those that submit a log). But it misleads the OP to tell him not to make contacts in contests unless he submits a log. None of the "majors" and most of the "minors" don't require that. ;)
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  8. K3XR

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    Also not aware of any contests that require all participants to submit a log. Begs the question...How does the station who is submitting a log know if the station they just worked is not submitting a log?
    VE1EPB, W7DCM and KS2G like this.

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