RSGB IOTA Contest

The RSGB IOTA Contest is the most popular contest in the RSGB HF Contests calendar, attracting entries from around the world. IOTA refers to the RSGB “Islands on the Air” awards. A newcomers’ guide to the system of IOTA references and further information on the IOTA Contest can be found at the IOTA Contest Information page and on the IOTA Contest FAQ page. A beginners’ guide to operating in the contest is here. If you have any questions about these rules, please email hf.query@rsgbcc.org New for 2019 To shorten the exchange, for 2019 the sending of RS(T)…

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Summer Stew – 160m CW

The Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge has established itself as the friendly 160 meter contest.  While it enjoys strong activity, the band is slightly less crowded than the major 160 meter contests.  This provides more opportunities for the non super-stations to make intercontinental QSOs.  After the passing of Jack, VE1ZZ in 2018, the event that takes place in October was renamed the LowBand Jack. 2019 Dates Spring Stew – March 9, 2019 Summer Stew – June 15 – 2019  LowBand Jack – October 19, 2019 Big Stew – December 28,…

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CQ WW WPX Contest, CW

2019 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest SSB: March 30-31, 2019 CW: May 25-26, 2019 Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday I. Objective: For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the contest period.

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Helvetia Contest, CW SSB

The Helvetia Contest is open to amateur radio operators and SWLs in Switzerland and in other countries. Besides the regulations for this contest, those in Chapter 1 (General Rules and Regulations for all HF Contests) are also to be followed.

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