Wondering what to do this weekend? How about getting on the air? Here’s a list of the contests that are coming up this weekend. I got the list from the ARRL’s members only DX newsletter (this information is available on any ham radio online contest calendar):
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.
The North American RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, HA3NS Sprint Memorial Contest, RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest, AGCW QRP CW Contest, ARCI HF Grid Square CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint, EA PSK31 Contest, Elecraft QSO Party, SOC Marathon CW Sprint, Idaho QSO Party, SKCC Weekend CW Sprint, UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest, NSARA Contest and the Wisconsin QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The Bucharest Contest is scheduled for March 15. The NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint is scheduled for March 18.
So let’s see: teletype, a quick contest called a sprint, CW, QRP, digital, QSO parties, 6-meters and more. BTW the NSARA Contest promotes amateur radio in Nova Scotia. It’s an eight-hour contest broken up into two four-hour sessions and runs only on 80 meters phone and CW. Neat stuff.
March 20th sees the annual Russian DX Contest that geos for 24 hours starting at 1200Z Saturday. With conditions verging on spectacular somedays, this might be a really fun contest. Here’s the rules in English.