Contests

Time: UTC VS Pacific Time

Contests are a fun way to get used to using ITU phonetics and get practice in giving information needed clearly and quickly.

W6ABR Contest Results


VOACAP Quick Guide HF Propagation Prediction and Ionospheric Communications Analysis
CONUS HF BAND CONDX Band Conditions at a glance


We've listed a few of the main contests on our calendar. For more contests check:
ARRL Contest Calendar
State QSO parties (with sortable columns)
WA7BNM Contest Calendar
SK3BG Contest Calendar


Contest Logging Programs

There are many to choose from. Here are a few:
N3FJP Scott updates everything before a contest to reflect new contest rules.
N1MM A favorite of some of the die hard contesters.
Reviews of many of the programs out there and how much they cost.


Band Frequencies by License

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ARRL website
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BandTech FrequenciesGeneral FrequenciesExtra Frequencies
1601.800-2.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, RTTY/Data1.800-2.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, RTTY/Data
803.525-3.600 MHz: CW Only3.525-3.600 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
3.800-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
3.500-3.600 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
3.600-4.000 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
60See ARRL websiteSee ARRL websiteSee ARRL website
407.025-7.125 MHz : CW only7.025-7.125 MHz : CW, RTTY/Data
7.175-7.300 MHz:: CW, Phone, Image
7.000-7.125 MHz : CW, RTTY/Data
7.125-7.300 MHz:: CW, Phone, Image
30See ARRL websiteSee ARRL websiteSee ARRL website
2014.025 -14.150 MHz CW, RTTY/Data
14.225 -14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
14.000 - 14.150 MHz CW, RTTY/Data
14.150 -14.350 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
1718.068-18.110 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
18.110-18.168 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
18.068-18.110 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
18.110-18.168 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
1521.025-21.200 MHz: CW Only21.025-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
21.275-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
21.000-21.200 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
21.200-21.450 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
1224.890-24.930 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
24.930-24.990 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
24.890-24.930 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
24.930-24.990 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
1028.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
28.300-29.700 MHz: CW, Phone, Image
28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data
28.300-29.700 MHz: CW, Phone, Image