During the weekend (May 19th-20th) you’ll have the opportunity to compete in the King of Spain CW Contest starting Saturday at 1200 UTC and finishing on Sunday at 1200 UTC.Allowed bands range from 160 to 10 meters and the categories are: single operator single band, single operator all bands and multioperator. You’ll get 3 points for each QSO with EA stations and 1 point with non EA stations. The multipliers are: the number of Spanish provinces worked (see list below), the number of DXCC entities worked (also counting: GM3-Shetland, JW-Bear, IT9-Sicily and 4UVIC-ONU Vienna International Center). As exchange, EA stations will give their RST report and the province code:
A – Alicante AB – Albacete AL – Almería AV – Ávila B – Barcelona
BA – Badajoz BI – Vizcaya BU – Burgos C – Coruña CA – Cádiz
CC – Cáceres CE – Ceuta CO – Córdoba CR – Ciudad Real CS – Castellón
CU – Cuenca GC – Las Palmas GI – Girona GR – Granada GU – Guadalajara
H – Huelva HU – Huesca IB – I. Baleares J – Jaén L – Lleida
LE – León LO – La Rioja LU – Lugo M – Madrid MA – Málaga
ML – Melilla MU – Murcia NA – Navarra O – Asturias OU – Ourense
P – Palencia PO – Pontevedra S – Cantabria SA – Salamanca SE – Sevilla
SG – Segovia SO – Soria SS – Guipúzcoa T – Tarragona TE – Teruel
TF – SC Tenerife TO – Toledo V – Valencia VA – Valladolid VI – Álava
Z – Zaragoza ZA – Zamora
Also happening this weekend, is the Greek RTTY contest and the EU PSK DX contest in BPSK63 mode. They are both taking place in the same time frame as the King of Spain, that is from Saturday 19th, 1200 UTC to Sunday 20th, 1200 UTC.
Regarding DXpeditions, the most interesting operation is that of XX9E, Macao. The 10 operator Spanish team is active from Coloane Island, IOTA AS-075. There are three stations on the air with linear amplifiers on 160 through 6 meters. Antennas include two Hexbeams, a Steppir BigIR, wire verticals and a 6 meter yagi. According to clublog.org, Macao is quite rare in North America (17th most wanted on digi and 43rd overall) and in Europe (60th place in CW and 93rd overall). Operations will cease on May 23rd.