The Russian RDA Contest 2012, sponsored by the Tambov Award Group, will take place during the third weekend in August.
Contest time is Saturday 08:00 UTC through Sunday 08:00 UTC on 160 through 10 meters.You can compete as a single operator CW only, SSB only or both (mix) either in low or high power categories. Multi operator stations can only enter this contest in mix modes, high power.
In detail, the categories to be reported in Cabrillo 3.0 log are:
A-MIX-World (Single Op – MIX)
A-MIX-World-LP (Single Op – MIX – Low Power)
A-CW-World (Single Op – CW)
A-CW-World-LP (Single Op – CW – Low Power)
A-SSB-World (Single Op – SSB)
A-SSB-World-LP (Single Op – SSB – Low Power)
B-World (Multi Op – MIX)
Only QSOs with Russian stations are valid, each awarding 10 points.
The exchange is the usual RST report followed by a progressive number. In return, you’ll get the RST report and the RDA district number. The number of districts worked is the multiplier.
Logs must be sent to email@example.com by September 19th and the results will be published the following day, Sept 20th. For rules, see: rdaward.org/rdac1.htm
Again, this weekend, we’ll have another contest: the CW round of the CVA DX Contest, organized by the Brazilian Amateur Radio Club of the School of Communications.
Times are from Saturday 21:00 UTC until Sunday 21:00 UTC. For rules, see: www.cvadx.org
On the subject of DXpeditions, the nice activation of 9M4SLL from Spratly is now over. These are the last few days to work D64K, Comoros. The team is active until August 21st, also on 6 meters on 50.103 MHz.
We remind you of the Indian team event, VU7M, from Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, through August 22nd. They are working mostly CW, given their working conditions, only 40 watts to inverted V dipoles. For details, see their QRZ page, frequently updated.
On Saturday and Sunday only, the team of 4S7LGT will be on the air from Barberyn I (AS-171). This event is organized by the Radio Society of Sri Lanka and the website is www.rssl.lk/photo-gallery/lighthouse-expedition