The WAE Contest, organized by DARC (Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club), continues with the SSB round this weekend. RTTY will follow in November.The goal is to work as many European stations as possible.
The rules can be found at: http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/contest/waedc/en/rules/
As usual, here is an outline of the rules:
Date and time: September 8th, 0000 UTC through September 9th, 2359 UTC.
Bands: 3.5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28 MHz.
- SINGLE-OP LOW
Max. output 100 watt – all bands.
- SINGLE-OP HIGH
Power more than 100 watts – all bands.
The 10 minute band change rule is enforced, except for new multipliers.
Here is the multipliers list:
1AØ, 3A, 4O, 4U1I, 4U1V, 9A, 9H, C3, CT, CU, DL, E7, EA, EA6, EI, ER, ES, EU, F, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GM/s, GU, GW, HA, HB, HBØ, HV, I, IS, IT, JW, JW/b, JX, LA, LX, LY, LZ, OE, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, PA, R1F, RA, RA2, S5, SM, SP, SV, SV/A, SV5, SV9, T7, TA1, TF, TK, UR, YL, YO, YU, YU8, Z3, ZA, ZB.[R1M has been deleted]
About Dxpeditions, there are big news this weekend: NH8S, Swains Island is finally on the air. To review the brief history of this entity, we can now report that the island has been declared a separate DXCC entity just since July 22nd, 2006 (It was formerly part of American Samoa, KH8).
The first operation took place quickly: from July 28th to August 2nd, KH8SI made 16392 QSO’s (only 1710 with Europe).
It didn’t take long until the next DXpedition: in 2007, from April 4th to 15th, Hrane YT1AD and Dave K3LP were the leaders of N8S, a major operation which even set the record of QSO’s: 117,205 with very good signals into Europe on 20 and 17 meters, despite low solar activity.
Now, after more than five years, we welcome the NH8S operation with much interest. The 18 team members will operate until September 18th.
This article has been written by Alex IK8YFU