The WAG Contest, sponsored by DARC starts Saturday the 20th at 1500 UTC and finishes Sunday, October 21st at 1459 UTC.
The goal is to work as many German districts as possible. The complete list can be found here.These are the suggested windows for this contest:
80m: CW – 3560 – 3800 kHz, SSB – 3650 – 3700 kHz
40m: CW – 7040 – 7200 kHz, SSB – 7080 – 7140 kHz
20m: CW – 14060 – 14350 kHz, SSB – 14100 – 14125 kHz and 14280 – 14350 kHz
15m: SSB – 21350 – 21450 kHz
10m: SSB – 28225 – 28400 kHz
- Single operator, CW, low power
- Single operator, CW, high power
- Single operator, mixed, low power
- Single operator, mixed, high power
- Single operator, mixed, QRP
- Multi operator
- SWL, single operator
Non-German stations: RS(T) + serial number. German stations: RS(T) + DOK.
Logs must submitted in Cabrillo format to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 5th, 2012.
The rules can be viewed on the DARC site: rules
Still this weekend, for digital operators it is possible to compete in the JARTS WW RTTY Contest managed by JARTS: Japanese Amateur Radio Teleprinter Society. The 2012 rules and 2011 results are found on their site: www.jarts.jp
Regarding DXpedition activity, there are a lot of irons in the fire, but let’s take this step-by-step:
The Swiss team of 3B9SP began their operation last monday from Rodriguez Island. The operators are giving good propagation to all parts of the world and signals in Europe are very good. They are active on all bands from 160 to 6 meters until October 23rd.
The Brazilian team of T30PY, after leaving Fiji, has started their operations from Tarawa, West Kiribati on the 16th. At the time of this writing, there has been little opportunity for European operators, where the QSO demand is very high, especially on the higher bands (21, 24, 28 MHz), but we are confident that T30PY operators will give ample opportunity to all continents by the end of their operation, October 25th.
Starting October 18th, a Spanish team has been on the air from Macau with these callsigns: XX9TFR, XX9TPX, XX9TBM, XX9TEX. Please note that phone operations are not allowed on 24 and 50 Mhz while operating in Macau. This activity will last until Oct 29th.
Finally, we would like to remind you of the Italian Dxpedition to Seychelles by IK5RUN (S79UN), I5OYY (S79YY), I5IHE (S79LC) who will be active from October 21st to November 4th, trying to work all bands, including 160, 80 and 6 meters. The web site is www.ik5run.it/s79.html
(This article has been written by Alex, IK8YFU)