Next weekend: Black Sea Contest

From 12:00 UTC, Saturday, February 4, to 11:59 UTC of Sunday, February 5, the Black Sea Contest will be taking place on CW/SSB, organized by Ukrainian friends of the Black Sea Contest Club. It’s a worldwide contest where all stations may contact one another. However, QSOs with stations from countries from the Black Sea will be rewarded with 10 points, i.e., stations of Central and Eastern Europe.The full list of countries consists of:

Austria, OE – Albania, ZA – Belarus, EU – Bulgaria, LZ – Bosnia and Herzegovina, E7 – Hungary, HA – Germany, DL – Georgia, 4L – Italy, I – Macedonia, Z3 – Moldova, ER – Poland, SP – Russia (European part), RA – Romania, YO – Slovakia, OM – Slovenia, S5 – Turkey, TA – Ukraine, UR – Croatia,  9A – Montenegro, 4O – Czech Republic, OK – Switzerland, HB – Serbia, YU.

QSOs with stations on other continents will be worth 5 points; those within the same continent, but in a different ITU zone will be worth 3 points and will be assigned one point per QSO within the same ITU zone. For complete rules refer to the official website: .

You can view the records of past competitions here .

The organizers would like to stress that the e-mail address for requests has changed: They would also request that all express their opinions as to whether it is appropriate to publish the logs of all participants (clearly after the deadline for submitting logs).

You know that ahead of the weekend we like to consider the landscape of DXpeditions in progress. Here are some of the interesting activities ahead VP6T along with TN2T. You still have a chance to work HK0NA,C21HA and TO4M whose DXpeditions are coming to an end.

Remembering that the FW0NAR activation has already begun (so far only active on CW / RTTY) and also that of HU2DX, we note that this weekend the  ZK2C DXpedition to Niue Island by a well experienced German team will get under way. Three stations are scheduled for simultaneous operation at 500 watts.

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