This Weekend: ARRL DX CW Contest

Here is yet another weekend with a major contest: the ARRL International DX Contest, CW! Both CW and SSB ARRL DX contests represent a great opportunity to non-Americans to work rare states for their WAS awards. This contest is set to run the [...]

This weekend : CQ WW WPX RTTY and Dutch PACC Contests

This coming weekend will provide a lot of opportunities to test your contest skills in RTTY, CW and SSB. The CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest is one of the most important in this mode and the hunting is on prefixes, rather than DXCC entities. Contest [...]

Upcoming QRP operations by DE3BWR and DD0VR from the Caribbean and Hawaii [Photo Update]

3 February 2017 Heli DD0VR informs DxCoffee readers: The equipment ******************************* 1 February 2017 Bigi DE3BWR and Heli DD0VR have informed us that they will operate QRP this winter from several Caribbean islands, starting [...]

This Weekend: Black Sea Contest and Greek Triathlon DX Contest

From 12:00 UTC, Saturday, to 11:59 UTC, Sunday, the Black Sea Contest will be taking place on CW/SSB, organized by the Ukrainian Black Sea Contest Club. It’s a worldwide contest where all stations may contact one another. However, [...]

This weekend: CQ 160 Meter CW, REF CW, UBA SSB and BARTG RTTY Sprint

This coming weekend looks quite busy as far as contests are concerned. Let’s start with the CQ 160 Meter CW Contest, which will be taking place between Friday, 2200Z and Sunday, 2200Z. The deadline for log submissions is five days from [...]

Amateur radio at risk in Algeria

We got a request from Col MM0NDX to share a statement written by Vlad UA4WHX about the current situation of amateur radio in Algeria and particularly of ARA, the Algerian radio league. Here is Vlad’s statement, as it appears on Before [...]

This weekend: Hungarian DX Contest

This weekend we take note of the Hungarian DX contest where it is possible to take part on SSB, CW or mixed on the HF bands including 160 meters. Organizer: Hungarian Radio Amateur Society. Time: from Saturday 12:00 UTC to Sunday 11:59 UTC. Multipliers: [...]

2016 DX Marathon Deadline – January 10th, 2017

We have received the following note from John K9EL. Hurry up for your submission: “We hope everyone had an exciting year of DX in 2016. CQ’s annual DX Marathon is a great way to keep motivated each year looking for DX. The Marathon [...]

This weekend: WW PMC Contest and ARRL RTTY Roundup

On the new year’s first weekend, the main contests are the WW PMC from Slovenia and the ARRL RTTY Roundup. PMC stands for Peace Messenger Cities. The complete list is available at The [...]

This Weekend: Croatian CW Contest, OK DX RTTY Contest and RAC Winter Contest

For this weekend, we take note of the Croatian CW Contest, taking place from Saturday, 1400 UTC to Sunday, 1400 UTC on 1,8/3,5/7/14/21/28 MHz. Points : 10 points contacts with 9A stations on 1,8/3,5/7 MHz, 6 points on 14/21/28 MHz 6 points [...]

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