1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

Contest time?

Discussion in 'WDX Club Contest Information' started by binrat, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    I'm thinking of Easter weekend.
    Looking for thoughts and comments.



    edit: fingers faster than the non caffeinated mind.
     
    #1 binrat, Feb 29, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016

  2. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,423
    Likes Received:
    723
    I don't think I understand all that I know about this.
     
  3. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    Oh boy, here we go. ;)
    11 metre forum contest.
     
    222DBFL likes this.
  4. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2013
    Messages:
    3,301
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    Easter Weekend, or "Eastern weekend"?? That is what he is referring to binrat. I think anyways??:confused::confused::coffee:
    But yes, sounds good to me. As long as we get some DX LOL! It was so quiet yesterday morning I had to check my coax!!:LOL::D
     
    Road Squawker likes this.
  5. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,423
    Likes Received:
    723
    yepper
     
    222DBFL likes this.
  6. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    Easter, from good Friday to Easter Monday.
     
    222DBFL likes this.
  7. gamegetter

    gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    215
    tentatively marking march 25-27, for forum contest 11 meters. that is about 3 1/2 weeks away.
     
    Hurricane95 and 222DBFL like this.
  8. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    You would be correct.
     
    222DBFL likes this.
  9. Bundy

    Bundy Tired and broke

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    83
    I'm in for this!!
     
  10. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    I'm always willing to give it a go. Just a suggestion for this time - since the object here is to have fun and make some on-the-air contacts with other members. Can we narrow it down to just a few channels? Five or six of us looking for each other on too many channels in AM and SSB is maybe just a little more of a challenge that is should be. Just a thought.
     
    gamegetter likes this.
  11. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,102
    Likes Received:
    1,684
    How about just two channels (one SSB and one AM), if the band is crowed then post on here the new frequency change. Once the change is made don't go back to the old channels. We could use the same for the Ham (when we have one)side of things, make 28.454 the calling freq for the contest.
     
    gamegetter and RatsoW8 like this.
  12. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    I was just looking at the contests that are happening on the Ham bands as well and may have a full fledged forum contest on Ham and 11 metres.
     
  13. gamegetter

    gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,538
    Likes Received:
    215
    well let's hope conditions are favorable, if they are and the bands are hopping, we should check back here for frequencies to work for the forum contest...
     
    binrat and camaro1 like this.
  14. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    589
    So what frequencies would you gentleman prefer??I don't do 11 metres to much anymore so I want to get max participation, ensuring a good frequency is a good start.
     
    gamegetter likes this.
  15. Hurricane95

    Hurricane95 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2015
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    17
    Help the newbie out here, how do these contests work? Do we submit somewhere, a list of all contacts made during the contest?

    It sounds like a blast to me! I might also suggest maybe using USB instead of LSB to minimize interference from the usual traffic?

    595 NE Iowa
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!