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Author Topic: IARU HF Contest This Weekend  (Read 10473 times)
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« on: July 09, 2013, 02:50:27 AM »

The IARU HF Contest is this weekend, from 1200Z Saturday to 1200Z Sunday. Everyone works everyone, both modes, QSOs with other countries count as more points, with other continents even more. The exchange is RS(T) and IARU zone - a map of IARU zones is here.  Full rules here.

While HF conditions in mid-July are rarely great, this is always a fun one. The various national ham and IARU organizations will have their headquarters stations on (like ARRL/W1AW) and they will give out the organization name instead of zone in their exchange - you get bonus points for working them. A list of the HQ stations is here.

73 John K3TN
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 04:00:53 AM »

Since this is an all band all mode event, that also means the "too many contests" crowd will be out in force as well!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 04:33:44 AM »

Also note there will be a test run of about 30 stations preparing for next year's 60-some-station WRTC event. WRTC is an Olympics-style radiosporting event that happens every 4 years or so.

Please see www.wrtc2014.org for details.  For this year's practice click "2013 Station Test" in the left menu or directly: www.wrtc2014.org/competition/2013-station-test/

Mike N2MG
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 04:47:41 AM »

Yes, this is always a great contest.  Being it's both CW and SSB should make it a wild and crazy time on the bands this weekend.  Have fun everyone!

73 Randy AJ7G
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 03:41:21 AM »

what is the exchange?
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 03:45:02 AM »

what is the exchange?

Let me Google that for you!

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=iaru+hf+championship

(Pick the first entry in the results list)
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 04:11:51 AM »

I liked that thanks
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WH7DX
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 12:25:30 PM »

Started the contest at 6:00am Hawaii time -  16Z.   Had a few in Asia and Russia on 40M.   Not much.   At 18Z moved to 20M to see what was going on.   Worked a few there and one or two on 15M.

At 19:20z after breakfast - checking it out again..  all noise..  I'm seeing the West Coast on Cluster and I can't even hear them...   it's been brutal.   I bet the late afternoon / night will be pretty good.   We'll see.. nothing going on now.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013, 10:03:18 PM »

Conditions much better now before sunset.   What a difference.  Daytime has been really rough for a few months it seems.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2013, 06:19:12 PM »

I have HN1HQ  in my log from the IARU contest. 

I have JARL as the zone in N1MM Log so it should be Japan.   I get nothing with QRZ.

DXKeeper thinks it's Iraq..

Huh
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2013, 07:29:01 PM »

I have HN1HQ  in my log from the IARU contest. 

I have JARL as the zone in N1MM Log so it should be Japan.   I get nothing with QRZ.

DXKeeper thinks it's Iraq..

Huh

You must've been on phone. 8N1HQ.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 02:16:13 PM »

Thank you.   That's probably it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 07:22:27 PM »

My big thrill was working B5HQ on 20CW.  Still need PRC confirmed on 20, and that is a new prefix as well.  Other big thrill was taking a break to work K4N from EL84 on 6m for a new grid.

John AF5CC
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 08:17:05 AM »

Nice going John on working B5HQ, sounds like you had a great time.  It was a great contest especially to break the ham radio summertime blues.  I had a couple of unusual surprises myself, worked Haiti and FO/K7ST.

Randy AJ7G
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