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Author Topic: What are the "big six" contests?  (Read 3909 times)
WX2S
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« on: April 01, 2014, 07:51:33 AM »

Someone used the term in a post here a while back, and I'm curious.

73, -Steve WX2S
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 08:33:18 AM »

There are three big contests (CQWW, ARRL DX, ARRL Sweepstakes) each with two modes (Phone CW)

Some might argue CQ's WPX contest is in there.

So maybe the "big eight"?

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NN3W
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 09:41:36 AM »

CQWW DX
CQ WPX
ARRL DX
WAE

These three are 48 hour tests.

Sweeps

This is a 30 hour test.

RDXC
IARU HF

These are 24 hour tests.
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AF5CC
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 09:07:34 PM »

10 meter contest and All Asian contest are also 48 hour contests that get pretty good participation.

John AF5CC
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N0IU
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 03:39:58 AM »

How do you know if it is a "big" contest?

Wait until the Monday after the contest and see how many "too many contest" rants there are!
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W9KEY
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 10:05:04 AM »

How do you know if it is a "big" contest?

Wait until the Monday after the contest and see how many "too many contest" rants there are!

or ... wait till the Monday after the contest and see if LoTW is down  Wink
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