This Weeks Contests


The dog days of summer are upon us and this is a slow week in the contesting world.  A fun contest for this weeks is the WAE DX Contest CW.   This contest uses contacts and QTC’s to come up with a winner and the scores really add up using QTC.  Take a moment to read up on the rules and give it a spin  The also run this contest for phone and RTTY during the year.


Many leading contesters claim the WAEDC to be the most challenging contest of the year. Being a true blue DX contest, only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted (exception is the RTTY part). Therefore the number of DX QSOs here may be similar to the amount of DX usually worked in the CQWW.

Moreover, the unique feature of QTC-traffic adds much fun and another operating challenge to the contest. Here the DX stations transfer real telegrams to the European stations. These telegrams contain data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs. Some European stations, and not only the leading ranks, gain more than 70 percent of their score from QTC traffic.

Hovever, like in any other contest you have to take care about the number of multipliers too. From a DX point of view these are the WAE entities. For the European stations multipliers come from DXCC entities worked and the numerical call areas of several big countries (JA, PY, W, VE, VK, ZL, ZS). Because multipliers are counted per band and on the low bands they count more than on the high bands, there ist significant activity also on 40m and 80m. And remember – every contact is a DX QSO! Reflecting on this, you will work lowband DX as well as highband DX even in the CW part in August as well as in the SSB part in September, despite all seasonal problems in the northern hemisphere. Remember, this part of the year is usually good for lowband activities from the southern hemisphere. For a well equipped station and a dedicated operator worldwide DX is possible on 80m. In addition, the nowadays poor 10m band surprisingly often shows short DX openings with good rates and useful multipliers.

From our point of view, the WAEDCs are significant landmarks in the yearly contest calender, providing highest level radiosport for serious contesters and fun for part time entrants and DXers alike. Join the WAEDC!


WAE DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Aug 10 to 2359Z, Aug 11

  Geographic Focus:                         Europe

  Participation:                                   Worldwide

  Mode:                                                CW

  Bands:                                                80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

  Classes:                                              Single Op (High/Low)



  Max operating hours:                   Single Op: 36 hours, off times of at least 60 minutes

Multi-Op:                                             48 hours

  Max power: HP: >                          100 Watts

LP:                                                          100 Watts

  Exchange:                                         RST + Serial No.

  Work stations:                                 Once per band

  Score Calculation:                          (see rules)

  Submit logs by:                               August 18, 2019

  E-mail logs to:                                  (none)

  Upload log at:                        

  Mail logs to:                                     (none)

  Find rules at:                          



Below is a short list of this weeks contest schedule. The rules for each event are in the link below each event. Click there for all the details.



Phone Fray: 0230Z-0300Z, Aug 7


CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, Aug 7 and 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 7 and 0300Z-0400Z, Aug 8


WAE DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Aug 10 to 2359Z, Aug 11



If you have time, get active this week in these contests and remember to post your scores for Georgia Contest Group.  If the contest is you are in is one were you can work other group member to give points and Q’s please do so.  I will be contacting the Top op for some Info Next Sunday afternoon based onw hat is in


Mike NN9DD



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