This Weeks Contests

A new link was added last week to the Resources Section of the website    This link is to the WA7BNM online contest calendar.  It is a very good source for rules and happenings in the contesting world.


The big event this week is the NAQP RTTY. This is a team event and I know a group of GCG is going to operate, so if you want to join a team let me know and I can register  you.  We can take up to 5 Stations per team so we have 4 empty slots.   The NAQP RTTY is a short 12 hour contest so a fun way to get on the air with out a weekend long commitment.  If you are new to RTTY, Ham Radio Deluxe has a suite that is easy to use and I think you can try it free as well as FLDigi which I believe is free.  If you need help getting a set up working please feel free to contact me and I can help as time allows.


North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Jul 20 to 0559Z, Jul 21


Geographic Focus: North America

Participation: Worldwide

Awards: North America

Mode: RTTY

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

Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low)

Multi-Two (Low)

Max operating hours: Single Op: 10 hours

Multi-Two: 12 hours

Max power: LP: 100 watts

QRP: 5 watts

Exchange: NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)

non-NA: Name

Work stations: Once per band

QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO

non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station

Multipliers: Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band

Each VE province/territory once per band

Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band

Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults

Submit logs by: 0559Z July 26, 2019

Upload log at:

Mail logs to: Mark Aaker, K6UFO

300 Berry St., Unit 1009

San Francisco, CA 94158-1668


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.


North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Jul 20 to 0559Z, Jul 21


Phone Fray: 0230Z-0300Z, Jul 17


CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, Jul 17 and 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 17 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jul 18


CQ Worldwide VHF Contest: 1800Z, Jul 20 to 2100Z, Jul 21


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.  


See you on the Air!






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