Contest Recaps

Contest Wrap-up

Recap: 2021 ARRL DX CW worst-ever outing

February 22, 2021

From the outset, Aurora levels were elevated and the K-index was bobbing around 3 or 4, forcing the A-index into the 20s. Want to hear signals on 20M with aurora? Listen in…

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Recap: 2021 WPX RTTY

February 16, 2021

Brief European opening on 20M and a hopping 80M band were highlights of WPX RTTY this year.

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Recap: BCQP and EU DX contests

February 8, 2021

The weekend of February 6 and 7 presented its share of challenges and opportunities for making contacts. Too many options may have worked against any one contest.

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Zone Zero: February packed with activity

February 1, 2021

The month of February promises something for everyone, as several major international contests and some pretty neat regional activities fill the calendar. We’ll take a look at what’s on the near horizon in this episode of Zone Zero.

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Recap: 2021 BARTG RTTY Sprint

January 24, 2021

The British Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group’s annual 24-hour “Sprint” teletype contest was its usual challenge and a lot of fun.

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Recap: 2020 RTTY Roundup

January 6, 2020

The new decade opened with the annual ARRL RTTY Roundup, and I was excited to get on the air to cap off a wonderful three-week holiday break. Boomer (seen here) and I had one antenna repair to make in the deep snow late at night.

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ARRL 160M pre- and post-contest

December 8, 2017

The Zone Zero podcast featured two episodes devoted to the 2017 ARRL 160M contest. See how I thought I would do in the contest, then listen to how I actually did.

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CQWW CW 2017 — pre- and post-contest

November 30, 2017

This year, I prepared two special editions of the Zone Zero podcast — one a preview of the CW Worldwide CW contest on Nov. 25 and 26, 2017, and a post-contest report. 

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Recapping 2017 CQWW Phone

October 31, 2017

The world came out to play in the 2017 CQWW Phone contest, October 28-29. See a brief analysis of running domestic stations vs. chasing DX in one of the biggest worldwide contests of the year.

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