The ARRL November Sweepstakes is here again. It is a crazy contest for amateur/ham radio ops.
Take a look at this page for the “Rules of Engagement”.
Even if you dont want to be in the contest its a great time to pick up States or Countries you might need for awards.
If you plan to engage those that are contesting, please read the rules to learn the proper exchange.
I will post some more on that shortly.
Contest Exchange: The required exchange consists of:
4.1. A consecutive serial number;(if you are just working a few stations, start with your first contact and give that one #1, the second contact #2, etc
4.2.1. “Q” for Single Op QRP (5 Watts output or less);
4.2.2. “A” for Single Op Low Power (up to 150 W output);
4.2.3. “B” for Single Op High Power (greater than 150 W output);
4.2.4. “U” for Single Op Unlimited Single-Op Unlimited High Power and Single-Op Unlimited Low Power both send “U”)
4.2.5. “M” for Multi-Op (Multiop High Power and Multiop Low Power both send “M”)
4.2.6. “S” for School Club;
4.3. Your Callsign
4.4.1. The last 2 digits of the year of first license for either the operator or the station.
4.4.2. An entry must send the same Check throughout the entire contest.
If you have any questions post them here