Forthcoming contests operations are included in the tables linked-to below. Note however, this is archival data and is not, as a rule, updated. The older the record, the more likely it is that QSL routes, contact information, and links to Web pages will no longer be accurate. For operations in the forthcoming smaller contests for which I don't create dedicated tables and for operations that are not contest oriented, check the Announced DX Operations ADXO table. These are Web pages specifically designed for and dedicated to a single contest.
Ham Radio Contests and Contest Calendar
SM3CER Contest Service - Homepage
Contesting also known as radiosport is a competitive activity pursued by amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radio station , which may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information. Rules for each competition define the amateur radio bands , the mode of communication that may be used, and the kind of information that must be exchanged. The contacts made during the contest contribute to a score by which stations are ranked.
Contests and contesting add a further dimension to amateur radio operating, proving new challenges and interest to the hobby. Some radio hams even run their calendar by when the contests occur. Amateur radio contests come in many forms and take place on many frequencies. The contests may also have different aims. This will naturally depend upon the frequencies used and their radio propagation characteristics.
Lists the names and dates for each contest for a month period starting with the month immediately previous to the current month. Due to the difficulty obtaining accurate contest information, as much as 12 months in advance, not all contests may appear for later months. Lists the names and dates for each contest during a selectable future calendar year that can be accurately predicted in advance.