[CQ-Contest] Newby Help
trey at kkn.net
Mon Nov 2 09:43:49 EST 1998
> OK, I'm new to this contest stuff and I found I am not prepared. I
> was going to run in the CQWW but the day of the event I found I
> didn't know what my CQ Zone was. Now I'm looking at Sweepstakes and
> I need to find out my Section (I think its Colorado based on the
> contest article in Worldradio but I'm not sure). For SS do I send
> Colorado or CO in CW (it's got to be CO, PLEASE!!!). Is there a web
> site that gives this type of things? I would like to know all the
> CQ Zones (so I know where I'm talking to next year) and the SS
> Sections for the same reason.
> Also, what other contests are out there that require items I wasn't
> born to know and where can I find them?
Surf around the general vicinity of www.arrl.org/contests and there
you will find good stuff like ARRL contest rules (like for
Sweepstakes). There is even a link on the bottom of the page called
ARRL Section Abbreviations that would tell you that the contest
abbreviation for Colorado is CO.
Secondly I suggest that you run, not walk, to
and order The ARRL Operating Manual -- a tremendous resource. If you
are interested in on-the-air activities such as contesting and chasing
DX, it will be the best $25 you ever spent.
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