[CQ-Contest] NEWS: ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest rules are now on the ARRL web

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 15:18:07 EDT 2016

Well, this is very interesting! I'm glad the contest will continue to be in

I am guessing the weighting, or "band factor," is set up to encourage
activity on the lesser-used bands? There is only one station I routinely
work on 5760 in my area; fortunately, he is a Rover and I will get to work
him several times on a contest.

The difficulty of making a QSO rapidly rises on 24 GHz and above. Glad to
see the band factor is high for those bands.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Jahnke, Bart, W9JJ <w9jj at arrl.org> wrote:

> Please distribute widely:
> The new ARRL "222 MHz and Up Distance Contest" rules are now on the ARRL
> Web at http://www.arrl.org/222-mhz-and-up-distance-contest
> The contest is held on the first full weekend of August, beginning at 1800
> UTC Saturday and ending at 1800 UTC Sunday (August 5-6, 2017).
> 73,
> Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
> Contest Branch Manager
> ARRL - The national association for Amateur RadioT
> 225 Main St
> Newington CT 06111
> 860-594-0232
> w9jj at arrl.org
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