Wednesday, 15 February 2012

ARRL DX CW contest 2012

I see this coming weekend 18/19 February, the next ARRL DX CW contest will be taking place.

I had a look on LoTW and I see I have 43 USA states confirmed on 10M with CW. This might be my last chance in a long while to improve on my 10M WAS totals.

I therefore plan to concentrate my efforts on working mainly 10M during this event and with a bit of luck I will get to work the last few (7) outstanding states: Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

Sure hope that we have good propagation to the USA during the event.

73, Pierre ZS6A


  1. Alaska doesn't count as USA for this contest... only the 48 continental states. Alaska and Hawaii is DX for this test... Maybe you can catch the AK station just before or after the contest?

  2. Hi Chris,

    As if Alaska is not hard enough to get in the log....

    I worked only 10M today, band was not good, managed to work only 29 stations including a much needed state of Georgia (twice).

    It is quite weird not to hear any of the "fish net beacons" I guess it shows just how poor the propagation really is.

    73, Pierre ZS6A