The November Sweepstakes provides an opportunity to exercise your contesting skills.
Objective: For stations in the United States and Canada, including territories and possessions, to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.
Operating Guideline: You must include your call sign in the exchange information you transmit to the other station. This is generally done between your precedence, A/B/Q/M/S/U, and your check, year of first license, as follows:
CQing Station: CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ Answering Station: W1AW CQer: W1AW 123 A W9JJ 79 CT Ans: 43 M W1AW 31 CT CQer: Thanks, CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ
Dates: CW: First full weekend, November 3-5, 2018. Phone: Third full weekend, November 17-19, 2018. Contest Period: Begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.
Logs: are due within SEVEN (7) days after the event is over.
More information can be found at the ARRL Web page – http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes.
The club provides the following awards: An official ARRL sweepstakes pin for 100 QSO’s; An ARRL mug for a clean sweep.