The ARRL's BIG DX contest is this weekend. It is the SSB version on
HF. This is one great opportunity for hams to fill in a bunch of
countries on that needs list. And a good chance to QSO exotic and
run-of-the-mill DX, too.
This event will be more informal. W8ZHO will not enter the contest.
The club's shack will be available for individual hams to use their
call signs and privileges to chase DX. There will also be experienced
contesters available to help smooth the process, encourage, direct,
If you want to participate you should contact:
(in no particular order)
We will certainly be at the clubhouse on Sunday. We also welcome the
opportunities on Saturday. You will need to ask and coordinate your
effort with one of these folks. In this contest there are Huge
pile-ups late on Friday and on Saturday while the DX will generally be
less busy on Sunday.
As an aside, you might remember we participated in Sweeps last
November. Four hams in that event managed to QSO the 5A7A station
from Libya. The QSL cards for those contacts arrived this past week.
There will be similar opportunities in this contest.
Drop us a phone call or email. We're willing to help and open the
clubhouse with your request.