North American QSO Party (CW), Aug 7-8 - (SSB) Aug 21-22
North American QSO Party (CW) will be held 1800Z Aug 7 to 0600Z Aug 8.. This contest is open to all licensed amateurs in North America. One interesting feature of this contest is that power is limited to 100 watts output.
Full details are at http://www.ncjweb.com/naqprules.pdf
Note that the SSB version of this contest is two weeks later - August 21-22, from 1800Z Aug 21 to 0600Z August 22.
Most of the operation during this QSO party is of a more casual type, so it is a good place to "get your feet wet" in HF contesting.
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