March 2009

80 METER FOXHUNT (CW)

Each Tuesday to Mar 24
9 PM to 10:29 PM Eastern Time USA

Info: www.qrpfoxhunt.org/

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40 METER FOXHUNT (CW)

Each Thursday to March 26
9 PM to 10:29 PM Eastern Time USA

Info: www.qrpfoxhunt.org/

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CQ WW 160-Meter DX Contest (SSB)

Feb 27, 2200z to Mar 1, 2200z

Rules: http://cq-amateur-radio.com/

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UBA DX Contest - Belgium (CW)

Feb 28, 1300z to Mar 1, 1300z

Rules: www.uba.be/hf_contests/rules/ubatest_dx.pdf

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Mississippi QSO Party (CW/SSB)

Feb 28, 1500z to Mar 1, 0300z

Rules: www.arrlmiss.org

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Colorado QRP Club Winter QSO Party (CW/SSB)

Feb 28, 2200z to Mar 1, 0359z

Rules: www.cqc.org/

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North Carolina QSO Party (CW/SSB)

Mar 1, 1700z to Mar 2, 0300z

Rules: www.w4nc.com/2009ncqsoparty.html

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Adventure Radio Spartan Sprint (CW)

EST: Mar 2, 9 PM to 11 PM (First Monday each month)
UTC: Mar 3, 0200z to 0400z

Info: http://arsqrp.pbwiki.com:80/Spartan+Sprints

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ARRL International DX Contest (SSB)

Mar 7, 0000z to Mar 8, 2400z

Rules: www.arrl.org/

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Wake-Up! QRP Sprint (CW)

Mar 7, 0600z to 0800z

Rules: http://qrp.ru/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticle&artid=7&page=1

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SKCC Weekend Sprintathon (Straight Key CW)

Mar 8, 0000z to 2359z

Rules: www.skccgroup.com/sprint/wes/

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Daylight saving starts Mar 8, 2009 - 0200 AM

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UBA (Belgian) Spring Contest (CW-80m)

Mar 14, 0700z to 1100z

Rules: www.uba.be/hf_contests/rules/uba_spring_en.pdf

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QRP ARCI HF Grid Square Sprint (CW)

Mar 14, 1500z to 1800z

Rules: www.qrparci.org

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AGCW QRP Contest (CW)

Mar 14, 1400z to 2000z

Rules: www.agcw.org/en/?Contests:QRP-Contest

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Second Class Operator's Club Marathon Sprint (CW)

Mar 14, 1800z to 2400z

Rules: www.qsl.net/soc/contests.htm

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Elecraft QSO Party (CW/SSB/Dig)

Mar 14, 1800z to Mar 15, 1800z

Rules: www.elecraft.com/Awards/eqp_2009.htm

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Idaho QSO Party (CW/SSB/Dig)

Mar 14, 1900z to Mar 15, 1900z

Rules: www.nx7tt.com/main_page_link/rules.htm

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North American Sprint (RTTY)

Mar 15, 0000z to 0400z

Rules: www.ncjweb.com/sprintrules.php

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Wisconsin QSO Party (CW/SSB)

Mar 15, 1800z to Mar 16, 0100z

Rules: www.warac.org/index.htm

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RUN FOR THE BACON (CW)

EDT: Mar 15, 9 PM to 11 PM
UTC: Mar 16, 0100z 0300z

Rules: www.fpqrp.com/

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NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint

EDT: Mar 18, 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
UTC: Mar 19, 0030z to 0230z

Rules: www.arm-tek.net/~yoel/contests.html

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Ten-Ten Mobile QSO Party (CW/SSB)

Mar 21, 0001z to 2359z

Rules: www.ten-ten.org/calendar.html

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Russian DX Contest (CW/SSB)

Mar 21, 1200z to Mar 22, 1200z

Rules: www.rdxc.org/asp/pages/rulesg.asp

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Oklahoma QSO Party (CW/SSB/Dig)

Mar 21, 1300z to Mar 22, 0100z and
Mar 22, 1300z to Mar 22, 1900z

Rules: www.okdxa.org

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AGCW VHF-UHF Contest (CW)

Mar 21, 1600z to 2100z

Rules: www.agcw.org/en/?Contests:VHF-UHF_Contest

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Virginia QSO Party (CW/SSB/Dig)

Mar 21, 1800z to Mar 23, 0100z

Rules: www.qsl.net/sterling/VA_QSO_Party/2009_VQP/2009_VQP_Rules.html

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Spring QRP Homebrewer Sprint (CW/PSK31)

UTC: Mar 23, 0000z to 0400z
EDT: Mar 22, 8PM to Midnight EDT)

Rules: www.njqrp.org/data/qrphomebrewersprint.html

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SKCC Sprint (Straight Key CW)

Mar 25, 0000z to 0200z

Rules: www.skccgroup.com/sprint/sks/

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CQ World-Wide WPX Contest (SSB)

Mar 28, 0000z to Mar 29, 2359z

Rules: www.cqwpx.com/index.htm

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MQFD Monthly Sprint (CW/SSB/Dig)

Mar 28, 1800z to 2200z

Rules: http://w2agn.net/mqfdsprint.html

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Thanks to SM3CER, WA7BNM, N2APB (AmQRP), N3EPA (EPA QRP), N0AX(ARRL),

VA3JFF & G4GXL (QRP ARCI) and others for assistance in compiling this calendar.

Please forward the contest info you sponsor to N2CQ at ARRL dot NET and
we will post it and give it more publicity.

Anyone may use this "N2CQ QRP Contest Calendar" for your website,
newsletter, e-mail list or other media as you choose.

(Include a credit to the source of this material of course.)

72 de Ken Newman - N2CQ
n2cq at arrl dot net