Annual CQ Contest Calendar

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ANNUAL CQ CONTEST CALENDAR

This table lists all CQ-sponsored on-air competitions, including contest name, month in which it is held, weekend within that month, issue in which rules appear and issue in which results appear. In addition, all rules are posted on the CQ website <www.cq-amateur-radio.com>, as are expanded results for the CQWW and CQ WPX contests and some previously published complete results. Some contest directors have their own web pages with additional information. These are listed in the final "More info" column.

Contest

Month

Weekend

Rules Issue

Results Issue

More info

CQ DX Marathon

Jan - Dec

Full Year

Dec.

TBD

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW 160 Meter / CW

Jan

Last full weekend

Dec.

Dec.

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW RTTY WPX

Feb

2nd full weekend

Jan.

Jul.

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW 160 Meter / SSB

Feb

Last full weekend

Dec.

Dec.

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW WPX / SSB

Mar

Last full weekend

Feb.

Jan.

<www.cqwpx.com>

CQ National Foxhunting Weekend

May

2nd or 3rd full weekend (see rules)

Apr.

Apr.

<www.homingin.com>

CQWW WPX / CW

May

Last full weekend

Feb.

Mar.

<www.cqwpx.com>

CQWW VHF

July

3rd full weekend

Jun.

Apr.

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW RTTY DX

Sept

4th full weekend

Jul.

May

<www.cq-amateur-radio.com>

CQWW DX / SSB

Oct

Last full weekend

Sep.

Aug.

<www.cqww.com>

CQWW DX / CW

Nov

Last full weekend

Sep.

Sep.

<www.cqww.com>

For an introduction to ham radio contesting, we recommend the CQ video, "Getting Started in Contesting." Additional tips and discussion of current contesting issues are available each month in the CQ magazine "Contesting" column.

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