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ARRL 160-Meter Contest

December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

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Ham Radio Contest

The ARRL 160-Meter Contest for Amateur radio operators worldwide to exchange information with W/VE amateurs on the 160-meter band CW only.

Territories may be worked by DX stations. This includes Alaska KL7, the Caribbean US possessions KP1-KP5, and all of the Pacific Ocean territories KH0-KH9, including Hawaii KH6. These stations can work BOTH domestic stations (US and VE) as well as DX stations around the world. Check your software before the contest to be sure it will accept these QSOs.

Dates and Times: Starts 2200 UTC Friday, ends 1600 UTC Sunday

ARRL 160-Meter Contest
Status: Active
Geographic Focus: United States/Canada
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: CW
Bands: 160m Only
Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Unlimited (QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Single (Low/High)
Max operating hours: 42 hours
Max power: HP: 1500 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange: W/VE: RST + ARRL/RAC Section
QSO Points: 2 points per QSO with ARRL/RAC Section
W/VE Station: 5 points per DX QSO
Multipliers: Each ARRL/RAC Sections
Each DXCC Country (W/VE only)
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x (total section mults + total country mults)
E-mail logs to: (none)
Upload log at:
Mail logs to: 160 Meter Contest
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111
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December 4, 2020
December 6, 2020
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