Friday, July 28, 2017

ARRL Adopts Many CQ Contest Rules as "Best Practices"

The ARRL's Contest Branch has adopted a series of rule changes and clarifications to League-sponsored contests that branch manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says "reflect current 'best practices' in the contest community." Many of them echo changes in CQ contest rules over recent years, including a 5-day log submission deadline for HF contests, public posting of all submitted logs, encouragement to list specific frequencies for all contacts and encouragement to use a web app for uploading log files.

In addition, clubs will be required to submit up-to-date membership lists before a contest and only logs from listed members will be applied to club competition scores; and operators of remotely-controlled stations in the U.S. or its possessions will be required to hold a U.S. license with sufficient privileges for all operations. 

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