Phone: Third full weekend in November (November 19-21, 2011). Contest Period: Begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.
For stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.
All stations may operate no more than 24 of the 30 hours. Off-times must be a minimum of 30 minutes without operating. Listening time counts as operating time.
Your exchange is based on an ARRL radiogram header and has five parts:
- Serial – the number of this contact in the contest (1st, 10th, 121st, etc)
- Precedence – your category abbreviation as described above (A, B, M, Q, S, or U)
- Your call sign
- Check – the last two digits of the year in which you were licensed (i.e. – 02 for 2002)
- ARRL Section – the abbreviation for your ARRL or RAC section