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In this video I share some contesting during the November ARRL Sweepstakes phone. I was not in it to win it, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I also share some tips and tricks I personally like to do. If you’ve never contested before I encourage you to try one out and just grab a few call signs.
2020 ARRL November Sweepstakes
CW: First full weekend in November (November 7-9, 2020).
Phone: Third full weekend in November (November 21-23, 2020).
Contest Period: Begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.
The ARRL’s annual November Sweepstakes is the oldest domestic contest, beginning in 1930.
Sweepstakes paused during World War II but came back stronger than ever. It’s a competition
between North American stations – individuals, teams, and clubs. For many US and Canadian
hams, it is their first contest operation and remains a regular event on their yearly schedule for a
lifetime. The contest is somewhat unique in that each station may only be contacted once and the
number of different recognized locations (“multipliers”) is limited to the ARRL and RAC
sections. Working all of the sections is called a “Clean Sweep” and allows the station to claim
one of the coveted Clean Sweep coffee mugs – there are other awards, as well.