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The first Manchester Mineira Contest was held in May 1993 for all Brazil with excellent results, which gave us the enthusiasm to continue. Several alterations in the statutes were processed principally to allow Radio Amateurs of other states and countries to take part in the group.
We are the first Group of CW in Brazil to maintain a national contest with participation of at least one Amateur from each state in Brazil, fact happened in 94 and repeated in 95. For 10 consecutive years (1993-2003) we surpassed our own records, a remarkable feat.
In 1997, after receiving many letters from Radio Amateurs from Latin America we enlarged the scope of our contest to all of the South American continent, obtaining with this exceptional indices of participation.
At the present time more than 200 Amateurs belong to the Club, with great honour.
In 2011, the Manchester Mineira All America CW Contest was expanded to all five (5) continents, with the new name of: CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest.
The next CQ MM DX Contest will be held on April 15-16. Start 12:00 UTC - Saturday; End: 23:59 - Sunday.
- Regular participants send RST + Continent.
- CWJF Members send RST + Continent + M.
- QRP Stations send RST + Continent + Q (even if member).
- YL Stations send RST + Continent + Y (even if member).
- Mult Operator, Clubs or Groups send RST + Continent + C.