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The following Contest Calendar was prepared by Tom Haavisto, VE3CX, as part of “The Sports Page” column in the July-August 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.

RAC Canada Day Contest 0000Z Jul 1 2359Z Jul 1

Venezuelan Ind. Day Contest 0000Z Jul 1 2359Z Jul 1

FISTS Summer Slow Speed Sprint 0000Z Jul 1 0400Z Jul 1

DL-DX RTTY Contest 1100Z Jul 1 1059Z Jul 2

Marconi Memorial HF Contest 1400Z Jul 1 1400Z Jul 2

Original QRP Contest 1500Z Jul 1 1500Z Jul 2

FISTS Summer Sprint 0000Z Jul 8 0400Z Jul 8

IARU HF World Championship 1200Z Jul 8 1200Z Jul 9

DMC RTTY Contest 1200Z Jul 15 1200Z Jul 16

North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z Jul 15 0600Z Jul 16

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1800Z Jul 15 2100Z Jul 16

RSGB IOTA Contest 1200Z Jul 29 1200Z Jul 30

10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB 0001Z Aug 5 2359Z Aug 6

European HF Championship 1200Z Aug 5 2359Z Aug 5

North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z Aug 5 0600Z Aug 6

WAE DX Contest, CW 0000Z Aug 12 2359Z Aug 13

Maryland-DC QSO Party (Part 1) 1600Z Aug 12 0400Z Aug 13

Maryland-DC QSO Party (Part 2) 1600Z Aug 13 2400Z Aug 13

SARTG WW RTTY Contest 0000Z Aug 19 1600Z Aug 20

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600* Aug 19 2400* Aug 20

North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z Aug 19 0600Z Aug 20

Hawaii QSO Party 0400Z Aug 26 0400Z Aug 28

SCC RTTY Championship 1200Z Aug 26 1159Z Aug 27

YO DX HF Contest 1200Z Aug 26 1200Z Aug 27

Kansas QSO Party (Part 1) 1400Z Aug 26 0200Z Aug 27

Kansas QSO Party (Part 2) 1400Z Aug 27 2000Z Aug 27

Ohio QSO Party 1600Z Aug 26 0400Z Aug 27

All Asian DX Contest, Phone 0000Z Sep 2 2400Z Sep 3

Colorado QSO Party 1300Z Sep 2 0400Z Sep 3

Tennessee QSO Party 1800Z Sep 3 0300Z Sep 4

MI QRP Labour Day CW Sprint 2300Z Sep 4 0300Z Sep 5

WAE DX Contest, SSB 0000Z Sep 9 2359Z Sep 10

ARRL September VHF Contest 1800Z Sep 9 0300Z Sep 11

North American Sprint, CW 0000Z Sep 10 0400Z Sep 10

Note: In the above chart an * indicates Local Time. For more contest information check out these sites:;;;;;; The “Contest Calendar” is presented as a guide only. RAC and TCA do not necessarily endorse or support any of the contests or the accuracy of the information.

Bands: The 30, 17 and 12m bands are never used in any contest.