Amateur Radio Contests and Sweepstakes
Hams hold contests to improve their skills and advance the hobby including those below. Most of these aren't traditional cash-win contests but winners are generally given certificate awards in different categories. There are individual and group contest listings at these pages.
AARL Contest Calendar (arrl.org/contest-calendar): The National Association for Amateur Radio is a US based organization for hams, the largest in the world. The group promotes the hobby and public service. There is a calendar on their website with a monthly listing of contests including non-AARL events.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar (hornucopia.com/contestcal/): This site lists contests from around the world and also has a customization feature where you can choose which contests you're interested to be informed of.
SM3CER Contest Service (sk3bg.se/contest/): This hobby site is based in Sweden and has grown to about 1,000 pages. International contests links are given and updated including information for contest software.
Contesting.com - The Sport of Amateur Radio: Another large site with contest listings, product reviews and some great articles with tips for ham contesting.
Good luck hams!
The following book is a study guide for the beginner's license to operate ham radios:
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
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