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Thread: Can Someone Explain Contests Please?

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    Default Can Someone Explain Contests Please?

    I'm so new to this, I'm not even licened yet. I take my Foundation exam next month.
    As a result, I'm listening to many, many hours of from others.
    I'm getting really confused about contests:-) I've just been listening to OH6ECM, where he is only working call signs from within the Netherlands; a Russian station only taking calls from Russia. Yet I hear others working international traffic.
    Can someone be kind enough to explain how this works?
    Many thanks

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    Depends on the contest. Some are for specific ham bands and some are for specific locations. There are thousands of contests.

    Click on the name of the contest in the left hand column. It will then show info on that contest.
    73, Jim/N4AAB got my Extra class license on Aug 10, 2017. Vanity call in Oct, 2014.
    My Ham radio site has no popups, no music, no banners.
    'Through the thorns to the stars' from Ghost-in-the-Shell anime.

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