There are two SSB contests on the MARC calendar in March.
Both run for 48 hours, so anyone with an HF radio should be able to get on the air for 15 or 20 minutes and make a few contact.
Registration, prior to the contest, is not required for either of these contests, so if you decide at the last minute to get of the air just do it.
1. ARRL DX Contest
The contest starts on March 7 at 00:00 UTC and runs for 48 hours.
US and Canada only work DX.
DX only works US and Canada.
This contest has a Club Competition as defined in the “General Rules for All ARRL Contests”.
To have your score added to MARC’s total be sure to include a CLUB: line in the Cabrillo log entry and enter the club name exactly as it’s listed in the ARRL Contest Club List located in the Contest section.
Rules are on the ARRL web site.
2. CQ World Wide WPX Contest
The contest starts on March 28 at 00:00 UTC and runs for 48 hours.
Everybody works everybody.
Multipliers are call sign prefixes.
This contest has a Club Competition. To have your score added to MARC’s total be sure to include a CLUB: line in the Cabrillo log entry and enter the club name exactly as it’s listed in Club Names on the CQ WPX web site. Look under the Logs tab.
If you don’t already have contest logging software you might consider using N1MM+. It’s fee. Just don’t start reading the 800+ page manual, contact Denny or me and we can talk you through setting it up for a single op operation.
Contact me via email or on the MARC repeater if you have any questions.
MARC Contest Coordinator