DX & Contesting

What is DXing?  Only one of the best facets of the hobby: sending a radio signal out and making contact with someone far away, be it a thousand, or even ten thousand miles distant from your station. It’s what truly makes amateur radio a global pursuit.

Here you can find resources to help you do HF DX work, contesting, QSL information and HF conditions and propagation forecasting. Use them well and go and chase some DX stations!

Band Conditions and Propagation Forecasting:

Real-time band conditions: http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html

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NOAA Space weather:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

VOACAP Online propagation forecast:

http://www.voacap.com/p2p/index.htmll

Australian Government HF Propagation Website:

http://www.sws.bom.gov.au/HF_Systems

WSPR Net (Realtime propagation data)

http://dev.wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map

Contest Information:

ARRL Contest Calendar:

http://www.arrl.org/contest-calendar

ARRL Contest Corral (list of most contests in PDF format)

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz0ZAX3o78LtSXV3QThkbEMtbDA?usp=sharing

WA7BNM Contest Calendar Site:

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html

DX SPOTTING WEBSITES/NETWORKS (FIND THE DX!)

http://www.dxwatch.com/

http://www.dxsummit.fi/#/

http://www.reversebeacon.net/

http://pskreporter.info/

QSL (Confirm a Contact) Sites and Helps:

http://www.qrz.com

https://lotw.arrl.org/lotwuser/default

http://www.eqsl.cc

https://secure.clublog.org/loginform.php

http://www.hrdlog.net/