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Are there ways for people with receivers to participate in contests?

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At the moment I only have an HF receiver (or I will when I build it, hopefully soon). Are there any contests I can participate in, or ways for me to participate in a contest without borrowing a transmitter or working with an amateur who has one?

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There is a complete list of all Amateur contests at: http://www.hornucopia.com/. Some ham contests include a category for SWLs, others don't. Check the contest's rules at this site to see if includes an SWL category.

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Most contests welcome logs from SWL especially when you are confirming the qso's and the values that are being sent.

I have (and continue) to issue ask cards for SWL-ers who confirm qso's I have made either in a contest or in normal mode.


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Are there ways for people with receivers to participate in contests?

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At the moment I only have an HF receiver (or I will when I build it, hopefully soon). Are there any contests I can participate in, or ways for me to participate in a contest without borrowing a transmitter or working with an amateur who has one?


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There is a complete list of all Amateur contests at: http://www.hornucopia.com/. Some ham contests include a category for SWLs, others don't. Check the contest's rules at this site to see if includes an SWL category.

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I hesitate to call that one "complete". For example, the Nordic Activity Contest does not appear to be listed. - α CVn Apr 9 '16 at 22:32

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