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160 Meter


Contest Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange information with W/VE amateurs on 160-meter CW.

DX-to-DX QSOs do not count for contest credit. Stations located in overseas and non-contiguous U.S. Territories may be worked by DX stations. This includes Alaska KL7, the Caribbean US possessions KP1-KP5, and all of the Pacific Ocean territories KH0-KH9, including Hawaii KH6. These stations can work BOTH domestic stations (US and VE) as well as DX stations around the world.

Make sure your logging software is up to date before the contest to be sure it will accept these QSOs.

Dates: First full weekend in December (December 6-8, 2024).

Contest Period: Begins 2200 UTC Friday, ends 1559 UTC Sunday. This is a forty-two hour period with no time limitation.

Click Here for the Complete ARRL 160-Meter Contest Rules (PDF)

For contest information contact or (860) 594-0232

Log Submission Deadline:

Logs are due within SEVEN (7) days after the event is over. Logs may be submitted either online or via mail, but electronic Cabrillo logs are the preferred method. Electronic logs must be submitted via our web app at Paper logs must be postmarked by the log submission deadline.

Logs that have been submitted electronically are listed on the ARRL Logs Received page. Click the contest name to see a list of submitted logs sorted by call sign and club name.

Online Log Submission - Cabrillo formatted logs must be uploaded via our web app at

Submitting Paper Logs By Mail - Be sure to mail your completed Summary Sheet and Log Sheets postmarked before the log submission deadline.

Paper Entry Forms:

160M Summary Sheet

160M Log Sheet

Send completed Summary Sheets and logs to:
ARRL - 160 Meter Contest, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.

If submitting a paper log, it is strongly suggested you use a delivery method that offers a tracking number.

If you wish to convert your log into a Cabrillo formatted log for electronic submission, visit and select the event of interest. You can input your log data which will be converted to a Cabrillo formatted log for you (it will generate a log and return it to you), and then you can in turn submit your Cabrillo log online via the web app at



Certificates will be awarded to the top-scoring QRP, low-power and high-power single-operator stations and low-power and high-power single-operator unlimited stations in each ARRL/RAC Section and DXCC country and to the top-scoring Multioperator High Power and Multioperator Low Power stations in each ARRL Division and continent. Printable certificates will be downloadable from

Additional Information

  • Results and Feedback

    Results from previous 160M Contests


    Tell us how you did! Send us feedback and photos!  Tell us what fun you had, and how you did, what challenges you faced, via our contest Soapbox page.  

    Send us your photos!   Please, send us your high-resolution photos – especially youth!  Kids (and us adults wanting to regain our youth!)  We love to see activity photos – Kids and adults having fun, operating, setting up antennas!  For higher resolution, please send your photos as 500kb to 3mb in size. ARRL is always looking for youth activity photos for Write-Ups, Strays and Upfront in QST!

    Please be sure to send a Photo Release for each person shown when submitting youth photos - found at

Full Contest Rules

Click Here for the Complete ARRL 160-Meter Contest Rules (PDF)


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