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The ARRL Contest Update


The ARRL Contest Update is published every other Wednesday (26 times each year), by the American Radio Relay League--The national association for Amateur Radio.

The ARRL Contest Update offers a useful source of timely information for both the active and casual contester. The Update includes information about events during the following two-week period, time-sensitive news items, upcoming deadlines and other news of interest to contesters.

For permission to quote or reprint material from the ARRL Contest Update, send a request including the issue date, a description of the material requested and a description of where you intend to use the reprinted material to the ARRL Editorial & Production Department.


The ARRL Contest Update is available to ARRL members via e-mail at no charge directly from ARRL.

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Plain-Text Version of the ARRL Contest Update

The ARRL Contest Update e-mail is formatted with both HTML (rich text) and plain-text versions. Most e-mail reading programs provide some means of accessing the plain-text version if you want it. Here are some techniques to use:

Outlook Express

  1. From the Inbox view, select the Tools menu and the Options selection.

Click the Read tab Check the Read All Messages In Plain Text box

When you open the e-mail, it will be in plain text without images. Other e-mail programs may be able to make a Mail Rule for email received from the address so that the plain-text-only display is selected automatically.

Outlook 2007

Use the same procedure as for Outlook Express, although the global option is under "Tools/Trust Center/E-mail Security".

OS X Mail (Macintosh)

Use the "View/Message/Plain Text Alternative" menu item.


Use the "Message text garbled?" link in the drop-down menu at the upper right of the displayed message block.


Editorial questions or comments: Paul Bourque, N1SFE, Editor

Delivery: Having trouble getting the ARRL Contest Update? Let us know.


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