North American
SSB Sprint Contest
Next SSB Sprint Contest:
Nov 12, 2017 0000-0359 UTC
North American
SSB Sprint Contest
North American
SSB Sprint

Next SSB Sprint has been RESCHEDULED to Nov 12, 2017!

The North American SSB Sprint contest, originally scheduled for October 1, has been rescheduled to November 12. "Our thoughts and wishes for an effective and orderly recovery from the recent weather events in the Caribbean and southern US, and the earthquake activity in Mexico have prompted us to reschedule the Oct 1st NA SSB Sprint Contest" according to Bob Hayes, KW8N, NA SSB Sprint Committee Chairman. "As much as many enjoy this contest and were looking forward to participating in it this weekend, it is necessary and appropriate to give wide berth to the health and welfare communications now taking place on the Amateur Bands. We encourage all Amateur Radio operators to assist or donate to the recovery efforts through appropriate aid organizations."

Multiplier Checklist

Starting with the April 2017 SSB Sprint, the USA/VE multiplier list is completely aligned (identical) to the USA/VE multiplier list being used by the NAQP Contests and the other NA Sprint contests.  This means that all NAQP and NA Sprint contests use the SAME USA/VE multiplier list.

Print this checklist and keep it handy near your computer monitor to help you remember the various multiplier abbreviations… or check them off as you work them!

PDF Download:  US-VE-Multiplier-Checksheet


Further information and clarification:

1) For Canada there are 13 multipliers:

AB = Alberta
BC = British Columbia
MB = Manitoba
NB = New Brunswick
NL = Newfoundland-Labrador
NS = Nova Scotia
NT = Northwest Territories (VE8)
NU = Nunavut (VY0)
ON = Ontario
PE = Prince Edward Island
QC = Quebec
SK = Saskatchewan
YT = Yukon Territory (VY1)

2) KH6 (HI) and KL7 (AK) are States — do not count also as Countries.

3) District of Columbia (DC) is a multiplier — do not count as Maryland.


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