The first prize was awarded to Russell T. Some stations and operators specialize in certain contests, and either rarely operate in others, or compete in them with less seriousness. The Committee may request of any entrant to accept a visit by an observer during the contest. The competition was immediately popular, both with those operators active in the NTS who participated as an opportunity to gauge the merits of their station and operating skills, and among those for whom the competitive excitement of the event was the primary attraction. In a contest, an amateur radio stationwhich may be operated by an individual or a team, seeks to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible in a given period of time and exchange information. In the most popular VHF contests, a well-equipped station in a densely populated region like Central Europe can make over 1, contacts on two meters in twenty-four hours. The Rise of North American Moviemaking
Examples of unsportsmanlike conduct include, but are not limited to:
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Some contests also declare regional winners for specific geographic subdivisions, such as continents, countries, U. The most common entry category is the single operator category and variations thereof, in which only one individual operates a radio station for the entire duration of the contest. Multi-operator categories allow for teams of individuals to operate from a single station, and may either allow for a single radio transmitter or several to be in use simultaneously on different amateur radio bands. Sincethe number and variety of competitive amateur radio operating events have increased. Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. For example, Japanese stations in the Japan International DX Contest sponsored by Five Nine magazine may only contact other stations located outside Japan and vice versa.