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2021 Contest and Event Calendar

The following is a list of important North American contests for 2021.  Important contests and events that should be of particular interest to GBARC members are in bold.  Events marked with an asterisk (*) are events we have committed to do as a group event.  For additions and corrections please contact N1DID.

January 2021
 ARRL RTTY Roundup 1800Z, Jan 2 to 2400Z, Jan 3
 ARRL Kids Day 1800Z-2359Z, Jan 2
 North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z, Jan 9 to 0559Z, Jan 10
 North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z, Jan 16 to 0559Z, Jan 17
 ARRL January VHF Contest 1900Z, Jan 16 to 0359Z, Jan 18
 CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW 2200Z, Jan 29 to 2200Z, Jan 31
 Winter Field Day* 1900Z, Jan 30 to 1900Z, Jan 31
February 2021
 ARRL School Club Roundup 1300Z, Feb 8 to 2359Z, Feb 12
 CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest 0000Z, Feb 13 to 2359Z, Feb 14
 ARRL International DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Feb 20 to 2400Z, Feb 21
 CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB 2200Z, Feb 26 to 2200Z, Feb 28
 North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Feb 27 to 0559Z, Feb 28
March 2021
 ARRL International DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Mar 6 to 2400Z, Mar 7
 CQ WW WPX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Mar 27 to 2400Z, Mar 28
April 2021
 ARRL Rookie Roundup, SSB 1800Z-2359Z, Apr 18
May 2021
 New England QSO Party* 2000Z, May 1 to 2400Z, May 2
 CQ WW WPX Contest, CW 0000Z, May 29 to 2400Z, May 30
June 2021
 ARRL June VHF Contest 1800Z, Jun 12 to 0300Z, Jun 14
 ARRL Kids Day 1800Z-2359Z, Jun 19
 ARRL Field Day* 1800Z, Jun 26 to 2100Z, Jun 27
July 2021
 CQ Worldwide VHF Contest 1800Z, Jul 17 to 2100Z, Jul 18
 North American QSO Party, RTTY 1800Z, Jul 17 to 0600Z, Jul 18
August 2021
 ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest 1800Z, Aug 7 to 1800Z, Aug 8
 North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z, Aug 7 to 0600Z, Aug 8
 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Aug 21 to 2400 local, Aug 22
 North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z, Aug 21 to 0600Z, Aug 22
 ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY 1800Z-2359Z, Aug 22
September 2021
 ARRL September VHF Contest 1800Z, Sep 11 to 0300Z, Sep 13
 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest 0600 local, Sep 18 to 2400 local, Sep 19
 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY 0000Z, Sep 25 to 2400Z, Sep 26
October 2021
 ARRL School Club Roundup 1300Z, Oct 18 to 2359Z, Oct 22
 ARRL EME Contest 0000Z, Oct 23 to 2359Z, Oct 24
 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB 0000Z, Oct 30 to 2400Z, Oct 31
November 2021
 ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW 2100Z, Nov 6 to 0300Z, Nov 8
 ARRL EME Contest 0000Z, Nov 20 to 2359Z, Nov 21
 CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW 0000Z, Nov 27 to 2400Z, Nov 28
December 2021
 ARRL 160-Meter Contest 2200Z, Dec 3 to 1600Z, Dec 5
 ARRL 10-Meter Contest 0000Z, Dec 11 to 2400Z, Dec 12
 ARRL Rookie Roundup, CW 1800Z-2359Z, Dec 19