Links to contest and special event calendars. Something for everyone to get on the air.
NOTE: Events, contests, and hamfests may be added or removed during the year. It's good to check these sites regularly in order to stay up to date.
(click on the underlined name to open website in new window)
Contesting is one of the great activities of Amateur Radio. It boosts your technical knowledge and improves your radio operating skills—helping make you a better Amateur.
ARRL - includes the downloadable Contest Corral (includes non ARRL contests)
SPECIAL EVENT CALENDARS
Contact special event stations and help commemorate an historical occasion or other special event. Many special event stations provide a special QSL card or certificate.
ARRL - special event station search
A hamfest is a meeting of people interested in Amateur Radio. Hamfests offer exhibits, forums, and fleamarkets for Amateur Radio operators or "hams."
Hamfests in the ARRL Roanoke Division (2019) - WV, VA, NC, SC
ARRL - Hamfest & Convention search