The deadline to submit entries for the 2017 QST Antenna Design Competition is Thursday, June 1. Enter in one of three categories — 160 meters, LF, or VLF; 80 through 10 meters, and 6 meters and higher bands. Only one entry per person or team will be accepted.
First-place winners (individuals or teams) in each category will receive $500 each. Second and third-place winners in each category will receive $250 and $100, respectively. Winning designs will also be eligible for publication in QST.
Send entries to QST, Attn: Antenna Design Competition, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111. Or e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should include your call sign and the words “Antenna Design Competition” (without quotes).
Complete rules are on the ARRL website.
You don’t have to be an antenna expert to be a winner. Just send us your best design, and we’ll evaluate it according to the competition rules. Even if your design doesn’t earn a prize, it might still be eligible for publication in a future issue of QST.
We can accept only one entry per person or team, so choose your category wisely. Don’t wait too long, though. The deadline is June 1, 2017!
Official Competition Rules Entry Categories:
You can enter in one of three categories:
160 meters, LF or VLF
80 through 10 meters
6 meters and up Entries Must Include:
Drawings with dimensions (hand drawings are acceptable)
A list of materials required to build the antenna
A description and summary of any measurements taken (including SWR data)
Photographs of the installed antenna
The entry category you’ve chosen for your design
Your name, postal address, and e-mail address Only one entry per individual or team will be accepted. Entrants must be ARRL members. ARRL Headquarters staff and QST advertisers are not eligible. Send your entry to: QST Attn: Antenna Design Competition 225 Main St. Newington, CT 06111 Or e-mail your entry to email@example.com. In the subject line, add your call sign and the words Antenna Design Competition. When using e-mail, the total sizes of all attached files must not exceed 6 megabytes. If you need to send more than 6 megabytes’ worth of attachments, use several separate email messages. Do not send compressed Zip files, as these will be rejectec
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