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  1. Contesting

    of Contest


  1. Contesting

    Contesting is a competitive activity pursued by amateur radio operators. In a contest, an amateur radio station, which 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. Rules for each competition define the amateur radio bands, the mode of communication that may be used, and the kind of information that must be exchanged. The contacts made during the contest contribute to a score by which stations are ranked. Contest sponsors publish the results in magazines and on web sites. Contesting grew out of other amateur radio activities in the 1920s and 1930s. As transoceanic communications with amateur radio became more common, competitions were formed to challenge stations to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations in other countries. Contests were also formed to provide opportunities for amateur radio operators to practice their message handling skills, used for routine or emergency communications across long distances. Over time, the number and variety of radio contests has increased, and many amateur radio operators today pursue the sport as their primary amateur radio activity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Than Nyunt:

    If we're contesting, we have to win. This is politics.

  2. Benjamin Franklin, 1759:

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

  3. Halil Karaveli:

    He seems to have scared Davutoglu into toeing his line by raising the specter of his man Binali Yildirim contesting the leadership.

  4. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    Amazon should not use its strong position to close the door behind it and prevent companies with new ideas from contesting the market.

  5. Amama Mbabazi:

    We condemn this outrageous behavior by the state, this abuse of the state apparatus to promote the political agenda of a candidate contesting for elective office.

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