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Welcome to the home of the 15-Meter SSTV Dash - an amateur radio Contest featuring the fastest analog SSTV modes there are.

There don't seem to be a great number of SSTV contests around - with the notable exception of the JASTA Contest: probably due in part to the slow rate at which a SSTV QSO takes place. This is why we've taken the initiative to come up with our first contest which should add a little spice to your SSTV QSOs.

The 15-Meter SSTV Dash

The 15-Meter SSTV Dash is a new SSTV Contest which is intended to be conducted using the fastest analog SSTV modes there are. These are the Robot 8, Robot 12 or Robot 24 modes, (otherwise known as the B/W8, B/W12 or B/W24 modes): black-and-white only, nothing fancy ;-).

Using the fastest of these, it's perfectly possible to complete a SSTV QSO in under a minute.

But if you don't have these modes, or you don't wish to use them - no problem! You can use ANY analog mode you like in the Contest.

The Contest will be held in two parts - one in the Spring and one in the Fall/Autumn - and will be held in the 15-meter amateur band only. Each part will run for two days, the Spring Contest during the first full weekend in April, and the Fall Contest in the first full weekend of October.

Contest Rules

Full rules for the Contest can be found in the Rules page.
Please make sure you have the latest version of the rules before you start the Contest.

New - updateRecommended Contest period

We have received several recommendations and suggestions from a number of past contestants in the last year to shorten the contest period from 48 hours to 24 hours, and we issued a recommendation to this effect on this website.

However, since publishing that update to this website, we have received several messages imploring us to keep the 48-hour period as specified in the published rules.

It has been decided to keep the 48-hour period, and therefore no change of period will be made to the published Rules.