2017 Halloween Spirit – Oct. 10

@ DX Men… What do you get when you mix competitive 11m DX sports with graveyards, ghosts, skeletons, witches, goblins, jack-o-lanterns and black cats?  If you somehow conjured up a Halloween DX party in your return over then you’d be spot on the cash!


The Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) is thrilled to spell the particulars of a new SES event — a 4 week 11m DX challenge titled ‘Halloween Spirit’ to rejoice the special occasion that is ‘Halloween’.

Get ready……this original DX event will key up from midnight October 10 until midnight November 10, encapsulating the actual date of the frightful festive occasion itself on October 31.

Riding a similar broomstick to the annual Santa Claus festivity by G.R.I. Alfa Tango, the DA-RC’s ‘Halloween Spirit’ is all the vibrant colour and freaky fun of one of the world’s most popular special events — combined of course with competitive DX adventure from members of the world’s most renowned radio adventure group on the world’s premier HF DX stage…Eleven Meters.

A chilling contest format, designed by the DA-RC HQ Team, sees unique Delta-Alfa callsigns with Halloween motif suffixes being issued to DA-RC members, within a veil of propagation mist, spread across many DXCC in the world.

##DA/GOBLIN, ##DA/WITCH, ##DA/GRAVEYARD, ##DA/ZOMBIE, ##DA/PUMPKIN and so many more Halloween motifs will be up for grabs!!!

These guys will take on the role of supernatural SES Stations (SES) for the duration of the ‘Halloween Spirit’.  They will hope to nail as many ‘mere mortal’ stations as possible into the coffin of their Halloween logs and so satisfy the appetite of DX Hunters around the globe looking to embrace this ‘one-of-a-kind’ SES contest.

For the ‘Halloween Spirit’ stations, the aim is simple…work as many stations as possible over the Halloween festive period.  Keep your ears out also for fellow Halloween stations!

For DX Hunters, the aim is simple also……work as many ‘Halloween Spirit’ stations as possible.


For all the ‘Tricks’ and ‘Treats’ in this year’s ‘Halloween Spirit’, including a full list of participating Motif stations, QSL information, a list of prizes and awards up for grabs and more, see here: