A triathlon is a multi sportevent involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. The word "triathlon" is of Greek origin from τρεις or trei (three) and αθλος or athlos (contest). While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its ham form, involves the three most popular modes CW, SSB and RTTY.
Triathletes compete for the biggest score in its Radio Amateur variation.Amateurs around the world will try to be the Ironham (the winner in original Triathlon called Ironman) and contact other amateurs in as many countries as possible and as many Greeks amateurs as possible...
At 00:00 z of 1 February we start with CW, at 08:00 z starts the SSB and at 16:00-23:59z will end with RTTY.
Get Ready for the first Triathlon DX Contest at Saturday, 2/February/2013
RTTY, SSB and CW in a single contest!!!
A big surprise award!!!
Team contesting and many more...
Details including rules in English, Italian and Greek in our site
It all started in August of 2011. That was about when it occurred to Mike, SV5BYR that a big Greek Contest was missing from international Ham Radio Contest Calendar. By the end of September this idea became mature and so the "Triathlon" was born! A triathlon is a multi- sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events. And as you have already guessed, it is a Greek word. We had to change a bit the name to Triathlon Dx Contest to match our activity. Actually, trying here to simulate the original Triathlon athletic event, we involved three major ham radio modes, SSB, CW, RTTY. It will be a 24 hour non-stop event divided in three sections, each one devoted to a different mode. There are some tentative rules of the contest that you can take a look. It will take place every Saturday, the 1st full weekend of February, debuting on 02-02-2013.
After all, what makes this particular contest unique is the special gift for the winner! (take a look to the prize page)
In this point we have to mention all the Greek amateurs who are working to make this event alive: SV1DPI, SV1NK, SV2AGW, SV2DCD, SV5BYR, SV7JAR, SV8CS, SV8RX, SV9GPV, SV9DJO…
There is still a lot of work to be done and more details to be announced. Stay tuned!