Adventist Amateur Radio Association International

Contest Periods

UTC: 0200 February 16 to 0200 February 17

(Saturday 2100 EST February 15 to Sunday 2100 EST February 16)
(Saturday 1800 PST February 15 to Sunday 1800 PST February 16)

Eligible Participants

Licensed amateurs who are members of the Adventist Amateur Radio Association International or who regularly participate in Adventist Amateur Radio Association International nets or Bible study groups.


To QSO as many different members of the Adventist Amateur Radio Association International located in as many US states, Canadian provinces, and other DXCC entities as possible.


Operation is restricted to 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Suggested operating frequencies are on or within 5 kHz of 3970, 7192, 14328, 21405, and 28320 kHz. Cross-band operation is not permitted.

Full Rules and Log File

Please see the attached documents for the full rules and log file.

Download this file (2020 SDA QSO PARTY RULES.docx)2020 SDA QSO PARTY RULES.docx[2020 QSO Rules]16 kB
Download this file (SDA QSO Party Log 2020.xlsx)SDA QSO Party Log 2020.xlsx[2020 QSO Log]14 kB

Yes, it’s almost that time again, just a few weeks/months away, and AARAI will be there. This is a tradition that goes way back to the time of Ed Peterson, K3LJP, our founder. A booth at a GC session gives us worldwide recognition and always brings us in touch with Adventist radio operators who were not aware of our existence.

It was at the Indianapolis General Conference in 1990 that yours truly was elected president, and since I will be turning 80 in April of that year, it is time to pass the responsibility on to someone else. Indianapolis, same location, different venue, 30 years later. Where has the time gone? Anyway, we are looking for that special person to assume the leadership. Your suggestions will be appreciated and considered as we near that event.

Jim Hoffer, KW8T, president

AARAI CD DiskThe entire AARAI archives going back to around 1960 (AARA and AARAI newsletters, Review and Herald radio logs, Youth’s Instructor logs, and various amateur radio articles in denominational journals), are now available!

Order by sending a check for $10.00 to Jim Hoffer, KW8T, 232 Mercury Way, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-7438.

All proceeds will go to the AARAI.

AARAI BrochureWe have a beautiful AARAI promotional brochure, free for downloading.

Save it to your hard drive and print out as many as you wish. Print out on both sides of a sheet of paper, and fold in thirds, with the AARAI logo on the outside. It's a great promotional material to always display on your church's bulletin board.

Your Support is Needed

We are now able to accept donations via PayPal! A simple click on the icon below is all it takes. Your contributions are very important to us, whether cash donations or equipment. Sometimes we are able to provide a radio to a needy missionary or other individual. In addition, we have expenses for our website, office supplies, and many other things.

With the right funding, we could add ASI conferences and the like, but it all depends on the generosity of our members and friends. We have many other expenses for web hosting, office expenses, etc.