Category: Contesting

Share your VHF NFD experiences

RSGB VHF National Field Day weekend took place on 7 and 8 July 2018, and a feature is planned in the next edition of RadCom. If your club participated in the event then it’s still not too late to send your contribution for the article. It’s a great way to promote your club’s activity. Please […] 

Contest News – 15 July 2018

The IARU HF Championship concludes today at 1200UTC. Using CW and SSB on all the contest bands from 1.8 to 28MHz, the exchange is signal report and ITU Zone, which is 27 for the UK. The official RSGB team is using the callsign GR2HQ, and there are several stations dotted around the country. You get […]  Read the Original Article

WRTC 2018 will Use Y2A – Y9Z Call Signs

German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) has announced that the 63 World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) teams on the air this weekend for the international competition will use “club station” call signs from the Y2A – Y9A block on a one-time basis. It is not yet known if these call signs will be in the 1 x 1 format or some other.

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IARU HF Championship

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Next weekend (July 14th-15th) there will be the IARU HF Championship.

A good occasion to contact as many other amateurs, especially HQ stations from the IARU Societies, as possible around the world using all the HF amateur bands (except WARC) on SSB and CW.

There will be also some special multipliers for Administrative Council (AC) and Regional Executive Committee stations (R1-R2-R3).

Detailed rules are on

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Excitement Builds for World Radiosport Team Championship 2018

The days are dwindling down to a precious few: Following 4 years of preparation, World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) is primed to start, and excitement is building to see how the 63 competing teams fare in the 24-hour event, July 14 – 15 in Germany. Fourteen North American teams are on the roster, including the defending champion team of WRTC 2014, Daniel Craig, N6MJ, and Chris Hurlbut, KL9A. Several well-known US contesting personalities are among those serving as referees at each site. As the July 12 opening ceremonies neared, WRTC 2018 organizers were searching for a last-minute replacement for a team leader who had to drop out.

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Contest News – 8 July 2018

The RSGB VHF and UHF National Field Day is in progress. Running from 1400UTC on Saturday to 1400UTC on Sunday, all modes can be used on all bands between 60MHz and 1.3GHz. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Today also sees the 3rd 2m Backpackers contest, running from 1100UTC to 1500UTC, overlapping […]  Read the Original Article

E2X Thailand

Radio Amateurs from Thailand will be active from Chang Island, IOTA AS – 107, in RSGB IOTA Contest, 28 – 29 July 2018, as E2X.
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EI8GQB – EI7T next activation

After many European SSB successes during the CQ WW WPX, CQ WW DX and the IARU World Champions contests in single operator low power category, Olivier ON4EI is back again to activate EI8GQB (8th-18th July) and EI7T (14th-15th July) during the IARU World Championship
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