Category: Contesting

15th IARU HST world championship is officially open!

15th IARU HST world championship is officially open!

The event center is hotel Ibis in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The host of the championship is KFRR, Kazakhstan federation of radiosport and radioamateurs. The opening ceremony took place at the “Pupil’s Palace” just across hotel Ibis. Representatives of the Kazakhstan government, administration of the city of Astana, and guests attended the opening ceremony. The championship was officially opened by the president of the committee for sport at the Ministry of sport and culture. Official photos from the opening ceremony can be seen and download from the official web page of the championship

The competition part of the championship started today 26.08.2018.

The morning session was completed at 13.00 local time ( 07.00 GMT ).

Preliminary and live results can be followd at

The official results can be seen and download at the official web page of the championship 

The afternoon session starts at 14.30 local time ( 08.30 GMT )      

ARRL Announces New Contests Web Portal

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced a new ARRL Contests Portal, which ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, calls “a one-stop shop for all of your ARRL contest interests, offering access to everything from the starting bell of a contest to your post-event hard-fought certificate of accomplishment.”Use the navigation tabs on…

FT8 in UK and EU contests

Recently, the RSGB Contest Committee has seen some FT8 QSOs being claimed within contest logs. At present it is difficult to complete a full contest exchange using FT8, although an EU contest compatible version is under development. A machine generated modes, or MGM-specific contest ran in April this year, with a set of rules structured […]

Contest News – 26 August 2018

Today, the 26th, the UK Microwave Group contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC on the 5.7 and 10GHz bands. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On the 28th, the SHF UK Activity contest runs from 1830 to 2230UTC using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands. The exchange is signal report, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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