Contest News 2 June 2013

| May 31, 2013

The RSGB CW National Field Day is this weekend, finishing the 24 hours at 1500UTC today, 2 June. Operating on all HF contest bands from 1.8 to 28MHz, the exchange is RST and serial number.

Also this weekend is the UK Six Metre Group Summer Sporadic-E contest. It runs until 1300UTC today, 6 June, on 6m, all modes. The report is RST, serial number, locator and membership number.

The UK Microwave Group Low Band contest is today, 6 June, from 1000 to 1600UTC. Operating on the 1.3, 2.3 and 3.4GHz bands, the exchange is RST, serial number and locator.

June is the penultimate month of the 80m Club Championships, with datamodes on the 3rd from 1900 to 2030UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number.

The 2m UKAC is the first VHF event of the month, on Tuesday 4th, from 1900 to 2130UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. This is followed by the second in the series of 2m Backpacker contests that takes place on the morning of Sunday 9 June from 0900 to 1300UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The French 6m Contest takes place for 24 hours next weekend, 8 and 9 June from 1600 to 1600UTC. In this one it’s pretty much the usual exchange of information, except that you only need to give the first four characters of your locator, eg IO83.

On Sunday 9th the Practical Wireless 2m Low Power Contest runs for seven hours from 0900 to 1600UTC. The maximum permitted power is 3 watts and locator squares are multipliers. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Looking a month further out, don’t forget that registration for VHF NFD is now open, and can be done online. See the Radio Sport heading on the RSGB website.

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