Contest News – 21 July 2013

| July 19, 2013

Today sees the Low Power Contest taking place between 0900 and 1600UTC. There are two power categories, 10W and 3W, and sections for fixed and portable stations. That makes four categories, and a trophy is awarded to the winner of each. Using the 3.5 and 7MHz bands, CW only, the exchange is signal report, serial number and power.

The 4m Trophy Contest has the potential for some DX working. Last year 168 stations were recorded in the logs in 31 squares and ten countries. Running from 1000 to 1600UTC today, the exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode.

Also on today, the UK Microwave Group’s 24 to 248GHz contest takes place from 0900 to 1700UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The 50MHz UK Activity Contest takes place on 23 July from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes on the band the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Tuesday 23 July the SHF UK Activity Contest will take place between 1900 and 2130UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3GHz and up bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

The Centenary IOTA Contest that takes place on 27th and 28th July will be the biggest HF event of the month. There are 12- and 24-hour categories. The IOTA Reference is part of the exchange, the one for mainland Britain being EU-005 and mainland Ireland is EU-115. Offshore islands have different references. All the European references can be found on the internet (9-page/387KB PDF). Running from 1200UTC on the 27th until 1200UTC on the 28th on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and IOTA reference.

The UK Microwave Group 5.7 to 24GHz contest takes place next Sunday, the 28th, from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

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