The IRTS 2m Counties Contest takes place today, the 24th, between 1300 to 1500UTC, with awards for the leading non-EI station in each of the six sections of this two-hour event. These awards often go to stations in GI, but if you have a good takeoff across the sea to Ireland it’s definitely worth a try. Also worth remembering is that if you’re a VHF ‘square basher’ and have missing squares in Ireland, this could be a good afternoon to work some of them. The 32 Irish counties are used as multipliers and you can find a list of them on EI8IC’s website. The exchange is signal report and serial number.
On Tuesday, two contests take place, both running from 1900 to 2130UTC. The first is the 50MHz UK Activity contest where the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator using all modes. The second is the SHF UK Activity Contest for the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, again using all modes. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
Thursday sees the SSB leg of the 80m Club Contest, running from 1900 to 2000UTC. The exchange is the usual one of both callsigns, serial number and name.
On the 31 August the UK Microwave Group contest runs from 0600 to 1800 on the 5.7 to 24GHz bands. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
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