Tournament 70

The Tournament has three separate short contests on Saturday 11 June 2022

Tournament 70 is a celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The theme is the number 70 and the Tournament comprises three separate mini-contests for individuals to enter, each of 70 minutes duration, two on HF and one on VHF. Each mini-contest will have its own winners, but the overall event will only have one winner – the Tournament Champion. There will be a unique award for the Tournament Champion. This award is for an entrant from the UK or Crown Dependencies.

All three events will have two entry sections which will be scored independently: 100W maximum power and 10W maximum power, allowing all UK licensees an opportunity to achieve a high score.

This is a great opportunity for you to try contesting for the first time.

Tournament Schedule

The three mini-contests will test a range of skills with HF CW and SSB operating and VHF operating too. The mini-contests will be:

HF CW: 0900 – 1010 UTC (70 minutes, starting 10am BST)
VHF Phone and CW: 1400 – 1510 UTC (70 minutes, starting 3pm BST)
HF SSB: 1900 – 2010 UTC (70 minutes, starting 8pm BST)

Entrants are encouraged to use GQ, MQ or 2Q prefixes and/or the “/70” suffix and will be awarded a bonus of extra points for using either or both of these. The GB70 special event calls will also be active in this event and entrants will be awarded bonus points for making QSOs with them.

Tournament Rules and How to Enter

The Tournament rules and instructions on how to enter are published on the RSGB Contest Committees’ Website.