Contest News – 5 July 2015

| July 3, 2015

VHF National Field Day completes its 24 hour run at 14.00UTC today, Sunday. Bands in use are 50MHz to 1296MHz and all modes can be used. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Sunday, the third 2m Backpackers contest takes place from 11.00 to 15.00UTC. Using all modes in the 144MHz band the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. It is helpful if portable and mobile stations in this contest also know their WAB square for the WAB contest taking place at the same time.

Also Sunday, the Worked All Britain 144MHz Low Power contest takes place from 10.00 to 14.00UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB square. Entries need to be with the contest manager by 26 July. The power limit is 10 watts. Details from the WAB website.

Monday the 6th sees the RSGB 80m Club Championships CW leg. Operation is CW only on the 80m band and the exchange is RST plus serial number.

On Tuesday the 7th the RSGB 144MHz UKAC takes place from 19.00 to 21.30UTC. All modes are permitted on the 144MHz band only, and the report is RS or RST, serial number and locator.

Next Saturday and Sunday the IARU HF Championship takes place from 12.00 to 12.00UTC. SSB and CW can be used on all the contest bands from 1.8 to 28MHz. The exchange is RS or RST plus your ITU zone, which is 27 for the United Kingdom.

The UK Six Metre Group’s Summer Marathon continues throughout July. With no particular operating times, just try to work every locator square you can, whenever you can. The exchange is your four character locator.

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