Contest News – 17 January 2016

| January 15, 2016

The RSGB Board is seeking chairpersons for the new VHF Contest Committee, HF Contest Committee and Contest Support Committee. Applicants must be experienced contesters with a commitment to jointly drive a successful RSGB contesting programme. More information is contained in the February edition of RadCom. Further details can be obtained from the RSGB General Manager by email to and the closing date for applications is the 8th of February.

The first UK/EI DX CW contest of the year runs for 24 hours next weekend, from 12 noon on Saturday the 23rd of January. What’s new is that EI and UK entrants will compete on equal terms against DX entrants. It is CW-only on the five contest bands from 80 to 10 metres. There are multi-op and single-op categories and the exchange is a serial and your district code. You’ll need to know your own district code, and these are listed in the rules at

The Worked All Britain 1.8MHz Phone Contest takes place next Saturday, the 23rd of January, from 1900 to 2300UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB square. Entries need to be with the contest manager by the 13th of February. Full details of the rules and log sheets may be obtained from the WAB website,

On Tuesday the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is the usual signal report, serial number and locator.

Next weekend, the 23rd and 24th, the BARTG RTTY Sprint takes place from 1200 to 1200UTC. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is just the serial number. Please note that if you have been placed anywhere in the Top 10 in this contest in the past three years you have to enter the Expert category.

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