IRTS Contests

Why Contest?

Many national and local radio societies and clubs organise contests, most of which are open to all radio amateurs.

Radio amateurs participate in contests for many reasons, such as to;

  • compete against each other
  • test and improve their operating skills
  • try out new antennas or other equipment
  • learn more about propagation
  • have fun!
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Calendar for 2019

Contest Date Start Duration Mode(s) Rules Deadline for logs
SSB Field Day Sat/Sun 7/8 September 13:00 UTC 24 hours SSB Link 22nd September
70cm Counties Sun 15th September 2.00 pm local 30 mins FM SSB Link 29th September
2m Counties Sun 15th September 2.30 pm local 90 mins FM SSB Link 29th September
80m Evening Counties Tue 8th October 19:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 22nd October
40m Counties Sun 13th October 12:00 UTC 2 hours SSB CW Link 27th October
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