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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Provisional Calendar for 2022

Contest Date Start Duration Mode(s) Rules Deadline for logs
80m Daytime Counties Sat 1st January 17:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 15th January
80m Evening Counties Tue 22nd March 20:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 5th April
70cm Counties Mon 18th April 2.00 pm local 30 mins FM SSB Link 2nd May
2m Counties Mon 18th April 2.30 pm local 90 mins FM SSB Link 2nd May
CW Field Day Sat/Sun 4th/5th June 15:00 UTC 24 hours CW Link 19th June
VHF/UHF Field Day Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd July 14:00 UTC 24 hours CW SSB FM Link 17th July
SSB Field Day Sat/Sun 3rd/4th September 13:00 UTC 24 hours SSB Link 18th September
70cm Counties Sun 18th September 2.00 pm local 30 mins FM SSB Link 2nd October
2m Counties Sun 18th September 2.30 pm local 90 mins FM SSB Link 2nd October
80m Evening Counties Tue 4th October 19:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 18th October

Posted: 17 October 2021

Calendar for 2021

Contest Date Start Duration Mode(s) Rules Deadline for logs
80m Evening Counties Tue 5th October 19:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 19th October
40m Daytime Counties Sun 17th October 12:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 31st October