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
80m Counties Tue 1st January 15:00 UTC 2 hours SSB CW Link 15th January
80m Evening Counties Tue 19th March 20:00 UTC 1 hour SSB CW Link 2nd April
70cm Counties Mon 22nd April 1.00 pm local 1 hour FM SSB Link 6th May
2m Counties Mon 22nd April 2.00 pm local 2 hours FM SSB Link 6th May
40m Counties Sun 5th May 12:00 UTC 2 hours SSB CW Link 19th May
CW Field Day Sat/Sun 1/2 June 15:00 UTC 24 hours CW Link 16th June
VHF/UHF Field Day Sat/Sun 6/7 July 14:00 UTC 24 hours CW SSB FM Link 21st July
SSB Field Day Sat/Sun 7/8 September 13:00 UTC 24 hours SSB Link 22nd September
70cm Counties Sun 15th September 1.00 pm local 1 hour FM SSB Link 29th September
2m Counties Sun 15th September 2.00 pm local 2 hours 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

Updated 28 November 2018

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