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!
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|