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Iranian Ham Radio Contest
NCCC RTTY Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
NCCC Sprint Ladder
YLRL YL-OM Contest
Triathlon DX Contest
Vermont QSO Party
10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB
F9AA Cup, CW
Black Sea Cup International
FYBO Winter QRP Sprint
Minnesota QSO Party
AGCW Straight Key Party
British Columbia QSO Party
FISTS Winter Slow Speed Sprint
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The Florida Contest Group

"I love contesting. There is something about the camaraderie, discipline and knowledge contesting demands that fits me; it doesn't fit everyone . . . but it sure fits me." - Jim White, K4OJ (SK)

The Florida Contest Group

The Florida Contest Group (FCG), an ARRL affiliated club, is Florida's amateur radio contest club. It's members share a common interest in the sport of amateur radio contesting. FCG members have a wide range of contesting experience, from beginners to World Champions. They willingly share their knowledge and skills to promote ham radio contesting in Florida. Members, who number in excess of 200, range from Jacksonville to South Florida. FCG has a "Panhandle" division for those contesters living in the Florida Panhandle who are outside the ARRL's 175 mile "club circle".

The Florida Contest Group supports and encourages all types of contesting, from HF to light, all modes, power classes and skill levels.

Keeping In Touch

Communications is key to amateur radio. The Florida Contest Group uses several methods to communicate with its members, including frequent area meetings, the Gazette newsletter and a club e-mail reflector. All of these methods are used to inform members of what the club is doing, and to encourage, support and help each other in our contest activities.

Meetings

While the ARRL no longer specifies meeting requirements for club members, the FCG continues to hold face-to-face meetings as often as possible. These meetings are usually held in conjunction with major hamfests, such as Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Walton Beach. Occasionally, meetings are also held at members' homes. Non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the FCG or about contesting in general.

Orlando HamCation®

The 2016 Orlando Contest Dinner will be held February 12, during the Orlando HamCation®, February 12 - 14, 2016.

Contests This Week

Iranian Ham Radio Contest
0000Z, Feb 1 to 2359Z, Feb 11

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Feb 5

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Feb 5

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Feb 5

YLRL YL-OM Contest
1400Z, Feb 5 to 0200Z, Feb 7

Triathlon DX Contest
0000Z-0759Z, Feb 6 (CW) and 0800Z-1559Z, Feb 6 (SSB) and 1600Z-2359Z, Feb 6 (RTTY)

Vermont QSO Party
0000Z, Feb 6 to 2400Z, Feb 7

10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB
0001Z, Feb 6 to 2359Z, Feb 7

F9AA Cup, CW
1200Z, Feb 6 to 1200Z, Feb 7

Black Sea Cup International
1200Z, Feb 6 to 1159Z, Feb 7

FYBO Winter QRP Sprint
1400Z-2400Z, Feb 6

Minnesota QSO Party
1400Z-2400Z, Feb 6

AGCW Straight Key Party
1600Z-1900Z, Feb 6

British Columbia QSO Party
1600Z, Feb 6 to 0400Z, Feb 7

FISTS Winter Slow Speed Sprint
1700Z-2100Z, Feb 6

The Florida QSO Party

The Florida Contest Group is the proud sponsor of the very popular "Florida QSO Party". Visit the Florida QSO Party Web site for contest rules, results and more.

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