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CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
REF Contest, CW
BARTG RTTY Sprint
SPAR Winter Field Day
ARRL January VHF Contest
WAB 1.8 MHz Phone
QRP ARCI Fireside SSB Sprint
SKCC Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
CWops Mini-CWT Test
NCCC RTTY Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
NCCC Sprint Ladder
Feld Hell Sprint
UBA DX Contest, SSB
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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 2015 Orlando Contest Dinner will be held February 13, during the Orlando HamCation®, February 13 - 15, 2015.

Contests This Week

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW
2200Z, Jan 23 to 2200Z, Jan 25

REF Contest, CW
0600Z, Jan 24 to 1800Z, Jan 25

BARTG RTTY Sprint
1200Z, Jan 24 to 1200Z, Jan 25

SPAR Winter Field Day
1700Z, Jan 24 to 1700Z, Jan 25

ARRL January VHF Contest
1900Z, Jan 24 to 0359Z, Jan 26

WAB 1.8 MHz Phone
1900Z-2300Z, Jan 24

QRP ARCI Fireside SSB Sprint
2000Z-2359Z, Jan 25

SKCC Sprint
0000Z-0200Z, Jan 28

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 28

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Jan 28 and 1900Z-2000Z, Jan 28 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jan 29

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Jan 30

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Jan 30

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Jan 30

Feld Hell Sprint
0000Z-2359Z, Jan 31

UBA DX Contest, SSB
1300Z, Jan 31 to 1300Z, Feb 1

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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