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FISTS Summer Sprint
IARU HF World Championship
SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush
WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone
CWops Mini-CWT Test
RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB
NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
Russian Radio Team Championship
VK/Trans-Tasman Contest, Multi-Mode
DMC RTTY Contest
Feld Hell Sprint
North American QSO Party, RTTY
CQ Worldwide VHF Contest
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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.

WRTC 2014

The FCG is raising funds to sponsor operating tents for WRTC 2014. [details].

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 Contest Dinner and Lunch Meeting

The FCG Contest Dinner/FCG Lunch will be held during the Orlando Hamfest, February 7-9, 2014.

Contests This Week

FISTS Summer Sprint
0000Z-0400Z, Jul 12

IARU HF World Championship
1200Z, Jul 12 to 1200Z, Jul 13

SKCC Weekend Sprintathon
1200Z, Jul 12 to 2400Z, Jul 13

CQC Great Colorado Gold Rush
2000Z-2159Z, Jul 13

WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone
1000Z-1400Z, Jul 14

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Jul 16 and 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 16 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jul 17

RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB
1900Z-2030Z, Jul 16

NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint
0030Z-0230Z, Jul 17

QRP Fox Hunt
0100Z-0230Z, Jul 17

Russian Radio Team Championship
0700Z-1459Z, Jul 19

VK/Trans-Tasman Contest, Multi-Mode
0800Z-1400Z, Jul 19

DMC RTTY Contest
1200Z, Jul 19 to 1200Z, Jul 20

Feld Hell Sprint
1200Z-1800Z, Jul 19

North American QSO Party, RTTY
1800Z, Jul 19 to 0559Z, Jul 20

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest
1800Z, Jul 19 to 2100Z, Jul 20

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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