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Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party
CWops Mini-CWT Test
NCCC RTTY Sprint
NCCC Sprint
DARC Christmas Contest
RAC Winter Contest
World Wide Iron Ham Contest
Stew Perry Topband Challenge
Original QRP Contest
RAEM Contest
QRP Fox Hunt
CWops Mini-CWT Test
AGB New Year Snowball Contest
SARTG New Year RTTY Contest
AGCW Happy New Year 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.

W1AW/4

The Florida Contest Group will be activating W1AW/4 during the week of November 19-25 (UTC). Check the current Operating Schedule, and Operating and Log Submission Guidelines.

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.

Melbourne Hamfest

The FCG Meeting will be held during the Melbourne Hamfest, October 10-11, 2014.

Contests This Week

Lighthouse Christmas Lights QSO Party
0001Z, Dec 20 to 2359Z, Jan 4

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Dec 24 and 1900Z-2000Z, Dec 24 and 0300Z-0400Z, Dec 25

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Dec 26

NCCC Sprint
0230Z-0300Z, Dec 26

DARC Christmas Contest
0830Z-1059Z, Dec 26

RAC Winter Contest
0000Z-2359Z, Dec 27

World Wide Iron Ham Contest
1200Z, Dec 27 to 1159Z, Dec 28

Stew Perry Topband Challenge
1500Z, Dec 27 to 1500Z, Dec 28

Original QRP Contest
1500Z, Dec 27 to 1500Z, Dec 28

RAEM Contest
0000Z-1159Z, Dec 28

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Dec 31

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Dec 31 and 1900Z-2000Z, Dec 31 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jan 1

AGB New Year Snowball Contest
0000Z-0100Z, Jan 1

SARTG New Year RTTY Contest
0800Z-1100Z, Jan 1

AGCW Happy New Year Contest
0900Z-1200Z, Jan 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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