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JARTS WW RTTY Contest
10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW
New York QSO Party
Stew Perry Topband Challenge
Worked All Germany Contest
W/VE Islands QSO Party
South Dakota QSO Party
Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW
UBA ON Contest, 2m
Illinois QSO Party
Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
ARRL School Club Roundup
SKCC Sprint
CWops Mini-CWT Test
RSGB 80m Club Sprint, 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.

W1AW/4

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

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

JARTS WW RTTY Contest
0000Z, Oct 18 to 2400Z, Oct 19

10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW
0001Z, Oct 18 to 2359Z, Oct 19

New York QSO Party
1400Z, Oct 18 to 0200Z, Oct 19

Stew Perry Topband Challenge
1500Z, Oct 18 to 1500Z, Oct 19

Worked All Germany Contest
1500Z, Oct 18 to 1459Z, Oct 19

W/VE Islands QSO Party
1600Z, Oct 18 to 2359Z, Oct 19

South Dakota QSO Party
1800Z, Oct 18 to 1800Z, Oct 19

Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW
0000Z-0200Z, Oct 19

UBA ON Contest, 2m
0600Z-1000Z, Oct 19

Illinois QSO Party
1700Z, Oct 19 to 0100Z, Oct 20

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
0100Z-0300Z, Oct 20

ARRL School Club Roundup
1300Z, Oct 20 to 2359Z, Oct 24

SKCC Sprint
0000Z-0200Z, Oct 22

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Oct 22 and 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 22 and 0300Z-0400Z, Oct 23

RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB
1900Z-2000Z, Oct 23

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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