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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

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
0100Z-0300Z, Jul 21

SKCC Sprint
0000Z-0200Z, Jul 23

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Jul 23 and 1900Z-2000Z, Jul 23 and 0300Z-0400Z, Jul 24

QRP Fox Hunt
0100Z-0230Z, Jul 24

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data
1900Z-2030Z, Jul 24

RSGB IOTA Contest
1200Z, Jul 26 to 1200Z, Jul 27

County Hunters CW Contest
1400Z-2400Z, Jul 26 and 1400Z-2400Z, Jul 27

ARS Flight of the Bumblebees
1700Z-2100Z, Jul 27

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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