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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.


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

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Aug 27 and 1900Z-2000Z, Aug 27 and 0300Z-0400Z, Aug 28

RSGB 80m Club Sprint, SSB
1900Z-2000Z, Aug 28

QRP Fox Hunt
0100Z-0230Z, Aug 29

0145Z-0215Z, Aug 29

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Aug 29

Colorado QSO Party
1200Z, Aug 30 to 0400Z, Aug 31

SCC RTTY Championship
1200Z, Aug 30 to 1159Z, Aug 31

YO DX HF Contest
1200Z, Aug 30 to 1200Z, Aug 31

SARL HF CW Contest
1300Z-1630Z, Aug 31

MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint
2300Z, Sep 1 to 0300Z, Sep 2

ARS Spartan Sprint
0100Z-0300Z, Sep 2

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Sep 3 and 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 3 and 0300Z-0400Z, Sep 4

NRAU 10m Activity Contest
1700Z-1800Z, Sep 4 (CW) and 1800Z-1900Z, Sep 4 (SSB) and 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 4 (FM) and 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 4 (Dig)

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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