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ARLHS Annual Spring Lites QSO Party
SKCC Sprint
CWops Mini-CWT Test
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RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data
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10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital
SP DX RTTY 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.


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

ARLHS Annual Spring Lites QSO Party
0001Z, Apr 17 to 2359Z, Apr 22

SKCC Sprint
0000Z-0200Z, Apr 23

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

432 MHz Spring Sprint
1900 local - 2300 local, Apr 23

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

0200Z-0230Z, Apr 25

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Apr 25

10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital
0001Z, Apr 26 to 2359Z, Apr 27

SP DX RTTY Contest
1200Z, Apr 26 to 1200Z, Apr 27

Helvetia Contest
1300Z, Apr 26 to 1259Z, Apr 27

Florida QSO Party
1600Z, Apr 26 to 0159Z, Apr 27 and 1200Z-2159Z, Apr 27

BARTG Sprint 75
1700Z-2100Z, Apr 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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