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CWops Mini-CWT Test
ARLHS Annual Spring Lites QSO Party
NCCC RTTY Sprint
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Holyland DX Contest
TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest
ES Open HF Championship
Worked All Provinces of China DX Contest
CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest
Nebraska QSO Party
EU Spring Sprint, SSB
Michigan QSO Party
EA-QRP CW Contest
North Dakota QSO Party
Ontario QSO Party
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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

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Apr 16 and 1900Z-2000Z, Apr 16 and 0300Z-0400Z, Apr 17

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

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0200Z-0230Z, Apr 18

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Apr 18

Holyland DX Contest
2100Z, Apr 18 to 2100Z, Apr 19

TARA Skirmish Digital Prefix Contest
0000Z-2359Z, Apr 19

ES Open HF Championship
0500Z-0559Z, Apr 19 and 0600Z-0659Z, Apr 19 and 0700Z-0759Z, Apr 19 and 0800Z-0859Z, Apr 19

Worked All Provinces of China DX Contest
0600Z, Apr 19 to 0559Z, Apr 20

CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest
1200Z, Apr 19 to 2359Z, Apr 20

Nebraska QSO Party
1200Z, Apr 19 to 1759Z, Apr 20

EU Spring Sprint, SSB
1600Z-1959Z, Apr 19

Michigan QSO Party
1600Z, Apr 19 to 0400Z, Apr 20

EA-QRP CW Contest
1700Z-2000Z, Apr 19 (20-10m) and 2000Z-2300Z, Apr 19 (80m) and 0700Z-1100Z, Apr 20 (40m) and 1100Z-1300Z, Apr 20 (20-10m)

North Dakota QSO Party
1800Z, Apr 19 to 1800Z, Apr 20

Ontario QSO Party
1800Z, Apr 19 to 0500Z, Apr 20 and 1200Z-1800Z, Apr 20

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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