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QRP Fox Hunt
CWops Mini-CWT Test
SARL 80m QSO Party
NRAU 10m Activity Contest
QRP Fox Hunt
NCCC RTTY Sprint
NCCC Sprint
15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest
LZ Open 40m Sprint Contest
PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest
QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party
Mississippi QSO Party
Missouri QSO Party
SP DX Contest
EA 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.

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 HamCation®

The 2015 Orlando Contest Dinner will be held February 13, during the Orlando HamCation®, February 13 - 15, 2015.

Contests This Week

QRP Fox Hunt
0100Z-0230Z, Apr 1

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Apr 1 and 1900Z-2000Z, Apr 1 and 0300Z-0400Z, Apr 2

SARL 80m QSO Party
1700Z-2000Z, Apr 2

NRAU 10m Activity Contest
1800Z-1900Z, Apr 2 (CW) and 1900Z-2000Z, Apr 2 (SSB) and 2000Z-2100Z, Apr 2 (FM) and 2100Z-2200Z, Apr 2 (Dig)

QRP Fox Hunt
0100Z-0230Z, Apr 3

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Apr 3

NCCC Sprint
0230Z-0300Z, Apr 3

15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest
0000Z, Apr 4 to 2359Z, Apr 5

LZ Open 40m Sprint Contest
0400Z-0800Z, Apr 4

PODXS 070 Club PSK 31 Flavors Contest
1000Z, Apr 4 to 0400Z, Apr 5

QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party
1200Z, Apr 4 to 2359Z, Apr 5

Mississippi QSO Party
1400Z, Apr 4 to 0200Z, Apr 5

Missouri QSO Party
1400Z, Apr 4 to 0400Z, Apr 5 and 1400Z-2000Z, Apr 5

SP DX Contest
1500Z, Apr 4 to 1500Z, Apr 5

EA RTTY Contest
1600Z, Apr 4 to 1600Z, Apr 5

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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