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CWops Mini-CWT Test
NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint
NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder
NCCC Sprint
AGB NEMIGA Contest
Pirate QSO Party
ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest
Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW
South Carolina QSO Party
Feld Hell Sprint
QRP Afield
Washington State Salmon Run
BARTG Sprint 75
Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
144 MHz Fall Sprint
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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, Sep 17 and 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 17 and 0300Z-0400Z, Sep 18

NAQCC Straight Key/Bug Sprint
0030Z-0230Z, Sep 18

NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder
0145Z-0215Z, Sep 19

NCCC Sprint
0230Z-0300Z, Sep 19

AGB NEMIGA Contest
2100Z-2400Z, Sep 19

Pirate QSO Party
0130Z-0330Z, Sep 20

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest
0600 local, Sep 20 to 2400 local, Sep 21

Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW
1200Z, Sep 20 to 1200Z, Sep 21

South Carolina QSO Party
1400Z, Sep 20 to 0300Z, Sep 21

Feld Hell Sprint
1600Z-1800Z, Sep 20

QRP Afield
1600Z-2200Z, Sep 20

Washington State Salmon Run
1600Z, Sep 20 to 0700Z, Sep 21 and 1600Z-2400Z, Sep 21

BARTG Sprint 75
1700Z-2100Z, Sep 21

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest
0100Z-0300Z, Sep 22

144 MHz Fall Sprint
1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 22

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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