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CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB
UBA DX Contest, CW
North American QSO Party, RTTY
NSARA Contest
SARL Hamnet 40m Simulated Emerg Contest
North Carolina QSO Party
RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data
ARS Spartan Sprint
AGCW YL-CW Party
QRP Fox Hunt
CWops Mini-CWT Test
AWA John Rollins Memorial DX Contest
NRAU 10m Activity Contest
QRP Fox Hunt
ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB
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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

CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB
2200Z, Feb 27 to 2200Z, Mar 1

UBA DX Contest, CW
1300Z, Feb 28 to 1300Z, Mar 1

North American QSO Party, RTTY
1800Z, Feb 28 to 0559Z, Mar 1

NSARA Contest
1200Z-1600Z, Mar 1 and 1800Z-2200Z, Mar 1

SARL Hamnet 40m Simulated Emerg Contest
1200Z-1400Z, Mar 1

North Carolina QSO Party
1500Z, Mar 1 to 0059Z, Mar 2

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data
2000Z-2130Z, Mar 2

ARS Spartan Sprint
0200Z-0400Z, Mar 3

AGCW YL-CW Party
1900Z-2100Z, Mar 3

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Mar 4

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Mar 4 and 1900Z-2000Z, Mar 4 and 0300Z-0400Z, Mar 5

AWA John Rollins Memorial DX Contest
2300Z, Mar 4 to 2300Z, Mar 5 and 2300Z, Mar 7 to 2300Z, Mar 8

NRAU 10m Activity Contest
1800Z-1900Z, Mar 5 (CW) and 1900Z-2000Z, Mar 5 (SSB) and 2000Z-2100Z, Mar 5 (FM) and 2100Z-2200Z, Mar 5 (Dig)

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Mar 6

ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB
0000Z, Mar 7 to 2400Z, Mar 8

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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