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Feld Hell Sprint
F9AA Cup, CW
UBA DX Contest, SSB
North American SSB Sprint Contest
RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB
ARS Spartan Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
CWops Mini-CWT Test
NRAU 10m Activity Contest
NCCC RTTY Sprint
QRP Fox Hunt
NCCC Sprint Ladder
YL-ISSB QSO Party, CW
Triathlon DX Contest
Vermont 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.

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

Feld Hell Sprint
0000Z-2359Z, Jan 31

F9AA Cup, CW
1200Z, Jan 31 to 1200Z, Feb 1

UBA DX Contest, SSB
1300Z, Jan 31 to 1300Z, Feb 1

North American SSB Sprint Contest
0000Z-0400Z, Feb 1

RSGB 80m Club Championship, SSB
2000Z-2130Z, Feb 2

ARS Spartan Sprint
0200Z-0400Z, Feb 3

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Feb 4

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

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

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Feb 6

QRP Fox Hunt
0200Z-0330Z, Feb 6

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, Feb 6

YL-ISSB QSO Party, CW
0000Z, Feb 7 to 2359Z, Feb 8

Triathlon DX Contest
0000Z-0759Z, Feb 7 (CW) and 0800Z-1559Z, Feb 7 (SSB) and 1600Z-2359Z, Feb 7 (RTTY)

Vermont QSO Party
0000Z, Feb 7 to 2400Z, Feb 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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