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222 MHz Fall Sprint
CWops Mini-CWT Test
SARL 80m QSO Party
NRAU 10m Activity Contest
NCCC RTTY Sprint
NCCC Sprint
German Telegraphy Contest
YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest
15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest
TARA PSK Rumble Contest
Oceania DX Contest, Phone
Russian WW Digital Contest
GTC CW Cup
TRC DX Contest
WAB HF Phone
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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.

Melbourne Hamfest

The FCG Meeting will be held during the Melbourne Hamfest, October 10 and 11, 2014.

Contests This Week

222 MHz Fall Sprint
1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 30

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

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

NRAU 10m Activity Contest
1700Z-1800Z, Oct 2 (CW) and 1800Z-1900Z, Oct 2 (SSB) and 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 2 (FM) and 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 2 (Dig)

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, Oct 3

NCCC Sprint
0230Z-0300Z, Oct 3

German Telegraphy Contest
0700Z-1000Z, Oct 3

YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest
1400Z, Oct 3 to 0200Z, Oct 5

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

TARA PSK Rumble Contest
0000Z-2400Z, Oct 4

Oceania DX Contest, Phone
0800Z, Oct 4 to 0800Z, Oct 5

Russian WW Digital Contest
1200Z, Oct 4 to 1159Z, Oct 5

GTC CW Cup
1200Z, Oct 4 to 1200Z, Oct 5

TRC DX Contest
1200Z, Oct 4 to 1200Z, Oct 5

WAB HF Phone
1200Z, Oct 4 to 1200Z, Oct 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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