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10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital
QRP to the Field
SP DX RTTY Contest
Helvetia Contest
Florida QSO Party
BARTG Sprint 75
CWops Mini-CWT Test
432 MHz Spring Sprint
NCCC RTTY Sprint
NCCC Sprint Ladder
AGCW QRP/QRP Party
10-10 Int. Spring Contest, CW
SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge
Microwave Spring Sprint
ARI International DX 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.

2015 FQP 18th Anniversary Special Event

Our popular 1x1 "Spelling Bee" is back for 2015.

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.

Watch for announcements of upcoming meetings.

Contests This Week

10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital
0001Z, Apr 25 to 2359Z, Apr 26

QRP to the Field
0900-1800 local, Apr 25

SP DX RTTY Contest
1200Z, Apr 25 to 1200Z, Apr 26

Helvetia Contest
1300Z, Apr 25 to 1259Z, Apr 26

Florida QSO Party
1600Z, Apr 25 to 0159Z, Apr 26 and 1200Z-2159Z, Apr 26

BARTG Sprint 75
1700Z-2100Z, Apr 26

CWops Mini-CWT Test
1300Z-1400Z, Apr 29 and 1900Z-2000Z, Apr 29 and 0300Z-0400Z, Apr 30

432 MHz Spring Sprint
1900 local - 2300 local, Apr 29

NCCC RTTY Sprint
0145Z-0215Z, May 1

NCCC Sprint Ladder
0230Z-0300Z, May 1

AGCW QRP/QRP Party
1300Z-1900Z, May 1

10-10 Int. Spring Contest, CW
0001Z, May 2 to 2359Z, May 3

SBMS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest and Club Challenge
0600 local, May 2 to 2359 local, May 3

Microwave Spring Sprint
0800-1300 local, May 2

ARI International DX Contest
1200Z, May 2 to 1159Z, May 3

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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