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Contest Nooze from a village East of Norwich.
(Week 26)

 

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80m Club Championship:

The 80mCC SSB contest took place Thursday evening (25/06/20) and as the contest entry deadline will be not until 23:59utc on Friday 26th any predictions of the results would not be possible yet.

At the moment 19 logs seems to be the total number of logs from both NARC teams, 9 logs from Nelson and 10 logs from Boudica.

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Contacts were plentiful again but many complaints ensued about the high noise levels and could have been due to the thunderstorms brewing over in the west of the UK and over nearby Europe.

G8VPE only managed 26 Qs after he snoozed through the first half hour of the contest, so I didn't get anywhere near a previous all time best of 53Qs in 2018.

The bonus station this time was G6XX .

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The propquest.co.uk website indicated that the foF2 critical frequency stayed above 4MHz from the start of the contest, continuing with good 80m propagation until the end. Just what we needed for some good NVIS inter-G operation on 80metres.
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The results for the 80m CC CW on Wednesday 10th June have been published.
The 11 logs score submitted by Boudica has dented Nelson's 9 logs score this time.
I think that UBNs and penalties played a large part in Nelson dropping so many points compared to Boudica who scored slightly less QSOs but had a lower error rate.
Nelson suffered a points loss equivalent to 61 Qs (-7.26%),
Boudica only attracted a loss of 35 Qs (-4.22%).
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Overall positions remain unchanged for the top 4 clubs.
Nelson has worked into a virtually safe 2nd place behind De Montfort University ARS in 1st place.
Boudica is almost assured of a 3rd place finish at the end of the series.
Boudica is still 10732 points in front of Bristol and it would seem that the final top 3 placings are already fixed.
Just one more CW session on Monday 6th July left, one more SSB session and a DATA session for the grand finale.
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Coming to your 80m shack quite soon:
80m CC CW - Monday 6th July.
80m CC SSB - Wednesday 15th July.
80m CC DATA - Thursday 23rd July. (Final CC event in 2020).
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RSGB FT4 Contests:
Monday 27th July is the next RSGB FT4 contest.
Monday 28th September FT4.
Monday 19th October FT4.
Monday 16th November FT4 (Last one).
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HOPE QP.
The second series of daily mini contest events has been very popular with some of our local club members who are using a variety of the modes on offer, CW seemingly the most popular. This second series ends on Friday 25th June.
Many amateurs safeguarding at home are full of gratitude to the RSGB Contest Committee members for organising these events at such short notice.
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RSGB Low Power Field Day. (single op. only)
Sunday 19th July on 20m, 40m and 80m from 0900utc to 1600utc, with a 1 hour break from 1200utc to 1300utc.
Rules on the HF Contest Calendar indicate that this contest will go ahead but only single operator entries will be accepted.
Power limits have changed for this year with the 3W limit section now increased to 5W maximum, the 10W limit remains for QRO.
Check the rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/rqrp.shtml
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RSGB IOTA Contest.
Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th July will be held in a slightly different format this year.
Modified Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml
It will be exclusively for Single Operators using their home stations.
Single Operator Fixed “Island” or “World” Stations are eligible to enter.
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RSGB HF Contests traditionally take a break for the whole of the month of August, but VHF events continue.
There are still other HF contests during August, organised by other national societies.
For details visit the website below for the Contest Calendar by Bruce WA7BNM.
https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php#9858
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RSGB HF SSB Field Day.
It would be safe to assume that all HF contests will be run as Single Operator Only, including the SSB HF Field Day on Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th September.
HF Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/rnfd.shtml
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RSGB 144MHz Trophy Contest.
The VHF event usually held on the same weekend is the RSGB 144MHz Trophy contest 5th & 6th September.
Again caution and safety is of paramount importance and the VHF rules state "Single operator entries only" in all sections.
Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=144trophy
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It looks like "normal" field days may be abandoned for the rest of 2020.
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RSGB 50 MHz Trophy Contest.
This took place last weekend (20&21/07/20), the few NARC members operating on 6m were rewarded with some occasional Sporadic E propagation.
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RSGB 50MHz CW Contest.
This weekend on Sunday 28th June 0900utc to 1200utc CW only on 6m.
Once again, all sections will be Single Operator Only.
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VHF UK Activity Contests.
All at 2000 to 2230 Local time.
Tuesday 7th July is the 144MHz UKAC.
Thursday 9th July is the 50MHz UKAC.
Tuesday 14th July is the 432MHz UKAC.
Thursday 16th July is the 70MHz UKAC.
Tuesday 21st July is the 1.3GHz UKAC.
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VHF Calendar and Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl
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Please also read the General rules for VHF & higher contests:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/20rules/General.shtml
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RSGB Lockdown VHF Field Day Contest
This will take place with a difference on the weekend of 4th and 5th July from 1400utc Saturday to 1400utc Sunday.
This year it will be a single operator fixed station only contest, no portable operation.
Each of the bands will have a 2 hour allocation, except 144MHz which will be 3 hours duration.
50MHz 1400 to 1600utc Saturday.
70MHz 1700 to 1900utc Saturday.
1.3GHz 0500 to 0700utc Sunday.
432MHz 0800 to 1000utc Sunday.
144MHz 1100 to 1400utc Sunday.

Special Lockdown rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/2020/VHFNFD.shtml
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The 3rd 144MHz Backpackers Contest runs concurrently on Sunday 5th July at 1100 to 1500utc.
Special Rules apply:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/2020/BACKPACK.shtml
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The Contest Net runs every Friday evening at 2000utc on 145.250MHz for anyone needing help and advice or on-air testing. Setting up for N1MM+ Logger and getting started in RTTY/PSK can be a bit tricky but guidance is possibly available. If no direct assistance is needed then a short contest related discussion normally takes place before Ovaltine and bedtime.
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Keep vigilant, remain safe and well.
73 John G8VPE
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