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80m Club Championship:

The 80mCC SSB contest took place Thursday evening (25/06/20) and full results have recently been published.

No big surprises in the results, positions remain the same with NARC Nelson in 2nd place and NARC Boudica in 3rd place.

Boudica's score was assisted by the fact that 7 of their 10 logs showed the bonus station G6XX, whereas only four participants in Nelson worked G6XX. Boudica was further aided by a lower number of lost QSOs (UBNs and penalties),

23 losses in contrast to Nelson with 43 losses. However, Nelson still managed to increase their lead over Boudica by a further 845 points by making more QSOs. Nelson is now ahead of Boudica by 11,389 points.

Any threat from Bristol CG now seems to be unlikely since they are trailing Boudica by 12,632 points and only three more contests left.

De Montfort University ARS are topping the table with 99,335 points overall, but the combined scores of Nelson and Boudica stand at 133,321 points, so NARC would still have been a long way ahead had they not divided their efforts into two successful teams.
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The last 80m CC CW session of 2020 is on Monday 6th July at 1900utc
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Coming to your 80m shack soon, for the final sessions:
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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IMPORTANT announcement from the RSGB Contest Committees in the CC News dated 28th June 2020:
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Single Operator Portable operation now appears viable in England, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands / Isle of Man, but both Wales and Scotland currently retain 5 mile movement restrictions which make portable operation impractical for most entrants. However, we expect these restrictions in Scotland and Wales to both have been lifted by 6th July, and so we are preparing to allow Single Operator Portable entries to our contests again from Tuesday 7th July – in time for 2m UKAC and FMAC contests and the HF Low Power contest (19th July).
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All activities must be properly socially distanced with all station activity, including station assembly being carried out by the operator, or only with support from people who are living at the same house. We are not opening up ‘normal’ multi-operator contesting as in section ‘O’ entries at this time. Also, any local COVID-19 restrictions, such as any limitation on access to particular public locations must be strictly observed.
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The Governments’ changes have not been made in time for ‘VHF NFD weekend’, and so ‘Lockdown VHF NFD’ will go ahead as a fixed station contest, and the 3rd Backpackers will also not run that weekend.
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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, but there will be no DX-peditions to remote islands.
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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.
At the moment contests are Single Operator Only, including the SSB HF Field Day on Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th September. See above for Single Op. Portable operation.
SSB FD 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.
There is the possibility of Single Op. Portable operation, see Contest Committee News above.
Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=144trophy
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RSGB 50 MHz Trophy Contest.
This took place 20th & 21st June, the few NARC members operating on 6m were rewarded with some occasional Sporadic E propagation. Awaiting results.
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RSGB 50MHz CW Contest.
This took place on Sunday 28th June, CW only on 6m. A few NARC members were active in the poor conditions.
Awaiting results.
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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 weekend !)
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.
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Special Lockdown rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/2020/VHFNFD.shtml
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The 3rd 144MHz Backpackers Contest will not take place this year.
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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. 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, keep your distance, remain safe and well.
73 John G8VPE
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 CLUB MEETINGS - NARC Live!

During the current Covid-19 pandemic when the club cannot physically meet, the club now broadcasts its own magazine show NARC Live! every Wednesday with news, features and guests.
It is streamed online live from 19.30 BST at the following places:

• Facebook Live:
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• BATC Streaming service:
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The club meets virtually every Wednesday throughout the year in the sixth form centre of the City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, NR4 6PP from 1900-2130.

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