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Contest Nooze from a village East of Norwich.

 

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80m Club Championship:

The 2020 80m CC series has ended and the final results are still awaited.
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The next CC contest will provisionally be SSB on Monday 1st February 2021, starting a new 80m CC series.
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RSGB 80m Autumn Series:
Beginning on Monday 7th September and running through to Thursday 26th November the Autumn Series of nine contests will be held for the 4th year.
NARC finished 3rd in 2017 and 2nd in 2018 & 2019, totally unable to match the large effort put in by the De Montfort University ARS team who have romped away with colossal scores each year.
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Getting off to a good start in September will be of paramount importance, when the 80m propagation still favours inter-G working.
Later, especially in November, past experience shows that evening propagation on 80m is very far from ideal and generally the foF2 Critical Frequency is well below 3.5MHz. It is not the best time to try catching up with the other teams.
If you make use of Jim's excellent Propquest website you may be able to follow the decline in evening time 80m performance as the rest of the year progresses.
http://www.propquest.co.uk/graphs.php
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The Autumn Series rules are very similar to those for the 80m CCs, but be wary of the special rule additions, including a 5 point penalty for transmitting during the 2 minute quiet zone prior to the start of the contest.
Personally, I think it should be a 50 points penalty.
A reminder that Intermediate Licence holders have their scores doubled and Foundation Licensees scores are tripled.
Amazingly in past years this dangling carrot has not been a large enough motivation to encourage large numbers of Foundation and Intermediate licensees to participate. The Autumn series was conceived in 2017 with the hope of introducing more new operators to become involved with contesting, it does not appear to have happened yet.
September dates:
7th September SSB.
16th September CW.
24th September DATA.
Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/rautumn.shtml
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There are no RSGB HF Contests during August.
For other HF contests during August, organised by other national societies visit the website below for the
Contest Calendar by Bruce WA7BNM.
https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php#9858
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This Weekend:
DARC Worked All Europe DX Contest. (CW)
Saturday, August 08, 2020, 0000 UTC until Sunday, August 09, 2020, 2359 UTC

Many contesters consider the WAE DX contest to be the most challenging contest of the year.

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Only intercontinental QSOs between DX and Europe are counted.
The unique feature of QTC-traffic adds another operating challenge to the contest. Here the DX stations transfer to the European stations data of previously logged QSOs. Each of these records counts one additional point for the sender and the receiver, given that the complete record was logged correctly. Thus, a DX station can actually double its score by sending QTCs.
Rules need to be studied:
https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/referat-conteste/worked-all-europe-dx-contest/en/
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RSGB HF SSB Field Day.
Single Operator Only, on Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th September. Single Op. Portable operation is permitted.
SSB FD Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/rnfd.shtml
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RSGB 144MHz Trophy Contest.
The VHF event is usually held on the same weekend as HF SSB FD, 5th & 6th September.
Safety is still of paramount importance and the VHF rules state "Single operator entries only" in all sections.
Single Op. Portable operation is permitted.
Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=144trophy
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VHF UK Activity Contests.
All at 2000 to 2230 Local time.
Tuesday 11th August 432MHz UKAC.
Thursday 13th August 50MHz UKAC.
Thursday 20th August 70MHz UKAC.
Tuesday 8th September 144MHz UKAC.
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VHF Calendar and Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/readcal.pl
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Keep vigilant, remain safe.
73 John G8VPE
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