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Welcome to week nine of NARC’s contest news. 
 
If you would like anything mentioned or have any news please contact me on the email address at the end of this article.
 
Firstly another reminder that the NARC contest net takes place every Friday evening at 9pm clock time on 145.250MHz. This is a useful place to exchange contest information and get help with logging and station setup issues etc.
 
Secondly, an apology If I caused excitement unnecessarily but my misreading of WA7BNM's site last week led me to advertise the all Australian contest last weekend when in fact it was the marginally nearer all Austrian contest!
 
We are always on the lookout for new contesters to add to our team and welcome people of any ability who either wish to add their score to ours or develop their skills.
 
This year we have won the local club section of the CC contest series which runs on 80m including CW, SSB, and RTTY/PSK modes.
 
There have been several contests over the past week in which NARC members have participated.
 
There were no VHF and up contests of note, I heard nothing during the ARRL EME weekend tests but maybe someone else in this club did? I would be interested to hear...
 
On HF Several club members entered the second RSGB 1.8MHz CW contest at the weekend. Conditions and activity seemed pretty good with 132 logs entered in total of which I believe 4 were NARC members.
 
We are active in the Autumn series of 80M RSGB contests at the moment and are currently in overall first place in the local clubs section. We have stretched our lead over Bristol further after the last, leg results and are now 14,823 points in the lead - great work team, hopefully an unassailable position with only the final (CW) leg to be scored which we completed this Thursday. We had a good turnout for this final leg with 15 logs being submitted and good scores throughout. 
 
After the recent results came out for the 50MHz UKAC we are still lying in an overall 16th place but have moved up to 10th place in the 50MHz section. More help please!!
 
Results of the Club Calls championship 1.8MHz AFS have Norfolk in 6th Position.The A team consisted of G4LPP, G3LDI, G3YLA and G8OO and the B team consisted of G8VPE who on his own managed to take his team to 31st place.
 
Upcoming contests in the next 2 weeks:-
 
On VHF / UHF / SHF
 
Before each of the 2m and 70cm UKACs there is an FM leg starting 1 hour before for 55 minutes. I hear almost no activity in this from here but others may have more luck! Rules etc on RSGBCC site.
 
Wed  1st Dec 1900 to 2100, 144MHz FT8 AC.
Sun  5th Dec 1000 to 1400, 144MHz AFS - this is part of the overall AFS league and plenty of entries would be helpful.
Tue  7th Dec 2000 to 2230, 144MHz UKAC
Thu  9th Dec 2000 to 2230, 50MHz UKAC
 
On HF
 
Wednesdays throughout the year, CW ops 1 hour mini tests 13:00, 19:00, Thurs 03:00 exchange Name and G or CWOPS number. 
Also on Fridays 2000 to 2100 and Mondays 0000 to 0100 each week CWops runs the K1USN slow speed CW contests. Any speed up to 20wpm is acceptable. For rules see :- CW OPs SST page this contest is open to anyone.
 
Sat and Sun Nov 27th to Nov 28th CQ Worldwide DX CW contest - this is the annual Big One! See WA7BNM.
Mon 29th Nov RSGB FT4 contest
 
  Then this year there is an Xmas break in the RSGB HF contest series.
 
Dec 3rd 2200 to Dec 5th 1600 ARRL 160m CW contest - See WA7BNM for rules etc.
 
 
All RSGB contest rules and further details plus log submission at RSGB contest site
Look to WA7BMN’s contest calendar for other contests and links to rules etc at WA7BNM weekly contest calendar
A link to John 2E0TWQ’s site’s Narc contest history page - 2E0TWQ's NARC contest results page
 
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73 until next week,
 
Phil G4LPP

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