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Contest Nooze from a village East of Norwich.
(Week 28)

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80m Club Championship:

The 80mCC CW contest took place Monday evening (06/07/20) and full results are expected soon.
There are a few surprises in the RAW results, with both 3As CG and Bristol CG having a final flourish in the last CW session and overtaking both NARC teams. Overall positions at the top remain the same with De Montfort University ARS in 1st place, NARC Nelson in 2nd place and NARC Boudica in 3rd place.
Raw result predictions, 80mCC CW:
De Montfort University ARS 6309 points.
3As CG 5708 points.
Bristol CG 5693 points.
NARC Nelson 5391 points.
NARC Boudica 5208 points.
Scores will go up or down when the full results take into account the UBNs and the bonus points for working G6XX.
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Coming to your 80m shack soon, for the final sessions:
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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RSGB Contest Committee special conditions for Single Operator Portable operation.
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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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.
Power limits have changed for this year with the 3W limit section now increased to 5W maximum but the 10W limit remains for QRO.
Only single operator entries will be accepted. Single Op. Portable operation is possible, provided that the latest guidelines from the RSGB contest committee are followed.
Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/rqrp.shtml
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RSGB 70MHz Trophy contest.
Sunday 19th July from 1000 to 1600utc.
Single operator entries only, Fixed station or /P (see above guidelines).
Rules:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=70trophy
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RSGB IOTA Contest.
Saturday and Sunday 25th & 26th July will be held in a slightly different format this year.
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 large DX-peditions to remote islands.
Modified Rules at:
https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml
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RSGB HF Contests take a break during August, but VHF events continue.
There are 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.
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.
Again, caution and safety is 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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RSGB 50 MHz Trophy Contest ( 20th & 21st June ) Results.
NARC members operating on 6m were rewarded with some occasional Sporadic E propagation.
Results have been published and Phil G4LPP managed a very creditable 24th place out of 51 entries in the 24hour section with 63 QSOs.
G8VPE with just a token entry in the 6hour section managed 77th place with 7Qs, and there's always one that got away, this time it was ES1BH (not in log) which would have considerably boosted my score.
The best DX was around breakfast time on Sunday morning with Es to the Baltic region and to Ukraine
Both stations worked Val UY1HY (well known in CWops) for best DX at 2185km.
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RSGB 50MHz CW Contest. ( Sunday 28th June )
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 14th July 432MHz UKAC.
Thursday 16th July 70MHz UKAC.
Tuesday 21st July 1.3GHz UKAC.
Tuesday 4th August 144MHz UKAC.
Thursday 13th August 50MHz 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 took place last weekend, 4th and 5th July.
So far only Phil G4LPP has submitted entries on behalf of NARC.
Phil participated on 4 bands, 50MHz, 70MHz, 144MHz and 432MHz. Well done Phil !
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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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