CW Morse Classes

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80m Club Championship:

The 2020 80m CC series has ended and the final results are still awaited for the last DATA event.
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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.
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 more Foundation and Intermediate licensees to participate. The Autumn series was conceived in 2017 with the hope of introducing 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: SARTG WW RTTY Contest.
Scandinavian Amateur Radio Teleprinter Group.
15th & 16th August. In three separate 8 hour periods:
0000 - 0800 UTC Saturday.
1600 - 2400 UTC Saturday.
0800 - 1600 UTC Sunday.
Rules: http://www.sartg.com/contest/wwrules.htm
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Keep safe.
73 John G8VPE
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