Radio Society of Great Britain VHF Contests Committee

2004 Contest Calendar

If the contest name is a hyperlink, it will take you to the results for that contest.

Every 1st Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

144 MHz Activity & Club Championship

SF, O

This contest is scored 1 pt/QSO with QTH locator multipliers (M2) Activity Contest (S8). The Guildford Cup will be awarded to the leading Foundation Station in the year’s 2m activity contest.

Every 2nd Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

432 MHz Activity

SF, O

This contest is scored 1 pt/km with QTH locator multipliers (M2) Activity Contest (S8)

Every 3rd Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

1.3 GHz / 2.3 GHz Activity

SF, O

This contest is scored 1 pt/km with QTH locator multipliers (M2) Activity Contest (S8)

Every 4th Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

50 MHz Activity

SF, O

This contest is scored 1 pt/QSO with QTH locator multipliers (M2) Activity Contest (S8)

Every 5th Tuesday

2000-2230 LOCAL

70 MHz Activity

SF, O

This contest is scored 1 pt/QSO with QTH locator multipliers (M2) Activity Contest (S8)

 

 

 

 

 

11th/25th Jan
8th/22nd Feb
14th Mar

1000-1200

70 MHz Cumulatives

SF, O

Full QTH Information to be sent (S2)
Cumulative contest rules apply (S5)

1st Feb

0900-1500

432 MHz AFS

SF,SO,M

AFS rules apply (S3), 3 stations per team, only fixed stations count towards AFS tables.

6th/7th Mar

1400-1400

March 144/432 MHz

SF,SO,M
6S,6O

Low power stations running 25W or less at the transmitter will be specially identified in the results and the leading and second placed low power stations in each section will receive certificates.

11th Apr

0900-1300

1st 70 MHz

SF,SO,M

Full QTH Information to be sent (S2)

25th Apr

0900-1300

50 MHz

SF,SO,M

Postcode, Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M3)

1st/2nd May

1400-1400

432 MHz - 248 GHz

SF,O

 

1st May

1400-2200

10 GHz Trophy

O

Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
This contest runs concurrently with the first 8 hours of the 432 MHz - 24 GHz event (S6).
The 10 GHz Trophy is awarded to the winner of this contest.

1st May

1400-2200

432 MHz Trophy

SF,O

This contest runs concurrently with the first 8 hours of the 432 MHz - 24 GHz event (S6).
The 1951 Council Cup is awarded to the overall winner of this contest.

9th May

0900-1200

70 MHz CW

SF,O

Postcode & Country multiplier (M1)
Full QTH Information to be sent (S2)

15th/16th May

1400-1400

144 MHz

SF, SO, M,6S,6O

Postcode/Country Multiplier (M1)

16th May

1100-1500

144 MHz Backpackers #1

S, M

Postcode, Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M3)
See separate Backpackers rules.

13th Jun

0900-1300

144 MHz Backpackers #2

S, M

Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
See separate Backpackers rules.
This event is co-ordinated with the first 4 hours of the Practical Wireless QRP contest.

20th Jun 1100-1500 50 MHz Backpackers #1 S, M Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
See separate Backpackers rules.

19th / 20th Jun

1400-1400

50 MHz Trophy

SF,SO,M
6S,6O

Co-ordinated with IARU contest (S7).
Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
The Telford Trophy is awarded to the overall winner of this contest, and the Six Metre Cup to the highest scoring UK single operator entrant.

3rd/4th Jul

1400-1400

VHF NFD

 

See here for full set of rules

4th Jul

1100-1500

144 MHz
Backpackers #3

S, M

Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
See separate Backpackers rules.

11th Jul

1100-1500

50 MHz Backpackers #2

S, M

Postcode, Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M3)
See separate Backpackers rules.

18th Jul

1100-1500

144 MHz Backpackers #4

S, M

Postcode, Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M3)
See separate Backpackers rules.

7th Aug

1400-2000

144 MHz Low Power

SF,SO, M

25W maximum output from the transmitter
Postcode, Country & QTH locator multiplier (M3)

8th Aug

0800-1200

432 MHz Low Power

SF,SO,M

25W maximum output from the transmitter
Postcode, Country & QTH locator multiplier (M3)

22nd Aug

0900-1500

70 MHz Trophy

SF,SO,M

Postcode & country multipliers (M1). The VHF Managers Trophy is awarded to the winner of section 'M' and the Four Metre Cup to the winner of section 'O'.

4th/5th Sep

1400-1400

144 MHz Trophy

SF,SO,M, 6S, 6O

Co-ordinated with IARU contest (S7)
The Thorogood Trophy is awarded to the winner of section S, and the Mitchell-Milling Trophy to the winner of section M of the contest.

5th Sep

1100-1500

144 MHz Backpackers #5

S, M

Country & QTH Locator Multiplier (M4)
See separate Backpackers rules.

    144 MHz Backpackers Championship    

19th Sep

0900-1300

2nd 70 MHz

SF,SO,M

Full QTH Information to be sent (S2)

2nd/3rd Oct

1400-1400

432 MHz - 248 GHz IARU

SF, O

Co-ordinated with IARU contest (S7)

2nd Oct

1400-2200

1.3/2.3 GHz Trophies

SF, O

These contests run concurrently with the first 8 hours of the IARU contest(S6, S7).
The VHF Contests Committee cup is awarded to the winner of the 1.3 GHz contest, and the G6ZR Memorial Trophy to the winner of the 2.3 GHz event.

17th October

0900-1300

50MHz

SF,SO,M

Postcode, Country and QTH locator multipler (M3)

6th/7th Nov

1400-1400

144 MHz CW Marconi

SF, O

The RSGB and European Marconi Memorial events run concurrently (S7)

7th Nov

0800-1400

6 hour 144 MHz CW

SF, O

This event runs in the last 6 hours of the European contest (S7)

5th Dec

0900-1700

144 MHz AFS

SF,SO,M

AFS rules apply (S3), 5 stations per team, only fixed stations count towards AFS tables.

26th/27th/28th/
29th Dec

1400-1600

50/70/144/432 MHz Christmas Cumulatives.

SF, O

Cumulative contest rules apply (S5)
Score at 1 pt / QSO (S1).
QTH locator multipliers (M4) applies, and the same multipliers may be claimed for credit on each band on each day.

   

VHF Championship

   

Key to sections :- S - Single Operator; M - Multi Operator, SF - Single Operator Fixed, SO - Single Operator others, 6S Six hour single operator fixed, 6O - Six hours others

Logs should be submitted within 16 days of the end of the contest by e-mail to vhf.entry@rsgb.org.uk, or by post to VHFCC, c/o 5 The Howsells, Lower Howsell Road, Malvern, WR14 1AD.