(Page Last Updated - Wednesday 25th November 2020)

Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club

VHF/UHF UKAC Contest Calendar for December 2020

Tue       1st Dec 144MHz
Tue       8th Dec 432MHz
Thur   10th Dec   50MHz
Tue     15th Dec  1.3GHz
Thur    17th Dec   70MHz
NO SHF Contest

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Group Photo of a few UKAC competitors at NARSA Rally, Blackpool 28th April 2019

Our thanks to Dave GW4ZAR for the photo

L-R Neil G4OAR, Barry G4KCT & XYL Sue G8SFI, Gordon G8PNN, Peter MM0CEZ, Pete GM4BYF, Stuart M1SMH,
Paul GW0MDQ, Ian GM3SEK & XYL Nadine MM0WNW and Denis G3UVR

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Full RSGB VHF Contest Calendar for 2020  Click


The following results have been announced

50MHz held on the 12th Nov 2020

Click  to read full details

 

Summaries of the General Club Scores results below for the above announced results

plus the overall General Club Scores to the 25th November 2020

There are currently 89 clubs in the General Section & 38 Clubs in the Local Section
with 809 individual stations taking part during 2020

Overall General Club Scores to 22nd November 2020
                 
General Club Scores 
                 
Pos
Club
50
70
144
432
1296
SHF
Total
MHz MHz MHz MHz MHz
1 807 ARO 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 778 5778
2 Northern Fells CG 440 807 674 599 742 1000 4262
3 Wirral & DARC 649 513 578 480 427 308 2955
4 Drowned Rats RG 336 323 475 447 334 171 2086
5 Harwell ARS 222 239 383 377 369 320 1910
6 GMDX 203 293 355 357 230 14 1452
7 Spalding & DARS 109 124 98 109 187 612 1239
8 Medway ARTS 164 71 161 149     545
9 Ripon & DARS 113 63 144 120 4   444
10 Addiscombe ARC 132 117 86 58     393

(Viewing with most Smartphones .. double
tap on the tables above to magnify and
double tap to return to normal)

Quick link to UKAC Results

*  Latest Contest Results for 2020  Click

*  Final Overall VHF Contest Results for 2019  Click

*  Check your latest log upload has been received  Click

*  Check the Claimed Scores list for latest entries  Click

Useful Administration Links :-

*  Print out Paper Log sheet for VHF Contest  Click

*  Log-in to ON4KST chat site here  Click

Enter your paper log on-line here  Click

Upload your Minos computer log file here  Click

*   Download the latest version of Minos .. version 2.3.0.0 (4th January 2020)  Click

*  Find/Check your Maidenhead Locator  Click  enter your post code or options

Read the latest edition of the RSGB Contest Committee Newsletter  Click

Be ahead of the competition !! Must Check links before a contest :-

*  LIVE European Sporadic-E globe update every minute   Click

*  LIVE Northern Hemisphere Auroral Propagation update every minute  Click

*  LIVE DXMAPS 3.3 - QSO/SWL comprehensive real time information Click

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Summary of UKAC Rule changes for 2020
by RSGB VHF Contest Committee Chairman  Andy Cook, G4PIQ

Don't forget to download the latest MINOS software .. (link above)

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Full UKAC Rules for each band can be found below

http://www.rsgbcc.org/vhf/rules/20rules/frameindex.html

2m SSB rules http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=2mukac

2m FM rules https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=2mfmac

4m SSB rules http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=4mukac

6m SSB rules http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=6mukac

70cms SSB rules https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=70cmsukac

70cms FM rules https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=70cmsfmac

23cms Specific rules http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=uhfukac

SHF Specific rules http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_rules.pl?year=2020&contest=shfukac

 

Please be aware that on 2m there are some spot frequencies which are named in the 144MHz Band Plan which it would be wise to avoid for the UKAC contest :-

Firstly, NO SSB below 144.150MHz or you will lose points !

Specifically  144.370 which is the MGM calling Frequency

(MGM is machine generated mode activity such as JT65 and FSK441)

but also consideration should be shown for:-

144.175 Microwave talkback
144.195 to 144.205 Random MS SSB
144.200 Random MS SSB calling frequency
144.250 GB2RS news broadcast .. but not yet heard on a Tuesday night !
144.260 Maybe used for Emergency Communications and Community Events

Finally a link to ALL the current RSGB Band Plans Click here !

April 2019

 

Read .. General advice on UKAC

Read .. WADARC UKAC 2019 activity

Read .. WADARC UKAC 2018 activity

Read .. WADARC UKAC 2017 activity

Read .. WADARC UKAC 2016 activity

Read .. WADARC UKAC 2015 activity

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