Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club

RSGB UK Activity Contests

VHF/UHF UKAC Contest Calendar for April 2020

Tue    7th   Apr  144MHz
Thur   9th   Apr    50MHz
Tue   14th   Apr  432MHz
Thur   16th  Apr    70MHz
Tue    21st   Apr   1.3GHz
Tue    28th  Apr        SHF
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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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We have some new club members who have recently joined WADARC and are keen to

support us in the UKAC Contests.

So a Big welcome to Andy GD0AMD, David G8LZE, David G8ZRE,

 Mike G0CDA, Simon MW0XAD and David G4KQH.

We hope you have lots of fun and thank you all in advance for your support and points.

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Full RSGB VHF Contest Calendar for 2020  Click


The latest contest result to be announced is for :-

50MHz held on 12th March 2020

Click  to read full details

This Page Updated 31st March 2020

 

The following are the General Club results, on the left for 432MHz while on the right the Top 20 overall positions to the 25th March.

There are currently 60 clubs in the General Section & 34 Clubs in the Local Section with 481 individual stations taking part.

Congratulations to Andy GD0AMD/P for winning his second full score of 1,000 points in the 2m Restricted section

earlier this year.   "Great score Andy .. Well done from us all."

50MHz UKAC 12th March 2020   Overall General Club Scores to 31st March 2020
                               
General Club Scores    General Club Scores 
                               
Pos  
Club
 
Total
 
Pos
Club
Total
1
807 ARO
6,997 11,250 7,877 26,124   MHz MHz MHz MHz MHz
2
Wirral & DARC
7,558 7,546 8,458 23,562   1 807 ARO 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 841 5841
3
Drowned Rats RG
5,249 5,031 3,850 14,130   2 Northern Fells CG 389 640 497 439 890 1000 3855
4
Northern Fells CG
3,450 3,237 3,487 10,174   3 Wirral & DARC 902 658 604 585 529 425 3703
5
Addiscombe ARC
1,671 2,547 2,516 6,734   4 Drowned Rats RG 541 561 590 469 408 106 2675
6
Harwell ARS
912 1,784 1,670 4,366   5 Harwell ARS 167 272 359 430 512 403 2143
7
Medway ARTS
689 1,904 1,743 4,336   6 Spalding & DARS 144 177 116 134 257 954 1782
8
Bittern DX Group
692 1,670 1,505 3,867   7 GMDX 58 141 176 278 196   849
9
Spalding & DARS
934 1,830 989 3,753   8 Medway ARTS 166 70 146 160     542
10
St Tybie ARS
727 729 846 2,302   9 Addiscombe ARC 258 177 54 43     532
11
Ripon & DARS
297 409 1,005 1,711   10 St Tybie ARS 88 171 8 23 48   338
12
Verulam ARC
  538 1,153 1,691   11 Hinckley AR & ES 25   111 111 39   286
13
GMDX
1,000 125 385 1,510   12 Ripon & DARS 65   103 99 11   278
14
Norfolk ARC
604 0 451 1,055   13 Bittern DX Group 148   56 60     264
15
Travelling Wave CG
900 0 51 951   14 Verulam ARC 65 64 81 35     245
16
Flight Refuelling ARS
319 264 220 803   15 Workington &DARC   67 40   94 24 225
17
Stratford-upon-Avon & DRS
220 283 198 701   16 Flight Refuelling ARS 31 32 49 64     176
18
Hinckley AR & ES
  151 513 664   17 South Birmingham RS     17 15 58 77 167
19
Sands CG
    582 582   18 Travelling Wave CG 36 56   58     150
20
Lincoln SWC
132 189 253 574   19 The Vulture Squadron CG     69 73     142
              20 Kings Lynn ARC   4 39 89     132

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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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