(Page Last Updated - Wednesday 29th July 2020)

Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club

VHF/UHF UKAC Contest Calendar for August 2020

Tue       4th  Aug  144MHz
Tue     11th  Aug  432MHz
Thur    13th  Aug   50MHz
Tue     18th  Aug   1.3GHz
Thur     20th Aug    70MHz
Tue      25th  Aug        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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Full RSGB VHF Contest Calendar for 2020  Click


This week the following result has been announced :-

432MHz held on the 14th July 2020

Click  to read full details

 

The following are the General Club results for 432MHz and the overall positions on all bands to the 29th July 2020.

There are currently 81 clubs in the General Section & 38 Clubs in the Local Section with 717 individual stations taking part.

(Results below now only cover up to the top 10 teams)

Overall General Club Scores to 29th July 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 783 5783
2 Northern Fells CG 411 701 659 604 782 1000 4157
3 Wirral & DARC 738 561 627 547 538 488 3499
4 Drowned Rats RG 408 353 553 523 400 151 2388
5 Harwell ARS 229 230 422 434 416 172 1903
6 Spalding & DARS 124 147 111 116 170 783 1451
7 GMDX 191 252 339 363 213 20 1378
8 Medway ARTS 168 71 172 165     576
9 Ripon & DARS 103 55 141 121 4   424
10 Addiscombe ARC 168 116 75 62     421

(Viewing with most Smartphones .. double
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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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