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RSGB Contests in August 2015

RSGB CONTESTS in August 2015

(by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY)

Saturday  1st August 2015  144MHz Low Power Contest  1400 – 2000 UTC
Saturday  1st August 2015  4th 144MHZ Backpackers Contest  1300 – 1700 UTC
Sunday  2nd August 2015  ROPOCO CW (3.5MHz)  0700 – 0830 UTC
Sunday  2nd August 2015  432MHz Low Power Contest  0800 – 1200 UTC
Tuesday  4th August 2015  144MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Sunday  9th August 2015  70MHz Cumulative Contest #5  1400 – 1600 UTC
Tuesday  11th August 2015  432MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Wednesday  12th August 2015  80m Club Sprint Contest (CW)  1900 – 2000 UTC
Wednesday  18th August 2015  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  25th August 2015  50MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  25th August 2015  SHF UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC except 2.3GHz  1930 – 2130 UTC
Thursday  27th August 2015  80m Club Sprint Contest (SSB)  1900 – 2000 UTC

* times vary per band

The full 2015 RSGB contest calendars and rules for the above contests are available here (HF) and here (VHF).

RSGB Contests in July 2015

RSGB CONTESTS in July 2015

(by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY)

Saturday-Sunday  4th-5th July 2015  VHF NFD  1400 – 1400 UTC *
Sunday  5th July 2015  3rd 144MHZ Backpackers Contest  1100 – 1500 UTC
Monday  6th July 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (CW)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Tuesday  7th July 2015  144MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  14th July 2015  432MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  21st July 2015  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Wednesday  15th July 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (SSB)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Sunday  19th July 2015  Low Power Contest  0900 – 1600 UTC
Sunday  19th July 2015  70MHz Trophy Contest  1000 – 1600 UTC
Wednesday  23rd July 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (data)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Tuesday  28th July 2015  50MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  28th July 2015  SHF UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
except 2.3GHz 2030 – 2230 UTC

* times vary per band

The full 2015 RSGB contest calendars and rules for the above contests are available here (HF) and here (VHF).

RSGB Contests in June 2015

RSGB CONTESTS in June 2015

(by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY)

Monday  1st June 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (data)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Tuesday  2nd June 2015  144MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Saturday-Sunday  6th-7th June 2015  HF NFD (CW, 1.8/3.5/7/14/21/28MHz)  1500 – 1500 UTC
Tuesday  9th June 2015  432MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Wednesday  10th June 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (CW)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Sunday  14th June 2015  2nd 144MHZ Backpackers Contest  0900 – 1300 UTC
Tuesday  16th June 2015  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Thursday  18th June 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (SSB)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Saturday-Sunday  20th-21st June 2015  50MHz Trophy Contest  1400 – 1400 UTC
Tuesday  23rd June 2015  50MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  23rd June 2015  SHF UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
except 2.3GHz 2030 – 2230 UTC
Sunday  28th June 2015  50MHz CW Contest  0900 – 1200 UTC
Sunday  28th June 2015  70MHz Cumulative Contest #4  1400 – 1600 UTC
Tuesday  30th June 2015  70MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC

The full 2015 RSGB contest calendars and rules for the above contests are available here (HF) and here (VHF).

RSGB Contests in May 2015

RSGB CONTESTS in May 2015

(by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY)

Saturday-Sunday  2nd-3rd May 2015  May 432MHz – 248GHz Contest  1400 – 1400 UTC
Saturday  2nd May 2015  432MHz Trophy Contest  1400 – 2200 UTC
Saturday  2nd May 2015  10GHz Trophy Contest  1400 – 2200 UTC
Monday  4th May 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (SSB)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Tuesday  5th May 2015  144MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Sunday  10th May 2015  70MHz CW Contest  0900 – 1200 UTC
Tuesday  12th May 2015  432MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Wednesday  13th May 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (data)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Saturday-Sunday  16th-17th May 2015  May 144MHz Contest  1400 – 1400 UTC
Sunday  17th May 2015  1st 144MHZ Backpackers Contest  1100 – 1500 UTC
Tuesday  19th May 2015  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Thursday  21st May 2015  80m Club Championship Contest (CW)  1900 – 2030 UTC
Sunday  24th May 2015  70MHz Cumulative Contest #3  1400 – 1600 UTC
Tuesday  26th May 2015  50MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Tuesday  26th May 2015  SHF UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
except 2.3GHz 2030 – 2230 UTC

The full 2015 RSGB contest calendars and rules for the above contests are available here (HF) and here (VHF).

G3MGQ’s Month on the Air January 2015

Phil, G3MGQ has sent through his ‘Month on the Air’ for November which contains lots of DX information including contests to look out for and some to avoid. Enjoy this months edition of Month on the Air.

RSGB 2nd 1.8MHz Contest (CW)

RSGB_Logo1400pixThe RSGB top-band contest is not only very popular it is also just around the corner, being held on the 15th-16th November 2014 so its time to put the key to work. The RSGB’s 2nd 1.8MHz contest is always held on the 3rd full weekend in November each year and this year promises to be an excellent contest to take part in.

Top-band contests are highly competitive and challenging, with DX often available. 160m contesting is a sure-fire way of testing the skills and limits of any operator and his/her station.

Stations outside Europe are to work European stations only and stations within Europe may work everyone.

Note: Contest Call Signs (SCC) are now allowed in this contest.

Participating operators should note that the score from the RSGB’s 2nd 1.8MHz contest contributes to the RSGB HF Championship for UK entrants.

G3MGQ’s Month on the Air November 2014

Phil, G3MGQ has sent through his ‘Month on the Air’ for November which contains lots of DX information including contests to look out for and some to avoid. Enjoy this months edition of Month on the Air.

October 2014’s Month on the Air by G3MGQ

Phil, G3MGQ has sent through his latest edition of  ‘Month on the Air’ which contains interesting and sometimes, avoidable, DX contest stations operating throughout October.  Go and download your .doc copy of Month on the Air and keep it close to hand near your station!

RSGB Contests for November 2014

RSGB CONTESTS in November 2014

Saturday – Sunday  1st – 2nd November 2014  144MHz Marconi Contest 1400 – 1400 UTC
Tuesday  4th November 2014  144MHz UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC
Saturday  8th November 2014  Club Calls Contest (1.8MHz AFS) (SSB) 2000 – 2300 UTC
Tuesday  11th November 2014  432MHz UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC
Wednesday  12th November 2014 80m Club Sprint Contest (SSB) 2000 – 2100 UTC
Saturday – Sunday  15th – 16th November 2014  2nd 1.8MHz Contest (CW) 2100 – 0100 UTC
Tuesday  18th November 2014  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC
Tuesday  25th November 2014  50MHz UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC
Tuesday  25th November 2014  SHF UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC
Thursday  27th November 2014 80m Club Sprint Contest (CW) 2000 – 2100 UTC

Compiled by by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY.

RSGB Contests for October 2014

RSGB CONTESTS in October 2014

Saturday  4th October 2014  1.2/2.3GHz Trophy Contest 1400 – 2200 UTC
Saturday – Sunday  4th – 5th October 2014  October 432MHz – 248GHz Contest 1400 – 1400 UTC
Sunday  5th October 2014  21/28MHz Contest (CW, SSB & mixed) 0700 – 1900 UTC
Tuesday  7th October 2014  144MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Wednesday  8th October 2014  80m Club Sprint Contest (CW) 1900 – 2000 UTC
Tuesday  14th October 2014  432MHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Sunday  19th October 2014  50MHz AFS Contest 0900 – 1300 UTC
Tuesday  21st October 2014  1.3GHz UK Activity Contest  1900 – 2130 UTC
Thursday  23rd October 2014 80m Club Sprint Contest (SSB) 1900 – 2000 UTC
Tuesday  28th October 2014  50MHz UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC *
Tuesday  28th October 2014  SHF UK Activity Contest  2000 – 2230 UTC *

* Please note that the UTC times for the 50MHz & SHF UKACs are an hour later than for the other October UKACs. This is to ensure that, despite the clocks going back, the UKACs take place at a consistent clock time throughout the year.

Compiled by Quin G3WRR & John G3XDY.

G3MGQ’s Month on the Air

Prepared by the clubs RSGB trainer, G3MGQ, you will find the latest DX contests including the ones to shoot for as well as ones to give a wide berth. Why not download the latest edition of Month on the Air and enjoy your DX just that little bit more.

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Vital Spark Archive

Vital Spark newsletter articles

Take a look through a large selection of articles written by club members over the years which have been published in the monthly Vital Spark newsletter .

Used Ham Radio Equipment

View HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list..

Every four weeks, HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list is updated on the site. Bookmark the gear for sale page to re-visit easily and take advantage of the used equipment on sale through the club.

Club Photographs

HERC Image Galleries.

Here is the official HERC photograph archive which contains multiple image galleries spanning several decades since the club was formed many years ago. Enjoy the images!

UK Amateur Radio Repeaters

UK repeaters

Click button above for full list, or a local repeater callsign below for info.

GB3EB 2m in Uckfield- Active
MB6EB 2m DStar Node in Eastbourne - Active
MB6RY Wires-X DigiGate in Broad Oak - Active
GB3HE 70cm in Hastings - Active
GB7HE 70cm DStar in Hastings - Coming soon
GB3ZX 70cm in Eastbourne - Low Power
GB3JT 23cm ATV in Hastings - NoV cleared
GB7RY 70cm X-Wires Repeater Rye - Active
GB7ES Eastbourne - DSTAR Rpt. - Active
GB3ES 2m in Hastings - Active

For a complete list of repeaters, head over to
the UK Amateur Radio repeaters list.

Popular pages

Get your amateur radio licence - Find out more about amateur radio licence training.
Month on the Air - G3MGQ's popular monthly DX contest/expedition list.
Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup - The clubs annual operating event in the memory of Wilf Gaye M0GYE.
St. Richard's College Buildathon/STEM/ARISS - HERC attends St. Richard's Catholic College for their various events surrounding the Tim Peake ARISS contact.
G3BDQ - John Hey's Rare QSL Cards.
Sussex Electronics Radio Fair - SERF Sussex Electronics Radio Fair 2016.
Vital Spark - A selection of articles re-published from the Vital Spark.
RSGB News - Find out how to get RSGB news on your mobile or PC.
Experimenters Corner - A selection of Proteus projects by Bob Gornal (G7DME)
BBADL - Bath Based Distance Learning Course.
Conquest Hospital Radio - Presented by HERC member Antony (G4CUS).
Radio Rallies 2016 - An up to date list of radio rallies scheduled for 2016.
Club QSL Cards - A selection of QSL cards the club has received over the years.
Other Newsletters - Excellent newsletters and magazines from other clubs.
TX Factor episodes - Take a look at the TX Factors YouTube videos.
John Taplin - A bio of the late John Taplin.

Amateur Radio Resources

Other Radio Clubs & RAYNET

BSARS - Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society

RAYNET - The Hastings and Rother RAYNET Group.

HERC members sites

Sigord - Gordon Sweet
Hastings Radio Comms - Andrew Haas-Campbell
Hoofbags - Liz Costa

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