VHF Contest Calendar 2017


VHF Contest Calendar 2017

This calendar is provisional. All times, dates and rules are subject to change

  • new short low power FM contests aimed at newcomers on 4m, 2m and 70cm which will run in the hour prior to the UKAC events (1900 – 2000) on those bands

Day-by-day calendar

Date (2017)
Time
UTC
Contest Name
Sections
Notes/Special Rules *SCC Allowed
Every 1st Tuesday
1900 -2000
2000-2230
(Local)
144MHz UKAC
AO AR AL
  • low power FM contest on 2m which will run in the hour prior to the UKAC event
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Every 2nd Tuesday
1900 -2000
2000-2230
(Local)
432MHz UKAC
AO AR AL
  •  low power FM contest on 70cm which will run in the hour prior to the UKAC event
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Every 3rd Tuesday
2000-2230
(Local)
1.3GHz UKAC
AO AR AL
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Every 2nd THURSDAY
(Jan-Nov Only)
2000-2230
(Local)
50MHz UKAC
AO AR AL
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Every 4th Tuesday (Jan-Nov Only)
2000-2230*
(Local)
SHF UKAC
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Every 3rd Thursday
1900 -2000
2000-2230
(Local)
70MHz UKAC
AO AR AL
  •  low power FM contest on 4m which will run in the hour prior to the UKAC event
Locator Squares – Locators in which a UK station has been worked count as double multipliers (M7) , Activity contest (S8) , Club Championship (S9)
Sun 5 Feb.
0900-1300
432MHz AFS

O SF
Affiliated Societies contest (S3)
Sun 26 Feb.
1000-1200
70MHz Cumulatives #1
O SF
Cumulative contest (S5)
Sat 4-Sun 5 Mar.
1400-1400
March 144 432MHz

O 6O SFSO 6S
Yes
Sun 12 Mar.
1000-1200
70MHz Cumulatives #2
O SF
Cumulative contest (S5)
Sun 2 Apr.
0900-1200
First 70MHz Contest
O SF
Sun 9 Apr.
0900-1200
First 50MHz Contest
O SF
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3)
Sat 6 May.
1400-2200
10GHz Trophy Contest
Countries and Locators (M4) , Runs concurrently with the first few hours of an RSGB 24 hour event (S6)
Yes
Sat 6 May.
1400-2200
432MHz Trophy Contest

O SF
Runs concurrently with the first few hours of an RSGB 24 hour event (S6)
Yes
Sat 6-Sun 7 May.
1400-1400
May 432MHz-248GHz Contest
O SF
Yes
Sun 14 May.
0900-1200
70MHz Contest CW

O SF
Post Codes and Countries (M1)
Sat 20-Sun 21 May.
1400-1400
144MHz May Contest

O SF SO6S 6O
Post Codes and Countries (M1)
Yes
Sun 21 May.
1100-1500
1st 144MHz Backpackers
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3) , Special Backpackers Rules (Backpacker)
Sun 28 May.
1400-1600
70MHz Cumulatives #3
O SF
Cumulative contest (S5)
Sun 11 Jun.
0900-1300
2nd 144MHz Backpackers
Countries and Locators (M4) , Special Backpackers Rules (Backpacker)
Sat 17-Sun 18 Jun.
1400-1400
50MHz Trophy Contest

Countries and Locators (M4) , Runs concurrently with all or part of an IARU co-ordinated contest (S7)
Yes
Sun 25 Jun.
1400-1600
70MHz Cumulatives #4
O SF
Cumulative contest (S5)
Sun 25 Jun.
0900-1200
50MHz Contest CW

O SF
Sat 1-Sun 2 Jul.
1400-1400*
VHF NFD
Special Rules for VHF NFD (VHFNFD)
Sun 2 Jul.
1100-1500
3rd 144MHz Backpackers
Countries and Locators (M4) , Special Backpackers Rules (Backpacker)
Sun 16 Jul.
1000-1600
70MHz Trophy Contest

O SO SF
Post Codes and Countries (M1)
Sat 5 Aug.
1300-1700
4th 144MHz Backpackers
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3) , Special Backpackers Rules (Backpacker)
Sat 5 Aug.
1400-2000
144MHz Low Power Contest

O SF SO
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3) , 25W max. transmit o/p power, (Low Power Contest)
Sun 6 Aug.
0800-1200
432MHz Low Power Contest

O SF SO
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3) , 25W max. transmit o/p power, (Low Power Contest)
Sun 13 Aug.
1400-1600
70MHz Cumulatives #5
O SF
Cumulative contest (S5)
Sat 2-Sun 3 Sep.
1400-1400
144MHz Trophy Contest

O SF SO6O 6S
Runs concurrently with all or part of an IARU co-ordinated contest (S7)
Yes
Sun 3 Sep.
1100-1500
5th 144MHz Backpackers
Countries and Locators (M4) , Special Backpackers Rules (Backpacker)
Sun 17 Sep.
0900-1200
Second 70MHz Contest
O SF
Sat 7-Sun 8 Oct.
1400-1400
Oct 432MHz-248GHz Contest
O SF
Runs concurrently with all or part of an IARU co-ordinated contest (S7)
Yes
Sat 7 Oct.
1400-2200
1.2GHz Trophy / 2.3GHz Trophy

O SF
Runs concurrently with the first few hours of an RSGB 24 hour event (S6)
Yes
Sun 22 Oct.
0900-1300
50MHz AFS Contest

O SF
Post Codes, Countries and Locators (M3) , Affiliated Societies contest (S3)
Sat 4-Sun 5 Nov.
1400-1400
144MHz CW Marconi

Runs concurrently with all or part of an IARU co-ordinated contest (S7)
Yes
Sun 3 Dec.
1000-1600
144MHz AFS

SF O
Affiliated Societies contest (S3)
26-29 Dec
1400-1600
50/70/144/432MHz Christmas Cumulatives Contest
SF O
Countries and Locators (M4) , 1 Point per QSO (S1) , Cumulative contest (S5)