RSGB Announces New FT4 Contests

The Radio Society of Great Britain Contest Committee has announced a series of contests using the new digital mode FT4. The three short-duration events on 80 meters (dial frequency 3575 kHz USB) are aimed at offering experience to FT4 newcomers.

“As this series is experimental, there are likely to be changes as we develop experience with this mode, so please check the rules prior to each event,” the announcement said. The objective is to score as many points as possible based on the distance between stations (subject to a maximum score per contact).

The contests will take place on Monday 2nd September 2019, 1900 – 1959 UTC; Monday 7th October 2019, 1900 – 1959 UTC, and Monday 4th November 2019, 2000 – 2059 UTC.

RSGB Contest Committee - https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2019/r80m_ft4.shtml

WSJT-X 2.1.0 Suite - http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

Online Contest Scoreboards Available for ARRL Field Day

If your club wants to see how its Field Day efforts are faring in comparison with others in your category, check out the Contest Online ScoreBoard. It will be supporting ARRL Field Day. In addition, Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, has developed Score Distributor, which will relay your score to all scoreboards that support the event. Scoreboards can be very attractive to younger operators, in addition to enhancing the fun factor, and they can really motivate teams to keep on the air and active.

ARRL Field Day Contest Results - https://contestonlinescore.com/scoreboard/

YCP Group Taking Part in IARU HF Contest

The Youth Contesting Program are looking for both participants and hosts for the IARU HF World Championship on 13-14th July 2019. The YCP group match wanna-be young contesters with contest stations (Small, medium or large, it doesn't matter), so that the young operators can learn and get experience in, contesting.

The target is to match the operators with stations that are within 3 hours drive of their homes.

Full details and the form to sign-up as a participant or a host is at http://www.yarc.world/ycp.

Youth in Amateur Radio in the US - http://www.yotaregion2.org