HF Contests

The Society has fielded a team for the AFS series for many years. This contest series is unique in that it comprises four VHF contests (6m, 4m, 2m, 70cm) and four HF contests (160m, 80m CW, 80m SSB, 80m Data).

We also make a regular appearance in the 80m CC contests (February – July) and the very similar 80m Autumn Series (September – November).

We currently only enter one major field event which is SSB Field Day but if we can build a larger team of contest CW operators we will potentially also enter National Field Day.

WKARS HF Contests: 2022
WKARS is intending to enter the following HF contests in 2022 (although at the current time we have insufficient operators to form a team for NFD). If you are a member of WKARS and are interested in entering for the society but have questions about how to do so please contact the HF Contest Manager or any member of the Committee.

DateContestMode(s)WKARS Location
8 January 2022AFS 80m/40mCWFixed
16 January 2022AFS 80m/40mDataFixed
22 January 2022AFS 80m/40mSSBFixed
7 February 202280m CCSSBFixed
16 February 202280m CCDataFixed
24 February 202280m CCCWFixed
7 March 202280m CCDataFixed
16 March 202280m CCCWFixed
24 March 202280m CCSSBFixed
4 April 202280m CCCWFixed
20 April 202280m CCSSBFixed
28 April 202280m CCDataFixed
9 May 202280m CCSSBFixed
18 May 202280m CCDataFixed
26 May 202280m CCCWFixed
4 – 5 June 2022National Field DayCWPortable (see note above)
6 June 202280m CCDataFixed
15 June 202280m CCCWFixed
23 June 202280m CCSSBFixed
4 July 202280m CCCWFixed
13 July 202280m CCSSBFixed
28 July 202280m CCDataFixed
3 – 4 September 2022SSB Field DaySSBPortable
5 September 202280m Autumn SeriesSSBFixed
14 September 202280m Autumn SeriesCWFixed
22 September 202280m Autumn SeriesDataFixed
3 October 202280m Autumn SeriesCWFixed
12 October 202280m Autumn SeriesDataFixed
27 October 202280m Autumn SeriesSSBFixed
7 November 202280m Autumn SeriesDataFixed
12 November 2022Club Calls (1.8MHz AFS)SSB/CWFixed
16 November 202280m Autumn SeriesSSBFixed
24 November 202280m Autumn SeriesCWFixed
Total – 33 contestsP – 02; F – 31
RSGB HF Contest Schedule for Affiliated Clubs

(click to download PDF version of above table)


Further details are available on the RSGB website . All times are UTC. WKARS is Affiliated to the RSGB

International and Single Operator Contests
Individual society members using their own callsigns participate in many other contests organised by the ARRL, IARU, CQ, RSGB and others.