There are a number of VHF Contests that happen during the month that club members can participate in to bring points to the club. You do not require to be a member of the RSGB to participate in most of these competitions. The main competition is the United Kingdom Activity Contests (UKAC) and happens on the below bands. This runs from January to December.
2 Meters – This typically happens on the first Tuesday of the month and contributes to the UKAC score for West Kent.
70cms – This is is typically in the second Tuesday of the month and again contributes to the West Kent UKAC score.
There are other contests operating on 6 Meters, 4 meters and 23cms.
In addition to the monthly competitions there are one off competitions that happen during the summer for specific bands and members can operate a full contest setup on behalf of the club.
There are also mini series that happen throughout the year to give a final point tally as well. These are the VHF Championships and AFS Super League.
Below are the rankings of the club through the various UKAC competitions by month contributed by members of the club.This does not require RSGB membership in order to take part.
Previous Year’s Positions
|Year||Category||70cm (440Mhz)||2Mtr (144 Mhz)||4Mtr (70 Mhz)||6Mtr (50Mhz)||Overall UKAC|
Current Position by Month
|70cm (440 Mhz)||27||24||23||23|
|2Mtr (144 Mhz)||12||11||14||14|
|4Mtr (70 Mhz)||18||18||18|
|6Mtr (50 Mhz)||17||11||11|
These contests are a combination of club competitons and an opportunity to work from your shack by individual club members, but contributing to the club’s overall position.
|March 144/432 Mhz 2022||Sat 5th / Sun 6th March 2022|
|432 Trophy Contest||Saturday 7th May|
|144Mhz May Contest||21st/ 22nd May|
|50MHz Trophy Contest||18th/19th June|
|144 Mhz Trophy Contest||Sat 3rd / Sun 4th Sept|
AFS Super League
This competition is combined with some HF Contests to give an overal club AFS score. Any member is encouraged to take part to improve the club’s position in the overall AFS score.
|70 Mhz AFS Contest||Sunday 19th September 2021||16th|
|50 Mhz AFS Contest||Sunday 17th September 2021||9th|
|144 Mhz AFS||Sunday 5th December 2021||13th|
|432 Mhz AFS||Sunday 6th February 2022||26th|
The RSGB’s contest page is below for the specific contest rules and times.
Any other members wishing to take part are more than welcome and should contact Andrew – M0JQT if you have any questions on the contests or refer to the website below for more information.