[CCF] FW: [CQ-Contest] Attention European FT4 contesters...

Timo Klimoff timo.klimoff at dnainternet.net
Mon Apr 20 09:40:32 EDT 2020

Hello all

As part of the extra contests called the ‘UKEICC Summer Series’ we are running a new FT4 contest which you might (or might not!) find interesting.

It takes place this Wednesday (22nd April 2020) from 1800z to 1900z on 80m.  Specifically 3576kHz, with 3579kHz and 3582kHz dial frequencies also used if there is sufficient activity. 

One experimental innovation is that stations in this FT4 contest can be ‘non-automated’ or ‘automated’.  Note – ‘automated’ stations should be attended at all times during the 1-hour contest period, to comply with licence conditions. Our limited experience of ‘automated’ FT4 software has shown us that intervention by the operator will almost certainly be required at times. We have absolutely no idea how popular or otherwise this experiment will be.....

The exchange format is your 4-character grid locator only – select the ‘NA VHF Contest’ template.  Cabrillo log upload is via our log submission robot and adjudication is done electronically, with the Results on our UKEICC website around 2015z on the evening of the contest.

As part of our Summer Series, the UKEICC are also running once-a-week, alternating SSB and CW, contests on 80m – please visit https://www.ukeicc.com/80mSS-rules.php for the Rules of these Summer Series events and the FT4 events.

We realise that the timing 18z to 19z is not ideal for everyone, especially contesters outside Europe, but the contest calendars are very crowded at the moment!

73    Chris   GM3WOJ
UKEICC team    

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