IRTS 40 Metres Counties Contest Sunday 8th May 12:00 to 15:00 UTC.

The IRTS 40 Metres Counties Contest takes place on Sunday next, 8th May, from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC.  The contest has Fixed and Portable sections, with two mode options: SSB Only or SSB/CW.  The Rules are here.

A few points to note …

  • Those planning to operate in the portable sections should familiarise themselves with the Requirements for Portable Section Entries
  • Permitted frequencies are: CW 7000-7040;   SSB 7060-7100 & 7130-7175
  • To encourage more CW operation in the mixed mode sections, there is a final score bonus of 1,000 points for any entry that includes at least 10 valid CW QSOs with EI or GI stations
  • There is a suggested CW “centre of activity” of 7022