European VHF/UHF/SHF Activity Contests

If you are looking for prospective times, to be QRV on the VHF, UHF and SHF bands, you should consider the certain monthly trans-regional activity contests. On 23 cm and up it is useful, to arrange skeds in the ON4KST microwave chat and to make use of the latest Version of AirScout (by Frank, DL2ALF) to predict QSOs via aircraft scatter.

Another opportunity for activity are the Digifests each Wednesday, initiated by John, G4BAO, to promote the use of digital modes on the GHz bands.

Monthly Contests

ContestOrganizerDay in MonthTimeBandsRules /
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I.A.C. Italian Activity ContestARI1st Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
2 mRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR1st Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
2 mRules
WNADARC, District N1st Tuesday18:00 - 20:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 19:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 20:00 UTC Nov-Dec
2 m and 70 cmRules
UKACRSGB1st Tuesday20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov-Dec
2 mRules
I.A.C. Italian Activity ContestARI2nd Thursday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
6 mRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR2nd Thursday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
Nov-Dec: 18:00 - 22:00 UTC
6 mRules
UKACRSGB2nd Thursday20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov-Dec
6 mRules
I.A.C. Italian Activity ContestARI2nd Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
70 cmRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR2nd Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
70 cmRules
WSADARC, District O2nd Tuesday18:00 - 20:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 19:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 20:00 UTC Nov-Dec
2 m and 70 cmRules
UKACRSGB2nd Tuesday20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov-Dec
70 cmRules
DUR GHz Activity ContestDUR3rd Sunday08:00 - 11:00 UTC23 cm and upRules
OK VHF/UHF/SHF Activity ContestCzech Radio Club3rd Sunday08:00 - 11:00 UTC2 m to 3 cmRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR3rd Thursday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
4 mRules
UKACRSGB3rd Thursday20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov-Dec
4 mRules
I.A.C. Italian Activity ContestARI3rd Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
23 cmRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR3rd Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
23 cmRules
UKACRSGB3rd Tuesday20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov-Dec
23 cmRules
I.A.C. Italian Activity ContestARI4th Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
13 cm and upRules
NAC Nordic Activity ContestEDR4th Tuesday18:00 - 22:00 UTC Jan-Mar
17:00 - 21:00 UTC Apr-Oct
18:00 - 22:00 UTC Nov-Dec
13 cm and upRules
UKACRSGB4th Tuesday
(Jan-Nov)
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Jan-Mar
19:00 - 21:30 UTC Apr-Oct
20:00 - 22:30 UTC Nov
13 cm and upRules
Journées activitéREFlast weekend Saturday-Sunday
(Apr-Oct)
15:00 - 15:00 UTC Apr-Oct23 cm and up

Annual Contests

ContestOrganizerDay or WeekendTimeBandsRules /
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Winter-BBTBBT1st Weekend in February, Saturday09:00 - 11:00 UTC23 cmRules
Winter-BBTBBT1st Weekend in February, Saturday11:00 - 13:30 UTC
13 cm - 6 cmRules
Winter-BBTBBT1st Weekend in February, Sunday09:00 - 11:00 UTC70 cmRules
Winter-BBTBBT1st Weekend in February, Sunday11:00 - 13:00 UTC
2 mRules
Winter-BBTBBTlast Weekend in February, Saturday09:00 - 13:00 UTC1.5 cm and upRules
Winter-BBTBBTlast Weekend in February, Sunday09:00 - 13:00 UTC
3 cmRules
1st Subregional ContestIARU R11st Weekend in March14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
2nd Subregional ContestIARU R11st Weekend in May14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
Summer-BBTBBTlast Weekend in May, Saturday07:00 - 12:00 UTC1.5 cm and upRules
Summer-BBTBBTlast Weekend in May, Sunday07:00 - 12:00 UTC
3 cmRules
Microwave ContestIARU R11st Weekend in June14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
Alpe Adria UHFÖVSV/HRS/ARI/ZRS3rd Sunday in June07:00 - 15:00 UTC 70 cm and upRules
3rd Subregional ContestIARU R11st Weekend in July14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
Summer-BBTBBT1st Weekend in August, Saturday07:00 - 09:30 UTC23 cmRules
Summer-BBTBBT1st Weekend in August, Saturday09:30 - 12:30 UTC13 cm - 6 cmRules
Summer-BBTBBT1st Weekend in August, Sunday07:00 - 09:30 UTC70 cmRules
Alpe Adria VHFÖVSV/HRS/ARI/ZRS1st Sunday in August07:00 - 15:00 UTC 2 mRules
Summer-BBTBBT1st Weekend in August, Sunday09:30 - 12:00 UTC
2 mRules
IARU R1 VHF ContestIARU R11st Weekend in September14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
IARU R1 UHF/MW ContestIARU R11st Weekend in October14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules
Marconi ContestIARU R1 / ARI1st Weekend in November14:00 - 14:00 UTC VHF/UHF/SHFRules

Miscellaneous

DARC Contest Calendar

UK Microwave Group – Contesting

 

Last Update: 2018-01-19