Taking place at the RSGB Convention in Wyboston near Bedford, England, on October 10th 2009, Contest University (CTU) UK is not only the place where you will learn all the skills and secrets into getting you well under way with your contesting activities, but it also offers experienced contesters the opportunity to learn from others and possibly pick up on some new tips to gain that winning edge over others!
Sponsored by ICOM UK, the event is based on the highly succesful Dayton CTU and will address a UK audience of wannabe, novice, and experienced contesters throughout a double stream programme of classes (Multi Sessions) and interactive workshops (Small Groups). This is the second CTU UK, following a succesful launch in 2008 which saw 125 participants.
This year's programme will be split between Multi-Session (Presentations) and Short-Groups (Workshops/Interactive Sessions). Topics and presenters are as follows:
Contesting for Beginners, Lee Volante G0MTN
Building a Successful Contest Station, Tim Duffy K3LR
Field Day and Portable Contesting, Dave Lawley G4BUO
Introduction to Contest Antenna Applications, Steve Nichols G0KYA and Steve Knowles G3UFY
Logging Software for Contesting, Simon Pearson M0CLW
SO2R Technology and Techniques, Don Beattie G3BJ
DXpedition Contesting, John Warburton G4IRN
Getting Started in RTTY Contesting, Roger Cooke G3LDI
Hints and Kinks for Contesters, Justin Snow G4TSH
The IOTA Contest, Don Field G3XTT
CQWW Contest, Roger Western G3SXW
Getting Started in Contesting, Lee Volante G0MTN
Antennas and Propagation, Steve Nichols G0KYA and Steve Knowles G3UFY
Station Design, Paul Beecham G6PZ
Operating Techniques, Chris Tran GM3WOJ
VHF Contesting, Andy Cook G4PIQ
Contest Adjudication: Behind the Scenes, Jim Martin MM0BQI
To be part of CTU UK 2009, just turn up at the RSGB Convention. Cost for admission to the Convention allows you to attend as many of the sessions as you wish (see www.rsgb.org/rsgbconvention ). All students will receive presentation material on registering on the day. To ensure your space at the lectures and that you receive a pack, turn up early!
Attend at least 5 of any of the sessions to receive a certificate of graduation from Contest University UK!
Thank you, and I hope to see you at CTU UK 2009!
Mark Haynes, M0DXR
CTU UK Director
Contest University Website