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Contest University UK sponsored by ICOM UK

Do you want to learn about Contesting? Have you ever wanted to brush up on your contesting skills? Are you new to Amateur Radio and want to get involved with the exciting and fast paced action of contesting?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then welcome to Contest University UK!

To be held at the HF Convention at the Wyboston Lakes Centre in Bedfordshire, on Saturday 11th October 2008, Contest University UK is the place where you will learn all the skills and secrets to start your journey in becoming a Contester.

Contest University UK is based on the highly successful course first held in Dayton, Ohio last year where 120 students successfully participated and completed a day-long course covering the main topics associated with contesting.

The main topics of Contest University UK will be:

- The joy of Contesting
- The various contest categories
- Antennas
- Propagation
- Station Layout - Strategy
- Contest Operating Procedures

Classes will be presented by some of the UK’s most experienced contesters, and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions after each module.

The course is free to attend! There will be handouts and certificates available for attending 4 out of the 7 presentations. If you would like to attend, please just turn up on the day.

If further information is required beforehand, please contact course director, Mark Haynes M0DXR (see above picture) by email at:

‘Contest University proved a success at Dayton last year,’ said Ian Lockyer Marketing Manager of Icom UK Ltd. He added, ‘I know that its UK counterpart will be just as successful.’

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