MKARS Easter QSO Challenge

NEWS FLASH ……………………………….WINNERS!  Tim, G6GCM and John 2E0JPO


Our popular QSO challenge is back this weekend. The challenge will run over the Easter weekend for everyone to work as many club members as possible on 70cm, 2m, 6m and 10m bands.
Contacts can be made using FM, SSB, FT8 or CW. QSOs must be made outside of the club nets (but could be before or after the net period). For a contact to be valid, both parties must submit an entry.

The challenge runs from 00:00 on Thursday 14th April until 23:59 on Monday 18th April.

This period includes the 6m SSB activity contest 8-10:30pm on Thursday where you will find the MKARS contest team!

You can use any means to publicise your activity times or setup skeds such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Club nets etc. eg G8IXK will be calling CQ on 28.4 USB Friday from 5pm.

All QSOs should be made in accordance with the RSGB band plans. You can operate from home, mobile or portable.

Entries should ideally be made using the spreadsheet (attached to this post) and was emailed to club members along with the April newsletter, but a CSV file is acceptable too (your call, their call, date dd/mm/yy, band, mode e.g. G8IXK, G6GEI, 15/04/22,2m, FM

The entry must be in the format shown. Contacts between members will only score once on each band. Certificates will be awarded to the member with the largest number of contacts for each license class.

All entries must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 24th April by email to

Make sure that your QSO partners submit their entry too!

Link to spreadsheet [Once open click File – Download – Microsoft Excel to download a copy to your device]

Brendan, G8IXK