Invicta Contest And Coffee Drinking Group is a group of like minded Radio Amateurs that come together to operate VHF and HF contests.
It was Formed Originally to enter the RSGB VHF National Field Day contest as a offshoot of Maidstone YMCA ARS, But we now operate as a completely separate group with members from several Kent clubs. We now have RSGB affiliation in our own name. This year we plan to expand our contesting activities.
You do not need to belong to any Club but to comply with RSGB rules members must belong to the Contest Group to operate VHFNFD and September HF SSB For the March, May and September 2m Contests Operators must be RSGB members in there own name, We know everyone doesnt want to join the RSGB, but thats the rules.
We welcome new members with or without Contest experience, and at any level of Licence.
As we Operate under a Club Call sign any level of Licence Holder or those on a Foundation training course can operate under supervision.(But as previously stated for March,May and September Contests you must be a RSGB member to operate or log)
We plan to operate 2m, 70cms, 4m, 6m and 23cms Stations in the VHFNFD Contest. We also plan to enter the March, May and September Contests, Also the Low power contests as well.
We have contested in the Past from Capel Battery nr Folkestone, Hope Hill scout campsite nr Meopham and Manston Airfield. We now have a New site the Former Farming World site nr Faversham
The objectives of the group are to try and get as many contacts as possible, with the vein hope of getting somewhere decent up the points table. To consume huge amounts of coffee to stay awake during the contest, 70cm's and 23cm's operators may also require jump starts from time to time. . For this year we also plan not to drop anything, bend anything, or get anything full of water. We dont take our selves too seriously, It would be nice to get a decent score this year, it's achievable with the kit we have and the site. So please come and join us this year, If everything goes wrong and you cant find us on site try the Nearest Pub or Shepherd Neam's brewery vats
Ps. If you name happens to be Ian, you will fit in nicely, as just happens to be the most common name in the Group