Welcome to CTU UK 2009
Taking place at the RSGB Convention in Wyboston near Bedford, England, on Saturday 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! 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 (Short Groups). This is the second CTU UK, following a succesful launch in 2008 which saw 125 participants.
This years programme will be split between Multi-Session (Presentations) and Short-Groups (Workshops/Interactive Sessions). The days programme is planned as follows:
09:15am - CTU UK Welcome, Opening Ceremony
The event will be opened by Mark M0DXR together with Tim K3LR, and representatives from ICOM UK Ian Lockyer and Dave Stockley.
09:30am - Contesting for Beginners, Lee Volante G0MTN
Tea & Coffee
10:45am - Building a Successful Contest Station, Tim Duffy K3LR
11:45am - Field Day and Portable Contesting, Dave Lawley G4BUO
11:45am - Introduction Propagation and Antenna Applications, Steve Nichols G0KYA and Steve Knowles G3UFY
13:45pm - SO2R Technology and Techniques, Don Beattie G3BJ
13:45pm - DXpedition Contesting, John Warburton G4IRN
14:45pm - Getting Started in RTTY Contesting, Roger Cooke G3LDI
14:45pm - Hints and Kinks for Contesters, Justin Snow G4TSH
Tea & Coffee
16:00pm - Getting Started in Contesting, Lee Volante G0MTN
16:00pm - Antennas and Propagation, Steve Nichols G0KYA and Steve Knowles G3UFY
16:30pm - Station Design, Paul Beecham G6PZ
16:30pm - The IOTA Contest, Don Field G3XTT
17:00pm - Contest Adjudication: Behind the Scenes, Jim Martin MM0BQI
17:00pm - Operating Techniques, Chris Tran GM3WOJ
17:30pm - CQWW Contest and WRTC, Roger Western G3SXW
17:30pm - VHF Contesting, Andy Cook G4PIQ
18:00pm - Certificate Presentation and Final Words
This is where attendees are presented with a certificate (see below) and close out of the programme will take place.
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. All students will receive presentation material on registering on the day. To ensure your space at the lectures and to ensure you receive a pack, turn up early!
Attend at least 4 of any of the sessions to receive a Certificate of Graduation from Contest University!
Thank you, and I hope to see you at CTU UK 2009!
Mark Haynes, M0DXR
CTU UK Director