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Written by RICHARD STAPLES   
Monday, 11 August 2008 22:13

Many of our Club members are very keen on portable and contest operation, particularly on the VHF bands, and have found that these events provide an excellent opportunity to make a lot of contacts during a relatively brief period. As RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW says: "...contesting advances operating skills and promotes friendly rivalry in our hobby. In addition, clubs and individuals ambitions to progress will make technical innovations in order to improve the efficiency of their stations, which helps to advance the self-training aspect of Amateur Radio."

As a Club, we've been posting competitive scores in major national events, including winning the RSGB UK Activity Contest Club Championship four years running.

And as the first-ever winners of this new award for the overall Champion Club of 2009, we donated the trophy for this event. We retained this Trophy in 2010, 2011 and 2012 with a Grand Slam of victories in every section, and also collected the G6NB Trophy as winners of the 2m UKAC.

And we received the congratulations of the contest Adjudicators and the RSGB President for stimulating a tremendous amount of new interest in these events, where the entries were up on the previous year by a factor of two or three times - with a particular concentration in the North-West of England!

Here are some of our recent successes:

Date Contest Notes
Jan-Dec 2013 RSGB UKAC Overall Club Championship 27 Members operating every Tuesday through the year. Runners-up out of 110 Groups (and the leading Club entry)
Jan-Dec 2013 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC
Club Championship
12 Members operating on the third Tuesdays of each month. Runners-up out of 45 Groups (and the leading Club entry)
Jan-Dec 2013 RSGB 432MHz UKAC
Club Championship
25 Members operating on the second Tuesdays of each month. Runners-up out of 73 Groups (and the leading Club entry)
Jan-Dec 2013 RSGB 144MHz UKAC
Club Championship
24 Members operating on the first Tuesdays of each month. Runners-up out of 97 Groups (and the leading Club entry)
Jan-Nov 2013 RSGB SHF UKAC
Club Championship
6 Members operating on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. 2nd on 13cm, and WINNERS on 9cm, 6cm & 3cm and Overall SHF
Jan-Oct 2013 RSGB 70MHz UKAC
Club Championship
15 Members operating on the fifth Tuesdays of the month. Runners-up out of 49 Groups (and the leading Club entry)
July 2013 RSGB VHF
National Field Day
Runners-up in the Low Power Section on 6m & 2m, and 3rd place on 4m. 4th place overall
Jan-Dec 2012 RSGB Overall UKAC
Club Championship
32 Members operating on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. WINNERS (out of 113 Clubs in the country)
and retain The Bolton Wireless Club Trophy
Jan-Nov 2012 RSGB 50MHz UKAC
Club Championship
20 Members operating on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 74 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Nov 2012 RSGB SHF UKAC
Club Championship
6 Members operating on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. 2nd on 13cm & 6cm, and WINNERS on 3cm, 9cm and Overall SHF
Jan-Dec 2012 RSGB 432MHz UKAC
Club Championship
22 Members operating on the second Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 64 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2012 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC
Club Championship
13 Members operating on the third Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 37 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Nov 2012 RSGB 70MHz UKAC
Club Championship
15 Members operating on the fifth Tuesdays of the month. WINNERS (out of 37 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2012 RSGB 144MHz UKAC
Club Championship
24 Members operating on the first Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 92 Clubs in the country)
Nov-2011 - Feb-2012 RSGB AFS Super-League Multiple teams entered on 6m, 160m, 2m, 80m & 70cm
6th place out of 118 Clubs
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB Overall UKAC
Club Championship
37 Members operating on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. WINNERS (out of 97 Clubs in the country)
and retain The Bolton Wireless Club Trophy
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB 50MHz UKAC
Club Championship
21 Members operating on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 56 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB SHF UKAC
Club Championship
5 Members operating on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. 2nd on 13cm, 3rd on 9cm, and WINNERS on 3cm and Overall SHF
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB 432MHz UKAC
Club Championship
26 Members operating on the second Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 70 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC
Club Championship
13 Members operating on the third Tuesdays of each month. WINNERS (out of 32 Clubs in the country)
Mar-Nov 2011 RSGB 70MHz UKAC
Club Championship
17 Members operating on the fifth Tuesdays of the month. WINNERS (out of 31 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2011 RSGB 144MHz UKAC
Club Championship
32 Members operating on the first Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 78 Clubs in the country)
12-Jun-2011 PW 2m QRP G4HGI, M0UFC, M0ICK, G1AEQ, G6GVI, G4MVU, G6HFF & G6MML operating G0BWC/P 5th placed overall
Nov-2010 - Feb-2011 RSGB AFS Super-League Multiple teams entered on 2m, 80m & 70cm
9th place out of 88 Clubs
Jan-Dec 2010 RSGB Overall UKAC
Club Championship
42 Members operating on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. WINNERS (out of 80 Clubs in the country)
and retain The Bolton Wireless Club Trophy
Jan-Dec 2010 RSGB 50MHz UKAC
Club Championship
33 Members operating on the fourth Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 48 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2010 RSGB 1296MHz UKAC
Club Championship
23 Members operating on the third Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 19 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2010 RSGB 432MHz UKAC
Club Championship
31 Members operating on the second Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 46 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2010 RSGB 144MHz UKAC
Club Championship
33 Members operating on the first Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 62 Clubs in the country)
Mar-Nov 2010 RSGB 70MHz UKAC
Club Championship
17 Members operating on the fifth Tuesdays of the month. WINNERS (out of 25 Clubs in the country)
13-Nov-2010 RSGB Club Calls (160m) GX0BWC, GX1ONE plus six other BWC Members' stations
Fourth-placed Club.
2-Oct-2010 432MHz-248GHz G0BWC/P & G1ONE/P operating on 70, 23, 13 & 3cm
5th place in Open Section
13-Jun-2010 PW 2m QRP M0ICK, G1AEQ, G6MML et al operating G1ONE/P
5th placed multi-op and 7th overall
6-Jun-2010 PW 4m QRP M0ICK & G6GVI operating G0BWC/P WINNER
16-May-2010 RSGB May 144MHz M0ICK operating G1ONE/P and G4HGI operating G0BWC/A
WINNER and Runner-up in SO section
1/2-May-2010 RSGB 432MHz Trophy
& 432MHz-248GHz
Operating on 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 10GHz and 24GHz!
7-Mar-2010 RSGB 144/432MHz G1ONE/P (M0ICK) on 2m.
WINNER
of SO Section on 2m and overall
7-Feb-2010 RSGB 432MHz AFS G1ONE/P (M0ICK & G7ROM), G4HGI, G1SWH, G6GVI, G0WTD, 2E0CNJ/P, G2ANC, G6HFF, 2E0UOG, M3ZPJ and G1AEQ operating.
Four teams placed 6th, 10th, 13th and 24th in Club table
Jan-Dec 2009 RSGB Overall UKAC
Club Championship
30 Members operating on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. First-ever WINNERS (out of 60 Clubs in the country) and sponsors of The Bolton Wireless Club Trophy
Jan-Dec 2009 RSGB 432MHz
Club Championship
22 Members operating on the second Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 34 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2009 RSGB UHF
Club Championship
13 Members operating on 23cm on the third Tuesday of each month. WINNERS (out of 13 Clubs in the country)
Mar-Dec 2009 RSGB 70MHz
Club Championship
11 Members operating on the four fifth Tuesdays in the year. WINNERS(out of 18 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2009 RSGB 50MHz
Club Championship
22 Members operating on the fourth Tuesday of each month. RUNNERS-UP (out of 33 Clubs in the country)
Jan-Dec 2009 RSGB 144MHz
Club Championship
24 Members operating on the first Tuesday of each month.
5th place (out of 51 Clubs in the country)
6-Dec-2009 RSGB 144MHz AFS G4HGI, G1ONE/P (M0ICK, G7ROM &G1AEQ), G6GVI, G2ANC and G4HYG operating. 4th place
13-Sep-2009 BATC microwave ATV G6GVI/P on 23cm FM-ATV, assisted by M1NUS: 3rd place
14-Jun-2009 PW 2m QRP G7ROM, M0ICK, M0TXR, G2ANC and G1AEQ operating G0BWC/P
Fourth place in multi-op section, sixth overall
13-Jun-2009 PW 4m QRP G7ROM, M0ICK, M0TXR and G6GVI operating G0BWC/P
Third place
7-Jun-2009 BATC microwave ATV G6GVI/P on 23cm FM-ATV: 3rd place
8-Feb-2009 RSGB 70cm AFS M0ICK, 2E0VBQ, M3RXR, G6GVI, G7ROM, G1AEQ, 2E0UOG & G1EVR 6th and 10th in combined AFS table
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