Welcome to the Bristol Contest Group website

The Bristol Contest Group is an enthusiastic and successful group of Radio Amateurs located in Bristol and Southwest UK. If you would like to know more about Amateur Radio, take a look at the Radio Society of Great Britain website.

Contesting is an activity which develops operating skills, radio knowledge, and station improvement by providing a competitive element to the hobby.

Over the past 25 years we have been prominent in CQ Worldwide contests and RSGB contests such as the 80m Club Championships, Field Days, Affiliated Societies and Islands on the Air (IOTA).

To participate in IOTA contests members of the Bristol Contest Group have travelled to many islands, including: Curacao, Malta, Jersey, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, and Bere Island in County Cork.

As part of the Bristol RSGB Group we have taken part in a wide variety of activities and contests dating right back back to the 1950s.

Our team in Jersey for the Islands on the Air (IOTA) Contest 2011
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Explore the Contest Stories & Pictures section to see more of our activities over the years.

QSL Cards and Information


G6YB and all variants: Via Bureau or direct to G3SWH


PJ2 QSL Cards:

All QSLs for contacts with our group members PJ2/***** via their home calls please.

QSLs for PJ2Y to G3SWH


QSLs for EJ2MT: Via Bureau or direct to Dennis EI6HB (QTHR)