What is the Tennessee Contest Group?

The Tennessee Contest Group is a group of Amateur Radio operators (hams) who enjoy operating in competitive radio sporting events or "Contests." The contests range from world-wide 48-hour events with tens of thousands of participants to smaller regional events which may be as short as 30 minutes in duration. The goal of most contests is to contact as many other participants on as many amateur radio bands as possible. The "prize" for doing well in contesting is usually nothing more than a paper certificate, a plaque, or simply the recognition of one's peers. The true rewards are found in the joy of competing, improving over past efforts, and learning from each other along the way.

Our purpose, as stated in our Club Constitution and By-Laws is to promote radio contesting.

"We the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the Tennessee Contest Group..." "It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote hobby knowledge, fraternalism and individual/team operating efficiency, and to conduct club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community."

There are no dues. Our Prime Directive is simple: Have FUN Contesting!

We hope to work you in the contests, and we hope you will consider joingin the fun with the TCG!

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