The Radio Society of Bermuda
Contesting in Bermuda:
The following Bermuda Contest information is for
reference only as the contest is no longer being held, at this time. It is possible
the Bermuda Contest may be reactivated in the future, however.
- The annual Bermuda Amateur Radio Contest (BARC) has been held since 1959
and is sponsored by the Bermuda Department of Tourism. It was originally created to
celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Bermuda but, because it was such a success, it has been
held each year since.
- When the contest first began, only amateurs from North America and
the United Kingdom were able to participate, then West Germany was included in 1979.
It was during the same year that awards were also given to the Bermuda
participants. These days, the contest is open to amateur operators around the world.
Click here to see a list of current, and previous,
winners of the Bermuda Contest.
- Rules for local Bermuda contestants
- Rules for contestants not located in Bermuda
Field Day is held at the same time the regular Field Day is held in North America and a
trophy is provided to the winning team at the Annual Banquet in October. There are
also other "field days" held locally, in an effort to promote VP9 activity on
the bands. There is the Challenge Cup and also the Old Timers vs Whippersnappers
- Rules for Bermuda Field Day
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