The Tennessee Contest Group (a.k.a. TCG) 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 one hour 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 wooden plaque, a paper certificate, and of course the recognition of one’s peers. The real prizes are found in the joy of competing, improving over past efforts, and learning from each other along the way. We invite you to consider joining the TCG in the fun and excitement of amateur radio contesting.
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, sharing knowledge and fraternalism. Our goal is to promote radio operating proficiency by conducting programs and activities which advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.”
Our Prime Directive is simple: Have FUN Contesting!
We hope to work you in the contests, and we hope you will consider joining the fun with the TCG!