After pausing for a year, the 2021 ‘Raus auf UKW!’ will take place on 28th December.
The date has been moved due to the change of rules in the RSGB Christmas Cumulatives, which is “one day - one band” now and 144 MHz will be on 28th. The event has always aimed at -besides having s2s fun- working stations across The Channel, so from the continental view the traditional date would be no good any more.
“Raus auf UKW!” (Out on VHF!) was first held on 29th December 2016 when there was good tropo condx from the continent to the UK coinciding with the RSGB CC contest. From then on, the event took place on the same date every year. Being an DL-focusing event for some years, the 2019 edition was widely noticed by the SOTA public due to -again- fb tropo condx. Lots of s2s contacts were made.
I alerted for 1300 utc, so there’s gonna be one hour for s2s QSOs before the band getting crowded with the start of the CC.