ATV Activity

Activity Weekends

GW3NWR/P During an Activity Weekend

The BATC organises and co-ordinates a number of activity weekends for ATV operators throughout the year.   The latest information along with information on stations who might be active  can be found on the BATC Forum

The aim of activity weekends is to provide a focus for ATV Activity.  Any activity – home station or portable – is welcomed.

During 2023 we are running Activity Ladders for 70 cm and 6 cm.  The ladders can be found at and .

Upcoming Activity Weekend and Contest Dates:

Activity weekends in 2023 are confirmed as follows:

March 18/19 – BATC Activity Weekend 70cm + 23cm
April 15/16 – BATC Activity Weekend 2m & Down + 23cm (coincides with Veron event)
May 13/14 – BATC Activity Weekend 70cm + 23cm (and all bands IARU Prep)
June 10/11 – IARU Region 1 ATV Contest
July 15/16 – BATC Activity Weekend 6m & 4m + 23cm (Es Special)
August 19/20 – BATC Activity Weekend 6m, 2m, 70cm & 23cm (coincides with Veron event)
September 16/17 – BATC Activity Weekend  13cm & Up + 23cm
October 14/15 – BATC Activity Weekend 2m & Down + 23cm
November 11/12 – BATC Activity Weekend 70cm + 23cm
December 9/10 – BATC Activity Weekend – 13cm & Up + 23cm (coincides with Veron event)


Every June we encourage BATC Members to take part in the IARU International ATV Contest.  The latest Rules for the International ATV Contest can be downloaded here (.pdf).  More information can be found here ; please keep the dates clear in your diary.

The results of previous International contests can be found here:

2022 International Contest Results

The Contest Manager can be contacted on

UK ATV DX records

A list of historical and current ATV DX records can be found at the BATC wiki on this page