Radio Society of Great Britain VHF Contests Committee

Radio Society of Great Britain VHF Contests Committee

Postcode Districts

The district codes are based on the first two letter of the postcode of your operating location. (Single letter codes eg B have been padded out to two letters eg BM). The description column is for guidance only.

Districts in blue can be counted in VHF contests three times when calculatng multipliers or bonuses. In the case of DG and TD, regardless of whether the station contacted is in England or Scotland. See general rules 7d and 7e.

The district in red can be counted in VHF contests six times as multipliers and bonuses. 

AB Aberdeen
AL St Albans
BM Birmingham
BA Bath
BB Blackburn
BD Bradford
BH Bournemouth
BL Bolton
BN Brighton
BR Bromley
BS Bristol
BT Belfast
CA Carlisle
CB Cambridge
CF Cardiff
CH Chester
CM Chelmsford
CO Colchester
CR Croydon
CT Canterbury
CV Coventry
CW Crewe
DA Dartford
DD Dundee
DE Derby
DG Dumfries
DH Durham
DL Darlington
DN Doncaster
DT Dorchester
DY Dudley
EL London E1 - 18
EC London EC1 - 4
EH Edinburgh
EN Enfield
EX Exeter
FK Falkirk
FY Blackpool
GS Glasgow
GL Gloucester
GU Guildford
GY Guernsey
HA Harrow
HD Huddersfield
HG Harrogate
HP Hemel Hempstead

HR Hereford
HS Outer Hebrides
HU Hull
HX Halifax
IG Ilford
IM Isle of Man
IP Ipswich
IV Inverness
JE Jersey
KA Kilmarnock
KT Kingston upon Thames
KW Orkney
KY Kirkcaldy

LP Liverpool
LA Lancaster
LD Llandrindod Wells
LE Leicester
LL Llandudno
LN Lincoln
LS Leeds
LU Luton
MR Manchester
ME Medway
MK Milton Keynes
ML Motherwell
NL London N1 - 22
NE Newcastle upon Tyne
NG Nottingham
NN Northampton
NP Newport
NK Norwich
NW London NW1 - 11
OL Oldham
OX Oxford
PA Paisley
PE Peterborough
PH Perth
PL Plymouth
PO Portsmouth
PR Preston
RG Reading
RH Redhill
RM Romford
SD Sheffield
SA Swansea

SE London SE1 - 28
SG Stevenage
SK Stockport
SL Slough
SM Sutton
SN Swindon
SO Southampton
SP Salisbury
SR Sunderland
SS Southend on Sea
ST Stoke on Trent
SW London SW1 - 20
SY Shrewsbury
TA Taunton
TD Tweed
TF Telford
TN Tonbridge
TQ Torquay
TR Truro
TS Teeside
TW Twickenham
UB Uxbridge
WL London W1 - 14
WA Warrington
WC London WC1 - 2
WD Watford
WF Wakefield
WN Wigan
WR Worcester
WS Walsall
WV Wolverhampton
YO York
ZE Shetland Isles

A downloadable postcode checklist is available here.

If your operating site has a postal address, you can look up the postcode in a Royal Mail postcode directory (probably available in the local library), or call Royal Mail on 0845 7111222 (a local call) during business hours.

If your site doesn't have an obvious postal address, the same number (0845 7111222) should still be able to help you - you will need to tell them the name of the nearest town or village. Remember it's only the postcode 'area' you need in Royal Mail-speak.

UK&CD postcode maps are available from good bookshops - published by Bartholomew amongst others.

If all else fails - it's quite OK to use your best guess. Don't give the contest a miss because you can't be sure you have the right postcode for your hilltop site