Thank you Reed WW3A for passing this along.
To all VHF+ Aficionados,
Several VHF+ events are coming up in the several weeks (including the ARRL 222 MHz & Up Distance Contest – THIS COMING WEEKEND).
We hope you will get on and have fun! Here’s a preview:
- 222 MHz & Up Distance Contest – This coming weekend is second running of the ARRLs new 222 MHz & Up Distance Contest. Do you have gear for 222 MHz or above – even FM? Fire it up! Here are the details. When: August 4-5, 2018 (1800 UTC Saturday to 1759 UTC Sunday). See the event rules and details at: http://www.arrl.org/222-mhz-and-up-distance-contest The event has several competition categories, including Team and ClubCompetitions. The Team Competition requires that teams register before the event. To register, go to: http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/teamreg.php There are two sized teams – Small (2-5 members) and Large (6 to 10 members). Last year we had 6 teams active. Can we top that this year? See the full results at http://www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles – 2017 – 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest.
- 10 GHz & Up Contest – In justover two weeks on August 18-19, 2018 is the first weekend of the ARRL 10 GHz Contest (weekend two is September 15-16, 2018). Operations may take place for 24 hours total on each contest weekend. Each weekend begins at 6:00 AM local Saturday though 12:00 midnight local Sunday. In recent weeks, the San Bernardino Microwave Society had their tune-up event, and the North East Weak Signal Group had their picnic with microwave range testing offer their members opportunity for performance tweaking. If you have gear for 10, 24, 47, 74 GHz or higher these are the weekends to dust them off and have fun. See the full results at http://www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles – 2017 – 10 GHz and Up Contest.
- September VHF Contest – in just over 6 weeks is the ARRL September VHF contest. This event begins 1800 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday (September 8-10, 2018). Plenty of time to make your home, portable or roving plans for the event. All bands and all modes above 50 MHz are allowed. See the full results at http://www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles – 2017 – September VHF Contest.
See the ARRL home page http://www.arrl.org/contest-rules for more information on these and other events.
See also our NEW online certificates page – http://contests.arrl.org/certificates.php – where you can download your current, or several past contest award certificates.
If you have any questions about these upcoming VHF+ events, or anything contest related, feel free to contact me.
Here’s wishing you all very successful late Summer VHF+ contest events…