Next Saturday at 1pm central is the start time for the ARRL UHF Contest. It runs 24 hours until 1pm Sun. (UTC times are 1800Z Sat. to 1800Z Sun). All bands from 222 MHz on up are in play. Talking 222, 432, 902, 1296, 2304, 3456, 5 gig, 10 gig and beyond, if you are into the whole laser deal. You still have 9 days to get ready, please help spread the word.
Here’s the link to the ARRL rules and info page: http://www.arrl.org/august-uhf
Like he has for years now, W0UC Paul in EN44 has created a Google spreadsheet where those of us in the Midwest/Great Lakes can post our UHF contest plans. Before I pass the link along (with W0UC’s permission) a few guidelines. Please read these.
1) I know nothing about a Google spreadsheet. I’m just the messenger.
2) Notice on the lower left that there are tabs for both fixed stations and rovers.
3) We kindly ask that with this sheet, the emphasis remains on WI and nearby states. We’re NOT trying to create a nationwide sheet. If you are more than say 300-400 miles from WI, considering doing something similar for your own area. It would be a big boost to V/UHF contesting if there were similar listings for other parts of the USA and Canada.
4) Please spread the word among your V/UHF buddies in WI and nearby states to list your ARRL August UHF Contest plans here: http://tinyurl.com/UHF2014