I imagine some visitors here are unsure of how to “do” a V/UHF Contest. Well way back in the archives (early-mid Jan 2010) I found the links you need. These articles are not fast food. It’ll probably take a good half hour or more to read, re-read and digest them. Some will probably have honest differences with some of what I say and that’s fine. But I love contesting, and V/UHF contests always can use more activity. The pace is not nearly as hectic as you may be used to on the HF contesting side.
You are free to pass this info along to anyone who might be interested. There’s 5 weeks until the busy summer contest season starts, so right now is a good time to get educated.
These links are in order from a basic introduction, to antennas, to tips, rover operation, logging, scoring. The whole 9 yards is in here.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1677 VHF Contesting School — Introduction.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1689 Antennas — The Most Important Part of Your V/UHF Station.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1700 What Bands and Frequencies to Use.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1717 How to Log a V/UHF Contest.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1727 Helpful Hints — Being a Smarter Operator.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1737 Go Roving! Put the Antennas and Rigs in the Mobile.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1740 More Detailed Rover Info.
http://kc9bqa.com/?p=1750 Rules and Scoring.
Enjoy! Again, feel free to pass this on to anyone you can think of. If you have questions or comments, email me or use the “comment” feature here on the website.