1:45pm Monday —

   Starting at 1800Z, this Saturday, August 4th, and running for the next 24 hours, we have the ARRL UHF contest. 
   All bands 222 MHz and higher are in play.  Talking 432, 902/903, 1296, 2304, 3456 MHz,  and 5.7 and 10 Gig, (I suppose some areas even have activity on higher bands like 24 GHz and beyond) 
   Here’s the link to the rules:  

   If there was ever a contest that needs a shot in the arm, it’s this one.   Try to get as many UHF’ers as possible on the air this weekend. 
   I’m a poor one to talk, because it looks like the only time I may have this weekend is a few hours Sunday morning.   

   If you’re new to VHF contesting, remember my series of articles called VHF Contesting School.  
    These links are in order from a basic introduction, to antennas, to what bands and frequencies to use, and so on.   VHF Contesting School — Introduction.    Antennas – The Most Important Part of Your V/UHF Station.    What Bands and Frequencies to Use.     How to Log a V/UHF Contest.    Helpful Hints — Being a Smarter Operator.    Go Roving!   Put the Antennas and Rigs in the Mobile.    More Detailed Rover Info.    Rules and Scoring.  
   You are free to share the VHF Contesting School articles with hams everywhere.

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