Enter Your ARRL Sept. VHF Contest Plans Here

   8:35pm Wed.

   The ARRL VHF Contest on the weekend of Sept. 14-15th.   http://www.arrl.org/september-vhf    It starts at 1pm on Sat., Sept. 14th and runs until 10pm on Sun., Sept. 15th.  All bands 50 MHz and up are in play.  Start spreading the word now to your ham buddies.   This contest often has band enhancement — late summer and fall are the best times for tropo.  Especially in the evenings and mornings. 

    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 September VHF Contest plans here: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvU0R8d2qq2DdGVST0dBM3RmZHd4aUQyaGFkaFdCQ2c#gid=0

One Response to “Enter Your ARRL Sept. VHF Contest Plans Here”

  1. Bruce Richardson W9FZ Says:

    Hi Todd:

    I’ll be roving out in Oklahoma mostly this year. I’ll be on the 98th Meridian starting at the TX/OK border just east of Wichita Falls. (EM03/13/14/04) Then I’ll track northward to catch EM05/15 just west of OKC on Sun morn. And then Sun afternoon and eve I’ll be at the KS/OK border area for EM06/16/17/07.

    These will be all new grids for me as I pursue CSVHFS Reverse VUCC/r endorsements.

    Yes, I ginned up “Midwest Mania!!” again for the 5th year. I make updates to the website every night as I get inputs. I must admit I’m not hearing back from folks like I expected. Puzzled by that.
    http://www.w9fz.com/midwestmania13/

    Thanks for your promotion efforts!
    Hope 6m opens–that would be a good skip range for us.
    73
    Bruce Richardson W9FZ/R