ARRL Sept. VHF Contest is Sept. 12-13 + VHF Contesting School Articles

4:30pm  Thur.

The ARRL September VHF Contest is the 2nd weekend of September.  It starts at 1800 UTC time (1pm central) on Sat., Sept. 12th and run 33 hours until 0300 UTC time on Monday (which is 10pm central Sunday night)    All bands from 50 MHz on up into the microwaves are in play.  This will be the last major, multi-band VHF/UHF contest until next January.   Here’s the link to the ARRL rules and info page:

I imagine I will have more info about the contest next week.   What you can do now is start making plans to get on and start talking up the contest to your ham buddies.  Check back in a week or so for the link to the Google spreadsheet where you can view folks contest plans and post your own.

In the meantime, if you want to know more about what a VHF/UHF contest is all about, I humbly refer you to a series of articles I wrote about 5 years back, called VHF Contesting School.

Visit this link for KC9BQA’s VHF Contesting School articles   You are free to share those articles with hams everywhere.  The whole reason exists is to increase on-air activity on bands like 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz.

Because those articles were written back in 2009 or 2010, some of the content may be outdated, in the areas of scoring or rules.  Refer to the ARRL website for current info.

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