Post Your ARRL Jan VHF Contest Plans here

12:15am Thur.

As mentioned already in Jan 3rd, 2016 post here at kc9bqa.com, the ARRL January VHF Contest is the last weekend of January.  It starts at 1800 UTC time (1pm central) on Sat., Jan. 30th 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 is the first major VHF/UHF contest of 2016.   Other biggies are in June, July and September.   Here’s the link to the ARRL rules and info page: http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf

Talk up the contest and help get more signals on the air.  Refer hams to this blog, if they need more info.  For instance, check out the post above entitled VHF Contesting School Articles.   You are free to spread this info to hams everywhere.

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 VHF 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)  Even if you’re part-time or you don’t know exactly when you can be on, post your general intentions anyway.  This is fun, not a legally binding contract.  :)
4)  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.
5)  Please spread the word among your V/UHF buddies in WI and nearby states to list your ARRL September VHF Contest plans here:   http://tinyurl.com/vhfss2016
6)  Because this is an interactive spreadsheet, remember to check back from time-to-time and view updated plans from both fixed stations and rovers.

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